Forums

Supernova

Quick find code: 366-367-884-65962426

Blackwing

Blackwing

Posts: 37,627Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Transcendent said:
She doesn't make the decisions, she just posts what she is told to post, she doesn't deserve this much hate for things that she has no control over.

IMO, even though it probably is true that the jmods have little to no power when it comes to those decisions, I still think they too can and should be shamed to some extent (especially those who voluntarily take a position in the MTX team). Sure, that's how they earn their living, but they aren't forced to work for Jagex specifically (or I hope so at least). If they truly cared about the moral side of their job, they could seek employment elsewhere, whether that be on another gaming company or something completely different. By staying at Jagex and doing what they're told there without question, they're in a way passively accepting the controversy.

So yea, I wouldn't go as far as the person you quoted with the hate, but neither would I defend passive acceptance simply because it's not as bad as active acceptance. They're both awful, one more so than the other.
The Runescape Witcher
|| Arclight for demons | Ghrazi rapier for humans and monsters

31-Oct-2017 20:33:00

Blackwing

Blackwing

Posts: 37,627Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
iBart said:

Yeah, I chuckle each time I see them say they're listening. Somehow it works for them every time though.


Exit Wound said:
no offense m8 but i highly doubt jmods feel "shamed" when they browse their forums. lets face it, each n every1 of us are nerds that feel so strongly we lurk the forums everyday to either post negative or positive feedback while they rake in the money & dont give a damn wut you or me think. morally they shouldnt feel bad about anything, its a business and they have been hired in to complete a task. even if we think we have the best business model for them n their bottom line. most of us are holding onto old beliefs becuz many of us have been around 4 years n disapprove of the way things have changed - at the end of the day i doubt they lose sleep over forum comments lol

Well I mean, we just don't know - some of them might feel shamed about themselves, but not enough to admit it or to in fact change something. Some people can endure negative reception enough by pretending to be happy/alright. Unless one of them actually opens up and describes their feelings regarding the situation (which is of course very unlikely), anything could be happening on the other end.

Regardless, they should care about the feedback: they could potentially make more money, or they could make the same money but from different people (those with morals). Take me as an example: a few years back, I used to buy quite a lot of cosmetics. Since then, year after year, if you were to look at a graph that shows how much money I give Jagex each year, you'd see a constantly declining trend, which is in accordance to the declining quality of the product. I'd gladly change that though, if Jagex changed its ways for the better as well.
The Runescape Witcher
|| Arclight for demons | Ghrazi rapier for humans and monsters

31-Oct-2017 21:13:22

Blackwing

Blackwing

Posts: 37,627Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Ammako said:
Blackwing said:
If they truly cared about the moral side of their job, they could seek employment elsewhere, whether that be on another gaming company or something completely different.


Bonus xp microtransactions in a video game are a moral dilemma?
Interesting...

Take a look at the charities Jagex has endorsed and donated to; now take a look at the gambling nature of TH and the addictions it can cause.

Bonus: search the web for a statement that Jagex gave to one of said charities in response to one player contacting the said charity about Jagex's business model. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
The Runescape Witcher
|| Arclight for demons | Ghrazi rapier for humans and monsters

31-Oct-2017 21:47:05

Blackwing

Blackwing

Posts: 37,627Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Transcendent said:
Yes Jagex did hear, because they changed it to stars giving bonus XP instead of lamps giving direct XP. At least this way players have to train the skills some to use the bonus XP, instead of just clicking lamps and not having to play the game at all to gain XP. Players asked for bonus XP instead of direct XP, and Jagex delivered.

Riiiight, because they totally couldn't release a promotion after supernova that fully focuses on smouldering or hydra lamps, to burn the bonus exp they got from supernova. Honestly man, you shouldn't trust Jagex this easily.
The Runescape Witcher
|| Arclight for demons | Ghrazi rapier for humans and monsters

01-Nov-2017 20:49:37 - Last edited on 01-Nov-2017 20:50:26 by Blackwing

Quick find code: 366-367-884-65962426Back to Top