I gave OSRS another chance, but Grand Exchange destroyed RuneScape for me personally. Dont get me wrong, I hate spending hours attempting to sell things, but it makes every single thing in RuneScape so accessible. Smiting, that was one of the hardest RuneScape skills to level up, its currently the easiest (since its actually profitable to OSRS gold purchase bars and market the merchandise ). Every thing can be readily converted into gold and vice versa, their worth is put into stone. Every town is a ghost town because everyone is in GE.I dont believe GE was a mistake (after all the huge majority of the players needed it), but RuneScape lost most of its appeal after it to me.
The Grand Exchange does not work like a typical auction house because Jagex low-key supposed it to replace the participant trading system. A history lesson for anyone who did not play Runescape back into the mid-2000s. On the exact same day they further announced that the capacity to make unbalanced trades or bet over 3000gp worth of things every 15 mins could be removed on 2nd January 2008. The player base proved understandably up in arms with widespread in-game riots, many gamers quitting and even the forums crashing and going into lockdown, with any future articles complaining about the upgrade being instantly locked and the consumers prohibited by electricity tripping FMods and JMods.
Jagex”warranted” this update by claiming that Chinese and Korean gold farms employing bots were threatening the very existence of RuneScape because of their use of stolen credit cards to purchase memberships.
This is even though:RuneScape being a partially free to play game which had a specially major botting pandemic on F2P servers. Additional MMORPGs having higher botting and gold farming pandemics, such as World of Warcraft. A threat was not issued by any other publisher being, nor transforming their game of being bankrupted by chargebacks due to Old School RS Gold a actual or perceived danger. Additionally, Jagex asserted to have been working on the replacements to trading and PKing for weeks. This is a lie. For reasons outlined below.