Hi, from the looks of it, the vote has slowed down to about 1k votes/hour and it will most likely go down hill from there which means we might not reach 250k, which I believe is really sad for me and many others that will re-subscribe to Runescape just for the 2007 version of the game.
So let's say we don't reach 250k, that means we have to pay *7.95 + $15 / month which equals $22.95. Which I BELIEVE is too high for the amount of work Jagex have to do in order for this to happen. Here's one of the reasons:
"2006 was 7 years ago. Which means if Moore's law of computing holds true (and it generally does) then it means that if each server was able to hold only one world back in 2006, the current servers will be able to hold many more 2006 worlds.
For example (this isn't completely precise, obviously, but it's a good estimate) 7 years into 18 months is 4.67 "Moore periods" and if average computing power of modern systems doubles every 18 months, then 2^4.67 is 25.4 times the computing power we had in 2006."
Which means that Jagex will be able to run 25 - 26 worlds of the 2007 version for the price of 1 current version (2013).
All they're doing with the 50k - 249k is bringing back some worlds, with some critical maintance abilities. No anti-bot, no bug fixes (unless critical) etc. I doubt that'll cost them much at all.
I would/will still pay the $22,95 since I am working and that's about 1 hour of work every month for me. But I'm sure it's too high of a price for students and unemployed people.
To me this fee seems too high for the amount of work Jagex has to put into this.
TL;DR - $22,95/month too high for just a few servers and critical maintance.
Edited by Sir_Robin1, 16 February 2013 - 08:39 AM.