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Posted: Jan 24th 2011 3:32PM Holgranth said

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Too bad Jagex have completely sold out their hard stance on cheating. They used to permabann anyone who botted. Now they just reduce their stats. Don't even take away the gold they earned.

Besides that I'd say Runescape's poor reputation among gaming circles stems completely from the fact that it uses incredibly simplistic and archaic mechanics and has a soul crushing grind.

I think most experienced gamers want some sort of challenge or at the very least entertainment. Runescape has none of the first and precious little of the second.

Posted: Jan 24th 2011 3:36PM Holgranth said

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As far as there being less"repeat offenders" when it comes to botting that is an out and out lie. There are easily five times the number of botters there were six months ago. You go onto some of the seedier runescape forums and you see loads of people laughing about how they only got their stats rolled back and are free to try again.

Posted: Jan 25th 2011 1:42AM zorovriend said

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Since the GE was implemented i have seen a massive decrease in bots, i havent seen a rise now so i think it wouldnt be to bad.

The problem with their plan now is that they can ban people after the trade is done, so if a bots sells couple m it will be banned and the buyer will be banned but the transaction has been done so the makers of the bot made money and will try it again.

about Runescape having a poor rep, this is basicly true and the grind is extreme but for a browser game like this you can forgive it.
And the grind does not stop people from getting addicted and playing it for hours.

Posted: Jan 25th 2011 4:36PM muhahaa said

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RuneScape is considered "less" because it is in browser. Drop browser support, and use Java Web Start instead. No more reputation of a browser game.

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