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Autumn Elite

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

Ian Adler
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Innert said:
Yeah, that would have been a fantastic quest. It clearly was just a case of plans being cancelled as the game's focus shifted away from quests, and they felt they had to address it now that Owen was playing a role in the story again.

It's a shame what's happened to questing in recent years. I used to play constantly, back in the days when we got 10+ quests a year. These days it's rare I subscribe for more than a couple months per year, as there's almost no quest content anymore. :(


While I generally agree, there is a reason for there being fewer Quests these days. Think a moment. Back in the Fifth Age there were hosts of Quests coming out all the time because there was no dominate storyline, sure there was Lucien and Mahjarrat matters, but mostly it was a bunch of independent and mostly unrelated Quest series along with some stand-alone ones. Well, now most - not all, I admit, but most - of those old Quest lines are finished and it is the Sixth Age. Meaning that now there is a dominate storyline: us being the
World Guardian
. When every Quest has earthshaking potential and is part of a much larger story-arc it is only natural that fewer come out. As to Death of Chivalry 2, I think Jagex got caught in a trap of their own making: They wanted to involve Sir Owen in the Elder God Wars, but focusing on EDW had delayed Death of Chivalry 2 - but making Death of Chivalry 2 would then throw off their EDW timetable. So they did the Quest via dialogue. A regrettable situation that should not have occurred, yes, but we all make mistakes.
Saradominist
World Guardian

My first loyalty is to protecting Gielinor. My second is to the patron of the Myreque.
My third is to
Tumeken
and the bloodline of Senliten.

27-Jul-2021 15:51:12

Darelzel

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Autumn Elite said:
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.


The thing is, it wasn't the PLAYER who was occupied with Mahjarrat and dragonkin and gods greater than gods. It was the Jagex design team, who no longer had time for stories that didn't really progress what was now considered the 'main' plot (or as one observer referred to it, the Master Tale). There's probably a lot of stuff that went on behind the scenes, things we may never know about, that might have contributed to Death of Chivalry's sequel being scrapped, and Sir Owen giving a lengthy summary as a way of telling us to let it go and move on.

Unfortunately, there's no real 5th Age/6th Age dividing line designation between pre-Sliske's Endgame (early 6th age) and post-Sliske's Endgame content. If there were, then perhaps it'd be possible for quests set between The World Wakes and Sliske's Endgame to be released. But unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be such a designation.

01-Aug-2021 23:52:38

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