Hm, I thought classic servers had existed for these for a while? Though I guess this a recent upswelling in official support.
That's interesting that people will go back to an rough graphics and gameplays.
I tried to play some old games myself, but I lost the interests soon.
There are some reasons :
the GUIs are not convenient, the stories are already known, the textures are hurting my eyes, etc...
Is there any possibility that those people keep telling the glorious of the old times is just talking?
I played WOW since the cap was 45, and I saw some people keep telling the old raid instance,
but if there is a new 40 people raid instance now, how many people will enjoy that?
That's too tough for most players.
Versions upgraded for reasons.
Though I never played any version of Runescape,
but it make me wonder maybe the game company rolled back to an older version because the new version are not making more profits, but making more complains?
I started playing Runescape 2006 and i can just say that Jagex ruined the whole feeling of Runescape.
The graphics and updates is not what makes Runescape fun, it's the community; and Jagex has ruined the community totally.
That's why Runescape 2007 is brought back. People wan't the old feeling of Runescape.