If you ran FROM a war and there was RS gold evidence to indicate you did this, there was an immediate dismissal. If you couldn't forfeit a 200k rune set on your clan time you weren't worthy of being at the clan.Clans would also implement mages to help kill their competitors, sporting a team and wizard top, with armor on the remaining part of the human body to reflect several hits when they have piled. Mostly mages would be hybrid with trap runes to prevent people from running so much and wasting another clans time.
Launched in an f2p war was utterly pointless. There are some people who would stand by some rangers but it's definitely not a strategy I would apply. The Runescape community will attend the war on lvl 3 accounts to witness the success and to sometimes record and or record on the war for the forums.
There are also little groups of lvl 50s who were basically other clans that heard about the war group together to pick up all the leftover rune. I'd do the same it was really enjoyable. Hilarious tbh.
P2p Wars were great but always modest in number, in fact nobody fought p2p wars they had been a rarity, and also hella expensive. An f2p war would put you back 200k at most where as p2p wars will be double that at a minimum. P2p was chiefly for pk trips and hanging out around mage bank for 1v1. Mage bank pking was in which you'd locate the very best of the best, who'd pk in ahrims and party hats. Usually with 40 other 126s ready to runescape gold 2007 snare your stupid arse for believing that a guy goes pking solo in a party hat.