They are talking different passing mechanics in RuneScape Gold 17, well if you're fishing for controversy. The current system is in case you die your pile lasts for an hour (an answer to DDoS attacks years ago). Then there is the dilemma of introducing prices for dying in pvm. The changes made are also going to be researched but not polled, meaning player votes won't be decided, but they may provide hints.
So essentially Jagex is hoping to draw something up complex from scratch, and some gamers might (rightfully) dread it ends up being a mechanic which strangles OSRS much like the conclusion of free trade, the wilderness, as well as early-era EoC failed for RS2.5/RS3. That is about as much as I'm eager to summarize, the news site of Jagex made it too word-soupy as normal and was kinda. Some individuals are so riled up they are probably willing to stop /"quit" OSRS and provide RS3 a shot.
I find that RS3 is unfairly dismiss/disliked by many of people. Obviously, there are lots of people who dislike it for legitimate reasons. Rampant MTX, fight fluctuations... You know, the typical suspects. Personally, however, I believe that it's possible to live together with the MTX if don't invest a dime on them (just getting some free stuff daily is rather nice), and the new combat mechanics are fairly fun (at least for PvE; I still don't really do PvP, which is where the changes hit on the fanbase the hardest from what I could tell). But I can see why folks are put off. At least originally, if nothing else.
Yes this is actually the harash fact, I determined which to play 2016 rs3 or osrs but the huge amount of"rs3 sucks dying worse, osrs better" blinded me, so I played osrs since 2016 until 3 days past, tried to play rs3 and after I played it, I prefered it so much more, I prefer pvm compared to pvp so eoc was a great accession for me personally and pvm high end bosses (viewed it) feels more tougher and have improved mechanisms and about mtx yes I was likewise pushed it off but when I tried it, you may easily dismiss them and hiscores doesn't matter cause OSRS gold mobile match is too old anyway and ironman exists. I'm playing and will not ever spend penny on mtx since it doesn't provide me some useful item ( I mean guaranteed )