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Blackwing
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Alpha Trion said:
I actually came on the forums because I don't see Treasure Hunter plastered EVERYWHERE all over the home page.

That is refreshing and nice actually.

In a way it is, yes, but Jagex didn't do it with good intentions. In its current state, RS3 is like moldy bread; it's good normally, but TH (mold) is ruining it. What Jagex did here was remove the TH news posts (moldy bits that appear on the surface of the bread) to fool new and possibly returning players into buying membership for a game with predatory MTX (bread that looks okay on the outside, but has mold on the inside still).

So as sad as it sounds, whilst TH remains in the game, we should have TH news posts on the website, to prevent naive players from getting tricked into buying something else than they thought they did. Although obviously, just like with mold in a bread, Jagex could simply remove TH in its entirety, instead. > )


Alpha Trion said:
I haven't logged in a while, I'm betting I am still forced to see the treasure hunter dialogue box every new day. Why can't that be toggled off?

Simple; Jagex's marketing team expects you to get hooked into buying keys sooner or later, and that even if you don't, they think it's worth the risk if they can hook enough dolphins and whales.

It's pretty disappointing to see a company that originally based its success around making a good game with integrity, throw all that potential away by focusing on exploitating our psyche instead. > /
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10-Aug-2018 15:45:37

Dilbert2001
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"In a way it is, yes, but Jagex didn't do it with good intentions. In its current state, RS3 is like moldy bread; it's good normally, but TH (mold) is ruining it. What Jagex did here was remove the TH news posts (moldy bits that appear on the surface of the bread) to fool new and possibly returning players into buying membership for a game with predatory MTX (bread that looks okay on the outside, but has mold on the inside still).

So as sad as it sounds, whilst TH remains in the game, we should have TH news posts on the website, to prevent naive players from getting tricked into buying something else than they thought they did."


There are still plenty of TH news and reminders on the login GUI, bouncing TH chest, in game calendar as well as the free TH key token drop from in game activities. Besides, Jagex announced promotions like Double Key month on their main website and Twitch Prime offers in partner sites. Jagex doesn't intend to "hide" any TH news.

If you think
"we should have TH news posts on the website"
, I don't see why not? :D:D:D

10-Aug-2018 16:04:12

Miu

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Alpha Trion said:
I actually came on the forums because I don't see Treasure Hunter plastered EVERYWHERE all over the home page.

That is refreshing and nice actually.


Treasure Hunter is like wanting to go to my favorite restaurant, that I had gone for years, and having to slog through endless rows of slot machines-just to enjoy what I once had. Or going to your favorite restaurant every day and having to refuse an advertisement for a casino that's shoved in your face.



I really dislike TH. But I stopped complaining about it, and just play other games now.

I used to play this game a ton. But TH is just repulsive. It makes me want to run away every time I see some gigantic monetization window appear.

I haven't logged in a while, I'm betting I am still forced to see the treasure hunter dialogue box every new day. Why can't that be toggled off?


Agreed. I just wonder if the lack of announcements is their new policy going forward, in an attempt to avoid backlash, or if it's just during this content drought so it doesn't look like TH has been the only update bigger than a patch for a while.
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10-Aug-2018 16:12:15

Dilbert2001
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"I just wonder if the lack of announcements is their new policy going forward, in an attempt to avoid backlash, or if it's just during this content drought so it doesn't look like TH has been the only update bigger than a patch for a while."

New policy? I think it is more like new marketing tactics. There are only a handful of players in the forums. It is a lot more worthwhile to shift the marketing focus to attract the players who actually play the game. That's why you see not just the original login GUI but also the In-Game-Calendar with TH promotions well documented on it.

I don't think TH is ever meant to be a "big update". You can see from the size of the product team. It is a small effort with big, really big return game content. Good idea for Jagex obviously.

There is no "content drought" regarding TH neither. Boneyard, released in June, is a new TH promotion. There have also been patches to TH offers too, like the Double Dragon Chests have found their ways into the Mysteria Promo, and Primania saw the last 2 days of the event rewarding extra XP the last 2 promo too.

10-Aug-2018 16:21:49 - Last edited on 10-Aug-2018 16:23:16 by Dilbert2001

Miu

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Dilbert2001 said:
"I just wonder if the lack of announcements is their new policy going forward, in an attempt to avoid backlash, or if it's just during this content drought so it doesn't look like TH has been the only update bigger than a patch for a while."

New policy? I think it is more like new marketing tactics. There are only a handful of players in the forums. It is a lot more worthwhile to shift the marketing focus to attract the players who actually play the game. That's why you see not just the original login GUI but also the In-Game-Calendar with TH promotions well documented on it.

I don't think TH is ever meant to be a "big update". You can see from the size of the product team. It is a small effort with big, really big return game content. Good idea for Jagex obviously.

There is no "content drought" regarding TH neither. Boneyard, released in June, is a new TH promotion. There have also been patches to TH offers too, like the Double Dragon Chests have found their ways into the Mysteria Promo, and Primania saw the last 2 days of the event rewarding extra XP the last 2 promo too.


I was discussing the Runescape homepage, not the forum.
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10-Aug-2018 16:37:21 - Last edited on 10-Aug-2018 16:38:50 by Miu

Dilbert2001
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Miu said:
Dilbert2001 said:
"I just wonder if the lack of announcements is their new policy going forward, in an attempt to avoid backlash, or if it's just during this content drought so it doesn't look like TH has been the only update bigger than a patch for a while."

New policy? I think it is more like new marketing tactics. There are only a handful of players in the forums. It is a lot more worthwhile to shift the marketing focus to attract the players who actually play the game. That's why you see not just the original login GUI but also the In-Game-Calendar with TH promotions well documented on it.

I don't think TH is ever meant to be a "big update". You can see from the size of the product team. It is a small effort with big, really big return game content. Good idea for Jagex obviously.

There is no "content drought" regarding TH neither. Boneyard, released in June, is a new TH promotion. There have also been patches to TH offers too, like the Double Dragon Chests have found their ways into the Mysteria Promo, and Primania saw the last 2 days of the event rewarding extra XP the last 2 promo too.


I was discussing the Runescape homepage, not the forum.


Same idea. The Runescape website doesn't draw many visitors and therefore potential TH keys customers, so Jagex switched the marketing focus to in-game features like the Calendar. The game is most of the Runescape playes are, not the Runescape website.

10-Aug-2018 16:42:59

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