That's why we let the free membership level to remain - because they didn't intend to dissuade the members. We know that it definitely worked OSRS Gold, as its popularity only increased. However, as The First 20 Years explains, RuneScape didn't reach its heights without some mistakes throughout the course.
For those who were avid gamers in the late 2000s would be unable to play the game's first release which is now referred to as RuneScape Classic. The players could take on anyone including themselves. The graphics were not basic. It could only accommodate around 1200 people at once without crash.
Games aren't allowed to be a mess no more. Titanfall 2 isn't getting the necessary resources to correct its online play on the PC. Anthem was cancelled during the course of its big overhaul. Fable Legends was canceled before it even had the chance to launch. No, now you either have to play Fortnite or else die trying.
A developer's enthusiasm can seem irrelevant to the publisher, as well. Dragon Age 4 has been pulled twice due to higher-up interference constantly dictating the game's direction. Metal Gear players who clearly want single-player games, have received the game that co-op players play, Metal Gear Survive in the year 2018. That's not even be discussing all the companies Activision Blizzard wastes on constant Call of Duty development.
Thank goodness Jagex started at a moment that it was able to remain an independent. When the number of players began to fall off in the mid 2000s the publisher could have shut down Jagex. In fact, Raven Software started laying people off while Warzone was making billions, and any success could mean disaster for the people who created the game.
The successes we get just feel like exceptions to the rule sometimes. The stars had to align to allow Among Us to find its players long after its launch and Cheap RS Gold possibly the best case before that without the help of a large publisher was Undertale back in 2017.