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Mod Maylea

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@Vince Page 26
Seeing how my first question was answered. I still want to know this.
Is there any chance that the drop rate for Champ Scrolls will be improved? I don't mind it being rare, just not stupidly rare. Maybe make it the same, if not slightly more often, then an Abyssal Whip?
Thanks if you could answer that. I won't hate you for it if there is nothing you can do about it :P

We discussed the drop rate with Mod Mark when I was writing the last update, and what came out is that this is a very special game with very set rules, and although the idea of having varying drop rates for example, was not a bad idea, it wasn't for this project. It does make that game for the elite of the over-patient, but the rarity of the drop rate makes the achievement worth more to those who've achieved it.
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28-Sep-2010 22:56:58

Mod Maylea

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@Luckstrong page 25
Hello Mod Maylea!
I have a few simple questions.
1) Was there any rewards removed from the rewards last minute due to the Z-buffering problems?

No. There was an issue with the trim of the god platelegs in the inventory icons, and quite a few other items... Long story short, it'll be fixed soon :)
2) (If you knew) Where you surprised when some of us figured out the Celtic Knot Puzzle before it was even released?
It's fortunately not the most difficult concept to grasp ever. What makes it so special is that it has quite a lot of random parameters, but is still always completable! Sometimes when you've matched two rings the third one never matches, and that's because some rings match in more that one way. Hopefully that way it won't get tiring too quickly.
Thanks for your time!
-Luckstrong

You're welcome!
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28-Sep-2010 23:10:07

Mod Maylea

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@Thermidor Page 25
I was wondering has the 100% chance of clue item changed the rarity of any of the old items in any way. I seen you say each item has a % chance of being given so did all old item keep this precentage after update and is the 100% clue specific reward only applying to the one time use items such as biscuits, meerkats, teleports etc.

No, I've spent quite a long time adjusting all the rates to make sure that despite adding new items (even despite adding new rares to existing rare tables, like the dragon masks) the rates of all the rare items remained unchanged. It makes the code look funny, because instead of the old (and this is not actually taken from the code, it's just an example to give you an idea) 1/20 chance to branch into this subtable, you now have a 60/1000 chance to branch into this bigger upgraded subtable, but the individual chance of each item in the drop table remains the same. You should have seen the spreadsheet :p
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28-Sep-2010 23:16:33

Mod Maylea

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@LordofTrust Page 26
By the way I'm sorry if I mainly seem to reply to the latest questions, trawling though the other X pages takes a fair while and I'm getting quite tired. I think I'll do a few more but will probably go home at some point not too late.

Hi! I hope i am not too late, accidently went and pwned -died- on Arcanists for a few hours!
Well, here are my questions, i'll keep them short and simple!
1) What inspired you to create this new brand of Treasure Trails? I thought it was ending at Hard, i wasn't expecting this at all!

The treasure trails were due an update, and there were many reasons to create a new level of trails
- We wanted to reward the Boss fighters out there.
- We wanted to add new challenges, and retrofitting it into the other levels of trails was going to take too much time. Besides, it was nice to just offer a pretty new trail experience. I was keen on my celtic knots (still am!). I wanted to create a new puzzle which contained something I like, you see.
2) If you could have introduced just one more item, what would it have been?
Well the god bows almost didn't make it into the final batch... I had to insist to get it approved. Most of the rest made it, although a fair bit of the rewards were suggested by the previous curator of the treasure trails. Including the heraldic body and legs, the druidic robes. And Mod Mark's got a few in too. I got my fox mask, my meerkats <3, my god bows.
Do you know, I'd quite like a wolf tail. But Z-buffer or not, it would glitch with every cape ever!
3) What made you create a new range of Godly Armour? Seeing as Bandos and Armadyl armour exsist allready, surely we are to expect Saradomin and Zamorak stuff too!
It wasn't really a new range of godly armour, as existing godly armour extended to other gods. The idea behind it is, It can be useful, it offers followers of various gods more way to express themselves, and it has a very low graphics cost - Bonus!
Thank you if you answer any of my questions, i know you are probably starting to get tired at this time of night, so you don't have to answer!
Also, you did work on Stealing Creation?? -HUGS-
Thanks!

Woot, free hugs! :D
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28-Sep-2010 23:34:47

Mod Maylea

Mod Maylea

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Another quick batch of FAQs;
1 - What about armour for other gods, Seren, Desert gods etc?
Time will tell. I have the feeling it could get a bit silly if we do it for all gods, but we might just have new god-specific items for those - Although I'd hate to clash with quest storylines!
2 - Why did the chicken cross the road?
Urgh, it's too late for me to try and be witty.
Why don't you ask the chicken instead?
3 - What are you working on at the moment?
It's secret. I can probably get away with saying it's a quest and it may or may not have anything to do with midgets. If I can't get away with saying that, well it was nice knowing you all :)
4 - Any hints about future updates?
Oh come on, you should know the answer by now! No. At least I am not telling :p
5 - Scrolls in dungeoneering?
Technically, I can't see that happening easily but you'd really have to ask the dungeoneering guys, I think.
6 - Wardrobe for emote clues secondaries?
Nice idea with technical limitations - We still need space on the server to save all that data, and the more spaces we create like that, the more data we need to store. Trickiest bit is what would happen if we ever decide to change what items you need for clues again...
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28-Sep-2010 23:52:47

Mod Maylea

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Too many good questions I want to answer... Only a few more and I go home
@Elite Clue
1, i think ive heard something about the 3rd age druid set.. like if you wear the full druid set you get some special power or something?
You look like an ancient druid. There is no set bonus at the moment, or plans to add one as far as I know.
2, was this your favourite project at jagex? if not, what was?
It was pretty cool. I loved the celtic knot puzzle because it's a bit of my tastes in the the game. Although I still remember fondly Christmas 08 with my pesky snow imps which all had a name and talked to each other :)
3, how long did it take to finish the treashure trail update?
Quite a long time. I started concepting the celtic knot puzzles in December last year.
4, can you give us any nice hints about soon to come future updates? maybe a smithing update hint? :D
5, what are you working on now?
I answered these two earlier :)
6, any possibility you can add frost dragons as elite dropper?
Possible. I'd have to discuss it with Mod Mark. We'd probably do it as part of a batch of updates though, probably not as a 1-off.
7, like my awsome epic name? :D
Very nice :)
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28-Sep-2010 23:59:33

Mod Maylea

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@Altecice
1) Why do godblessed sets of D'hide require a defense level when the normal and trimmed versions of them do not? eg, Sara chaps require 40 defense to equip yet normal & trimmed versions do not? I find this quite dumb

Good question. This existed before I took on the project, so I do not know.
@Saffyre Moon
Q - Why is it, when there is a wealth of different types of self contained puzzles is the only option a slider puzzle?

I had suggested a few more ideas for new puzzles, but Mod Mark was quite keen to reuse the sliding puzzles because they work quite well in that fansites can't really help, and the code for them was already all written, so I could spend more time coding other things.

@Lazar Beam
A lot of the clues we see are very static, meaning you get the same clues over and over again. Can we expect an update in which the clues are dynamic?
For example, we know we always have to wield an uncharged glory, ring of life, and addy 2h when we dance in front of the cat door in Sophanem. I would love to see the items completely randomized to make the clues more difficult (perhaps, as a result, better rewards as well?)
This would work, too, with coordinates - there just needs to be a list of coordinates which are not reachable that we would not obtain.

I did this for the elite trails but retrofitting the system to existing clues would take an insane amount of work. Not that I'm lazy, but we do consider the time spent vs player benefit when approving projects.
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29-Sep-2010 00:06:44

Mod Maylea

Mod Maylea

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Ah yes, last generic questions for the road:
New god armours, why aren't they F2P?
Well as it's been mentioned a few times, this is purely a storyline thing. Bandos, Armadyl and Ancient :p are introduced and tied to Members only quests, and therefore it makes no storyline sense to have them as F2P. And this is RuneScape. The story does still matters, sometimes!
Now I really apologise for all the awesome questions I didn't have time to answer, would like to thank you all for your support but it's about time I took a well deserved rest before I start again tomorrow. Well later today...
Good night everybody and I hope this helped!
Mod Maylea
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29-Sep-2010 00:12:06

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