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Runescape designer Jagex has put an end to Runelite HD, a fan-made HD mod to the popular open-source client for Old School Runescape, just when the project was set to launch last Monday. This decision, made in the last minute, has Runescape players disliking Jagex's decision . Some have said that they'll be switching to other MMOs.
Runelite HD designer "117" posted to Reddit Tuesday with a message he received from Jagex and was later confirmed by Jagex in their own blog post. Runelite HD operates as a plugin that could provide an impressive visual overhaul to the foundation game Runescape, as can be observed in 117's Twitter. Moderator 117 said they've spent around 2500 hours in the past two years developing Runelite HD.
"Yesterday we spoke with the developers of well-known HD projects, and we asked the developers to stop developing their projectssince this is an area we are directly investigating," Jagex stated. Jagex wrote to 117 that the company's work on an HD rendition of Old School Runescape was "still relatively early in the exploration stage" however "very far from being finished."
"Naturally this means that any fan-driven initiative that attempts to alter the look of Old School RuneScape looks is against our designs," Jagex wrote to OSRS gold 117. "We consider it essential to have consistency in the way that Old School looks and therefore we're trying to ensure that our official changes are the only ones available.
I hope the news of Jagex and the Old School team are tackling this project seriously is something that you are excited about, even though it does suggest that we should politely ask you shut down your personal project."
117 reported that they offered Jagex an alternative in the form of removing their project when Jagex has released their own and also giving Jagex "collaborative power" over Runelite HD's visual style.
"They refused to participate," 117 said. "I am beyond disappointed and frustrated with Jagex, and I regret I am so disappointed that, after this long journey, I'm not able to reveal this project to you. The mod seems to be in violation of Jagex's guidelines for third-party clients, but the Runescape developer claims that it's making changes to the guidelines over the next week to include references to projects that affect the look and feel of the game.
Original Runelite developer Adam1210 posted his views on RuneScape gold Reddit, saying that allowing Runelite HD to continue would have a direct benefit for future updates made by Jagex.
"I also strongly disagree with adding it to the "third parties' guidelines," Adam1210 said. "Most of these guidelines are trying to determine where the line between quality of life] and cheating lies - and I think most players believe that the current guidelines are a great depiction of that. Also, it helps keeps sic the game integrity.