“Naturally, this means that any fan-driven initiative that is attempting to alter the way Old School RuneScape appears is at odds with our own plans,” Jagex wrote to 117. “We believe it’s vital to OSRS gold have consistency regarding the way Old School looks and we’d like to be sure that our changes made in the official version of the game will be the only ones that are available.
It is our hope that the announcement that Jagex along with the Old School team are tackling this project in earnest is an exciting thing for you although it may mean that we must gently ask you to shut down your personal project.”
117 claimed that they would offer Jagex a compromise that included removing their application once Jagex had released theirs and also giving Jagex “collaborative influence” over Runelite HD’s visual design.
“They did not want to be open about it,” 117 said. “I am completely sad and disappointed with Jagex and regret I am so disappointed that, after this lengthy journey it’s not possible to reveal this project with you. 117’s mod doesn’t seem to go against Jagex’s guidelines for third-party clients, however the Runescape developer has announced that it will be amending the guidelines this week, to include references to initiatives that impact the appearance of the game.
Original Runelite developer Adam1210 posted his thoughts on Reddit commenting that allowing Runelite HD to continue would provide a benefit to future updates made by Jagex.
“I am also adamantly against including it in the “third parties’ guidelines,” Adam1210 said. “Most of those guidelines are trying to determine where the line of distinction between quality of life] and cheating lies and I’m convinced that the majority of people are of the opinion that the guidelines currently in place are a decent representation of that, and it is a good way to keep sic the OSRS GP integrity of the game.