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55 kg
Aug Member 2019

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There is no doubt that skillcapes no longer command the respect they once did. In fact, some capes (cooking and fletching come to mind) are considered by some an embarrassment to wear. This is a result of several factors, most notable of which are increasing experience rates and increasing knowledge of game mechanics. It seems unlikely that either of these trends will be reversed, so to preserve the prestige of the skill cape, I propose the following:

Add some sort of cosmetic "tick mark" to a skillcape for each 10 million (or similar arbitrary number, possibly 13,034,431) experience past 99, up to an arbitrary maximum (say 10). I'm no graphic designer, but I know those artistic people at Jagex could come up with something that looks sick, especially for the fully maxed skillcape. These tick marks should be toggle-able on/off, in case you prefer the OG look of the cape.

I think this idea gives skillers, pvmers, and pkers alike a cool cosmetic reward for gaining experience past level 99. This idea takes the similar but seemingly unpopular idea of level 120 or 200m experience capes and makes it more accessible to the average player. It would also probably be easier to implement because Jagex wouldn't need to create 27 new cape models.

29-Aug-2019 18:29:35 - Last edited on 29-Aug-2019 23:00:05 by 55 kg

Sceatoire
Jul Member 2018

Sceatoire

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To be perfectly honest, I think it undervalues the skill cape if that were to happen. It has already happened in RS3 with 120 capes. I mean, you might get a 99 cape sure, but now there's a 120 cape. That original 99 cape is basically worth less now because there's an even greater achievement in that same field that you could get. (Using the 99 vs 120 cape as an example)

I understand why there would be a need to show off an achievement beyond the minimum 13m experience req for a 99, but at the same time, a more fancier cape wouldn't be the answer imo. It would need to be something else that wouldn't hurt the value of the 99 cape a player has already achieved.

29-Aug-2019 23:30:34

Reminiscon
Oct Member 2016

Reminiscon

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No support.

Tbh, Skill Capes never should have been added. People became obsessed with 99s and efficiencyscape right after they came out, and more so as time went on.

The level cap can't be helped. The only skill I believe could or should go to 120 is Hitpoints due to power creep, and that's not for years.

The future of this game is PVP.
Long live the Wilderness. Long live risk vs reward in PVM. Long live 2006.

29-Aug-2019 23:46:18 - Last edited on 29-Aug-2019 23:47:23 by Reminiscon

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Reminiscon said:
No support.

Tbh, Skill Capes never should have been added. People became obsessed with 99s and efficiencyscape right after they came out, and more so as time went on.

The level cap can't be helped. The only skill I believe could or should go to 120 is Hitpoints due to power creep, and that's not for years.

The future of this game is PVP.
If slayer is a skill, then I guess these slayer drop tables catered to skillers by pumping out so many resources. :)

29-Aug-2019 23:49:57

icyhot221
Dec Member 2018

icyhot221

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Reminiscon said:
No support.

Tbh, Skill Capes never should have been added. People became obsessed with 99s and efficiencyscape right after they came out, and more so as time went on.

The level cap can't be helped. The only skill I believe could or should go to 120 is Hitpoints due to power creep, and that's not for years.

The future of this game is PVP.


completely and totally irrelevant to what the suggestion was.

30-Aug-2019 01:06:13

RacerDelux

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Started a new account, and somebody already says that the fletching skill cape I am going after is an embarrassment to wear =(.

Isn't the max cape enough of a "I am big and bad" reward? And you can even combine lava/magma capes with it too.

Seems like this is an unneeded addition.

30-Aug-2019 16:17:52 - Last edited on 30-Aug-2019 16:18:24 by RacerDelux

GP FarmerDun

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RacerDelux said:
Started a new account, and somebody already says that the fletching skill cape I am going after is an embarrassment to wear =(.

Isn't the max cape enough of a "I am big and bad" reward? And you can even combine lava/magma capes with it too.

Seems like this is an unneeded addition.


A max cape does nothing but symbolize that you're too unskilled to PvM lmfao. We make fun of people with infernal maxed capes on a daily. The max cape perks were added, because Jagex felt bad for trash PvMers.
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31-Aug-2019 23:45:17

GP FarmerDun

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icyhot221 said:
Reminiscon said:
No support.

Tbh, Skill Capes never should have been added. People became obsessed with 99s and efficiencyscape right after they came out, and more so as time went on.

The level cap can't be helped. The only skill I believe could or should go to 120 is Hitpoints due to power creep, and that's not for years.

The future of this game is PVP.


completely and totally irrelevant to what the suggestion was.


No, it isn't. He voiced his opinion that skillcapes would be deleted and tbh I completely agree with his reasoning. Idk if I'd support removing them altogether though. Sounds like you're just a pissed off stereotypical spite voter against PvP.
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31-Aug-2019 23:46:19

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