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It's not a "free" MMORPG anymore.


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Really, how much do you pay to play in f2p?

It sucks that they are taking the highscores from f2p, and the other things they have lied about, but that makes it not free?

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Are the guys on Jagex seriously that stupid? Do they think that making the free game as crappy as possible will make the players become p2p ASAP to avoid the frustration?
I played f2p for 3 years before I became p2p, it took me that long to make that decision, it wasn't because of highscores or shit, it was because I thought I liked the game and wanted to get more content.
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Even as a 'overglorified demo':-
- Are you able to play: yes (assuming it's a game, no?)
- It's free: yes (well technically, no, you're paying via observation of ads)

Thus: Free MMORPG.

It may indeed be a dick move to cut highscores out (and to me a rather pointless one), but whats done is done. The game is still there for you f2p guys.
 

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Yes, the game is free.

But the "free" game has been hit by the nerfhammer so hard by Jagex that it's just not worth playing the game in its free state now. Either get members (which I don't recommend) or find another game to play.

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Yes, the game is free.

But the "free" game has been hit by the nerfhammer so hard by Jagex that it's just not worth playing the game in its free state now. Either get members (which I don't recommend) or find another game to play.

Why not getting members and continue being a free player? You have the highscores and you still have the fuzzy feeling of being f2p?

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Any of you f2pers considering quitting? I certainly am, cant take any more of this garbage. At the most i will pop in a few times a week to pay back my loan
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tbh, I haven't decided yet. With less than a million xp to go until 99 Mining I'll definitely be playing long enough to finish, but after that? Who knows.

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This is why I voted for LoL for the F2P category of the Golden Js. Looking at the strictly 100% free content that you get from the game, it's leagues (pun definitely intended) ahead of RS.

They've made massive updates to the core mechanics of the game all of the new content updates are all eventually achievable through F2P grind. The game is fun and they actually listen to their player base.

People wanted a new game mode, cheaper free currency champs, spectator mode, new masteries, certain themes for champs like a female tank and a water champion, all along few other things and Riot, although at times delaying them by a huge amount of time, have delivered on them.

Jagex has done extremely little for the F2P community in the way of content and support.

I can make a brand new F2P smurf account on LoL every week and still have fun where I can't even bear to play my F2P pker anymore.

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tbh, I haven't decided yet. With less than a million xp to go until 99 Mining I'll definitely be playing long enough to finish, but after that? Who knows.


Not quitting until I max out, even if nobody but me can see it. Come too far to quit now.

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tbh, I haven't decided yet. With less than a million xp to go until 99 Mining I'll definitely be playing long enough to finish, but after that? Who knows.


Not quitting until I max out, even if nobody but me can see it. Come too far to quit now.


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Really, how much do you pay to play in f2p?

It sucks that they are taking the highscores from f2p, and the other things they have lied about, but that makes it not free?


Well, it hits two groups the hardest. There's the people like Water, Syzygy, etc., who are the top F2P players. Losing all their ranks is a pretty shitty feeling.

Then there's the people who got 200m skills in the past who decide to drop their membership because they don't play anymore. They lose that once-permanent rank. If the number one ranked player in a skill becomes F2P for a day, they get put at the bottom of the 200m list when they renew.

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tbh, I haven't decided yet. With less than a million xp to go until 99 Mining I'll definitely be playing long enough to finish, but after that? Who knows.


Not quitting until I max out, even if nobody but me can see it. Come too far to quit now.


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Just something to consider


But this article assumes that the target believes in averting loss. The thing is that I don't avert it; I accept it as inevitable, and will embrace it when that time comes. I'm not that attached to this game. I only play it when I'm not working on coursework, and once all that's over I'll be actively searching for a job. Runescape, if it's still around by then, will just fill the small gaps in between. When it dies, it dies. I will then look upon that time in my life and think of it as one where I had fun playing the game and interacting with members of its community, even if all that is gone now. The only reason I don't play games besides Runescape is because I don't like any other games. It's kept me entertained enough since 2004, and that was the last time I ever bought a handheld or console (and games for either).

Life is a lot easier when you understand and accept the impermanence of all things. I just take things as they come, and smile fondly while thinking of them when they're no longer here.

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Wow is all I really have to say. For getting years of FREE entertainment, you sure don't seem appreaciative. Heck, You don't even care enough to help the game you've been playing advance. You would rather sit back and wait for handouts. This is the fan base Jagex should cater to and continue to support even when they don't get any support in return? Get over it, Jagex is a business and businesses like to make money. F2P I say isn't a demo because the fact you can enjoy the content for an unlimited amount of time. Also you can advance about 1/2 the skills all the way to the max level. When I think demo I think of like a level 30 skill limit or 30 hour play limit. That would be a demo. If you want more content then by all means, go without a subway sub or that 6 pack and grab a month of membership, It'll save you money too. :)

The only downside I see is for the players who went above and beyond and got 200k exp in a skill. It would have been nice if they were allowed to keep their rank somehow, even if in just that skill however as a whole I don't see it as being too negative.
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I'm sorry but I have no idea what does League of Legends have to do with RuneScape? Besides being completely free to play? The game is totally different, and people who spend time playing that and RuneScape both, wouldn't spend the same time playing only League of Legends. I'm just saying.

Besides, why are everyone so eager to hold onto their pennies, when the game really doesn't cost that much? Pack of cigarettes (or couple packs of chips or candies for the younger ones) less per month and you got the money you need.

It's even buyable as a card from malls, so the excuse of "not being able to buy" doesn't really hold much weight. Unless it's not where you live in, and seriously have no way of getting membership. Then I feel a bit bad for you. Otherwise - not sorry really. :-|

EDIT: Huzzah pretty much beat me to it. :thumbup:

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While you do not NEED to pay to play on LoL, paying does help increase the overall enjoyably in the game.
That's strange...

Oh yeah, RS works the same way.

In all fairness, Jagex has royally [bleep]ed F2P in this game. Your point is justified in that this game's true glory isn't in it's free demo opps I mean version.

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Your point is justified in that this game's true glory isn't in it's free demo opps I mean version.


Do you know what a game demo is? They normally limit your play time, runescape doesn't do this.

As a person who contributes nothing to the business's economical aspects, I would be happy with what I'm handed. You F2Pers make it sound like $5 for a month of endless entertainment is a lot to ask for.
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As a person who contributes nothing to the business's economical aspects, I would be happy with what I'm handed.

Except this isn't about what we're being handed, it's about what we've always gotten suddenly being taken away.

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True although things change. Recently Jagex did a great thing of banning the bots. This greatly reduced the player number as many players/botters quit. Rather then have tons of inactive (And possibly botted) accounts clogging the high scores Jagex felt the need to make this change. It doesn't bother me either way to be honest and I don't see why its such a big issue for a loyal player who has been getting free entertainment for years to pay $5 a month for extra content and features. I mean the majority ranting are rather high skilled so you know what the game is about and must enjoy it or else you wouldn't currently be playing. Can any of you give an actual legit reason why you wouldn't pay other then simply not feeling like it? Cause the first poster just seems like a huge raging troll to be honest.
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Can any of you give an actual legit reason why you wouldn't pay other then simply not feeling like it?


I don't know what you'd consider an "actual" or "legit" reason, but I can give my own.

I always considered playing Runescape as a non-member something akin to playing a game on hard mode: there's less things to do and less ways (but innovative ones) to do them. I see it as a kind of challenge. I'm not the only one—there's a whole pure F2P community composed of people who can pay for membership, but choose not to because of the vibrant community in which an active, constructive non-member can participate. The unique aspects of remaining pure F2P bind us together as a community—people make guides, videos, and even clans centered on F2P skilling, because it contains a whole different set of methods than the ones members use to level up. Thus, a community is born.

In their most recent FAQ on this subject (16-17-732-63382107), Jagex pretends that such a community doesn't exist; that non-members should be categorically branded as bots. But that's not true. We do exist, and they're forcing us to dispense with what WE like about the game for their utilitarian process of assimilation. At the very least, they could have opened up the coding data to us so that we could create our own hiscore system. That way, the pure F2P community would at least have a ghost of a chance at survival. But they're even denying us that.

I'm not even going to call it indefensible—it's just sad.

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