This was the very last Double XP event of 2021 after the previous one was over in November. In the past couple of decades, there's usually less than four events per calendar year. For obvious reasons. But they have to be big!
When looking towards the next date it was predicted that we'd be able to see it by the end of February and this proved to be the case. . Since as far back as 2014 there has been an additional double or bonus XP event that is currently taking place. Given how the last few OSRS gold events have been, we wouldn't expect any more changes, as Jagex appear to have perfected the method.
Players receive 48 hours of Double XP time to utilize over about 10 days. One exception was that the event ran for 21 days but the 10 day events tend to draw huge numbers of participants due to their restricted nature.
For those who don't aren't aware, RuneScape is a major deal. A darned big deal. At least to those in the MMORPG world. As it enters its 21st anniversary, it's one of the most popular MMORPGs and possibly the most popular free one. The game's theme is high fantasy with a similarly strong medieval flavor throughout it . A combination that does exceptionally well. Just ask J.K. Rowling.
RuneScape is an important game for me personally for three reasons that are tiny it was the first MMORPG I played, the very first game I've played that I could be said to have been hooked on; and the first game that I discovered that could be described as "online" however, it's not the most popular. Still, that's three important gaming milestones not to be overlooked.
After a brief but basic instruction on the appropriately named Tutorial Island I found myself stuck in the dull yet quite nice riverside city of Lumbridge. The town is where every new player is taught the fundamental mechanics of the game such as how to build fire or place money into the bank. It's important to keep in mind that in RuneScape all players start with the same playing field (weirdly, at level 3).
There's no set classes or predetermined building plans or classes, just skills, with the ultimate goal of making sure that each person reaches the level of 99. However, since it's not practical or perhaps even desirable for most people and therefore, it's best to specialize in just a few. However, the total person or combat level is subject to an upper limit of 130 (or 120 in RuneScape Classic). I think I got to 82 before deciding to call it for the day. Maybe school started back up.
There are also five attack types for you to learn: knife shlash, crush, and ranged. At first, my measly prey was goblins and chickens. However, there's plenty of larger and more dangerous prey out there. Predators, too. It's true that RuneScape has a steep learning curve beginning. Once I had the basic skills mastered, it was all in the air and I soon found it difficult to remove myself from the computer screen.
In all, 232 scattered across a huge world map with RuneScape gold enough variety to delight my twelve year old self. Each one is a different short story that has a wacky plots and humorous dialogue. My personal favorites include solving the mystery of the missing chicken at Draynor Manor and sneaking into the seemingly impenetrable Black Knights' Fortress on behalf of the opposing White Knights of Falador.