I want to be respectful with this comment, I understand that it isn't a single Jmod's decision, but you all HAVE to understand how disrespected we feel as a community right now. I was so happy to see the Jagex art stream, and the direction it is headed, but the Third-Party HD Clients Statement today has soured that excitement completely.
There is NO excuse for letting these HD projects get to their final day of testing/approval to shit-can it. if you had done this a month into development i would understand, but this is so blatant its just disrespectful to the community who has put so much work into your game.
Edit: personally I have 3 friends that I had convinced to start playing when the runelite HD plugin was released. that could have been today, but now I have to tell them to forget it because this game won't see a graphical updates for years
Yes, I completely understand, and I can assure you that these decisions are not taken lightly by Jagex. Obviously the stream yesterday had nothing to do with the announcement of today, it may sound like it but that is not the case. We actually postponed the stream yesterday due to illnesses, bank holiday and vacations a couple weeks already.
The team at Old School are very dedicated to the community and are doing their best to provide the best experience possible for players. In my past 2 years joining Jagex of my many years in the industry, I've never seen a more dedicated dev team to a game as much as the OSRS team.
When it comes to graphical updates - We know that this is something that many players want, we are working very hard on finding the best way to approach this. A solution that can satisfy all players of Old School, both new and old.
I know this doesn't necessarily satisfy any of the bad feelings from todays announcements, but your friends might not have to wait as long as you think :)