I answered that polling is in the core of OSRS
Frankly, this really is RS3 Items 100% true for every single game's player base. While sometimes a developer has overlooked something significant and players may help thembecause it is the players that actually play Runescape--the player base often makes really stupid decisions because they do not really spend much time considering what a change might do, they don't have any development experience, and they are often quite self-interested. In the instance of OSRS, the players have absolutely vetoed bad ideas multiple occasions before, however they also have vetoed great thoughts, and the absolute dumbest ideas aren't the things that make polled, they are the things which get suggested and upvoted right on the subreddit.
I think way also. But I don't mind the thought of providing more control to the OSRS team. Because besides PvP stuff, and some dividing upgrades like a skill that is new. I feel like they have a lot of freedom to style content. It isn't like everything they poll gets taken down. Like if they polled DT2, menaphos and raids 3 tomorrow it would all pass without it even being close. Seems like more of a reason to keep the polling system to me. Will pass. The updates a great portion of the participant base dislike won't pass.
The other aspect is just because something neglects a poll doesn't mean it can't be reworked by them and repoll it later. What is great about scenarios like that is that they will get a lot of feedback and correct the content before adding it into Runescape. As someone said though a bunch of players will be marginalized for being Pkers or for wanting another skill. Eventually they will get jaded and leave Runescape, which I'm convinced Jagex doesn't want. I voted but with voting towards the groups gaining more power and Jagex that actively participate in it. As a pker and someone who enjoys pvp I think that is my only option.
Feedback is important. There are many cases of the OSRS team pitching an upgrade and the neighborhood basically reacting like"woah woah woah continue, did you consider this ___". Turns out jagex didn't consider mentioned thing, and the upgrade was better due to the community opinions (or wouldn't have been great w/o it). And these are long term jmods that are liked by the general and community know their good upgrades. They are still human and can not understand everything. In case the same upgrade were to happen in RS3, it would have gone without the chance of feedback, or just ignored (though we have had instances of ignored feedback in OSRS, see prif/crystal armour and bh2) along with the update would have stayed bad/dead/broken on arrival. So them and feedback is vital to OSRS.Perhaps they can present utensils kind of like the iron saliva in Runescape match, then tie it in to smithing. Hell, let's get a grill or BBQ going. It could be a fantastic incentive to a really use a fire you have made to cook rather than a range. A balance to it might be a burn chance. The food food for pvp would be balancing. Completely agree. I believe like most skills have different paths you can take (slow and cheap, expensive and fast) and a variety of methods. Runecrafting is indeed stagnate the xp rates are shithouse and never increase as you go higher in levels. Yeah bloods are afk but nevertheless demotivating to even get to 77 and just cease for your dairies.
I didn't say anything about OSRS Buy Gold new updates being awful. They have done well with a lot. Hosidius growth is perhaps the best update we have ever had in that respect. What I dislike is that the idea of Jagex utilizing OSRS instead of timeline where they never screwed up RS2. I really don't believe Runescape in its current state is similar to that, but things might change. They never expected OSRS becoming the"main Runescape game" and polls like this one make me incredibly suspicious with exactly what they've been planning behind closed doors to the years ahead. I want to have the ability to play the Old School without worrying about the other fiasco that is RS3 that we have always known and loved. Eventually 1 day nobody will be able to play Runescape ever again. Sucks to think about.