Old School RuneScape

-0.71
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 14 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 27 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.24

6 votes
Grinding -
6 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

2 votes
4 votes
Playing by Appointment -
2 / 4 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
4 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 4 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
4 votes
Wait To Play -
2 / 4 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
5 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 5 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
4 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 4 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

6 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 6 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 20 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 46 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.02

5 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
5 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

5 votes
1 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
3 votes
Pay to Win -
3 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
4 votes
Pay to Skip -
2 / 4 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
4 votes
Power Creep -
2 / 4 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
4 votes
Waste Aversion -
2 / 4 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
5 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 5 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

6 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 6 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

6 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 6 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

6 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 6 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

6 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 6 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 14 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 26 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.3

5 votes
Reciprocity -
5 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
1 votes
Competition -
4 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

2 votes
4 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
2 / 4 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
4 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
2 / 4 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
5 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 5 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

6 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 6 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

6 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 6 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 18 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 24 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

6 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
6 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

4 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
4 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

4 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
4 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
3 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 3 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
5 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 5 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

6 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 6 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

6 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 6 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 35,734 votes.
Google Play:  (4.56) with 45,879 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Infinite Treadmill reported on Jun 6, 2022
There is no definitive end to the game. There are many varied activities which a player might engage with, but do not feel necessary to get a complete experience out of the game. Much of the player's experience is driven through intrinsic goals.
Grinding reported on Jun 6, 2022
Much of the game is built around Grinding. Skills take an exponentially increasing amount of experience to level up; some skills completely require grinding, while others might be leveled up through a player's engagement with various activities, uninfluenced by this dark pattern. Many drops are random, and require repeatedly killing unchallenging monsters to acquire materials, consumables, or equipment. Many mini-games and instances have random tables of rewards for completing them.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jun 6, 2022
It can take serious investment of time to acquire high levels in Skills, Rare Loot Drops, or other permanent upgrades. Otherwise, there can be a lot of time investment spent acquiring gold to purchase items on the player driven market. This leads to a feeling of valuing a character/account by characteristics linked to time investment.
Grinding reported on May 24, 2022
That is pretty much the whole point, to do grinds to make the player stats increase to unlock other activities
Recurring Fee reported on May 24, 2022
Monthly membership to unlock more skills and areas
Premium Currency reported on May 24, 2022
Bonds can be brought for £3.99 and be sold in-game for in-game currency (or traded for membership)
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 24, 2022
A high level account is more important/better than a low level account (can do more activities)
Variable Rewards reported on May 24, 2022
Everything has a loot/drop table that is rolled on when something is killed or you receive minigame rewards.
Reciprocity reported on May 24, 2022
There is an in-game market and between player trading.
Complete the Collection reported on May 24, 2022
There is a collection log that tracks what items you have received from killing things and completing minigames


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