Terrifying right? It’s looking like the 2007 remake of the Runescape might soon face its imminent death. Why do you ask? One of the reasons is that Jagex isn’t taking care of the free-to-play bot farms. The other is that they just don’t care about the remake.
Old School Runescape was released in 2013 by Jagex. The game is a complete reboot of the 2007 version of the game which was widely requested by its close-knit community. The current version of the game, Runescape 3, has been losing player base for years. The developers of the game made a series of mistakes that led hundreds of thousands of players to abandon the game completely. Mistakes like ridiculous microtransactions, a complete change in the combat system, and more led to its demise.
Today, hundreds of thousands of players are back to play Old School Runescape, a game that has a higher player base than its newer, more updated version.
So why is it all coming to an end?
“If Jagex doesn’t fix the F2P bot farms quickly, soon we won’t have any new players coming in” Said Dean, one of the content writers from Osrsguide, the most trusted Old School Runescape guide platform.
And he’s right. F2P bot farms are a huge headache for newer players. Automated accounts, better known as bots are taking up every single money-making or skilling method that the free world of old school Runescape has to offer. Giving them nothing left to do. If Jagex doesn’t fix this soon, these players might never return.
In more recent news, 2 weeks ago, Jagex was acquired for $ 530 Million. Something that is terrifying to the old school Runescape community. The last time Jagex had been sold, their beloved game became flooded with unwanted microtransactions. What will happen this time? Will they do the same thing? Who knows they might even pull the plug on Old School Runescape? These scary speculations are flooding the osrs subreddits these days.
Only time will tell what will happen to Old School Runescape.