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Vanity Items - RS Prepaid cards and Ornate Katana


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Came out today with the Troll Invasion, wasn't posted in the newspost or mentioned by Jagex on the forums, seems like they were trying to keep it quiet.



Direct link to articles here: http://www.runescape...ard_promo_items

FAQ came out, pasted relevant part.

"Why were the vanity items not announced via a newspost?"

Mod Nexus: They were not officially announced as the promotion hasn’t been launched yet. Watch this space!


"Why did you make vanity items only attainable through game cards? Will they be available via other methods of payment?"

Mod Nexus: The Katana is going to be used for a promotional period with game cards to begin with; and will be used for other offers in the future (including other payment methods).


"How long will the Katana offer be available for?"

Mod Nexus: The Katana can and will be used for future promotional offers, but they will not run 365 days of the year.


"Why do short-term game cards qualify for the katana, whereas loyal members that pay for year-long subscriptions get nothing?"

Mod Nexus: As mentioned above, other offers and promotions will become available. Also, don’t forget about the upcoming Members Loyalty program!


"Is this the beginning of introducing micro transactions to the game?"

Mod Nexus: This isn’t a micro transaction. You are paying for membership and a whole host of other benefits. A micro transaction would be “give us $2 and we’ll give you a cabbage” (regardless of free or members).


Please note, a separate FAQ will be posted once the promotion has been launched (June 20th).


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People that pay with other methods should surely be able to access these items as well... :???:

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New items for people who use a more expensive way of purchasing membership (compared to credit cards) :roll: :wink:
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Really... REALLY?

Area-specific holiday items?
And people were annoyed about the loyalty program.

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People that pay with other methods should surely be able to access these items as well... :???:

My thoughts as well... I'm not liking this at all at the moment :mellow:

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New items for people who use a more expensive way of purchasing membership (compared to credit cards) :roll: :wink:

RS micro-transactions anyone? No wonder they didn't announce this. <.<

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But since the cards are more expensive (possibly due to overhead or logistics reasons) maybe Jagex is trying to meet players half way by giving them something a little extra for paying that higher price.

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This almost reminds me a game I played about a year ago called 'Runes of magic' You would buy a type of currency called 'diamonds' and then use the diamonds to buy items in the shop that served no purpose other then decoration. I wasn't a huge fan of it, and to think runescape would do something like this just doesn't seem right in my opinion. Whatever works for them though :mellow:

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The items aren't solely cosmetic though, at the moment the Ornate Katana is the best weapon if you're 1 Attack and Strength.

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New items for people who use a more expensive way of purchasing membership (compared to credit cards) :roll: :wink:

How much a month are those cards?
I pay by sms and that's €9.50 a month.

Also isn't this RWT?


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As long as these "vanity items" don't have OP stats I don't care.
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But since the cards are more expensive (possibly due to overhead or logistics reasons) maybe Jagex is trying to meet players half way by giving them something a little extra for paying that higher price.


Cards are more expensive because the store has to earn money/pay for transport as far as I know.
The idea isn't popular on the RSOF either. It might make them some money, but they lost even more respect just by adding it.

I liked a quote I read: "All members are equal... but some Members are more equal than others."

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2 words, Bunny ears :) gg vanity items
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I assume vanity items means they won't have any stats and just be for looks, so it won't really affect the game that much.

Is it really so bad that a few select people can get some cool looking items that they'll wear for a day, then let t collect dust in their bank?

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They say vanity items, yet the example in the KB has stats. This worries me a lot since money affecting ingame more than just membership is one of the very few things that could make me quit.
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I don't think my country even sells RS game cards ...

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Is it really so bad that a few select people can get some cool looking items that they'll wear for a day, then let t collect dust in their bank?


Scythe's and Bunny Ears you say? Yes, I think it's bad that your payment option decides if you get free items or not.

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So far, the only item in the KB is a nice looking bronze longsword. Although the KB is hardly ever accurate, it still shows that there's nothing special with the new items.

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This just doesn't make sense.

I tried writing up an elaborate post that went into much detail as possible but I'm so stunned by it that words fail me.

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