RuneScape, the online game with over 300 million players worldwide, is kicking off a free event on December 6 to gather data about their death system. The company has been testing new ways of tracking player deaths in-game and wishes to see how players react before continuing with any other changes.
RuneScape is kicking off a free death event on December 6 to gather data about the death system. The event will last for one week and will give players who die in-game a chance to respawn at the beginning of the game with all their items intact.
Nobody likes to die to a boss, particularly because reclaiming things in RuneScape can be rather expensive. The game will launch a new Frank’s Free Deaths event on Thursday, December 6th, which will make dying to select bosses absolutely free for a week, with each week focused on a different boss.
This event not only gives players a risk-free opportunity to engage in battles they may not otherwise have attempted, but it also enables the developers to gather data on the game’s death mechanisms and how modifying them can encourage more players to engage in PvM content. While Jagex has done events like this previously, they weren’t precisely targeted, and the test results were “scattered” in their conclusions, according to the announcement post.
“This is the first step in a lengthy process of unraveling the complications of rewriting death in RuneScape. And it’s been a long road for us, as we’ve been working through a lot of player input on the subject,” the article says. “We will be better positioned to propose a solution the more we understand.”
Meanwhile, a holiday-themed Yak Track, the commencement of the yearly Advent Calendar, and the ongoing Golden Party Hat Hunt are all happening this week in RuneScape.
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