played it when i was 8 in primary school m8..
and? it's pretty much as old as WoW.
Runescape went to shit with constant updates, people quit, everything was going down the drain.
They re-made the old game with a small ass team (4 or so gamemasters) and it's already pretty much as big as the regular game.
Basically the fact that game changes reside almost at 100% on players opinion seems like a winning strategy.
Maybe WoW should look at that game as an example before it's too late..