Enhancing Combat and PVP

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Stoic n Vain

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I've compiled a page of ideas created by others and myself that I believe will enhance combat and improve the state of PVP. Enjoy and comment.

Untradeables on death in the wilderness need a rework!

It is so irritating having to run all throughout Gielinor to buy back/re-obtain your untradable items when you lose them in the wilderness. Here is my solution:

Mandrith wants to encourage your pking by making item reclaims STRESS-FREE ^_^

For example: if you die in the wilderness with a fire cape, 100k gp drops for your opponent, and your fire cape gets sent to Mandrith. He will sell it back to you for 100k. This will include all non-tradeables used to pk with, with varying prices depending on the items tier.

I want to make this clear: I dont want this service to be a money sink, when you die with untradable items, your opponent will get the exact coin stack required to reclaim them from mandrith. Money sinking is a hindrance to pvp that should END!

I understand that my proposed idea has potential for abuse and here is my solution:

If you lose an untradable item and have not paid Mandrith the reclaim fee, all further deaths with this specific item will award your opponent the current in-game "untradable item converted-to-coin" drop on death. This will prevent untradeables being farmed for GP.

Examples of untradeables:
Ava's accumulator, fire cape, tok-haar capes, mage arena god capes, god books, korasi sword, fighter torso/barb gear, warpriest, void, blisterwood, surgeon ring, 6th age circuit, excalibur, balmung, barrel chest anchor, dungeoneering gear such as ring of vigour/amulet of zealots/brawler necklace chaotic gear, blood fury necklace, treasure hunter tier-changeable weapons/armour, lunar gear. ETC

Not only does this solve the hassle of retrieving your items, it also makes pking said items profitable.
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06-Oct-2016 04:26:37 - Last edited on 19-Oct-2018 07:12:20 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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I saw a thread about debilitate, created by dEtOnAtE. He mentioned that most defensive abilities have a 100% chance of working, with the exceptions of bash and debilitate. I really love how your defensive abilities for the most part, don’t require RNG and instead require skill and timing.

He had a video of a friend anticipating his opponent's following large burst of damage by using his debilitate ability. It missed, and he died instantly, from full health. I feel that this is unfair and debilitate should have a 100% hit chance, in line with defence’s other abilities.

Onslaught (melee change)

Currently, all your opponent has to do is walk one square to render this ultimate ability completely useless for melee in skilled pvp. Make it so melee users follow their opponent when using the onslaught ability. Currently, it's far too easy to interrupt and avoid.

Either that, or have it so onslaught does not go by your weapon's reach as melee (you can cast it at a distance, just like mage/range can).

Archmage MC said:
Archmage MC said:
Some skills feel very clunky with the Runescape combat system due to needing to wait for your GCD to finish before you can use them where other games would have them off the GCD so you can react to something your opponent does.

I'm talking about defensive skills like Freedom. To make the game flow better and not feel as clunky, reactive skills like this should have their adrenaline addition removed and be taken off the GCD. It would make PvP far more fun and the like and allow you to have more 'snappy' bosses/boss mechanics.

Provoke was recently taken off of the global cooldown and oh boy, how well it works!
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06-Oct-2016 04:26:47 - Last edited on 26-Nov-2018 22:44:07 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Mej said:
Mej said:
when switching a weapon or armour piece, all thresholds and ultimates go on a global cooldown- you can still use a basic immediately after switching.

I really like this idea as currently in pvp, you don't have time to react when your opponent's items are switched.
If you can't react, you can't develop a strategy.

An example of current combat:

Player A is using a short bow. Player A switches to a staff and instantly asphyxiates player B. Player B dies.

An example of proposed updated combat:

Player A is using a short bow. Player A switches to a staff and does a basic ability. Player B realizes the threat of asphyxiate and responds by anticipating. Player A asphyxiates. Player B does a basic stun to counter the asphyxiation. The strategic battle continues.

This is how combat

If you HAD to use at least one basic ability after switching a weapon, your opponent would actually have a chance of defending themselves against the upcoming powerful thresholds.

Currently in pvp, you have to guess when your opponent will switch his/her weapon. Pvp should be less of a guessing game and more a battle of reaction time and strategy. In the early days, all abilities went on a global cool down when an item was switched. This made switches incredibly irritating and it shouldn't go back to that. Putting only thresholds/ultimates on a short cool down and not basics is the way to make pvp better. Combat flows and players will now be able to react,
creating strategy
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06-Oct-2016 04:26:56 - Last edited on 26-Nov-2018 22:45:06 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Pvp made more rewarding by Galahad Sir

"It's a
based on:

damage done

damage blocked
(which means you get more rewards if your opponent tries)
damage avoided by abilities
(again the more they try, the more abilities like e.g. Debilitate reduce damage)

The trick to having enough people is to make the rewards good enough, and fairly distributed enough, that
everyone, good or bad, sees it as a way to profit

- Elo Random queue for opponents means you always have a chance at winning and can't choose to fight your friends/alts
- Kill: Death ratio gets you a bigger share of profitable rewards.
- Ongoing rewards like PvM, not just one time unlocks."

Very interesting way to make your pvp efforts more rewarding. Please have a look at his extensive post on reddit for more details, it's on page two of his thread.
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06-Oct-2016 04:27:03 - Last edited on 19-Oct-2018 07:34:05 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Add BH rewards to mobs in wild by Terror Dogs
Stoic n Vain said:Stoic n Vain said:
It's a good idea.

I'd like to add some things.

Since this is BH related, I think the BH reward drops should be restricted to BH worlds only. This way, it will funnel the players hunting for BH drops into BH worlds only, increasing the amount of players on BH worlds and justifying the risk/reward! It will also mean that players good at pvp will be more likely to survive and be deserving of the BH rewards they receive.

The chance of receiving BH drops from PVE should be made a formula and increase by these factors:

- your amount of risk upon immediate death (determined by GE values). Having protect item active will therefore lessen your BH loot chance.
- how deep you are in the wilderness (past 30 is when it starts getting more significant)
- the combat level/difficulty of the monster you killed

For example: a player risking full steel, killing giant rats in level 2 wilderness would have about a 1/2,000,000 chance of receiving a BH reward drop.

A player risking full bandos, killing the chaos elemental in level 54 wilderness would have a 1/2000 chance of receiving a BH reward drop.

Risking being the key word here, meaning he's skulled or has 3 really expensive items which prioritise over his bandos.
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06-Oct-2016 04:27:11 - Last edited on 29-Nov-2018 22:39:51 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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As it currently stands, it is more logical for everyone to not use bandages in order to maximise kills/points, which in the end, encourages boosting.

Death match does not reward the players who are bad at pvp. If a player is bad at pvp, they will kill no one and therefore, receive 0 points. Sometimes they’ll get an assist.
This is a disincentive that will ultimately reduce the number of players willing to play/willingness to learn pvp. I’d suggest everyone at least get a few “participation” points from each game.

When a veteran kills a noob, they can just go bank and get more bandages. Rinse and repeat. The noob will never kill the veteran, therefore no points ever awarded for the noob.
Reward the noobs.... reward the veterans significantly more, then everyone is willing to play.

Summoning is not used in Deathmatch. Why then is summoning level contributing to combat level, make it 126+12 please! Fixed!

Bounty hunter

...has been removed now... so... nvm...
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06-Oct-2016 04:27:24 - Last edited on 15-Jan-2019 12:13:44 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Take a break

Add "PVP minigame" to daily challenges.
Description: Play one whole round of a PVP minigame. (Soul Wars, Fist of Guthix, Castle Wars, Death Match). Reward: 1 treasure hunter key and 100 thaler.
This will hopefully increase PVP minigame activity.

-----in the process of updating these-----

Old issues that I'm yet to test:

Opponent’s health bar in pvp doesn’t update fast enough. I can deal a lot of damage, look at my opponent’s health bar and it hasn’t changed at all. This needs to be fixed.

Also related ^ buffs are not shown accurately, I can count to ten after my opponent has used anticipation and then stun them, while the anticipation icon is still being shown on my opponent’s buff list… that’s not accurate…

When I switch action bars (shift+3), it will also toggle the ability I have set as 3 (which is currently bash). I sometimes want to switch quickly to my shield ability bar to resonance an incoming large hit... but when I switch bar and try to resonance, I’m already doing a bash (and therefore have a 2 second global cooldown). I often get killed due to this issue...
Action bar binding would fix this, but they don't have a main hand+shield equipment action bar bind currently.

Do you still get combat xp for killing a player’s familiar, even when "block pvp xp" is toggled?

Do you still get magic xp when casting teleblock, weaken, confuse, vengeance etc on a player even when block pvp xp is toggled?
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06-Oct-2016 04:27:30 - Last edited on 12-Feb-2019 08:29:39 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Why is it that snipe is the only prayer dropping ability that takes time to cast?
Also, prayer drops seem a bit overpowered. I think they should all be like snipe and take time to cast so that the opponent can prepare. Perhaps melee being the only exception... since it has the disadvantage of reach versing casters, this can make up for that.

Add "risk all" and "+1" worlds like in the past. Protect item and fury sharks will not work on risk all worlds. That way, people can go to a risk all world and know that they will get what their opponent has. On +1 worlds, people can use 1 good item and not fear being smited/maced or skull tricked.

Healing with food/bandages and changing equipped items stops your combat initiation.
This is most noticeable when you are melee, fighting a range/mage that is constantly running whilst attacking you. Since they are damaging you, you need to heal. Every time you heal, your attacks discontinue and you briefly stop running. This makes it impossible to retaliate with the exception of the occasional barge once every 20 seconds.

Healing and equipment changes need to be fixed, so that it does not interrupt combat and you can continue fighting, even when your opponent is running.
This is completely broken, and I don’t see melee users enjoying pvp to its fullest until it's fixed.

Confirmed issues that still exist

Many melee abilities won’t work at all when chasing an enemy player (eg shield bash), this needs to be addressed.

Movement abilities do not work in the duel arena. I know there was a bug where the player could move using movement abilities during a "no movement" duel. This should be fixed by disallowing said abilities in no movement duels only.
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06-Oct-2016 04:27:43 - Last edited on 26-Nov-2018 00:07:35 by Stoic n Vain

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Other combat and PVP related enhancements

Add a toggle for familiar's auto retaliate.

Why does the talon beast familiar get 3 hit auto attacks? This needs to be balanced. Perhaps give other familiars multiple hits too, or faster attack speeds, resulting in improved dps.

Add a bind to the Assault ability.

Could extreme potions be made to reapply the boost, like overloads do? I love the reapply effect of overloads, but sometimes I just want one or two stats buffed as such and don't need the effect of all 5 extreme potions at once. It then seems unnecessarily wasteful to use.

Make it so gear does not degrade in PVP, with the exception of death - where items with charge are untradable. Items that lose charge in this death process should also drop the least amount of coins a player could have possibly spent in order to charge that item to that % of charge. An example: If a player was using a Dharok's platebody that was fully charged and got pked, he would drop a Dharok's platebody (broken) and 128,250 gp. If said platebody was only 20% charged, the coin drop would instead be 25,650 gp. Money sinks are needed for this game, but they should not continue to cripple PVP.

Add raids to reaper assignments Raids for Reaper

In the wilderness and now also in death match, your combat level excludes summoning if you are not using it. This allows your combat level to better reflect your actual combat capabilities and is a far more accurate representation of combat prowess.
I think this should be made more extensive. Accurate CB lvl W/O summon

The New Wild (instanced) - My new wild overhaul (while keeping the current wild the same)
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06-Oct-2016 04:27:49 - Last edited on 13-Jan-2019 05:04:00 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Penance armour
sets are incomplete. Complete this pvp set for all 3 classes. Allow its tier to be changeable from t40, up to t75. Penance armour should only require defence to wear. For some reason, additional requirements such as 50 strength/ranged/magic have been added - which are stats relating to weapons, not armour.

Update the
Warrior's Guild
, remove the 130 attack+strength requirement and add an npc which can convert the lower level defenders to ranged/magic equivalents.

To spend months getting
superior ports
armour and not get a set effect that is related to tanking, or even combat in general is quite a let down.

Introduce T85 shields and 2h shields!

Tierscape corrections/rework

unnecessary shared cooldown. Reg* Excalibur activation bug

It is possible to achieve negative ability damage.
Negative ability damage, bug?

An issue with augmented items and death in the wilderness. Fixed!
Augmented item + death in wild

Original message details are unavailable.
Players dying to non-pvp combat within the wilderness will no longer have their augmented items instantly deleted.


Cursed Energy. Solved.

Poll combat XP blocking.
(this would work as a toggle, just like how there is currently a toggle to not get XP from PVP).
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06-Oct-2016 04:28:03 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2019 01:47:10 by Stoic n Vain

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