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Davidsoná32
May Member 2019

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The most recent gnome storyline quest, purported as the penultimate gnome quest, "Prisoner of Glouphrie", was released in February 2011. Over EIGHT. YEARS. AGO. We still have yet to see the finale of the Glouphrie/Glouph/the gnomes of the Grand Tree and the Village story eight years later, and we still do not have the promised access to the underground city of Arposandra.

I'm pretty sure Jagex has just totally forgotten they had intended to do this, and are now too far into the sixth age sliske's aftermath/dragonkin mess to even go back, but it feels like a missed opportunity. The second most recent gnome quest, "Path of Glouphrie", is listed as a fifth age quest. "Prisoner of Glouphrie", on the other hand, is listed as "ambiguous", so I hold on to a tiny shred of hope.

02-Jun-2019 08:08:55

Blondfire
May Member 2015

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I'm right with you david, I miss the gnome quests so much and I think we are long overdue to finish the storyline. I almost lost hope when I was with people and we were all talking about quests, and when I said I want a gnome quest they all laughed at me. Gnome lover and proud. :@

02-Jun-2019 08:58:54

LordáDrakan
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I'm with you but the next quest definitely shouldn't be the finale, because there is too much to wrap up and Prisoner set up almost nothing. Things to deal with, amongst others, are:

- Fate of Glouphrie/Glouck
- Involvement of Glough and the saboteur
- Do the monkeys still want to wage war
- Seeing more of Arposandra
- Red Axe crossovers
- Involvement of Glophren and Karam, if any
- Bonzara?!?! (admittedly not very relevant)
- Who killed Argento
- Waydar and Caranock are still out there
- Khazard war is still on

This is all too much to do in one quest that doesn't feel horribly rushed, unless it's at least as big as WGS (i.e. a year's development time). We need at least two more quests.

I really want a gnome continuation, but also Elemental Workshop (it's also been eight years...). That needs 5 or 6 more quests to finish and they should be easier to make (shorter, less story-heavy, mostly about puzzles). At the current rate, we will not even live to see the EW finale this century...

The worst offender is, of course, the Varrock druids' circle storyline. Its introduction quest Druidic Ritual got reworked out of the story and poor Sanfew has been saying "we'll contact you soon for the next step" after Eadgar's Ruse, indicating a sequel, for the past sixteen years. Imagine that.
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03-Jun-2019 09:38:39

Giras
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How come nobody ever mentions how Khazard was not the aggressor in their war? The Gnomes attacked him without provocation when humans began settling on unoccupied and unmarked land, the gnomes used that as an excuse to declare war on the human "invaders." Like, it would be totally justified for us to just let the gnomes reap what they've sown and allow Khazard to roll over the gnomes.
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09-Jun-2019 21:55:48

LordáDrakan
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Giras said:
How come nobody ever mentions how Khazard was not the aggressor in their war? The Gnomes attacked him without provocation when humans began settling on unoccupied and unmarked land, the gnomes used that as an excuse to declare war on the human "invaders." Like, it would be totally justified for us to just let the gnomes reap what they've sown and allow Khazard to roll over the gnomes.

In fairness to them, Bolrie only started the war because he was tricked by Glouphrie. But yeah, they started it because Glouphrie suggested the potential threat posed by humans (another nod to Glough). That said, Khazard would probably have attacked them at some point anyway.
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10-Jun-2019 10:39:11

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