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Dr Raat
Mar Gold Premier Club Member 2011

Dr Raat

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I, as well as many others, am having a hard time even wanting to play the game anymore. Before you flame let me explain. We are teased and teased with "new upcoming content" where they "listened and made changes we suggested". Where? I guess if you poll 1000 people and two say eat a pile of dirt you can do that and say you listened to the players. Minigames are almost all dead content except thaler/spotlight. We get teased and when the content is released its dead or crap in no time. We have not had a community event where you don't just afk since maybe Tuska? Holiday events are a joke. You can't lead me to believe that it takes a majority of the team to do this smithing/mining update. We get thrown little scraps of content and then the big content gets delayed months. Give us a reason to login each day not just to try and squeeze all the daily tasks we want to get done. There are way too many players slowly leaving the game for others that are enjoyable. I know I get stressed out trying to get all the stuff done each day on login. I'm not complaining about the fact we have many options to do. But we need the new content to be fun. It needs to keep our attention longer that whatever we get as an initial reward or comp/trim req's. There is enough dead content in the game we don't need more brought in

29-Nov-2018 13:08:17 - Last edited on 29-Nov-2018 13:10:51 by Dr Raat

Cept
Sep Gold Premier Club Member 2012

Cept

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I agree with you completely, OP - on every point. Except, new content does need to continue to be cycled into the game to ensure that excitement you as many others of us desire. It's true, as you say, that the existing game content is quite lackluster and uneventful. Unfortunately, the majority of the population left in RS3 nowadays do not nor cannot settle for measly rewards or gains - which most of the older content still offers nowadays, even with a "rework".

Personally, I've stuck around this game my entire life only because it's the only game I've ever really played and given so much time and effort into, refusing to commit to something new. The sad truth is that the RS3 version will invisibility die long before the OSRS version (I do play both) and on the road it's headed and has been on for years disregarding any of our feedback to rescue it; nothing is ever going to change. The market gets more and more competitive, companies become more and more greedy, players grow more and more angry. It's an unfortunate cycle, truly. Pitiful.


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30-Nov-2018 02:11:17

Wolfblue42
Jun Member 2019

Wolfblue42

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Well the years pretty much over all that remains is some xmas quest event then thats it.

New year hope its something better cause the game plan for the past 2 years were way too spaced out and empty.

30-Nov-2018 06:13:16

Peaky

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Personally I'm just tired of grinding. And looking at Prif every day.

As for your gripes with the game, yes, Jagex could definitely do better, but don't forget, part of the onus is on the player mentality. It's all about maxing, comping, bossing, and slaying now. Gone are the halcyon days of minigames, PvP, casual social interaction and exploring/questing with friends. After most of the remaining casual players left when EoC came out in the shoddy state it was in, the majority remaining were the ones who only cared about numbers rising, and killing bosses. This group was very small, but a couple years before EoC was introduced, their population started to swell, so RS3 was able to hang in there when the casuals scurried away. However, this encouraged Jagex to gear most future updates towards the growing hardcore demographic.

Only recently has Jagex started to release more accessible quests and events regularly, and while often feeling lackluster and way too frequent, it's a step in the right direction. Funny enough, this is partly the result of the players asking for it. Yes, even some hardcore players see the value of a casual audience. If everything added to the game these days is just for "elites", why should casual players return? Why would new players bother playing? They would feel ignored, regardless of the fact that there is plenty of content for them to play, as most of it is barren due to most dedicated players having finished said content ages ago.

This is an MMO, our play impacts the experience of others, whether we realize it or not. Not only that, but since it is an MMO, new updates have to be constantly added to the game, to keep the attention of the players. In a way, it's a lose-lose situation. Either give quality updates rarely and players rage about not getting enough new stuff, or pump out new content constantly, and players complain about the quality. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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30-Nov-2018 23:41:44 - Last edited on 30-Nov-2018 23:42:25 by Peaky

Lions Iron
Jul Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Lions Iron

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Dr Raat said:
There are way too many players slowly leaving the game for others that are enjoyable. I know I get stressed out trying to get all the stuff done each day on login. I'm not complaining about the fact we have many options to do. But we need the new content to be fun. It needs to keep our attention longer that whatever we get as an initial reward or comp/trim req's. There is enough dead content in the game we don't need more brought in


Players tend to find the newest game on the market and play it for a while. They think " this is so much better than Rs currently!" ( grass greener on the other side). Until they realize that the game they went to is no better than the game they left.

Basically its a mindset issue: Players want more content, more things to do. Players also want a bug free game, more patches.

People focus on the negative and carry that with them to other places. Than they tell those people the negative and it travels. ( Like some osrs streamers think its so fun to target rs3 players).

Want a better game? You have to highlight the good and work on the bad. That starts with the players.
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01-Dec-2018 00:49:13

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