I understood I needed to write about Swampletics a couple of weeks ago while watching an Old School Runescape Twitch stream. The streamer, B0aty, was idly harpooning sharks in the match's Fishing Guild when another participant strolled up RuneScape gold wearing an extremely distinctive ensemble. They started spamming emotes about the fishing pier, and within seconds every single participant in the Fishing Guild, not to mention the entire Twitch conversation of several thousand viewers, captured the joke and exploded into a chorus of PogChamps. Every last one of them was chanting the exact same name: Swampletics.
Simply put, Swampletics is a Runescape personality who isn't able to trade with other players, shop any items in the bank, oreven -- and this really is the real kicker--depart the swampy area of Morytania. Settled has to utilize the extremely limited resources available in Morytania to advance, and he has to do everything on his own with only 28 stock spaces--instead of countless bank slots--to operate with. Settled's goal would be to strengthen Swampletics into the stage 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 may think he'll only get a team of maxed characters to carry him throughout the raid, but you'd be wrong. Since Settled explained in a recent video, his eventual raid team will have to match the gear and items he's on Swampletics, so the strength of his account will be the deciding factor in the ninja's achievement.
I've been after Old School Runescape for a long time--hell, I have been after games for quite a long time--and I've never seen fan-made content capture fire in this way. Every single episode of the Swampletics series has over 300,000 views, and OSRS Gold For Sale the most recent episode frees up over 200,000 views within nine hours. Settled's subscriber count has more than tripled--from 52,000 to 183,000--in three months and change. The attach rate on Swampletics would embarrass The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I speak no hyperbole once I say everyone playing Old School Runescape now has watched or heard of Swampletics.