Menaphos, the largest new area added to RuneScape, is now live. The venerable free-to-play MMO which has been trucking along since 2001, has expanded organically over the years, so Menaphos is a bit of new thing for the game. Instead of a progression of bits and bobs, developer Jagex is releasing one cohesive package of new content that includes two new cities, about 40 hours of quests, new skills, and new loot. Unlike the 2014 update of the Elvish lands of Prifddinas, which was previously the “largest” addition to the game, Menaphos is completely new content. Lead designer David Osborne told PCGamesN that Menaphos marks a change in the way Jagex will release content.
“We’re used to drip-feeding good, additive pieces of content weekly, but this is about bringing all of that together to give players something they can really immerse themselves in – a long-form story, a lot of skilling and combat content, an expansion to a level cap – all the things you’d want or expect from an expansion.”
Menaphos for RuneScape is available now.