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Tom Grey

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Blackwing said:
SS4Gohon said:
but I think if the prices were drastically reduced we would be less inclined to hate microtransactions so much

It's not about the price of keys, since Jagex could just nerf how much a single key rewards you to balance out the reduced price of keys anyway; it's about how MTX affects the game design and development process of the game. I mean you said it yourself: we get very minimal content nowadays, and that's precisely due to Jagex being so obsessed with MTX.

Back when Jagex only sold membership, in order for them to stay profitable, they had to put effort and money into making new content frequently, whereas compared to the MTX monetization, Jagex can just copy-paste a lot of stuff to sell them again and again to the same player, which requires a lot less effort and money. And when a company only cares about short term profits rather than making a good product that brings long term profits, it's going to take the easier way out and be discouraged from putting in real effort.
Agreed 100%

10-Mar-2019 02:38:46

Tom Grey

Tom Grey

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Did anybody ever say: oh my god RuneFest has so many new reveals for 2018, I can’t wait. Because all I could hear was that there are barely anything coming to runescape. And jagex has delivered on that in full, barely anything came to runescape.

10-Mar-2019 14:01:04

Tom Grey

Tom Grey

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Dilbert2001 said:
Tom Grey said:
Did anybody ever say: oh my god RuneFest has so many new reveals for 2018, I can’t wait. Because all I could hear was that there are barely anything coming to runescape. And jagex has delivered on that in full, barely anything came to runescape.


Runefest 2018 only revealed the Winter Quarter of 2018. They clearly stated that, revealed the content and fully delivered everything. They did not even cancel their Birthday Party event. They threw a big 18th party with balloons, cakes and candles for the celebration for a good reason. :D

They then revelaed the Spring 2019 quarter in Feb and more than delivering everything as revealed. They even threw in a surprise quest - Curse of the Black Stone and a Combat Week. :D
I don’t see how this contradicts my point. Revealing three months worth of updates, delaying half of them and then releasing 1-2 more that were not revealed is still lack of content. I can think of 6 updates in 2018. Solak, ed 1,2,3, clue scrolls, player owned farm from 2018. Really only do ed2 at this point. But even if you are not me, and engage in other content, I don’t see the rest as being so massive that the rest of the year should be filled with mtx promos, double exp weekends and patch weeks.

10-Mar-2019 15:47:33

Tom Grey

Tom Grey

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You should not have asked this question. Bank rework, mining and smithing rework, solak, ed2 ed3 and clue rework were all delayed. So,e by weeks, some by months.

Solak came out in 2018 and I’m talking about lack of updates in 2018. Please read next time.

10-Mar-2019 18:05:01 - Last edited on 10-Mar-2019 18:06:08 by Tom Grey

Tom Grey

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Yes, let’s look at hypothetical, “maybe things will be better” even though we have a whole year in 2018 to see what came out of more mtx. I’d rather look at history and learn from it than hope that tomorrow we get purple snow in Sahara.

10-Mar-2019 22:44:04

Tom Grey

Tom Grey

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Ok I’ll play ball, since you clearly don’t want to listen, and lost the argument already. Runefest 2018 revealed mining and smithing rework, ed3, new alchemical items and 2 quests.

So m&s and ed3 was promised last year, so essentially this was delayed. New alchemical items and 2 new short quests is what we got in 5 months.

Osrs got revealed 3 new quests, 1 new skill, new slayer master and dungeon, a farming guild, and bounty hunter rework. No mtx and many more updates.

10-Mar-2019 23:41:43

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