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Author:  Shane [ April 10th, 2017, 4:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Questions for RSBANDBUpdate! 613

Cireon and myself this week will be discussing Easter and the RuneScape documentary entitled "15 Years of Adventure"

If you have questions about the documentary or discussion topics post them below!

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Author:  Jamandy52 [ April 11th, 2017, 8:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions for RSBANDBUpdate! 613

OOH I still need to watch the documentary!


Author:  Pyrnassius [ April 12th, 2017, 6:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions for RSBANDBUpdate! 613

G'day all
My question this week pertains to Jagex themselves as a company. Do you think it is time for them to now split the 2 games of Runescape and Old School Runescape up? Is it time to make OSRS stand on its own two feet and for Jagex to stop siphoning money from the real game into supporting it? We have seen OSRS go from its original inception of a nostalgic game from 2007 and morph into a totally new game with its own team and updates. It originally had a team of 3-4 mods taken from the main game, but now has a team of around 12, and as we see on the new Jagex website, they are looking to hire additional staff for it.

Is it time to make OSRS self-sufficient? We could potentially see the membership prices split, with perhaps a 10-15% reduction for the players who solely want to play one version and have an option for an additional $2-$3 dollars a month for those that want both. It could also be included as an incentive for the Gold Premier Club that members have access to both. If the OSRS version were made to support itself and not rely on the money coming into the game from the MTX that the main game provides, do you think it would survive? Should their team be reduced to only what the game itself brings in? My own views are that if this were the case, the OSRS version would have far fewer updates and a much smaller team, given the overheads that are propped up by RS3. I know many OSRS players scream that they have more players at any given time, but one only has to visit the game to see they still have a severe bot problem. I would estimate that a good 25-30% of the players on the OSRS servers are bots and not legitimate players.

Given the record profits that Jagex made last financial year, should the re-investment of funds be made into the game that brings in the most, or used in promoting further advancements such as Chronicle and the One Piercing note venture they tried,rather than funnelled away into something that has split the community and simply adds to costs. I am not saying that OSRS should be made reduntant and buried, but that it should be made accountable for its costs and justify its development for the amount of resources it requires.

Thanks in advance for your the great podcast, and happy Runescaping!

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