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Gotnothin11
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frenchmoosetwo
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Runescape is better then WoW.

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Started: 8/28/2010 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Gotnothin11

Pro

First off, i want to thank whoever chooses to argue with me and i hope he puts up a good debate.

I believe runescape is better then wow because runescape has:

1. More Social Aspects.
Runescape has more social aspects to it then wow. Wow has guilds while Runescape has clan chats, these are the same thing but in runescape you can leave the clan chat and reenter freely while in wow you need to ask a ranking office to rejoin. Both games Also have group bosses and "dungeons" also. However, wow lacks non combat social "party's." Runescape has house partys, this is where you can visit other peoples houses and just hang out with a group of players, you can also do this wow, but be honest, how often do you see people in wow do this? Also the clan chat feature in runescape clearly works better as you can always join a large clan chat in runescape rather then being stuck in a guild that doesn't have any one on during the day.

2. Better quests
You may say wow has more quests, but runescape clearly has better quests. Wow quests are similar to runescape slayer tasks. "Kill X number of X." Runescape quests have more story lines and rewards you won't throw away in 3 to 5 levels. You can say wow has story in its quests, but the objectives are just "Destroy, Defend, Discover Drop, and Deliver " just the same things over 80 levels.

3. More and Better Minigames
Wow does have better pvp, however, wow fails to take advantage of this most of the time. The only place you will use skill in pvp is Arenas and Dueling. The other "battlegrounds" or "minigames" Either require you to pile other players or use some machines instead of true skillful pvp. In Runescape one mini game alone covers all of arena's, clan wars. Clan wars will let you 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 5v5, 10v10 and possibly 200v200 if you fight in 2 full clan chats. This clearly alone covers the only good mini game in wow, as well as dueling.

Lets look at the other " mini games" in wow.

WSG = Castle Wars
AB = Nothing in runescape
AV = Soul wars
Strand of the ancients = Nothing in runescape
EOS = AB Rip off
Isle of conquest = AV rip off

Lets see what runescape has in combat mini games

Barbarian assault = no mini game in wow, but possibly raid dungeon.
Stealing creations = nothing in wow
Fist of guthix = nothing in wow
Mobilizing army's = Nothing in wow
Conquest = nothing in wow
Tzhaar fight pits = nothing in wow
frenchmoosetwo

Con

-Ello ello and thanks for starting such a debate-

-"Rune cape has more social aspects to it then wow."-

-My opponent claims that you can freely leave and reenter any clan chat in Runescape while in World of Warcraft you must ask a ranking officer. (which is false anyway in most cases.) Though this may be slightly more convenient, is it truly better for the game community as a whole? Of course not because you will constantly have a flood of random people coming in and out of your channel.-

-"However, wow lacks non combat social "party's."-

-Really? you don't have to be in a dungeon in wow to be in a party or raid group with friends or other members of the game, plus we have guilds and chat channels in every part of the game for people to chat in. In WoW we have many more channels of communication then in runescape and you can now customize individual windows to filter out what types of chat get to you making it much more organized then runescape as well.-

-"Runescape has house party's, this is where you can visit other peoples houses and just hang out with a group of players, you can also do this wow, but be honest, how often do you see people in wow do this?"-

-I play the game for the actual gameplay and end game content :P not to rave with random people, but if you really wanted to compare this to something in wow I would have to say trade chat.. its pretty much the worldwide chat in the game where everyone talks. Worldwide chat vs house party <.<.. yea-

-"runescape clearly has better quests. Wow quests are similar to runescape slayer tasks. "Kill X number of X."-

-So even though the quests are what you would call similar to each other, the runescape ones are better because of story and lore? I'm pretty sure that if you took the time to play through an entire zone in world of warcraft you would realize that every quest that you do tells and leads a story that usually ends in a climactic way at the end of the zone, giving much more depth then a quest that may take a few minutes in runescape-

-"but the objectives are just "Destroy, Defend, Discover Drop, and Deliver " just the same things over 80 levels."-

-That is basically the set up for every quest of most if not all mmo quests, if its not broken don't fix it.-

-"Wow does have better pvp, however, wow fails to take advantage of this most of the time."

-Okay, lets compare really quick the pvp of WoW to runescape,

Runescape:
- turn based battles (you swing your opponent then swings etc.)
- No real abilities to use except maybe a prayer or two (AYPIC)
- No real variety in the types of games (CTF and just plain killing)
To name a few things

World Of Warcraft
- Massive arsenal of ability's and spells to use during combat
- Siege battles and actual world pvp (not just restricted to one place)
- More strategy can be applied during combat because of the way combat flows and works
To name a few things

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Debate Round No. 1
Gotnothin11

Pro

Hello there, thank you for posting your argument.

"You will constantly have a flood of random people coming in and out of your channel"

That is the point, social clan chats are meant to have many people coming in and out of the clan chat. You will always have many people to talk to instead of being in a silent guild or clan.

"In Wow we have many more channels of communication then in runescape"

I disagree with you here, there are endless clan chats, any one can make a clan chat. There are also clan chats meant to help you in a single area of the game meaning you get your help faster.

"Worldwide chat vs house party"

Those trade chats are only open in city's where there is usually people already, not any where and any time. The trade chat is more like a famous runescapers clan chat. A more accurate argument would be "Trade chat vs Clan chats." While the runescape house party's are still in its own league versus wow. (By they way, the runescape house party's aren't just hanging around. While socializing is fun to do with people you can also test your skill in dungeons players create in their homes.

"every quest that you do tells and leads a story that usually ends in a climatic way"

Sorry, i just don't see anything that climatic about gathering 10 pieces of crab meat, while at higher levels some quests chains may have some climatic ways of ending, you feel empty as the main reward you get becomes outdated at maxed level.

A majority of the runescape quests has a interesting way of ending a quest or a special boss fight style that hasn't been used in runescape before as well as a reward that won't be replaced by something else. Runescape quests have different styles of quests.

Here is a good sample of the last part of a quest showing some of the rewards.

"If its not broken don't fix it"

This is why as of right now "70% of trial players quit wow before level 10"
http://www.wow.com...

"runescape" List

Requires timing on eating and using your special attacks, this takes me to my next point.
A few "Real" ability's runescape has,
-Many special attacks (link has list of special attacks)
http://www.runescape.com...
-Healing spells, Spells that recoil damage to someone, Many more prayers then one or 2.
http://www.runescape.com...
http://www.runescape.com...
-Summoning familiars/Summoning familiars special attacks
http://www.runescape.com...
http://www.runescape.com...

"World of warcraft" section of the list.
As i showed you above, runescape also has many ability's and spells
Runescape also has "PVP" worlds, these are worlds that you can fight freely against other
A majority of the time the "strategy" is pile the one guy in your base in battlegrounds.
frenchmoosetwo

Con

frenchmoosetwo forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Gotnothin11

Pro

I won't make you debate to two rounds in one if you decide to post in this debate again.

Thank you for debating with me, even if you don't post again, I still thank you for participating.
frenchmoosetwo

Con

frenchmoosetwo forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
"Runescape: Haha s1lly n00b i pwn u lol haha im a pur3 rang3r LOL lets fight in the du3l ar3na or ar u scard nub lol i pwn you!"

That made me imagine myself pissing my pants cuz I laughed so hard hahahahaha
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
Ha ha, a real WoW debate.
Posted by Gotnothin11 6 years ago
Gotnothin11
Thanks for your comment. Any way I really like how your opinion dominates your comment, instead of those things we call facts.

"Runescape is one of the worst games there are"
This is an opinion, not a fact. Just because YOU think that doesn't make it true.

Also aren't all video games just clicking or pushing buttons? That's all you do in most video games. The only exceptions i can think of is the Wii and any game system like the Wii.

Your sample of skill in wow isn't very strong either. Using one spell doesn't cut it for having a high amount of skill.
Also where do you get your sample of people talking "leet speak" all the time? Sure there are people who do speak "leet speak" but most people don't. It isn't really a good idea to use stereotypes in your argument. I've also seen people speak and act like you describe in wow by the way.

The browser aspect of runescape gives it another advantage over wow. You can play it any where and on almost any computer. With wow you have to install this huge "200GB File" as you say just to be able to play, don't forget wow also takes around 10 hours to install.

Can i have some sort of proof that only 10 year olds play this game from a valid source.
Now that i am asking for proof here are a few other things i want complete proof of.

"Runescape being the worst game there is"
"A majority of runescape players using leet speak constantly"
"Runescape taking NO skill"

Now to your last idea.

Runescape also has the duel tournaments something you don't have to wait for jagex to create and jagex has their own special clan vs clan contest called the jagex cup. You can view the winners here.
http://services.runescape.com...

Using your examples runescape also has duels like wow involving timing your specials, eating, swapping weaponry, and swapping attack style.

Well thanks for the comment, but i suggest next time use more facts instead of your opinion.
Posted by Shadelol 6 years ago
Shadelol
I'm so sick of these ridiculous debates.
The games are NOT COMPARABLE. CAN YOU PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS?
Runescape is one of the worst games there are. Compare all the hate on Runescape compared to WoW.
You do absolutely nothing in Runescape except CLICK. YOU CLICK ALL DAY TODAY AND I'LL GUARANTEE YOU'LL CLICK ALL DAY TOMORROW.
Wow has SKILL. I REPEAT THAT, SKILL!.
World of Warcraft: OH NO THAT WARLOCK THREW A COIL AT ME! I'LL VANISH IT WITH MY SKILL.
Runescape: Haha s1lly n00b i pwn u lol haha im a pur3 rang3r LOL lets fight in the du3l ar3na or ar u scard nub lol i pwn you!
RUNESCAPE IS JAGEX BASED BROWSER GAME? WOW IS A 200GB DOWNLOADABLE FILE? WHY ARE YOU EVEN DEBATING? GOD PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID!
Sure, Runescape can hold its head high when it says it's the best f2p mmorpg game. Who cares? Only 10 year olds play free games because mummy won't pay for subscription.
WoW has TOURNAMENTS! INTENSE ROGUE V ROGUE DUELS THAT INVOLVE TIMING YOUR BLINDS, TRINKET AND VANISH(ES)
Runescape has shitty pvp worlds where all you do is click on someone and wait 2 hours for you or them to run out of food.
Posted by Ninja_Tru 6 years ago
Ninja_Tru
Touché, I retract my comment. Good luck on this debate.
Posted by Gotnothin11 6 years ago
Gotnothin11
Thank you for your comment. However, just because more people play wow doesn't automatically make wow better. In the 1940s most people in Germany supported what Hitler was doing but did that make it humane or just?
Posted by Ninja_Tru 6 years ago
Ninja_Tru
Although I hope this comment doesn't affect the debate, the title isn't very accurate. There's a perfectly mathematical way to prove that WoW is "better"than Runescape; more people play WoW, and all the Pro's arguments won't change that. A better title would be "Runescape should be more popular than WoW," because then this debate would logically decide that. By the way, I liked Runescape better.
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