Forums

Quests in the Making (V2)

Quick find code: 16-17-584-65048986

of 159
Amascut
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Amascut

Posts: 21,616Opal Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
I'm quite hoping next year wraps up a few more storylines. Perhaps get EW5 out early next year, and wrap up the year with EW6 as a finale? We also have Gnomes slated for one final quest, which has a design brief and everything. Desert has 2-3 more, and I'd adore for one to head into development as well.

Being able to juggle older series and 6th Age quests really needs to happen to keep stories relevant and moving forward. The fewer new series we start for the next year or so, the more focused the story can get for a little while, before things are ready to branch out again.
@Fannygirdle on Twitter | Co-Owner of The Scrying Pool, a future updates and lore clan

06-Aug-2014 06:23:30

Deltaslug

Deltaslug

Posts: 27,796Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
There's been a thread up for a log while now on speculation for the Workshop.

The good news is that dev team has been 'done' with the elf Quest.
Elf City is nearing Batch 1 release, batch 2 probably well under dev maybe in QA, and batch 3 partially done.
But the dev teams on it were probably larger than we'd like, and paired with Legacy development, and other stuff, we had little else in the works.

They could do like the stunt for Void Knight, Mahj Mysteries series, and Summer Series where a dedicated team just says ok, we're doing 1-3 quests all at once, sit down, hammer em out and be done with them. And tada the EW Series is done.
Flip side, they could make 1 long quest picking up 3-5 puzzles, finishing the major storyline, then tack on a standard dull post quest skiller thing where the player finishes something like several glorified Cooking Oven or Furnace, and those cover the highest tiered Runes, and that effectively finishes it out. (Think of it like when you build something at a PoH Workbench or Crafting Station)

06-Aug-2014 07:07:11 - Last edited on 06-Aug-2014 07:07:24 by Deltaslug

LordáDrakan
Sep Member 2010

LordáDrakan

Posts: 6,441Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Amascut said:
I'm quite hoping next year wraps up a few more storylines. Perhaps get EW5 out early next year, and wrap up the year with EW6 as a finale? We also have Gnomes slated for one final quest, which has a design brief and everything. Desert has 2-3 more, and I'd adore for one to head into development as well.

Being able to juggle older series and 6th Age quests really needs to happen to keep stories relevant and moving forward. The fewer new series we start for the next year or so, the more focused the story can get for a little while, before things are ready to branch out again.

I disagree - "wrapping up" quest series just for the sake of it sounds like a bad idea. The gnome finale would have to be one huge twenty-hour-quest since there hasn't been a prequel that set up the plot for it yet. As for *W, if the next quests are in keeping with the two-rune-pattern, it'd be

EW5 - Astral & Nature
EW6 - Law & Death
EW7 - Blood & Soul

Though I'd personally prefer Blood and Soul to have their own quests, with soul obviously being the finale as it would involve...well, souls. Probably the apprentice's. It'd be great to have like 5 more EW quests, but we'd need to get one a year like 2010-2011.
Bizarre Boron Fusswell. Minigames&ninja fixes&cheevos&comp cape

Perhaps you're half right; perhaps we can't win. But we can fight.
ľ Zanik

06-Aug-2014 08:02:00 - Last edited on 06-Aug-2014 08:03:47 by LordáDrakan

RedáSnyper2
Dec Member 2017

RedáSnyper2

Posts: 815Gold Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Deltaslug said:
Pentzel said:
Radiologue said:
I'd like to see the start of a new series.


Hopefully not :| there are already enough Quest Series that really should come to an end first.


I kinda agree with Pentrel.
A few story lines need to be wrapped up.
The Dwarf and now Elf are mercifully coming to an end.
Be nice if the Workshop series met a similar quick conclusion.


Good thought, but what series is he talking about?

08-Aug-2014 23:34:43

Amascut
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Amascut

Posts: 21,616Opal Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
LordáDrakan said:

I disagree - "wrapping up" quest series just for the sake of it sounds like a bad idea.


I'm not saying for the sake of wrapping them up. Mod Maylea stated that the next Gnome quest was written and designed to be the last one.

For the Elemental Workshop series, I kinda feel like shifting into 3-rune quests would be better off. They fit thematically better:

EW5 - Astral, Nature, Law - Anima based
EW6 - Death, Blood, Soul - Life based

Regardless, many series are nearly over and need their last quest or two or three, and instead of spending all this time on the 6th Age, Jagex needs to take the time to finish their 5th Age threads.
@Fannygirdle on Twitter | Co-Owner of The Scrying Pool, a future updates and lore clan

09-Aug-2014 00:37:19

Kemtros
Feb Member 2006

Kemtros

Posts: 5,384Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
The problem is that, because of the overall story of the Sixth Age, look at the options that would have been in the continuation poll: Desert, Elemental Workshop, Gnomes, Penguins and Pirates. Out of all of those, I can only see them caring about the Desert and the Gnomes, and even then, I don't think the Gnomes would have much to offer in their overall plans. We got the Elder God Research Quest in October, and then Zamorak's heist, or at least something to set it up, a little after that. Given how Jagex seems committed to the idea of their "three pillars", I wouldn't put it past them to want the dragonkin to be the next thing they focus on, assuming that One of a Kind doesn't already count for now.

We know they're going to announce their major plans for the next year or so at RuneFest, and I'm sure that, while the Elf City was their primary focus for most of the year, if the Powers to the Players polls are any indication, they're going to try again and see if players want Invention. Whether that means Invention gets a poll against something else, or if they just go with it regardless, I'm not sure, but either way, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to make Invention part of the theme for next year.

09-Aug-2014 19:21:08

Amascut
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Amascut

Posts: 21,616Opal Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Kemtros said:
The problem is that, because of the overall story of the Sixth Age, look at the options that would have been in the continuation poll: Desert, Elemental Workshop, Gnomes, Penguins and Pirates. Out of all of those, I can only see them caring about the Desert and the Gnomes, and even then, I don't think the Gnomes would have much to offer in their overall plans. We got the Elder God Research Quest in October, and then Zamorak's heist, or at least something to set it up, a little after that. Given how Jagex seems committed to the idea of their "three pillars", I wouldn't put it past them to want the dragonkin to be the next thing they focus on, assuming that One of a Kind doesn't already count for now.

We know they're going to announce their major plans for the next year or so at RuneFest, and I'm sure that, while the Elf City was their primary focus for most of the year, if the Powers to the Players polls are any indication, they're going to try again and see if players want Invention. Whether that means Invention gets a poll against something else, or if they just go with it regardless, I'm not sure, but either way, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to make Invention part of the theme for next year.


I'm hoping next year plays with Invention/Divination storylines so we can really see how these skills impact the world and the second God War. There's some deep lore and far reaching effects these stories can have if they use them. I mean, we got a chunk about Div this year, but they really need to fully expand it more, especially on how others use it.



And updated for PE!
@Fannygirdle on Twitter | Co-Owner of The Scrying Pool, a future updates and lore clan

11-Aug-2014 23:11:28

Quick find code: 16-17-584-65048986Back to Top