As you all know and have probably heard, Runescape is changing everything important to most players. The Grand Exchange has been introduced into the game which is located in Varrock and basically is like a mini eBay kind of setting for you can view anyone's prices in any world and buy the item for the lowest prices or which ever prices correspond. You can also put your items (up to 6 currently) and set a price and try to sell as well. Also, as a result of real world trading such as scams found her on eBay with runescape gold, websites containing power leveling and bots, macros, etc. they have decided to set a 3k max trade rule. This rule basically states that every trade now can not be "unbalanced." By unbalanced every trade must be within 3k of the other item being traded or gp in which its value is worth (meaning Jagex is now setting prices on items, otherwise how would there be a finite solution to how much an item costs exactly since prices can fluctuate in minutes, hours, or days). Also, any item now dropped can't be seen by another person if its value exceeds 3k worth. A player can only see items worth 3k gold or less and can only see a maximum of 3k gp on the floor if dropped by another user. This has eliminated helping all friends, family, etc. on quests in stuff because there's another catch to this part too, you can only profit the 3k dividend every 15 minutes. That means you cant get an advantage of more than 12k every hour which tears apart the trading system significantly and now there's no places for merchants, they're basically abolished. The only merchanting that can happen is that through the Grand Exchange which will prove to be slightly difficult since every player can see the lowest prices and if yours isn't then yours will not be bought. If you think this is bad enough, think before I go on about this:
Think of the players who buy memberships every month for $5 U.S. and they train and train and train there person to become a pure (Pure= a specialized character in either one or a few skills Ex: pure mager would be 99 mage and possibly a few defence levels and some hp) and finally after hours and weeks training they get where they want. Sounds great right? Well not anymore, since the wilderness has been taken away: in other words PKING is gone. They have come out with a "cover" up called Clan Wars which is a battle between your clan and another clan (pretty obvious) and Bounty Hunter which is basically you going in with 4 to 5 other people around your level into an arena, you all are automatically skulled and whoever wins gets all the stuff. The teleblock skill (level 85 mage) has been replaced with bounty teleport which during bounty will teleport you to your current target you need to kill. Half the members lived to train a pure and pk in the wilderness and now all their monthly payments have gone to waste, their money they've paid was money they basically have now "thrown away" for theirs no reason behind there characters anymore if everything they were meant to be is taken away now. We pay to play the game called Runescape, therefore we should have a say in if we want major events like this to happen and change the majority of Runescape and it's citizens. "We pay to play, we say to PK."
This is a representation of what has recently changed on Runescape and is the most dramatic of the changes that has happened in all of its 7 years (I should know for I have played since the release basically). All the events are tru based on a majority speculation of Runescape players and all this is wished to be reversed and gotten rid of. It is a bias statement however for some people are okay with the update and it doesn't bother them which they shouldn't be if that's how they feel. This is just a general consensus of the updates and emotions battling out "the fate of Runescape" as it's being called. I just wanted to inform any new person looking for eBay items like my new updated one contianig all new features needed to know as of December 12th, 2007 with almost 400 pages for less than $10 that most guides will not have been written to current date and the guides that suggest money methods will no longer be void for there is a cap on gp you can earn through player to player trade now. Also, this is MAINLY to inform any person that is interested solely in the game or dual interest in the items here on eBay and for the game purposes so that they will not blindly be going into something without knowing the updates and changes to a very popular MMORPG game, especially if they are a new person to the game wanting to find something constructive they can relax and sit down to enjoy alone, with friends, or family and relatives.
All in all, I hope these updates have shown Jagex something and whether the results be changed or stay the same, it impacts the judgment of Jagex Corporation heavily and help them realize the players wants and needs. For they need to realize by focusing on the real world trading alone, they're punishing the true players with some actions they are taking and will result in more of a loss if they continue because not only will the autoers, macros, and bots be gone but more than half the members and free to play players are ranting and threatening to leave forever if something is not done.
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