Hello! I'll start off with saying I have no experience with making a game, nor do I understand languages used like Java/CC+ ETC. But I would like to know what engine I should use to create a game like Runescape. No I don't mean what it is now, I mean what it was in 2006. Something as simple as that. I'm not making it like runescape literally. Just as in click to move, skills, quest, simple graphics/animations/textures/sounds. Basically the concept of it. Now I know RS was made using JAVA. But we also got a lot easier engines out there now a days for inexperienced people like me, who can learn a lot just from tutorials, unlike something like java coding/making own engine. The question is do I need java to make a game like RS, or can I use unreal engine 4/Cry engine 3. If I can make a game just like runescape by using cryengine or unreal, then please let me know.
Because right now I just see people making rpgs like archage type of mmos with Cryengine, & Gw2 type of mmos with unreal engine.. Things like that take a long time and a team. An RPG like RS would take a lot less work. Obviously still a lot of work, but nowhere near as much as a full legit mmorpg. Because if I can make something like RS with those 2 engines it will be a lot easier than learning java/making own engine. I can learn though. Like with FL studio I made my own music using presets/samples. Now I create my own unique sounds to use in my music.
Anyways an answer would be very great! Please & Thanks.