In a statement, Jagex claims to have a "growing team and improved methods OSRS Gold", Jagex says it will no longer just be looking for sellers of gold or other resources through RWT but as buyers. The aim is to limit the demand and the supply.
Jagex claims it will begin sending "messages to those whom we've found engaging within the RWT" within "the coming hours". "For those who have been involved, we want to make clear that this is your sole all-encompassing warning" they added.
Other measures the developer might consider as punishment for RWT activity are set to include wealth removal , which essentially the removal of illegal gains from accounts of players on an individual server level. It could also mean possible bans.
RuneScape's PvP element, called the Duel Arena, will also have stricter rules in place. Jagex says the feature "has been a source of this toxic behaviour" and that 38 percent of all bans for RWT actions up to now stem from this element of the game. The company says it has already amounted in "thousands of bans every month".
In the end, the developer appears to be taking the nuclear decision, and says "we're planning in the long run for phasing out this Duel Arena out of RuneScape entirely." In the meantime it will be implementing "some temporary measures" to clean up PvP "until our team of developers can release a major update that fully will replace the Duel Arena next year."
This will come with a limit for the quantity of GP or gold points, players can stake on a match in the Duel Arena. Players can bet "no over 50m GP per duel RS Gold Buy". The additional measures are not elaborated on yet.