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The poll has been delayed whilst we address feedback regarding the proposed Zeah teleport quest rewards, and the changes to BA ranged mechanics. It shouldn't be too long, we just want to make sure that we're working with the community to find the absolute best outcome :) Community Manager for Old School RuneScape
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05-Oct-2017 11:43:52

Vallow
May Member 2017

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Jagex can you make Ahrim staff auto cast ancients polled? I would love to see the ahrim staff be an upgraded version of an ancient staff for higher players that is actually affordable. The fact that it gives a 5 percent damage if poll passes and one hand if passes makes the ahrim staff much of higher level quality staff for us magic players. Can you please poll ahrim staff to autocast ancients without amulet of damned. Please

05-Oct-2017 15:07:27

Cyanic Wolf
Apr Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Cyanic Wolf

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Dear Jagex,

I really love the updates that you're doing. TRULY. However there's still one update that I've been looking forward to for a really long time which is
Minigame Hiscores


In RS3 I used to love to compete in minigames and played a lot of them just for the benefit of being in the top scores. Not for the rewards. And I would go back to playing Barbarian Assault just for the hiscores. (I also really miss the Conquest minigame. That was so so good!! It reminded me of chess!) :D but of course I'd be asking too much I s'pose to bring that minigame back :3

Anyways the point I'm tryna make is, Will there ever be minigame hiscores again or should I simply not get my hopes up?

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05-Oct-2017 16:41:25

DualShielder
Dec Gold Premier Club Member 2016

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Will the changes to the serpentine helm make it work for PvP or are these changes just to increase the chances of venom for PvE?

Could Jagex please consider Defense Pures when rebuffing the Serp Helm? The entire PvP account type was made useless by the unpolled but necessary quality of life changes to the Serp Helm. I know there aren't a lot of these accounts but they take over 1000 hours to make and require you to bring many valuable items into the wilderness just to use.

Game integrity will always be more important than a niche build but if there's any way to achieve both, it would revive a whole class of PvP account. If passive Venoming was really the problem and not its strength in PvP then allowing the venom effect back in PvP when used in conjunction with a poison weapon would maintain the integrity of removing passive venom while allowing Defense Pures to PK again.

05-Oct-2017 17:06:58 - Last edited on 05-Oct-2017 17:12:13 by DualShielder

Miu
Oct Member 2017

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Dawn said:
Wasn't the plan with a ranged rework in barbarian assault to allow the use of blowpipe and other weapons such as chins, not to make it a melee only meta, this update would do exactly that.

With the suggested "improvement" you would be removing crystal bow/knives/darts/chins which are all the only viable options for range within the minigame, it would kill variety even more than the blowpipe nerf did

with this update the only ranged weapon usable in barbarian assault will be a magic shortbow, which means solo attack strategies will be unviable for speed runs or races due to the loss of chinchompa's and with the arrows scaling on ranged attack it means void wont be that helpful in the minigame atall?

The suggested improvement will make the minigame much worse for everyone

it would be best if you could seperate this into two questions atleast, as others have mentioned, because the idea of new arrows is a nice one, its just a shame it will come at the price of losing a lot of different aspects to the minigame if it passes, and a lot of us would rather it stay as it is


Agreed. Instead of forcing bows using arrows, just create a generic the generic bullet ammo, field ammo, blunt ammo, and barbed ammo. Instead of checking what ammo is being fired, just check if the correct ammo is in the slot. This will allow ALL ranged weapons (even weapons that don't use ammo, like the crystal bow) to be used in barbarian assault..
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05-Oct-2017 19:34:15

Ab e
Sep Member 2015

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This was an really great suggestion from Reddit to completely change how attack in ba is conducted. Basically every call change you would
Target
a new part of the monster that is especially weak.
These targets would be (can be adjusted these are just suggested targets):

Eye
Neck
Body
Arms/Wings

If you target the wrong part of the body than what the Collector told you to target then you would hit a 0 just like if you used the wrong style now. There could be a small interface on the screen that has 4 buttons for the different parts of the monster you can aim for. You could have the interface located where the the interface for the healer is that shows everybody's HP during the wave.

This would allow people in ba to use any weapons melee/range that the person attacking wants to use. Which would mean an expanded amount of melee weapons would be feasible to use in ba because you don't need to have multiple different attack styles of accurate, defensive, aggressive, and controlled anymore. It would also mean that any range weapons can be used as well. The dispenser would then would only need to be dispense runes for if the person attacking chooses to mage. I would highly recommend increasing the amount of runes received from the dispenser, right now you only have enough runes for a few casts making mage useless. It would also be great if we could have an Ava's effect inside of ba so that the people using range don't waste as much of their own ammunition.

This would make everybody in the ba community extremely happy because we can use all of our ranged weapons. While also making attacking easier to understand for newer people to ba that are probably only looking for Torso or Diary's. You can even rationalize the the need to change your target because the penance monsters adapt to dodge your targets over time making you need to switch where you are targeting.
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06-Oct-2017 01:19:51 - Last edited on 06-Oct-2017 02:37:01 by Ab e

Ab e
Sep Member 2015

Ab e

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Just a few more things to the previous post to clarify some things. The fighting animation for the different styles your player is "targeting" should be exactly the same as a normal fighting animation. So there is no need to rework any animations for this idea to work.
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06-Oct-2017 02:41:22 - Last edited on 06-Oct-2017 02:46:31 by Ab e

djh101

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iTaste said:
Yet we feel this poll is worded in a way that makes people who don't actually know barbarian assault feel like they're helping the game out by voting yes. PLEASE don't do this to our game, it means so much to so many people and it is being destroyed.


Tazner said:
I have no clue why you are letting the general public vote on a poll question that only concerns a very very small part of the runescape playerbase. Personally I'd like if there was a restriction that made it so only players will at least 50/100+ high gambles could vote. Those are people that at least play the minigame. You're catering to people that go in, get their torso in a couple hours and never ever visit the minigame again.


That's the biggest problem with democracies--everyone gets an equal vote regardless of how much they value the item being voted on. I posed a suggestion for altering the voting system to address this but unfortunately it proved too controversial to be viable (citizens of Western countries have been indoctrinated pretty hard regarding the absolute superiority of democracy over all else).
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06-Oct-2017 03:58:59 - Last edited on 06-Oct-2017 04:02:39 by djh101

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Oreo Empire said:
Funny how the BA update isn't separated into two questions, almost as if Jagex has intended for everyone outside the BA community to vote yes to the question.


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06-Oct-2017 04:01:22

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