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Autumn†Elite
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Amascut said:



Did mistype that, as it's supposed to be July not September. Was getting my dates mixed up.!


The image doesnít seem to be working for me but I know what you are talking about.

Dare I say it, I am feeling optimistic.

I have been a bit disillusioned with the direct of the game for a while and maybe a little blunt about it (my bad). When I first saw the 2017 updates I wasnít impressed. It wasnít great to see yet again quests a low priority, the fact mining and smithing got barely any time isnít reassuring (especially as this was the 3rd runefest they have promised it) and if they delay it again, 120 slayer will be on bad foundations.

However I thought about it for a bit and talked to Avaryss and how she was confident in it gave me hope. Expansions will actually be sizable progress in areas which can only be good. It seems like the teams will be working together (?) so hopefully the lore teams can oversee the others donít make mistakes and vice versa. Hopefully resources can be saved and shared and art work that isnít used in one bit can be used elsewhere and basically this makes the work more efficient so we get more.

I still have a few concerns. A) Smaller stuff like DoC2 (or more Invention updates) will slip through this strategy and never happen. B) The bottle quests donít happen. Expansions might give up to four quests but without other stuff, that is still a decline. Bottle quests were discussed in 2015 and never materialised so there is concern. C) This fails and we just return or do another strategy which is just less quests. Also I suppose D) a expansion being on something silly or just one thing like 3 months on bossing.

But lets put that to one side for now. Previous strategies werenít working, hopefully this new strategy will work and solve some of the issues of recent years.
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18-Sep-2016 00:03:51

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Also I should probably say congrats about Menaphos. It did seem 95% likely but must have been nice to have it confirmed. It is nice when one of the long lingering areas gets filled in and (donít tell Avernic) but this sounds like a much better way of releasing a new area. It will be complete on release so no waiting for the more exciting bit and has a quest, a guaranteed popular slayer dungeon and several skilling plots. Sounds like it is strongly posed to avoid being dead content. Wake me up when Osborne resigns | Will not be renewing membership until Jagex deals with its toxic developer culture & has a new, better lead designer | *Soon TMĒ is not a fun joke, it is an admission the company is an embarrassment

18-Sep-2016 00:09:12

Amascut
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If I may with the concerns especially, as I've heard some stuff that should help with those.

A) Agreed on this one, though it seems the teams will still be making other non-Expansion content, depending on the time of the year. 3 Expansions this year is big, and it seems to be eyed with the idea of practicing how this will work in the future rather than us getting 4 whole expansions next year, but I may be wrong about that. Either way, even DoC2 has a lot of content that could potentially be a big focus during a Saradomin based Expansion for instance!

B) Bottle quests are for sure a thing in 2017. It wasn't in '16 due to the way the schedule ran, so Tales became the replacement. In '17 with the way teams are being readjusted, smaller groups will be given resources on the side to work on normal and Bottle Quests so that this sort of content isn't left behind. I'm super grateful and excited by this for sure.

C) At worst I see us falling back to the current layout, which functions well enough as is.

D) I do agree with this one. Menaphos is an amazing one to start with, but it makes me curious what other TYPES of content could be in Expansions. They can't all be cities or planes or islands, or we'd really start hitting new area fatigue I'd argue (Arposandra, Fossil Island, Cursed Archepelago, Underwater City, the Skull, the Hook, the Scythe, the Bowl, the Pincers, the Loop, the Shield, all the other planes, and then expansions on the Planes...). While making new areas is amazing and one of my favorite things, they're great for less rapid deployment, that being every 3 months, and would make it very easy to fall behind on updates. I like it, but I wonder what else they have plans to do with these Expansions. Skills maybe?
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18-Sep-2016 03:18:14

Amascut
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And thank you! That means a lot. It's great to see that last major blank spot being filled in at last, and getting a complete and action-packed city is amazing to me. I'm sure they'll be room for future smaller additions too, but having something I know is feature complete on launch, with stuff to do for months is really exciting to me, especially with one quest confirmed and several smaller others lined up to be possibilities. Sounds like they've planned this one correctly, and I couldn't be happier. @Fannygirdle on Twitter | Co-Owner of The Scrying Pool, a future updates and lore clan

18-Sep-2016 03:19:58

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Hey I've found a pretty epic image of Childern of Mah, it wasn't at the news post but... You should check facebook/twitter. EXP is not important, it's important to have fun and play with your friends.:) -Lopendebank3

18-Sep-2016 13:16:34

Amascut
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Lopendebank3 said:
Hey I've found a pretty epic image of Childern of Mah, it wasn't at the news post but... You should check facebook/twitter.


The one with Mah, or the throne room one? They're both pretty amazing!
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18-Sep-2016 22:23:12

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Both, however the throne room might be from a upcomming miniquest involving the fight between zaros and zamorak as a flashback, however I red somewhere that this throne room is dug up in a digsite found on freneskae, what if Zaros castle was actually on freneskae? Wouldn't fit in lore though. EXP is not important, it's important to have fun and play with your friends.:) -Lopendebank3

26-Sep-2016 15:56:28

Amascut
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6 Tales confirmed from The Arc Batch 2 - more like a quest split into 6 parts though, as they're a continuous story.

EDIT: The names have also been released:

Eye for an Eye
Harbinger
Tuai Leit's Own
Ghosts from the Past
Damage Control
Final Destination
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27-Sep-2016 17:30:14 - Last edited on 27-Sep-2016 20:34:26 by Amascut

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Ow nice names, here is my guess:

Eye for an Eye - Cyclopes obviously, perhaps you lose the cyclops crew member, or perhaps you help him with fighting a rival.
Harbinger-Obviously about the big ship, or airuts, but most likely big ship.
Tuai Leit's Own-I guess this is about the island.
Ghosts from the Past-I guess this is about someones history, perhaps about the captain of the harbringer?
Damage Control- Perhaps you protect people from the harbringer?
Final Destination-Harbringer part 2? Or perhaps the Harbringer brings you to its base
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28-Sep-2016 17:43:21 - Last edited on 28-Sep-2016 17:46:56 by Lopendebank3

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