I can't reply to the announcement thread so I'll add my opinions here. I do think buying exp lamps is not a bad idea. I also think the prices should be insanely high. However, I do NOT think that you should be able to buy more than 13m worth of experience total for a skill. Sure buying a lamp that will instantly give you 99 is not my favorite thing in the world, but hey it is what it is. I absolutely am against being able to buy anything more than that. 200 million experience in a skill should just not be buyable, unless its a skill like prayer which obviouisly you have to buy the bones. But if you want 200m experience in a skill, you should go and earn it. 200m experience is showing off your dedication, and it should not just be something you can buy once you are rich enough.
TL;DR - I'm (sort of) okay with exp lamps as long as 200m experience isn't possible to buy.
I agree with you actually. You should only be able to buy 99 in skills, 200m is a grind and that's the way it should be. I think buying a XP lamp that grants 99 should be like 200m-300m, Thus if you where you buy all 21 in-game skills it would cost 4.2b - 6.3b. Obviously this is not a viable way to get max, efficient players will still be able to compete in high scores versus people who are just filthy rich, it will be a great money sink for people who are just lazy or generally hate certain skills. This also opens doors to interesting character builds for instance 10HP Pures, 99 HP pures with 1 combat skills, just nifty things that some people enjoy playing. I think having different personalities and play styles is what creates an awesome server and this should be a good start.