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This is definitely a good thing in terms of business, Jagex will still own Runescape but get a nice cash injection to help develop the game and get a nicer player base. However, the Chinese business will own x% of the profit, but in the long run it's good for the game and the contract likely covers only so many years, or until the Chinese Company make enough profit out of it to give Jagex their full business hold again.
Of course if it doesn't go well profit wise, the Chinese Company could claim full rights to the game depending on the contract ensued. The Chinese company aren't buying all of Jagex, they will get a share of the business but Jagex will still hold most influence over the direction of the game. I just read about it, yeah they are giving full control over runescape to this new chinese company, Jagex's shares are already fcked up. So all the shares Jagex have the chinese company will have, but I think some directors will have more shares.
But some players said their different opinions. Koda said like this:It may actually kill some botting companies located in China. Since they're a communist country they don't have to comply with Jagex's TOS, but if a Chinese company owns Jagex then they could have that power to put other Chinese botting companies out of business.
But another player's opinion is also interesting: I wouldnt say they dont have experience with games at all. The person in charge is his own self and we dont know what the companys CEO likes to do in his spare time which may be gaming. I like gaming and plan on starting my own business one day but im getting my A+ to specialize in computer tech and start a computer company with 3 other friends of mine so, saying a mining company has no experience in a game that you dont know if they played is going over the top.
Now if you could read minds i would side with you but you cant and you dont know what the CEO does or is interested in. So please stop acting as if a mining company is a person when the mining company is just a company created by someone who has more than 1 interest that you know nothing about.
Well of course they aren't necessarily owned by one person its more of me saying if they have an interest they have knowledge of how to run a gaming company as well and if they don't they can hire people to do it and give good input. I wouldn't look at the company as to what they specialize in. Company's can do a wide range of things a mining company just started out doing mining first that's how i see it. It could go one way or another but im sure with them spending $300m into runescape they had to have either played it or watched it from behind the curtain.