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Vanity Items - RS Prepaid cards and Ornate Katana


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inb4 3hitu with something about how jagex told him about this 16 years ago
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This is simply wrong. We've been constantly telling them that crap like this is wrong, but seems like they don't give a [bleep].

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I think it's a terrible idea to be honest. The Loyalty rewards *could* potentially be good but I doubt it, at least there's the potential for that. These Vanity Items for buying game cards? Yeah, that's just secluding people for no reason. Even Micro-transactions would be better than this.

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The thing is, I can sort of understand Jagex taking the decision to implement a loyalty program to give people incentives to keep paying for membership, but this move kind of says to people "pay by prepaid card or you might miss out on content." With holiday items for instance EVERY player has the opportunity to get the items within a reasonable time scale, but some players might not even have access to these prepaid cards which immediately puts them at a disadvantage. I also don't see why I, a member for over four years that has paid by debit card for the majority of this period, should not be able to access these items unless I switch to a more expensive and inconvenient payment type.

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I could live with the loyalty program. But this sounds like an introduction to jagex starting to sell ingame items. Are they really that desperate ?

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I could live with the loyalty program. But this sounds like an introduction to jagex starting to sell ingame items. Are they really that desperate ?


Given their approach to bots and a lot of other aspects of the game since they reintroduced free trade, I'd have to say yes they are.

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What's RuneScape come to?

It feels like they are trying to suck as much money out of the game any way they can...

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I could live with the loyalty program. But this sounds like an introduction to jagex starting to sell ingame items. Are they really that desperate ?


Given their approach to bots and a lot of other aspects of the game since they reintroduced free trade, I'd have to say yes they are.


It really bums me out seeing the game i have loved and played for years going down the drain the worst way possible.

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People will complain about anything. If they're just for looks, who cares?

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I thought jagex was against real world trading.

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I could live with the loyalty program. But this sounds like an introduction to jagex starting to sell ingame items. Are they really that desperate ?


You know, I might not like how they're doing this...but it's really not like that at all. You're not paying cash to exclusively get an item. You're still getting a service with a 'thank you' present on the side.

Some of the issue is that this vanity item is unbalanced for the requirements to wield it--it's between a black and a mithril scim with only requiring 1 att/str. And this isn't available to all players. Yes they won't be reoccurring things and they're only special promotions, but it's still not fair to others.

People will complain about anything. If they're just for looks, who cares?


It's not just for looks like other holiday items are, because its stats are unbalanced.

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meh I gave up after the first runefest. If jagex wants to advertise they should do commercials or something.


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I thought jagex was against real world trading.


That was before they brought back free trade. I have no idea what they're views are anymore, but I liked the old ones more.

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This is the loyalty reward? Or am I missing something?

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It's not just for looks like other holiday items are, because its stats are unbalanced.


lol... It's basically a black sword that requires 1 attack to use. Yes, that's worth "mass outrage".

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It's not just for looks like other holiday items are, because its stats are unbalanced.


lol... It's basically a black sword that requires 1 attack to use. Yes, that's worth "mass outrage".


Irrelevant to you does not mean irrelevant to everyone. And I suspect the 'mass outrage' is more due to the fact that Jagex has a tendency to take things too far. This one could be a promotional item for noobs. Next could be a platebody that rivals a Rune Plate and is also risk-free. They went from flagstaffs with no significant stats to this, so it's very possible and we have every right to be concerned.

I understand that this might rob you of your chance to be cynical, but maybe you better understand why people are upset about it now. :)

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It's not just for looks like other holiday items are, because its stats are unbalanced.


lol... It's basically a black sword that requires 1 attack to use. Yes, that's worth "mass outrage".

Its stats are on-par with lesser steel weapons, and far outclass iron weapons.

Alone it isn't terribly unbalancing, since the tiny extra bonus doesn't affect most players.
But what if future items are similarly balanced (aka, a full tier above their requirements in stats)?

The only difference between Hitler and the man next door who comes home and beats his kids every day is circumstance. The intent is the same-- to harm others.

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Irrelevant to you does not mean irrelevant to everyone. And I suspect the 'mass outrage' is more due to the fact that Jagex has a tendency to take things too far. This one could be a promotional item for noobs. Next could be a platebody that rivals a Rune Plate and is also risk-free. They went from flagstaffs with no significant stats to this, so it's very possible and we have every right to be concerned.


So you're arguing against something which has yet to happen?

I understand that this might rob you of your chance to be cynical, but maybe you better understand why people are upset about it now. :)


I do believe you're the one being cynical here.

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So you're arguing against something which has yet to happen?




No, people are arguing about the trend that already is happening.

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I might buy such an item at a higher level with my debit card. But going to a store and buying a runescape card?

Ehhhh no, that feels really awkward. Like I imagine buying condoms could be.

I'm not an efficienado.





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