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rishinger l

rishinger l

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Pretty self explanatory.

Make it so that you have the ability to reset your account to tutorial island, completely resetting you back to level.
Jagex have already proved that they have the ability to do this via tournament worlds which let you choose what gear you have and what your levels are.
If they've given players this option then it's very obvious that they have the ability to reset an accounts stats and remove all its items.

This would be good for ironmen who die, or pures who gain Exp in a skill and don't want to create a new e-mail address and a new account with a new name just to continue their playstyle.



For people worrying about your account getting hacked and hackers using this reset feature on your account, i threw out some possible security measures:

You could have it so that you can only confirm the level reset by clicking a link sent to your e-mail by Jagex.
Or you could a specific pin like the bank pin so that it doesn't get removed/take effect for an entire week and can be cancelled anytime during that week.
Or have it so that you need the google authenticator code to confirm the level reset.
You could have a list of security questions like some sites do.
Or have your mobile number linked to the account and the skills can only be reset via inputting the confirmation code that was text to you.


There's a whole bunch of security measures they could put in place to prevent hackers


Or if you realllly want to be sure, have it so that the account reset costs money.
That way it's basically guaranteed that hackers won't do it.

08-Feb-2019 23:57:44 - Last edited on 10-Feb-2019 16:48:07 by rishinger l

rishinger l

rishinger l

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SquatnGopnik said:
i thought you hated pures lol.
going to say no to this.


I dont hate pures as a whole i just think the fact that defence being considered a demerit for a large majority of the PvP crowd is bad game design.
And i think that if there we're less pures, i.e more higher leveled people wearing expensive armour/risking more then it would bring more people into PvP because when fighting pures theres virtually no reward for killing one.

09-Feb-2019 03:17:23

rishinger l

rishinger l

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Clawdragons said:
And if someone's account is compromised, and a hacker resets their levels just for giggles, so sad too bad?


Well then there would obviously be some sort of security measures in place for that...hell you could even have it so that you can only confirm the level reset by clicking a link sent to your e-mail by Jagex.
Or you could have it like the bank pin so that it doesnt get removed/take effect for an entire week and can be cancelled anytime during that week.
Or have it so that you need the google authenticator code to confirm the level reset.
Or have your mobile number linked to the account and the skills can only be reset via inputting the confirmation code that was text to you.



tl;dr there are plenty of security measures that they could put in place to prevent hackers that, if circumnavigated would mean that there are far larger problems then your RS account being compromised.

09-Feb-2019 05:59:00 - Last edited on 09-Feb-2019 05:59:33 by rishinger l

Boabies
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Boabies

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Clawdragons said:
And if someone's account is compromised, and a hacker resets their levels just for giggles, so sad too bad?


Good point. Otherwise, I'd support it tbh. Perhaps require some form of authorization that takes a couple of days to process with customer support so that the account owner has time to respond? Idk.
Since luring nubnubs into the wilderness to be victims won't work, we should force them to anti-PK by preventing them from leaving the wilderness until they PK a couple of targets.

09-Feb-2019 23:56:25

rishinger l

rishinger l

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Boabies said:
Clawdragons said:
And if someone's account is compromised, and a hacker resets their levels just for giggles, so sad too bad?


Good point. Otherwise, I'd support it tbh. Perhaps require some form of authorization that takes a couple of days to process with customer support so that the account owner has time to respond? Idk.


Yeah i listed a few potential counter measures there, ill add them to my main post~

10-Feb-2019 00:14:55

Etienne II
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Etienne II

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On second tough, I think there might be an issue with this.

Let say, for example, that player A wants to reset his account, however he doesn't want to loose everything so he create an account B and transfer everything on that account.

He then proceed to reset his account and transfer back afterwards only to become more rich than ever before since it's a well know fact that you can efficiently generate gold through your skills.



The potential solution I could propose to resolve this would be if, upon reset, your account would automatically become an iron-man, with no possibility of reversal.

Anyway, regardless of this I think it's an idea that worth discussing.
The shadow of truth and justice will always triumph.

10-Feb-2019 15:59:10

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