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Ive played runescape many years before and was never a member and recently played again just to see if its still as i left it and this is what ive come to see as ruining the game.
Note: New content starting from #7.
1. Removal of the wilderness.
Wtf seriously you guys removed the wilderness the only aspect of the game people enjoyed. Also the wilderness in runescape was what made the game unique. its what made people want to keep playing. the risk vs reward involved with the wilderness is fantastic. now that you remove it only bounter hunter left and its definitely not as fun and involving as the wilderness. "MMORPGs thrive on change and updates due to their nature. If the game remains the same way for many years it will stagnate and soon only the "veteran" players remain. MMORPGs need new players all the time, not only for the interests of the company behind them but for the player community to stay fresh." states Jagex Mod Mark H. you guys are not only losing your veteran players but the new players will come to realize wtf is the point of leveling their stats for what benefit to reach uber high level then regretting the time you wasted? and by removing the PvP in the wilderness you added a revenant thing instead? which does what? make noobs go back to pve??
2. Trade limit
By making a trade limit and adding a grand exchange you just fked up and killed the economy. having a trade limit not only ruins the economy of the game it just makes expensive items stay expensive and cheap items stay cheap. HAVING A TRADE LIMIT AND A GRAND EXCHANGE COMPLETELY DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF TRADING IN MMORPGS. And rather than going to a populated area like varrock to buy/sell i would just pop my item in the grand exchange and i can get back to what i want to do. theres no more of the mmorpg feel in the game anymore. the trade limit killed it. for example i need a redberry pie for knights sword quest and rather then me having to level up cooking to make the pie i would just pop in a few hundred gold in the grand exchange and voila got it but if you didnt have the trade limit i would be trying to buy it for a few 1000's of gold. trade limit also stops people from helping buddies out like giving them a new weapon or armour. you guys really did act before thinking. then again you made item lending... thats got to be a joke. wtf item lending wtf were u thinking. lending an item then getting it back...
3. Bounty Hunter
Sure bounty hunter is reasonably exciting but you didnt have to remove wilderness. Bounty hunter is fking imbalanced. 3 craters. low.med and high. low level crater is lv3-55. medium level crater is lv56-105. high level crater is 106+. that is so fking imbalanced. getting from lv 3 to lv 55 is so much easier done then getting from lv 55-105. the moment i hit lv 56 i was like wow okay no more bounty hunter for me. time to go back to pve..
4. Fist of Guthix
Fist of Guthix's rating system is so stupid. rating doesnt mean anything in runescape why the fk did you even call it rating. rating in runescape is just how many points youve accumulated by playing so much. its not even a proper rating system in which when you win or lose you gain or lose a few points depending on the combat level of your opponent. rather jagex has made it when you win you gain around 12 points and when you lose you lose like <4 points. pathetic rating sytem. its more of how much youve played rather than how good you are.
5. The community
This community has got to be the worst fken community in any mmorpg. Typcial overused phrases and words such as "get a life, nerd, noob, pray noob, safer noob, running noob and nub" etc etc are said everyday like thousands of times. It is so fking annoying. For example in fist of guthix i recall hearing this guy spamming "this 'player' is a noob running, house camping noob". that guy who spammed that is the noob. From what i see that guy who he calls noob is a good player cause he knows how to escape and run and sht. those people who call other people noob and sht should stfu. jagex didnt put houses there for decoration. they put it there CAUSE ITS PART OF THE SKILL INVOLVED IN THE GAME. Jagex didnt put prayer as a skill in the game as a joke. they put it in the game TO ALLOW PLAYERS AN OPTION TO REDUCE DAMAGE WHILST IN COMBAT. the word 'noob' is way to overused in runescape. this community is so bad everywhere you go you'll be seeing people critisizing and getting critisized. what annoys me the most is people who follow you and call you a noob. they should just stfu and play their own game while others play theirs.
6. PvP Worlds
The idea of killing anyone anywhere is brilliant, the level range is fair, the wilderness level is fair and the 10 seconds till immunity is fair but all this is ruined by the fact that you dont get all the gear your enemy carried instead you get either random generated drops or your foes items or a corrupt item. its so frustrating to have a long fight and then get a vial and bones. even if both had skull and gear worth over 25k. the hotspot system is so stupid. wow sitting there for hours then killing someone with skull and fullrune just to hopefully get some good drops is so stupid. subsequently the community behaves worst and always will you hear "get a life, pray noob, safer noob etc etc". i understand why Jagex removed getting all the loot. so they can stop real world item traders and gold farmers and stuff but still cant they just ban them instead like in almost EVERY OTHER MMORPG. why would you ruin your game just to solve the gold farmers problem? Solving the problem while making the game worst doesnt solve the problem. why cant Jagex just ip ban like every other game. why dont they ban or suspend accounts who buy and sell. there are many reasons for and agaisnt but still its evident that having a trade limit and pvp random drops is ruining the game. Jagex take a look at this link and read everything. http://www.guildwars.com/support/rmt/rmt-en.php dont exactly copy them but get an idea of how other games deal with real world item trading without ruining the game.
everything above was over a year ago.
7. Bounty Hunter +1 Item worlds (world 32 for nonmembers)
Seriously this bounty hunter + 1 item worlds is flawed. It has become what practicially is a waiting game. It just a bunch of people waiting by sitting down. Heaps of players are just sitting around waiting for their EP and the circle to fill so they get a target. its a bloody waiting game. for example you get a target who happens to be in a clan and is always in the multiattack zone and will not leave it. they dont seek to kill you but you seek to kill them. you see them in the multiattack zone and u wont go there as their clan and your target will kill you. Hence you waste your time as you initially have already waited soooooooooooooooooo long in the wildy in the first place to get a target and then you random a target who is just some as$hole who doesnt want to do the objective of the server which is to bounty hunt and would rather stay with a group o fkwits and waste all their targets time. basically you waste time either way. either way you lose. as you can go hit ur target but its a guranteed suicide mission or you can log out and log back in and you will still have to wait for the circle to fill again which takes a extremely long time.
8. Lack of new content for F2P
This game is almost exactly the same as it was 5 years ago. the only new thing for nonmembers was the graphics and fist of guthix. almost everything new released is for members. the game is almost the same as it was when it first came out. except now its worst because theres trade limit and pvp in wildy was nerfed for the worst. seriously all the quests same. no new quests for nonmembers. basically there is nothing to do but grind the skills or pvp. but the pvp is sht now cause of trade limit. and who would want to grind the skills of like woodcutting anyway thats just so fking sad. why invest time doing the same repetitive action over and over again. and once u reach that max level . what do you gain? oh you can chop trees faster than everyone below you and u can chop the best tree. but for nonmembers its yew logs. and that requires lv 60. i have no idea whats in the minds of people who just grind these skills.
Honestly i think this game has a lot of wasted potential. it couldve been a really good game if they didnt implement things in like trade limit which has significantly impacted the economy of the game and also ruining the pvp aspect of the game. Also their comment about why they removed trade limit was the most ridiculous thing ive ever read. why coudlnt they have done this or something similar. http://www.guildwars.com/support/rmt/rmt-en.php
I know many of you would just argue dont play the game at all if you dont like these changes but the thing is the only reason i bother typing up all this stuff is that there may be a slight chance the game will be nerfed for the better.
Yeh since this is a thread anyone can feel free to comment on my topic.
Thanks for taking the time to read.