Very bizarre news dropped on the forums less than 24 hours ago. Runescape players already know that the development team at Jagex uses a “Community Polling” system to gather feedback for potential changes. It seems this system will be used to decide if a new feature will be added. After forum discussions about the game’s state post Combat Evolved patch, Jagex gathered feedback pointing towards a massive audience wishing Runescape went back in time a few years. The Jagex team managed to locate a full game back up from 2007 that WOULD be able to be restored and added as a playable option for those that wish to play by “Old School” rules.
Make no mistake, the current version of the game is not going anywhere. The Combat Evolved patch isn’t leaving the current game. Instead, this older version of Runescape would be added on as a separate service that may or may not require a fee based on the poll results. Details on the levels of votes needed to achieve certain milestones can be found here.
Seems like Jagex is finally hearing the cries we hear on forums all the time from long time Runescape players and maybe acting on that feedback finally! To vote in this poll and show your support (if you don’t support it then just don’t vote) you need to be registered, so get on over to the hyperlink I just gave you above and get ready to cast your vote!
The polls open on February 15th and will be open for two weeks.