I understood that I needed to write about Swampletics a few weeks ago while viewing an Old School Runescape Twitch stream. The streamer, B0aty, was idly harpooning sharks in the match's Fishing Guild when another participant strolled up wearing a very distinctive outfit. They started spamming emotes on the fishing dock, and RS Gold within minutes every single player in the Fishing Guild, not to mention the entire Twitch conversation of several thousand viewers, caught the joke and burst into a chorus of PogChamps. Every last one of them was chanting the exact same name: Swampletics.
In other words, Swampletics is a Runescape character who cannot trade with other players, shop any items in the bank, or--and this really is the real kicker--depart the swampy region of Morytania. Settled must use the extremely limited funds accessible Morytania to advance, and he must do everything on his own with only 28 stock spaces--instead of countless bank slots--to work with. Settled's aim is to strengthen Swampletics to the stage that he can finish the Theater of Blood raid situated within Morytania, which is no small feat even on a maxed-out character together with the best equipment without any restrictions. You might think he will only get a team of maxed personalities to carry him throughout the raid, but you would be wrong. Since Settled explained in a recent movie, his eventual raid team will need to match the equipment and things he has on Swampletics, so the potency of his account will be the deciding factor in the raid's success.
I've been following Old School Runescape for quite a very long time--hell, I've been after games for a long time--and I've never seen fan-made content capture fire like this. Every single episode of the Swampletics series has over 300,000 viewpoints, and the latest episode racked up over 200,000 viewpoints within nine hours. To put this in perspective, the Old School Runescape subreddit has 331,000 subscribers. Settled's subscriber count has more than tripled--from 52,000 to 183,000--in three months and shift. I speak no hyperbole once I say everyone playing Old School Runescape now has watched or heard of Swampletics.
As a regular viewer of this series, it's not hard to see why it is caught on. Settled has created a custom game style that is both staggeringly prohibitive and incredibly inventive. His banking, trading, and geographic limitations force him to explore every corner of buy RuneScape gold Morytania and leverage unconventional, often overlooked techniques in order to achieve things most players take for granted.