This may be the section, so allow me to start OSRS gold with a disclaimer. I believe Jagex are an staff — and that I am quite thankful for their efforts. HOWEVER, while passion is good in doses, it becomes problematic as it gives way to defensiveness. I think Jagex staff were overly-defensive of these suggestions, which has, in turn, resulted in a disconnect with the player-base concerning the management of RuneScape. These are evident in the tone-deaf response of Jagex.
The first blog post. Not too many criticisms here, although, as previously mentioned, I found it odd that Jagex confessed how overpowered these proposals were (including the since-scrapped proposal the slayer boss apply to raids), and still made the proposals anyhow. I get that Jagex is trying to test-the-waters, but it appears basically tone-deaf that they would even attempt with these types of proposals. Additionally, while I love Mod Arcane’s enthusiasm and enthusiasm, the whole post came off as very presumptuous (e.g., this update is occurring, get excited individuals ).
And while it is fine to hear that bossing is Mod Arcane’s”favorite thing to do,” given the following replies by Jagex, it gives credence to the thought that Jagex is putting their own personal bias before the wants of the player base. Changes to RuneScape should NOT revolve around a particular moderator(s)’ pet project. The reply on Reddit has been unequivocal: WE DON’T WANT THIS.
Responses to feedback. This is where Jagex has screwed up. Jagex issued a tone-deaf reaction that completely ignored the core complaints about the slayer update, after lecturing a few of the posters that were crucial that their opinions would be contemplated in changes and not to stress. The issue here is this suggestion that is overpowered and meta-shifting was. The Slayer Helmet was the #1 criticism. Jagex ignored it, which is an insult to our intelligence.
Similarly, Jagex’s provided”concessions,” if they can even be called that, do not solve some of the core issues. Great, you scrapped the idea that the slayer helmet should use to Olm, that was already an INSANE proposal that has been doomed on arrival (and which you even acknowledged from the Blog Post was contentious). The other”concessions” have likewise concerned smaller issues that Buy OSRS Money do not address the player foundation’s core complaints. Jagex: you’ve got a problem and a problem. This makes the players worried.