Personally, for me The loyalty programs were the most significant attraction,
it helped set the way for the game and I wasn't a fan at all. In reality,
there was an earlier skin promotion where you had to buy membership in a
specific way to get it which was the first time I was exposed to the FOMO kind
of content within RS. It's possible that I could have been content with EOC if
it wasn't for the many cheap FOMO occasions and the RWT which were available
at during the same time. I love how old school methods handle this, where you
get all the holiday items of each year after you have completed the holiday
events. The difference is that unlike night and day, no person is pushing you
to play. We simply play simply because we enjoy it.
See for me EoC was the #1 reason. It changed Runescape rather than RuneScape
to me (in regards to combat-related stuff; PvM, PvP, Minigames Slayer as
well). But MTX and Loyalty rewards that rewarded players for spending money or
just for being a member for a long time isn't what I love about the game. I'd
like to see everyone playing on the same playing field. As you said, with
loyalty program cosmetics, I dislike the idea of them being gone for the rest
of time. Similar to Leagues rewards being a once-in-a-lifetime item. However,
in OSRS Jagex, they're fair enough to claim "We are aware that you missed out
when you were in league 1, but you are able to purchase these rewards with
points earned from leagues 2 and 3". Limited time only offers are not allowed
within OSRS IMO (even with seasonal items, each year you can unlock previous
rewards and this is the most effective method).
No flame but that's lots of effort into a piece of writing that's not going to
change anybody's opinion due to the fact that our opinions about what's good
or bad were formed 10 years ago. I am a fan of the game as it is and could
happily play it without updates for the duration of my life (would prefer that
thralls are removed) but some people need updates to keep their interest and
the opinions of those who play it aren't going to be in harmony.
Sure, people don't always change their minds about things however the purpose
of my article was to show that an opinion from the OP isn't the same as that
of everyone else.
Additionally, certain aspects are not liked in RS3 that are acceptable in OSRS
If done the right way. Look at GWD, Shooting Stars, Priff, and even Nex. Many
of them are direct copies of RS3 (like GWD) and others are slightly changed
(shooting star rewards/XP rates Priff is not as the "hub" of the elite
community, and Nex is only dropping torva, and it being nerfed to fit OSRS BIS
stats, and not to be overwhelming).
I believe Summoning Dungeoneering, summoning, and a host of other items in RS3
could be okay in OSRS similar to the ones listed above, as long as they're
altered to work in our game. There are some things that do not have being
added... There are so many different ideas that aren't in RS3 that we could
invent also. I'm willing to accept anything as you think it through correctly,
discussed in depth, and voted upon by the majority of players. This makes sure
it's fit for the game.
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