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RyiahAzure
Apr Member 2018

RyiahAzure

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I just came back to RS and found that most of the mini-games are always empty. Is it possible to add the ability to play with system generated bots when there aren't enough players?
For example in pest control when there isn't enough players in the boat for a set period of time give the ability to start with bots that will "fill the empty slots". that way even one player can go and play the mini-games.

04-Jul-2019 19:29:38

Pop O
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2016

Pop O

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there are many issues with that
example issues:
how good are the bots? (somtimes you can fail pest control if there is lack of teamwork)
do you lose the sense of community doing that?
will this end up being requested for group bossing?
wheres the fun if theres a bot doing it?
and much more

you can wait till spotlight time of pest control tho there are usually one or 2 sad souls doing it then (less with trim rework now)
Posts:urn bag!, hits-plats fix

04-Jul-2019 19:45:55

Deltaslug

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some minigames could be resolved by giving them the ability to played solo.
others ... probably need to go the way of Mobilizing Armies and Rat Pits and removed.
I'm sure some could be reused into other content (ie: making Soul Wars another Slayer park and making the Avatars a new boss to kill. turn fist of guthix into a GWD lite, and add in all 8 factions just sorta fighting in there)

04-Jul-2019 21:30:47

Rikornak
Oct Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Rikornak

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Deltaslug said:
some minigames could be resolved by giving them the ability to played solo.
others ... probably need to go the way of Mobilizing Armies and Rat Pits and removed.
I'm sure some could be reused into other content (ie: making Soul Wars another Slayer park and making the Avatars a new boss to kill. turn fist of guthix into a GWD lite, and add in all 8 factions just sorta fighting in there)


Repurposing minigames doesn't sound that shabby, but I feel like that the new activity should remain true to the essence of said minigame. Replacing soul wars by a slayer park with special mechanics sounds neat (i.e. the boss can be weakened first if you want), but turning FoG into a GWD lite not really. FoG actually should easily be fixable if players just could start 1v1 battles anyway in terms of game mechanics alone - rewards would be a different thing.

As a different example Trouble Brewing easily could be changed to a nexus-esque activity while keeping the facilities and gameplay with a bit of polish intact - sure sabotaging should be removed (but that also should happen if it were to stay a minigame). You could play it alone, but it becomes significantly more rewarding if others join in too.
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05-Jul-2019 06:56:10

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