This game is amazing. The graphics are sub-par (even cheezy) and yet the game play, social aspect, and massive world have made this extremely popular with kids from 8-18 (and even older). My son prefers this game over D&D online (which D&D is considered stunning when compared to RuneScape). Subscription is $5 a month so Jagex is pulling in close to $5 million a month with this Java based game.
“The online Java-based fantasy MMOG Runescape has reportedly surpassed 1 Million paying subscribers. Gamasutra has a Q&A article with the Jagex co-founder and lead developer Andrew Gower about the UK-based firm's success.
The only thing I can say is, impressive.