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Mod Kat

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Hello!
On Friday at 9PM BST (UK time), we'll be holding a live Q&A with Mod Ash and Mod John A. If you have any questions for them, please post them on the 'Questions' thread here and we'll post the answers here for you to see.
Thanks,
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20-Jul-2010 12:07:50 - Last edited on 20-Jul-2010 14:56:26 by Mod Kat

Mod John A

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2Mat: Any chance we get a Dragon Crossbow in the next dwarf quest? Maybe Dragon Limbs drop by these dragons the drunken dwarf talk of?

You shouldn't pay too much attention to anything the drunken dwarf says! I'm working on the next Red Axe quest at the moment, but I'm not going to give out any information about the rewards at the moment, sorry.

23-Jul-2010 21:05:00

Mod Ash

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Wobble: "Hi, do you know when, approximately, the Kudos Island and Eastern Lands will be released?"

They're not in development at the moment. Andrew feels - and I kinda agree - that we should finish the continent we've got before opening another one in the East, and the Kudos Island is massive graphics project that's going to be hard to schedule with all the other work going on. I'm sorry I can't give a more positive answer :-(

Wendy-sChili: "I have several questions about the Forums, Dungeoneering, and minigames."

Unfortunately neither Mod John A nor I worked on Dungeoneering! We're really not in a position to tell you what those guys are planning to do with it in future. Nor can we tell you much about the running of the forums; we're developers.

Wendy-sChili: "I suggested in June about some adjustments with clan chat."

We're very much aware that RuneScape's clan support is... lacking, to put it mildly. The Game Engine team is planning improvements, although I don't know exactly what.

Wendy-sChili: "This Question is Regarding about Armor Zombies. Can you Verify that The Salve Amulant(e) Does not Stack up with Void?"

Off the top of my head, I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea!

Wendy-sChili: "I am curious about the Castle war ticket system. Why is it when you lose you get 0 tickets ,when you spend 20 minutes?"

Well, you did lose...

23-Jul-2010 21:08:12

Mod John A

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I'm afraid neither Mod Ash nor I are involved in Dungeoneering so we can't really answer questions about that. In general, we'll probably be more use with questions that are about the content we've written.

23-Jul-2010 21:09:36

Mod Ash

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2Mat: "Where did the WOM learn all of those powerful magical habilities, like faster casting and extra damage? Any chance he could teach us some of these also in a future quest?"

He's travelled the world for many years and learnt a lot. I think his biography mentions studying in Varrock library and on Entrana.

It'd certainly be nice for people to go pwning like he does, but it might be a wee bit overpowered as a combat update!

So far, whenever he imparts his magical powers to you, he's done it in the form of XP, and I suspect he'll continue doing that if there are any more quests with him. But new spells might make good rewards too.

23-Jul-2010 21:10:46

Mod John A

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Wendy-sChili: 9) I love the forgotten commander quest. By any chance is there going to be any new books out? Maybe Base on your Quests?

I'm assuming you mean The Chosen Commander, and thanks, I'm glad you liked it. :)

As much as I like the idea, there aren't any books based on my quests in the works I'm afraid.

23-Jul-2010 21:12:09

Mod Ash

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ZarosDivine:
"4 Are any new achievement diaries planned we haven’t seen one in a long time.
5 Can you confirm that we’ll be getting a Tirannwn(elven lands) achievement diary after the quest series finish?
6 Will we ever know how the Thinggummywut looks like? If so will it be in a sequel to Love Story (If there will be one).
12 ... you are making new looks for all armour. Are you making them optimal? (players can choose if they prefer new or old looks)
13 If you can’t answer a question will you run to a developer who know the answer and post the answers in a DB like JaGEx did in the past?"

4. I believe Mod Maz is working on an update to the existing diaries.

5. No idea, sorry!

6. If we come up with a great idea for a future quest/update involving the Thingummywut, I'd expect it'll appear on screen. There are no such plans at the moment.

12. They're extremely unlikely to be optional. Making a piece of kit appear differently to different players is rather hard, and causes more work for your computers trying to decide what to draw. The game engine doesn't even support it at the moment. So if some kit gets updated, unless it comes as two interchangeable items, I'm afraid you're going to have to get used to the new look. The GFX guys will try their hardest to make it awesome.

13. There's only the two of us here from the development team.

23-Jul-2010 21:15:54

Mod John A

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ZarosDivine:

1 Mod John A can you please tell us how the Red axe and the penguins first met eachother?
The Red Axe and the penguins don't work together directly. A few dwarf engineers from the Red Axe left the company at some point in the past, and started working for the penguins, as seen in The Hunt for Red Raktuber.


2 Why does the gnome work for the Red axe?
The Red Axe have brought gnomes in because of their magical abilities. What the exact arrangement between the Red Axe and gnomes is, has yet to be revealed.


3 Has the Red Axe more plans before trying to attack Keldagrim?
I'm fleshing out the Red Axe plans quite a bit in the next dwarf quest. Raising an army to attack Keldagrim is only a part of their plan.


4 Are any new achievement diaries planned we haven’t seen one in a long time.
I think the plan is to keep releasing diaries, but I can't say when.


5 Can you confirm that we’ll be getting a Tirannwn(elven lands) achievement diary after the quest series finish?
I can't say anything about that, sorry.


12 As said yesterday in the twitter QA with mod mark you are making new looks for all armour. Are you making them optimal? (players can choose if they prefer new or old looks)
No, I don't think there are any plans to give players a choice of how a particular item looks. We'll have to try to make a new appearance that everyone likes.

23-Jul-2010 21:18:01

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