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Al-QaeDan

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A) Excepting lodestones, which I believe would be under the control of the respective Kingdoms and their subdivisions and could be closed/restricted when desired, I do not believe teleportation in general to be legitimate. Everyone and their mother should not be capable, in my opinion, from hopping around the world at their leisure. It ruins the immersion, it creates surreal globalisation and it completely eradicates any sense or form of borders. If we lived in a world where anyone could go anywhere whenever they want, we would live in a world of either extreme violence and racism or a world of a single, mixed humanity. RuneScape exists in neither of those paradigms.

But #NotAllTeleports. Everything is circumstantial. Portals that exist in lore, people who have legitimate access to tablets, those who have accesso to spirit trees etc. are legitimate. Everyone and their mother, however, shouldn't.

B) Legitimate, impossible to regulate. In hostile circumstances (such as transporting armies) it must be agreed on by both parties (this requires compromise though so no high hopes here).

C) The only formality required is respect. Sadly, this is lacking. Elsewise, a set of regulations would be necessary, though these will never be followed unless a central authority is recognised e.g. the Land Claims Administration of yore. I am in favour of mayhem rather than the LCA.

All that said,

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05-Sep-2016 19:10:25 - Last edited on 05-Sep-2016 19:10:52 by Al-QaeDan

Browntoes
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Al-QaeDan said:
It ruins the immersion, it creates surreal globalisation and it completely eradicates any sense or form of borders. If we lived in a world where anyone could go anywhere whenever they want, we would live in a world of either extreme violence and racism...


Almost as if there were a massive war between several factions across the known world.

All joking aside, everyone shouldn't be able to teleport. It'd likely be expensive and reserved for characters willing to dump a ton of money on tablets and runes, or time to master the skill. On one hand, I'm not down with policing other peoples' characters, but it does ruin the immersion when homeless people disappear in a dazzling flash of light.

I'm not opposed to dumping armies of troops via teleportation. It's been done in the game's lore before, so seems alrighty to me. As long as it's agreed on and all is fair blah blah blah

What irks me is that people seem to teleport everywhere when most of the world is teleblocked. There's really not much lore on the Abyssal Services Department, but I'd imagine one would need to do more than fill out some paperwork before teleporting to their Super Special Secret Base of Dastardly Doings. According to Mr. Mordaut's letter in Postbag from the Hedge 33, those that teleport using less conventional methods usually do so without the Department's knowledge.
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06-Sep-2016 14:27:16 - Last edited on 06-Sep-2016 14:36:46 by Browntoes

Sodden Hound
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CrocoNuts said:
Sodden Hound said:
Go nuts

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06-Sep-2016 19:46:38

Kittyphantom

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I think in-lore teleporting is generally wizard stuff, not for the common folk. Interestingly in the novels, Betrayal at Falador establishes the castle has restrictions on people teleporting in (to prevent enemy attack). (Which is what makes the mysterious girl's Ring of Life interesting - A normal Ring of Life shouldn't be able to get her in, but a set of special Rings of Life distributed to Temple agents decades ago...)

...Then in either the 2nd or 3rd book, I forget which, some character (not a knight) is like "The wizards are said to have ways of transporting themselves over great distances" or whatever, suggesting teleportation is something the common folk are only vaguely aware of. Though I guess the Knights of Falador know about it, going by Book 1?
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07-Sep-2016 01:34:04

Vekon
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Sodden Hound said:
CrocoNuts said:
Sodden Hound said:
Go nuts

Thanks for the good vibes!

I am like the most liberal person when it comes to magic
Basically an anarchist
Like time magic?? Go nuts
Lightning?? Heck ya
Fire that burns the soul???? Yes slayy them


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