Recently the user rating of MMORPG RuneScape in Steam changed dramatically from very positive to mostly negative. This is just one of the manifestations of player outrage over the recently added new monetization system to the game, which complemented the existing subscription fee.
The Hero Pass led to players announcing their retirement from the game in droves. The famous blogger Asmongold dedicated a special video to this, and it received almost one and a half thousand comments. At first, the developers tried to explain their position and assure that everything was under control, but very soon they gave up.
In a new recording, studio Jagex admits that it made a significant miscalculation and now regrets it. The developers didn’t take the time to listen to the community and now they have to do it all over again.
An urgent patch will eliminate the most controversial features of the Hero Pass and return daily missions to the game. After this, the studio will study all the feedback, consult with the community and make the necessary improvements to the Hero Pass.
The changes, some of which have already appeared in the game, consist of removing experience buffs from skipping – all important enhancements will only be obtained in the game. Hero Pass rewards will only include consumables and cosmetic items. The first major pass change will take place next week.
We hope this will restore the trust that we know has been damaged over the past week.
Thank you for your continued understanding, support and enthusiasm!
RuneScape was originally released in 2001, and the classic version is still available on Steam as Old School RuneScape. The modern RuneScape is what RuneScape 3 could be considered: the huge number of new and improved features released in 2013 radically changed the game.