Runescape saw a lot of updates but my hectic life helped to pass the time. I’m back though and with a little posting about everyone’s new favorite feature….. quick chat! My good friend and skill clan leader Moosetafa02 has this to say about quick chat.
-easier to speak to people (once you get the hang of it)
-takes a long time to get the hang of it
-muted players are allowed to speak in a limited manner (pro)
-muted players are allowed to speak in a limited manner (con)
-players may be less scared of being muted, and hence less scared of breaking the rules… hence breaking the rules more
-muting isn’t as much of a punishment anymore
He also said to me that free chat may be removed. While some may say its crazy I agree with him. My proof… the new quick chat only worlds. They only allow quick chat obviously but this kind of reminds me of what game companies do…we call them open betas. They may track the traffic of these new worlds and see of they are truly used to a popular extent.
With this muted players can now talk with restraints. This is good news but the question is why was the person muted in the first place? Well I hate to say it but it is really easy to abuse the quick chat system. I was able to pm spam my friend 20 messages in about 1 minute and a half with my rapid clicking skills only given by bowstringng. So… muted players can still annoy us. Yay.
Question is though what will Jagex do in the future? We have seen them make things easier and we have seen them serve people in the past so what new things will they cook up? We have seen them create fast trade when they took away free trade so what is to stop them from taking away speech or even add an xp cap where you can only get certain xp a day. Do I smell more anti skilling bot measures?
If Clarence Darrow was right when he said “History repeats itself. Thats one of the things wrong with history.” then we may be in trouble. Hopefully history will change but it does repeat… a very bad flaw.