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I believe that the game of RuneScape will not stay around for much longer. Here is my rant-
With the updates, this takes away two main things that many people are looking for in an MMO- PKing, and friends. With bounty hunter (not realy pking), all you do is get killed by a huge clan, since there is no spot for 1v1 PvP. Not only this, but unless you are by a doorway, there is no possible way to escape. This game which once had a pretty good PvP system (the only decent part of the game) has now a terrible PvP. Not only this, but if you ever do get a kill, you just get bsed in the next 3 seconds.
Friends. This was the only other thing that kept me around. My friends and I would lend things to each other, and when we got a big pk - we would split up the stuff. Say one of us died, we would lend him 250k, and tell him to keep it til he gets the cash to pay us back. But now all of this is over. With the new 3k limit, I am now unable to lend anyone anything. If I were to do bounty hunter and get a big kill (and magically get out without getting bsed) I could not give any of my fellow friends the a slice of the kill. This game now is to people who don't like lending things to their friends..
Now that i got the updates out of the way, there are still other reasons why this game will not last long. -
Combat System- This game seriously has the worst combat sysytem in the world. Not only this, but it al revolves around luck. Even if I were 10 lvels lower than someone, if I were to get the lucky hits and he were to hit low, then I would win the battle (which makes no sense). Not only that, but it is a slash, wait, slash, wait, kind of battle system. Also, one class pretty much owns all at a high level (especially if you f2p). Melee can easily take out range, since mage has no armour to wear, and melee takes out range, since range has only adddy against a melee's rune armour. That is why this game has a terrible combat system.
Graphics - I am not one to judge a game on graphics, but these are pretty damned bad. These are prolly the worst 2D graphics around. I could care less if you don't need a download. The downloads are truely terrible, and they have hardly (if even) gotten better over the 5 years this game has been out.
One of These Days - One of these days, a company will be like, "WEll gee, I think we should make a browser based game, so people don't need a download!" "Agreed Sir". Not only this, but this company will have a good graphics designer, so there will be better graphics. And, this is crazy, but they will be....SMART about their game and make.....Useful updates more than once every 6 months!! I know its crazy but it just may happen....It's only a matter of time.
Custamor Service - JOKE. CRAPPY. WORST IN THE WORLD. Are many things I have heard about Jagex's custamor service. At first I was like, now guys, it can't be that bad. But then came the day I was hacked. I tried and tried to get my account back, but let's face it, JaGeX doesn't even look at if your hacked. This is especially for if your f2p, since they really don't care about it. Even for emembers though, customer service is a joke. When it comes to the easy stuff they answer, but when something big happens, they just turn the other cheek. If you do manage to get your account back, then the hacker just has to type in your previous passwords and BAM!, your hacked again. It's hard to have a good customer service when all JaGeX really cares about your money.
Updates - REDICULOUS (even for members). JaGeX makes some of the most pointless updates in the world. I mean, every now and then they will come out with a decent skill, but usually a pointless skill (like construction), which is cool, but really doesn't have much of a benefit. But staying away from the skills, there are many other updates which no one really gives a crap about. Like the music update they made. WOW! NEW MUSIC GUYS!!! Wait, why do I care? How is this trying to make this game better? What is the goddam point of this update?! This is just one of the many updates that hardly affect people. I would wrather get an update every 3 months and actually make a remotley big IMPROVEMENT on the game, than them make updates that no one really cares about. They should really be making updates that actually help make this better for people who like to pk. Bounty Hunter is a joke, so mabye they should try to make some updates to fix that instead of worrying about the music? Although they have constant updates, no one really pays much attention to 95% of them.
What I'm saying is that this game will not be around for long. Since it has strpped away kindness, updates destroying the game, terrible graphics, and many other things.
I will give it 2 to 3 years AT BEST.
Thanks for reading the whole thing lol
In memory of Laura "Taera" Genender. Passed away on Aug/13/08 - Rest In Peace; you will not be forgotten