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I really like the Shadow Drake, and I'm glad it's coming back - but my stars, is it expensive! I'll probably gaze at it with longing and then end up not buying it, just as I did last time.

As regards exclusives, I think people should be used to the fact by now that "it will be in the store for a limited time and then be removed" DOES NOT mean that it will never come back.

If you're buying a thing on the understanding that, if you don't buy it now, you'll never be able to get it again - then, you know, don't. Things are brought back if enough people look likely to buy them if they do.

I don't believe Jagex has ever promised that a given item will be now-or-never, but if they have, or you thought they did: don't believe it nonetheless. An item WILL come back if it looks likely to be popular, and of course therefore will make Jagex a decent amount of money.

Buy your item based on that assumption, and then you won't be surprised.
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20-Jul-2017 02:03:48

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Lord SIGIS said:
Also, how did the forums time glitched? It shows wrong time by 1 hour... -.-


It's showing British time. I don't know why; it would make more sense to use UTC in my opinion. But that's what it's doing. RuneMetrics achievements do the same thing.
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20-Jul-2017 02:17:31

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Countess said:
Lumine said:
if they have, or you thought they did: don't believe it nonetheless.

Really?

Well, yeah.

I agree with Draco Burnz that the wording you've quoted isn't a promise that the items will never, ever be available again.

But if by chance it was intended to be, and Jagex had no initial intention of ever bringing them back, that doesn't preclude their changing their minds, especially if a lot of players ask them to.

They have brought back 'limited' items before. They will most definitely do so again when/if it looks likely to be profitable.

So *don't buy* anything that will be limited-time if it will annoy you to see it come back at a later time. The probability is decent that it could.

Countess said:
It might make money in the short term, but it sets a precedent that undermines all future similar promotions, so it might not make money in the long term.

A precedent had already been set; it's not the first time this has happened.

If you do as I suggest above and decide never to buy limited-time items, Jagex might lose money from the people who feel as you do.

But there's a lot of people who are very happy to see these items come back, so I suspect their money will console Jagex for the loss of yours. ;)
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