Some supporters of Runelite HD have taken to the streets. Runelite HD project have taken to a square in Falador the capital city for one of Runescape's most important kingdoms OSRS Gold, to stage a sit-in protest similar to the protest World of Warcraft players held in July. The players can be seen in the linked video posting the text of a dialogue that criticizes Jagex for the decision and hashtags such as #Free117. Another video shows more participants "marching" out of Falador Square.
A couple of years in the past, something bizarre began to happen in a video game known as Old School RuneScape. There were a lot of gamers who were new to the game and they were acting in the same way. They were in the game for hours at a time, performing the same tasks every time. In addition to killing green dragons, they were collecting gold. Killing even more green dragons while harvesting gold.
It was evident that these new players were what gamers refer to as "gold farmer." They were making gold winning the game, then converting the game's gold into money through the sale of it to other players on underground sites. This has been happening for years, and most games have banned it, but it's not stopped.
The issue was what was the reason for suddenly having so many new players on Old School RuneScape? The answer lies in one single collapsed economy. Venezuela. The soaring inflation was destabilizing the currency of the nation. For thousands of Venezuelans the gold from video games became a form of shelter.
Chances are that if you were born in the early 2000s and could access Internet, you would likely have played RuneScape. This early MMORPG was the first to introduce an online gaming experience that everyone could access through their internet browser.
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