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 Post subject: [Informer] Runefest Expanding
PostPosted: September 12th, 2015, 2:36 am 
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Runefest; it's probably one of the best ideas that Jagex has ever had. That might be quite the statement when looking at over 10 years of content but there is reason behind what I am saying. Runefest has both offered players a chance together, a chance to compete and this all creates a growth in Runescape culture.

The first Runefest was a great step; this was after Jagex had decided that they would be more open about what they were doing with the game and sharing that with the players. Today that statement could not be more true. They are constantly in social media with other players, in game holding events, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook giveaways to name a few. Whoever is in charge for the public relations department deserves some sort of a raise because the 180 degree turn on privacy within the company is gone completely. Runefest was one of the big steps included in this. Needing to skip a year, Runefest 2 was another great step as they had a large gaming event. Everyone loved the in the future presentation which received a lot of views on Youtube. The idea of this get together of Runefest was changing quickly. Runefest 3 was different because they interacted with the players that were watching at home with a dedicated Twitch crew that followed the fest just like people would cover a convention.

To the meat of the article now. Runefest 4 is coming now and that is great, but what could Jagex do to make a bigger mark on the gaming industry as a whole? It's something I personally have not seen. They need to join the gaming market at some of the conventions across seas, maybe not in the US, but why aren't they showing their new game and their next big expansion at any small to large scale gaming conventions? They are a gaming company and doing this would be a step in the right direction to have people take their company more seriously and treat Runescape like it's a real game. For a long time Runescape has been seen as a game that is childish and lackluster. Anyone playing this game can tell that it has evolved into something completely new with RS3; combat is more advanced, and the interface is completely customizable. The music has a lot of production behind it. The quests are fantastic, and bigger updates are becoming more frequent. This major change should be enough for someone on the outside to look at this game and want to play it.

Back to Runefest, one area that can really be used at more locations than the festival itself is the tournaments, host on Twitch, go to events and have smaller events. I as a player would love to see this and would honestly travel halfway across the country to play in it. If I would be willing to do that, I am sure that there are plenty of Runescapers that would as well.

But when it comes down to it, Runefest is amazing and if I ever get the chance to go to one, I will. There is so much good that comes out of this now yearly event. 3rd annual and 4th in total. The event is evolving into something that many Runescapers look forward to. Until next time, I will be watching on Twitch, which thankfully Jagex is going to be doing even more with the Twitch viewers this year than the year before. For everyone that wants to get coverage on Runefest 4, I will be covering each segment in videos throughout the week on my Youtube channel which just recently got rebranded to Wyved Treasures. I will also be doing additional articles on some of the most important segments in the future so be looking for those amazing things.
What do you all think of Runefest? Has it become something that you look forward to it, or does it still feel like a waste of Jagex's development time? And I have to ask because I am super curious, what is everyone's favorite part of Runefest cause Jagex keeps inflating the golden gnomes as the most important event that everyone loves at Runefest. Don't get me wrong it's great, but it's not my favorite. I am there to see what I can do as a player to better the game I love.


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PostPosted: September 12th, 2015, 2:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: [Informer] Runefest Expanding
PostPosted: September 12th, 2015, 5:18 am 
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This is a great idea for a discussion. I personally would LOVE to attend Runefest, but it's just not feasible for me, since I live in Australia. I will be watching the live stream though! As for them attending gaming conventions, I too, find it hard to believe that they do not get involved in these. They basically have 2 games to promote now, seeing as how OSRS has moved away from its initial implementation and is being developed and having new content added all the time. The diversity that the game offers still makes it unique among MMORPGs. Any sort of promotion and advertising they could get out into the gamers world would only be beneficial and would in all likely hood bring in new players and fresh memberships. This is needed for the longevity of the game, especially since they continue to ban botting accounts to keep the general community happy, even though this can have a detrimental affect on their bottom line.

As for my what I am looking forward to most, it is hearing about the NXT engine and what the company plans for the game for 2016. The Golden Gnomes don't really interest me that much, although they are good to give the community a bit of a pat on the back.

Another great article, and I am looking forward to seeing what others write about this. Thanks Mr. Bistro!!


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 Post subject: Re: [Informer] Runefest Expanding
PostPosted: September 14th, 2015, 7:48 pm 
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Not to detract too much from the Runefest theme, but if Jagex wants to be taken seriously, they need to get their QA and Community Management teams under control. They keep having (sometimes major) problems with updates, culminating in having a quest start NPC that was invisible to some players this morning. They need to lend more support to the community rather than just hanging around on Twitter or Reddit...they continually try projects like the reskinned Community Chronicle/Community Corner but they inevitably collapse. I don't know if that's because their employees can't do a competent job or that they seem to have a rather short turnover.

Anyway yeah I'm not going to Runefest, can't exactly fly over to the U.K. I might watch some of the streams though, if it's convenient.

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 Post subject: Re: [Informer] Runefest Expanding
PostPosted: October 1st, 2015, 4:06 pm 
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I am planning on earning next runefest through bonds. it will be a year long event for me but I hope to have it all paid for with in game currency


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