Old School RuneScape (OSRS), an MMORPG title that launched nearly two decades ago, has closed a community poll which was voting on RS gold the implementation of"Partnerships." Essentially, Partnerships rev
olve around the concept that some new items and features would become available to"Partners" of Old School RuneScape, prior to being released to the general populace.
The RuneScape community did not enjoy the concept back then, and they don't like it today. A subreddit devoted to OSRS has slammed the idea repeatedly over the last week. Many users are asserting that this brings the game one step closer to having full blown microtransactions. Other people view this as"microtransactions by means of a third party," since players that have paid to be partners with a different firm are rewarded with exclusive products.
Thankfully Jagex, the developers of OSRS, have said they won't include any new content to the game without first polling the neighborhood. This can be accomplished with an in-game voting booth in which members can cast their virtual ballots. Thanks to this 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 so negative Jagex made a decision to close the stalls early. An official statement from the provider indicates that not only were the surveys exceptionally one-sided, however, the general hatred around the subject forced them to abandon the idea. They say that they were in no way trying to add microtransactions into the game and are frustrated the community believed they would do such a thing.
Of course, they did exactly that with Runescape 3, a movement which many assert stunted the growth of the name. OSRS is a Free to buy OSRS gold Perform title, but it supplies a monthly subscription that adds countless hours of additional content. The simple fact that any sort of monetization was being discussed when the name already contains a monthly subscription was probably the cause of such a backlash in the community.