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FuryPebbles

FuryPebbles

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We recently had sliske's countdown 2 quest. how you guys feel about that quest? what could have jagex added to that quest.


Likes

1. Sliske's Character remind me of DC comic's joker.
2. brought back world Guardian to Gielinor ( no.1 *** whooping). All these world Guardian thought they were invincible. Sliske's beat down brought them back to GIELINOR FROM MARS!
3. we got an idea what will happen next. NE quest didnt lead to nowhere.
4. love the linza's betrayel.


Dislikes

1. quest was too short.
2. Lack of lores. ( yes i know) they should have just revealed sliske's current Boss. it will be too much to cover for remaining two quest, unless jagex decide to make 3 hour long quests.


could have added

1. Saradomin and Armadyl should have made a cameo. i feel bad for the Saradominst and armadylean they get no updates from their gods. it's always about Zaros and Zamorak. they need to be Get more mentioned.

2. more use with linza and meg. jagex could have let us control their character for heroic reason just like we did in Nomad ely's quest.

24-May-2016 12:58:45 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 13:15:05 by FuryPebbles

Big Storms
Dec Member 2005

Big Storms

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They could have added an option to refuse helping Sliske in the first place, as it is a reasonable deduction that with the stone in the hands of the Dragonkin, it currently would have been in the safest place possible: not near any potential false users. The Dragonkin can't use the Stone themselves, only protect it.

If we would have chosen that option we would find ourselves suddenly in a black environment before being knocked out ourselves as well, pretty much leading us to the cell scene, thereby not completely overturning the plot, yet making it quite a bit more sensible.

The scene in which the character discovers Sliske's "secret" room could be made into something more believable as well. Now we literally stumble into the room, whereas I had to reread the quest log in order to understand this was apparently meant to be a secret room.
Anyways this part is pretty much impossible to see as anything but Sliske trying to tell us something without alerting his "master". If it truly was an accident, alongside with Sliske conveniently forgetting to take our soul, then I would pretty much call that a plothole level of illogical events.
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24-May-2016 13:07:12 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 13:09:10 by Big Storms

Aig123
Jun Member 2019

Aig123

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I liked the character development.
Our relationship with Sliske improved, he showed us our place, we're not almighty.
Likewise, he isn't as sneaky and untouchable as we once thought, we set him off big time.

I disliked the story progression
The start was nostalgic, using random objects in the cell is reminiscent to old quest logic.
The end was dynamic. Brutal cutscenes, betrayal and a cave escape. Grandmaster standards.

I felt the quest had the right elements, but was lacking in actual content during the middle.
If it had been longer, developed the remaining brothers, and had more combat, perhaps throw in a bit of post-quest dialogue and rewards like those crypt amulets from MPD, it'd be perfect.

24-May-2016 13:49:49

Hguoh
Mar Gold Premier Club Member 2014

Hguoh

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Big Storms said:
They could have added an option to refuse helping Sliske in the first place, as it is a reasonable deduction that with the stone in the hands of the Dragonkin, it currently would have been in the safest place possible: not near any potential false users. The Dragonkin can't use the Stone themselves, only protect it.


While they can't use it directly, keep in mind the events of Hero's Welcome (and especially the resulting Abomination).

Big Storms said:
Anyways this part is pretty much impossible to see as anything but Sliske trying to tell us something without alerting his "master". If it truly was an accident, alongside with Sliske conveniently forgetting to take our soul, then I would pretty much call that a plothole level of illogical events.


1. Sliske's entire bit is trying to control the chaos. Is it honestly that difficult to believe that the inherent nature of chaos finally proved his control fallible? For all appearances, the statue fell back much harder than it was supposed to as it's base broke (the Zamorak statue remained standing once Verac was removed from it). In other words: something happened that Sliske likely didn't predict.

2. Sliske didn't forget to take our soul. After learning what we knew, he first elected to put us in our place personally with a pummeling. Then he revealed the truth about Linza and how she betrayed us to make us lose hope. Then he was going to have her kill us (again, making it fairly personal) before taking us as a wight, but the brothers got their act together and rebelled. As a result, Sliske had to take his time to re-exert his control over them, but he still started bringing down the escape route and even sent wights after us so that he could kill us and then claim us.

We honestly had a very narrow escape this time (as per the norm).

24-May-2016 14:42:36 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 14:43:02 by Hguoh

Lord Aryzth

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Can we just appreciate how scary Sliske was in this quest? For much of his Sixth Age appearances he's been the Joker of the RuneScape universe: a humorous yet subtly menacing figure who you know is dangerous, but presents the mask of a foppish magician.

And that's how he began in this quest in the cell. But as the quest progresses that changes. You see how truly sadistic he is through his torture of the Barrows Brothers, but the real crux is when he realises you've seen behind the mask. The quest from the moment he beats the crap out of you to when he ultimately teleports away reminds me of pre-MPD Sliske, the Sliske I imagined from reading the Tale of the Barrows Brothers and hearing the hints from Azzanadra in the Postbags, and the foreboding figure we see in Ritual of the Mahjarrat.

My favourite bit of the quest was seeing the real Sliske, vengeful and unforgiving, surrounded by insects he's more than willing to destroy; the playful relationship with the Player and crap has hit the fan. Dark Sliske is best Sliske.

24-May-2016 21:25:38

Solanumtinkr
Jul Member 2009

Solanumtinkr

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Sliske grabbed us, hammered us with the Arma staff and finally showed his true sadistic colours. And that he is a lying scumbag. He wants the gods all in one place and us. He has no intention of giving anyone any thing the he has promised. Though that is eaclty what I expected. All we all have to do to foil his plan is not be there, Take a vacation in the afterlife, far, far away from his influence and all his plans go up in smoke.

It was a nice quest, though I have to ask....am only one who wanted to tell Sliske to do whatever he wanted with the "hostages" while I go grab lunch? Sliske loves games and that would have spoiled it nicely. He may or may not have done anything to them. I think he'd have been too busy trying to get us to go back to do anything. And when he turns Linza into a wight to make his point that he's serious. I'd ask if he thought I should have pickle on my ham sandwiches, or relish?

Yes, he will probably beat me up at that point. And I'll point out that all he has done is delayed me finishing my sandwich. More time for cheesecake ^_^
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24-May-2016 21:41:57 - Last edited on 24-May-2016 21:47:46 by Solanumtinkr

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