Possibly unpopular belief, but offline RS gold would be awesome
OfflineScape has several possible benefits and could potentially benefit the live match in the long run. Since its invention, RuneScape has always been about playing with friends and connecting with other individuals in a gameplay atmosphere that is shared. That is amazing and should never go away. HOWEVER. Think just how much pleasure it was to do whatever you desired and about playing Skyrim. Spawn in things? Yeah, sure. Noclip your way through a dungeon? I thought you'd never ask. It allowed you to just have fun in the way you saw fit. Now, back to OSRS. A offline mode would let you do whatever you wanted with your account without fear of a) affecting different people's gameplay and b) with any principles you might be punished for breaking. This mode wouldn't provide any"cheats", but it would be offline and there's nobody stopping you from auto-clicking your solution to 99 magic if that is the way you want to enjoy RuneScape.
I believe something similar to this should be the final thing Jagex does when OSRS eventually close. I would pay AAA game cost. 100%. Hell, it would be rather fun have Steam accomplishments and to have it. I delivered Ash a link for this article to get his view on it and I'll put his response here if/when he answers, just to satisfy curiosity. Absolutely, I think we all can agree that this is a must for Jagex to perform if OSRS ever'dies'. (Let us hope it never comes to that).But if it will, I'm with you and would gladly pay to an offline version in order that it will permanently become immortalised.
The server"program" would need to be published from the offline format for this to be possible, allowing people to reverse engineer it and server perfrect recreations of their official game as private servers. Additionally it makes cheap RuneScape gold much more easy for individuals to seek out loopholes that interpret to the game that is online. There are a whole lot of features heavily embedded into RuneScape, possibly jagex would have to spend a ton of time stripping those or you're operating all that shit and a SQL server in your machine. Offline matches are much harder to indulge with subscriptions/MTX. Then there's the fact it would be pirated later or earlier. I am not trying to shit all over your fantasy but it's simply not possible in any way, sorry.