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Suddenly I'm seeing that way too often, especially with scammers. I'm not actually sure if free trade was worth it anymore. I think the Grand Exchange without limits is good enough. I don't want to stand by and see people get scammed, and I'm not going to let those idiots get away, but at the same time I could be doing other things.

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Suddenly I'm seeing that way too often, especially with scammers. I'm not actually sure if free trade was worth it anymore. I think the Grand Exchange without limits is good enough. I don't want to stand by and see people get scammed, but at the same time I could be doing other things.

Anyone else feel the same?

Surprised that scamming, luring, and general douchebaggery become extremely common with free trade? I'm not. I knew this would happen as soon as Jagex announced the poll. Nobody believed me...
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I expected it too, but not to this extent. This is just ridiculous...
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not at all, i don't report people

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Suddenly I'm seeing that way too often, especially with scammers. I'm not actually sure if free trade was worth it anymore. I think the Grand Exchange without limits is good enough. I don't want to stand by and see people get scammed, but at the same time I could be doing other things.

Anyone else feel the same?

Surprised that scamming, luring, and general douchebaggery become extremely common with free trade? I'm not. I knew this would happen as soon as Jagex announced the poll. Nobody believed me...


I'm pretty sure plenty of people believed you / agreed with you, but simply didn't care. It's not like everyone was always nice to everyone else when we had trade limits...

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It is an effect seen in all areas, not just RS bringing back Free Trade. The luring and scamming will be very prominent for awhile and then settle down. It is the same when a company such as Google goes public on the stock market, it goes to ridiculous heights and then begins to level off somewhere.

I dont know where the scamming will level off, but I will predict you will not be noticing it for as long as you think.

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Darwinism states that I shouldn't care if idiots are getting scammed.
 

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I don't feel the same, the best we can hope is that people develop some common sense and adapt to the fact that we won't always be coddled and taken care of.

Do I feel bad? sure, but if you're dumb enough to get scammed in RS (w/o glitches of course) then consider it training for the real world, and be happy it only happened in RS.

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I see way too much complaining about this. When will people realize that it's only been the first few days, and that it'll die down?

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I see way too much complaining about this. When will people realize that it's only been the first few days, and that it'll die down?

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I expected it too, but not to this extent. This is just ridiculous...



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I mean, if it was common when free trading was common, then it will still be common now that free trading is common.

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Meh, everyone should know the scams/lures.

A guy offered me 200k to appear on a 'video' of his. I took half the money up front. He does the whole D baxe drop thing, I laugh and tell him I'm not interested in items with a high alch value and thank you for the 100k.

It's hilarious when they fail so bad. The populations will educate itself through trial-and-error, the stupid will learn or die out, and scamming won't be that large of an issue. Give it a few weeks.
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Saw a guy at the GE offering to "double ur money." He got played at his own game after he traded the money back twice and then got a random event. :P
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I don't feel the same, the best we can hope is that people develop some common sense and adapt to the fact that we won't always be coddled and taken care of.

Do I feel bad? sure, but if you're dumb enough to get scammed in RS (w/o glitches of course) then consider it training for the real world, and be happy it only happened in RS.


Many of these scams are actually in part glitches.

The other ones aren't that obviously - it's not like a lot of people get scammed by the "trimming rune armour" or things to that nature.
Some of these scams are quite elaborate and I've seen multiple people who only wanted to act as a good Samaritan get owned. I would have less qualms if it's just some greedy guy who gets scammed but it's disturbing to see guys who are quite nice and just want to help get owned in the process.

I like RS better without the free trade/wildy (not that I really mind) but a lot of people are getting scammed - and having free trade/wildy really halted a lot of that.
They should just make staking limitless.
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That would cause more scams between people trying to trade items for their actual price, seeing how Jagex refuse to improve the way the GE updates prices.

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In 2 years lots of new players have joined Runescape. They may not be as knowledgeable as you and I were back when Free Trade was around. Over time Runescape will do many guides, news & information on how not to fall for scams. It takes time to teach this to people. it's just the rush of Free Trade, once it's been a few months it should calm down..

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