It's official. I had a feeling when I joined, but now it's official. I'm making a declaration. I'd call it a papal bull, but I'm not quite that pretentious. Anyway, what I'm officially declaring is this:
Ratchet is the smartest poster on TIF right now. Back in the day (ironically, the "good ol' days" of '04 and '05) I used to watch these forums without actually bothering to create an account. Back then the rants forum was ruled by Raichase and Zubeedoo. Ratchet is the new Raichase. I haven't found a new Zub yet, but give me time. Moad is looking promising...
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Thanks a lot.
I like on topic posts.
I agree that Eatrunearrow,ThedayRSdied, and others who can't get over it need to learn how to accept the fact that there are other people with different opinions and calling them names makes nothing better, just makes people look like idiots.
RS was different in a bad way though. There were problems throughout and apparently nobody remembers the glory days with the little bald men with green shirts named "FGHYSHDIDU555" were plaguing all the good woodcutting sites. Nobody apparently remembers the glory days when people sat outside of the Varrock bank, waiting for unsuspecting victims to scam with "Armor trimming" or the like. Nobody remembers when you got lost so much because you did not have a map and had no guide. Tutorial Island seemed useless when you were thrown into a huge world where you knew nothing of where to go or what to do. I know people who gave up specifically because of how hard it was to figure out what to do. Nobody remembers all the dirtbags in the wild agility area who would kill you because you were minding your own business. Even places like that little shack with the lever, unsuspecting people would use it not knowing what would happen and would usually face certain death because of an idiot PKer at the other side.
Why rename it Runescape 3? It is not too different from what it was before, it just fixed all the problems. Which, as with anything Jagex seems to do, leads to the bashing of the company for being a bunch of idiots.
Yeah, younger players make up most of the population of Runescape. I am sure Eatrunearrow is a younger player because if he is an adult or even older teen he seriously has problems. I was eleven when I started playing Runescape, and I learned about it from Miniclips. That's where most of my friends learned of it. We have never gotten a black mark and have never done anything to ruin the game.
The rants forum isn't dead. A forum isn't dead until no one posts anymore, and the rants keep a rollin'. Yes it does seem a bit like a nostalgic look back, but it still has garnered a lot of support and hate towards Jagex.
I've played RS five years and continue to play because as long as I learn to adapt, it is all right. I would have never thought five years ago that Jagex would get rid of the wild, and when they did almost two years ago, I was surprised by how much hate, how much idiocy could be found on the RSOF, this forum, Sal's Realm. Everywhere you went, Jagex hate.
I don't at all agree that more was lost than gained with the fight on RWT. The game is still quite popular, Jagex has fixed the game up to the point that anyone can hop on and play, and so what if the wild is gone? Jagex is giving all PKers another version of the wild, but because it isn't like the old one, you complain. PKer's like that are comparitive to babies, not in the fact that they never shut up (but that's a good one) but in the fact that babies are bad at adapting to different places, or change.
I have never noticed a lack of player interaction. It's still there, and though it may be slightly less than before, it is still there. Most RPG's are like that. Runescape is not a social RPG as much as it is an RPG for people wanting to play an RPG. Adventure Quest Worlds is a social RPG because you can team up together on any monster, and the social interaction is high. I don't think Jagex wants Runescape to become a social RPG as much as just a plain ol' RPG.
I never met a high level who gave me anything. Most would tell me to "Piss off Noob" so you and your friends must have been very lucky. Now for every spammer, lurer, and bot that isn't there, there are a bunch of decent players.
Apparently you have never read another Eatrunearrow thread because over the past year and a half he has said multiple times he's going to quit and he's bashed Jagex. It might not be as prevalent as in his other threads but I am sure it is still there.
O.K, most people probably knew that the loss of the wild was just giving everyone a reason to send hate mail at Jagex. Long term players didn't care, some Pker's didn't even care. There are a select few people though who can't get over it and seriously need to. I'll bring up the point that it is just a game. If you have to complain over a year and a half about one update in the game then you seriously need to do something. I won't say get a life, but I think that carrying this argument on for this long is overdoing it and stretching an argument that Jagex has even addressed too far. I think if you can't adapt, you need to quit complaining at Jagex and teach yourself that it is not their fault. It is your fault for disliking it. It's an opinion and you can't change Jagex's opinion. But the logical thing is for you to change your opinion or keep the opinion and leave, because complaining like people have been doing hasn't apparently done anything than make the game worse (LOL, NOoB PKING NOW).
Less people may be playing, I don't know where the proof of that is, but Jagex is still making money and has a much more polished, much more accessible game.
O.K, nitpicking over small things is stupid though. It doesn't mean you like the overall game, Eatrunearrow has announced to the world multiple times he is quitting, he hates Jagex. Not in this post, but in others. Seriously, if you have to nitpick about every little thing Jagex does, than quit. There is no point playing a game if you complain about everything that is going on in it.
Veteran players? Like who? I am staying. I know a whole bunch of friends I made way back four years ago that still play. If people quit, it doesn't matter much, as long as Jagex continues to work on the game they will replace those lost players with new blood.
That's just another one of my myriad of opinions anyway. Quit ranting about the old wild, complain about the new wild, but don't complain because it's not like the old wild. IT IS NEVER COMING BACK. Never. It's done, it's over with and if you don't enjoy the new wild then you might as well either quit complaining or quit playing.