Jaekob Caedsaid: As much as I'd like to be able to see my character wearing a party hat, this would completely devalue them as people could get the cosmetic effect via real-world money.. unless you're planning to let Jagex charge tens/hundreds of thousands of USD on them, in which case it'd work.
If they charged too little, they'd be devalued and their historical value would be lost.
If they charged enough, nobody would buy them from Jagex, as it'd be cheaper to buy bonds and use the gp gained that way to buy them instead.
Draco Burnzsaid: Couldbeworsesaid: Though I don't necessarily see a problem with new colors being introduced, I feel like at this point that Jagex is not going to implement this. If they were going to, it would have a long time ago. The financial gain from temporarily or even permanently throwing new colors into the game would be huge; even players know that.
I'm still on the fence about throwing the current colors in, but at this point they're so far unreachable to most players through legitimate means and that in itself can be subjectively considered as wrong. I understand the prestigious factor, despite them being truly admirable years ago, but at this point in age there's really nothing much left to lose.
Untradeable discontinued items are a slightly different story.
Id just like an alternate way of getting a phat w/o having to spend a lifetime just at a very small chance of getting one.
So if jagex were to release them for like a day or so, that be good enough for me.
Well you can always lend one, if you can't be bothered to earn one.