Is played in a browser. Widly popular with younger kids. Extremely cheap - free forever if you like, or pay $5 and get extra content. It is basically snapping up all the lower end machine/no-monthly-fee crowd.
Yep, go to a library and there’s a decent chance you’ll find some kids playing Runescape. It’s a good scam – “Mom, if you want me to get out and stop playing videogames, how about you drop me off at the library for the afternoon so I can read?”
I’ve known about Runescape for about five years. My friend tried to get me to start playing it, which I did, against my better judgment, for a total of about a day. I thought it blew then and I think it blows now. I lost a friend that day.