What it actually amounted to when I looked at it, played with it and saw exactly what was entailed... was that skill was nothing greater than a"skill" put into place so as to give all the runescape 2018 obsessive/compulsives something to do after they'd completed everything else to perform under the RS sun. Can you say... level 120 anybody?!? The fear at the time was that level 120 was going to become the new standard for all abilities but for those people who were sane and exercised common sense logic, we saw nothing more than the empty shell with a great paint job.
Let's face it... dumb clicking to level some abilities to 99 was bad enough but if you wanted it all then that's what you did. Besides getting some items to show off such as capes and the like... titles... yada-yada-yada... being on the top page of the hi-scores dining table... or on the respective skills tables meant you're"the top" and ought to be worshipped. Or at least be highly thought of. Adults knew it was just hours of your actual life invested in a match clicking away ad nauseam. Anyone recall Zezima worship? I saw him at a bank ONE SINGLE TIME back around 2006 and it was pathetic! OMG times three!! Get a life nooblets!
The purpose is that in many ways some of the skills became worthless once you attained a certain degree though I will concede Jagex made some kind of effort to change that over time with new content. The idea was to make them enjoyable again or at least for there to be some stage. Tracking: a lot of that content was pointless or downright stupid! Oops! So much for change. In any case, just because there's new content doesn't mean it will be fun or worthwhile in a small measure. It also may just be installed to get uber quick leveling up so that each of the crybabies will be pacified. Think Divination skill here... and the principal mini-game created for leveling. It all was there to do was to allow people to achieve a 99 ASAP. Again I need to ask the question... what's the purpose? Was there a point? Not really... and folks wonder why so many players hang and desire for the day when Jagex would knock buy runescape mobile gold away the shenanigans and go back to RS ahead of the quacked era began... which was right around the time of Construction. The game was really FUN back then aside from cheaters using bots.