At least from what I've seen on the subreddit and such, many OSRS gold players are not a fan of MTX but many would be much happier with it is they toned down or eliminated the P2W elements (e.g. buying exp) and pushed MTX promotion (or had more real upgrades than week after week of MTX promos and little else).
Interesting. And if the sub increases are from OSRS, that is probably why we have seen such substantial investment in developing OSRS over the past few months.I wonder how it will look for 2020.
Probably unlikely to receive removed completely. But I understand RS3 players have desired an MTX reform and Jagex talked about doing this before making a few small changes and then deciding not to follow . There's a ton of makeup items, in addition to the ability to get up XP lamps.
You can also get these weird special versions of Buy Rs gold resources like logs that give more XP or something when you use them. You might also get coin drops, or untradeable versions of gear, like godswords. It has been some time since I played and I just got to enjoy 1500 or so complete before switching to OSRS, but afaik there was no way to"directly" buy any of the material, only roll for it.
Some of those XP lamps even give you double XP till a certain amount, essentially giving around double the lamp XP. All depending on which of the constant, nagging"special limited time offer" lamp types they're running that day. You get like two distinct popups every world alter or login, and there's an obnoxious button and banner on your hud often times too.