Old School Runescape developer Jagex has opted to RS Gold shut the MMORPG title's Bounty Hunter worlds"until further notice" because of concerns about gold farmers tripping them. After an early announcement letting players understand that the worlds would shut down, the developers have gone into further detail in their strategies to revamp PvP. "It's time to create a change," Jagex says in the statement. Now it deserves better, therefore we're taking a step back and considering its location in the general game. Our goal is to ascertain a long-term vision for PvP. Rather than move from 1 release to another, we need a very clear direction for the upcoming few years that will inform how we style articles moving forward."
Strategies to revamp PvP will start taking place in February, and these ideas will be introduced to the community. "We also hope to re-release Bounty Hunter in a couple of months, provided we could establish a means to consistently monitor and act against boosting." Meanwhile, the minigame's unique items"will be made available elsewhere." The studio initially informed players of this player-killing minigame's closed in an update article on the game's site, saying it is"sorry to announce that we've taken the decision to shut the Bounty Hunter worlds until further notice". The reason for this, Jagex describes, is that the mode's"design sadly leaves it prey to gold farmers, who misuse its mechanics to create GP in excess of those numbers available via legitimate methods."
While it sounds the scope of the gold farming hasn't yet reached a place where it is impacting Old School Runescape's in-game market, the studio clarifies it"undermines other game content and the general integrity of this game." Due to the issues existing prior to OSRS Buy Gold a rework of Bounty Hunter in November 2019, the devs"don't believe that simply undoing it would solve them", adding that"this is quite clearly not the outcome that any of us wanted, but right now we're convinced it's the best alternative available to us"