Lord Rickles wrote:
The whole thing of polling the players has really gotten out of hand. Jagex is running a business where a lifeboat of complainers can capsize the entire luxury liner. It makes no sense whatsoever to cave to people complaining about this.
The vocal minority has always had power over RS. For years. There are quite a few things that they have caused over the years which are now commonly accepted. Not saying that's right, but that's how Jagex runs RS.
While I still believe the 200ms should get something, I agree with you that if they didn't do it because they loved the skill, they wasted their time. The problem is, very few people do anything
in RS just for the fun of it or just because they love the skill. It has become too
competitive, though perhaps that isn't quite the right word.
Perhaps if they did have an official Hall of Fame some of these 200ms wouldn't mind so much?
Uhh, just an FYI, the HLF are not the only place it was posted, though it was posted there 17 hours earlier. It is also in the Future Game Updates
My question is: This is aimed to give new players a chance at being on the top, now. Well what about the new guy that joins a year from now? He'll have to fight through prestige 5ers. And the guy who joins 2 years? He'll have to fight prestige 20ers. There is no way to make this fair all around.
It would be better for them to re-design the seasonal highscores since apparently they aren't working correctly.
I am not so much against Prestige, I am against its potential effects. If it is added I may very well prestige fishing, because its the one skill I really love. That would depend on how prestige ultimately works. I don't care about the highscores, I'm never going to waste enough of my life to be #1 in a game. If something can be done that makes those people who do care about it happy, then that's fine, so long as it doesn't mess up the game.
The effects on the Economy and the return of bots are some of my primary concerns. How the Economy will be affected has not been identified, though supposedly there is 'A Team working on it'. Bots will return if you add more grinding, which is essentially what prestige will be for most players. Botwatch cannot
and will not
As I've said before, I don't believe this is really fixing the problem. Just prolonging/ignoring it for a short time.
The poll will hopefully have more than one question and more than two answers. I also believe it needs to votable by F2P & Members
but only those with at least one 99
Why this rationale?
F2Ps need to be able to vote because with the addition of Bonds they have created many part time members. I'm not talking about F2Ps who are members 2 months out of the year, I'm talking about Members who let their paid subscription lapse occasionally and then use bonds to be members.
At least one 99 should be required because otherwise you're voting on something you can't use(though it will still effect them). Multiple 99s should not
be required because then you restrict it from the real players.
What will I vote? Currently I'm leaning towards 'No'. If Jagex can explain more in detail then perhaps I would change.
You know, it is strange how Jagex really hasn't given much information(nor seemingly thought) to this update. Almost as if they intended to do a poll all along in hopes it would fail so that they could say they're 'Listening to the players'. People begged for a poll about Bonds after release but there was none. No poll was begged for Prestige(that I saw at least) yet we get one.