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Chaos Lupus

Chaos Lupus

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This is how I would have handled it:

First of all, every existing Fifth Age quest series would have been completed prior to TWW to ensure focus on the Sixth Age once it finally did roll around and eliminate the need to work around unfinished stories.

Secondly, the world gate should have been introduced as low level content right from the beginning, so that other planes aren't locked behind a lengthy list of requirements.

Third, a small series of quests should have been entirely devoted to each of the young major gods (Zamorak, Saradomin, Bandos, Armadyl) and their factions. This would allow players to really get a feel for each god's personality, ideology, and history in depth, as well as the culture of their followers, before making any major decisions. No gods getting killed off pre-maturely. These could then have culminated in a MPD-styled quest which would have brought all of the gods into contact for the first time since the Third Age. And of course, the second Gielinorian God Wars would commence.

Fourth, world events should never have been a thing. They were all a flop, the story and the mechanics. Instead of doing a series of temporary events, there should have been an ongoing conflict, ensuring that the God Wars actually feel like wars. The entire world of Gielinor would have been involved. Each additional quest released in the series following MPD would drastically alter the landscape and the tide of the war. The dragonkin would also be involved throughout, without requiring their own pillar. Zaros and Seren would be introduced toward the end of the series, bringing with them closure to end of this particular series and sparking the events that lead to the elder god series.

So basically, my three story pillars would have been,

1.) Individual young gods/factions

2.) God wars

3.) Elder gods
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

22-Nov-2016 22:46:18 - Last edited on 22-Nov-2016 22:46:41 by Chaos Lupus

Chaos Lupus

Chaos Lupus

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Raxxess said:
Hazeel said:
Garlandia made it to another world via portal...she just snuck in with the others. Not too hard. That said, she was poorly timed. Why are we hearing about Saradomin in a Armadyl vs Bandos event? Why not instead show us a group of Godless Aviansie who want to save their people from Armadyl's warmongering? Or perhaps some Goblins who feel that Bandos is unfit for rule and keeping them from their true potential as a warrior race?


That still doesn't make any sense how did she sneak into a portal? How did she get off the island she was deserted on?

It doesn't really make sense why she was in World Event 2 but then again as the mod quotes and then the podcast on Saradomin indicated, she wasn't put in to make sense, to have a real story that gets expanded on, or to be of anything other than a balancing act to balance out Saradomin in world events. Seeing as her faction did the best in WE3 and the faction she was created to reduce did the worst so in truth her character was a complete success on what the intention of putting her in was for, it sounds like from the podcast though they get that people didn't like it and they are going to give Saradomin better treatment, but anything they promise on Saradomin has to be taken with a pretty large grain of salt.


1.) Saradomin has always been less popular than Zamorak and Armadyl as far as god emissary alignment goes.

2.) The Godless faction may as well have been the "other" option in that event. And they had Vorago.

3.) The average player has no idea who Garlandia is.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

30-Nov-2016 02:49:38

Chaos Lupus

Chaos Lupus

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CD_Paladin_C said:
@Chaos

Oh stop it the average player does know, there's a reason why a certain faction last placed 29 out of the 30 days during world event 3.


You seriously overestimate the average player. Go talk to random people out skilling, bossing, etc. They're clueless. Most people don't even know what an icyene is in the first place.

And yes, there is a reason. There are more Zamorakian and Armadylean players than there are Saradominists, and everyone else joined the Godless.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

01-Dec-2016 17:17:12

Chaos Lupus

Chaos Lupus

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CD_Paladin_C said:
Chaos Lupus said:
CD_Paladin_C said:
@Chaos

Oh stop it the average player does know, there's a reason why a certain faction last placed 29 out of the 30 days during world event 3.


You seriously overestimate the average player. Go talk to random people out skilling, bossing, etc. They're clueless. Most people don't even know what an icyene is in the first place.

And yes, there is a reason. There are more Zamorakian and Armadylean players than there are Saradominists, and everyone else joined the Godless.


Last time I was told that I overestimated the average player the context was, was that Saradomin was going to win the sixth age due to ignorance of the average player and we saw how well that went during World event 3. Infact it was that exact comment why I work as hard as I do to dispel that ignorance.


Was anyone actually expecting for Saradomin to win a world event while competing against three other factions? And if so, I don't see how that pertains at all to the complete ignorance of the average player.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

01-Dec-2016 17:41:42

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