Double XP Weekends are the most controversial addition to Jagex’s ultra-popular online MMORPG, Runescape, and while lots of people are excited about the XP bonus there are a few things about Runescape’s Double XP Weekend that really suck.
One of the most complained about features of Runescape’s Double XP Weekends is the fact that it will only be available to Runescape players that have subscribed to a paid membership subscription. Runescape is the world’s most popular Free MMO and it really sucks that a majority of Runescape’s community won’t be able to participate in the XP bonus madness known as Runescape’s Double XP Weekend.
It will only last for 10 hours
Runescape’s Double XP Weekends usually last for 3 days, but during those 72 hours only 10 hours will allow Runescape players to play with a significant XP bonus during Double XP Weekends. After 600 minutes, Runescape Players will still continue to have an XP bonus, but only a bonus of 1.1 times their regular XP – a 10% increase.
It’s not really double XP
The name Double XP Weekends is a bit misleading because Runescape players won’t really receive double experience for the entire weekend. During Double XP Weekends players will start off with up to 2.7 times their regular experience when training a skill, but that XP bonus will decrease every 30 minutes and after 600 minutes, the XP bonus for Double XP Weekends will only be 1.1 times the regular XP. Double XP Weekends should be renamed to Bonus XP Weekends because the current title is kinda stretching the truth a little.
XP bonuses aren’t stackable
When I first heard of Double XP Weekends I thought that I’d be able to get double the experience of anything that I did in Runescape – mainly Prayer – but I was totally wrong. I wanted to use the marble altar and burners in my home to get both the added prayer XP that I hoped would then be doubled with the Double XP Weekend XP bonus, but bonuses aren’t stackable during Double XP Weekend. If you’re already receiving a bonus when training, the Double XP Weekends bonus will override any other bonuses.
XP Bonus gear won’t work
Not only will stacking XP bonuses not work, but Jagex also made it so that bonus XP gear and merchandise won’t work as well. If you planned on gearing up for an added bonus during Runescape’s Double XP Weekend, you’ll suffer the same fate as those that are looking to stack XP bonuses.
For more, read The Top 5 Runescape Skills to Train for Double XP Weekends and The Top 5 Runescape Skill to Avoid Training During the Double XP Weekend .
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