Remember back when the RuneScape decided to OSRS gold include micro-tranactions and then everyone quit? The partnership program is a scheme Jagex is currently attempting to introduce that enables players to devote money that is real time to obtain cosmetics in-game.
Jagex believes these ventures with third-parties will be an incentive for new players to join OSRS. An example of that is that the partnership Jagex had with Twitch, players who purchased Twitch Prime were provided a free month of RuneScape membership as well as the choice to change their skin color. The choice to change your skin color to purple was afterwards added to the game for free, this exact same principal is the premise for Jagex’s suggested partnerships. Jagex has said numerous times throughout their blog post that”we won’t add any MTX to Old School RuneScape” since they”know that doing this would completely contradict the spirit of what has made Old School a success”
So just how does Jagex not recognize that locking content, if it be decorative or not, behind a timed pay-wall doesn’t come under the kind of a micro-transaction? Especially considering members that pay to play the entire game can’t get this exclusive content unless they fork out more money, or wait an undisclosed amount of time. Being cosmetic items they don’t directly affect the gameplay of the game, but this is not the point, players who are already paying to play the game shouldn’t be asked to invest more money to access content they are technically already paying for.
Fans and many players have taken to express their concerns, read here. The silver lining of this is that Old School RuneScape still has its own polling system, meaning that these’partnerships’ can’t be introduced into the game before at least 75 percent of this community agrees to implement them. Earlier this RuneScape gold week, Runescape developer Jagex printed a blog post titled”Partnerships and Old School.”
So be ready for your death that was in-game
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