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Free Trade and Old Wilderness back [21-Dec-2010]

  

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  1. 1. Are you for or against Free Trade / Wilderness Returning?

    • Yes
      72
    • No
      37
    • Indifferent
      7


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I wasn't really a fan of when it was removed, but there were far greater problems arised from the bots themselves. Maybe if they didn't cause Jagex to be fined over and over for credit card fraud (from bots stealing people's credit cards to pay for their own members) then it might have been resolved. The goal here was to remove the ability for someone to real world item trade easily, thus discontinuing the need for bots at every yew tree, etc.

 

I understand what you're saying, and yes, many people did quit from it, but it's collateral damage compared to what would've happened, eg. no Runescape at all. Don't get me wrong, it'd be nice if it was back, but yeah..

 

Bots are still all over the place. RWT is still going strong. Credit card fraud over it is probably still present, too, unless Jagex has found some other way to deal with it.

 

Think about the amount that it was before to what it is now. Yes, there probably is still credit card fraud still going on, but remember like 15+ bots at each place that happened in members areas? Probably all 15+ of those stole other people's credit cards so they can have the privilege to even be in that world. After all, why would they give their own information? That would just make it easier for Jagex to track down.

 

Note: I'm talking about those bald, light green and dark green pants autoers that you would find at every tree, flax patch and even some at green dragons not ones that level 130s use for training Firemaking or making personal profits for the benefits of their own account.


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I would much rather have old school with a decent economy than today with today's economy.

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I would much rather have old school with a decent economy than today with today's economy.

You mean, when there was runaway inflation thanks to alching and no gold sinks in sight except for crystal equipment recharges?

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I would much rather have old school with a decent economy than today with today's economy.

You mean, when there was runaway inflation thanks to alching and no gold sinks in sight except for crystal equipment recharges?

 

It was obviously better than todays economy and inflation rates

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Bringing back free trade would be such an overhaul it is impossible to say whether it would make the economy better or worse. The economy may have been better in your eyes back then, but there were also not many of the items we have today. How the world would have reacted to spirit shields with free trade is unknown. When we had free trade, the world was much more simple in terms of items available to buy.


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Am I the only one who thinks that this is an extremely stupid idea?? I've been involved with RS for more than 6 years and I've seen this game during the free trade/free pk era and frankly, the MMO genre has passed that era of in-game death being an extremely fearful prospect.

 

No. Darkfall, Mortal Online, and Eve Online; Eve Online being the front runner with over 300 thousand subscribers carries a far harsher penalty than most other games on the market, especially because you're on your own if you get scammed, and there are no truly safe places in the game to be.


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Am I the only one who thinks that this is an extremely stupid idea?? I've been involved with RS for more than 6 years and I've seen this game during the free trade/free pk era and frankly, the MMO genre has passed that era of in-game death being an extremely fearful prospect.

 

No. Darkfall, Mortal Online, and Eve Online; Eve Online being the front runner with over 300 thousand subscribers carries a far harsher penalty than most other games on the market, especially because you're on your own if you get scammed, and there are no truly safe places in the game to be.

 

Thats what it should be with RS. If you get scammed, you deserved it.

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Am I the only one who thinks that this is an extremely stupid idea?? I've been involved with RS for more than 6 years and I've seen this game during the free trade/free pk era and frankly, the MMO genre has passed that era of in-game death being an extremely fearful prospect.

 

No. Darkfall, Mortal Online, and Eve Online; Eve Online being the front runner with over 300 thousand subscribers carries a far harsher penalty than most other games on the market, especially because you're on your own if you get scammed, and there are no truly safe places in the game to be.

 

Thats what it should be with RS. If you get scammed, you deserved it.

 

RS, like it or not, is a casual game. The browser-based client, the quick registration, login etc. all point towards catering to the casual gamer who wants to have an engrossing experience in an hour or so. Currently, RS is one of the most grind-based games out there, especially among the mainstream.

 

Now, I'm not saying that grind is bad. What I'm saying is that the process of grinding is far to simple and boring. Maybe it's just me but clicking and waiting seems like a horribly boring way to conduct combat. It doesn't keep the player involved at all. Jagex is starting to move slightly past this method and is trying ways to rejuvenate combat, such as making it much more engaging in the first 10 levels. However, the core combat system is too stale and I think that needs to be revamped considerably.

 

Linked to that, I also feel that death penalties should be balanced such that players aren't frightened to go out and lose. Currently, and in a past, losing meant losing a lot of key pieces of equipment, money, time, etc. Considering the casual nature of the game, I don't think that losing everything at death is a great idea. Yes, penalties have to be there but I don't know if it should be so severe.

 

I'm just trying to look at it from a development perspective. I'm not trying to do this for the sake of myself or anything. I just feel that the lower the downtime is between deaths, coupled with a more engaging combat system, the better it will be for the game both now and in the long run.


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No pic no proof.

the same could be said about your manhood.

 

Wait what? :huh:

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The fact you don't have to log in to vote makes me think the voting process is simply hype and they've made up their mind already.


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I had to log in. <.<

 

 

In any case, it heartens me that they made it the choice of the players instead of making the executive decision themselves.

 

EDIT: Oh, I remember I just entered username. :/

 

Wonder how many accs are being registered by other people? XD

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logdotzip just one up'd all of you, http://www.runescape.com/wilderness

 

Finally, the hard proof we've all been asking for. :thumbup:

 

What's to stop people from creating accounts and stuffing the ballot box? :blink:


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Too bad I just noticed they mentioned Guinness World Records at the bottom, seems like a publicity stunt they never plan to really do.


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No bounty hunter = no pking idol things = no way to get a huge amount of money into the game = inflation falls!!


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No bounty hunter = no pking idol things = no way to get a huge amount of money into the game = inflation falls!!

 

hopefully RS will turn around.

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Well...I wanted to vote no...so I click on the link...entered my name in thinking it was so I could log in to vote... apparently it was just to say yes...so apparently I want free trade and wildy back now... <_<


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