A fansite (also spelled as fan site) is a RuneScape-related website that offers hints, guides, and often, forums for players. Most fansites offer the ability to have an account on the site, primarily for chatting with other users and use of their forums. An example of a fansite is the RuneScape Wiki.
During April 2010 Jagex relaunched their Fansite Support Programme with a level system introduced which has 4 groups: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This programme was changed on 22 November 2013, and then again on 11 August 2014 to a two tier system.
Criteria and supportEdit
List of sitesEdit
- RuneScape Wiki
- Sal's Realm
- Scaper's Den
Foreign language sitesEdit
- Czecho-Slovak Forces
- Pogromcy Ciemnosci
- Rune Tephix
- Runescape Revolution
- Fun Dippers
Fansites have been a source of controversy. While Jagex claims to "encourage" fansites, some also see Jagex trying to stop fansites, such as making rules against naming them.
Jagex used to contain links to fansites, but they were removed on 14 November 2001. Jagex later stated that "given the number of RuneScape fansites in existence it would be impossible for us to list them all and therefore in the interests of remaining fair and unbiased we will not list any."
With the relaunch of the Fansite Support Programme, a list of recognised fansites was released back onto the forums.
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There are websites which look very similar to runescape.com but STEAL your password. Don't trust a site just because it looks official.
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