Which is better runescape or maplestory? I know that Runescape is indisputably better than maplestory. Runescape clearly has more rewarding quests. In addition , there are many different skill's you can train. Runescape doesnt take long to load since it is a browser based mmorpg , you dont have to download anything, updates dont take that long, unlike maplestory. Also, runescape, unlike maplestory , has inummerable minigames to take part of. There is more. Runescape provides a useful clan chat option , which allows for easier clan organization and group activities. That is all. I will describe every extra runescape feature in even more detail , then , we need to compare things that maplestory and runescape offer.There is one thing many people forget to compare , the websites of course. Many people abominate runescape without analysing anything first. First , we need to go deeper into what runescape offers. The quests , quests range from low to high, an outstandingly high level doesnt make that much of a difference as most of the quests require a level from 3 - 80. Possibly even lower. Most of the quests can be completed by anyone at any level.Now , since runescape is browser based , the game can be loaded in seconds. Even on the slowest connections with the lowest possible ram. Most computers can run runescape without downloading anything, however , most mmorpgs require that you download the game first and some mmorpgs even require that you download extra packages. World of warcraft , for example cannot be installed on every computer , takes at least ten days to download on slow connections and may require extra downloads. The update speeds...runescape doesnt take long to update , most other mmorpgs however , take preposterously long. Although long updating times arent a big deal to few people , this is a problem for those who have slower computers. One more thing to add , the runescape client, it can be downloaded in five seconds on almost any computer. If runescape is not the best mmoprg out there , runescape has to be good. Indisputably , runescape is not bad. It can only be worse than other mmorpgs. Just because runescape is worse doesnt mean one can conclude that it is bad. Even if runescape is worse, it can only improve and can be better. Here is my point. Compare runescape classic to runescape two. The new runescape is way better. Now , will the third runescape be better? Probabbly yes. What about the fourth? Did world of warcraft have a classic? Did "maplestory" have a second runescape or classic? No beginning and one end equals no advancement. Therefore no satisfaction. Here are just a few features runescape has that other mmorpgs dont have. - Run/walk - very creative auto attacking - how many mmos have auto attack? - skills for money making - although some mmorpgs have skills / similar ways of making money. They dont match up to runescape. since runescape specializes in skills. Do you want to grind for the rest of your life using combat skills in maple alone to make money? - very fast client download - most mmos have clients that take forever to download unlike runescape. - runescape is good w/ quest updates - most computers have java and runescape relies on java - runescape is portable - almost impossible to macro in runescape anymore - graphical update - organised website About runescape constantly changing and improving , here is some evidence. On the runescape website , jagex announced that runescape made it into the world records for a certian amount of suscribers. ( mentoined on site and event took place.) Secondly , runescape puts forth a huge effor to get rid of rule breakers " we have banned over 200,000 accounts for breakibg rules.) clearly said on the website. Although I couldnt find this , jagex mentioned that runescape reached a certain amount of suscribers on their site. Finally , the news on runescape website clearly shows progess. There is one more thing I have to say , the in game loading for runescape is quicker than maplestory. When you go to another map in maplestory, it usually takes two seconds , in runescape , it takes one second. ALso, compared to other mmorpgs , runescape loading time is amazingly quicker. Oh and yes , one more thing. Arent mmorpgs supposed to be completely endless? Isnt that what mmorpg players like? Runescape is virtually endles. Most free mmorpgs have a combat system with no skills and once you reach the level up...it is over for most people. For example , world of warcraft has a cap of level 70. Maplestory , level 200 cap. Runescape for a skill which is 99 , you can still gain exp and compete for a high rank. MMorpg players dont want to beat a game in a year. Most people here are prob. mmorpg players. Well from your point of view m you prob. agree. I didnt even bring up maplestory hackers yet. One more thing to add. Maplestory is lame with updates , think about it. Updates are usually cash items. Supporters of maplestory say that maplestory is free but people tend to pay for items that arent even useful. Cash shop items. There is nothing else but cash item updates . Maplestory does have holiday events but they are rehashed every year. Lame. What about real world item trading? Runescape obviously beats maplestory in this. Runescape is against buying in game items with real money. Most players try to earn levels and gear through the game. They dont want to buy everything and finish up. That is like cheathing. In order to revive your pets you need to pay? Where is maplestory pvp at? How do you fight other players? Runescape has a pvp system and it is good. Items in maplestory compared to items in runescape. There is a larger range of items since runescape is a skill building game. Maplestory cannot match up because there arent over twenty skills in which every one of these skills require over 100 items per skill. There is no real crafting system in maplestory because you arent the one crafting. You get the items needed to make something and NPC's make things for you. Unlike runescape , maplestory requires that you kill monsters in order to get the items needed to craft as that is the only option and when you do get the items , you dont get to enjoy the crafting yourself. There is crafting in runescape and you get to do the crafting yourself. Instead of killing monsters for the items needed in which you dont even get to craft yourself you can craft these items in runescape and im not just talking click on this and you are done. You have to get the raw materials first , add something to that material or alter it in a way two or more times then you can finish it up. For example , cowhides. You have to kill cows first then you get the cowhides. Then, you have to tan the cowhides and only then can you use the cowhides to make something. Finally , you need to use something to alter the cowhides. In some cases you may need to use several items to alter something in order to craft that item. The new maplestory pvp system is preposterously lame compared to runescape. You need to be honest. Also , dont you maplestory players agree that nexon tries to trick you into buying nx shop items? Finally , why play a game in which you could just buy your way to the top and finish. Runescape isnt like that , you dont buy your way to the top and waste your cash. Oh did I mention , maplestory is the most cumbersome grindfest by far. It makes me sick. You actually have to kill at least 10,000 of a boss before gaining a level at 80. Imagine ...at level 81 this number restarts and increases. MAPLESTORY IS A GRINDFEST.Also , you maplestory fans need to think about this , including people that consider playing maplestory.Do you really want to spam the same key 10,000 times for one level then spam the same key 100,000 times ten levels later? Oh , add in the spell keys. If you use four spells , you hit 100,000 times 4 which equals 400,000. Did I mention , potions?Even worse , bosses usually spawn every hour. So you need to spend 10,000 hours to gain one level if you train on bosses.Do you want to spend 10,000 hours doing tedious leveling on bosses for ONE level?Runescape is the BEST browser based mmorpg out there. Runescape is the BEST browser based mmorpg out there. Maplestory is just another popular mmorpg out there. Im going to be honest , maplestory is good with upsides but runescape is the BEST browser based mmorpg let me reiterate. That makes runescape good. Runescape is infallible, I believe that runescape beats maplestory and will beat it for eternity. I DECLARE IT. IT IS BETTER. IT IS without a doubt! Don't just say runescape is better or "maplestory". I want constructive criticism. Make it higher.