WARNING: READ BEFORE PLAYING
Photo sensitive Seizure warning
A very small proportion of people can experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Such exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a computer screen, or while playing video games, may induce an epileptic seizure in these people. Certain conditions can induce previously undetected epileptic symptoms even in people who have no prior history of prior seizures or epilepsy.
If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to playing RuneScape. If you experience any of the following symptoms while playing a video or computer game - dizziness, eye or muscle twitches, altered vision, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions - STOP PLAYING IMMEDIATELY and consult your physician. Only when they have given you the all clear should you resume play.
Repetitive Strain Injury Warning
Prolonged use of a computer, bad posture, low levels of fitness can all combine to contribute to a condition referred to as Repetitive Strain Injury.
To help avoid it follow these simple steps:
When playing RuneScape take a 10 minute break from your computer every hour. Get up and walk around, do some stretches. Exercise regularly. When using the computer only maintain a loose grip on the mouse. Never rest your wrists on a support whilst typing or using the mouse. For extended periods of mouse-only use place the mouse directly in front of you between you and the monitor. Make sure the top of the monitor is at eye level and directly in front of you and that your seat is at the right height so that your forearms are at right angles to your upper arms.
If you have any serious pain or discomfort in your arms, neck, shoulders or back whilst playing RuneScape stop playing immediately and consult your physician. Only when they have given you the all clear should you resume play.
Jagex intends for everyone to use and enjoy RuneScape in a responsible way.
RuneScape is a computer entertainment product and is operated with the intention of providing our users with an immersive, challenging and entertaining experience which they can enjoy from home, work or college via an online device.
Whilst we do not block people from being logged in to RuneScape over a certain number of hours we do not want or encourage people to play for more hours than is reasonable.
Please follow these simple guidelines to maintain a balanced life and get the most out of playing RuneScape.
1. Take a break from the computer: read a book, watch a movie.
2. Exercise at least once a week.
3. Remember it is just a game.
4. When eating, take a break from the computer - it'll still be there when you come back.
5. Don't ignore your real life friends, meet up with them on a regular basis.
6. Work, or study matters; don't let playing a game stop you doing well in your studies or at work.
If you feel that your use of RuneScape is out of control and you are finding it difficult following some or all of the steps mentioned above, then please seek advice and help from a responsible adult, or medical professional.
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