Regardless RuneScape has been having some difficulty lately; declining active accounts, numerous players breaking in game rules and general complaints from the community. As a veteran of this game, I truthfully cannot remember such an outrage since the switch from RSC to RS2. Which was undoubtedly one of the most controversial changes in the game to date. Another controversial moment for RS was the unfortunate removal of both the wilderness and the drop policy. In an attempt to make the game more fun and to prevent real world trading (trading in game items, currency and/or service for real life currency) Jagex removed two of the most fundamental aspects of RuneScape. After this massive update, active accounts dropped immensely. On the official RuneScape forums members of the community petitioned, questioned and begged for their beloved wilderness back, but Jagex wouldn't budge. Through trying to make their game a more peaceful and fair environment they may have lost a large percentage of their community.
Clearly RS has had its highs and lows, but that is just like anything else. Monthly they still have thousands of loyal subscribers paying for their members only benefits, proving that the game is by no means a lost cause. Something just seems to be off, and I hope soon enough Jagex can fix this.
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