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I haven't played seriously in more than a year, and even though I periodically visit the RS website to see updates, I haven't spent more than 15 minutes or so logged in since last September. I've noticed though, that the active players was always around 50,000-60,000, which is much less than when I last played. I was wondering if why this might happen, or if I just picked odd times to log on. Thinking about playing over winter break, depending on what else I have going on.

 

 

Maybe go to a TET event, if those still happen.

 

 

 

My sig also does not seem to work properly, how can I fix this?

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The bot nuke removed a large number of "players" and the online numbers haven't been the same since. Your sig doesn't work because you're probably not a member right now. Non-members no longer show up on the hiscores.

 

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WTF?

 

I've been playing for 7 years and because I'm not a member I'm no longer on the hiscores? I have three 99s for Christ's sake.

 

And what about F2P 99s? People who were non members their whole time? Did Jagex not care about offending them?

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And what about F2P 99s? People who were non members their whole time? Did Jagex not care about offending them?

It was discussed at length here and here.

 

Basically, they seem to be more concerned with current paying players than long time members of the community, regardless of levels, contributions or fame.

 

btw - TET changed a bit as well. Recently they have decided to focus more on monster hunting events. It was discussed here.

 

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More crying about meaningless highscores. To be honest the only use for them is to see if someone can assist you and the combat for PvM.

 

The playerbase is full of whiners and "trolls" (wannabe idiots), join the club.

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Just wondering, is Runescape alone in high scores being a members feature?

 

I don't play other mmos so I'm not sure. I also never really understood the whole concept behind 'F2P Pure' other then getting something for nothing. If you want to limit your exp gains, you can use the same methods in P2P. Also the fact people claim that this will discourge new players is nonsense. It wouldn't effect them at all as they would have never gotten used to being there.

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I have a hard time believing that bots/cheaters would make up that large of the player base. Did anything controversial happen?

 

 

Also, A Wiki? Good thing I hate change and am loyal to Tip.it

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Unfortunately, they did make up such a large proportion. Some have quit due to various updates (including F2P highscores I'd assume), but nonetheless, there were rediculous numbers of botters going around.

 

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I'm sure a lot of people also quit over the last year or so because of the number of bots. Given time, I'm sure many of them will slowly return.

 

As for the Wiki, time will tell on that one. So far, it hasn't exactly been groundbreaking. I remember someone posting a picture of the entry on Zezima that simply said "Zezima is a noob." It has potential, but RuneScape Wiki has been doing it for years and is probably the standard the Official Wiki will be held to.

 

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More crying about meaningless highscores. To be honest the only use for them is to see if someone can assist you and the combat for PvM.

 

The playerbase is full of whiners and "trolls" (wannabe idiots), join the club.

Nice constructive post you got there.

 

Yes, the playerbase was that full of bots. The amount of bots that played at any given time was ridiculously high.

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Playerbase is absolutely horrible. The majority consists of try hard "gotta go fast" addicts who put grinding above fun, and the "trolls" who are mostly 13 and probably go on Reddit.

Is that a confession?

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I feel like I might re-up for a one month membership soon, is the game and community still good enough to where a veteran like me would enjoy it?

 

 

 

On another note: I have an alt whose password I forgot but didn't set up an email address or recovery questions. Is there any way for me to find the password without guessing wildly as to what it is?

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just found out about the 'no p2p = no highscores' bizo.. devo on this ;.

it makes it seem like all my hours i put into it meen nothing unless i continue to pay money as soon as i stop paying money i meen nothing...

getting close to over runescape/jagex an all the changes...

been apart of rs since early classic days but by removing me from highscores is honestly almost enough for me to be over jagex. :(

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I feel like I might re-up for a one month membership soon, is the game and community still good enough to where a veteran like me would enjoy it?

 

 

Probably not.

Go slaying -> efficentcy [bleep] moaning about spot stealing and xp/rates.

Go do RC -> oh wait its faster to kill stuff to train RC.

Go GE -> People failed attemped at making a new 'dice game', People whining about no Dicing.

Go Skill -> realise its pointless because faster money makers that are less boring.

Go Nex -> spend an hour getting a team that will do one trip half heartedly. Repeat. Get no drop. Rage.

Go Dung -> either have slow rates with the stupidest people in the world or join a clan where you have people thinking they are the best in the world pressuring you to go faster.

Go pk -> realise everyone is in maxed gear and you dont want to risk max gear yourself so cant compete.

-> Log Off.

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Go GE -> People failed attemped at making a new 'dice game', People whining about no Dicing.

 

It's all about horsing now, which is funny because the first definition for horsing on Urban Dictionary is "bullshitting."

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I feel like I might re-up for a one month membership soon, is the game and community still good enough to where a veteran like me would enjoy it?

 

 

Probably not.

Go slaying -> efficentcy [bleep] moaning about spot stealing and xp/rates.

Go do RC -> oh wait its faster to kill stuff to train RC.

Go GE -> People failed attemped at making a new 'dice game', People whining about no Dicing.

Go Skill -> realise its pointless because faster money makers that are less boring.

Go Nex -> spend an hour getting a team that will do one trip half heartedly. Repeat. Get no drop. Rage.

Go Dung -> either have slow rates with the stupidest people in the world or join a clan where you have people thinking they are the best in the world pressuring you to go faster.

Go pk -> realise everyone is in maxed gear and you dont want to risk max gear yourself so cant compete.

-> Log Off.

 

I suspect sarcasm. Yes?

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I feel like I might re-up for a one month membership soon, is the game and community still good enough to where a veteran like me would enjoy it?

 

 

Probably not.

Go slaying -> efficentcy [bleep] moaning about spot stealing and xp/rates.

Go do RC -> oh wait its faster to kill stuff to train RC.

Go GE -> People failed attemped at making a new 'dice game', People whining about no Dicing.

Go Skill -> realise its pointless because faster money makers that are less boring.

Go Nex -> spend an hour getting a team that will do one trip half heartedly. Repeat. Get no drop. Rage.

Go Dung -> either have slow rates with the stupidest people in the world or join a clan where you have people thinking they are the best in the world pressuring you to go faster.

Go pk -> realise everyone is in maxed gear and you dont want to risk max gear yourself so cant compete.

-> Log Off.

 

I suspect sarcasm. Yes?

 

I didn't read it that way. I'm combat lvl 114ish? and was gonna go for 99 in my melees before semi-retiring, was thinking of making that my focus if I played.

 

 

 

Also, has the elf plotline been advanced at all? I really liked that story but they always took forever to advance it.

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I feel like I might re-up for a one month membership soon, is the game and community still good enough to where a veteran like me would enjoy it?

 

 

Probably not.

Go slaying -> efficentcy [bleep] moaning about spot stealing and xp/rates.

Go do RC -> oh wait its faster to kill stuff to train RC.

Go GE -> People failed attemped at making a new 'dice game', People whining about no Dicing.

Go Skill -> realise its pointless because faster money makers that are less boring.

Go Nex -> spend an hour getting a team that will do one trip half heartedly. Repeat. Get no drop. Rage.

Go Dung -> either have slow rates with the stupidest people in the world or join a clan where you have people thinking they are the best in the world pressuring you to go faster.

Go pk -> realise everyone is in maxed gear and you dont want to risk max gear yourself so cant compete.

-> Log Off.

 

I suspect sarcasm. Yes?

 

I didn't read it that way. I'm combat lvl 114ish? and was gonna go for 99 in my melees before semi-retiring, was thinking of making that my focus if I played.

 

 

 

Also, has the elf plotline been advanced at all? I really liked that story but they always took forever to advance it.

There's a new quest in it but it doesn't reveal that much storywise:

 

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I feel like I might re-up for a one month membership soon, is the game and community still good enough to where a veteran like me would enjoy it?

 

 

Probably not.

Go slaying -> efficentcy [bleep] moaning about spot stealing and xp/rates.

Go do RC -> oh wait its faster to kill stuff to train RC.

Go GE -> People failed attemped at making a new 'dice game', People whining about no Dicing.

Go Skill -> realise its pointless because faster money makers that are less boring.

Go Nex -> spend an hour getting a team that will do one trip half heartedly. Repeat. Get no drop. Rage.

Go Dung -> either have slow rates with the stupidest people in the world or join a clan where you have people thinking they are the best in the world pressuring you to go faster.

Go pk -> realise everyone is in maxed gear and you dont want to risk max gear yourself so cant compete.

-> Log Off.

 

I suspect sarcasm. Yes?

Nope, all of the above is true.

 

The general Runescape community is still as awful as ever sadly. You've got people ragequitting over every update, troll posters all over RSOF and fansites, and anti-efficiency peeps who think metagaming is the worst idea ever. Could it get any worse?

 

Oh yeah, the f2p base is now as broken as hell since the bot nuke update. When you look at all the servers, almost all of them are below 500 pop... so much for making money eh Jagex.

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