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Lucina

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I'm really glad that the PoH update is finally coming, but after reading the blog, I find myself wondering why things like the Quest Log and mounted Quest Cape aren't located in the Quest Hall?
It feels like the new Achievement Gallery -- while useful -- is somewhat crowded.
With that considered, as well as the inclusion of a mounted Glory (in addition to other numerous resources) in the new room, is there any functional reason to build a Quest Hall after this update? Or will it become the next Skill Hall?

09-Aug-2016 16:37:34 - Last edited on 09-Aug-2016 16:42:18 by Lucina

Icycle

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Based on the current coding rules of designing POH rooms, Jagex can't add any more hotspots to the quest hall - it's maxed out at 7 hotspots. There are supposedly ways around limits like this in certain cases, but Jagex hasn't explained them.

The skill hall only has 6 hotspots right now, though, so it could be expanded on.


Expanding on existing POH rooms is a fantastic idea in my opinion (like making skill halls have a use besides staircases and adding tougher bosses to POH treasure rooms), but it seems to be a low priority to other people.

09-Aug-2016 23:51:29

Ferocire

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ecause the maul doesn't need spec to be a KO weapon. AGS does. Regardless of if it is inferior to the spec K0 wise, it's going to be more consistent because it lacks needing to spec. AGS is devalued past all of that, and we need to stop devaluing the game.


That's not true either. Plenty of people uses the regular attacks from AGS to combo with after they've used their specs. If they use the maul though, most will be limited to using much less reliable specs like dds.
OSRS Mage Tank.


Believe magic to only be for support? Think again. It's just as valid of a Pking style as melee and range is.

09-Aug-2016 23:53:58

Lucina

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Icycle said:
Based on the current coding rules of designing POH rooms, Jagex can't add any more hotspots to the quest hall - it's maxed out at 7 hotspots. There are supposedly ways around limits like this in certain cases, but Jagex hasn't explained them.

The skill hall only has 6 hotspots right now, though, so it could be expanded on.


Expanding on existing POH rooms is a fantastic idea in my opinion (like making skill halls have a use besides staircases and adding tougher bosses to POH treasure rooms), but it seems to be a low priority to other people.


Yes, I appreciate the first point. But wouldn't you agree that the existing hotspots in the Quest Hall could be expanded to include the things I mentioned? For example, the "map" hotspot has three existing options, with an increasing QP requirement to purchase them. Could this not also accommodate, for instance, the proposed Quest Log?

I just think the update could be distributed a little more "evenly" amongst existing content, rather than piling everything into one new feature just for the sake of it being new.

10-Aug-2016 04:06:37

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OMG!!! I am so excited about the POH updates!!!!! Construction has always always been my favorite skill and these updates are so very cool. Although I have my construction cape in r3, I haven't got it yet in osrs. But, obviously, with these updates, I am so psyched; guess what is on my list of things to do??? haha, I can't wait!!

Way to go Jagex and to all those players who recommended the updates ! Great JOB!!!!
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10-Aug-2016 23:44:22

Icycle

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Lucina said:

Yes, I appreciate the first point. But wouldn't you agree that the existing hotspots in the Quest Hall could be expanded to include the things I mentioned? For example, the "map" hotspot has three existing options, with an increasing QP requirement to purchase them. Could this not also accommodate, for instance, the proposed Quest Log?

I just think the update could be distributed a little more "evenly" amongst existing content, rather than piling everything into one new feature just for the sake of it being new.


The full list of hotspot limitations to POH rooms Jagex has explained so far are:
-Each room can have up to 7 different hotspots.
-Up to 3 of those 7 hotspots can offer up to 7 options each.
-The remaining hotspots can offer up to 3 options each.

So far, no existing POH room has exceeded any of these limitations. The upcoming Achievement Gallery seems to break the 2nd limitation, though (offering 8 or more options for the mounted cape hotspot). I wish Jagex would explain how they plan to pull that off.


But to answer your questions, yes, the quest hall technically has some room for expansion. The portrait hotspot could fit 3 more options and the landscape hotspot could fit 2 more options. The map hotspot is at its limit.
If you have a suggestion to expand the quest hall via the portrait or landscape hotspots, by all means do so.
I'd be very interested to see it.

11-Aug-2016 00:16:36

Lucina

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Icycle said:

The full list of hotspot limitations to POH rooms Jagex has explained so far are:
-Each room can have up to 7 different hotspots.
-Up to 3 of those 7 hotspots can offer up to 7 options each.
-The remaining hotspots can offer up to 3 options each.

So far, no existing POH room has exceeded any of these limitations. The upcoming Achievement Gallery seems to break the 2nd limitation, though (offering 8 or more options for the mounted cape hotspot). I wish Jagex would explain how they plan to pull that off.


But to answer your questions, yes, the quest hall technically has some room for expansion. The portrait hotspot could fit 3 more options and the landscape hotspot could fit 2 more options. The map hotspot is at its limit.
If you have a suggestion to expand the quest hall via the portrait or landscape hotspots, by all means do so.
I'd be very interested to see it.


Ah, I see. I was unaware that there were such constraints on POH rooms, or that they were even made public. Thanks for letting me know.

The exception made for the Achievement Gallery is indeed curious.

In the case of the Quest Hall, I'd then suggest repurposing the Bookcase hotspot to accommodate something more useful. My reasoning is that two other (and, arguably, more fitting) rooms feature the exact same hotspot, being the Study and the Parlour.


EDIT: As of yesterday's Q&A, Kieren mentioned that they are now able to add more hotspots to rooms and have more options available to each hotspot.

11-Aug-2016 06:48:22 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2016 15:47:03 by Lucina

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