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Saint Benjy
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Does anyone know the timeframe for releasing Fossil Island (and possibly Zeah) in RS3? Can we expect them by 2020? (probably not) By what about 2025?

I feel that these should be at least a medium priority to synchronize content across both games. The implementation of these should be fairly straightforwards (meaning less development time than if they were made from scratch), since OSRS can be used as a prototype.

These areas probably shouldn't be as content-packed as Priffindas (which in my opinion was overdone) or even Menaphos, (although Menaphos's content didn't hold interest for very long) and wouldn't even need to match their OSRS versions upon release. It would just be nice to explore all of Gielinor in one game.

EDIT:

Ultimately, I believe that adding Zeah is inevitable. With mainland content being packed denser and denser (think minigames to tile ratio), the only alternative is scaling up the entire continent (which would be good, but Jagex has stated that they don't want to go there)

Okay, to clarify things, I am aware that Jagex is currently doing reworks instead of adding new content. This thread's specific purpose is two fold:
(A) Obtain a rough idea of how long this rework phase will last and
(B) Determine the scale of priority of new areas to be added

Finally, my suggestion for a 6th-age quest that starts off the rise of Xeric in RS3 is: 185-186-256-66091441.

30-Dec-2018 03:01:55 - Last edited on 05-May-2019 08:14:52 by Saint Benjy

Deltaslug

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I don't think they are coming to RS3 much like how the Wushanko Isles might not come to OSRS.

Remember, both games have diverged enough that you can't really mix and match anymore.

Plus, some of the main champions for certain pieces of content are no longer at Jagex, or have moved from RS3 to OSRS (Mod Maz for example was one of the "custodians" for the Fossil/Kudos Island concept).

Next, RS3 dev is sadly slower than OSRS.
RS3 doesn't poll like OSRS does.
And concepts like Zeah and Fossil Island don't poll quite as highly on RS3 as other content.

Plus, RS3 has several existing storylines (ones going back to even the creation of OSRS) to finish AND several newer storylines (ie: Dragonkin, Elder Gods).

So when you look at dev resources to go around ..... it's just not there .... and there are other things to work on.

30-Dec-2018 15:51:47

Dilbert2001
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RS3 developers already said they would rather not to spend their precious time on new useless and featureless new maps. They are not going to make another useless OSRS land with the same useless and existing content in RS3 already.

They make iconic game content like PoF and further enhancements, M&S reworks, Achievements among other large scale secret projects like the ones their Black Op and Faith teams are working on. They don't just blindly create a useless piece of land and put the incredibly boring same old farming patches, agility courses, kill-mob-loot-mob features there and call it a masterpiece. :D

30-Dec-2018 18:09:01

Shooter Mann

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but the wushanako islands are already boring and featureless. id rather have a dragon slayer 2 quest on a new island with trees and slayer monsters and stuff and more archeoogy quests than a bunch of stupid empty islands with nothing to do on them and no people or quests.

31-Dec-2018 01:44:10

Dilbert2001
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Shooter Mann said:
but the wushanako islands are already boring and featureless. id rather have a dragon slayer 2 quest on a new island with trees and slayer monsters and stuff and more archeoogy quests than a bunch of stupid empty islands with nothing to do on them and no people or quests.


The Arc is not featureless at all. In fact, it comes with its own currencies and economies, achievement diary, new items as well as (although you may not notice) quests (not just one but several) and slayer mobs too. :D

Yet, if Jagex made another The Arc with really nothing to do except just a Dragon Slayer 2 "quest" and a few trees, they may very well just put that quest and trees in existing maps. There is no point to make a dummy map just to put boring and redundant existing game features there.

Think we have PoF in RS3 that most players enjoy more than the boring farming patches mechanics we had like 10 years ago... we are going to have new non-competitive mining and newest and greatest high end armors and weapons with M&S rework in a few days... we have fun and self-satisfying achievements than just the stupid xp and levels only "hiscores" that no modern players even care... why do we still want a stupid dummy island with antiquated farming, mining, smithing and grinding features even our grandparents frown upon nowadays? :D

31-Dec-2018 02:44:52

Trevopada
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Both games are different enough now that this won't happen - but I do hope that the RS3 team takes OSRS successes as learning points. It's been about 2 years now since OSRS has become more popular than RS3 and I think their direction has much to do with it.

I would like to see fossil island and Monkey Madness 2 as an example, these are updates I'd really look forward to in RS3. Chiefs Assistant 2 is something I'm really looking forward to because its combines a nostalgic feel with the ever evolving game.
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31-Dec-2018 17:52:44

Miu

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While "Zeah in the 6th Age" was a possible idea in the interest survey a few months back, I believe that adding Zeah to RS3 would detract from both RS3's and OSRS's uniqueness.

Zeah was a place without the influence of gods, though, so with the 6th age, if it does get in it might be very different.

Totally think fossil island should come to RS3, as we've been waiting for years. Could even be tied to a new (elite) skill.

OSRS is getting priffdinas though, so anything is possible.
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31-Dec-2018 18:16:41

Saint Benjy
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Saint Benjy said:
Deltaslug said:
I don't think they are coming to RS3 much like how the Wushanko Isles might not come to OSRS.

Remember, both games have diverged enough that you can't really mix and match anymore.


Just because something has diverged doesn't mean you can't mix and match. There is very little content in OSRS and RS3 that can't be imported to the other game. RS3
already has
Kudos, so fossil island/kudos island is inevitable at some point in the future.


Dilbert2001 said:
RS3 developers already said they would rather not to spend their precious time on new useless and featureless new maps. They are not going to make another useless OSRS land with the same useless and existing content in RS3 already.

They make iconic game content like PoF and further enhancements, M&S reworks, Achievements among other large scale secret projects like the ones their Black Op and Faith teams are working on. They don't just blindly create a useless piece of land and put the incredibly boring same old farming patches, agility courses, kill-mob-loot-mob features there and call it a masterpiece. :D


You completely missed the point. First of all, POF is not iconic; it's bad. I've played through it and I just find it really dumb. It's like they tried to make a pokémon system and failed completely...

Adding Kourend to RS3 would be far from useless, even if it was on initial release. The main continent of Geilinor is getting really, really crowded. If they don't add Kourend (and move some of the mainland content there), then they have to scale up the mainland (which they really don't want to do!) But ultimately, it's inevitable.

01-Jan-2019 03:12:55 - Last edited on 01-Jan-2019 03:21:26 by Saint Benjy

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