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Perchinski

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I would love to see player owned farms developed a little further; imagine being able to raise and train livestock! It seems like it would be so much fun! ^_^
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29-Apr-2022 20:23:17

ratámud
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Just some thoughts and feedback:

- The PvP arena polls clearly failed, although I would guess (not knowing the vote distribution) that many dual arena gamblers might have tanked the vote. While restricting the poll to PvPers makes sense, in this particular scenario it might have had the inverse effect. Maybe offering more appealing rewards the PvP community might latch onto but are otherwise benign such as skill lock scrolls that prevent players from gaining exp in chosen skills would drum up more support

- Adding last man standing loadouts seems like it would split the player base of the minigame while making the new PvP arena redundant

- The Tasakaal Trials sounds like a great idea. Not only does it expand the Zeah region but it would offer a fun pvm press-your-luck style mechanics that seems to only exist in rs3 right now. I'm not sure which slot could realistically hold another best in slot, especially one that is upgradable over time, but I'm sure there's some ideas in the works.

- Player owned farms are, in my opinion, another unpleasant daily in rs3 that I would rather do without. That said, if the time frames for farming fish and bees don't require daily logins to be effective, I would expect it to go over much better with the anti-daily community. Also the male-female rare drop mechanics of rs3 cause the farming method to be excruciatingly grindy and I would hope osrs would adopt a high level of qol than the rs3 implementation

- Gnomeball manager sounds hilarious, and a card game that could rival triple triad where players could just duel each other on the spot sounds like a fun, engaging minigame (even though it might be difficult to get past the polls). Bosses/etc could even drop their own rare cards to use in the game

- While I like some of the wildy expansion ideas (such as the red dragon boss and skull implings), I would rather have them added to the existing wildy to not stretch pkers over even more landmass

30-Apr-2022 02:02:33

NoImThirsty
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The player showcase gallery has some mismatched artwork.
The art shown above "u/uberdigger77" (me) is made by RareCorgi, not me. The link brings you to what I think was meant to be shown.

Image of what I mean: https://i.imgur.com/reQWUlF.png

30-Apr-2022 03:52:02 - Last edited on 30-Apr-2022 03:55:11 by NoImThirsty

LordáDrakan
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Tombs of Amascut
Concept art looks nice. Interesting mechanic that you can tweak the difficulty. But please, for the love of Saradomin, if participation in the raid will be required for any future (quest) content, please make sure there is a story mode like in RS3's elite dungeons (with substantially fewer rewards and no uniques). The one that exists for the Theatre of Blood is still much too difficult.

PvP Arena
It's clearly failed; not even PvP players want this. Please do not waste any more time on this. Just keep the current Duel Arena but without staking and with a rating system (for fun). Reduce the size of the Arena to just one or two arenas (with and without obstacles?) and a smaller hospital in order to make room for future desert content in that place. If you want new PvP Content, I'd rather see a remake of Fist of Guthix or a complete overhaul of Last Man Standing (it's unplayable unless you're a bot or really, REALLY good at PvP) or Castle Wars. Shame the cosmetics failed, though. I'd love to see them added to Soul Wars.

Giants' Foundry
I'll gladly play it because training Smithing otherwise is the opposite of fun, but I'm still not convinced about the xp yield or rewards. Ore packs don't sound well-balanced; Smithing should use ores, not grant them. The bar box is good in theory but very underwhelming in practice because of e.g. the proximity of Varrock's west bank to anvils. The outfit sounds moderately useful, but it should also have some use in the Foundry itself, methinks. (Like how the factory outfit in RS3 has uses both in Herblore and in the Flash Powder Factory.)

Quest speedrunning
I'm not sure at whom this is aimed. Quest lovers don't want to speedrun; they want to relish and enjoy the quest properly. People who don't care about quests would normally use guides and speedruns anyway. It could be a fun gimmick for one quest in particular designed with that in mind (cf. Broken Home in RS3),
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30-Apr-2022 10:07:26

LordáDrakan
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but I don't think it will have much appeal in general. Now a quest replaying feature would be welcomed by the questers. (Probably limited to a selection of quests; who the Zamorak wants to replay Tai Bwo Wannai Trio, for instance?) That said, I would much rather just get new quests (or backported quests) than the opportunity to speedrun or replay existing ones.

Dogs
There are eight Jmods on this conceptual project?! Sure, I'd like to get the dog pet Summoning feature, but an entire quest around it and so many developers? Please no; that time can be spent so much better. As much as I love quests, this game does not need another novice standalone quest that is essentially a canine Gertrude's Cat. Dog pets, sure, by all means, but just let us by them from the pet shop in Yanille. No need to complicate things for the sake of it.

Last Man Standing
I'm not into PvP but this minigame needs a lot of changes before PvP-novices like myself are able to play it for more than ten seconds without dying.

Tasakaal Trials
Sounds Shattered Worlds-y. Not bad. I'd probably give this a try at the very least.

Player-owned Farm
Sounds fun (I quite like the RS3 POF, anyway), and the small scale of it is actually appealing. Could be situated around Taverley, maybe, since it sounds druid-esque. (If they finally get to using that goutweed to get their stone circle back...)

HiScores
I'd rather see more permanent hiscores (more minigames!) than seasonal ones. While the idea of the latter sounds good, they rather flopped in RS3... and haven't been done in many years.

Piscarilius rework
Sounds good!

Twisted Tales
Yay, quests. Garden of Death sounds very interesting mechanically; I hope it sees the light of day. The other ones sound fun too, but given the low number of quests per year I'd rather see few standalones and the Garden idea sounds as though it could actually be relevant to the overall Zeah stories.
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30-Apr-2022 10:22:36

LordáDrakan
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Gnomeball
Err... to be fair I'm not sure I get it, but either way, no opinion. (I see Mod Dylan's name, though, and I immediately want more Elemental Workshop quests. :D)

Forestry
Some new woodcutting activity like this would be very interesting, but make sure that it does not make the same mistake that e.g. Evil Trees did. You encounter one whilst doing something else, complete the activity and are then given a temporary bonus to woodcutting that you either forgo because you were doing something else or go out of your way to use up.

Wilderness
The ideas sound pretty good but... I'm simply not going to engage with any of the content as long as the Wilderness functions as it does with the PvP mechanic. There isn't much else I can say... no matter how good content is, if it involves dangerous PvP, it ain't for me.

TCG
Could be fun but not my cup of tea, sorry.

Quests backporting
I've pretty much said what I wanted to say in the survey itself, but it's interesting that the pirate quests and Glouphrie are relatively low on the list. The former are simply hilarious and the latter would be very easy to do in OS since it's nearly finished (and it's a good quest). But then the selection consisted entirely of brilliant quests anyway, so some of them had to come last. Strange that the Void trilogy was mentioned less often than FTP3: Battle at Orks' Rift. The void quests are absolutely amazing, whereas FTP3 was just fine, imo. I'd much rather see an OS-exclusive spin on the fairy finale (and the sea slug series, for obvious reasons).
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30-Apr-2022 10:35:16

Plonster
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Tombs of Amascut concept art looks awesome. Will be very nice to have a dungeon that has some really cool lore to it as well.

And the backporting of quests is awesome too. It's nice to see the playerbase wants the quests that we remember fondly in osrs. While Guthix Sleeps was such a memorable quest but those other ones would be great to revisit.

Although I was surprised to see As a First Resort not featured in the list. That was one of my favourite quests from 2008 apart from While Guthix Sleeps. It expanded on that Fedlip Hills area and gave some new trees plus township.
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30-Apr-2022 13:18:31 - Last edited on 30-Apr-2022 13:26:30 by Plonster

LordáDrakan
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Plonster said:
Tombs of Amascut concept art looks awesome. Will be very nice to have a dungeon that has some really cool lore to it as well.

And the backporting of quests is awesome too. It's nice to see the playerbase wants the quests that we remember fondly in osrs. While Guthix Sleeps was such a memorable quest but those other ones would be great to revisit.

Although I was surprised to see As a First Resort not featured in the list. That was one of my favourite quests from 2008 apart from While Guthix Sleeps. It expanded on that Fedlip Hills area and gave some new trees plus township.

Yeah it's a cool quest but not really possible in OS without massive changes due to the Corsairs' Cove. I'm also somewhat surprised Glorious Memories, Blood Runs Deep, Tale of the Muspah, Missing my Mummy and Curse of Arrav aren't on there.
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30-Apr-2022 13:35:29

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