Let's forget that Runescape survived for about 7 years on this system, minus the shops being personalized, and actually is an improvement over the old system.
There's actually more stock than before the shops went infinite, because everyone gets their own.
Have you tried this update before saying things like there is actually more stock prior to infinite stores :' /> because there actually isn't more stock. Also now you can't world hop in the hopes of getting an item.
The stock levels are not generous, and the amounts for sale are bizarre. 10 bone bolts I don't see one player who would do the quest, make the trek to purchase 10 bone bolts and then make their way back to sell it at GE.
Also with the way the GE works and price updates soon everything will rise in price on the GE harming the everyday player. Under the old system some higher levels overpaying didn't mean that all prices were set at that level there were always deals to be had if you were patient. This isn't seven years ago the game and context is different, with the GE we will see hyper-inflation.
Do I sense a return to skilling?
I don't see how this helps skilling by forcing us to run around to gather resources from various stores. Maybe it does help runecraft, but runecraft was already a lucrative skill before once it hit 91. It harms other skills though. Also without buy-x there is more wasted time doing chores before you can even skill to gain experience.
I won't say Jagex doesn't think, but with things like this I do have to ask, *what* they were thinking.
Yeah, the stocks are higher than they were before infinite stores which is fine, but to have so many things with such a low stock that renders the shop useless is beyond me.
BTW, I still wuv Omali.