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14-Jul-2020 12:57:08

Ippe
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I have never been so stoked and excited about an update before! This is exactly what I like and especially for post max this is perfect content. I am looking so much forward to this.
I have been playing this game for almost 17 years now and I got to say this is one of the only updates that got me this excited!

I like a lot the idea of being able to choose and purchase the task you'd like to do. I feel like that would be really enjoyable for the players. I am favoring little bit more no to free daily task cancellation thought.

Maybe even a possibly 'Slayer Boss Pet' would be great, e.g. 250 completed boss tasks, what do you guys think?

A huge thank you for entire Jagex/OSRS Team for this :)
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14-Jul-2020 14:27:37 - Last edited on 14-Jul-2020 17:12:15 by Ippe

Louffe
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There is a heck of a lot of posted in this blog that calls for concern of balancing. It will cause a shift of never bossing off-task.

For the health of the game, I'm going to give this one a no.
There are some interesting ideas here; but the amount of change this brings to the game is overbearingly powerful and almost completely devalues the existence of every other helmet slot item in the game.

14-Jul-2020 16:25:10

Venomless

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I agree with Louffe. This will be another thing that efficient minded players will have to keep in mind. With the removal of the partner slayer feature, bossing is the only way to really do anything together now. And I will have to do that alone if this passes.

Also it just makes Slayer even more strong/important.

14-Jul-2020 16:44:11

milkmotel
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Good alternative to fix Turael skipping, which is the most unintuitive work-around when trying to do Slayer boss pet hunts.

Raids bosses have no business being added into Slayer, shouldn't even be polled. Asking someone to learn how to solo Chambers to do a Slayer task is asinine, as someone who has learned solo Chambers. Plus you'd have to do 15+ minutes of off-task combat just to get to the boss. I don't think the Gauntlet has any business being added either.

Just some thoughts:
Adding the ability to choose tasks for points kinda screws over anyone who has broken their task streak to Turael skip in search of Hydra tasks. Not a reason to not implement it but something to keep in mind.

14-Jul-2020 17:04:18 - Last edited on 14-Jul-2020 17:05:19 by milkmotel

Ippe
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Those are some good points, I did not consider off-task bossing. That part of the game is going to be affected and as Venomless mentioned 'Also it just makes Slayer even more strong/important.', which is completely true.

Nevertheless I believe this could be an amazing new content but possibly in need of not making it so powerful or affecting off-task bossing.
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14-Jul-2020 17:05:07

Iron Gubzs
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I strongly disagree with tossing a much needed improvement to the rare drop table behind this content. Especially as a 'very rare' drop.

I approve of most everything else suggested here, but that RDT bit just sounds like the worst possible solution to a very widespread complaint.

The RDT needs to be improved by default. It's literally older than the slayer skill itself.
If you want to add a newer, better, ring of wealth, which is a decent idea, it should probably be added to the superior slayer creature drop table and not from super endgame content like what is suggested here.

Let's not forget that 'boss slayer' means you need to be capable of killing EVERY boss that can be assigned. To many of us that sounds fine, but that's a huge ask for most of the player base.

I'd also like to add that we need more boss instances far more than we need more people bossing. If you work a normal 8-5 job it's basically impossible to ever get worlds for a boss like Bandos. That seems like a bigger and more important problem than wanting more people engaging with killing bosses.

14-Jul-2020 17:06:15 - Last edited on 14-Jul-2020 17:09:51 by Iron Gubzs

The1stmage
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Iron Gubzs said:
I strongly disagree with tossing a much needed improvement to the rare drop table behind this content. Especially as a 'very rare' drop.

I approve of most everything else suggested here, but that RDT bit just sounds like the worst possible solution to a very widespread complaint.

The RDT needs to be improved by default. It's literally older than the slayer skill itself.
If you want to add a newer, better, ring of wealth, which is a decent idea, it should probably be added to the superior slayer creature drop table and not from super endgame content like what is suggested here.

Let's not forget that 'boss slayer' means you need to be capable of killing EVERY boss that can be assigned. To many of us that sounds fine, but that's a huge ask for most of the player base.

I'd also like to add that we need more boss instances far more than we need more people bossing. If you work a normal 8-5 job it's basically impossible to ever get worlds for a boss liek Bandos. That seems like a bigger and more important problem than wanting more people engaging with killing bosses.


It seems like you don't have enough experience with bossing in such places as Bandos. There's always a world available for you to do your task, however, I do see the need for making private instances available to all bosses when doing tasks, now that more people will start on doing bosses. Right now, I've been doing solo corp in World 330 and World 465 (because I do not own a house) and I am very satisfied with the fact that the whole instance is for me, preventing people from ruining my game time.

As for the blog's theme it self, I love it. I am really looking forward to the rework of the rare drop table. Additionally, I'd love to see some reworks on the drop table of Kalphite Queen, as she is just as old as the rare drop table, and would be considered one of the "bad" tasks when given by the new boss slayer master.

14-Jul-2020 17:11:15 - Last edited on 14-Jul-2020 17:13:04 by The1stmage

Iron Gubzs
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Comparing finding a Bandos world to Corp is like comparing finding a Nechrayel world to Gargoyles.
Just doesn't make sense.

Boss crowding is a problem. Let's skip the part where we pretend that it isn't so that we can get to the part where we have a solution, please?

14-Jul-2020 17:16:34 - Last edited on 14-Jul-2020 17:17:21 by Iron Gubzs

LewisáShoot
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This sounds crazy powerful, right? That's because it is!

This applies to the entire blog.


Everything in this blog tears down all the balancing in slayer that currently exists, which when you consider the amount of updates slayer has received since OSRS came out it means slayer is going to be beyond OP.

Boss slayer is currently a compromise between fast XP/Points and Money.
This blog is proposing to increase the money, XP and points for no other reason than the rule of cool.


Now there are a few ideas in this blog I can get onboard with. For example:
I think there should be a high level item that saves space at GWD.

This should come from GWD after mastering each boss.

I like the idea of a high level item that improves the RDT.

This should be an upgrade to the ROW.

I like the story of the NPC.

This sounds like the opportunity to create a minigame in which we create versions of bosses for this NPC to kill. Perhaps we even have to go and kill the boss to get boss parts.

I like the idea of unlocking more bosses for slayer.

These should just be regular slayer unlocks when you have boss slayer enabled.
Finally we have signatures in the surprise forum update.
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14-Jul-2020 17:31:53

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