Treasure Hunter feedback.

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So, while I know nobody at Jagex and Co. are going to read this and care about it since it makes them money, I wanted to go share a personal account in regards to these types of MTX in a game like this.

So first off, I've chosen to play as an Ironman account simply because it blocks me from ever having to see these types of MTX in a game like this. So don't go and tell me, "You suck because you're an Ironman" or whatever. I have reasons and I'm about to explain them.

See, I'm part of a demographic of people who are vulnerable to gambling, gambling addition, and other disorders and dysfunctions related to gambling functions like the ones that Treasure Hunter presents. I also love to play Runescape and have been playing since 2006 when I was a child. But whenever Runescape first introduced MTX like Squeal of Fortune, I spent a ton of money on it, I was addicted to the gambling mechanics that it presented me. A way to progress faster, or a way to get some cool items and gear. That's how it's presented, but through a tick of the RNG instead of physically being at a roulette table. You spend money at a game of chance, with big prizes set before you, enticing you with 100M or whatever. "Maybe next time I'll get that," "I was so close to it last time, let's try again!". And so eventually you run out of real money to spend on this gambling mechanic and put it on credit card. And you keep on doing it until you get those pangs of regret about how much money you wasted on nothing. So you wait, and then there's a new promotion. New Items, protean, lucky gear, whatever. "You get more keys the more you spend!" So you dip down into the addiction again, thinking that you're benefiting from this while you spend hundreds and thousands of dollars in a game of chance. That was me.

So that's why I'm an Ironman, because I love this game, but I couldn't afford this game. This was the only way that I could keep playing without going bankrupt.

10-Jul-2018 01:18:20

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