How to remaster Cursed Energy
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not to discredit your great idea but pker's taking down bots most likely has no impact on the bot nor would pickpocketing them. any change would impact the real players unless it directly targets the bots.
True, targeting the bots directly is the best option. Jagex hasn't been able to remove them from the game unfortunately... so I was trying to come up with the closest thing to a solution that I could - without harming the players.
Get rid of the bots. No negatives. Currently, not possible.
Jagex's current solution:
Allow everyone to attack a player with cursed energy in their inventory. Positives - it does largely reduce the speed that bots can gather cursed energy. Negatives - this harms low leveled players, as they cannot compete with maxed mains. This destroys combat level diversity and ruins the pking experience for anyone who isn't a maxed main. Unfair.
Also, mains can boost their wilderness kill counts on opponents that are not really worthy to award kill count, giving a poor reflection on how good they really are at pvp. Having lots of wilderness kill count really means nothing... unfortunately (mostly kills from level 3 bots).
My proposed solution: Positives - will largely reduce the speed that bots can gather cursed energy through pvp, or pickpocketing. Doesn't harm low level pkers and maintains combat level diversity. No more mains picking on legitimate* low level gatherers and player killers.
Thought I'd explain my intentions more clearly
Thanks for your response The New Wild (instanced) <---------> Enhancing Combat and PVP <----- UPDATED to include
Actually to enter t80 and t90 divination areas you have to do some quests so why cant a quest lock the wildy area? i mean put a big gate and close the volcano for whoever hasnt the required skill level or quest
20-May-2018 02:30:06 - Last edited on 20-May-2018 02:54:01 by Guala92
Some sort of requirement to gather cursed energy would reduce the amount of bots, sure, but it wouldn't stop them. Not sure how to stop them yet unfortunately
Thanks Billiebear! Glad you like my idea.
Yes, it'll make cursed more expensive when we reduce or get rid of the bots.
It's still the right thing to do, as bots shouldn't even exist in this game.
There can always be some sort of correction to bring the prices back down if they do venture too high, for example, they could make divine charges require less energy to create etc. The New Wild (instanced) <---------> Enhancing Combat and PVP <----- UPDATED to include
05-Jun-2018 02:55:27 - Last edited on 05-Jun-2018 02:56:32 by Stoic n Vain
I have no issue whatsoever with people disrupting bot activities. If done properly, it can help reduce the damage that bots inflict on the game and it's economy. However, in this case the damage is still being dealt: the botted energy is still making it's way onto the market and devaluing Incandescent energy regardless of whether it's the bot, or a person who killed a bot, who does the selling.
Additionally, making money from bot activities is against the rules in most cases, however there seems to be a loophole when it's done through PKing bots in the Wilderness. They need to fix that loophole, so that profiting directly from bots is *always* against the rules.
However, the problem then becomes, if nobody is allowed to profit from bots, people would stop PKing bots, at which point it's the bots themselves selling more energy because their activity isn't interrupted.
So the long and short of it is, there's no way to "solve" the problem without removing cursed energy altogether.
Since we're getting an update on Monday which includes a means to permanently boost the rate at which energy is acquired while doing Divination, there will naturally be more energy entering the game from all rifts, including the Cursed rift. That's the point the problem simply cannot be overlooked any longer, so the best solution is for Cursed Energy to be removed entirely: all other energies will be easier to gather large quantities, so there's much less reason to keep Cursed in the game except to further devalue all other energies.
And removing Cursed gets rid of the "getting rich by killing bots" moral dilemma entirely.
The bots will just go elsewhere to cause harm, and the wild will have yet another scar.
I don't really call that a solution.
There needs to be a solution that encourages pking and discourages botting at the same time
...somehow... The New Wild (instanced) <---------> Enhancing Combat and PVP <----- UPDATED to include