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Blackwing

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November 2018 Month Ahead Review

Mining & Smithing Beta
Not really interesting to me, but for some others it sure is; still, the thing here is that a beta like this doesn't really count as an actual game update, because it's not new content in the actual game.

Needle Skips
Looks like this is the update of the month for me; pros are that it's finally a quest, in a year that has heavily lacked on quests, and that it's voice-acted, which raises its value significantly, but from what I can recall of the pre-release material you've shown regarding this quest, it's relatively small. Nice, but not huge.

Double XP Weekend
November's dxp weekend is one of the best examples of very obvious filler; it's way too soon, and its sole intention is to distract those who don't know better from the content drought. Shameful display.

Slime is of the essence
Is this an MTX event? I can't seem to be able to read along the lines of whether it is or not for sure, but I think it is. If it is, as usual, MTX does not count as an actual game update. Another thing is dailyscape: why are you once again adding more to it, when you've said so many times that you want to reduce it? Act upon what you claim to do.

On a side note, it's interesting how Rimmington has been on such a spotlight in both, RS3 and OSRS lately. > )

Achievement Bonanza
If there are no meaningful rewards for doing these, it's just more filler tbh. Better kind of filler, though, because permanent filler at least doesn't add to the dailyscape issue.

Parcels From the Hedge
Geez, how much filler do you guys put into one month? The usual dailyscape issue applies here as well.

Tooltips for Potions
This is patch note material though. Nice, but not an actual game update in itself.

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Overall rating for the month: 4/10 - Below Average

Yes, there's a lot going on in the month... but majority of it is boring filler.
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02-Nov-2018 16:01:57 - Last edited on 02-Nov-2018 16:36:04 by Blackwing

Blackwing

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Impatience said:
Gonna have to disagree with you there. Potions tooltips is a huuuge QoL improvement.
For some potions it isn't even possible to figure out what they do with purely ingame means.

I'm not saying that it isn't a QoL improvement, simply that it's what you'd find under patch notes as complementary to the actual game update.
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02-Nov-2018 17:01:10

Blackwing

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Inque said:
Who still uses Blackwings in 2018? (Just joking!)

Pff, who cares about the competitive side of a children's card game? Casual Synchro era is where the fun is at! > )


Impatience said:
My bad, I meant to say it's actually a great deal of work even just to document the effects of the large amount of potions in this game, nevermind implementing the tooltips. Original tooltips weren't a ninja fix/patch either btw, but something done in TAPP.

Moreover, ninja fixes/patches aren't purely about the amount of work or time something takes, but about which team implemented the change. This wasn't done by the ninja/patch teams, so it isn't a ninja fix/patch.

Eh? So according to this logic, if the ninja team did a quest for example, it'd be categorized as a patch note rather than an actual game update? That makes no sense; the update/patch defines itself, not who made it.


Impatience said:
Technically, it is new content. Before you actually had to open the Wiki in order to figure out what some potions did.

Some people not knowing some of the effects doesn't mean that the effects did not exist, and thus they are old content.
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02-Nov-2018 17:51:20

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