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God Of Lego

God Of Lego

Member Since 27 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 10 2014 06:08 PM

RuneScape: Old and New

01 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Mod Mark

Over the last few months, we’ve been more active than ever on our own forums, Twitter Facebook, , YouTube, Reddit, and all the fan sites, reading your thoughts regarding our recent posts and updates. I’m thrilled to see so many people talking about what first made - and still makes -RuneScape special. It’s clear that many feel passionately about older aspects of the game; we're certainly listening to everything you're saying.

There are many suggestions, including some radical new ideas. These range greatly in scope: there have been requests for new versions of the game where everyone starts from scratch; servers that run the old combat system; complete single-player versions of the game with the option to pick and choose updates; and a return to RuneScape as it was in 2006. Some of you have asked for servers with more specific special conditions: no Grand Exchange; higher risk or old wildy; old Bounty Hunter; permadeath; old magic shortbow specs; old 2h melee dominance...everything up to “bring back the old three-hit-pk-anywhere system from Classic days," if you remember back that far!

In particular, there are many ideas focused around your love of the old combat system and all its even-earlier incarnations, and your level of passion and interest speaks volumes. Huge thanks for taking the time and effort to tell us how you feel.

It’s been a fascinating read, and everyone has their own opinion on what was good, bad, ugly or epic about older versions of the game. Right now, we’re looking into all of your comments, suggestions and ideas: specifically about combat, both old and new. Were committed to making this year something special, and we really want look into those ideas that you feel most strongly about.

Researching and exploring these ideas take time. With all the other great content we have planned this year, what we can promise right now is to look into these things with all the energy and enthusiasm we have. Expect more information about this on the 20th of February during our next Q&A session: Around the Campfire with..._

Don’t forget that we are always working on improvements to the core game. We are still refining the EoC based on your feedback and aiming for at least one significant batch of improvements a month. I know it’s frustrating for some of you that we still need to tweak it, but we want to make it as great as we believe it can be by working with you. If you’d like more info on the changes and updates we're making in February, watch out for an Og Blog and February's Behind the Scenes article, both of which are coming soon.

Thanks for reading. If you want to reply here with your own ideas or thoughts regarding this subject, please do so. We plan to keep this thread open for 24 hours and I’ll be posting replies to your comments whenever I can. After that, we can get back into the research work mentioned above. If you’ve posted elsewhere, we will find it and give it the full attention it deserves.

Thanks for reading,

Mod Mark

Design Director – RuneScape

QFC: 14-15-503-64217453


Posted because its interesting to read and interesting to see the outcome.

RuneScape is not appealing anymore

27 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

I copied my thread from the runescape forum as I feel its more accepting here and no one/less being ignorant about opinions and debates. And im new sorry if its not the right place. I shall edit the thread as if it was not directed at Jagex. Just give me time and understand in the way that it is wrote.

RuneScape is not an appealing game anymore. Their approach to get new players is very childish and just turns you off.

Runescape should be full of adventure as it once was. These days you get thrown into some cheesey tutorial. I personaly think tutorial island was the best system to teach the foundation of the game. The best thing that happened to be was exploring, the danger of being a noob running past muggers was exciting. Mining copper and tin to make bronze was one of my favorite things. But as things went by the things that made it exciting went.

Now they protect you way to much as a new player. Cheesey starter quests being remade which have very bad dialog. Quests are also straight forward. Please go here please do this. Before we had to think and find items we are now handed them. The recent rework of started quests lack things such as getting your own clay and making a print of a key to open the jail. Thats what made them quests.

Baby new people? its a turn off. I hate when I play new games and they have forced really bad tutorials.

And if you want me to be honest. Members should not have buthrope. The first thing I did when I became members was run to a man and pick pocket since i saw it on the FTP servers. Then straight to the gates at the dig site, taverly and brimhaven. It was exciting and it was down to me to explore knowing theres danger out there.

If they want any hope in making runescape last 10 more years. Listen to us as active players. We have fond memories and we are defensive of a game we loved. It was us who funded you.

Thank you.

*if you want to share your story feel free