So, the developer appears to be taking the radical approach, stating "we're thinking about the long-term for phasing out this Duel Arena out of OSRS Gold completely." Until then, it will implement "some quick-term steps" to tidy up PvP "until our development teams are able to deliver an important update that completely eliminates Duel Arena next year."
The rules will have a limit on the amount of GP which is also known as gold points the players can wager on an event within the Duel Arena. Players will be allowed to bet "no greater than fifty million GP per duel". The additional measures are not elaborated on yet.
Jagex says that "a brand new adventure that will form part of the Elder God Wars storyline" will replace Duel Arena at the beginning of 2022 But no other details are yet available.
While the impact of these changes is yet to be judged it is clear that they are some of the strongest that any studio has taken to prevent external abuse of its system for financial gain. If successful, similar actions will be observed across the MMO space in the coming years.
Jagex has announced that after 18 years as the battlefield for PvP, Duel Arena will be being removed from RuneScape and a new location has been added. RuneScape will launch Het's Oasis, with an all-new terrain, brand new skills and two brand-new mini-quests you can try.
Beginning today, with the Oasis Restoration the players will be charged in the renovation of the Duel Arena following a cataclysmic earthquake that devastated the arena. The players will have to join forces to make the ruins of the arena from "a bloody pit of fighting, where legends have staked their fortunes in one-on-one battles, to a tranquil oasis."
The participants will build the area as they complete daily chores that will reward them in line with their achievements. Those who take part in the event for community members will receive special event rewards which include a brand-new Crocodile pet, a title, the theme of deserts in cosmetic armour, as well as 'Gators' footwear.
After the two-week community celebration the new area will be named Het's oasis an area for learning and exploration with new skills-related material for those wanting to improve their Agility, Hunter and Farming skills with buy osrs gold safe.
"Heroes are also able to assist the God of Death in two Eye of Het mini-quests as they delve into Het's Tomb to find a powerful object that can aid the gods of the younger generation as part of the Elder God Wars saga," the press release reads.