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The fact that the buildings we keep our things in RuneScape are called "banks".

 

Do the people who made the game even know what a bank is?

 

A bank is where you keep your money, that's it.

 

I think where we keep our items can more be referred to as a storage unit than a bank.

 

Not true the public consumer side of banks do primarily deal with money it is true, but most 'posh' banks also after safety deposit boxs where you can keep your valuables or whatever the hell you want.

Not to mention that banks profit and pay interest by using the money to trade in stocks, shares and sometimes even goods.

And going back historically to when our economies were more bartering of goods than predefine currency money what would evolve to become 'banks' would be holding all sorts of random goods for the wealthy.

 

Banks being used to store items is a perfectly legit real world thing.


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The fact that the buildings we keep our things in RuneScape are called "banks".

 

Do the people who made the game even know what a bank is?

 

A bank is where you keep your money, that's it.

 

I think where we keep our items can more be referred to as a storage unit than a bank.

 

Not true the public consumer side of banks do primarily deal with money it is true, but most 'posh' banks also after safety deposit boxs where you can keep your valuables or whatever the hell you want.

Not to mention that banks profit and pay interest by using the money to trade in stocks, shares and sometimes even goods.

And going back historically to when our economies were more bartering of goods than predefine currency money what would evolve to become 'banks' would be holding all sorts of random goods for the wealthy.

 

Banks being used to store items is a perfectly legit real world thing.

 

 

Alright, let's think about this.

 

Where do most of us keep our DVDs, Blu-Rays, books, video games, food, and more? In our house of course. Can you think of anyone, anyone at all that keeps any of these in the bank?

 

No one does. And that's a fact.

 

We only keep our money and that's it.

 

If you can name me one instance where someone keeps a blu-ray, book, or something like that in the bank, I might take your word for it.



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I never said we keep that kind of stuff in our banks all that often.

 

However that does not alter the fact that banks do offer safety deposit boxes where you CAN keep anything stuff you like - it is just a service people most commonly use for valuables like jewellery, antiques, sentimental items etc.

IT's also not a fact that no-one keeps that stuff in safety deposit boxes - there'll be plenty of rare, valuable or sentimentally valued books lurking in safety deposit boxes and I'm sure among the billions of people in this world there are at least one or two overly rich people who'd stick a DVD, Blu-ray or video game in a safety deposit box for some odd reason. Heck with video games it may not even be that odd a reason since some of  the 20th Century gaming consoles and their games are becoming increasingly rare and increasingly valuable.

 

Given the historical nature of the Runescape world vs real world culture it makes perfect sense - they don't have electronic money, or debit cards they deal entirely in things that physically exist. Slap on the fact the society of Gielinor would be considered more of a bartering goods for goods society than a cash for everything society and banks would be opening to storing a variety of valuable trade goods as forms of currency outside of just gold. Then wedge in the safety deposit box notion and they'd gladly being storing our valuables for us too.

 

The thing is with a game like Runescape just because it doesn't conform perfectly to what we in the modern world do and how our institutions work does not mean it doesn't make sense.

The use of the word Bank refers to services and formats more commonly used in the past before we moved away from bartering and into electronic currency etc. but there are still instances of that service remaining in safety deposit boxes.

 

I mean if your gonna claim banks make no sense because of modern standards without any consideration of what came before and the other services they provide then you could claim almost nothing in-game makes sense as it doesn't fit modern standards,

People walking around armed to the teeth with swords etc - People don;t do that now, doesn't make sense.

People being freely allowed and encouraged to slaughter rare and sentient animals - doesn't male sense, animal rights groups would stop it.

People relying on wood fires and stoves for cooking - nope no sense there electric and gas cookers everywhere these days.

 

The list could go on. The fact is you'll never find much sense comparing Runescape purely to modern society alone, you have to consider historic societies and what things meant/were in their cultures.


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I never said we keep that kind of stuff in our banks all that often.

 

However that does not alter the fact that banks do offer safety deposit boxes where you CAN keep anything stuff you like - it is just a service people most commonly use for valuables like jewellery, antiques, sentimental items etc.

IT's also not a fact that no-one keeps that stuff in safety deposit boxes - there'll be plenty of rare, valuable or sentimentally valued books lurking in safety deposit boxes and I'm sure among the billions of people in this world there are at least one or two overly rich people who'd stick a DVD, Blu-ray or video game in a safety deposit box for some odd reason. Heck with video games it may not even be that odd a reason since some of  the 20th Century gaming consoles and their games are becoming increasingly rare and increasingly valuable.

 

Given the historical nature of the Runescape world vs real world culture it makes perfect sense - they don't have electronic money, or debit cards they deal entirely in things that physically exist. Slap on the fact the society of Gielinor would be considered more of a bartering goods for goods society than a cash for everything society and banks would be opening to storing a variety of valuable trade goods as forms of currency outside of just gold. Then wedge in the safety deposit box notion and they'd gladly being storing our valuables for us too.

 

The thing is with a game like Runescape just because it doesn't conform perfectly to what we in the modern world do and how our institutions work does not mean it doesn't make sense.

The use of the word Bank refers to services and formats more commonly used in the past before we moved away from bartering and into electronic currency etc. but there are still instances of that service remaining in safety deposit boxes.

 

I mean if your gonna claim banks make no sense because of modern standards without any consideration of what came before and the other services they provide then you could claim almost nothing in-game makes sense as it doesn't fit modern standards,

People walking around armed to the teeth with swords etc - People don;t do that now, doesn't make sense.

People being freely allowed and encouraged to slaughter rare and sentient animals - doesn't male sense, animal rights groups would stop it.

People relying on wood fires and stoves for cooking - nope no sense there electric and gas cookers everywhere these days.

 

The list could go on. The fact is you'll never find much sense comparing Runescape purely to modern society alone, you have to consider historic societies and what things meant/were in their cultures.

 

Alright, I will admit defeat. You got me. I was wrong.



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What doesn't make sense is that the 4000 tuna you've cooked never turn rotten

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What doesn't make sense is that the 4000 tuna you've cooked never turn rotten

 

Actually, it does, it's called being a great cook.



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What doesn't make sense is that the 4000 tuna you've cooked never turn rotten

 

Actually, it does, it's called being a great cook.

That is not how cooking works.



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Lol Blaze cook a whole tuna, leave it in your fridge for a year and get back to me on that.

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Lol Blaze cook a whole tuna, leave it in your fridge for a year and get back to me on that.

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Yeah you're right, it doesn't make much sense, but the fact it doesn't is the whole beauty of it.



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Amulet of ghostspeak is the dumbest thing ever.

 

In all other form of entertainment, and I mean ALL OTHER FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!, ghosts speak plain English.

 

So what the hell is up with needing a special amulet to understand what ghosts are saying? It's beyond dumb.



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^Erm, pretty sure in most forms of entertainment we cannot even see ghosts, neither hear them ;) (as ghosts are meant to be transparent or invisible). And since ghosts do not exists anywhere (just like dragons and such) there are no rules bound to them :) Clearly the ghosts in runescape have speech we cannot understand.



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Without an amulet of Ghostspeak, you don't stand a ghost of a chance understanding ghosts

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^Erm, pretty sure in most forms of entertainment we cannot even see ghosts, neither hear them ;) (as ghosts are meant to be transparent or invisible). And since ghosts do not exists anywhere (just like dragons and such) there are no rules bound to them :) Clearly the ghosts in runescape have speech we cannot understand.

 

I'm talking about most form of entertainment ghosts DO exist in.

 

I literally can't think of anywhere else besides RuneScape where the character needs some stupid amulet to understand what a ghost is saying.

 

Superman can talk to the ghost of his biological father just fine. And Luke Skywalker can talk to the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi just fine.

 

Also, none of what you said was really an argument against what I said, since you didn't explain how it makes sense.



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^Erm, pretty sure in most forms of entertainment we cannot even see ghosts, neither hear them ;) (as ghosts are meant to be transparent or invisible). And since ghosts do not exists anywhere (just like dragons and such) there are no rules bound to them :) Clearly the ghosts in runescape have speech we cannot understand.

 

I'm talking about most form of entertainment ghosts DO exist in.

 

I literally can't think of anywhere else besides RuneScape where the character needs some stupid amulet to understand what a ghost is saying.

 

Superman can talk to the ghost of his biological father just fine. And Luke Skywalker can talk to the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi just fine.

 

Also, none of what you said was really an argument against what I said, since you didn't explain how it makes sense.

 

it makes sense in the way that mythical creatures aren't bound by factual rules


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Alright, maybe if any of you can give me an example of something other than RuneScape where ghosts appear in, where you need a stupid amulet to talk to ghosts, I might take your word for it.

 

But so far all of you have just said "It's fictional so it doesn't matter."

 

At no point did I ever claim that ghosts are real. I am comparing these with ghosts that appear in other form of media.

 

And for the record fantasy creatures NEED rules to be considered the proper one. Why do you think the Twilight movies are hated so much?



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Furthermore, goblins, ogres, dragons, demons etc. don't require any sort of amulet in order to be able to talk to them.

 

The only creatures other than ghosts that do are animals like the ones we have in the real world. But that makes sense since these don't have the ability to talk in the real world, so why should they in RuneScape?

 

But ghosts? How come it's easy to understand all the other mythological creatures in RuneScape and I need a stupid amulet to understand what ghosts are saying?

 

All these creatures I mentioned by the beginning of this post speak in plain English.



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Alright, maybe if any of you can give me an example of something other than RuneScape where ghosts appear in, where you need a stupid amulet to talk to ghosts, I might take your word for it.

 

But so far all of you have just said "It's fictional so it doesn't matter."

 

At no point did I ever claim that ghosts are real. I am comparing these with ghosts that appear in other form of media.

 

And for the record fantasy creatures NEED rules to be considered the proper one. Why do you think the Twilight movies are hated so much?

 

They do need rules but they make their OWN rules.

 

Twilight is not hated because their creatures differ from the traditional vamps or werewolves, they are hated because they are poorly written with a car crash of a plot with no real depth to it.

 

It makes perfect sense that we cannot understand ghosts without a magical aid in Gielinor because Gielinor is a fantasy world and ghosts are a fantasy being and they decided we need a magic to understand them.

Plus in terms of talking to ghosts the real world itself is the prime example of not being able to directly understand them - we rely on ouija boards and seances and mediums and almost no real world supposed ghost-lore actually has them talking.

 

As for why they differ from living species, its simple - they are dead, living species are not. One can easily assume all living species on Gielinor are using a 'common tongue' (pretty standard fantasy trope) where by they all use one globally known language to allow us to communicate with them all. It's even something that is alluded to with the Gnomish and Elvish languages seen in written texts. Plus its not like they do all speak plain and simple english - the less civilised species like goblins and ogres speech is very disjointed and basic compared to say the higher species like gnomes and elves.


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