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As of today, shops in RuneScape are now personalised for every player. The amount of stock you see in each shop is now unique to your account and, therefore, no longer affected by the actions of other players.
This has a number of advantages:
  • Most importantly, it allows us to relax the price limits on the Grand Exchange. For somewhat complicated reasons, it means it is safe for us to drop the minimum price for many items, and raise the maximum price for some items. This means many items will no longer have their price set against an artificial limit, allowing prices to move more freely and better match player supply and demand. Similarly, many items that are popular for high-alching have had their lower limits relaxed to make the Grand Exchange work more smoothly.
  • It means shops no longer have to offer unlimited stock to meet everyone's needs. Because each player sees their own stock, we can put in more realistic stock behaviour, where the stock (and price) goes up and down as you buy and sell, without worrying about one player buying out all the stock and depriving everyone else. Unlimited stock has weird effects on the economy of the game, and getting rid of it is vital for being able to relax the Grand Exchance price limits. Don’t worry, the stock is still very generous and should be plenty to supply ordinary play – particularly for items that you might need in greater numbers (e.g. arrows, runes and other consumables will be available in higher quantities than items like armour, tools and weapons).
  • Shops may now be more worth selling your items to. A general store will never be full of other players’ unwanted items and specialist stores may offer better prices when they are low on stock. This means they are more useful for converting ‘junk’ items into cash, because each player has their own separate allowance for how much they can sell into the shop before the price drops.

With this personalising of shop stocks, we realised that it would negate some of the rewards earned from the Varrock and Karamja Achievement Diaries, so we’ve substituted them for other rewards.

The majority of Karamja diary’s easy reward is that you get better prices from Karamja’s shops. We couldn’t take this reward away without replacing it, so we have added Dell Monti, a pirate with a passion for pineapples, who will freely share his fruity bounty with you on a daily basis (if you are wearing your Karamja gloves).

Varrock diary’s smaller reward regarding shop prices is replaced with a greater possibility of obtaining skull sceptre parts from creatures in the Stronghold of Security, as well as doubling the charges it has if you make it while wearing your Varrock armour. Please note that the reward for buying battlestaves from Zaff while wearing Varrock armour has not been affected by this update in any way.

Mod Fetzki
Head of RuneScape


15-16-903-59507911, page 7

The amount of bird meat that you can purchase is wrong and we will increase that significantly with the next update.

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it will be interesting to see how this plays out and whether or not it helps with all the pricing issues rs has.

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Wow, thats a really nice update, make each chop for you only, so you can have flexible prices and no RWT. Nice job jagex. Oh and nice two topics btw.

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Misleading title made me think I could set my own shop.

 

Same lol I thought: "Man, Player-Owned Shops now?"

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Glad battlestaves are safe, thats free money for me :wizard:

 

Personally the only decent reward on karajarma diary is the teleport :box:

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looks like it could be cool... maybe although this might mean i can't buy water filled vials and sell them on ge :wizard:

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I've disliked unlimited stock from the first minute they put it in. I'm always wary of any update JaGEx adds that reduces the effects players' actions have on each other's games, though some have been to the good. This update has an effect like that too, but it's so much better than unlimited stock, I'm happy.

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I've disliked unlimited stock from the first minute they put it in. I'm always wary of any update JaGEx adds that reduces the effects players' actions have on each other's games, though some have been to the good. This update has an effect like that too, but it's so much better than unlimited stock, I'm happy.

Unlimited stock shouldn't even be here anymore...I thought the update should've gotten rid of it. Quote please? :wizard:

 

Edit: I might've misunderstood you I'd just like to see where this is :box:

Edited by Magic Of Woodcut

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I was only recalling when they put unlimited stock in and how I didn't like it, not saying it was still in anywhere now, after this update.

Edited by Vorgore

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Atleast they got rid of the horrible unlimited stocks, maybe Rune prices will rise again?

 

Honestly, I would like it if the stores went back to the way they were (with a set number of items that everyone could buy). Atleast then you had three ways of getting an item: wait around at the ship, buy it, or make it yourself. Those ways were better then now, in my view.

 

~John

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These new shops aren't that great. Hammers and Chisels are still at some crazy price (around 20 coins). Rune and arrows stocks are only around 200 or 300. Like someone said earlier, the best way was when the runes had a set amount that everyone could use.

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I've disliked unlimited stock from the first minute they put it in. I'm always wary of any update JaGEx adds that reduces the effects players' actions have on each other's games, though some have been to the good. This update has an effect like that too, but it's so much better than unlimited stock, I'm happy.

That was also my first thought on this update.

 

Oh well, this is slightly like how it was back before they unlimited stock. I'm curious as to how this update will effect everything.

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Oh noes how can I get goblin armor now :box: That means I have to go around killing goblins now :wizard:

Other than that, sounds pretty good. It stops RWT so the general stores probably don't sell at GE price anymore

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Personally, I dislike not having infinite stock, and I wish I could switch between private store and public store. What else is the use of a store?

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Umm, well it is better than full stock shops but I don't see how it's gonna help economy, it will just make runes not grow, but I don't think they'll drop either. It also does not bring back the old way to make money, so it's like a simple update.

 

EDIT: After reading Pastas post I do think that it could stop the RWT, very good point of why they made this, cause I was confused why. Since RWTers could of sold something like GS to General Store and RWT buyer could of bought it for cheaper and sold it for higher and this update stops than.

Edited by little boy 1100

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