Zeah RSPS Review
Zeah is a 718 RSPS that has OSRS Content. With that being said, you can expect the best of both worlds. It has content ranging from before the Evolution of Combat all the way to the latest OSRS implementations. In addition, Zeah also has a unique take on new content, and have implemented their own task system which goes hand-in-hand with relics that empower your game. Playing Zeah is a unique experience as you take advantage of new content on your road to becoming maxed, finishing all collection logs, or besting players in PvP.
RuneList: Please tell us something about the history of Zeah.
Zeah: Zeah was established as a passion project officially in May 2021. As passionate long time runescape players ourselves, we wanted to provide the RSPS scene with a server that offered a truly different gameplay experience. Undergoing nearly a year of daily development, Zeah was created with the sole goal of allowing players to play their way.
RuneList: What makes Zeah special?
Zeah: Zeah is an RSPS that couples the best of the past and present, featuring OSRS gameplay rendered in advanced high-revision HD. The options players are given is ultimately what separates us from the rest. Whether that be choosing to relive glory times in pre eoc, keeping up to date with current OSRS content, or experiencing the thrill behind leagues without worrying about a reset of progress. Zeah offers a surplus of activities that are catered to suit the player.
RuneList: What updates are coming to Zeah in the near future?
Zeah: On Zeah we follow a dedicated road map based on the feedback we hear from the community. We allow players to voice themselves and vote on the updates they want to see. What we currently have planned is as follows; Our house system expansion is around the corner which will allow players to pledge to one of the five houses of Zeah, each granting different passive and active benefits in various skills. You will be able to complete tasks for these houses daily and weekly to gain rewards and relics. At the end of every season all houses can compete to showcase the winning house statue in the center of home for the following season. We also have a slayer rework, the implementation of LMS and other qol's scheduled for this month and early next month. With Theatre of Blood following shortly after. These are subject to some delays, but we usually try to meet our deadlines.
RuneList: What do you expect to see from Zeah in about one year?
Zeah: We're always working on improving Zeah overall and growing our community. With this we expect to see a more polished server, offering more content than it already does, and a thriving community. We provide a main focus in community engagement, offering nearly daily events and hearing feedback behind which updates should follow next. We believe this mindset will ultimately lead to a thriving Zeah in the future.
RuneList: How did you personally get into development/ownership?
Zio: I personally got into RSPS over a decade ago, especially during the times where RS popularity dropped. I've always had a passion for the game, and eventually became passionate towards providing an experience for others. I was part of very small servers back in the day, but the one I'm known for was one I started co-owning nearly 5 years ago which ended shortly before Zeahs inception. Over the years I've definitely grown to learn that the success of a server lays within its community, proper transparent management, quality content, and not being afraid to step out of the ordinary to provide something truly unique.
Simplex: Programming and RSPS have always been an interests of mine. I've been playing RSPS since private servers were in their infancy, my first RSPS forum account was registered in January 2007, my development Journey began around the same time.
RuneList: What obstacles have you faced?
Zeah: We're reverse engineering a java application from 2011 that is laiden with traps set to stultify reverse engineering, our very existence is an obstacle. Outside the client, our largest obstacle was our departure and subsequent fallout with our previous team.
RuneList: What is your biggest obstacle currently and how do you plan on overcoming these obstacles?
Zeah: Implementing the oldschool RS identity kit (character models) and fitting seamlessly with the environment, pre-eoc items and pre-eoc animations. We've got work-arounds currently, but we still need more time to determine a proper solutions.
Thanks to Zio and Simplex for the interview.
There are a lot of notable features on this server. From PvP Tournaments to Chambers of Xeric and Queen Black Dragon with both OSRS and Pre-EoC graphics alongside a relic and achievement system to help you in your journey. Phew, all that in just one sentence. That in itself says a lot, doesn’t it? To be honest, there is too much to say. You have skilling and combat pets, an in-depth Wikipedia managed by the community and staff, treasure trails, collection logs, and so, so much more. Our recommendation? Try the game. But if you’re not fully hooked yet, let's give you a detailed look at each area.
Player vs Monster (PvM)
When it comes to PvM, Zeah has a lot to offer. There are a lot of bosses, with each one having their own benefit. Moreover, their bosses have a lot of variety from low-tiers, all the way to the end game. Their completion log is also an excellent addition to their overwhelming number of challenges, which allows you to track your kill count, fastest time, and retrieved drops. Nex, Chambers of Xeric, Zulrah, Vorkath, Dusk & Dawn, The Nightmare, you name it; They've got it all!
|Identical mechanics and balanced drops||None|
|Skilling and Combat Bosses|
|High variety in low to end game bosses|
Skilling has both ups and downs. While you can train all skills on Zeah, there is room for improvement. Some skills, such as Agility, Runecrafting, and others are limited in content and thereby forcing you to do e.g. Wilderness Agility Course from level 52 all the way to 85. Other skills, such as Hunter are overflowing with content where you can catch literally almost everything. Imps, Jadinkos, Birds, Grenwalls, Chinchompas, Kebbits… The list goes on and on. With that being said, taking skills to 99 can be a very painful or joyful process depending on which skill you are going for.
|25 Skills, all trainable||Very few methods for certain skills|
Player vs Player (PvP or Pking)
In terms of PvP, it would not be a server we would recommend. First and foremost, there are not enough players to always have someone to fight against. While they do have PvP tournaments every now and then, it isn't often enough to satisfy your bloodlust. Secondly, by having a very wide array of items from OSRS and Pre-EoC, combat can feel very one-sided as one type of weapon completely overpowers another. Finally, there are not a lot of incentives to visit the Wilderness. Revenants and bosses do not grant good enough rewards for players to visit them. The only time you would find people in Wilderness would be for activities such as the Chaos Altar, but even then it becomes more of a cat-mouse chase rather than an exciting battle.
|PvP Tournaments||Low Wilderness Incentives|
Hard to get into PvP (Requires level up)
Minigames are one of the weaker areas of Zeah. While there most certainly are interesting activities to participate in, such as Pest Control, Barrows, and Warriors Guild, most of them are outdated and are used to obtain untradable equipment such as Void and defenders. There are a few highlights such as Dominion Tower and the Inferno, which do add a bit of spice to the combat aspect of the game. However, more team and skill-oriented minigames exist in lower numbers, such as e.g. Stealing creation and Sorceress's Garden.
|Good amount of minigames||No up-to-date minigames|
|Both Combat & Skill minigames||Low amount of players|
Despite the content that Zeah holds, it sadly does not have a lot of players. It holds between 20 to 40 players on weekdays and between 50 to 70 on weekends. However, keep in mind that the server is fairly new, with its release being the 1st of March in 2022. Therefore, it might still rise up during the year.
Can be difficult to find groups
for team-based activities
What makes Zeah stand out is the new content that they have to offer. There is a very unique task system where players can complete easy to grandmaster tasks in order to gain achievement points and relic unlocks. Achievement points can be used to create new items or to purchase golden relics, whilst relic unlocks serve the purpose of permanently unlocking silver relics. These relics will assist you by granting bonus experience and giving various benefits to skills, combat and other content such as luck. This is only one of the many features that Zeah has to offer.
|Unique task system||None|
|Many unique HQ interfaces|
Conclusion (3.6 on average)
Playing Zeah gives you nostalgia from both OSRS Content and Pre-Eoc Content while also leaving you curious about what the new and unique gameplay it has to offer. With multiple modes, a magnitude of bosses alongside 25 fully trainable skills you will find yourself hooked right from the start. Try out seven different modes, from a masters account with reduced experience rates to hardcore group ironman where you can play with your life on the line alongside four other friends.
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Article Written By @ SilverNova