Degradable weaponry, such as RuneScape gold Chaotics or Nex Armor, is a prime example. The financial field is greatly assisted by Melee weapons which have repair costs that are equal to those of other styles of combat. The introduction of new items such as Ava's Accumulator, and Staff of Light, Range and Magic have seen improvements in their efficiency.
The ability to adapt has been given to these forgotten combat styles that was Melee's greatest strength. The style is now more adaptable due to the release of crossbows as well as 1h ranged weapons that can be employed against dragonfire. Ranged is still lacking some advantages, including equipment and ammunition that is cheap, in magic, but there are efforts to improve it.
A lot of skills were also upgraded to make them more desirable. Smithing, which was once totally useless, is now integrated into many items such as Dragonfire Shields and Godswords. The workshop also helped to reduce the skyrocketing training costs. The most prominent example is Herblore. It has become nearly as important for endgame content than Summoning and Prayer. But, firemaking is completely ineffective.
Jagex has made numerous improvements based on data from the Grand Exchange. The Grand Exchange is one of most important steps forward in the game’s history. Jagex is able to adjust to market changes using GE Data and then design modifications to combat economic woes.
For anyone who is F2P and is looking for a great method to earn money, I worked this out a few days ago and have made 2mil in about 4 hours. First, visit the Grand Exchange to cheap RS gold purchase fire runes at 2gp each. After you have purchased the amount you want, go to Aubury’s Rune Shop in south eastern Varrok (fire symbol shown on map).