This coming November (2018) the Mining and Smithing beta is slated to be released. Jagex has a checkered past when it comes to beta launches. The first widespread beta was RuneScape 2. Other betas have included: RuneScape HD, EoC, HTML5, RuneScape3, and finally mobile. These betas were largely carried out to gain community support. What should the goal be of a beta for both Jagex and the player base?

The Elephant in the Room: The EoC Beta

What can be done to prevent another “EoC” style beta?

A RuneScape Test Server

In-House Player Testing

The Mining & Smithing Beta

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