Old School RuneScape (OSRS), an MMORPG name that launched almost two decades ago, has closed a community poll which has been voting on RS Gold the execution of"Partnerships." In essence, Partnerships revolve around the idea that some new items and features would become available to"Partners" of Old School RuneScape, prior to being published to the general populace.
Once the promotional event had ended, then they allowed all players to use the pigment. The RuneScape community did not enjoy the notion back then, and they don't like it now. A subreddit dedicated to OSRS has slammed the notion repeatedly over the last week. Many users are asserting that this brings the sport one step closer to having full blown microtransactions. Others see this as"microtransactions via a third party," since players that have paid to become partners with a different company are rewarded with exclusive products.
Thankfully Jagex, the developers of OSRS, have stated they will not add any new content into the game without first polling the neighborhood. This is accomplished by an in-game voting booth in which members may throw their virtual ballots. Thanks to this particular voting system, the majority of the community is pleased with any changes made to the game that is nostalgic. The poll was set to close on Monday the 8th, however ancient polling results were negative Jagex decided to shut the stalls early. A formal statement from the company indicates that not only were the surveys exceptionally one-sided, but the overall hatred around the topic forced them to abandon the thought. They state they had been in no way attempting to add microtransactions to the game and are frustrated the community thought they'd do such a thing.
Of course, they did precisely that with Runescape 3, a movement which many assert stunted the development of the title. OSRS is a Free to Play title, but it supplies a monthly subscription that adds countless hours of additional content. The fact that any type of OSRS Gold For Sale monetization was discussed when the title already includes a monthly subscription was probably the cause of such a backlash from the community.