Old School RuneScape (OSRS), an MMORPG title that launched nearly two years ago, has recently closed a community poll that was voting on RS Gold the execution of"Partnerships." In essence, Partnerships revolve around the concept that some new items and features would first become accessible to"Partners" of Old School RuneScape, prior to being published to the general population.
The RuneScape community didn't enjoy the concept back then, and they don't like it today. A subreddit devoted to OSRS has slammed the idea repeatedly over the past week. Many users are claiming that this brings the game one step closer to having full blown microtransactions. Others see this as"microtransactions via a third party," since players who have paid to become spouses with a different company are rewarded with exclusive items.
Happily Jagex, the developers of OSRS, have stated they won't include any new content into the game without polling the neighborhood. This is accomplished by an in-game voting booth in which members may throw their virtual ballots. Due to this particular voting system, the majority of the community is pleased with any adjustments made to the nostalgic game. The poll was set to close on Monday the 8th, however early 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 extremely one-sided, however, the overall hatred around the subject forced them to abandon the thought. They state that they had been in no way trying to add microtransactions into the match and are disappointed that the neighborhood thought they would do anything.
Obviously, they did precisely that with Runescape 3, a movement which many claim stunted the development of the name. OSRS is a Free to Perform name, but it supplies a monthly subscription that adds hundreds of hours of Buy OSRS Gold additional content. The simple fact that any type of monetization was being discussed when the name already contains a monthly subscription was probably the cause of such a backlash from the community.