main reasons for Runescape not popular nowadays
People playing WOW etc got their accounts back and included the gear they had but NOT in Runescape - what the hacker takes is gone forever. You lost all your armors, rs money and even account. As for what we pay; far too many people don't realise the price has increased from $5US to $7.95US but I know the Australian Dollar is worth more than the US and our NZ Dollar is even more unfairly rated. This is even more proof of how Jagex is similar to the Nigerian bank account hackers as both are trying to take all your money for nothing. I actually think someone that knows how to contact Interpol should inform them how Jagex operates because Jagex actually operate against their own rules that they made for the game! Many quests need to buy armors, and you have to buy runescape gold.
Then of course I hate the lagg that cuts us out of trying to relax playing. The bott accounts do the same as they take most the gear we try to collect and only to trade to a silly kid that thinks he/she is a hero with max levels although doesn't even know how the game works. So many botters mean such a small community of us real people thus it's hard to have a good conversation now. And of course if you have botters and gold selling sites, the game is so destroyed since High Scores etc don't mean a thing any more.
What are some main reasons that Runescape is not popular nowadays.
Hand Pain from all the clicking
Lack of free content
PvP gank squads
Crafters forced into PvP areas for rare resources
Chat spam filled with really retarded scams that stupid kids actually fall for "lulz i dubble yur goldz TRADE MEH"
Magic costs too much, runes can get pricey, especially death runes which are only craftable by members and always in short supply forcing mages to use inferior spells
Rangers can only be good if they're members, their armor demands it
Melee is OP due to lack of mages to balance the power
Bad enemy AI
No player guild system