Free to play (also known as F2P) was the free version of RuneScape Classic.
Free to play RuneScape Classic was removed in the summer of 2005 when the game stopped being supported due to Jagex's focus on RuneScape 2 and widespread rule-breaking on the remaining servers. However, this was highly controversial, as it caused a large drop in the still-strong-in-2005 player base, and many RuneScape Classic PKers preferred playing on free-to-play worlds due to the absence of god spells and dragon equipment.
The content was essentially a snapshot of the game content in February 2002, there were very few updates that were not members-only after the introduction of pay-to-play. The changes that did happen mostly focused on core gameplay, e.g. the introduction of, and tweaks to the fatigue system, as well as bug fixes.
- In 2002, there were separate client downloads for F2P and P2P.
- Only normal trees can be found in the F2P area, the rest were P2P.
- When the free version of RuneScape Classic existed, members' weapons would automatically become unequipped when the player logged in to a free world.[ ]
- Since members' maps were not loaded in the free-to-play version, and the RSC client fills nonexistent map data with water, areas such as Taverley appeared to be nonexistent and oceans appeared in their place on free to play worlds. Note this only applied after a certain distance past the Member's Gate.