Old School RuneScape (OSRS), an MMORPG name that launched nearly two years ago, has closed a community poll which has been voting on RS Gold the execution of"Partnerships." Essentially, Partnerships revolve around the idea that some new things and features would first become accessible to"Partners" of Old School RuneScape, prior to being released to the general population.
The RuneScape community did not like the concept back then, and they don't enjoy it today. A subreddit dedicated 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 who have paid to become partners with another firm are rewarded with exclusive products.
Thankfully Jagex, the developers of OSRS, have stated they won't include any new content to the game without first polling the neighborhood. This can be accomplished by an in-game voting booth where 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 shut the booths early. A formal statement from the provider indicates that not only were the surveys exceptionally one-sided, but the overall hatred around the subject forced them to abandon the thought. They say that they had been in no way attempting to add microtransactions into the game and are disappointed that the neighborhood believed they'd do such a thing.
Obviously, they did precisely that with Runescape 3, a move which many assert stunted the development of the title. OSRS is a Free to Perform name, but it offers a monthly subscription which adds hundreds of hours of additional content. The fact that any type of OSRS Gold For Sale monetization was discussed while the title already includes a monthly subscription was likely the cause of such a backlash from the community.