Update:Latest RuneScape News (3 December 2001)
Due to a huge number of requests we are considering adding level requirements to the armour and weapons in RuneScape. The way this would work is you would need a certain defence level to wear the best armour, and a certain attack level to use the best weapons.
The main reason for this would be to stop the current problem wherby there are low levels players walking around with full-rune which they've been given by a friend (or from one of their own high level character, in direct breach of our rules). Which is considered by many to be something of an unfair advantage.
The levels we are considering are:
Level-5 for Steel
Level-10 for Black
Level-20 for Mithril
Level-30 for Adamantite
Level-45 for Rune
P.S Happy Birthday to me, and to Lightning, and to anyone else who's birthday it is today :-)