Ten years prior, Venezuela, a petrostate under the administration of Hugo Chavez, witnessed a plunge in RuneScape gold oil prices. The cost for a barrel plunged to almost $50 from a record high that was more than $100 while The U.S. instituted wide-ranging sanctions against Venezuela's government that is authoritarian.

"When oil prices started to fall and the country was left with no money to import products," said Alejandro Velasco, an associate professor at New York University who specializes in Venezuelan politics, during an interview on the phone. "As consequently, there was no more funds to sustain the economy."

Venezuela's coffers were empty following the spending of its most recent oil profits on social programs like subsidised food, medical treatment, and literacy programs. Chavez also removed perceived dissidents from the oil business following an attempted coup d'état, altering production.

And widespread corruption in the state has harmed the economy, according to Paul Angelo, a fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations who is a specialist in Latin American politics.

Runescape developer Jagex has ended to Runelite HD, a fan-made HD mod to buy OSRS GP an open source client that is popular that is used by Old School Runescape, just as the project was preparing to launch on Monday. The sudden change has some Runescape fans wailing about Jagex's decision . Some have said that they'll move to other MMOs.