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OSTaytee
May Member 2021

OSTaytee

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First to make it clear from the begining, this is a rant.

I don't understand nor like it how you, Jagex, change the game the way you do right now with update like this. From the begining of ironman mode creation, you wanted to create a solely solo player mode. And many players got in love with that and stopped playing on their "regular" mains to create a whole new ironman character.

With this Group ironman update you are throwing the original idea straight into the garbage. I do understand that there is quite a few players that have already maxed their helmetman mode accounts and acquired all the items possible they ever imagined and want something new to do. But wasn't that the point they started playing soloman mode to start with? To actually get everything playing literally solo? If this kind of gameplay (Group Ironman) was implemented along with first helmetman mode, I bet there would be way more helmetmen running around gielinor than there is normalmen. In fact I think 90% or so of players would have dumped their normal characters instantly.
To be fair, I think you should open up a small time window for everyone to change their character type for which ever they want to excluding Hardcore helmetman or Ultimate helmetman, since you started to make so called "solo" mode not so solo as intended from the begining.

06-Oct-2021 11:31:10

Bowmonster15
Jun Member 2021

Bowmonster15

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Would you please look into adding group Ironman for existing players. Take me of the leaderboards I don’t care. Heck you could force it to where we had to play on a server by ourselves. We just want to link our group Ironman up and play. We work long hours now and restarting is out of the option. Heck just the thought of it has got us back playing again.

Again we don’t care about leaderboards, status, all we care about is playing together with the restrictions that are set for group Ironman.

06-Oct-2021 12:05:59

Nead
Sep Member 2012

Nead

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mobi said:
why do we have to make the group on tutorial island?!?!?!?


To theorize, being new content, maybe to start over from a clean slate for everyone whom decides to partake in the new game-mode.
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06-Oct-2021 14:41:48

Lucy HFilia
Feb Member 2018

Lucy HFilia

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I didn’t vote “no” because I didn’t like the concept of group ironman. I voted no because everyone has to start fresh from tutorial island again.

I think I’m beginning to learn why I’m getting frustrated with this game and its updates. I understand the direction - we have a decent number of talented players who dedicate way too much time to this game and want more challenging things. However, the game developers are continuously failing to take into account the rest of their playerbase. The players who don’t play as much for whatever reason (work, school, friends, social life, wait that’s going too far), or the players who can’t meet the level of these talents players due to some kind of restriction (internet based, location based, hardware based, etc). And I think the reason why we still like to play is we enjoy grinding something unique, but these more and more hardcore updates make it well, hard to keep up or don’t take into account everyone’s situation.

It also becomes problematic because I’ve tried getting new people to join runescape (people who have never played before! Wow!), and the difference level between someone who has never played and a veteran is huge. By making more hardcore updates, we’re widening that gap, and making it so we’re disuading new people from joining. Which sucks.

As of right now, I don’t care about my ironman having prestige or w/e. Heck, I wouldn’t even mind wiping my current ironman to restart on tutorial island to make the group ironman. But I think there are some people who already started ironman and would prefer to make a group outside of tutorial island (ie, change to group). It sounds like you’re already creating some restrictions - people who leave to start another group can’t access items without doing the content. Why can’t that apply to people who already have iron accounts and want to create a group together? It could even help new players, to have someone who already has a headstart join the group.

06-Oct-2021 15:55:34

Lucy HFilia
Feb Member 2018

Lucy HFilia

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[to continue - I ran out of space] Please consider adding a part of group ironman that doesn’t involve “prestige” or “hiscores” to the game, and let people join outside of tutorial island! I think you’d be surprised at how many people would want this type of gameplay.

06-Oct-2021 15:57:19

Bowmonster15
Jun Member 2021

Bowmonster15

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Yes thank you Lucy. You stated it perfectly I created an ironman 2 years ago when I heard this was going to be a thing. To my surprise I spent a lot of time grinding to not be able to play with my friend. WE JUST WANT TO ENJOY THE GAME MODE TOGETHER! I have been posting all over the forums to try to bring some attention to this. I just wish they could work with some of us casuals to help make our experience more enjoyable.

06-Oct-2021 22:33:46

Bowmonster15
Jun Member 2021

Bowmonster15

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Also my friends main got hacked and he cant get his account back so this is the last resort for us to play together. We don't have time to create multiple accounts and play. We get to play a few hours a day at best. So please I'm begging you to listen to Lucy and think about us. Make something that doesn't hurt the competitive player base but also make the existing account happy.

06-Oct-2021 22:36:38

Miu

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OSTaytee said:
First to make it clear from the begining, this is a rant.

I don't understand nor like it how you, Jagex, change the game the way you do right now with update like this.
How was the game changed? OSTaytee said:
From the begining of ironman mode creation, you wanted to create a solely solo player mode. And many players got in love with that and stopped playing on their "regular" mains to create a whole new ironman character.
And? Ironman mode isn't being removed.

OSTaytee said:
With this Group ironman update you are throwing the original idea straight into the garbage.
How so? Group Ironman is a lower "tier" than ironman mode. Ironman mode doesn't invalidate ultimate ironman mode. Group ironman doesn't invalidate ironman mode. OSTaytee said:
I do understand that there is quite a few players that have already maxed their helmetman mode accounts and acquired all the items possible they ever imagined and want something new to do. But wasn't that the point they started playing soloman mode to start with? To actually get everything playing literally solo?
It's not just maxed ironmen that wanted group ironmen, hence why it was the most voted-on poll of all time, buddy. OSTaytee said:
If this kind of gameplay (Group Ironman) was implemented along with first helmetman mode, I bet there would be way more helmetmen running around gielinor than there is normalmen.
So?
OSTaytee said:
To be fair, I think you should open up a small time window for everyone to change their character type for which ever they want to excluding Hardcore helmetman or Ultimate helmetman, since you started to make so called "solo" mode not so solo as intended from the begining.
This doesn't solve any of your stated "issues" at all. No one's forcing you to ironman.
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07-Oct-2021 00:41:33

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