The Many Missing Benefits of F2p
June 29, 2008 3:08am CST
Note that F2p means free to play and P2p means pay to play, as in members. I have been a P2per for life, since I was dumb enough to think that being a member meant to play the game and F2p had a time limit. When I finally quit being a member, due to excessive amounts of exams, I finally decided to go...F2p. Many of the benefits I thought that would be included into F2p are sorely missing. I know F2p is suppost to be like a demo trail for P2p runescape, but it kinda feels like half a demo. With my experience, I listed a few that should come to Free players and a list that people argued to come to P2p but should remain P2p.SKILL CAPES. A lot of free players want this. I want this. I'm currently aiming for 99 firemaking, currently 92. But the ridiculous thing about it is that I have to become member just to claim my skill cape. This would also benefit members as it would allows them to show off their differnt skill capes without having to go back to member world to change, and yes they're member objects. Even the ones you can get in free world such as woodcutting or defense. MORE BANK SPACE. Yes I know this idea for F2pers is a bit cliche but its true. The only reason members get more bank space is because they get more content and keep getting new stuff to add to their bank. This should also apply to free players. It feels more like an unfair advantage to members that encouraging membership.HERE IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT I THINK SHOULD REMAIN P2P NO MATTER HOW MANY F2Pers YELL AT ME.DRAGON ITEMS. I don't understand. What's the point. You need member quest completed to wield some of those dragon stuff. Your probably thinking, Then let the members that finished the quest only wield it in F2p. This would give an unfair advantage in duel arena, bounty hunter, fist of guthix, etc. Besides, if it DID come to F2p, people would be selling dragon longswords for like 500k since F2pers are stupid :P. FORUMS. Oh yes a lot of F2pers would yell at me for this. But can you blame us? First, since it is so easy to make an account in runescape, there are many advertisors, auto typers, spammers, or people who just want to annoy the hell out of other people and do not care to get banned cause they know they can always make another account. Yea, THIS WOULD HAPPEN in forums. I even talked to Jagex Mod Chris once and told him my story, and he told me that, that was really the company's intention.Please comments. If you want to argue with me, go ahead, but please do so softly. If you like my ideas, please comment that you agree with me so I know I have supporters.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
I just think that your P2P items should be allowed on F2P worlds. The P2P members who switch to F2P discover their banks are loaded with valuables they can no longer use, and they can only withdraw the items and never deposit them. This needs attention, because it's a big problem for those of us who cannot afford P2P any longer or don't plan to train P2P skills for a few months. Also, I hate that F2P doesn't get the player-owned houses. If F2P is a demo, you need to demonstrate how the houses work. Otherwise, it's, like you said, a half-demo.
• Hong Kong
9 Jul 08
u really need to think about what ur talkin about... if ppl use p2p items in f2p worlds, pk wud only be left for p2ps since their items are extremely unfairly advantaged in comparison to rune stuff. and if some1 could get like... 150 extra bank slots? just by being p2p, many p2p might stop after 1 month just for the bank spaces. player houses is a feature of p2p.. duh. and it is a half demo. coz if u want a full demo, u need an expiry date.
• Hong Kong
9 Jul 08
u 2 both seriously need to understand the difference between full feature time trial and half feature everlasting trial. u can't combine the two. half feature timed trial would simply make every1 think its just a waste of time. full feature everlasting trial (as the fool above mentioned - i.e. house) is precisely everlasting membership. so, runescape has chosen a half featuer everlasting trial in order to allow players to have the incentive to level up in f2p skills and become p2p to try out the full features. skill capes and banks, you do have a point, but the fool above mentioned the "become member once to access whole bank" which is just stuid. some item switch between member and f2p, sounds alright. forums, needs control - i.e. cash level/cb level b4 u can post (to prevent spam). some good ideas.