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Demither10
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For the record… yeah, I use that page a lot. :P

But I take your point about the dumping grounds thing. Still, this is a page with a lot of good information on it that exists almost completely in isolation. If you don’t already have the link from the forum thread — which I’m not sure I’m seeing as a permanent edition to the site — you can’t really access it. If not from the home page, then perhaps from the Game Guide itself? I wouldn’t even mind it being a sub-sub heading therein (under the Combat section, maybe), just so it could be accessed somehow without already having had the link prior, especially once new statistics start being added to it.

So if the home page thing can’t work out, I think that would be good, at least. :)

13-Feb-2018 12:25:10

Iceberg
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Mod Lyon said:
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If there is no easy way to access said page then yes it should be accessible via the dropdown IMO. It's actually an incredibly useful page.

There's no harm in trialling it. :)

And honestly I think doing something like this would boost the morale of the the regulars here given the lack of updates and openness from the web team.


The usefulness I think isn't the point I'm trying to make. The homepage should be a hub for the content our users need to access most regularly and provides the most impactful content, a page which provides drop rates isn't something the average user is going to access multiple times a day, as opposed to for example the forums :)

As for openness of the web team, we're updating the website all the time. Just yesterday we re-launched this and <a href=http://oldschool.runescape.com/openjdk_install target="blank">this</a>

Happy to reply to that thread later on, but I'm not sure that'll alleviate your concerns.

I really do appreciate you taking the time to respond.

I think Demither has a happy compromise with having the page linked somewhere on the site that is more permanent than a forum thread like perhaps in the game guide rather than the dropdown. I really do believe it's a very useful resource and I'd love to see it listed somewhere without the fear of it falling into Chewy's mouth. :P
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Hauk Solo
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I had seen the forum thread where the drop rates were initially posted, but I had never come across this page. I agree, it should be made easier to find.

I am also of the opinion that it's something people may refer back to multiple times, as it's not the sort of information that people are going to read once and then memorise.
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14-Feb-2018 10:51:07

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Demither10 said:
If not from the home page, then perhaps from the Game Guide itself?
I think that's a good compromise if we're worried about cluttering up the menus.

Unless this is short-term content until the 3rd party wiki and other fansites have a chance to replicate the information before it's pulled from the website all together.
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15-Feb-2018 05:35:37

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Iceberg said:
I think Demither has a happy compromise with having the page linked somewhere on the site that is more permanent than a forum thread like perhaps in the game guide rather than the dropdown. I really do believe it's a very useful resource and I'd love to see it listed somewhere without the fear of it falling into Chewy's mouth. :P


I agree with this in principle, its a good place to put something like that - although reading the page its likely the content would have to be considerably reworded to allow this to have a space to fit.

Remember, the page in question at the moment is explicitly designed for new users, many of whom may not see a boss for several years. For that reason, I'm not sure it would either increase exposure to the page or be a useful place for it - not something I'm personally specifically against though.

I'll raise it and see if its something we can do though.
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16-Feb-2018 10:17:53

Mexk
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Mod Lyon said:
Iceberg said:
I think Demither has a happy compromise with having the page linked somewhere on the site that is more permanent than a forum thread like perhaps in the game guide rather than the dropdown. I really do believe it's a very useful resource and I'd love to see it listed somewhere without the fear of it falling into Chewy's mouth. :P


I agree with this in principle, its a good place to put something like that - although reading the page its likely the content would have to be considerably reworded to allow this to have a space to fit.

Remember, the page in question at the moment is explicitly designed for new users, many of whom may not see a boss for several years. For that reason, I'm not sure it would either increase exposure to the page or be a useful place for it - not something I'm personally specifically against though.

I'll raise it and see if its something we can do though.


On the other hand, Lyon, a sick-looking page essentially showcasing the various monsters and their associated loot might very well be a strong motivator for new(er) players seeking to advance their in-game adventures. Furthermore, people completely new to the game would get a chance to see another part of the game not really shown elsewhere the same way.
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16-Feb-2018 13:10:57

Wilf
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Mod Lyon said:
Hey,

We see requests for these pages to be on the homepage pop up every now and again. However, we have to think long term. Is this a page you'll want to access (either as a current, new or potential player) continuously across your gameplay experience?

If not, we're unlikely to add it to the homepage. We want the homepage to be where you go to find your most high profile pages and links to information such as the news and you can expand that through "sub-hubs" if necessary. Rather than a dumping ground for every piece of content we release making confusing menus and discouraging users from looking around the information they may find helpful at that time.


You mean like having the gear guide on the drop down when apparently it is requiring a bit of work to make it correct and useful see:


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