It has been 4 months since I started playing NR again. From day 1 I have been hearing Raids are getting released.
v14 had a lot many things were promised but were never delivered. In fact, v14 feels like a degraded version of v13.
What I want to suggest the development team is, you should not wait for perfection in every update to launch it and keep disappointing the players.
Original NR had many flaws, but some times it was even loved for its flaws.
Everyone loved no clipping into the bank of edge.
Everyone loved the Castle Wars minigame no matter how buggy it was. You could literally click stairs from the edge of flat earth and still climb up instantly.
It was buggy but it was fun
if you want to improve combat, you do it step by step in the production
Don't do a complete revamp on a test server and expect it to run fine in production
It was a mistake JAGEX did on original Runescape, with EOC.
They thought in the back of their head that they are improving game but they didn't realise that it is not what the users want.
Now what they do is much appreciated and has been a huge reason for OSRS success - that is community interaction.
They have polls for each and every small piece of the update, unless an essential update.
To be honest, as claimed by many people who tested the v14 test client just before the update, that it was perfect and working great. If that is the case and you think migration fucked up, then Kill off the main server and launch the test server as production. Even if you have to do an eco reset for it do it, the economy is already fucked up.
I would prefer a buggy raids over waiting another 5 months for it.
Listen to the community, day 1 of v14, there were 100+ players in edge doing DH pk. And the pkp shop was fucked up, so no one could buy DH sets for 250k pkp as earlier.
I saw how mere a DH set price rose up to 20-30m a set just because of a price error on release.
It would have taken hardly 5-10 min to fix it, but it has not been done yet.
Do small updates but regularly, keep your community happy.
I wouldn't mind if we see 2-3 days rollbacks if updates backfire, but at least I will have something new to try every other time.
TLDR; Fix NR
This is a compilation of all the thoughts I have for NR. Together it might not fit together, but this is what I feel we are lacking.