I just recently learned that this year's Pride Event is only for paying members. Jagex and whoever the f*ck owns the company now is profiting off of it or at least hoping to.
I'm fully expecting Jagex to either make the event Free-to-Play or give AT LEAST 25% of this month's profits to a meaningful charity like The Trevor Project or any other meaningful Pro-LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization. We shouldn't be praising them for adding this hollow for-profit event. We should be DEMANDING integrity. Put your money where your mouth is, or don't do a Pride Event at all.
Discussions of companies trying to profit off of Pride is beyond prevalent and yet they just do this anyway, you'd think they would pay attention and NOT do the one thing that all of the other greedy businesses are doing.
Want to look like the good guy? Offer this event to EVERYONE, or give up some of your profits so the people you claim to support, can actually be supported.
If you agree with this, please, stop praising them for the event. I know many appreciate various parts of the event, and that's awesome! But we shouldn't approve of the event as a whole because it is meaningless and, baffingly, excluding a large part of the Runescape Community just in the hopes of making a quick buck.
Jagex, I'll buy membership. IF some of that money goes to charity. If not, then you need to make the event available to free players as well. If you won't even do that, don't bother claiming to be supportive and inclusive.
Happy Pride, to everyone that actually appreciates progress, inclusivity, and love.External link →