Time for a rename...Runescape4

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The Smithing and Mining Rework was such a big change that I think Jagex should rename Runescape 3 to Runescape 4. JAGEX PLEASE START PLANING FOR A 300Million Account Event.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Quick find code: 185-186-627-65997434

04-Feb-2019 02:00:04

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Now personally, personally, I think it's about time Jagex retired the name "Runescape". It has become a meme in the video games industry. It made its mark on the history of gaming.

Jagex should take what they have learned from the two decades of MMORPG development and put it into a modern standard production value game. They should leave RS3 as the last remnant of their legacy with these players, but as far as I can tell there isn't much left in the tank for this game, maybe even for this type of game, who knows.

That being said I think the age of gaming has just started seriously ramping up and I think that without a new vision and fresh start old gaming companies are going to die off from lack of interested demographics.

I would like to believe that although the most popular games are always very flashy and superficial, there is a market still for well made high quality games with deep immersion. I know for me I would have called Runescape very immersive when I played it fourteen years ago. Obviously part of what has changed is just me, but also Runescape has failed to keep up with the technology.

The M&S update is cute. It isn't really what it was billed to be, if you ask me, especially considering how long it took and the amount of other content "promises" that had to be broken to deliver this. It changes those skills, yes, but the game is really not that different for it. Not even superficially. All it really did was make Mining a lot more similar to the other gathering skills, and smithing became a bit of a weird monstrosity that gets old pretty fast.

Anyway no support for a rename just for the M&S update.

05-Feb-2019 01:51:30

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Kopaka said:
Now personally, personally, I think it's about time Jagex retired the name "Runescape". It has become a meme in the video games industry. It made its mark on the history of gaming.

That'd be suicide. RS might be a meme, but at least people know it. Compare and contrast every other project they've released over the years that rotted on the vine. Granted the brand didn't save Chronicle, so maybe Jagex is doomed to forever be a one-hit wonder, but it definitely wouldn't have fared better without it.

But no, I don't think M&S is big enough to roll over to RS4. Honestly I'd just drop the numbers from it entirely and do what Classic and Oldschool did. I don't really have a good subtitle to go with it off the top of my head, but still.

05-Feb-2019 04:41:43



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Well, I don't agree with the name change idea, but thought I might share my thoughts as an... 18 (?) -year veteran.

I don't really play so much any more. A lot of what has changed is myself. I love leveling up and discovering new things. I think what started RuneScape's downward trend was the idea that XP was more valuable than products. The economy went haywire slowly as a result. This also started noXPwaste culture and began the powercreep of XP rates. Over time the game slowly morphed into being more about grinding than fun. Maybe that's every game nowadays though.

These changes ultimately made the game more popular, but the older generation slowly died out as a result. Personally, with the huge XP increases between 2007 and 2015, I eventually maxed much faster than I thought I ever would.

I wanted the game to stay "uncompletable", but now it isn't, and I've completed it, at least by my standards. And so I can't seem to find any interest in it now.

05-Feb-2019 12:42:07 - Last edited on 06-Feb-2019 14:52:36 by Aidanm

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