So I know this post may offend some people but I do believe it's for a healthier server. With the new droprates being released I've seen a lot of people quit due to being "grindy" and "not worth it." Mind you this is coming from people who actually play the game, not just gamblers or afkers. I believe this may be some confusion because of extreme mode or whatnot, but regardless.
I believe the drop rates should be changed to easier rates.
It is daunting for a new player to join the server and see that torva is 1/5k drop rate, most justify that by saying why would I bother doing this when I can play OSRS instead? You have to keep in mind that the community that RSPS communities usually reflect is people who don't want to play OSRS because it's too grindy already. We can leave grandmaster mode, etc for the playerbase that enjoys doing that. There are also plenty of other aspects to runique that appeal to grinding mentality such as 120s, achievements, etc. I know this may piss a lot of you off that think it devalues items but we have to think about retaining new players as well.
Some other quality of life changes that might further help:
Possibly have someone in community make a forum post guide/video guide about very easy to do tasks of how to get cash in runique and have this linked to people when they first join as a dialogue box for example, most people thieve for a bit then realize how expensive an AGS is for example and then quit
Either a better explanation in game of the different game mode benefits or a direct link to the gamemode benefit list
Remove the daily 'bury a blood dragon bone' I've seen it upset a lot of people because of how rare dragon keys are already
Explain more precisely what +1 drop rate means, I've had to explain it countless time in help chat
give an example of "if x item is 1/1k, then +1 drop rate means 2/1k or 1/500"
Include a ring of wealth in starting kit so people don't have to hunt for it in general store
Promote the fact that you can donate with OSRS gp. maybe via in game yell messages
Please comment below any changes you think would be more appealing to newer players to help retain them