And your way of playing is the only correct one right? Everyone who had fun pvping was just a jerk who didn't understand the game, not wanting to grind 1000s of hours at an agility course means that person is not a real runescape player.
Just going to give the reason why I quit, I know a lot of people feel the same way, but a lot of people don't and can respect that.
EOC completely killed all forms of pures, or alternative ways of playing 'competitively'. One of the greatest things in runescape was that you didn't have to focus on just max skill total, you could work on making an account designed just for pvp. When starting a new account to pvp/play with the day before EOC's release you could have chosen:
Turmoil Berserker, Turmoil hybrid, 43 /52 pray berserker, 52 pray hybrid, 40 defense hybrid, 33 defense turmoil pure, chaotic/godsword/whip/dragon of the previous, barrows pure/hybrid, cannon pure, range 1 def pure, hybrid 1 def pure, melee 1 def pure at all different levels, 1 pray pure, 1 pray main, obby pure, cvls pure, 20 defense pvp equip pure, rune gloves pure, range tank, arma storm tank, summoning tank, summoning pure, obby tank, low str high att/def veracer, iban pure, 10 hp dbow pure, dfs pure, sara sword pure, 11 pray mage pure, d claw rush pure, korasis pure, 99hp summ pure, poly staff pure,gmaul pure, black mask slayer pure and so many many many more unique accounts and challenges to work and play with.
After EOC's release you have:
Not that it really matters as people will only ever fight if you are using the same style. Your levels don't matter and your equipment does nothing unique.
I kept with EOC for a good 3 months after its release, and hated it.
Also as for Solomon's store, that was exactly how it should have been done, the SOF should never have existed.
Why don't PvP lovers realize there is a hell of a lot more to this game than strictly PvP. I hated PvP, I'm glad that for the most part it is dead. Sure there were nice, skilled PvPers but the majority were kids who acted like jackasses, with their rushing and "0mfg tr0l0l0l0l safer 1 spec s0n". As long as those players are out of the game, I am fine with whatever Jagex wants to do with this game, not to mention they OWN the game and whining about shit that happened in the past won't change the future. Plus you have OSRS for old style PvP, owait no you don't because that game is dying off too.
OT: I agree with what Bxp said, the moment this game was created it was dying. Just like everything else in life, it will always slowly die off.
OSRS is better, but still a complete mess. It has no content which is the main problem, the variety of the game is severely lacking compared to 2012scape, and there is no high level stuff at all . Jagex ignored the players and made rares worthless (no options had over 75% because they had so many different ones, they had loads of different options that where almost the same, like drops from clues and be rare vs dropped randomly and be rare)and the IP pid system is seriously messed up.
A perfect example of people not knowing what they want and then not being happy when they do get what they think they want.
OSRS is exactly what the EoC haters wanted. Both Jagex and OSRS supporters knew exactly what was going to happen. You don't like it? Tough.
The amount of baseless conjecture and opinion construed as fact in this thread is laughable at best.
*Insert popcorn gif here*
Effigies. Claws. A surplus of mad kids everywhere. It'll be perfect <3