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I just wanted to make some form of a discussion asking you all what you think of certain RuneScape players who use other players in game for their own benefit. Specifically, the ones who make videos on YouTube, or are known in some way shape or form.

I know that a lot of these YouTube Runescapers use their viewerbase to, in a way, give them unfair advantages while playing the game. Some examples being:

Having them subscribe to a second channel of theirs to acquire YouTube Partnership on it (= $)
Trying to buy hard to get items for trade price from viewers (Divine SS, TT items, etc.)
Getting 76k and higher tricks in PVP worlds
Having subscribers run you essence to the altar so you don't have to bank
Having subscribers lose to you on purpose to gain ranks in minigames
etc.

I'm sure there's a few I have forgotten, feel free to add on.


In return, the Runescape will add them to their friend's list, obviously a most sacred place to be. (More than likely to be deleted a week later)

Now basically my question for you all is; do you feel that these people are *entitled* to acting this way because of their status on a video website? Have they earned the right to act this way? Do they deserve these special privileges? I want some opinions


Thanks for your time.

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I didn't know people did that lol. I guess it's up to the subscribers... fame on youtube is absolutely as serious of business as fame in runescape, so I don't see why you your e-fans shouldn't do stuff for you.

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I like that you posted this, since recently both ingame and on YT I agree that famous 'scapers are gaining huge advantages from fans hoping to please.
Its all down to the idolisation of anyone who excels at something you do, years ago I respect OldKnight and Zezima for high levels and now there is an even greater personal connection with the commentaries so it is easy to do this,
so I guess I do agree they exploit others, but to get ranked in a popular cc many are happy just like they are to 76k their way to Tassets.. etc etc. :)
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Lol, seems like all these are directed at one person. (Or I guess that's just how I see it.)

COUGH*SPARC MAC*COUGH?
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Lol, seems like all these are directed at one person. (Or I guess that's just how I see it.)

COUGH*SPARC MAC*COUGH?


Well I suppose if he's guilty of them all, then sure. Plenty of known PKers ask people to die for them for BH ranks.

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It's hard to view it as being a black and white issue, 'cause it's not like these people are forcing their subscribers to do stuff for them. I guess I don't really see it as being unfair. They provide us with entertainment, and some of us repay them in either views and comments ($$$) or favors.

I only watch Taco Limey and Zarfot, though.

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There AREN'T entitled, but if someone is stupid enough to waste their time doing that for someone else, that's fine for me.

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People do what people pleases, there is no law against it.
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They do what they want. Shut up.
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They do what they want. Shut up.


no u
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Both parties are consenting, so I say it's completely ethical.

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people selling ranks in merch clanchats is what I'm most upset about.

(seen threads of people doing this on a rwt-site)

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Meh. If people are willing to do it, then whatever. If you're that eager to please someone famous in-game, then go for it.

I've seen people selling ranks in their clan chat to anyone who sold them an item with a high street price.

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If people are willing to sell things for trade price, help out those players, etc etc, theres nothing stopping them.

Its not as if they are being FORCED to sell things at trade price, they obviously want to.
O.O

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Lol, seems like all these are directed at one person. (Or I guess that's just how I see it.)

COUGH*SPARC MAC*COUGH?


Well I suppose if he's guilty of them all, then sure. Plenty of known PKers ask people to die for them for BH ranks.

I dont think sparc does much of that. I mean, he doesnt turn down a free 76k, and I know it was common practice to get some 76ks after dying and gaining a substantial amount of dp before they nerfed 76king. I haven't seen him actually ask his subscribers for stuff like that tho.

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Lol, seems like all these are directed at one person. (Or I guess that's just how I see it.)

COUGH*SPARC MAC*COUGH?


Well I suppose if he's guilty of them all, then sure. Plenty of known PKers ask people to die for them for BH ranks.

I dont think sparc does much of that. I mean, he doesnt turn down a free 76k, and I know it was common practice to get some 76ks after dying and gaining a substantial amount of dp before they nerfed 76king. I haven't seen him actually ask his subscribers for stuff like that tho.


He does, there's videos everywhere. His friends send me messages complaining about how much of a "user" he is, even with friends, but they obey because of who he is. However this thread is not about any specific player, it was merely to gather people's personal opinions about this practice

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I feel like I'm cheating the unwitting masses every time I use the Grand Exchange.
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There AREN'T entitled, but if someone is stupid enough to waste their time doing that for someone else, that's fine for me.


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I feel like I'm cheating the unwitting masses every time I use the Grand Exchange.


I sometimes do as well.

But hey, if people want to sell for below market and buy for above, thats there problem and not mine :)
O.O

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How many subs do I need to start pulling this stuff?


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