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Legacy Mode Beta - Coming 16th June


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Legacy Mode goes into open beta on Monday the 16th June!

Legacy Mode is way of playing the modern game but with a traditional look and feel, without the need to learn the new combat system. It’s an optional mode that you can switch on or off, so you can choose if and when you use it.

Legacy mode includes:

  • Traditional RuneScape combat, with no abilities.
  • Interfaces styled from the pre-RS3 - both resizable and fixed.
  • Old-style minimap icons.
  • Life points back to a max of 990.
  • Legacy Mode has a lot of other smaller tweaks to help give that traditional gameplay feel (many of which came from feedback during a recent player visit), and you can find out the details on the forums.
Independent of Legacy Mode, we’re introducing some global changes to combat to make improvements for everyone, especially in PvP. These will also be available on Monday in the Combat Beta:
  • Reinstated '138' combat formula, tweaked to give melee, ranged and magic equal contribution.
  • Special attacks on weapons that had them before.
  • Critical hit chance will be replaced by strength bonuses which give higher max hits.
  • Finally, there are some overall balancing changes: more of your life points will come from stats rather than armour, and the penalties and bonuses across the combat triangle will be slightly relaxed, and damage from abilities has been tweaked to even out imbalances (overall damage output remains the same).
Once Legacy Mode has hit beta and we’ve taken on your feedback, we'll be running a poll to determine whether it should be added to the live game.

Even if you don't intend to use Legacy, there'll be plenty of new content to try out: special attacks, the combat formula and balancing refinements. Be sure to give the beta a try!

Watch out for a Legacy-focused Behind the Scenes video on Friday, and full details along with the launch on Monday!

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Personally; I cannot wait for this; I really miss the "good old" days (heh.......). Will hopefully be able to practice pking with no risk in beta :D i'm also seriously looking forward to trying bossing again... Although dks might be interesting, as prayers dont block 100% any more..... GDAY PRIME!

 

Bit dissapointed that they're only putting the provoke on 80+ shields, I recon they should put them on corp shields... and while we're wishing for things, could we get the old elysian effect back? maybe put it on spectral or something!\; and make it a crossclass shield!


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Please tell me I'm not the only EoC player who would rather have the old interface look.

 

Also... Armor requirement changes? Was this really an issue, and are they going to do anything about the top-end F2P gear they added to match rune?



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Please tell me I'm not the only EoC player who would rather have the old interface look.


Yeah, I would love to get the pre-NIS interface again. NIS still bothers me quite a lot occasionally.


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Bit dissapointed that they're only putting the provoke on 80+ shields, I recon they should put them on corp shields... and while we're wishing for things, could we get the old elysian effect back? maybe put it on spectral or something!\; and make it a crossclass shield!


Completely! I mean, what could possibly go wrong in giving all the good abilities to the Lv. 75 shields, leaving chaotic ones/Barrows ones in the shadow once again?

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Please tell me I'm not the only EoC player who would rather have the old interface look.

 

I just want them to fix NIS so my interface doesn't get royally screwed every time I login on a device with a different screen size.



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And fixing it so that it doesn't move interfaces by one pixel each time you log in, each time you take a boat, etc.

Anyway, I'm interested in seeing what those graphic changes will be about.

I'm all for updating graphics so that they are more reminiscent of the previous looks of things while still having a nice new coat of paint in order not to look extremely outdated.

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I just started playing runescape again after a longggggg break, so I'm not familiar with the beta's on this game. If we play the legacy beta, will the things we do "save" on the regular servers? Hopefully that makes sense....



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Nope, separate saves.



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I just started playing runescape again after a longggggg break, so I'm not familiar with the beta's on this game. If we play the legacy beta, will the things we do "save" on the regular servers? Hopefully that makes sense....


To expand on what Alg said - they're separate saves; you can import your (RS3) live save to the beta whenever you want, but you can't take what you do in beta and bring it back to the live game.

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I wonder how legacy mode will affect certain quests, specifically one with boss battles utilizing abilities. I am all for it because I don't much care for abilities, but tweaks would need to be made I assume.


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I'm all for preventing legacy mode users from doing boss battles designed with EoC in mind (Vorago, ROTS, etc.), but quest bosses I agree should be doable in both legacy and EoC modes.

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For christ's sake can't Jagex just admit defeat and replace EOC with this.

EOC's implementation was garbage and the playerbase isn't the same as WOW.

We don't want WOW-lite.

This legacy mode, revolution mode, normal mode all in one game combat system is nonsensical and retarded.

Why would I want to play a mode where I have to press 7 buttons to do the same as a mode that presses one button when equally balanced? 

This type of retarded thinking is WOW-esque where different classes require far more button pressing and complexity for the sake of complexity so some elitist reject can run around telling everybody how special he is because he has mastered the "hard" DPS class.


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Why do you care so much that Eoc remains as an option instead of being completely replaced?

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For christ's sake can't Jagex just admit defeat and replace EOC with this.
EOC's implementation was garbage and the playerbase isn't the same as WOW.
We don't want WOW-lite.
This legacy mode, revolution mode, normal mode all in one game combat system is nonsensical and retarded.
Why would I want to play a mode where I have to press 7 buttons to do the same as a mode that presses one button when equally balanced?
This type of retarded thinking is WOW-esque where different classes require far more button pressing and complexity for the sake of complexity so some elitist reject can run around telling everybody how special he is because he has mastered the "hard" DPS class.

Could you refrain from using terms such as retarded as in insult? Doing so doesn't just make you look infantile but also makes anything you say lose its credit as actual discussion
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For christ's sake can't Jagex just admit defeat and replace EOC with this.
EOC's implementation was garbage and the playerbase isn't the same as WOW.
We don't want WOW-lite.
This legacy mode, revolution mode, normal mode all in one game combat system is nonsensical and retarded.
Why would I want to play a mode where I have to press 7 buttons to do the same as a mode that presses one button when equally balanced?
This type of retarded thinking is WOW-esque where different classes require far more button pressing and complexity for the sake of complexity so some elitist reject can run around telling everybody how special he is because he has mastered the "hard" DPS class.

Im sorry, but im not part of your 'we'.

I think EOC has great potential in allowing variety for pvm encounters. You cant honestly say from a pvm standpoint that simply DPSing down a boss is fun. Whats fun is learning an encounter, knowing how to handle the situations and overcoming them. That is what makes pvm great and builds prestige in the pvm world.



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i enjoyed fighting opponents over mining them


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i enjoyed fighting opponents over mining them

I dunno, I'm starting to see the appeal of it. It might be nice to go back to a simpler system, if only for a change of pace: if Legacy is just revolution with less clutter (read: completely superfluous basic abilities), why not? Being able to get an interface with a decent color scheme is just a nice bonus.

 

Or maybe it's just stockholm syndrome, since it's clear that they're going to drag us all back to 2007 whether we like it or not.






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