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Zaros Arcan said:
Where was the poll on the Runecrafting 'nerf' ? You add something to the game, 99% like it, then this? Tsk tsk.

It's not unusual for us to tweak recent updates after launch based on feedback and balancing concerns. Since Zeah came out, we accelerated the favour-gathering, nerfed Arceuus book XP, buffed some drop tables and shuffled NPCs around. And changed the interaction with the dense essence rocks.

In the case of the dense essence rocks, players had legitimately expected the activity to require more effort than it did. It was not completely AFK (as claimed) since players still needed to interact with the game to chisel the essence - especially if they wanted to do it fast - and to run back and forth to the altars to bind it, but in comparison to other RC methods it wasn't high enough effort.

The decision was not made by counting posts for/against, but by considering the actual arguments being made on each side.

Also, it seemed people were getting slightly higher XP rates than polled anyway.

The change is fairly minimal, so it isn't turning into another click-fest, but it will require a little more attention and interaction if you're trying to get optimal XP rates.

As for why we didn't poll it, you'll recall that it didn't go well when we tried to get 75% of players to agree on rebalancing NMZ to reduce splashing there. Ultimately, we are not going to be able to poll balancing issues, and I'm afraid we cannot offer to do so in future. I appreciate you'd really prefer to keep in control of all these details, but I don't believe it's going to be good for the game to leave all such things unaddressed.

21-Jan-2016 11:10:24

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darkk prince said:
does Shay*ien Armour only protects from poison ? Shay*ien amour only as good as black amour and high level players can wear Serpentine helm.

That isn't actually a poison attack. Like in other special situations (e.g. Sire chamber) the green hitsplat represents a chemical attack that isn't poison, and isn't affected by antipoison or the serpentine helm.

21-Jan-2016 11:17:47

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Zestias said:
is the update for the re-color out for grace Armour? and i'm so sad about the jad 2 update not passing

No, while we were able to do quite a few of the features for the poll that finished yesterday, we couldn't do all of them. The others will come in due course.

21-Jan-2016 11:26:22

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Hawaiian said:
Can you make the rune blocks change color so it is easier to notice when the runestone is depleted?

It already gets darker, but could get even darker if that'd help.

21-Jan-2016 11:44:32

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Trebor said:
Does this mean you can now have 100% with all of the houses at once so it has become a one thing we have to do with each of the houses ?

It means that if you've got 100% with a house, and continue doing work for that house, it no longer makes you more unpopular with the other houses. However, if you start helping a different house, you will lose favour with the house where you had 100%. So no.

21-Jan-2016 11:50:03

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