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Lethalintent
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Disclaimer: This threads purpose is not to suggest Gameplay Mechanics/Potential rewards. This is to stoke excitement in peoples minds over the "Story" of what a 4th World Event could be, please feel free to contribute ideas to the latter but try and keep the former to the Developers.

Also I ramble on and on, so feel free to skip to the TL;DR.


Hello children.

So, as I'm sure a good portion of you are aware with the Stalker update alongside it was released a very, very, fascinating Lorebook by the ever popular author we know as Grondaban, who is NOT Skaldrun by the way.

I won't spoil all its details in its entirely, but it reveals "Ocularis" the very homeworld of the Stalkers, but it is much more than a planet, it's a living being, the first stalker you might say, and a part of its history dates back to Zamoraks time in Pandemonium/Infernus during the uprising against Hostilius.

But after witnessing that great battle, that display of chaos, that grand performance of Zamoraks anger and fury at work, Ocularis left quietly from the skies of Infernus/Pandemonium and went off in search of more insight, more opportunities to learn from observation..

But that was several hundred years ago, surely by now, he must be close?

So, why not have his next stop be Gielinor?

World events past have been a mixed bag that much we can all agree on, but I'm excited for more, to have this moon sized event that sees us all regardless of if you've chosen the right God to worship or not can band together and perhaps if need be put an end to this supposed new threat that on the surface only wishes to observe us..

TL;DR The Stalkers update released a Lorebook detailed Ocularis as a living Moon/Planet/Being that observes worlds, I suggest this be the front runner for the hypothetical 4th world event as I believe having it be a neutral opponent would be best for the narrative.
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13-Jan-2018 21:10:20 - Last edited on 13-Jan-2018 21:23:34 by Lethalintent

Puppyphantom
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Could be interesting if Jagex were able to devote the resources to do it justice. It occurred to me only just now that the arrival of a second moon should have potentially devastating effects on the planet (never mind the fact the moon is actually alive and probably malicious in this case). Didn't the lore book mention that he warps the gravity of the worlds he observes?

Sadly I don't expect tidal waves to drown out coastal settlements or anything.
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13-Jan-2018 22:04:47 - Last edited on 13-Jan-2018 22:05:41 by Puppyphantom

Renzler

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Support.

I am a fan of World Events despite how WE3 went down I believe World Events still can be redeemed and this concept sounds like an incredible idea, bringing in another outside threat similar to
Tuska
but not so bestial.

I would be interested to read more Lethal if you could tell some more details for you idea.
WE1- Aligned/
Saradomin
(W)
WE2- Aligned/
Armadyl
(W)
WE3 -Aligned/
Godless
(W)

14-Jan-2018 01:50:52 - Last edited on 14-Jan-2018 01:52:00 by Renzler

Elf of Seren
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Obviously, I want 5th Age stuff all caught up, first, but once that is done, we can finally get into the cool stuff.

I wanted an Armadyl vs. Saradomin fight for a while, but given the events in SE, it is clear that that is not going to happen.

At this point, I'm hoping for Godless vs. QoA, because the Godless actually need to do something...

As for your stalker concept idea... Meh.

14-Jan-2018 02:36:03

Lethalintent
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Renzler said:
I would be interested to read more Lethal if you could tell some more details for you idea.


Sure, happy to oblige.

My initial idea is essentially having Ocularis observe our world at first, as a sort of "Pre event-event" sending down Seekers of all varieties to act as its eyes to wander around Gielinor harmlessly enough, it would grab the NPCs attention and it would certainly grab even the most oblivious players attention to see giant wandering eyeballs floating around out of place.

It would be cause for concern, but you can't defend against something just wanting to seemingly observe, so nothing will be kicking off thus far.

Special dialogue for those with the Sneakerpeeper and Baby Soulgazer pets too I'd imagine.

After that Ocularis would establish several fleshy links with our planet, embedding them in the world in order to send down his troops to begin his "Assault" whilst being inspired heavily by Zamorak during the Avernic rebellion, he has formed his own mantra of survival of the fittest and wishes to see this world benefit from its teachings, but this is a moon trying to hand down a philosophy to mortal beings, His true purpose is naturally going to be lost in translation and the Seekers are going to be seen as doing nothing but turning violent on the Landscape and populace.

My thought process here is that these "Linked Areas" will be under siege by the Seekers, positioning themselves to help strengthen and maintain the links that have been made, It's our duty to fend off these Seekers and to plan a full frontal assault on the Links whilst we've temporarily regained control of key areas.

Our Win/Lose condition will be determined by a HP meter that can be damaged by attacking the links, knock it to 0% more times than not in the given event period is how we'll claim victory and send him off back to the stars, but I'd like a "Healing" mechanic built in as not to make it so pathetically easy like Tuska.
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14-Jan-2018 12:02:22

Lethalintent
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Obviously this is a very rough first idea, edits will be made here and there. As always, contributions are appreciated.
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14-Jan-2018 12:03:10

Lethalintent
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Elf of Seren said:
Obviously, I want 5th Age stuff all caught up, first, but once that is done, we can finally get into the cool stuff.

I wanted an Armadyl vs. Saradomin fight for a while, but given the events in SE, it is clear that that is not going to happen.

At this point, I'm hoping for Godless vs. QoA, because the Godless actually need to do something...

As for your stalker concept idea... Meh.


I agree Armadyl Vs Saradomin would be fantastic, but that would be other players dictating my story for me, and I don't want that ever, ever, again.

Godless VS Qoa sounds better, I can't wait to see how they'll fail.
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14-Jan-2018 12:05:05

Last Prophet

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In all honesty, I'm not looking forward to another world event given how the others have turned out.

Our main complaint in WE1 was its lack of impact on the world.

WE2 saw the cutting down of a god we barely got to know. Too much impact.

WE3 introduced a god from Guthix's past, a god that should have stayed there. Where does one begin between the headspinningly poor gameplay mechanics, rigged outcome, lore fails, etc?

I left RuneScape because we were promised a grand 6th age conflict but nothing has come of it.

I like the idea. Unfortunately, the execution has never been satisfying.
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14-Jan-2018 12:13:10 - Last edited on 14-Jan-2018 12:14:06 by Last Prophet

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Not currently playing, so I haven't engaged with this lore, but I'm curious - have they linked this 'Ocularis' with Seeker Synapse in the Wushankos? Perhaps Ocularis has been here before. That gives me a funny idea - aren't Faruq's wares supposed to come from the east? Maybe the Orb of Oculus is actually some eldritch artefact of another world!

Anyways, I'd love to see another event, but I'm not so sure about having everyone on the same side. Jagex has no way of realistically balancing it before the event's begun and they've seen how players engage, and any overadjustment will just end up making the results feel cheap and moot. I actually thought the way WE2 did it was particularly clever, putting players in a 'support' role to NPCs who were the primary 'point collectors' for the event - though that was somewhat undercut by the poorly-implemented morale system and, uh, pitting the 2nd most popular faction against the one in dead last.

I'd actually like to see something slightly more grounded (which is a trite desire for a fantasy game like RS, but w/e). Fremennik were stirred up into the RC crusades just cos wizards on the other side of the continent were producing runes that they thought were the sole purview of gods. Now we're literally draining the remains of Guthix and using it to make pogosticks, and we're supposed to believe they're cool with it?

The dumb idea I've had - Divination crusades. Spurred by some unseen firebrand, Fremennik are attempting to destroy div rifts across the world. Each god faction splits into two camps - the pragmatists, who've already seen divine energy's vast destructive potential, and believe in restricting rift access to scholars and trusted individuals, reaching some negotiation with the crusaders; and militants, who believe in brinksmanship, that open access to the rifts ensures the factions remains wary of each other's power while pursuing progress, and the crusaders must be thoroughly repelled.

16-Jan-2018 01:45:02

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