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JustáMeáEm
Feb Member 2012

JustáMeáEm

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Cannot stop laughing at how atrocious your dinosaurs are, they look like you based them off a 1897 reconstruction of a t rex. Like the weird crystals and spines fine, magic exists in this world, but seriously what were you thinking with those dinosaurs? The big therapods look like giant reptile kangaroos, think bird in real life (https://imgur.com/a/zhzQbyB) totally wrong body shape they had horizontal bodies when relaxed, because obviously it's far more practical for running, and the worst dinosaur hands I've ever seen, they look like man hands and make me super uncomfortable to look at, in real life think folded back like a bird (http://images.dinosaurpictures.org/carnotaurus_355f.jpg), and then the ornithischians (the quadrapedal ones) all eating meat?? Carnivorious ornithischians were a rarity but you lazily made them all lizard monsters. Pterosaurs aren't even dinosaurs?? Like they're a whole seperate group of animals and lived at the same time doesn't mean the same thing and a google search could have told you this.

We live in 2019 with google and you stil opted in to doing the absolute laziest dinosaurs, like was any research done into any of this or was the thought "DiNOSaurS MAke GoOd MoNSTerS"? it just comes off lazy and dumb like you didn't bother to do any research as to what these animals actually looked like, like if you wanted to have giant godzilla-esc, kangaroo monsters why didn't you just do that? Instead of calling them what was a real existing group of animals, that were deeply complicated and social, and the predecessors to modern birds and absolutely nothing like whatever it is you guys made.

The one good touch is that you made them all super colourful, which is probably real, birds can see colours, and use colour to mate, so dinosaur coverings (although feathers instead of scales) probably were quite colourful

14-Jul-2019 14:09:10

hispidágnome
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2011

hispidágnome

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dinosaur

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin dinosaurus, from Greek deinos Ĺ
terrible
ĺ + sauros Ĺ
lizard
ĺ.

The graphics artists obviously took this seriously.
Darkness does not exist, being merely the absence of light, nor cold exist being the absence of heat. Sobriety exists neither, being merely the absence of alcohol. - Albert Einstein

14-Jul-2019 17:17:54 - Last edited on 14-Jul-2019 17:20:07 by hispidágnome

Daibhi
Sep Member 2017

Daibhi

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JustáMeáEm said:
We live in 2019 with google and you stil opted in to doing the absolute laziest dinosaurs, like was any research done into any of this or was the thought "DiNOSaurS MAke GoOd MoNSTerS"? it just comes off lazy and dumb like you didn't bother to do any research as to what these animals actually looked like, like if you wanted to have giant godzilla-esc, kangaroo monsters why didn't you just do that?

Instead of calling them what was a real existing group of animals, that were deeply complicated and social, and the predecessors to modern birds and absolutely nothing like whatever it is you guys made.


What's the fact it's 2019 got to do with anything? The designs obviously fit the aesthetics of Runescape very well - this isn't a national geographic interactive educational program, it's a game. To be completely honest if they went for what you're talking about instead they'd look completely out of place and
look even more stupid
.

I never understand certain peoples obsession with realism in Runescape, it wouldn't fit in at all. Armour, survival elements and whatever else people have thought of.. if any of that was in the game it would lose what actually makes it unique from every other MMO and that's that it doesn't completely take itself seriously.

For all we know these dinosaurs could be tied in and/or related to the dragonkin but we don't know yet because no one has actually written any lore etc. that would confirm that. Afterall this is Runescape - not reality.

14-Jul-2019 20:19:17

JustáMeáEm
Feb Member 2012

JustáMeáEm

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I mean the thing is is that they're real animals though, not monsters.

Like if Jagex added a dog with legs that bent the wrong way and had a tiny head, and had a totally wrong posture, like it walked around like a lizard, and they just went this is a dog, no further context it would be really ridiculous, and everyone would be like what? As I said, add your kangaroo lizards, nobody cares, just calling them dinosaurs is just dumb.

Politics and religion probably aren't allowed here so I'll avoid this point as much as possible, but put shortly, the way the portrayals dinosaurs as fantasy creatures or monsters, that look nothing like anything that has ever lived or lives now, when in reality they can be very easily physically compared to modern birds has been used for decades by young earth creationists to discredit evolution and the existence of prehistoric animals, because they're unblievable lizard monsters, and I'll leave that point where that is to avoid a ban, but there is a point to be made that this doesn't exist in a vacuum and is a part of a larger problem in the way that the media portrays particularly dinosaurs

15-Jul-2019 01:27:23

JustáMeáEm
Feb Member 2012

JustáMeáEm

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and dinosaurs already have a real evolutionary path, and Gielinor's is clearly pretty close to ours, considering the humans (and even other primates), and other modern animals, including birds, which as we know, all birds come from dinosaurs, but even if they were a totally unrelated to birds, and therefore dinosaurs, but instead dragonkin, they should be called something else.

And even if there was a point to be made about being part of a different animal clade entirely, they still wouldn't look anything like this, because they still look wrong and anemic, with the totally wrong body shape to hunt, it's not like there's no natural selection pressures there, that's how evolution works, the "therapods" would still need to be horozontal to the ground to be aerodynamic, have bigger heads to take down bigger pray because they can't use their limbs as effectively, giant throat pouch to help swallow food, because even if they were a totally different animal, if you look vaguely like this, there are certain specializations that would be necessary for survival.

15-Jul-2019 01:27:24 - Last edited on 15-Jul-2019 01:41:18 by JustáMeáEm

Dilbert2001
Jun Gold Premier Club Member 2006

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Some forum users seemingly don't remember Gielinor was not the original homeland of vast majority of creatures it has now.

Humans came to Gielinor through a portal of some World Gate too. Saradomin was also one of the human alien immigrants. Does Saradomin look like a caveman, apeman or Big Foot? Of course not.

Humans, elves etc who immigrated to Gielinor have long evolved from their primitive forms. It is not surprising dinosaurs have also long evolved when they came to Gielinor. Perhaps dinosaurs actually looked like Godzilla or Rodan back in their original homeland but hey they evolved so they could survive in Gielinor. :D

15-Jul-2019 19:19:34 - Last edited on 15-Jul-2019 19:20:04 by Dilbert2001

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