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Tip.It Times - 19th September 2010


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I have to agree with the first article, they are nice when we have them, specially as this time I got to take advantage of it, but they don't need to come around again.

It may only be a game economy but it still doesn't need the massive upset that happens from pre-announcing these weekends. Maybe an alternative would be to create more items like the penance horn and SC items that are slightly easier to obtain.

All in all a very good article.


There has never been more truth said then in the second article. I find it horribly annoying to see new names in my friends list when I log on after a break. It leaves you feeling as though you don't have the people you used to. As someone who has played for about 7 years now I had filled my friends list a few times over the years, but in the advent of the name changes and taking a break at the same time, I'm left with only 6 people on my list now, because I just don't know who is who anymore.

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I agree with the sentiments of the name change article. Unless you play often it is difficult to keep track of name changes after the first name change or after it stops saying "Last know as" in the friends list.

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Hi

I read the "Reflecting Upon Bonus XP Weekend" article and despite some of my fellow players complain about Bonus XP Weekends I simply love them as they help me getting to chew a small chunk off those hard and endless levels (look at my stats, I'm not even beginning to feel the pain and agony of what still lies ahead yet !)

Regarding the impact on the RS economy then I think it's only going to be a bit crazy for a short time and that supply and demand will revert back its natural levels after a while.

I hope Jagex will continue have these weekends as long as they don't make them more than two per year.

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I liked the Bonus weekends, and I hope more will come in the future.

I really don't get why some people support updates that make it easier to train a skill, and is all about efficiency, while laughing and putting down others who like to do things an old fashioned way, but HATES these double exp weekends. I mean they make skills faster to train, and that's what it's all about right?

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I don't understand the upset about the economy. I normally don't earn money because it is to boring, now with the double XP weekend I could have fun while earning 3m (I had banked 6m). I have gained some xp on herblfore and still made my money. I enjoyed the bonus XP and I would like to see another one.

About the names, some are indeed impossible to gues why I added them, a eternal reference to the original name would be nice.
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As for the exp weekend.... I like them. Honestly, I think it's good to have then every now and then. It messes with the economy, but....eh. I can live with it, I guess. I think the trick is to limit them enough. Even 2 a year seems a little high to me.... but I think they SHOULD do at least 1 per year.

As for name-changing, I think the whole problem is you can change them once a month. I don't think a perm-limit on them is a good idea, but rather extend the cycle. Say, every 6 months or so. Give the player a month where their old name is reserved, and allow them to change it back to the old name at any time; after that, they can still try to change back providing no one has taken their old name.

Frankly, I was one of the people who switched the day it came out (or maybe a couple days later, point is I changed pretty much asap) but I haven't changed it since. I think once a month is too often as people like to change it just for [cabbage]s and giggles. Also, I think people who choose offensive usernames should love the ability to change it for at least a year (ignoring the forced change from the offensive name.)

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What jagex should have done for name change:

first name change: free
second name change: 10,000 gp
third name change: 20,000 gp
fourth name change: 40,000 gp
...
tenth name change: 5,120,000 gp
...
twentieth name change: 5,242,880,000 gp

Would be interesting to see how much people pay lol.

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Interesting DYK :P I was always so annoyed when I forgot to put supercompost on the patches :oops:

Regarding the first article: Overall, I agree with you. However there are some points I'd like to address:
You mentioned buyable Skills. There is a reason these skills require such an enourmus sum of money: They offer huge advantages in combat. If we're talking about Woodcutting, Smithing, Mining or whatever, I couldn't care less. The amount of time saved is rather minimal and certainly doesn't "devalue" anything, especially since people should know for themselves what they did to achieve those levels and what they can be proud of. If they're getting angry because someone calls your skillcape a BXPW product or whatever, that's their own problem.
But those buyables offer an advantage in combat and that's the reason why they cost so much to level. This shouldn't be messed with by giving people cheaper overloads, turmoil or steel titans.
Also your point of how it's hard to get these levels for quests...not really. I spent less than a million on buyables, and I still have the required levels after not so much playtime on members worlds. Penguin Points alone offer a huge boosts, you can also spend a lot of the xp lamps from quests on them, and the little bit of money someone needs to get that last bit is really not over-the-top.

Personally, I did not really like the BXPW. Yes, I abused it, checked my trees, went to the circus, trained some Crafting and woodcutting. But the whole time I felt like what I was doing was wrong, that I did not deserve the levels I gained. I simply did not feel comfortable. When my multiplier was at 1.6 I finally gave up and helped in a penguin clan chat. I do not blame anyone for not thinking the same, but for myself, I just feel(with no particular reason I can word in a sensible argument) that this is wrong.


On the second article, I couldn't agree more. I had around 70 people on my friends list, but when I decided to clean up after a few months I was left with a mere 15. It almost completely destroys the chance to randomly find a mate while skilling or monster hunting. Yes, if you chat a lot you will get used to the name change, but anything like the people you only occasionally chat with, or maybe with whom you team up for dungeoneering once in a while - you lose them. I understand some want to get rid of old and maybe even embarassing names, but anything beyond that is just plain annoying. Imo, there should be 1 name change per 2 years available, with the ability to change back to your old name for 1 month. That's completely sufficient.

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I completely agree with the second article. I hate how often some people change their names! The update probably would have been perfect if there was a limit to the number of name changes we could use.

In response to the first article, I love the Bonus Exp weekends! I never pay that much attention to the economy anyways. If they do future weekends, we should be limited to non-buyable skills perhaps? So mining, agility, combat skills and slayer, hunter, etc. Wouldn't have AS much of an adverse effect on the economy, but would still be a great opportunity to reduce the grind. :D
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I fully agree with both articles this week.
The Bonus XP Weekends are a great idea, but they really do have a lasting effect on the economy. As for people protesting about it, I can't see why. I get the argument, but oh well. My highest level is 70 Woodcutting, and I did work hard to get it. But it doesn't make a difference if somebody only spent half as much time getting their level 70. It's still my achievement, and I still loved getting it. If anything, I'm glad it took longer, I got to make a few friends along the way.

I hate the name changes with a passion! Like Wingless, I constantly have to ask who people are. Which is pretty embarrassing, since I have few people on my friend's list and I should be able to know who they are. :D I no longer use the high-scores for this reason. I have so much trouble tracking friends down on the hi-scores I have to use the Adventurer's Log. I wish Jagex would limit, or even remove this feature.

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1st Article: I'm really enjoying Emerson's first couple of articles and writing style, though I feel more negatively towards the bonus xp weekends.

Finally I would like to say that while the two bonus xp weekends so far have worked wonders for gameplay, I think that another one would be a bad idea. Protests grew louder the second time around and the more controversy Jagex creates between itself and its players, the less of a positive impact future updates will have due to Jagex having built up a negative rapport with the community.


Sounds like the initial holiday events.
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Both articles made some points that I agreed with.

However, from the first article. Herblore is not really as hard or expensive to train as people make it out to be. For the low levels at any rate. I managed to get up to 65 herblore making potions from MTK only. Then, doing pengs with a friend, and cashing in points every 3 weeks, while using MTK herbs and farming 15-20 avantoe seeds a day (3-4 runs), I managed to get to 76 herblore. At this point, I had just under 10k avantoe banked, from farming, which was enough for lvl 81. My profit from the herbs, nests, and seeds I didn't use from MTK covered the cost of the avantoe seeds, and the cost of paying my workers. With extra to spare.

Now, after lvl 81, yes, it is incredibly expensive, and my total cost is around 200m getting to 95. But 81 is a decent herblore level, and more then enough for any quests.

Long and short of it.

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About the second article.

I agree with the name change problem, I have some friends who change their name constantly. And it gets very confusing. I think that this problem could be solved somewhat by having a right click option "view display name history" on their name. Then, it would bring up a window that started with their original account name, and gave you every name they have gone through, in reverse chronological order, down to their current name at the bottom. That is what I think would help vastly. And probably limiting it to one change every 2 months, instead of every 4 weeks.

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I agree 100% with the second article. Since the name update, i have constantly been wondering who is who on my friends list. I must confess that I did change my name once from Jedisquire to JediSquire. Oh and I call Commendations pest points still.

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My first name change after the name change update was to Xinix_Xaxx. My second name change was to Xinix Xaxx; I didn't know I wouldn't need the underscore. I changed it to Xinix Xax because I'd wanted the name with one X to begin with, but then back to Xinix Xaxx (after popular demand) and there it's stayed. I wouldn't have changed my name at all, but people kept calling me "Bend Over" and that gets old in about half a second. There are people on my friends list, however, who have changed every chance they've had and I have no idea who they are. I just keep deleting them, but as soon as I delete someone, they start talking to me again within four days. Then I figure out who they are, and lather, rinse, repeat. To be honest, I'm not too far from deleting everyone with the name change icon at the end of the year and staying on "Private: Friends" only.

I did sign up here with my user name, but unfortunately, I forgot the password, hence this account.


By the way, what does/did "DDS" stand for, exactly, referring to the poisoned dagger, not "Doctor of Dental Surgery."
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By the way, what does/did "DDS" stand for, exactly, referring to the poisoned dagger, not "Doctor of Dental Surgery."


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Enjoyed both articles, one of the better Tip.it times in recent memory.


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My first name change after the name change update was to Xinix_Xaxx. My second name change was to Xinix Xaxx; I didn't know I wouldn't need the underscore. I changed it to Xinix Xax because I'd wanted the name with one X to begin with, but then back to Xinix Xaxx (after popular demand) and there it's stayed. I wouldn't have changed my name at all, but people kept calling me "Bend Over" and that gets old in about half a second. There are people on my friends list, however, who have changed every chance they've had and I have no idea who they are. I just keep deleting them, but as soon as I delete someone, they start talking to me again within four days. Then I figure out who they are, and lather, rinse, repeat. To be honest, I'm not too far from deleting everyone with the name change icon at the end of the year and staying on "Private: Friends" only.

I did sign up here with my user name, but unfortunately, I forgot the password, hence this account.


By the way, what does/did "DDS" stand for, exactly, referring to the poisoned dagger, not "Doctor of Dental Surgery."


Off topic, but you can change your "display" username on tipit as well :)

Don't ask me how, I *did* change mine here but I can't remember offhand >.<

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The article about the two bonus xp weekends was great. The analysis of these two events was very close to my own viewpoint and thoughts about them. Especially I would like to bring forward that I agree fully with that statement made last in one of the end paragraphs, that members worlds consist of much more "grind your heart out" activities than F2P ones. Members need to relax more.
However, I think that the bonus xp weekend is a good idea and I think that if Jagex just make a few changes to it, so that they can have more control of it and the impact on the in-RS economy becomes smaller, I would like to see a third weekend.

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Ragarding the Bonus XP weekend article - i agree with anything written but the conclusion.
Yes, there will be complains (as always) , and yes the economy will be shaken a bit but the Pros ,reduce grinding (and costs), beats these arguments easly.

Looking forward for the next one :thumbup:




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