Player Community Participates in Old School RuneScape Development

Old School Runescape

Jagex has announced that a wildly successful community poll is driving the next development milestone in Old School RuneScape. In December 2022, developers set up a poll to determine the next feature to bring into OSRS. Over 190,000 players participated and voted to add the MMO’s first-ever new skill. According to Jagex, this is the most successful poll in OSRS’s 15-year history.

All new content added to Old School RuneScape must have majority player approval before it enters development. Since the poll launched in December 2022, over 190,000 players voted on the future of the fantasy MMOs skill base, a record for voter turnout. As explained in Old School RuneScape’s community blog, with over 80% approval, this means that the new skill will enter Community Consultation to determine what type of skill players want. 

Once the decision to add a new skill was made, developers sent out an in-depth survey to gather data on what skills players want most. The survey due date is January 31st, when devs will begin analyzing the results. Additionally, a Community Panel of 100 players will be on hand in Discord to provide feedback to the dev team about which proposed skill they most want to add.

OSRS Skill Roadmap

Learn more on the Old School RuneScape official site.

About Old School RuneScape

Launched on desktop in 2013, and now also on mobile devices, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Tournaments, where winners receive huge cash prizes and membership.

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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