Old School Runescape developer Jagex has opted to close the MMORPG title's Bounty Hunter worlds"until further notice" due to OSRS Gold concerns about gold farmers tripping them. After an early announcement letting players know that the worlds will shut down, the developers have gone into further detail on their strategies to revamp PvP. "It's time to make a change," Jagex says in the statement. PvP is a cornerstone of Old School. Now it deserves better, so we're taking a step back and considering its place in the overall game. Our intention is to determine a long-term eyesight for PvP. Rather than move from one release to the next, we need a very clear direction for the upcoming few years which will inform how we style articles moving forward."
Strategies to revamp PvP will begin taking place in February, and those ideas will be presented to the community. "We also hope to re-release Bounty Hunter in a couple of months, provided we could establish a way to consistently track and act against fostering." Meanwhile, the minigame's unique items"will be made available elsewhere." The studio originally educated players of this player-killing minigame's closure in an update post on the game's website, saying it is"sorry to announce that we have chosen the decision to close the Bounty Hunter worlds until further notice". The main reason behind it, Jagex explains, is the manner's"design sadly leaves it prey to gold farmers, who abuse its mechanisms to generate GP in excess of those amounts available via valid methods."
While it seems the scope of this gold farming has not yet reached a point where it's affecting Old School Runescape's in-game market, the studio clarifies it"undermines other game content and the general integrity of this game." Due to Buy RS Gold the problems existing before a rework of Bounty Hunter at November 2019, the devs"don't believe that simply undoing it would fix them", adding that"this is quite definitely not the result that some of us wanted, but right now we are convinced it's the best alternative available to us."