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[November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscores
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Author:  Sword Kill11 [ Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:33 pm ]
Post subject:  [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscores

Hi all,

As you may know, Jagex recently launched a new website design, which included some new website features and changes to existing features on the RuneScape website. One of those changes was the removal of all Free-to-play accounts from the RuneScape highscores.

Jagex's reasoning for this was summarized at the bottom of last week's RuneScape news post detailing the upcoming changes:
Coming Next Week: New Website! @ http://services.runescape.com/m=news/co ... ew-website wrote:
In Other News...

- Along with the release of the new website, we will be making hi-scores a members-only feature.

This is for a number of reasons, but the main one is to keep them fresh. We want the hiscores to feature players who will compete with each other, tooth and nail, for hiscore glory. There are many dormant accounts within the hiscores that have not played for a very long time, and this will give new arrivals in Gielinor a shot at hiscore fame alongside the grizzled veterans on equal terms for all.

We want the hiscores to reflect the full range of content that RuneScape has to offer, and hope that they will be a big draw to the full, members’ game for those interested in high-level RuneScape competition on a level playing field.

In their comprehensive effort to keep the RuneScape Highscores "fresh", Jagex also (possibly accidentally) removed all stat data for F2P accounts from the Light Highscores Feed, which is used by fansites like RuneTrack to track players' stats. So, in addition to the fact that Adventure Logs remain a Members-only feature, this means that Jagex has effectively removed any means of tracking F2P players' RuneScape stats.

Unfortunately, if you are F2P, this means: No more RuneScape stat signatures, individual stat tracking, clan competition participation, or anything else that involves a fansite retrieving your stats.

Not surprisingly, this means that RuneTrack will no longer be able to continue tracking F2P account stats. In order for Jagex to provide RuneTrack access to your stat data, you must now become a Member.

As a result of the removal of all F2P data from the RuneScape Highscores, 5,814 RuneTrack accounts (all of the F2P accounts) were moved to an inactive state on RuneTrack. However, note that these F2P accounts will remain in an inactive state on RuneTrack for now, instead of being completely removed, to retain their historical value. Seeing as this update affects so many RuneTrack users (and all F2P fansite users for that matter - F2P stat signatures from any site will no longer update themselves), I imagine you may want to voice your feelings about this update.

However, whether you're for, against, or indifferent toward Jagex's removal of F2P accounts from the regular RuneScape Highscores - I think we can all at least agree on something much more sensible and a lot less controversial: Jagex should keep F2P stat data on the RuneScape "Light" Highscores Feed for fansite use. As mentioned above, the RuneScape Light Highscores are a simplified version of the RuneScape Highscores which fansites use to obtain stat data. Here's an example Light Highscores link:

http://hiscore.runescape.com/index_lite.ws?player=S_U__O__M_I
(Simply replace the player name at the end of the URL to access different players' raw stat feeds, and notice how it doesn't work for F2P players anymore.)

This way, Jagex could keep F2P players off the official RuneScape Highscores if they wanted to, but still allow fansites to access their stats (level and experience) via the light feed for tracking purposes. If Jagex's reasoning for removing F2P players in the first place is as they describe, they should have no problem making this simple change.

The Jagex Web Development team is currently monitoring this feedback thread on the RuneScape Forums and I have also posted my own thread "Keep F2P On the Light Hiscores", so feel free to show your support for giving fansites access to F2P stat data via the Light Highscores.

Thank you for your support!

And as a final note, I'd like to wish those in the United States a happy Thanksgiving! =)

Author:  Laur [ Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

Everyone really needs to post on that thread in support of getting F2P skill data available.

Author:  ducks108 [ Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

I'll post on the thread in a second or too. But I would suggest adding the QFC for both of those post. I trust you but others are really weary about their Runescape accounts.

Author:  Mata Pato5 [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

Ok

Author:  Lafaborn [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

:->: F2P Back to Hiscores!.

Not officially back yet, but a possibility :->: High-Profile Dicing Accounts Banned :


Mark Gerhard wrote:
Some of you may already have noticed that we have started cleaning up the high scores over the last week, and this will assist us in being able to re-introduce relevant gold farmer free free-to-play high scores again.

Author:  Mata Pato5 [ Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

Hopefully it again :)

Author:  Da Crusher [ Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

09-Jul-2012 04:22:50


Hi there,

This is a really well written feedback thread, thanks for posting it!

I have forwarded your thread to the relevant parties, I can't make any promises but I can say that your idea will be checked out.

Thanks again,


-Se7en-




From Swordkills thread, check it out yourself : http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/f ... 82,goto,29

Author:  kiwi-pose [ Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

hmm, this happened to one of my really old accounts, I wasn't to happy about that :(
Btw, i commented because i need views :)
Image

Author:  Lafaborn [ Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [November 23, 2011] Jagex Removes F2P From the Highscore

^ You only need one image.

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