As I’ve been semi-afk training, I’ve browsed some related forums and I’ve seen some really grim opinions about the life expectancy of rs07. It’s pretty much unanimous that the server will die, which is pretty obvious and something I expected going in – the game is old and it’s barely updated and maintained. But some people believe its already well on its way to dying and seem to think we don’t have much time at all before it’ll be a ghost town. Apparently, for the first couple of months, rs07 players online was roughly equal to that of EoC. If you look at it today, EoC has fully twice the players online as rs07. RuneScape 2007 Gold.
If it’s dying that fast, I really don’t want to waste my time continuing to grind this account. I don’t want to spend the next month or two getting nice stats and bank and then step out into the wilderness and pk for like a month before the server is abandoned and it takes me 2 hours to find a fight. RS 2007 Gold. All of this effort to prepare myself is really not worth it to me unless I get at least a good several months of pking before the servers die off.
I’d give it till the end of the year and/or start of 2014 before a dive occurs (given it stays in the current state it is).
If Jagex were to open the 07 game servers as a free service I can see the game continuing to thrive on for years, however the payment seems to be taking it’s toll on older players who aren’t so willing to fork it out monthly for a redundant and highly outdated but still fun game, it’s in Jagex’s hands, and I am sure they will be able to see the decline in numbers active as the year continues, until then it’s only looking grim.