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This Is a suggestion for a new MTX, Stocks.

IMPORTANT: This is a serious suggestion that I know will be controversial. Please only post constructive, helpful feedback. Thanks!

Stocks, like Bonds, are purchasable with real-life cash as a MTX through the RS website. The player then obtains a Stock item in-game that can be used or traded on the GE to another player for gp instead.

What does a Stock do?

A Stock has 8 charges. Once any charge is used, it becomes untradeable. Each of the 8 charges can perform one of the following actions:

Advance you 10,000 XP in the skill of your choice.
Complete 1 Quest of your choice for which you meet all the requirements.
Divide up 10,000 XP into ALL skills evenly.

LIMIT: For Options 1 and 3, no skill at or above Level 90 can be chosen (for Option 3, skills at 90+ will be ignored). For Option 2, no Grandmaster quest can be chosen.

For Option 2, it is important to note that all requirements for the quest must be met.

You can use up 1 charge at a time, or you can use X charges or Use-All charges at once to speed up the process.

~ Prices ~
The suggested prices are:

1 Stock - $7.99
5 Pack of Stocks - $34.99
20 Pack of Stocks - $119.99

The estimated GE value of each Stock is about 30 million gp.
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~ Why? ~

Many MMO’s these days have developed options to auto-advance the character through content in exchange for money. This follows that pattern. MMO’s (and in particular, Runescape) are notorious for having painfully long grinds. This would ease the grind some.

More importantly, this would lower the barrier to entry for many players. To engage in new and exciting content, most new players to the game would have to grind for several hundred hours first before doing so. This allows bypassing that in part or in whole.


~ This devalues achievements! This is Pay-to-Win! ~

In some sense, yes, that’s true. However, current players have to realize the drastic Wall that stands in front of new players. In today’s casual gaming era, being able to sink 500-1,000 hours into a game just to access some content that you want to play is unreasonable and silly. The game needs to adapt to changing times.

~ So a noob just off tutorial island can get Ancient Magicks (or insert whatever here)?!? ~

Yes, but it would take quite the sacrifice. Just the skill levels for DT would consume 5 Stocks, 1 Stock for the quest pre-requisites, and another 1 Stock for the skill levels for the pre-requisites. So 7 Stocks in total to complete Desert Treasure, which would be over $50 or over 200m gp. And that’s just 1 quest.

~ How Many Stocks would it take to reach Level <insert here>?

1 Stock (8 charges) would get you to Level 47 in a skill, from Level 1. 10 Stocks (80 charges) would get you to Level 70. It’d take 67 Stocks to get to Level 90. This means Level 70 would cost $70 or about 300m gp, and Level 90 would cost about $430 or about 2 b gp.

~ Would this really make Jagex a lot of money? ~

Of course. Need I really say more?
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06-May-2019 17:08:54

sTReTCh1028

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Tenebri said:
How to kill rs in one update.


People already hate mtx. Making it like this would just cause more hatred. And people leaving


Proof? I think it would allow many new players to enjoy the game.
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06-May-2019 19:10:00

UrekMazino
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sTReTCh1028 said:
Complete 1 Quest of your choice for which you meet all the requirements.

Ye ye, lemme just skip 4 hour long quests for just 1 dollarydoo.

Why bother playing the game if you're going to skip through it? You're paying membership to access game content and then pay more money to not play said content??
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06-May-2019 19:46:19

Draco Burnz
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UrekMazino said:
sTReTCh1028 said:
Complete 1 Quest of your choice for which you meet all the requirements.

Ye ye, lemme just skip 4 hour long quests for just 1 dollarydoo.

Why bother playing the game if you're going to skip through it? You're paying membership to access game content and then pay more money to not play said content??


Agreed.

As much as I like my cosmetics and whatnot, I know when theres MTX that crosses the line and this is it.

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06-May-2019 20:23:33

JoaoNoFind
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Much better way to fix this problem: Buff exp and drop rates by 700,000,000,000 times!
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06-May-2019 21:47:56

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