We had a Q&A in game with Mod Mark and the German and French RuneScape communities last week in which he answered tons of questions. Below are some of the highlights. Enjoy!
Titou/Arckange: After the numerous graphical updates, can we expect a complete rework of the graphics in game in the years to come?
Mod Mark: That’s the plan, yes. We want to bring all the graphics up to the high standard we are achieving with the more recent updates.
4everZzZ: After the Evolution of Combat and the major changes it meant in terms of gameplay, do you plan on changing the gameplay again at some point (not necessarily going back to pre-EoC)?
Mod Mark: Combat gameplay, no, not really. There are some other bigger changes we would like to make with regards to how the players train skills, specifically the time they spend running between resource sites and banks, but that’s a while away.
Do you intend to create new areas in the world of Gielinor in the next few years?
Mod Mark: Yes
Arckange: Are you going to change the gameplay for the player-owned houses, or do you only plan a graphical update?
Mod Mark: We intend to change absolutely everything to do with construction, not just the graphics but also things like how you train the skill, where your house is and its relationship with other players.
Is the elf content you talked about in the BTS going to be the last quest of the Elven series or can we expect to see the elves more often after that quest?
Mod Mark: We have all sorts of plans for the elves. Concluding the existing storyline is just one of those plans.
We’ve seen that live music has been recorded for the game, and that voice-over will be even more frequent. Do you plan on adding localised voice-over in the game at some point?
Mod Mark: Possibly yes, but it’s not part of our immediate plan. If you can help grow the community so we have more localised players, then it’s easier to justify.
Maître Sylv: Do you intend to extend the distance between existing places? With the new draw distance, cities seem really close to each other, which makes the world look smaller.
Mod Mark: That’s something we could do yes.
Are we going to see RuneScape apps for tablets?
Mod Mark: That’s one of our other plans at some point, yes, but it’s not something we are actively working on right now.
We had no quests for 6 months. Are the quests going to be more evenly spread out over the year in 2014?
Mod Mark: I hope so yes. We still have several quests planned for 2013, but they will likely be released quite close together.
08-Jul-2013 09:18:04 - Last edited on 08-Jul-2013 10:21:06 by Mod Sushi Pi