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So on the 22nd when we're all dead how do I collect my money...?

You get to be all smug and say "I told you so" in whatever afterlife you two might find yourselves in.

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Their game... Their say. It all depends on how you conceptualize and integrate it, really. It would give a bit more depth to skilling.

I don't know ... I wouldn't like to be forced to go back and repeat low levelled tasks just for the sake of being able to access something at a much higher level. It's like telling players to go fish sardines/herring for 20 hours to get "fishing rod mastery" before they can catch rocktail. And that would just plain suck.
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Just totally did a major wrong post here. My internet is screwing with me. It seems like RuneShark will be doing a livestream over the special BTS later today for anyone who cares.

I am hoping they release more information about PoP soon.

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I can't wait for these updates, especially the new skills and player owned ports :)

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Player-Owned Ports (very high level)

OMG eastern lands, and pirates. Want.


I was surprised they put a mention of eastern lands in the BTS...unless they suddenly changed their minds (which I very much doubt), we won't be seeing any bit of the eastern continent, it's just the lore explanation where the sailors in your POP get their materials from...

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Player-Owned Ports (very high level)

OMG eastern lands, and pirates. Want.


I was surprised they put a mention of eastern lands in the BTS...unless they suddenly changed their minds (which I very much doubt), we won't be seeing any bit of the eastern continent, it's just the lore explanation where the sailors in your POP get their materials from...


...Right, so why would that not warrant mentioning?

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Player-Owned Ports (very high level)

OMG eastern lands, and pirates. Want.


I was surprised they put a mention of eastern lands in the BTS...unless they suddenly changed their minds (which I very much doubt), we won't be seeing any bit of the eastern continent, it's just the lore explanation where the sailors in your POP get their materials from...


...Right, so why would that not warrant mentioning?


I guess he means in terms of mentioning the Eastern Lands at all, players are going to inevitably read too much into it and expect an actual new landmass.

I'd bet my life savings on there being at least one thread on the RSOF complaining that Jagex lied to them about the Eastern Lands when the real problem is they don't know how to read.

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Player-Owned Ports (very high level)

OMG eastern lands, and pirates. Want.


I was surprised they put a mention of eastern lands in the BTS...unless they suddenly changed their minds (which I very much doubt), we won't be seeing any bit of the eastern continent, it's just the lore explanation where the sailors in your POP get their materials from...


...Right, so why would that not warrant mentioning?


I guess he means in terms of mentioning the Eastern Lands at all, players are going to inevitably read too much into it and expect an actual new landmass.

I'd bet my life savings on there being at least one thread on the RSOF complaining that Jagex lied to them about the Eastern Lands when the real problem is they don't know how to read.

I'm really not sure what you're on about. The Eastern Lands most certainly originally were supposed to be a new landmass. Seeing as how this is the first mention of them in quite a while, it sounds like they've been relegated to be conveniently "tied off" as the backstory for ports, in which case anyone who remembers the original announcement does have cause to be disappointed.

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Player-Owned Ports (very high level)

OMG eastern lands, and pirates. Want.


I was surprised they put a mention of eastern lands in the BTS...unless they suddenly changed their minds (which I very much doubt), we won't be seeing any bit of the eastern continent, it's just the lore explanation where the sailors in your POP get their materials from...


...Right, so why would that not warrant mentioning?


I guess he means in terms of mentioning the Eastern Lands at all, players are going to inevitably read too much into it and expect an actual new landmass.

I'd bet my life savings on there being at least one thread on the RSOF complaining that Jagex lied to them about the Eastern Lands when the real problem is they don't know how to read.

I'm really not sure what you're on about. The Eastern Lands most certainly originally were supposed to be a new landmass. Seeing as how this is the first mention of them in quite a while, it sounds like they've been relegated to be conveniently "tied off" as the backstory for ports, in which case anyone who remembers the original announcement does have cause to be disappointed.


I guess I'm the only one who watched the live streams then.

They stated in one of them that the actual Eastern Lands are still a project that they want to do in the future but they want to finish fleshing out the main game first.

PoP's making reference to the eastern lands is supposed to be a form of solid backstory as a means to introduce the fact that they do exist and we will visit them eventually.

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The fact they have mentioned eastern lands in the PoP's lore is the first real step to eastern lands becoming a place our characters can eventually visit.
Up until now the only mention to my knowledge of eastern lands was a ghostly sailor or some similar NPC in Port Phas. Jagex linking such a massive project like Player owned ports and the fabled eastern lands, including us bringing back weapons and armour as loot from the eastern lands, is very clear evidence that eventually the eastern landmass will be on our world map to explore.

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Sorry... I didn't watch the livestreams, but just from the newspost and what you said I assumed the worst - that this was a way to write them off, so to speak, to get them off JaGEx's "to-do" list while still making them (the Eastern Lands) seem significant (which is not to say that POP won't be significant, but that an entire newly-themed landmass would be far moreso). It's hard not to be pessimistic with all of the unfulfilled (I'm reluctant to say failed) promises of future content I've heard about over the various years.

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Considering that the eastern lands will make an appearance in the games actual in game lore its got a fairly good shot at coming into the game. The wort case is that the players make gross assumptions on what the eastern lands are like. This will most likely be based on general information received from ports that isn't thoroughly explained or delved into.



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The Eastern Lands are going to be called Pandaria.

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The Eastern Lands are going to be called Pandaria.

Take note, doomsayers. This is how you cause a mass exodus.

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The only contacts for the eastern lands so far are the guy on the docks (who isn't a ghost), the guy who runs the loyalty shop, and the assassin who thinks swords make great bows.

you could also try talking to your eastern land hairstyles

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Quite a bit of Eastern Land material is already in-game, actually. Just that most of it is accessed through that kind of content.

Promotional Items : Ornate Katana, Golden Katana
Loyalty Store : Eastern costumes
SOF : Auspicious Katana
SGS : Quick-fire Crossbow, Animal outfits, probably some of the other weapon reskins

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Quite a bit of Eastern Land material is already in-game, actually. Just that most of it is accessed through that kind of content.

Promotional Items : Ornate Katana, Golden Katana
Loyalty Store : Eastern costumes
SOF : Auspicious Katana
SGS : Quick-fire Crossbow, Animal outfits, probably some of the other weapon reskins


Don't forget Ak-Haranu (or whatever his name is)-- the bolt rack salesman on the Port Phasmatys docks. He was the first reference to the upcoming eastern lands back in the day.

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Back in 2006 when barrows came out, 6 years later we finally get wind of possible eastern lands.

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I wish they had been clearer on which of these will available to everyone and which will be members only (although, some are pretty obvious). Will non-mems be able to level up gear? Have access to either of the new skills? Do the God Statues D&D? "All" doesn't tell us much. And they had been so careful about being clear on this kind of thing ever since the Veteran's Cape debacle.


I also wish they'd been a lot more specific.... but the general rule of thumb seems to be, if you have to ask, then it's members only. It is entirely possible that they aren't even sure yet what content will be F2P, and what will not (with the exception of the obvious).

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I realized some issues maybe even big issues on these new updates that are coming. Some of the updates are BIG updates like the 2 skills. The thing what i fear is that the game is gona dramatically get increased lagness.

Since the EoC came, my RS playing experience has gone very unpleasant, it got very laggy :wall: ... almost every 10 minutes it freezes and wont try to reconnect to the server, instead I have to go to disconnect or reload the page :( Which is very annoying If I'm in a dangerous zone like wilderness.

So what I fear mostly now is that the skills will definitely wring lot weight to the game running system and it will make my playing even more painful.. And yes I know that I maybe should update my connection to more "modern" one but in the end will it help? Just more massive updates like the EoC and skills will come and in the end I lose so after all I'm not that much interested in the skills.. unless JaGex deletes some things to make the system run more gracefully or finds other ways to run the system for people like me who doesn't have the most modern internet modems. Still I know these aren't 100% sure updates but still I'm being very careful on these lagines issues... :ph34r:

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