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Frog Home

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Hello ladies and gentlemen,

With all due respect to Jagex here, why do they act as if nobody in the Old School Runescape community liked Runescape 1 or Runescape 2 before the Grand Exchange came to the game? I am sorry for bringing this up again but I just wish that Jagex would just at least acknowledge that these groups of players still exist. I don't mean to cause any harm here to anyone and thank you for reading this. :)

Sincerely,
Frog Home

12-Aug-2019 17:49:54 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 17:52:49 by Frog Home

SlendyTendy
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What's so bad about the GE? It allows you to trade with anyone on any world. If you don't want to use it then you don't have to, but you'll find things exponentially more difficult to trade for, and at that point you might as well become an Ironman.

I'm not trying to insult your opinions, I'm just confused about how the GE is bad.

12-Aug-2019 17:57:07

SlendyTendy
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Also if you're referring to RS Classic or something similar, then the simple answer is that there weren't enough active members to reasonably continue supporting the game. Plus creating a "Non-GE" Oldschool game would needlessly divide the player-base further, and I have a strong feeling you'll find a very small percentage of people playing on the Non-GE game, which would ultimately lead to it becoming shut down anyways.

12-Aug-2019 18:00:20 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 18:00:51 by SlendyTendy

RupertGiles2
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Frog Home said:
\why do they act as if nobody in the Old School Runescape community liked Runescape 1 or Runescape 2 before the Grand Exchange came to the game?
Everyone acknowledged they exist, but there is just not that many that do not like the game after the ge too.

12-Aug-2019 18:04:58

irl pker dib
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irl pker dib

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RupertGiles2 said:
Frog Home said:
\why do they act as if nobody in the Old School Runescape community liked Runescape 1 or Runescape 2 before the Grand Exchange came to the game?
Everyone acknowledged they exist, but there is just not that many that do not like the game after the ge too.


Basically this. The majority wanted an easyscape game with the GE, RWT via bonds, easy skilling xp such as woodcutting guild and anglerfish, Zulrah, and other ironman-catering drop tables right from the very getgo.
If you can't git gud and L2PK, don't cry for the rewards that come from it such as loot boxes filled with resources.

12-Aug-2019 18:14:39

SlendyTendy
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You call it "EasyScape" yet Runescape is one of the oldest and most tedious MMOs in existence that's still relatively popular.

Also, why should people who have spent numerous hours in the game not be rewarded for their time? Why are Bonds bad? Why is the GE bad? Why is new content bad?

Ironman Mode is an optional challenge and honestly I don't have any experience in that specific area so I can't say a whole lot in regards to Ironmen.

12-Aug-2019 18:24:06 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 18:25:08 by SlendyTendy

Dilbert2001
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I don't see Jagex acknowledge whatever groups of players. We are all players, but different kinds of players.

We all exist though. Yes, some players don't like GE. I acknowledge it but it doesn't mean I have to share their opinion about GE just like... I acknowledge there are people who still admire Elvis and live like they were in the 1960's but hey it certainly doesn't mean I have to dress like Elvis myself.

12-Aug-2019 18:25:46 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 18:26:17 by Dilbert2001

irl pker dib
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SlendyTendy said:
You call it "EasyScape" yet Runescape is one of the oldest and most tedious MMOs in existence that's still relatively popular.

Also, why should people who have spent numerous hours in the game not be rewarded for their time? Why are Bonds bad? Why is the GE bad? Why is new content bad?

Ironman Mode is an optional challenge and honestly I don't have any experience in that specific area so I can't say a whole lot in regards to Ironmen.


Bonds are RWT. The GE helped merch clans and promoted bot dumping.
If you can't git gud and L2PK, don't cry for the rewards that come from it such as loot boxes filled with resources.

12-Aug-2019 18:33:00

ZeeZee
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Honestly I miss the old days before the GE too, it added a certain quaint, unique feeling to the game I can't really describe. However, that said, the player base is aging and with an aging player base comes less time to play the game. 80% of players don't have time to stand around in Falador Park or Varrock West for 4 hours a day just to buy/sell their items. The Grand Exchange might not have been necessary back in 2007 but I'd argue it's crucial now just because of how much time it saves. I miss the old days too but I just don't think it's practical in this day and age.
~ZeeZee~

12-Aug-2019 18:40:04

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