If you are reading this with a goal to Abosolutly rip on WoW then I think you need to go here... http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/trial/ Caution You may jizz in ur pants when u see difference from runescape
Ok guys Im not here to start an uproar I like WoW more than runescape So this may Seem Biased to most people But in the end I Will Prove this with Cold Hard Facts. And First up on the Menu we have....!
The Graphics Battle!!
Now Lets Discuss.. I think everyone can Agree that WoW beats the hell outta Runescape When it comes to graphics Now I was Lenient and actually found a argument worthy picture of Runescape HD for you guys to Discuss so Go at it! I say right now that Wow is winning
Next up is the most conflicted subject... Leveling. Now I have seen tons of different points of view but here is what I think. From both Games Perspective.
Now in runescape you have 25 skills (correct me if im wrong). Now arguably these skills take over a month to achiev 99 for the average player. Obviously less for the skilled players and botters. So theres 1 problem and other skills can take 2+ months to achiev 99 and can cost ALOT of money (farming, Slayer, Herblore, Dungeoneering, Summoning). Thats another problem games takes too much dedication. Now for a video game I believe that is far too long!! Although the skills do payoff in the end with a lovely CAPE! and if ur good enough u can get it trimmed! YIP YIP!??
Now WoW is a little less complex when it comes to Leveling. You Pick a Race and a Class then Bam your journey begins. Besides your regular levels you have 2 Primary Professions (i.e Mining, Blacksmithing, skinning, tailoring, enchanting) Now these professions can be easily closed to max out because when your leveling you will be provided with more than enough materials, So no farming for materials they will come as you level! Getting to max level takes about 2-3 months for the average player to hit lvl 80 (85 soon) So yeah Ill let you decide.
Overall I think we can say WoW wins this aswell because you dont constantly kill the same old creatures over and over again as you try to level up 25 different things to a max level of 99 which takes years to do!
Weapons and Armour
I feel no need to discuss this because Im pretty sure ICC alone has more Variety of weapons and armour then entire runescape. For you guys who dont know what ICC is, It is a 10 man or 25 man Raid that takes around 10 hours to complete (not done all at once obviously unless ur good and no life it). Go onto runescape and get 25 people to unite and travels through raids and kill very complicated bosses that require you to do more then switch protection prayers and never take any damage... It cant be done Sorry guys XD
Now this Can be another conflicted area. IN runescape You have about 100-150 quests, I can guarantee you will Do more quests leveling from 1-40. Althought runescapes quests are longer and sometimes harder But then again there are guides that make everything read and go So yeahh...... Wows quests are easier Mostly go kill so may of these and collects these and runescapes Quests are more of do 1 billion things and oh yeah here ur reward 10k coins and a Silver light sword.. O wait kid u forgot the quest point YIPEE??? yeah ok runescape u got that one!
This Guys Has 3 Different Phases and Multiple deadly attacks If anyone messes up he pretty much picks your raid apart 1 by 1 and you guys must start over from beginning
This Guys Hits with melee and Range 1 guys prays melee and everyone else prays range and pretty much takes no damage. He also has 3 followers that do pretty much nothing but give free loot...
1 more comparison should convince everyone:
This guy is one of the Easier bosses named Festergut, He is pretty much a damage Race Everyone mst do around 125,000 DPS ( damage per second ) or group is gonna fail... Noob Proof Boss!!!
One of the more harder Bosses in the game, this guy uses 3 attacks But if u hide behind a wall he can only use 2 attacks which you see coming from a mile away and protect from them I give you JAD!!!
EDIT: Pic not working so heres Link: http://media.photobucket.com/image/J...c_duck/Jad.gif
People of Sythe I think everyone can Agree that the Auction House works the GE in every way. No set prices, and players have complete control of the economies. The players decide the prices of items. We dont have stupid merching clans raising prices of remedial items such as ranarr seeds to prices out of this world for the sake of themselves and no one else.. With the Auction house It is a conpetitive place to buy and sell good with a rather stable price range. We have no one to tell us what prices of items should be If we wanna sell and item for 1k gold we can and Blizzard wont sit there to tell us "HEY thats way to much ok Ill fix that for you. You must pay 4k gold for this" I have seen server economies fall apart because they are run by idiots but then some servers have stable economies. If you play on TrollBane Alliance like me We have an In-Game council Who helps regulate prices and we have said to have the best economies out there!!
Customer Support, Better Servers, Better Gaming
The Runescape World (server pretty much) holds 2,000 players. Now this is good and bad one it is good because less people to lagg servers, 2 because you can switch worlds and bring your character with you. Now in wow we have servers but you cannot switch servers without paying a Fee of 25$ (some cases free). THis is bad because we know everyone has friends who may play on different servers and you will have to pay to play with them. But at the same time this is good, Say some idiot decides to scam you you report him to blizzard but they do nothing (not usually the case blizz is on top of this stuff). You go to trade chat and tell pretty much everyone That this guy is a scammer, If he is a level 80 Most likely his good name is gone people wont want to raid with you nor will they want to trade with you, So gf scammer pay 25$ go to a different server and reset your reputation and start from scratch its not worth it point blank so play fair. You scam someone in runescape which is virtually impossible now and you hop world ignore the person and never see him again Jages does shit!
You lose your account or it gets hacked in runescape and someone drops all you shit tough titty try to recover and earn 3 months worth of playing back... same thing happens in wow You call blizz talk to a REAL person they take down some info and minutes later they give you all your items back and your account and Bam no hurt done. Its simple things like this that make a game great.
Its everywhere is runescape We all know this, whereas in wow Botters usually get caught in minutes and are banned very few people bot and thy pay the ultimate price.
Obviously wow has a better team of people working on the game and ALOT more funding as it is a paid game but lets get more into depth. As I recall back in 2005 I believe correct me if im wrong. Runescape had 500,000 players on daily. The game was flourishing people it was the god of all video games, PK'ing was the best thign to happen to us internet nerds! Then they snatched that from us. They toke the only thing we loved And now they hand us some sorry excuse for PK'ing known as bounty hunter. FUCK YOU JAGEX!!!
Also We cant even trade our friend Fucking gold because they are so scared about goldsellers well once again FUCK YOU JAGEX cause i got a fucking xfer method Bitches.... WoW on the other hands doesnt give a flying fuck about gold sellers because what happens is Gold sellers Farm items Sell them to other players for Massive amounts of gold then they sell you they same Fucking gold right back does anyone see this?? Its the same fucking gold in rotation on the server!! economy un hurt by gold seller virtually, Blizzard says they are catching them but I have inside sources that say these companys Send Blizzard some financial Agreement (bribes) and blizzard turns a blind eye to that particular seller How else would someone be able to buy 40k gold and it slip by blizzards eye??