As great a game as it is, Old School RuneScape can get repetitive, especially if you’ve been playing it for years. If you’re looking for a more unique way to freshen up your experience of this long-standing MMORPG, then you’ve probably heard of the Old School RuneScape Twisted League. Similar to Ironman or Deadman, the Twisted League offers you new and competitive ways to play OSRS besides doing the usual stuff like farming OSRS gold. While RuneScape Twisted League started on November 14, 2019, and ended on January 16, 2020, it’s quite plausible that Jagex will be coming up with more of these Leagues soon—should it stir enough interest among players. We’ll be taking a look back at what the Twisted League offered and how it compares to other ways of playing OSRS—like Ironman and Deadman mode.
What is Twisted League?
The Twisted League offered all kinds of challenges that involved making strategic decisions to progress through the game. Old School RuneScape Leagues like these happen seasonally, but they all revolve around the objective of completing different kinds of tasks within the time limit. In Twisted League, you start out with zero stats and items, and whatever you accumulated once the season ends won’t be carried over to the next Twisted League Themed.
For the Twisted League, players weren’t able to trade with other players. What’s more, they cannot leave the areas of Great Kourend and Kebos Lowlands. You couldn’t access the Ancient andLunar spellbooks either, so you’re indefinitely stuck. This may be a tad unfair first since all of you are essentially stuck in one place, but a positive aspect of this League is that the experience you gain will be multiplied by five times all throughout the entire time until the League’s end. It’s kind of like you’re playing an Ironman account but you’re locked to a specific location when you look at it.
At the start of the game, the players were given an option to pick a relic from the start. These Relics are passive bonuses that let your character pack a punch. During the start of the game, players were made to pick one of the Starting Relics that were presented to them. Now here’s where the decision-making happens. When choosing a Relic, it counts as a permanent decision that cannot be undone. So it’s important to know which Relic is the one for you. Jagex has put an emphasis on picking the Relic that suits a player’s style and methods on how to play the game. We think it is a nice touch, as it kept the League from being too linear and gave the players a chance to play the League on their terms.
Were the Rewards Worth It?
When a League ends, people accumulate League points and game rewards. These points can be used to purchase twisted league rewards from either the current of future League. The shop that you’ll be going to is the League Reward Shop. It offers all kinds of items that can be carried over to the next League. These include pets, right-click icons, and League starter sets. Note that the Relics you’ve collected during the span of the League won’t be carried over, as you’ll be starting off with a clean slate once more. While the thought of losing all of your hard-earned Relics can be a bit scary, this gives a chance for newer players to come and try out the Leagues and not feel intimidated thanks to the fresh start every season.
Is the Twisted League Worth Playing?
The Twisted League isn’t the only thing that’s worth diving into, but all the OSRS Leagues in general. If you’re looking for something new in OSRS besides the usual farming of Old School RuneScape Gold (OSRS gold), then tackling these Leagues can easily shave off a couple of hours of your time. You can expect to see some fun Leagues to get into once the next season starts. Did you play the Twisted League? What did you think about it? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!