According to my readings of this website, I've seen examples where the players owned Runescape temporarily, per say the Falador Massacre or the Party Hat Glitch, causing havoic on the environment and damaging Jagex's reputation. This is only part of it. Infamous scams such as the 1004 Scam, the Dragon Med Helm Scam, or the Muddy Key Scam, has also given power to the players.
I know Jagex took charge of their problems, by taking away the wilderness, adding the Grand Exchange, and adding trade limits, has weakened the player's powers, but let's not focus on the present. In the past, who do you think had more power, Jagex or its people?
I believe Jagex owned the game but powerful glitches and bugs gave much power to the players.
Author: Confessors Will