Thank you killjoy.
I'm saying that they don't have to if they don't want to. And that if they are happy playing a game and they want to keep playing it that is one thing. But you have no right to call other people to action if they don't want to. I am also saying that Jagex doesn't have to change and that they player pays for what he gets. If her doesn't like what he is getting then he can stop paying. Other than that, the player has no right.
I don't understand what the issue is. The only thing that I seem to gather from Workman's argument is that Jagex at one point years ago said they would not do something and now they are. The goal of any business is to provide some sort of service and deliver a profit. That's it, there's no other goal. Corporations are not held accountable to "the power of the masses" they're held accountable by their bottom line. Corporations are not government run, you can't change a corporation like you can change a government. If some people get joy out of the product delivered that's an added benefit. Our world is about money. The UK where Runescape was created is a country with capitalist ideals and that is the very goal of any capitalist business, to make a profit. The best course of action then for those that feel the same as you Workman is to simply unsubscribe, change your password, and throw it away. Never come back, because even if you play F2P you are contributing to Jagex ad revenue.
There's a silent majority out there who have no problem with Squeal or any of the other changes that have been made. We play the game because we still find something of value there. We play the game because it's something we grew up with and enjoy spending a bit of time to relax there. I'm with Killjoy, you have no right to say, "anyone who still pays them monthly is a discredit to us all and is a large part of the problem." I choose where to put my money, somewhere that I feel has value.
In my view the problem with the game is not the corporate practices Jagex chooses to engage (which they are 100% within their own right to do) but the player base itself. The pace of updates hasn't changed since 2009. The only thing that's changed this year has been Squeal and the drive for membership, which again is a totally valid business decision. The player base revolves around some idea that removing squeal, solomon's, and all the membership promotion the game would go back to the good old days, it wouldn't. If it wasn't this, there'd be something else to complain about. It happened when the wilderness and free trade was removed, it happened when the huge quest push was happening and some quests gave defence xp, it probably even happened when RS 2 was released. The only difference this time is that the player base feels they have wind in their sales because of Jagex's past anti-RWT posts.
I like squeal and all the other changes that have been made. I've been advocating for micro-transactions since 2010 at least, they're finally here. I'll probably buy a spin pack later this month to see if I can finish of my dragon ceremonial set or queens guard. One final thing Workman, are you fine with Xbox live transactions? How about TF2?