New poll on the main page so you will have to look at the previous poll section to see the quote I'm talking about.
I just voted in the poll on the main page (you should too) and noticed at the top of all the questions it says:
"To celebrate the new year, the Poll Orks have chosen some of your best questions for this poll. The theme may be as unpredictable as the Chaos Elemental, but they hope that answering the questions will be plain SAILING for you."
As some people know the Chaos Elemental often drops hints about future updates, and thus being in the same line as sailing it makes me think about it a little more. Also why would Jagex specifically choose to use those exact words to describe the poll?
Perhaps this is hinting at a new skill, quest, or minigame in the future?
We have had some evidence and speculation about sailing being a skill (a banner at the top of the main page of someone sailing on a ship when HD was released) so there is a very good chance of it being a new skill this year.
Or maybe it revolves around a new minigame they are working on.
Or another option is that it could be hinting at a possible new quest (such as sailing to a new land for the Museum of Varrock).
If not then maybe it just means nothing and I am just thinking way too much about this. (I highly doubt that though )
What do you guys think it means? Or has anyone else found other hints in the new poll as well?
Update January 17 2009
A lot of feedback about there being a sailing skill, both good and positive. I encourage you to read at least part of the thread to see some good arguments and points from other players.
On another note there is a great thread on the RSOF (QFC-76-77-139-57861125) on the idea of there being an exploration skill that combines sailing, and several other concepts together. Even a Jagex Mod has read it an has passed it on for consideration to the Content Development Team.
(Thanks 1245780 for finding the thread)
Update February 2 2009
On the deepest, darkest, most mysterious of our backwater islands, an eternal struggle rages, unknown to the residents of RuneScape until now. Structured much like Castle Wars, this will be a quick to access, tough to master conflict-based minigame. The avatars of Destruction and Creation vie for control of the Soul Obelisk, an ancient and powerful artefact used to harvest the souls of the weak and unready. Get ready to grab your blade, staff or bow and battle through Slayer creatures, collecting fragments of their souls to feed to the ever-hungry obelisk. Rewards include combat XP while playing the game, Pest Control-style XP rewards and a few new pets for you to lead.
I think this is what all the references may have been pointing too since the beginning. All that debate for nothing! =p
I meant that all the clues were just pointing to a new island where a minigame (Soul Wars) will take place. Sailing was just a wrong speculation; for now.