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MapleStory
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Potentially implode the entire Runescape 3 economy in a single night, why is no one talking about this?

Jagex is reassuring us but I'm not at all convinced, obviously the update is gonna blow up in their face but the question is how? If this update happens without a hitch it would have to be a near miracle and the first time in the modern history of this game. Literally every big update had game breaking bugs, but this one directly effects the economy and the cost of literally 1 overlooked item could cost individuals or the entire economy several billions of gil.

There's no way an update this huge would not completely destroy the economy.

15-Feb-2018 07:01:07 - Last edited on 15-Feb-2018 16:57:57 by MapleStory

Mlune
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No one is talking about this because you are talking about this in your normal, overdramatic fashion. You have no facts behind your argument besides "it's a huge update, and huge updates ruin the economy". -Master of All- August 4, 2019

15-Feb-2018 11:51:25

MapleStory
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This update is directly intertwined with mining/smithing rune items, their alchemy and the gp that is generated is one of the main pillars of this entire economy. It's a complete restructuring of this entire economy which has existed since the dawn this game has began.

It's like the entire human race moving off oil or the gold standard as the basis of our entire economy, except this is all within one night. Several industries are affected not just mining/smithing but also the Nature Rune market, etc. Some could literally completely collapse overnight if they are suddenly made completely obsolete.

In fact the only method Jagex has proposed to insulate the economy from this atom bomb is to personally compensate every last citizen of Runescape by replacing the stockpilled objects being updated, with another random item of similar gold value.

Do I have to explain even explain how absurd this is? There is no real world analogy I can make for comparison to this and I have studied History and the financial details of ancient societies and their economies, even the Pharos did not believe themselves this omnipotent as to control an entire industry of their economy at a mere whim.

This is like Iraq going off of Oil or Japan not making videogames and Anime. At this stage you have to ask legitimately? You could show a financial analyst the details of this economy and they would go insane. Did they bother to consult anyone? Any kind of financial specialist on how to safely implement such gamechanging technology with having the smallest possible impact to the economy? I'm gonna wager no...

This is the financial equivilant of chopping off a limb and waiting to see if you bleed to death. It's a fatal wound on the entire economy. Are you that freaking blind?

15-Feb-2018 14:56:32 - Last edited on 15-Feb-2018 16:59:21 by MapleStory

Mlune
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You do realize they are restructuring alch values and dropped items as well? Your 'rune standard' paradox is false, and the RuneScape economy has never been controlled solely by these mined items alch values. -Master of All- August 4, 2019

15-Feb-2018 15:14:49 - Last edited on 15-Feb-2018 15:15:12 by Mlune

Tom Grey
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I don't see any issues here. Jagex should not regulate the economy in the first place. Whatever happens happens. Nobody is complaining right now that seeds are below dirt value, but people used to come and say that items becoming worthless would destroy the economy as we know it.

Yes alch value will change and new items will come at a slower pace. So what? It only affects future gold coin income and not the present. Hence the only items which are affected are those that already incorporate the future inflation projections. After a brief redistribution of resources, the market will bounce back to its stable condition.

15-Feb-2018 17:12:12

Mostever

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I feel that Jagex did not fully consider the dramatic nature of such an update before they said they would do it.

That means that either they will delay or completely abandon the update or they will implement it with great regret.

The update does infact affect multiple areas of the game one of which that many people seem to be overlooking is the invention skill.

Those that remember the time required to obtain certain components know the difficulty in obtaining the raw number of materials to dissasemble. What happens when the public can not produce the required items in a timely fashion? Invention for beginners will now become a skill that takes more effort than is reasonable.

The idea of an update is great but I do see a great deal of problems with the currently proposed update. The amount of time required to produce a single item is dramatically increased. That means the cost of said items will skyrocket.

The alch value will most likely poorly reflect the actual item value. Consider the mystic cloth update. Mystic items are now worthless yet the drop rate has not really improved.

No matter what others may think, this update will most definately affect the game on a large scale and many people will not like it.

It is likely that some form of normalcy will eventually emerge, but not before a great pain is felt.
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