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Woody Vinc
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Woody Vinc

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Seriously I think that bonus xp is one of Jagex main source of profit from Treasure Hunter. If they remove Treasure Hunter, they will have to pull some profit somewhere else. If we are looking to enjoy the game for upcoming years they need to make money.

I do agree that xp lamp and star and th event that boost these should be removed. But I think item that benefit everyone not only the buyer in term of xp gain should be implemented more. Pulse core is an example of this, they just have to rework pulse core so it benefit everyone around the user as much as the user itself while still giving a little something to the user. Down there is my suggestion.

A great item could be skill specific pulse core. Like tree specific woodcutting pulse core. Magic tree pulse core could be the following gain 2x-3x-4x-5x-6x magic logs per successful log cut from magic tree and 10-20-30-40-50% extra xp from magic tree. These buff are given to everyone around the user. The user of the pulse core gain only one self buff witch is logs are automatically noted or banked. Other player would have to use sign of the porter or some clan chat would chose tree location close to bank.

Note that the extra log don't give xp. Doing this it would give skilling better money making, money making skilling resource better xp but still not getting close to the best xp skilling method in game, crystallize/light form artic pine / teak tree. Wont give xp advantage to player that have a lot of real life money, it will benefit everyone, make everyone play to different location in the game and give Jagex a good money source.

We could pull this to every kind of woodcutting tree, fishing spot, mining spot etc.

28-Oct-2017 02:40:59 - Last edited on 28-Oct-2017 18:32:33 by Woody Vinc

Woody Vinc
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Just thinking about fishing shark with a shark pulse core in Catherby give me goosebumps, it remember me the fun I had back in the day where a lot of different area of the game were filled with player!

Magic tree in tree gnome stronghold, monk fish in the colony, living rock cavern etc...

28-Oct-2017 03:43:14 - Last edited on 28-Oct-2017 03:45:21 by Woody Vinc

Woody Vinc
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Woody Vinc

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Treasure hunter event could be centered around some specific kind of pulse core, by example extra xp for pulse core used in a specific town/area of Gielinor. Example seer village event, you would receive more woodcutting/fletching/crafting, pulse core and pulse core used in that area give even more xp to everyone around.

28-Oct-2017 03:55:24

Blackwing
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Woody Vinc said:
Seriously I think that bonus xp is one of Jagex main source of profit from Treasure Hunter and since you can now buy your membership with ingame income, they have to pull some profit somewhere else. If we are looking to enjoy the game for upcoming years they need to make money.

This is a (too) common misconception about how bonds work; yes, you can buy bonds with gp, but that doesn't mean Jagex doesn't make any money from it. Bonds enter the game when people pay real life money for them, and that price is higher than buying membership, runecoins or keys directly. In fact, if everyone bought their membership with bonds, Jagex would make more money than they currently do.

Regarding your suggestion though, it seems alright, so long as it'd be coupled with removing TH in its entirety and instead putting those cores for sale in Solomon's store, where it wouldn't be gambling.
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28-Oct-2017 09:12:45 - Last edited on 28-Oct-2017 09:14:09 by Blackwing

Ghosttalon
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Dong U Dead said:
Why would people buy bonds with real life money??


To make gp . . .

Seems strange to some of us I know, but "getting ahead" and "getting rich" in this game is so important to some people they're willing to spend their own rl cash on it. Bonds took advantage of that in that rl cash now lines Jagex's pocket rather than online gold-sellers'.

Bonds allow people to pay gp for membership and so it may be "free" to that person (minus whatever time/effort they put into getting the gp in the first place), but someone bought those bonds. As Nighthawk points out, Jagex absolutely loves that -- if someone buys two bonds for a month of membership, whoever bought them in the first place has given Jagex more money, than if the person paid for a month's subscription.

28-Oct-2017 14:16:36

Ghosttalon
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As for the rest, I may be one of the few now who do not care if they continue to put xp on TH. I'm actually a bit surprised at the level and extent of that complaint by now. I don't care how you've gotten to where you are in-game now. None of it means anything anymore and hasn't for a very long time.

If you take away xp, you're just slowing me down getting my final "skill" maxed. You're slowing yourself down too, for what? Because we've all agreed how fun grinding out those skills were, haven't we?

No, all they're doing by removing or toning down xp offerings is slowing progression down, and giving them more opportunities to dangle more fashionscape, etc. promos in the face of the gullible.

28-Oct-2017 14:23:01

Woody Vinc
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This is a (too) common misconception about how bonds work; yes, you can buy bonds with gp, but that doesn't mean Jagex doesn't make any money from it. Bonds enter the game when people pay real life money for them
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Ya your right, but I think my idea will allow Jagex to still make money out of TH w/o giving advantage to anyone that doesn't mind spending real life money or a lot of ingame gp what is hard to obtain for many player, bond are selling from 16m to 20m nowadays.

If we transfer this to solomon store then we remove the chance of 2-3-4-5 free keys per days to player that never buy them with real life money, the chance to get some of these new pulse core I suggested. Because as of yet rune coins are only buy-able with real life money.

Th will only be filled with cosmetic reward and these new pulse core. They will bring the community together more, by making player play together in more area of the game.

It will also give skiller great money making way, all Jagex have to do is adjust some of the boss drop, an example remove the magic logs drop from GWD2 bosses. It will make the resources come from gathering skills and not from combat. There a tons of non gather-able items that can be replaced.

28-Oct-2017 15:08:50 - Last edited on 28-Oct-2017 18:35:36 by Woody Vinc

Transcendent
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Woody Vinc said:
since you can now buy your membership with ingame income, they have to pull some profit somewhere else.


You do know Jagex makes more money if you pay for membership with bonds than if you pay for membership with real money, right?

Bonds only exist if someone paid real money for them, that means for every bond in game, except for the very few bonds Jagex gives out free, someone paid real money for those bonds.

This is how bonds work:
A person pays for a bond with real money. Jagex gets that real money.
The person then sells the bond to another player, usually through the GE, for GP.
The person who paid GP redeems the bond for membersghip, Runecoins, or Treasure Hunter keys.

So almost every single bond bought with GP was paid for with real money by someone and Jagex made more money than if that player paid for membership, Runecoins, or Treasure Hunter keys with their own money. In effect, the person who paid real money for the bonds so they could get GP, paid for the person's membership, Runecoins, or Treasure Hunter keys.

Bonds from the GE are not free, someone paid real money for them and Jagex is making money selling the bonds.
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28-Oct-2017 17:50:52

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