What makes a RSPS worth playing?

Hi readers,

By now you’ve probably played your fair share of Runescape Private Servers however you’re now looking to play a new one? We think it’s important that you know what to look for when deciding what RSPS to play so that your time and effort that you dedicate to the server is not wasted. Today we’re going to look at one of the private servers on our toplist and explain some of the reasons we believe its worth playing and what to look for when searching for a new Private Server to play.

If you visit our RSPS List you will find a list of Runescape Private Servers listed by the amount of votes they have had in the calendar month which can be a good indication to how popular that server is. Today we’re going to look at a server that is currently ranked second on our toplist and discuss some of the reasons we feel like it’s worth playing and how to spot those features in your future searches to help prevent you wasting your time on a server that just doesn’t cut it. Rank 2 on our toplist is Elkoy RSPS, We’ve chosen Elkoy because it is a server that has only just recently opened and joined our toplist; It’s been growing incredibly fast so we’re going to take a look into why and let you know what to look for in a good RSPS!

A first impression can be a very telling one.

A quick two minute check across the servers website can tell you a lot before even logging in! When visiting a new RSPS the first thing you’re going to want to do is to judge if it’s even worth downloading before spending any time on it, a good private server owner will take care of every aspect of the game. From the first look and feel of the site to the updates and community feedback, we’re going to show you what can give an indication a server is great and also some deal breakers.

March, the month in which we defeated vote bots!

RSPS fans! We’ve reached the end of the month March. The month in which we have announced that we would be taking heavy action against voting bots and cheaters in general.

Did we succeed? Yes, we did. In fact, the results are stunning. In just 23 days time we have manually:

  • filtered more than 140.000 botted votes;
  • filtered more than 13.000 votes made by multi-voters;
  • banned 18 servers, whereof 8 were in the top 10 of the top RSPS list;
  • unbanned 15 of those 18 servers, who’re now using the top RSPS list without any forms of cheating.
  • The average ban length was 5 days. One server has been banned for 19 days.

Next to these amount of votes, our toplist has also automatically filtered an additional….

Top RSPS List moderation

Lately we have been receiving more reports and complaints about an increment of cheated votes on the RSPS list. Apparently, cheating has become a trend again.

Today we’re here to announce that our toplist moderation team is back in operation. The team has been equipped with new tools to filter out false votes and de-list cheating RuneScape private servers.

When RuneLocus was launched more than 10 years ago, it was not only the first, but also the only top RSPS list. Nowadays there’s plenty of lists around, but RuneLocus is and will always remain your one and only trustworthy list of RuneScape private servers. Cheating at RuneLocus is not tolerated and we’ll be taking action against each and every RSPS doing so. We’ve already de-listed a few top 10 servers…

RuneLocus, the 10 Years Anniversary!

Hi everyone,

When I started this website and journey 10 years ago, I had absolutely no idea what RuneLocus would become. It was nothing more than a hobby project and a place to keep in touch with others.

But the community kept growing and we built a major network of RSPS players, managers veterans and team members. We have faced good and bad times in the past 10 years, whereof the worst was for sure a corrupt harddrive causing us to completely rebuilding and restarting RuneLocus from scratch in 2010. The scars are still noticeable as our community forum has unfortunately not yet managed to get back to its old level of activity. Our toplist instead, has grown to a level at which we can say that RuneLocus is for sure the most known and used RSPS toplist ever seen!

Not because of us, but because of you. We were carried forward by the passion of our visitors and community that continues to grow and evolve, ten years later.

There’s nothing more to say beyond thank you!

- Ikiliki (founder of RuneLocus), on behalf of the RuneLocus team

Coming in 2017 to RuneLocus


As 2017 rolls in we’re celebrating a decade of RuneLocus with various core updates and even more features for our user base. Below are some planned updates we’re looking into adding to RuneLocus. We will announce when these projects will become in-development. 

Signature of the Month: We look to bring this back, hosting various contests in tune with various themes again.
RSPS List Improvements: Various design changes, easier interactions and more beefy anti-cheating systems.
Social Media Interaction: Bring back the @RuneLocus Twitter, improve our Facebook and post more content for our 21,000+ likes.
Forum Improvements: Various changes to core features including chatbox, post editor and forum structure.
Content Improvements: With the help of @SiniSoul and others developers, we’re looking into improving content in this slow community.
Contests: We haven’t ran a contest in years! We’re looking into creating more fun contests with ad slots, cash and virtual currency as prizes.
Thanks for using RuneLocus, we’ve been around for over 10 years! The same awesome dedicated owner continues to work on this site from 2007 to 2017! I’d like to personally thank @Ikiliki! He could’ve sold this website easily for a substantial amount of money but never once considered this. Thank you, Ikiliki.

All the best,


A new look & feel for RuneLocus

The overall look and feel of RuneLocus has been drastically updated to make it easier for you to navigate and to find, make or manage a RSPS. What’s your opinion on the new look and feel?

  • A fresh look and feel that is also working for mobile phones
  • Improved usability to help you browse easier and faster
  • A new way to filter on RSPS revisions on the RuneScape private server list

We aim to constantly keep improving RuneLocus to ensure that it remains current. There are more updates coming up later this month and next month.

If you have any feedback on the new look site, please give us a reply!

Throwback Thursday: RuneScape 2.

RuneScape 2 was launched on 29 March 2004. Players’ stats and quest history were copied over to RS2, which became known only as RuneScape to reflect its status as the main game, one last time. Several RuneScape 1 servers were also left online, and it was officially named “RuneScape Classic”. Players were given the choice as to which game they wanted their items to be transferred to. Afterwards, they became completely independent of each other.

Continuing our trend of throwbacks, we bring to you a Throwback Thursday to the RS2 BETA! Where you around back then? I know I wasn’t!