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Wilderness And Free Trade Vote

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Hi everyone,

As we near the end of another big year for Jagex, I feel very proud and truly amazed at what we’ve achieved together since RuneScape was conceived a decade ago. Together we’ve been part of the growth of one of the biggest free games in the world, not to mention the best, most vibrant online community in history. The Jagex family has grown to well over 400, we’ve picked up a number of Guinness World Records along the way (and counting), and for the second year running we’ve won the Golden Joystick Awards as best UK developer. This is all thanks to you, the players.

As you know, we try to keep our updates close to our chest, so that you will be pleasantly surprised; however, I can promise you that 2011 will be one of our most exciting update years ever.

When considering big game-changing decisions, it’s always with our players’ ultimate game experience firmly in mind; your feedback helps shape our decisions and, ultimately, the fun entertainment we produce. Creating content that you enjoy and appreciate is what drives our passionate teams. We regularly listen to you on the fan sites, our forums, in game and, for the first time ever, face to face at our live player celebration: RuneFest 2010. Your voice counts hugely, because we know you are as passionate about playing RuneScape as we are about making it.

It’s never lost on me what an incredible privilege it is to be able to serve such a wonderful community as well as the incredible team at Jagex. I’ve had an astonishing time over the past two years that I’ve been CEO of Jagex and, during that time, have had to make some rather difficult decisions. Today, however, I’d like to ask every one of our players, past and present, for your help in making one of the biggest decisions regarding the future of RuneScape...

I regularly hear from both the community and the Jagex team that we should reintroduce free trade and the excitement of the old Wilderness, warts and all. As you know, we removed free trade and the Wilderness in 2007 to combat botting, gold farming and item scamming. Since then, we have produced new content that provides comparable gameplay and mechanics to allow increased trade limits with long-term friends; however, we are still regularly being told that something is missing from the 'good old days' of RuneScape.

We’ve been shutting down bot-makers all around the world and prosecuting people for stealing accounts, and we’ve evolved our systems to quickly detect cheating; however, we will have to accept that we will never completely eradicate cheating so long as there is an incentive and method to do so. Bringing back free trade and the original Wilderness will certainly make this a bigger issue than it is today, though I can pledge that we will never stop trying to combat it.

So, the big question is, are the passionate voices we hear on this topic truly representative of the majority of the player community or just a rather vocal minority? Do you want to see a return of free trade and the original Wilderness? If the vast majority of our players vote in favour of it, then we will do exactly that.

Please tell us what you think by visiting this page and registering your vote. As ever, we’ll read your feedback and listen to your thoughts and opinions, so please do feel free to discuss and debate this on the forums.

In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday season and thank you for a fantastic 2010. I look forward to celebrating ten years of RuneScape with you in January.

Have fun!

Take care,
Mark Gerhard


http://www.runescape.com/wilderness

WHAT ON EARTH, THIS IS A STUPID IDEA, BOYCOTT THE VOTE.

EDIT: Yeah, this, it'll be interesting to see what they do with this. As free trade has obviously won. And thanks for adding the info into the post :D Edited by Kingy
added in Update info :P ~ Goggie

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Getting rid of the wilderness and free trade was Jagex's biggest downfall, they should bring it back it will gain more popularity.

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I would start playing again if free trade and the wilderness were brought back, Jagex is good at persuading me to renew my membership when i decide to stop playing

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I gurantee it's fake just jagex can get some laughs

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Getting rid of the wilderness and free trade was Jagex's biggest downfall, they should bring it back it will gain more popularity.

 

I agree 1000%, this was when Jagex lost sight of what runescape should be.

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The vote grows every time I refresh. Wow is JaGex really considering this?

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Although I dislike the idea of RWT coming back with the re-institution of free trade and the old wilderness, I'd still like it back purely because it'd just be fun to muck around with PKing again. Although clues and green dragons would be a pain. :D

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Correction 30k votes and counting.

 

Also it says not even 1 million votes would make it

Edited by Toonmado

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They wouldn't put it up if it was fake they already have over 10,000 votes there's no way their not gonna listen to that.

 

It's over 30,000 and growing.

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I've thought about it, and I think I'm going to vote to bring it back. I got massive nostalgia pangs just thinking about the good ol' days. I'm not that concerned about RWT going rampant, because all the people who would RWT just buy accounts or bot nowadays, and end up bannable either way.

http://www.runescape.com/wilderness That's the link to vote, for anyone who wants it.

 

I'm curious to see how many people will free trade with the G.E., and how price adjustments will work.

 

Edit: They're getting about 2000 votes a minute. Wow.

Edited by Micronblast

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i think they should bring back the old trade limit, but not the old wildy, because i always play clan wars and stealing creation.. clan wars is like one of my favorite mini games.. whats gonna happen to the mini game when old wildy comes back?? :( and the chaos tunnels, green drags, and fist of guthix. What if i need to go to the mage arena but got killed trying to go there? :D and if u need to do i clue scroll....

Edited by Pittlepoddle

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I think they should bring back free trade..

 

Runescape is the only mmo with a trade 'limit'. It's pretty ridiculous if you think about it..

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Clan Wars and Stealing Creation will still be there it'll just be dangerous trying to get there lol. I'm all for it i'm all for killing people freely again.

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i think they should bring back the old trade limit, but not the old wildy, because i always play clan wars and stealing creation.. clan wars is like one of my favorite mini games.. whats gonna happen to that when the old wildy comes back?? :D

 

I doubt safe pvp games will change much at all because we already have pvp worlds, the old wilderness will just replace it. its the same as when BH was replaced with PVP and BH worlds, safe pvp minigames still had the same amount of ppl participating

 

they should add a poll counting how many are against it though, cause simply not voting doesn't give a good depiction of how many people do not want it back

Edited by FeedMyEgo

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Maybe they should just make a game called RS2, that is all pre-2007 stuff. Sort of what they did to RSC.

 

Surely this will render the grand exchange useless?

 

Maybe making it into more of an auction house.

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Surely this will render the grand exchange useless?

 

Not at all.. I suggest they can do something like an auction house... Most mmos have it.

 

Put up an item, put a price based on other players..

 

Let the players decide the price!

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Just found out, this is a Guinness Worlds Record attempt.

 

"Most people crying over an MMO update"

 

RUNESCAPE

 

 

hahaha. But really, what?

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