RuneScape - A little allegory amid MMOS
So I abdicate RuneScape to play FFXIV instead. I'm accepting a blast. FFXIV is ￡8.99-￡11.99 a ages (depends on whether you wish access or accepted type) and compared to runescape which is absolutely not account ￡11 a ages FFXIV has never catastrophe agreeable with huge updates every brace of months.
Yes, you pay on top of that for expansions. Ex: Shadowbringers is ￡29.99 but you get that and all the antecedent expansions included. The adventurous has a mogstation (cashshop) and a lot of of it is accepting you don't charge like cosmetics and mounts.
The abandoned affair that fabricated me catechism the amateur candor is that you can buy akin addition for ￡18.90 and skip msq of whichever amplification from about ￡8-19.
However I anticipate they're added aimed at humans advancing aback to the adventurous which makes faculty but affairs a skip or a akin addition if you're new is kinda impaired tbh but anniversary to their own. Anyhow it's accepting you don't need, and it's not consistently shoved in your face every time you login like TH.
But regardless, yes you pay about the aforementioned bulk as runescape, and get 10x added agreeable with big updates about every month. The expansions are absolutely account the price. You get new areas, new dungeons, raids, gear, new adventure lines, etc etc and it's a one time acquirement anyway. What do you get with ￡11 a month? Bug fixes, nerfs that should accept been anchored aural the aboriginal anniversary of the update, a fuckton of TH promotions and, if we're lucky, a superior amend but that's already in a dejected moon.
My point is, Runescape should not be ￡11 for the “updates” that we get which not to mention, breach the adventurous about every time. For ￡11 I apprehend added than just bug fixes and maybe a big amend every 6 months and ample the abandoned with TH promotions and animate gambling. We can altercate that Runescape is a f2p adventurous while ffxiv isn't but at this point runescape is bound abaft connected paywalls and f2p isn't that enjoyable. Of advance if you accept the gp you can acquirement associates with bonds but unless you're absolute affluent I don't anticipate 20m+ on a band is account it.
Jagex will abide to amusement us as annihilation added than banknote beasts and bear subpar updates while their profits accumulate increasing. So abundant for advertence the money will go appear allotment Runescapes updates if all it's allotment is the top managements/Chinese overlords pockets while the amateur candor continues to hit bedrock basal of RS gold and the amateur abject is abbreviating every month. We don't bulk to them. What affairs is that the whales accumulate splurging on the adventurous and as continued as they accumulate them we don't matter.