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Tri
Dec Member 2019

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I think Jagex should add Deathmatch to the current Minigame Spotlight rotation. The minigame is pretty much dead and offers no real reason to play other than a small rune pouch, some titles, lackluster hybrid gloves and power armor (which is only really used by mid level ironmen).

As it currently stands one of the rewards is near impossible to get unless you played the minigame on release, and the only way to get it currently requires you to find 19 other people to come play the minigame with you allowing the essence of death to activate. Adding DM to the rotation would help get rid of this problem.

Putting Deathmatch into the minigame spotlight would give people a reason to try it outside of just boosting as well as give it a reason to be played. even if it's just for a few days once or twice a month, Also with the talks of potentially removing Mobilizing Armies this would leave the rotation missing a slot, a perfect opportunity to place in Deathmatch as an either temporary or permanent replacement.
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Put Deathmatch in Spotlight, Give people a place to practice PvP and a reason for it to be played!

08-Feb-2018 02:10:22 - Last edited on 08-Feb-2018 06:22:38 by Tri

Loki
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19 other people? Don't you mean 29 other people? Pretty sure when I organised an event with my FC, we needed 30 people for everyone to get the mask.

Anyway - I'm fairly sure Deathmatch (and Bounty Hunter) were confirmed to be getting removed in the Feb/March dead minigame removal.


If it does happen to stay, then it'll remain a dead minigame if thaler doesn't count in the safe zones, because people only want to AFK thaler. If you have to be in the arena to do it, then people will just complain about being killed and not bother doing it.
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08-Feb-2018 08:38:37

Tri
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Loki said:
19 other people? Don't you mean 29 other people? Pretty sure when I organised an event with my FC, we needed 30 people for everyone to get the mask.


The in game message says it needs 20 i'm pretty sure, but if you need 30 that's a good meme /s.

Loki said:
Anyway - I'm fairly sure Deathmatch (and Bounty Hunter) were confirmed to be getting removed in the Feb/March dead minigame removal.


If you could find a reliable source on that it would be nice. As for now i'll take that with a grain of salt as Mobilizing Armies has been something that's been talked about for nearly 2 years, and before that Crucible was talked about for a while as well...

Loki said:
If it does happen to stay, then it'll remain a dead minigame if thaler doesn't count in the safe zones, because people only want to AFK thaler. If you have to be in the arena to do it, then people will just complain about being killed and not bother doing it.


People would probably find a way to afk it anyway, either by boxing each other or grouping in multi together with legacy/1tick barragers. either way being in the safe zone currently counts as being in the minigame same with Stealing Creation, Castle Wars, and Cabbage Face Punch. I don't see why Deathmatch would be any different. On a plus side those who do wish to play the minigame as intended would be able to learn/and practice PvP with free supplies (as far as food/overloads/and Prayer potions). This would help ease players into PvP for when they need to do PvP related content in the future.
A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.
Put Deathmatch in Spotlight, Give people a place to practice PvP and a reason for it to be played!

08-Feb-2018 17:43:16 - Last edited on 08-Feb-2018 19:08:02 by Tri

Loki
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Tri said:
Loki said:
Anyway - I'm fairly sure Deathmatch (and Bounty Hunter) were confirmed to be getting removed in the Feb/March dead minigame removal.


If you could find a reliable source on that it would be nice. As for now i'll take that with a grain of salt as Mobilizing Armies has been something that's been talked about for nearly 2 years, and before that Crucible was talked about for a while as well...

Loki said:
If it does happen to stay, then it'll remain a dead minigame if thaler doesn't count in the safe zones, because people only want to AFK thaler. If you have to be in the arena to do it, then people will just complain about being killed and not bother doing it.


People would probably find a way to afk it anyway, either by boxing each other or grouping in multi together with legacy/1tick barragers. either way being in the safe zone currently counts as being in the minigame same with Stealing Creation, Castle Wars, and Cabbage Face Punch. I don't see why Deathmatch would be any different. On a plus side those who do wish to play the minigame as intended would be able to learn/and practice PvP with free supplies (as far as food/overloads/and Prayer potions). This would help ease players into PvP for when they need to do PvP related content in the future.
I'll try find the link that was shared on the minigames/D&Ds discord server about those getting removed. Iirc, someone linked it to a twitter post by a JMod.

As for the afking, etc.. you're probably right. There will always be people who will find ways of afking things lol. I enjoy Deathmatch a lot, so I personally wouldn't want it removed - just annoying when someone comes in full achto and you can't even hit against them. :(
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09-Feb-2018 23:49:57

Iceberg
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There's a mod event for Deathmatch coming up, albeit in the middle of March on 14th. Would be good to see Deathmatch on the spotlight though :)
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