At least from what I have seen about the subreddit and such, many OSRS gold players are not a lover of MTX but many would be a lot happier with it's they toned down or eliminated the P2W elements (e.g. buying exp) and pushed less MTX promotion (or had more actual upgrades per week after week of MTX promos and little else).
Interesting. So perhaps all the RS3 pushback on MTX did have any consequences after all. And should the sub increases are from OSRS, that's most likely why we've seen such heavy investment in developing OSRS within the last few months.I wonder how it will look for 2020.
Probably not likely to get removed entirely. There's a ton of makeup items, as well as the ability to get straight up XP lamps.
You can also get these weird special versions of resources like logs that give more XP or something when you utilize them. It has been a while since I played and I just got to like 1500 or so complete before shifting to OSRS, but afaik there was no way to"directly" buy any of the material, just roll for it.
Some of the XP lamps even give you double XP till a certain level, basically giving around twice the normal lamp XP. All depending on Buy Rs gold which of their continuous, nagging"special limited time offer" lamp types they are running daily. You get like two distinct popups every world change or log, and there is an obnoxious button and banner ads in your hud often occasions also.