Anywho, that was a very long and drawn out way for to say I think OSRS gold is still focusing more on some big updates, and without surveys and blogs at the gaps, the focus instead is on the MTX promos which makes it feel so much worse.
I hope that RS3 will have the ability to make at least a little of a dip back and get out of this slump it seems to have fallen in as around Menaphos. Maybe it is wishful thinking to hope that every one of the alterations to the OSRS Team this season may also mean more internal stuff has occurred on Buy Rs gold's conclusion to entering 2021.
Mod Warden even went on record stating Runefest's promises were quite far fetched for RS3 and too ambitious, which confirmed a lot of the community's suspicions.
Following that burial of articles after Archaeology, they did develop and have done a decent job to maintain a correct cadence for updates (first week and third week of this month are patches, 2nd week is QOL, and the previous week is a content update). Like you mentioned, I am happy both games have appeared to move away from this expansion model. It does not work well in game IMO.
They have moved to having larger updates every month today. RS3 also offers the"Ninja group" which make significant QoL updates based on participant requests. That is basically the same polls we get.