So now I just want to be sure, is that common? This scam? Has anyone else received an email threatening a lawsuit from Jagex? I thought it was bizarre that they would email me like that without even telling me any previous account appeal was refused. And those of you who know exactly what Jagex is like in 2012... could they even attempt to RS gold sue me over simply giving my account off? Surely that will do them more harm than good. Thanks.
My theory: Dungeoneering indirectly resulted in the fall in the quality of Runescape. The 25th skill was supposed to bring in more players and more revenue. However, Dungeoneering failed to increase the amount of gamers in Runescape and didn't bring in the added required revenue. Then later in 2010, Insight Venture Partners (bulk owner of Jagex) have to have come down on Jagex if there weren't more new members in Runescape.
Fly on the wall listening in during that fateful IVP/Jagex 2010 meeting - Agents of Insight Venture Partners to the representatives of Jagex: We called this assembly regarding Jagex's cash flow. But since April 2010, your cash flow position hasn't improved as you directed us to believe. You had your chance.
Refer-a-friend program and make a 10% experience bonus lasting one week [Jagex apparently oblivious to how players were not speaking their friends to start playing Runescapethey were discussing their secondary Runescape account(s) since the friend(s)"brand new" to Runescape, and giving their principal account the 10% experience bonus for referring-a-friend] (August 18, 2011) Purchase a 30-day Runescape card, get green skin - Go Green for Halloween! (October 20, 2011) Buy a 90-day Runescape card, get a Turkey Hat (November 18, 2011) Buy 6 weeks' of Runescape, get an Ice Mask (December 14, 2011) Squeal of Fortune (February 28, 2012) Purchase spins around the Squeal of Fortune (April 2, 2012)
I now wish that dungeoneering would have saved Runescape, the way that Jagex had aspired that the 25th ability would usher in a buy rs gold paypal brand new age in Runescape gameplay...'d the 25th skill brought more people into Runescape, possibly those folks at Insight Venture Partners would have abandoned Runescape alone.