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Mr Cow579
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Mr Cow579

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So.. Another event with tokens that you can purchase with real life money. Another event at which the time to get all tokens by playing the game has been made more difficult, encouraging MTX's. At this rate, we'll be playing EA-style games by the end of the year, and events will be locked behind a paywall. Yet, I wonder if jagex realises this, player numbers keep dropping. Content dies out even faster after release, and that what isn't dead will be killed by a "fix" year after release (looking at you, mods that "fix" pof).

Maybe, just maybe, jagex should stop trying to make every skill afk-able. I get it, people these days don't want the grind. they want the endgame as soon as they can, missing the whole point of a progression-based game. Now my concern is, once these people have their "endgame" they'll leave, because there is no endgame. There is no point in playing after you comped. For most is already starts to become worthless to play after being maxed. But instead of focussing resources on making a new skill, or making current skills more enjoyable/larger (120's) they focus on making people pay more and more. I've been enjoying this game for well over 10 years. I've seen glorious days, and terrible days. However, lately it has been more of a terrible years instead of days. Content gets either canned even though a lot of people really want it (bankrework) or completely scrapped (comp progression capes) and things like pay2win events get put out. pay2win you ask? yes. pay2win. Those mystery boxes hold a damn ton of good items which you can literally buy. Treasurehunter is still gambling, even though jagex says it isn't. (and we'll see about that once the government will start banning on predatory gambling like this).

My suggestion: Stop with all the micro transaction "content". It'll kill content faster than you can make. Go back to 2 updates a week for a while instead of 4, patchweeks are useless fillers anyways. And bring back events to how they were. Please

29-Jul-2019 16:58:08

Skull-inky
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Skull-inky

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Well having disabilities and health problems is actually on my side, finally I'm getting something out of this, Poor health FTW! Ill got the time to get all tokens.

Seriously though, doing this right after DXW as someone said was intentional, people are grinded out this should hopefully push token sales for jagex.

Who needs morals right when you're jagex.
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We would agree that regardless of the profitability of the loot box trade, the risks associated with them are worryingly high

29-Jul-2019 17:08:28

Mad Mazie
Nov Member 2019

Mad Mazie

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Well it isn't that simple... the number of RS3 players isn't that high, they need MTX to keep it alive. I'm hoping mobile will fix that somewhat, taking the pressure off so they can ease up a bit but they sure are taking their time with it.

29-Jul-2019 17:25:21

Skull-inky
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Mad Mazie said:
Well it isn't that simple... the number of RS3 players isn't that high, they need MTX to keep it alive. I'm hoping mobile will fix that somewhat, taking the pressure off so they can ease up a bit but they sure are taking their time with it.


When have you even heard of a company moving away from MTX? "we need it to keep the game alive" of every gaming companies greedy excuse.

Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption and are doing very well.

Companies can thrive without MTX, but that doesn't please the bottom line, the shareholders.
royal society magazine

We would agree that regardless of the profitability of the loot box trade, the risks associated with them are worryingly high

29-Jul-2019 17:28:39

Dilbert2001
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LOL@
"Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption "


Bungie removed the ability to dissemble things to get Bright Dusts which are used to craft items and sell Bright Dusts in their cash shop.

Would Jagex be "dropping MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption" too if they removed the capability to dissemble items from Invention and sell the invention ingredients for Runecoins? :D:D:D

29-Jul-2019 17:34:24

Skull-inky
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Dilbert2001 said:
LOL@
"Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption "


Bungie removed the ability to dissemble things to get Bright Dusts which are used to craft items and sell Bright Dusts in their cash shop.

Would Jagex be "dropping MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption" too if they removed the capability to dissemble items from Invention and sell the invention ingredients for Runecoins? :D:D:D


Okay only a matter of time before you commented to you, you can't help yourself.

I'll put it simple for you.

Destiny 2(my bad for saying there is no MTX) has a very very small fraction of MTX in-game it however is only cosmetic, it has no affect in-game.

Comparing Cosmetics to actual game play, lol bless you okay.
royal society magazine

We would agree that regardless of the profitability of the loot box trade, the risks associated with them are worryingly high

29-Jul-2019 17:39:04

Mad Mazie
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Skull-inky said:
Mad Mazie said:
Well it isn't that simple... the number of RS3 players isn't that high, they need MTX to keep it alive. I'm hoping mobile will fix that somewhat, taking the pressure off so they can ease up a bit but they sure are taking their time with it.


When have you even heard of a company moving away from MTX? "we need it to keep the game alive" of every gaming companies greedy excuse.

Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption and are doing very well.

Companies can thrive without MTX, but that doesn't please the bottom line, the shareholders.


Well that may be the case but Jagex can't simply drop mtx at this point. If they did with such a low number of players, who's gonna pay their salaries? It would mean they would have to let half the devs go meaning less updates and just maintenance mode for this game till it dies.

And who is playing Destiny 2 anyway? It failed from the start.. and you could get it for free at some point.

29-Jul-2019 17:40:50

Skull-inky
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Skull-inky

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Mad Mazie said:
Skull-inky said:
Mad Mazie said:
Well it isn't that simple... the number of RS3 players isn't that high, they need MTX to keep it alive. I'm hoping mobile will fix that somewhat, taking the pressure off so they can ease up a bit but they sure are taking their time with it.


When have you even heard of a company moving away from MTX? "we need it to keep the game alive" of every gaming companies greedy excuse.

Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption and are doing very well.

Companies can thrive without MTX, but that doesn't please the bottom line, the shareholders.


Well that may be the case but Jagex can't simply drop mtx at this point. If they did with such a low number of players, who's gonna pay their salaries? It would mean they would have to let half the devs go meaning less updates and just maintenance mode for this game till it dies.

And who is playing Destiny 2 anyway? It failed from the start.. and you could get it for free at some point.


Destiny 2 has become a success story believe it or not.

Also remember jagex also lost a lot of players due to MTX, and given MTX is the current bane in every game and people are looking for games that don't have MTX you may well see player numbers increase.

Im not stupid enough to suggest MTX get's removed all at once, it would have to be done at stages as it's a huge part of the game now.

I have nothing against Cosmetic MTX as do most people, so that is also an option.
royal society magazine

We would agree that regardless of the profitability of the loot box trade, the risks associated with them are worryingly high

29-Jul-2019 17:44:23

Dilbert2001
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Skull-inky said:
Dilbert2001 said:
LOL@
"Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption "


Bungie removed the ability to dissemble things to get Bright Dusts which are used to craft items and sell Bright Dusts in their cash shop.

Would Jagex be "dropping MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption" too if they removed the capability to dissemble items from Invention and sell the invention ingredients for Runecoins? :D:D:D


Okay only a matter of time before you commented to you, you can't help yourself.

I'll put it simple for you.

Destiny 2(my bad for saying there is no MTX) has a very very small fraction of MTX in-game it however is only cosmetic, it has no affect in-game.

Comparing Cosmetics to actual game play, lol bless you okay.


Cosmetic MTX are MTX too. And don't forget those who are playing Destiny 2 totally free now after they have made the initial purchase will have to pay for greedy expansion packs soon too. Good that Jagex is not so greedy to charge their players for expansion MTX. :D

If you don't like Bond MTX then don't buy Bond and don't play any of Jagex's games then. Microtransaction is an integral part of Jagex's Business. :)

29-Jul-2019 17:47:13

Skull-inky
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Skull-inky

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Dilbert2001 said:
Skull-inky said:
Dilbert2001 said:
LOL@
"Destiny 2 is the only game to drop MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption "


Bungie removed the ability to dissemble things to get Bright Dusts which are used to craft items and sell Bright Dusts in their cash shop.

Would Jagex be "dropping MTX and moving away from the greedy claws of corruption" too if they removed the capability to dissemble items from Invention and sell the invention ingredients for Runecoins? :D:D:D


Okay only a matter of time before you commented to you, you can't help yourself.

I'll put it simple for you.

Destiny 2(my bad for saying there is no MTX) has a very very small fraction of MTX in-game it however is only cosmetic, it has no affect in-game.

Comparing Cosmetics to actual game play, lol bless you okay.


Cosmetic MTX are MTX too. And don't forget those who are playing Destiny 2 totally free now after they have made the initial purchase will have to pay for greedy expansion packs soon too. Good that Jagex is not so greedy to charge their players for expansion MTX. :D

If you don't like Bond MTX then don't buy Bond and don't play any of Jagex's games then. Microtransaction is an integral part of Jagex's Business. :)


Lol your logic,
royal society magazine

We would agree that regardless of the profitability of the loot box trade, the risks associated with them are worryingly high

29-Jul-2019 17:49:02

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