Greetings fellow Runescape players. Today I would like to talk about one of the widely most used piece of content we have. The grand exchange. Jagex, do you want a better economy? Well I'd hate to break it to everyone but the player controlled prices is the MAIN REASON for the last 17 years the economy has gotten messed up really bad and we have had so many problems. The solution? Instead of "Wall Street" we need "Amazon" instead. Set prices to ensure that the game can be balanced. Exhibit A: Double XP weekend coming up and everyone panic buys all kinds of skilling supplies and sells them for profit during the height of double XP. Jagex you have stated before that you want your players "earning" their gold rather than easily getting mass quantities because that is bad for the economy. Exhibit B: Hi I am a high alcher trying to buy items so that i may alch for profit. Its very hard for me to make profit due to the fact most items won't insta buy unless you up the price 10%. The grand exchange can't even manage to display the current value of every item in the game. This is very shaking my head AF. Exhibit C: A new boss is released and its best drop is a new weapon. It just so happens that I am the first one to obtain this weapon by pure "luck" no earning involved in this. At this point I am the GE itself. I can charge as much as I want and nobody can do anything about it. How is that "fair" how is that not too much power for one player? What if I just wanna buy the item? Now, Finally we get to the upcoming exhibit: Mining/Smithing Rework. I don't care what anyone here says W2 GE will be a hot mess on this update. Jagex you cannot prevent the major price crashes on existing items and unfair prices for new items added to the game. IT WILL BE MESSED UP NO MATTER WHAT! There is much of a loss with earning your money due to player controlled grand exchange. Free trade and bonds didn't work. Lets make this game fair to all players and have a guaranteed SAFE economy.
-C-town, Leader of Knights Of Saradomin