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Runescape Bringing In Microtransactions
Even Jagex's java world is ready for a cash shop.
Within the MMO world, Runescape functions as a sort of baseline or benchmark. By the time a feature makes it in to Runescape, it has become an industry standard. We saw the subscription model make its way there around the time that such models were gaining popularity even in the non-AAA titles of the MMO world. Now, with the new Squeal of Fortune feature, microtransactions are popping up alongside subscriptions, much as we have seen happening with many other games, even big-name titles, in the genre.