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Blackwing said:
Because the time they would spend on downgrading the graphics, they could use on upgrading them. Mind = blown, right?
You do know the MTX team has literally nothing to do with the graphics team, right? Learn what you're talking about first, Lol.
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03-Dec-2016 20:42:55

Kentt

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The world doesn't revolve around you :P:P

If Retro items are in more popular demand than your shadow gorilla, then the retro items should take priority because they're more profitable for Jagex to work on.

So let me put it in a way that you can understand:

Players are customers. Players want cosmetics that please them. If they would prefer one cosmetic over another cosmetic, Jagex should spend time doing what players want them to. Jagex should not spend time working on something that pleases only a few people, such as the shadow gorilla. Instead, they should focus on Retro items as they are in higher demand.

Savvy?
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03-Dec-2016 20:53:35 - Last edited on 03-Dec-2016 20:53:56 by Kentt

Kentt

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Blackwing said:
Now, did you have anything to add to the actual discussion we were just having...?
Yes, actually, I do.

Here is a list of all threads requesting Retro items, from pages 1 through 10 of the SGS forum:
Retro Elite Black Knight Gear

Retro White Armor?

A Relic of the Past; Override?

Castle Wars Retro Override!

where are the retro outfits?

-|| Retro Zaryte ||-

New Retro Armour & weapons

On the Demand for Retro Items

Adding Santa costume from 2007

Replica Dragon Claws

Retro helm of neitiznot

Retro Gilded Armor!

Replica sara/zammy/guthix


Likewise, here is a list of all threads on pages 1-10 regarding Shadow Gorilla:
The Shadow Gorilla

Shadow gorilla this month?

Shadow Gorilla
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03-Dec-2016 21:47:57

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So, what is my point in this list, you ask? Compare the results for yourself. There are 13 threads asking for or suggesting retro-style items, compared to only 3 Shadow Gorilla threads - one of which was made by Draco.

Clearly, Retro items are in far greater demand than Shadow Gorilla outfits. That is not to say that your feedback is meaningless - because no feedback is meaningless. What it does mean, however, is that retro items are in far greater demand than a gorilla pet would be, and that Jagex would have a better vested interest in working on Replica items than new products. If you choose to go against the masses and still want your shadow pet, then great, more power to you, but don't try to claim that you speak for everyone in saying retro items are not wanted - because statistics show that retros are more in demand.
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03-Dec-2016 21:47:59

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I think the simple answer to your response is that if people cared greatly about the shadow gorilla (As you and Draco do), then it wouldn't have escaped their short-term memory. In the case of people who want Retro items, it's been a significant amount of time since the last time Jagex mentioned it, but people are still wanting more.

Most people who supported Shadow Gorilla essentially said, "Oh, that's nice, I'll buy it when it comes out," and then forgot about it. On the other hand, a lot of people who are in favor of Retro items have stood their ground and routinely inquired about it, even without Jagex bringing it up.

From an outside perspective, it looks pretty clear (to me, at least). There are more people who actively express an interest in Retro items than there are people who actively express an interest in the Shadow Gorilla pet. If Jagex's marketing experts were to take a look at this, from a business perspective it'd make more sense to release Retro items over Shadow Gorilla because there is more "hype" about them than there is about the Shadow Gorilla.

Of course, this does not imply "Retro is in high demand," it just implies that Retro is in higher demand than Shadow Gorilla. There are other factors to consider, for example - other products that are neither Retro nor Pet-based. In fact, there are more people suggesting entirely new ideas (Including, regrettably, Anime School-Girl outfits >.>;) than there are either Retro or Pets. Retro is in no way the thing that is in the highest demand, it's lower than a lot of other ideas. However, it still represents a significant number of recent threads, and I feel Jagex would be wise to invest some time in it.
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03-Dec-2016 22:24:53

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I wouldn't say that you'd need to make every Retro item that's been suggested, just some of the big ones (Like God Trims, Dragon hides, and minor accessories like the aforementioned Helm of Neitiznot). Even if the Retro community doesn't get exactly what each individual person wants, they'll still be happy to get something that's Retro, and will undoubtedly buy it.

In regards to new Retro items being purchased via Loyalty Points, I'm actually dead set against that. It wouldn't make any sense for Jagex to release new items under Loyalty Points, there's zero profit in it for them. It'd be like if they had released the Privateer Pack for 120,000 Loyalty Points - there's no sense in that. New store items need to be purchased via Runecoins. After about a year, Jagex should evaluate how many people buy items that have been released over the year, and turn the least profitable items into LP purchases.
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