The relationship between game publishers and players is always the most complicated and volatile thing ever. Of course, in most cases, conflicts often occur when gamers feel that their rights or experience with the game is affected through decisions from the publisher, most notably the “sucking blood”, turning the game into a pay to win mechanism. Normally, the publisher’s voice will sometimes be the final decision, but with the Runescape game below, things are sometimes completely different.
Specifically, in recent days, the Runescape gaming community has been extremely angry at the changes in the new update of this game. Many controversial features were added, but the most prominent one is that developer Jagex intentionally added some details that make gamers – those willing to spend more money – have a huge advantage in the game. play. This has sparked outrage from the Runescape community – those who had to pay a registration fee to experience this game. A boycott campaign was even launched and attracted many sympathetic opinions on forums.
Initially, Jagex still tried to quell the unrest by announcing that it would listen and discuss player feedback. But only a short time later, this publisher immediately had to change, issue a new announcement and admit that they had made a mistake, alienating and disappointing the community. The developer itself also immediately had to issue new patches, removing almost all controversial features and refunding all accounts that had purchased Hero Pass with the above features. .
Of course, the majority of players’ reactions showed joy. Besides, many people were also surprised by the very quick move from Jagex and wondered how many accounts had unsubscribed and had a strong influence causing this developer to have to remove these accounts. Ridiculous plans, optimizing profits so quickly. Anyway, this is also an optimistic signal for gamers, as their voices have greater weight with developers.