Jagex could have contacted players to RS gold discuss EoC. It is likely that we would have gotten dual wielding and the abilities like dropping items, emotes, and then a slower development from there. If at all. Those things would have made for an ideal situation at the moment. Jagex is a jerk in not asking players what they would like. It's as if they cannot manage change unless it's within their control. In this case, the latest research seems to be apt. The End of Extinction.
Many players have stopped playing which has caused a decline in the economy. This means that there are a lot of items such as rocktails and sharks, ore bars armour, and other resources. Because there are not enough buyers for these products, the cost of the items are crashing. This has led to many armour pieces to cheap RuneScape gold crash however it will eventually level out.