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0neness

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Imagine having to test different boss with twisted bow, even on a demi-skilling boss such as Hespori, which otherwise should be killed using melee or an axe.

Remember that when MA2 was introduced, it was not in flow with the lore that the NPC respective to their gods can only be killed using their own god spells? Great enough, twisted bow can immediately shorten the time taken to kill the MA2 bosses which otherwise takes a long time for god spells + charge and splash often. Although the usage of twisted bow was nerfed for MA2 but yet it deals considerable damage, still deals a fair bit of damage over normal means.

What does it says about the twisted bow? Everyone says it's an expensive and prized weapon no doubt. However, I feel niche is not an excuse for this single-handedly overpowered weapon to exist as a crutch even for people with the money to buy it.

Nonetheless, this kind of mistake would not have had happened if twisted bow was not a choice to be introduced into this game.

28-Feb-2019 14:52:32 - Last edited on 28-Feb-2019 14:53:37 by 0neness

Sei Asagiri
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Sei Asagiri

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I believe his point is that Twisted Bow existing causes unnecessary burden on new content creation because Jagex has to account for what this overbearing item can do. For example if a boss with a high mage level is introduced and they don't want it melting, they have to make it immune to range. This isn't really fair to most rangers, but in order to ensure the boss isn't easy mode they have to block out all range to avoid it melting to the Twisted Bow users.

Honestly I have to agree. This is the same reason I'm not a fan of items like divine. ANY item that can warp entire game mechanics has an invisible impact on development and stifles creativity for new content if balance is to be maintained. Just look at General Graardor--they had to do lots of tweaking to make sure it couldn't be gunned down by the Twisted Bow with ease when he's supposed to be extremely resistant to range, and the measures taken to fix this problem are not entirely keeping with his original design. Now imagine all the content that could have been added to the game that got scrapped or changed because of this item... Kinda makes me sad, or wistful at best.

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0neness

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Sei Asagiri said:


[Appreciated your opinions]



Hey, thank you for sharing your honest opinion about this. To make it clear, I am not agreeing simply because you've made a very objective point about the impact of twisted bow's introduction.

It angers a part of me that certain content comes out with an intention to balance it around specific weapon when the game itself already has a healthy balance before the introduction of these weapons/gears.

Furthermore, the "bug" that caused twisted bow to spawn outside of farming guild is super suspicious. Knowing it was meant to be tested for Hespori, it makes me disappointed that content in this game is different because of the weapon's existence. I don't hide the fact that I hated this weapon and I wished this idea was never suggested in the first place for playerbase's selfishness to change this game beyond recognition.
(This is not to say updates are bad. Good updates/professional planning can lengthen the lifespan of a game, bad/poor planning updates can poison a game's lifespan. Others, please do not make false assumptions about my statements)

Besides this, I also wish to express that this game is no longer the same. Not making it wrong or right. It's simply that it's motivation and culture does not align with my character hence I do not play anymore.

If anybody wish to make sweeping statements about my remarks, I can report their post to the forum help to let the fmods deal with them at their judgement. I am not bothered to entertain the wrong type of attitude on this forum.

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