Wilderness, Free RuneScape Gold
What will happen to the items designed to replace wilderness? A quick background... GE was established about a month prior to the infamous updates meant to replace free trade.
The original design of armor for warriors of the past was to resemble statuettes. But, since the pvp drops back then were not that good, they made the luck drop of ancient warriors equipments so that you could get them and make some money (the economy was very poor at the time).
StatuettesThe statuettes were released with the new bounty hunters system. They gave people hope for good loots and decent cash for pkers. Estimated potential- It was introduced with new bounty hunter systems. It gave players an estimate of their chance to earn decent loot. Pvp realms-Designed to replace the bounty hunter that used to have multiple worlds, this number is now only a handful of.
Hotspotsare areas where loot was "kinder" to players. Clan Wars- These minigames were replaced by big wilderness fights in clan wars. New Bounty Hunter - Jagex introduced a new way to pk following months of pvp.
FFA Arenas- This is the most unimportant aspect of Runescape. The update brought with it a package that destroyed clan warfare for ever. It managed decrease the number of arenas and made the experience more boring. I won't even get started on the dangers of the arena. Request assistance - This was made because we were unable to exchange items to make new ones, e.g. Smithing armour for low-level runes, such as air/law/etc.
Capped Trading- RS 3 Gold forward, will probably be rendered ineffective if updates do go ahead. Gravestoneswere created to ensure that players could not trade after death and also let people get back items. DA tournaments- Created to help restore staking. It fails badly even after updates. Revenantswere designed to replace the Pkers. But, they're too weak and they have become poor. But they are too powerful for F2P.