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Runescape Dying? [Discussion/Observation]


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@Everto: Best-in-slot is all good and proper, but you used to have a subtle interplay between attack and strength bonus, defence bonus, prayer bonus and so on. Nowadays, everything not power armour is essentially equal (certainly for slayer and so on). There is no weapon power-up to be unlocked through questing or skilling whatsoever. It is very easy to see what is better, and that's just boring. The old cls vs. rapier discussion would be impossible under the current system.

As for abilities, Jagex should be explicit about ticks. They are using seconds when it's completely inappropriate*. RS is turn-based, not real-time, and it shouldn't pretend to be RT when it's not. In addition, abilities should be queued (press 1-2-3-4 and relax for 7.2 seconds, allowing you to eat and direct your familiar). Targeting is messed up, the action bar is unresponsive especially with lag, most interfaces have delays that were added with NIS, generally NIS lacks flexibility (ironically) in key areas and some interfaces are unclosable (party interface, ports ships interface). There's more, and that's even aside from balance and interesting game design. RS3 on the whole is a pretty big failure, even though there are definitely nice things in there (action bar, disconnecting special attacks and weapons, lp boosting on all equipment, equalizing magic/ranged/melee potions and prayers, rebalancing equipment).

tl;dr RS3 wasn't worth the development time (no improvement), but it's not worse than RS2.

 
*There are probably three abilities of which the descriptions completely match their effects, even ignoring the tick/second thing, which is a pretty bad score even for Jagex.
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Meh, RS3 was just poor marketing. Maybe oneday they'll release the eastern lands and do a real expansion to the game worth marketing.



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the bad part about RS3 is that jagex shows no interest in fixing the major issues NIS/EoC has. 


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the bad part about RS3 is that jagex shows no interest in fixing the major issues NIS/EoC has. 

Ahahhaha they always say they will keep going but never do :')



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Of course RuneScape is dying. It always has been dying; it just hasn't been obvious 'till the last couple of years. In fact, we're all dying right now. Just very very slowly.


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It really is a simple question.

 

-F2P represents the new players of Runescape.

-The game now is way too hard for new players to understand even the basics, especially considering a lot of the new players were under the age of 13.

-Heck, I've played the game for 9 years and I find myself lost in RS3.

 

Things can't go back they've gone too far. I wish it didn't have to be this way



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I do not understand the combat mechanics anymore. I've played RuneScape for over 12 years.



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It is personally tough for me to weigh judgment on this topic, so far anyway. We all know that Runescape has lost activity, but the activity decrease seems to be waning off. I am not implying that Runescape is not dying, but if it is then it is dying a lot slower than people make it out to be.

 

I'd love to see the game get back to its 100k+ days, but for now I think we will have to get used to the current activity levels of the game.


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