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Louiellen

Louiellen

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Note: With the current status of RSOF, implementation of this proposal is astronomically very remote. But I'm throwing the idea regardless, with strong emphasis of this feature not restricted with a paywall.

It's been quite a long time already when Jagex implemented liberal policies for RSOF:
* Posting of 3rd party images.
* Mentioning non-malicious sites in the discussion.
* General leniency when it comes to enforcement of the rules.

Such came into consideration I believe, because of Jagex's realization that as RSOF matures - its playerbase also matures with time. Those who started Runescaping during their teenage years and still Runescaping today are all adults now, have grown a lot in real life and have adult responsibilities.

I am fully convinced that it is time to liberalize one of the most restrictive feature of RSOF that severely limit people from expressing themselves, of who they really are. I'm talking about the forum avatar. I think, it is the right time for Jagex to allow forumers to have their custom avatar based-on the image they upload from their own source.

Of course, certain rules that maintain and enforce wholesomeness of the image should be there as well as full compliance with intellectual property and copyright laws.

I believe, by implementing custom avatars will establish a better looking and livelier board. RSOF is at the rock-bottom of Jagex's priority for updating, it will cause them money to implement, yes, I fully understand that. I'm just throwing this idea publicly so we can discuss this.

10-Oct-2018 13:44:08 - Last edited on 10-Oct-2018 13:52:33 by Louiellen

Blackwing
Nov Member 2012

Blackwing

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Support; RS Linkify can be used to have a custom avatar already, though it's not the most convenient way and only displays to other Linkify users as well. Would be nice if Jagex stepped up and made it more official.
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10-Oct-2018 14:00:30

Louiellen

Louiellen

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I still don't understand if there is a problem if a forumer can upload his/her own chosen image, from his/her own source to RSOF to serve as an avatar. If people can post a random image to make a post discussion more relevant and engaging, why not custom avatars?

This suggestion as I said is really astronomically remote to happen. But I don't see any possibility of a bad spoiler. I myself will upload my real life face if this suggestion is implemented.

10-Oct-2018 14:12:11

Southeaster
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2014

Southeaster

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Louiellen said:
I myself will upload my real life face if this suggestion is implemented.

That's interesting. I'll take you up on that bet.

If this ever happens, and you keep your word, I'll give you a month of membership.
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10-Oct-2018 16:29:10

Miu

Miu

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I'd rather have oldschool avatar support. Or full body instead just a chathead.

Adding uploadable avatars would kind of just render the current avatars worthless, which are a representation of you in game, and a way of choosing to display progress.

Louiellen said:
I myself will upload my real life face if this suggestion is implemented.


Even if this were to happen, F2P probably wouldn't get the ability to upload avatars ;)
Your avatar would also expire once your membership did, just like mine just did.
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10-Oct-2018 16:43:53 - Last edited on 10-Oct-2018 16:44:21 by Miu

Wynd
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Wynd

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I wouldn't mind having the ability to add a custom avatar if I were a member, but honestly, I wholeheartedly believe the RSOF are in need of a more paramount update. Just look around this forum to notice the vast amount of ideas that have been floating around for ages and have been ignored. If we were to get this (we pray), then we can focus on other minor improvements. Meanwhile, I can say we all agree that the RSOF need an overhaul.

10-Oct-2018 17:19:06

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