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The main issue I have with duo-slayer is how both players attacking one monster doesn't work right, because whoever attacks it first counts it.. the person helping then doesn't get anything..

 

In addition, the "range" of distance you can be away and still have it count for both players isn't very large. Basically it should *never* be the case that one person can finish the duo task before the other if they started at the same time... (because kills from either player should count towards the limit). Also, they should not have given half the total slayer points per task. (in addition to needing BOTH people to skip in order to get a new task. It should have been only one person needs to skip to get a new task for both..)


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Mod ThatJim is doing an AMA on Reddit over here. Feel free to ask your questions about Jagex and the NIS, which he designed.

 

I am doing a live transcript on Pastebin here if you want to follow in real time.

 

I'll be posting any interesting tidbits of information here:

  • ThatJim is currently working on a "tablet project" which involves the right-click context menu, presumably the Tablet Client.
  • The Grand Exchange button on the NIS interface is "coming soon", was cut from the initial release. Has a "very cool feature only possible with NIS".
  • They are currently working on making some changes to the tutorial and tidying up early quests. (Presumably this has to do with the Paths System, which was described to be more guidance for players right after they finish the tutorial)
  • The next batch of NIS updates and fixes will be announced "in the next week or so". "You can expect new features during the week of the August 19th." (Editor's Note: This is the Jmod-estimated release week for Divination)
  • Jagex is working on a solution to allow for split Private Chat for those that liked the old system.
  • When asked about PvP worlds, he said that it isn't going to happen in the near future, but that Jagex is currently playing around with similar ideas. "I don't want to spoil anything though ;)"
  • He is looking into the possibility of Dual Ability Bars. They have discussed allowing for more than 5 Ability Sets and an extended Action Bar but makes no promises.
  • "Cinema Mode", the ability to hide the interface in order to take better screenshots or videos, was planned but was set aside. They will come back to it once they finish making sure the current interface is working well.
  • The Activity Timeline interface (in-game integration of the Adventurers Log) is on their hitlist but has no firm timeline yet.
  • He loves the idea of having a public database of player-made interface presets.
  • When asked about what the NIS makes possible, he listed "a portable GE, on the go ports access and friends streams" as potential features.
  • Alternate themes for the interface are coming. "We know people enjoy brown ;)"
  • They are looking into further ability bar customization, especially regarding the size of the Adrenaline bar. "No promises on a timeframe for this".
  • There are no other massive core gameplay changes such as the NIS or EoC coming this year, those two were the primary focus.
  • The changes to dropping items via keybinds (Preventing you from holding down the key to drop tons of the item) were unintended and he is looking into it.
  • Numpad support was intentionally removed because of conflicts with the new keyboard customization system. It will be added back in in a "larger keyboard update" that is being worked on.
  • You will be able to walk and use the World Map at the same time in a coming update.
  • More combat abilities are coming "very soon".
  • They are currently prototyping a new menu bar that would allow for multiple rows of tabs in a tab collection, but work has only just started.
  • Click-through interfaces will be coming in the update the week of August 19th.
  • The NIS team works in "bi-weekly sprints". We can expect NIS updates and improvements roughly "every 2 and a half weeks, depending on upload day".
  • Just gave direct confirmation of the Portable GE. Was cut from RS3 release but will be coming soon, after they have focused on getting bugs fixed and community feedback implemented.
  • The Skilling and Combat presets were removed from launch because they made players assume that you needed many windows open at once to get full use of the new interface. They decided to let players using the presets add windows as they needed them.
  • BoB and Summoning interfaces are on their list for total NIS upgrades. Will not come for a few months because of the time it will take and they want to get some other things done first.
  • "We have a separate and highly important project prepared for the bank that will bring much more than just transparency."
  • When shown this gif of an idea for new interfaces he said he was stealing the idea because of how awesome it looked.
  • A rework of the World Map interface is being started on soon, will feature better load times, new graphics, and lots of new features. We will hear more about this in the future.
  • "More gods are coming, that's all I can say. I probably shouldn't have even said that :)" Ominous.
  • Apparently the new interface themes will be coming "later in the year". Has no idea if player-designed ones will be added.
  • A redesigned Lobby in the style of the new Login Screen is being worked on. Apparently he has seen it and it "looks awesome".


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^A tablet project being worked on by the runescape team is most likely the tablet/mobile device client? Have we informed the press? it just seems so unlikely; I mean wouldn't the runescape team, who just launched a new engine that can support tablets and hope to have tablet support done by the end of the year much more likely be working on anything but that for a 'tablet project'?

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Basically it's kinda a full gone conclusion a runescape employee working on a 'tablet project' is the tablet compatibility for rs3


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On the go GE.

 

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"Alternate themes for the interface are coming. "We know people enjoy brown ;)""

 

Awwwwwwwwwwwww yiss.

 

"Just gave direct confirmation of the Portable GE. "

 

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Things I still want to see/hear about

  • A properly formatted and functional chat interface which de-links the chat entry box from the chat views.
  • The bank update they mentioned and better integration of inventory, equipment and summoning BoBs
  • For that matter, will they fix BoBs so that they are more integrated into the inventory?
  • Will they bring back the left-click activate of auras on the equip screen?
  • Can we please separate the minigame windows into their own minigames? IE: allow us to put keys from dungoneering in one spot and other interfaces in another?
  • Dungoneering: allow us to have the dungeoneering map always open
  • XP Popup item: Can we make the actual size of the window match the largest size of XP, or let us choose if it is left aligned or right aligned. Could even be automatic (left align when it is close to an edge window on the left..)
  • Would it be possible to save themes per computer instead of (or in addition to) account? I play on a desktop and a laptop, and I don't want to use up all my presets for that when I already have need of presets for various minigames/dungoneering vs regular play..

 

These are the largest complaints I have at present.

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The AMA is now finished. Lots of interesting details, I added the nice ones to the above list. (Not just interface-related ones either!)

 

Basically, they are working on improving every single interface in the game to fit into the NIS. There will be a big batch of upgrades and improvements released at the same time as Divination, with more details on that coming soon.

 

I wonder how the Portable GE is going to work. I imagine you will probably be able to put in Buy Offers from anywhere, but any item transfers would have to happen when you are standing in a bank or something like that.

 

Portable PoP makes me an incredibly happy sailor.

 

Overall a very nice AMA, lots of nice questions interspersed with humor and juicy teasers.


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Nice. your updated list basically includes everything I wanted except the chat interface updates I've suggested before..


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Really hoping Divination is as AFK as it seems. I simply don't have the free time (or the patience) to spend on it otherwise.

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The changes to dropping items via keybinds (Preventing you from holding down the key to drop tons of the item) were unintended and he is looking into it.

 

i hope the guy who mentioned that isn't using his runescape name


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The changes to dropping items via keybinds (Preventing you from holding down the key to drop tons of the item) were unintended and he is looking into it.

 

i hope the guy who mentioned that isn't using his runescape name

 

I'm not sure what you're saying. It's a common issue that has effected an ingame trick used by pretty much everyone who decided to powertrain fishing/mining/etc. It was a new feature of the Ability Bar, which was accidentally removed in the NIS update because of some code tweaks.


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My god, Portable GE would literally be the best update of all time.

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My god, Portable GE would literally be the best update of all time.

I'm calling it: limited to several transactions a day (and by that no more than 3 attempted transactions completed or incomplete)




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My god, Portable GE would literally be the best update of all time.

I'm calling it: limited to several transactions a day (and by that no more than 3 attempted transactions completed or incomplete)

Imagine collecting items from the G.E. on the go. I really hope they overlook how OP that would be and add that as a feature.


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My god, Portable GE would literally be the best update of all time.

I'm calling it: limited to several transactions a day (and by that no more than 3 attempted transactions completed or incomplete)

Imagine collecting items from the G.E. on the go. I really hope they overlook how OP that would be and add that as a feature.

Lmfao oh god I just thought of a wowscape moment! What if it was a tiered divination reward? What I'm saying is something like the repairbots or vendorbots in wow? Only in runescape we would have high cost GE bots that delivered items to the GE. Maybe low grade GE bots would work once and higher grade GE bots would work multiple times.




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I think its likely to work like the Auction House in other MMOs--able to see pending offers and the status of your offers from anywhere, but only able to actually pick up and deposit items at certain locations. (Banks, towns, or something else like that)

 

Will definitely be interesting. I wonder if you will be able to send out PoP missions from the portable port interface?

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I think its likely to work like the Auction House in other MMOs--able to see pending offers and the status of your offers from anywhere, but only able to actually pick up and deposit items at certain locations. (Banks, towns, or something else like that)

 

Will definitely be interesting. I wonder if you will be able to send out PoP missions from the portable port interface?

Oh so maybe something like a kiosk in most towns? Maybe an addition to the bank deposite boxes?




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Thanks for collecting all that Binary! :)

 

The PvP thing is a project that's currently titled as DarkScape, although I don't know anymore than that at the moment :(

 

And the new gods? One of them could be an Elder for a certain race in particular, Mah-gnificent if it comes to pass.

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I suspect the portable g.e will be like kiosk in each town etc and you'll be able to monitor how your trades are doing at any time, but you'll need to be at the kiosks to get to your items.

Otherwise you could put an offer in for 100k pray pots and 100k rocktails and camp at bandos while the stuff buy and sell the drops at the same time hence reducing your risk of dying and losing your loot.


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But you can already get any G.E. items you've bought from pretty much any town by going to the bank.

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I just want to be able to flip without having to be tethered to the GE. That's all I really want in a Portable GE, honestly. If that means that whatever is bought and sold is deposited to these kiosks to free up GE slots and I physically have to go there or to any bank but I could put in buy/sell offers anywhere, fine. I don't really care. I just want muhflips.

 

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But you can already get any G.E. items you've bought from pretty much any town by going to the bank.

 

Yes but i meant at the kiosk you can make offers etc as well...


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I think its likely to work like the Auction House in other MMOs--able to see pending offers and the status of your offers from anywhere, but only able to actually pick up and deposit items at certain locations. (Banks, towns, or something else like that)

 

Will definitely be interesting. I wonder if you will be able to send out PoP missions from the portable port interface?

 

Bummer, nothing changes then.

 

i'm tired of standing at the bank :P


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Thanks for collecting all that Binary! smile.png

 

The PvP thing is a project that's currently titled as DarkScape, although I don't know anymore than that at the moment sad.png

 

And the new gods? One of them could be an Elder for a certain race in particular, Mah-gnificent if it comes to pass.

 

Woop dee doo I hope it's a dangerous minigame but looking at how they handle PVP as of lately... Hahah one can dream right?


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I'd point our 'more gods are coming' bit does not at all guarantee brand new gods we've never seen. Given the current context of the game there are several gods known to be enroute who can be classed as 'coming.' Most notably Armadyl and Bandos need to arrive, Zaros and Seren whilst sort of semi-arrived and tied to quests could also fall in to this category as could Tumeken waking up and much of the as yet unseen Desert Pantheon (Scarabas, Het and Crondis are yet to make actual an appearance). Not mention the plethora of other gods we are aware of already such as Marimbo, Brassica Prime, Fremmenik Gods, Karamajan God and Tuska.

 

He could simply be referencing that quite soon we will be seeing more of these guys actually make it to Gielinor rather than waiting for big quests or world events like Sara and Zammy did.

 

The whole 'DarkScape' thing sounds much like the previous pk everywhere worlds possibly drawing on the concept of Scaperune so that the entire worlds are consider an alternate dimension that uses a much more sinister graphics set (eg could easily reskin water to lava and such)

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