Back to Getting Started
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Creating Your Account
- 3 Designing Your Character
- 4 Game Modes
- 5 Training Combat
- 6 Obtaining Untradables
- 7 Practicing Skills
- 8 Fighting Bosses
- 9 Earning Money
- 10 Purchasing
As you step into the world of OS-Scape, you'll notice it's very close to Old-School RuneScape. In fact, we've aimed to keep as close to the original as possible while giving it our own unique twist to make it a private server you'll never forget.
Most of the shops, facilities and points of interest are at the location you'd find them at on RuneScape. There are some exceptions to this, but you'll discover them as you progress through the game.
Creating Your Account
When you first start the game, you're being prompted your username and your password. Since you're reading this, you're most likely new to OS-Scape.
To create your own account, begin by typing any username and a secure, strong and unguessable password. If you decide to re-use or use an insecure password, you're more likely to fall victim to hacking!
When the username you have decided to use is not taken yet, your account will be created. If someone else has already taken the username, you'll be shown the screen on the right. It simply means that account is already registered, and tells you to use a different username. Be creative!
Designing Your Character
When you've managed to register a username of your own, it's time to design your character. Note that if you're unsure if you typed your password correctly, you can quickly set your password again with the password command.
As you log in for the first time, you'll find yourself on the tutorial island we've all once been at, most likely. A screen will show up, asking you to design your looks. Fear not, these are not permanent and can always later on be changed through the Makeover mage.
Use the buttons on the screen to change your appearance, gender and skin tone and press accept when you're ready to start your new adventure.
One of the key aspects of the economy server is that there's different game modes for each with a different playstyle. Whether you're looking for fast training with almost zero grinding, there's the Laid-back gamemode for you. Are you a more serious player, in need of a challenge? You will surely enjoy Realism. Looking for an inbetween? Pick Classic! Below we've outlined what each mode offers, and the penalties.
You can at all times change your gamemode to an easier mode only. This means that if you've decided to go Realism, you can go back to Classic or Laid-back. If you've chosen Classic, you can switch to Laid-back. There's no way you can go from Classic to Realism ever again or from Laid-back to any of the other modes! Choose wisely, as it's a one-way decision!
Laid-back is the fastest gamemode. You'll be granted 1,000x combat XP compared to real RuneScape, and 20x skilling XP. This gamemode is the fastest, but has it's disadvantages. It may seem tempting to be max combat really quick, but it has its downsides:
- 1,000x Combat experience;
- 20x Skilling experience;
- Lower chance on barrows loot;
- Monsters less commonly drop caskets;
- A reduced drop rate on monsters and bosses;
- Lower chance to get skilling pets.
If you're a PK'er, this may be your go-to gamemode. It's fast to train combat and for someone seeking the thrill in the Wilderness you'll most likely be best off with this. However, if you're a PvM'er you may regret it later on!
Classic is more or less the default gamemode you see on most private servers. It offers you 250x combat XP and 20x skilling XP. It's just as fast in skilling as in Laid-back, but it's slower in combat.
- 250x Combat experience;
- 20x Skilling experience;
- Normal drop rates on barrows, monsters and bosses;
- Normal casket drop rate from monsters;
- Slightly reduced chance on getting skilling pets;
- 3 times as many slayer points after tasks.
Realism is the gamemode of the brave-hearted. This gamemode provides only 10x combat XP and 10x skilling XP. That's a tricky challenge, but that's being compensated by a few factors.
- 10x Combat experience;
- 10x Skilling experience;
- Improved drop rates on barrows;
- Chance to get double loot at monsters and bosses;
- Slower drain rate of prayer in PvM;
- Kill count in God Wars is reduced;
- More commonly casket drops from monsters;
- 5 times as many slayer points after tasks;
- Increased chance on skilling pets.
This gamemode certainly isn't an easy pick, but very much worth the time you'll spend on grinding your statistics. There are more benefits added to Realism as the game progresses, so think twice before neglecting this mode as useless!
Once you've picked your gamemode and set up your character's looks, it's time to begin playing! The first thing to notice is the Teleportation Wizard found in the major cities. This wizard has a large amount of options which can take you to the places you'll find most content at, or other noteworthy points of interest.
A list of teleports are:
Gaining your first levels
The first few levels can easily be gained by teleporting to the Goblin Village from the teleportation wizard. You can find the option under Basic Teleports, then Goblin Village. These goblins are around level 5, barely ever hit you and are quick experience in the early levels.
They don't drop anything significant besides caskets, but at this point that's not too important. Gaining a great bank is something for later on, when you're skilled enough to combat the bigger and better monsters OS-Scape offers!
When you've reached about level 20 to 30 in your combat skills, it might be a good moment to move on. Teleport back home using the Home teleport spell and restock on supplies before going on the next path. When you've gotten yourself a new batch of food, talk to the wizard again, yet this time select Basic Teleports and then Rock Crabs.
Rock crabs are level 13 creatures, with very low accuracy and defence yet 50 hit points, meaning great experience for little cost of supplies! You might find yourself banking once or twice because they do commonly drop some gems which may be useful later on when you're training crafting. If the place you're at is too crowded, move onto either the east part or the west part, depending on the one you're at. They're both populated with rock crabs and are identical.
Reaching Higher Grounds
There will be a time where Rock crabs are no longer significant experience, and you'll find the need to move on to different monsters. From here, you can go two ways. You can either continue killing the same monster over and over again, or you can start Slayer. Slayer is a great skill that spices up training combat by having yourself assigned a large set of possible tasks. The reason this was not covered until now is because at lower levels Slayer is not as significant. To really benefit from Slayer, a combat level of around 60 is recommended.
At this level, you should head over to the Edgeville dungeon and have yourself assigned a task by Vannaka. These tasks are generally speaking not long, nor difficult but may take you some time depending on the task itself.
Untradables can only be obtained through the Warriors' Guild minigame. A more in-depth tutorial can be found at the Warriors' Guild page. The shop contains many items, such as the Fire cape, Defenders and Void armour. Animated armour sets are killed to obtain tokens, while these tokens are used in the shop.
It is possible to skip a part of the grind by purchasing tokens through the web store.
Skilling is similar to OldSchool Runescape: you obtain resources while leveling a specific skill doing so. It is possible to obtain logs through Woodcutting, or burn them through Firemaking. There is a variety of skills available and you are free to choose whichever you like. Our Wikipedia offers some simple guides to help you through all the different skills.
A full list of all bosses on OS-Scape can be found here. These bosses are the ones you can find on the OldSchool Runescape game as well. If you think you are strong enough, do not hesitate to try one of these bosses! Beware though, some are found in the wilderness only, where PKers are lurking around to ease their bloodlust.
Bosses are a great way to earn money, as most bosses drop specific high-end items (such as the popular Godswords from God Wars & the Toxic Blowpipe from Zulrah).
- Outline a few money making methods
- Wilderness caskets
We offer a variety of items through our web store, which you can use to support our game and creators. The store contains mostly cosmetic items (such as masks, halos & gilded armour), but also some valuable items (such as ecumenical keys and robin hood hats).