To take it a step further I even feel this way about achievement diaries.

Obviously, gold-sellers need to make this RuneScape gold. They overcrowd in-game tools with their bots, exploit scam and OSRS gold bugs legitimate players from their accounts. RuneScape's founder, Andrew Gower, sums it up :"There's been a substantial gain in the quantity of real-world trading this season. If we do not find a solution to RWT now, it is going to ruin RuneScape."' Did you even play again then? Skillcapes were out for a couple of months before we experienced a surge in bots. I've given lots of connections to you, even a direct quotation from Andrew that cites macroing exploded in 2007. Anyhow, glad my reply can make you'lmfao' if you have given me such terrific responses. How old are you? I was 15 at 2007 and I had 99s by 2008. As a 15 year old, I could say I wasn't keeping track of all of the robots and figures of Runescape. Like, what can you have a spreadsheet you are compiling over the previous 15 decades? Lmao. Again skillcapes that was joins was mentioned by you to real trading and robots. None of the links addressing actual world trading cites skillcapes ONCE. Hilarious yet and how your perception fails you still think you are right. They mention many thousand people got for purchasing golden within months of Skillcapes' release banned. Once botting's explosion was obvious for all to see throughout 2007, would I keep a spreadsheet? I don't have Jagex directly stating skillcapes caused botting, only that RS2 was out for over 2 years before Skillcapes came out and we did not have rampant botting. However in 6 weeks of Skillcapes being out F2P worlds were swamped with them and thousands were banned every week for purchasing gold. Your aggressive tone with every response whilst offering absolutely nothing is shit btw. Poster here. Correlation does not equal causation. There were heaps of different upgrades around those times also, and choosing one and saying"this caused botting" does not make it proof that it did. Bots increase based on ease of accessibility to computing, knowledge that Runescape is quantity of gamers generally, and one which may be botted for profit. Botting will increase since the playerbase or celebrity of Runescape increases, because there is more money to be produced. Skillcapes didn't cause this rise. I really don't have a counterargument for your point especially. I just felt like saying that personally, while in theory your argument that Runescape would be better without them might be right, I would be less interested in that game. Max cape and skillcapes would be the reason I created my 1 and OSRS account and they are the reason I continue to play Runescape. Just a few ideas. To take it a step further I even feel this way about buy RuneScape gold achievement diaries. I enjoy the concept of players for having a account. The giant mole is completely ruined by the falador achievement diary. What should be a pleasure, mid level, low effort boss be basically locked behind 70 prayer, 72 slayer, 56 runecrafting, and a shitton of mining in motherload mine that have nothing to do with your skill to strike a major mole with a big axe.