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Warped Tortoise

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PostSubject: Jagex is removing dices from game   Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:52 am,16,957,63375704

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Breaking Dicing

Today we have taken the step to disable dice in the game. From today they will no longer work, and next week we will remove them all from the game. This was due to the amount of scamming and general “bad use” of these ingame dice items. While we strongly believe that what you do with your treasure is entirely up to you, we have had to step in to deal with this issue.

What do we mean by “bad use” of dice items? Well, gambling for GP was never the intention of the dice. There is no support for PvP gambling within RuneScape and we do not intent to add any. Gambling is a risky pastime and nobody should ever rely on gambling to make money.

Also, there was a high degree of scamming or general bad behaviour when using dice, particularly since the removal of bots a few weeks ago. While we hope that players are “streetwise” enough to recognise a scam, it’s not always the case. Sometimes we have to step in and change the game.
Apologies for not doing something sooner. Since we brought back free trade we really have tried to leave it up to the player to decide what’s right and wrong. But the overwhelming feedback from the forums is that we have to just stop the problem.

Don’t gamble! There are too many people who will try to scam you or alter the odds in their favour. It’s never supported by JAGEX unless it’s about gameplay (like the duel arena). It’s likely that dice scammers will move over to another method of trying to scam you, so please, be vigilant and remember... if it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a lie.

Just don’t do it.

RuneScape Lead Designer


I think it's a good call, too many ppl get scammed by nub dicers and the legitimate ones only abuse ppl who doesn't understand statistics (and/or doesn't care that they only have 45/40% chance to win, roulette has better odds)
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PostSubject: Re: Jagex is removing dices from game   Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:05 am

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Skeletal Wyvern

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PostSubject: Re: Jagex is removing dices from game   Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:09 am

this. is. amazing.

no more damn spammers/rich asses in worlds now. though they'll try to find other ways to gamble like the dung cape probably.
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PostSubject: Re: Jagex is removing dices from game   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:55 am

personally i lost about 3b or so to smite yo bgs from win all day cc Razz
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