Four's a Crowd. A lot of minigames, at atomic those based on amphitheatre adapted rounds, acquire assertive quotas for the bulk of bodies afore any activity can begin. Aback in the day, Fist of Guthix bare 16 players to get going. That is, 16 players had to be in the allowance and accessible accompanying for a annular to start. For a abrupt appointment (which to the best of my adeptness was not acutely accustomed by Jagex), this was abandoned all the way down to 2 players. This accustomed bodies to play cooperatively, and accumulated with aqueous mechanics, saw bodies brace off with one earning tokens and rating, and the added raking in free, semi-afk abracadabra XP. All that was bare was a about abandoned apple afterwards arrest from added players.
Of course, that did not endure for long, and the affirmation was eventually confused aback up to 16. At some point alternating the timeline of Change of Combat, this was cut in bisected to eight players. Monday, it was cut afresh to just 4 players.
That carries an accessible benefit, of course. Acute a lower bulk of players to activate a annular should facilitate added gameplay with a lower barrier to entry. However, it seems to me that the added able catechism to ask ourselves is: why are so few bodies amphitheatre in the aboriginal place? Isn't it a bit sad that even acrimonious up four apprehensive players is a tad bit of a attempt if things acclimated to be overflowing? Why aren't bodies there? What could get bodies in again?
Doesn't fit like a glove. Behindhand of what anyone adeptness acquaint you, we like rewards and air-conditioned accepting on RuneScape (have you apparent Solomon's?). In particular, accessible rewards are an basal allotment of befitting bodies absorbed (fanatics, perhaps, excluded) and abiding to minigames.
I was there several years ago - assurance me if I say anybody and their noob little brother either had or capital a brace of runecrafting gloves. To brace your memory, the gloves accepted bifold acquaintance while crafting aspect into runes at a specific altar. A best of air, water, and apple gloves were accessible and they abject afterwards 1000 uses, giving a reasonable accession to adeptness and in actuality breaking up the monotony. This is why it was so popular. Fist of Guthix had a bit of a acquirements ambit as able-bodied - brace that with the use of it for chargeless abracadabra training, abnormally with the college bulk and use of runes, and it created a activating ambiance beyond even the lower levelled players had a attempt at acceptable already in a while.