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Konar Drops VS Brimstone Keys

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CandaceOwens
Oct Member 2018

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Konar Drops VS Brimstone Keys and its Community impact

For simplicity we'll call the individual key drops as (Keys) and the original drops (Drops)

The new key drop goes against the very essence of Mmorpg's and this change needs to be reverted as soon as possible.

I believe the reason why they changed from drop to key was to stop people from stealing the loot from other people.

I have two problems with this decision. One is why diminish a new feature that, for me, was making slayer a more social activity just because a few people afk so long that their drops became seen by others?

The second is, are drops really that much of a loss if someone takes it? I mean whats the most expensive drop? 300K? That's drops in a bucket to the vast majority of players.

Ill start with anecdotal evidence on why the drops rather then keys made slayer more social and fits way better then keys in a genre like Mmorpgs. Mutated Bloodveld in Catacombs of Kourend, me and another player were doing our task and he got a Konar drop of 30 diamonds, I saw he was afk and picked them up before they despawned . When I tried to return them, he found my honesty worth letting me keep them(They can check my logs to prove I didn't just steal them) Not only did I get a boost in gp, I'm sure he felt good letting an honest player of lower level keep them. This was a win, win in a situation of social interaction that would not have occurred with the Keys. Next it was my turn, I was killing Jellies in the same place and someone else there reminded me of a drop I got that I just didn't see, I thanked the player and continued to talk and chat for the remainder of the task.

Having had these experiences with the drops, i'm disappointing that they are now gone. people cant even share what drops they got while on task now because its just "got another key" I could give many more reasons why drops are better for the game then keys but 0 characters remain.
Please Change it Back to Drops

12-Feb-2019 13:55:01

Blackwing
Nov Member 2012

Blackwing

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Tbh I prefer keys over drops, for two reasons:

1. They differentiate Konar drop table drops from other drop table drops easily.
2. The keys stack. Sure, Konar's drops are mostly noted as well, but unless you get the same drop over again, it'll still take more inventory space. With keys, they'll only ever take one inventory space.
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12-Feb-2019 14:17:43

Clawdragons
Jan Member 2019

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It wasn't changed to prevent looting by other players. It was changed because it passed a poll. And it was polled because it's more thematic and actually provides some justification and whatnot for the drop change.

I'm of the opinion that players ought to be able to figure out mechanics of the game from playing it, without having to look stuff up on the wiki. Unfortunately that's not done in most cases - there are a lot of unintuitive things with no explanations anywhere within the game itself.

Anyway, point being, having the keys rather than just the straight drops makes things way more obvious for players what effect Konar is having, and actually provides some justification for the whole system, both of which I'm happy about.

12-Feb-2019 16:02:30 - Last edited on 12-Feb-2019 16:02:57 by Clawdragons

Huumekala

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I like the key system, but now i can't make any profit or even make my money back, because almost every drop i get is 60k or less, and i use prayer potions (16 pots almost every trip, and i use blowpipe with addy darts). I would like that they make the key like every 1/30 chance with over 350+ lvls and like 1/50 with 100+, so it makes it pretty much the same, but better because the keys do stack.

Consider this, because it will make slayer a lot more enjoyable. Thx

12-Feb-2019 19:49:09

Notcool97
Dec Member 2016

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Huumekala said:
I like the key system, but now i can't make any profit or even make my money back, because almost every drop i get is 60k or less, and i use prayer potions (16 pots almost every trip, and i use blowpipe with addy darts). I would like that they make the key like every 1/30 chance with over 350+ lvls and like 1/50 with 100+, so it makes it pretty much the same, but better because the keys do stack.

Consider this, because it will make slayer a lot more enjoyable. Thx
If you can't afford to use a blowpipe with addy darts every task....don't use it. Use something cheaper.

12-Feb-2019 22:57:41

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