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Autumn Elite

Autumn Elite

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It is pretty much impossible to view this as anything other than extreme laziness. Questing is clearly not held in high regard at Jagex and we are in an era of all time low quests that it seems like we will never exit. Cuts have been made everywhere - post quest dialogue is a thing of the past, voice acting is gone, cutscenes are now seen as too expensive, etc. Anything that can be reduced has been and there is no reason to think these things are coming back.

But to wait eight years after a very well received quest which was left on a cliffhanger only to then put out the absolute laziest version of 10 minutes of written work to resolve it is a disgrace. When there is no guarantee that storylines will be resolved with any effort, why should people be invested? Even when a good update is released, it may just be left for years and then an internet types up a “resolution” 10 minutes before leaving for the weekend so it can be added in game on Monday.

And to also have the *audacity* to play it off as a joke and it being the players fault? Absolute trash, whoever wrote that shouldn’t be allowed near the game. It is borderline gas lighting.

02-Jul-2021 22:07:42

Autumn Elite

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Ojacha said:
Or are you saying Jagex actually said this somewhere?


Sir Owen’s in-game dialogue references us not attending the quest as “due to our busy schedule”.

Player: Weren’t we going to go on a quest together?
Sir Owen: Indeed. Saradomin's expedition to restore Fern's undead herd to life. We eagerly awaited you, for quite some time. I sent word to you, but received no reply. It seems you were occupied; adventuring with mahjarrat and dragonkin and gods greater than gods. With surprising regularity, you take it upon yourself to save the world from impending calamity. We postponed our quest for a suitably polite period, but the corruption contaminating my body (and Fern's nagging) drove me to action. In your absence, Saradomin joined us on our quest, and battled undead horrors by my side.

Jagex seems to think joking about the fact the quest never got released is acceptable.

Ojacha said:
I'm sorry for going off on a rant like this. But storytelling is something dear to my heart. And seeing a story I have always enjoyed butchered like this just hurts...


No - you are completely right. One of the things I find most annoying about this situation is that we know Jagex has been able to produce a good number of quality quests per year when they had less money from MXT and lower membership costs. It is a choice to release as few quests as they do now just as it was a choice to wait eight years then scrap this quest. It isn’t something they cannot do, it is something they cannot be bothered to do.

25-Jul-2021 21:24:10

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