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Membership Price Changes - 1st March 2015


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Am I the only one that doesn't think this is a big deal? If they haven't increased the price for three years I don't see a problem.

It'd be nice to see a discount for owning multiple accounts though, since that's a lot more common nowadays

 

I paid 5€ for a long time.

 

Then it became 7.50 + 7.50 fee.

 

Fudge that :')

 

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Am I the only one that doesn't think this is a big deal? If they haven't increased the price for three years I don't see a problem.

 

What during that three years has come out to supplant the target audience of an MMO like 'Scape?  A lot, actually.  To boot, it's on devices that are far more convenient to play games - namely, mobile phones, tablets, and all manner of Nintendo handheld.

 

Raising prices is fine, but raising value should come along with that.  Much respect to Jagex for keeping the game somewhat entertaining, but the value grab isn't like it was when they first decided to raise the membership price.


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Raising prices is fine, but raising value should come along with that.  Much respect to Jagex for keeping the game somewhat entertaining, but the value grab isn't like it was when they first decided to raise the membership price.

Even without getting into other games, isn't $10/month the cost of a Netflix subscription?



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Yeah I don't see this price increase as that big of a deal, it pretty much is just an inflation shift and its not like you can get any other membership to anything half way decent for less these days.

 

I can see where some people might not feel the game is worth more of their money, but then even if this was the best game in the world some people would feel like that if price went up.


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While I have the grandfathered price of 4.60 euros a month, lots of the people I know are now quitting the game. Mainly because they only play 07scape and don't think 07scape is worth that much a month.



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While I have the grandfathered price of 4.60 euros a month, lots of the people I know are now quitting the game. Mainly because they only play 07scape and don't think 07scape is worth that much a month.


Wouldn't they continue paying what they currently are?

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While I have the grandfathered price of 4.60 euros a month, lots of the people I know are now quitting the game. Mainly because they only play 07scape and don't think 07scape is worth that much a month.


Wouldn't they continue paying what they currently are?

 

Also it looks like Old School is going to be F2P, so they might want to rethink that ;).


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 it pretty much is just an inflation shift

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It's a lot more than an inflation shift, at least if we are talking US dollars.  Inflation has not been all that great in the past decade due to the recession and general fiscal sanity.


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CPI is one measure but I wouldn't say it's the be-all and end-all of inflation. For example I'm sure something like food prices have gone up more...


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Raising prices is fine, but raising value should come along with that.  Much respect to Jagex for keeping the game somewhat entertaining, but the value grab isn't like it was when they first decided to raise the membership price.

Even without getting into other games, isn't $10/month the cost of a Netflix subscription?

 

Sounds about right.  I don't have Netflix myself, but I do have Crunchyroll (about the same amount), Amazon Prime and Play Music.  Not to mention, there's tens of thousands of hours of free entertainment on YouTube.  There's also a lower barrier of entry to my platform; I can enjoy content from those providers on Linux without any hassle; Java's web plugin is so maligned that the entire NPAPI backend is to be ripped out of Chrome, and Linux got hit first.  Only way I could play the game was through a stupid workaround...which still weirds me out.

 

Not to go too much further, but I can enjoy all of the above on my mobile devices.  I'm too terrified to melt my laptop while playing 'Scape (and I nearly have before), so I'd only ever play it on my tower.  Limited device options don't make for an appealing case to pay up that much when there is just so much out there that my $10 could go towards.


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Does inflation play a part - yes. Is it the only thing? No

 

We saw profits are (significantly) down, which suggests (along with similar revenue) costs have blown out. They need to increase revenue to keep profits up, because really, that's all that matters (shocking). Bonds/Spins can only recover so much and without an amazing (prismania?) promotion would be fairly near saturation point. Best way then to increase revenue?


 


 

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Raising prices is fine, but raising value should come along with that.  Much respect to Jagex for keeping the game somewhat entertaining, but the value grab isn't like it was when they first decided to raise the membership price.

Even without getting into other games, isn't $10/month the cost of a Netflix subscription?

 

Sounds about right.  I don't have Netflix myself, but I do have Crunchyroll (about the same amount), Amazon Prime and Play Music.  Not to mention, there's tens of thousands of hours of free entertainment on YouTube.  There's also a lower barrier of entry to my platform; I can enjoy content from those providers on Linux without any hassle; Java's web plugin is so maligned that the entire NPAPI backend is to be ripped out of Chrome, and Linux got hit first.  Only way I could play the game was through a stupid workaround...which still weirds me out.

 

Not to go too much further, but I can enjoy all of the above on my mobile devices.  I'm too terrified to melt my laptop while playing 'Scape (and I nearly have before), so I'd only ever play it on my tower.  Limited device options don't make for an appealing case to pay up that much when there is just so much out there that my $10 could go towards.

 

 

My laptop motherboard litteraly melted when getting 99 hunter in 2007. :/

I don't know what kind of stuff Jagex is feeding my CPU through RuneScape.



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If your motherboard melts from runescape shouldn't you fix your computer? Because a computer should imo shut itself down before something possibly could melt. I think macs have such a safety thing in them to do that. Although I agree runescape eats CPU, and I hope that the new client (may it ever come) will solve that issue...



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If your motherboard melts from runescape shouldn't you fix your computer? Because a computer should imo shut itself down before something possibly could melt. I think macs have such a safety thing in them to do that. Although I agree runescape eats CPU, and I hope that the new client (may it ever come) will solve that issue...

Can't you tell your computer to only dedicate so much CPU to RuneScape if you really want to? At least in Windows there is an option to set how high of a priority it is, but maybe it doesn't actually do anything...also there is a CPU usage box in the settings of the game itself, isn't there?


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I was only 14-15 years at the time, didn't know anything about how you could change those things. :P

Suddenly the laptop started making odd noises and crashed, and never started up again. The computer fixer of the family took a look at it and saw the motherboard was melted. 

The lack of cooling probably was a big part of the problem.



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 it pretty much is just an inflation shift

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It's a lot more than an inflation shift, at least if we are talking US dollars.  Inflation has not been all that great in the past decade due to the recession and general fiscal sanity.

 

 

 

CPI is one measure but I wouldn't say it's the be-all and end-all of inflation. For example I'm sure something like food prices have gone up more...

 

 

What Arceus said plus the fact inflation on the dollar is almost entirely irrelevant considering Jagex is a UK based company and therefore their price shifts would be tied to GBP inflation.

 

Then layer on various other factors that would cause value shift that effect price such as changes to the minimum wage, changes to tax thresholds, introduction of the latest work place pension thing, general cost rises faced since the recession etc. etc.

 

And finally slap on the exchange rate of GBP to USD (or AUD or EUR or w/e)


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While I have the grandfathered price of 4.60 euros a month, lots of the people I know are now quitting the game. Mainly because they only play 07scape and don't think 07scape is worth that much a month.


Wouldn't they continue paying what they currently are?

 

Also it looks like Old School is going to be F2P, so they might want to rethink that ;).

 

Is it?

 

Interesting...

 

Runescape 2²


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Is it?
 
Interesting...
 
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Yeah, more information here. The poll results thus far can be found here and it has been at 85%+ consistently, and hence seems very likely to pass.
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I wonder how many f2p-ers  oldscape will have. Maybe it will make more members in oldscape as people might be willing to try oldscape now (instead of first paying membership to try if they like it)



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