First off, Thanks to everyone who posted such nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed my first article is quite some time.
For the economic roller coaster article, it seems a bit redundant. If someone was interested in it they would clearly know most of what you told them for themselves, if they don't then chances are they aren't interested and reading it won't benefit them. Even the second to last paragraph, the only actual analysis of the entire article, was shallow and obvious.
I love the Times but articles like that really annoy me to no end.
The second article is good, I agree that Camelot doesn't fit. Romeo and Juliet never threw me off and I like how they made a sort of parody of it at times, however the Camelot storyline is from a time when Runescape was different. That being said and though an update would be welcome, there are so many unfinished storylines in the game, I would prefer to see developer time go into finishing off all quests and areas (elves) rather then refurbishing existing content.
Most players do not take the initiative to dive into the market and try to make heads or tails of what is going on. As humans, people enjoy to know what is going on around them and plenty of people enjoyed the article, despite your comment that it will not benefit them. The Times is read by a very broad range of players and to go into specifics is not what it is for, in my opinion as an author. If you wish to take a look at all I have to offer as far as the market goes, there is the 3rd Age/Spirit Shields thread in the General forum where I have, until the last 2 or 3 months been very active in and posted a lot of analysis that does go into specifics if you care to look back through the pages. Also, I have recently begun playing due to break and posted a few recent posts. I'm sorry if some articles annoy you, we can't make everyone happy.
The economics article merely repeated random segments of what other people have said. Plenty have explained the crash (including myself on my blog, I have also explained the temporary recovery; http://rsvote.wordpr...ambulance-ride/), plenty of other people on this forum have offered identical (and also considerably better) economic predictions.
Oh well, it doesn't win in terms of originality, but it passes in terms of common sense.
Also, I'm not entirely sure if the writer of the camelot article realises how much of a "rip-off" the replacement quest for Romeo and Juliet is. It basically took a viking poem and switched a few cliche viking names about.
Common sense to some. You overestimate the majority of RuneScape's population. Our readers aren't only forum members; in fact, I'd be willing to wager the majority of our readers are not active members of our forums. You're "summation," not sure what to call it, are what you analyzed from the situation and are close to what I have said. However, they're just a few bullet points and cannot be considered much more than that. Yes, others have stated many things and some might be better in your opinion, but from what I have seen and be involved in over the past 5 years of RuneScape mine are pretty decent. I'm not some randomer who just enjoys to write for epic lulz, I write to educate people and all of my articles are thought out and based upon facts and or experience. As far as merchanting goes, I have one and a half years of pre-GE merchanting and three years of GE merchanting, which includes: flipping, partyhats (all rares in general), 3rd age, new items, and bottom outs (never price manipulation as I am heavily against it). If you would please post the ones you think are better I am interested in reading them to further my knowledge on the market. No one knows everything, but I can surely try to learn as much as I possibly can from others and experiences.