Old School RuneScape F2P quests, ranked from No. 22 to No. 1

While the majority of Old School RuneScape is pay-to-play, some of the game's most iconic quests are available to everybody.
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One of the most memorable parts of playing RuneScape back in the day as a free-to-play newbie was questing. Since the release of Old School RuneScape in February 2013, four new quests have been added to non-members worlds to go along with the 18 that had existed beforehand. 

With nearly 13 years in between quests number 18 (2004) and 19 (2017), chances are you remember your first journey through those adventures as a youngster, and if you’re like me, maybe you’ve even created new Old School RuneScape accounts just to re-experience them (several times).

If you haven’t, maybe you should, given how accessible they are and the fact that there are very few requirements to do them.

Which Old School RuneScape free-to-play quests stand out above the rest? Here is a list of all 22 quests ranked from worst to best.

NOTE: This list was compiled using three key factors: difficulty, nostalgia, and storyline. Nostalgia and storyline were weighted twice as heavily as difficulty. This list may contain spoilers!

22. The Corsair Curse

Difficulty: 4/10
Nostalgia: 1/10
Storyline: 3/10
Overall: 2.4/10

Ranking arguably the second-hardest quest combat-wise as the lowest on the list may come as somewhat of a surprise, but even several years – and playthroughs – later, I just don’t see The Corsair Curse as being a true “fit” for Old School RuneScape.

There is a lot of back and forth as it pertains to the dialogue and reconnecting with the characters, and a lot of it feels unnecessary as the quest progresses. You feel like you know who the traitor is about halfway through the quest but still have to go into somewhat of a One Small Favour mode as far as talking to all of the NPCs until you actually get to the fight.

The fight itself isn’t easy for low-level players, but it’s still relatively straightforward, even compared to some of the other free-to-play quests that actually require combat.