When Runescape 2 (AKA Runescape HD) was launched, players were given the opportunity to transfer their bank to the updated version, or keep their bank in the classic servers. Now that Jagex has opted for closing down RS Classic, is Jagex going to resume the option of transferring classic players item collection to the current mainstream game?
Bigecoolsaid: When Runescape 2 (AKA Runescape HD) was launched, players were given the opportunity to transfer their bank to the updated version, or keep their bank in the classic servers. Now that Jagex has opted for closing down RS Classic, is Jagex going to resume the option of transferring classic players item collection to the current mainstream game?
First of all, RS2 wasn't RSHD. RSHD was an interim progression of RS2, but RuneScape 2 was simply RuneScape 2.
As for your main point, Jagex won't be porting accounts from RSC to RS3: the two games are simply too different at this stage, and given the wealth of cheating/glitches/botting that has overwhelmed RSC for the past decade game integrity is another concern - Jagex won't have cared that people botted in the closed confines of an obsolete game very few people actually played, but the accounts (by and large) aren't legit enough to be safely imported into RS3 without provoking an enormous backlash.
And the accounts which always did play legit wouldn't benefit too much either: their accumulated wealth and bank wouldn't be worth anything in RS3's economy, and their levels wouldn't mean much either: it might have been an enormous achievement to get a skill to 99 in RSC, but in RS3 it's commonplace - you could quickly make a brand new account and have a richer, higher-level character in RS3 than anything you might have imported from RSC; so it's not really worthwhile either.
The option to transfer from the old to the new when RS2 came out made sense, because at the time Jagex was planning to keep both open. They were also directly connected.
There is no direct connection anymore with RSC and R2017 or RS3. THey are all completely different games.
When Diablo 3 came out, Diablo 2 players didnt complain about moving their stuff over because of the time they spent on a now obsolete game. Completely different games, completely different rules/economy.
The simple fact is, cheating was too easy on classic. There is NO way to fairly figure out who cheated and who didnt for their wealth on RSC anymore. So youd have to let everyone transfer their stuff. The headache from even figuring out how to do that fairly is farrrrrrr less than the headache of pissing off the 12 actual RSC players.
Lordsythsaid: The option to transfer from the old to the new when RS2 came out made sense, because at the time Jagex was planning to keep both open. They were also directly connected.
It's actually simpler than that: the reason the option to transfer your data existed was because RS2 was basically a gigantic update, not a whole new game. Sure, it had fresh new 3D graphics, lots of tweaks and a brand new client, but it was intended to be a replacement for RSC, not a sequel. It was simply last-minute hesitation by Jagex which prompted them to decide to keep the game in it's original form operational and make the upgrade to RS2 and option - they were afraid people might not like RS2.
Since then, Jagex have made update after update, some great, some terrible, but they're all pushed through automatically and we're not given the option of not accepting an update and continuing to play an unupdated game. The transition to EoC, for example, might have been a good time for them to do it if they were ever going to do it again, but that didn't happen.
- Last edited on 25-May-2018 08:20:18 by Uncle Pob
Well first off, I think its kinda obvious they aren't doing that deal anymore, knowing that we are now in RS3 not RS2.[qfc id= 373-374-110-66042164]Support the small QoL updates[/qfc] Ever feel like you have a person who won't leave you alone even if you've asked many times?