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PrimaAntiqua

PrimaAntiqua

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Honestly, I think the greatest issue is simply that reputation is not really rewarding. If you look at the overall city rewards, only 4 of them offer a non-cosmetic bonus; the rest are either cosmetics or just 'unlock a quest/the GE'. Similarly, the faction unlocks: 2 are bank features (deposit/chest in that area), 1 is the ability to make teletabs (which is now a non-reward since you can buy them), 1 is an actual bonus; to skilling in that area and the other 5 are entirely cosmetic (until you get t10 overall reputation anyway; then the last one is actually useful).

The fixes you listed are nice, but I think most people have already got their Rep anyway; I think it would be more meaningful an update (and make Rep a little more feel-good, so less grindy, to get) if you added some functional, meaningful rewards to reputation.

Quick ones you could do are things like: unlock farming patches (herbs, maybe a fruit tree, have them become disease-free), unlock new items in the Menaphos general store (higher Merchant rep means it now stocks extra feathers of Ma'at, Broad arrowheads, etc, but be careful with dailyscape), have each overall rep level reduce feather of Ma'at use and increase very slightly the XP from Menaphos skill plots/Shifting Tombs, maybe a slight bonus to the overall time you can spend in a Shifting Tomb.

I hope you get the idea; these are (hopefully) quick things that can be added as reputation unlocks, but are very much meaningful as rewards.

If you have more time, you could go further with these and have things like unlocking hardwoods (mahogany, teak, similar to how OS does them as very slow growing trees): get the seeds from Menaphos, maybe added to the shop or as rare drops on Magister/Slayer mobs and unlock the patches, but I appreciate this is probably beyond the scope of a quick fix.

11-May-2018 14:34:36 - Last edited on 11-May-2018 14:36:29 by PrimaAntiqua

PrimaAntiqua

PrimaAntiqua

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Having heard what was said on today's stream, I am rather concerned that the focus is being put on 'temporary' reputation buffs. This isn't helpful to future players and seems like a waste of time.

You REALLY need to focus on PERMANENT rewards imo.

15-May-2018 17:23:59

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