Recent sale good or bad for community?
In my opinion, these recent sales have not done much to bolster the playerbase.
I do not see an increase in numbers, in fact what I do see is alot of the veteran players staying away from the game as of late due to the influx of new players who bought the game for a dollar or two and don't care how they act in the game.
I've seen some good new players, I can't bash them all, some are quite good, real good in fact, but those are few and far between. But unfortunately, the majority of the 'humble bundle' deal players have done nothing but screw up the game. When the game went on sale and brought these players in, the griefing, mic spam, tking and just plain idiocy went through the roof.
Alot of veteran RO2/RS players have been gone from the game or have been playing alot less as of late due to the new players and the aforementioned detrimental attributes they bring to the game.
So, my question is, are all these sales good or bad for the game in the long run? What I see is no significant increase in the population, right around 1500 players in prime time, same as it was before the sales. However, I do know for a fact alot of veterans did leave the game to avoid the new players, and some of them I have not seen back since.
Is it a good idea to chase away the veteran players to grab some new players that were only willing to buy the game heavily discounted? Most of them play the game like they bought it for a buck; troll, grief, mic spam and generally act like an idiot until they get sick of it and delete the game and move on to another bargain bin game they can act a fool in, cuz why not? It's only a buck.......
Having veterans leave the game to avoid baddies is a terrible business practice. It's like having a high class pub and inviting in a bunch of trailer park bikers and after they have their fun and trash the place they leave, and so do your customers that frequented your establishment cuz they don't want to have to rub elbows with that garbage if they return.
I would like players, new and old to weigh in on this and tell us what you think please.