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Autumn Elite
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Amascut said:
Honestly, I still hope something else wins. Can't see a Tutorial Island quest not being awful without most of it having nothing to do with Tutorial Island. I was glad to see it removed, and I just wish it would never come back. Adding a quest about it, when the one small little reference in PoP was move than enough, seems just wrong. Sorry, but I absolutely never support nostalgia stuff. It feels like a step back to re-add the Tutorial Island underwater, and especially bad to randomly stick Underwater races on it, when it's an island with like 6 houses on it and one tiny underwater bit, and nothing else of interest.


Whilst I get your point of view, I think from the situation now its the safest choice.

Since the start of the runelabs month, it was pretty obvious they didn't want a continuation quest. Its a shame and I don't really understand the logic - if people keep bringing up continuation quests its evidence there are wanted so structuring the system towards new ideas seems odd but thats the facts.

Also the contest is geared to the jokey and click bait. I understand why they did this - they just want the core idea to flesh out how they want - but I think it is a terrible idea as now most suggestions were so thin even supporters could end up disliking the end result. Because of this, the jokey suggestions do well. See Meg, seagulls etc.

Now whilst there are several topics that deserve a quest more, it seems currently the only ones with a chance of winning is tutorial island, bank or treasure trails. To me, both bank and treasure trails are unsalvageable. Those would just be utter nonsense, in essence a bad joke stretched entirely thin. Bank quest author has also said he wants 100% jokes and absolutely no seriousness. I can't imagine any feedback I would give on those as they are just too ridiculous to salvage anything good from.
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01-Aug-2015 13:09:15

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That leaves tutorial island. I spoke to the author, Guitar Girl, and she is very nice. She does actually have a deeper idea for the quest but didn't see the point of adding it as the criteria made basic premise click bait the winning factor. Her idea is to expand on the Ports hint, really just using tutorial island as a objective idea with the focus on the underwater idea - why it sank - and that could be a starting point for more exploration of underwater races ect. She is also very pro getting people into quests.

Would I have chosen this quest at the start of the month or if I had total free reign? No. Could the slot have been better used? Probably. No offence to Guitar Girl but it seems odd that with JAGEX still failing to introduce two major factions, they run a jokey quest month. But do I think it can have potential? Absolutely.

And I suppose thats the point. Tutorial Island at least has potential. With a good developer, the underwater gameplay could be done well and underwater races could do with exploration. I could also give useful feedback to the idea a lot easier than treasure trails or bank, which a month on can't see that being anything other than a bad joke. Plus Guitar Girl seems like a good collaborator, who will listen to the concerns of other questers and I can't say that about the other two (well bank defiantly not from what I've heard, dunno about the other).

So I suppose thats my view on it. Believe me, I have a lot of complaints about how the entire month was handled and can see why people aren't thrilled about the current poll results. But I see it as a two or three horse race between a potentially good idea vs ideas that may just be impossible to salvage (especially if bank has an author completely against compromise and tells mods to joke it up).

There were times this month the quest was guaranteed to be horrible (when bank was predicted to win). Now theres a chance. Wish it was stronger but I'll take it.
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01-Aug-2015 13:29:37

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Iceey said:
I think it will only be the Top 5 Ideas. But who knows.

* Bank Quest - I don't know. I like the idea, but again I don't. Honestly we are in a world of magic, I don't see it being that hard of a concept to understand that they use magic mass store everything. It could be fun, but I don't like it taken a spot.

~ Although I wouldn't mind going back to Tutorial Island every now and then, I just don't like the concept of it. I have played for 10 years, I just don't understand why it is needed.

~ Menaphos, ah yes. One of my two that I will be voting for. It would be a good time to possibly release the Soul Altar, but it would have to be a Master quest for it to match Blood. So our hopes might be shot on that one. I think it would be fun going back though. Especially with the Halloween event.

~ Again, an awesome idea. I would love to have a werewolf based quest because they have been rejected so much. This could bring in Gar'ath and possibly let us learn what happened to Arisha, Castmire, and Theo. I love werewolves to. So a plus.

~ Don't really care for the concept. Maybe a miniquest, but not worthy of a quest.

~ This could be fun, but I will not be voting for it.

All in all, the only 2 true quests that should even be considered are the Menaphos or Werewolf one.


Couldn't agree more.

Sadly, it looks like neither of those two will win...

*sigh*
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01-Aug-2015 15:58:10

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Amascut said:
Lopendebank3 said:
Is vampire quest coming next month? Thats fast... :)


It is indeed! It's been totally confirmed as of today's BTS as well.


You mean the Seren quest, right? Not the Vampyre quest? :3
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01-Aug-2015 16:01:31

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Amascut said:
FE Rafutah said:
That could actually work storywise!
The SOUL altar.
Icthlarin does something with souls right? I forgot what exactly, but that connection would justify the soul altar being beneath menaphos.

Hope your idea wins, amascut, as it's the only decent looking quest storywise.
Also, I'm really looking forward to the light within and the upcoming vampyre quest.


Icthlarin helps ferry souls, and Amascut actully eats them! I thought a fun development would be Amascut actally hunting the Soul Altar, and it's under Menaphos which is why she took it over :)

Thanks so much!


This would be so cool.
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01-Aug-2015 16:02:42

Fat N Wacky
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Amascut said:
Autumn Elite said:
I don't know how much influence Mod Ana will have on the vampire quest. I mean Rowl*y just said he is writing dialogue now, a while after Ana left and that was part she said she would be contributing to. Of course she had plans but Rowl*y could dismiss them. Probably they just said she would be included to satisfy branches fans.


Indeed, I don't think she ended up having much more than story outline help before she left.


Autumn Elite said:

Also with a firm lead, it looks like the tutorial island quest will see the year out. I talked to the author, she seems very nice and would focus on underwater races. It sounds quite cool if they listen to her.


Honestly, I still hope something else wins. Can't see a Tutorial Island quest not being awful without most of it having nothing to do with Tutorial Island. I was glad to see it removed, and I just wish it would never come back. Adding a quest about it, when the one small little reference in PoP was move than enough, seems just wrong. Sorry, but I absolutely never support nostalgia stuff. It feels like a step back to re-add the Tutorial Island underwater, and especially bad to randomly stick Underwater races on it, when it's an island with like 6 houses on it and one tiny underwater bit, and nothing else of interest.


Did Ana leave Jagex, or are you just talking about when she left for the Ninja team?

Also, again, I couldn't agree more, Amascut... Tutorial Island got the tribute it deserved with the little mention in Player-Owned Ports. A small homage for the veteran players.

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01-Aug-2015 16:07:07

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Plus, the fact that it's been the case that Jagex has pushed to keep tutorial island where it belongs - in the past - (By creating a new tutorial, insisting there were no future plans for it, and with the little tribute in Player-Owned Ports) - and then, for this to come up now, only makes me think moreso that it's going to be bad, y'know??

Things just aren't looking good for this.

And that's without mentioning the fact that this wasn't supposed to be too big a quest, too big an update - As something that's supposed to be done within a few months, I don't know how they're going to manage to make it good, AND about tutorial island, in that short a timespan. :|

It's going to suck.
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01-Aug-2015 16:08:09

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Amascut said:
Lopendebank3 said:
Is vampire quest coming next month? Thats fast... :)


It is indeed! It's been totally confirmed as of today's BTS as well.


Awesome :)
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01-Aug-2015 16:58:47

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