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Jordyre

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It's less about exclusion/whining for me. I understand the valid points of completionist being a sign of personal achievement and why group bosses did not meet that standard.

My problem with the removal of Reaper is that, while completionist does have a component of personal achievement, it also has a component (an explicit component, at that) that it is meant to signify a certain level of "completion" of the game. Bossing is a huge component of RuneScape. By completely removing the requirement rather than modifying it to meet complaints of group bossing, they've (at least in my opinion) degraded the cape's significance as a signifier of "completion."

What they should have done was modify the requirement so that bossing was maintained in a forthright manner (rather than include PvM or bossing as buried components within other reqs that aren't entirely about bossing) for just solo bosses. For how important bossing is to RuneScape, I think if we want a cape that signifies certain levels of completion of the game, we need an explicit bossing requirement that covers several bosses in one, even if just the solo ones.
Fast Sc
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26-Jun-2019 15:27:42

Jordyre

Jordyre

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Daibhi said:
Jordyre said:
It's less about exclusion/whining for me. I understand the valid points of completionist being a sign of personal achievement and why group bosses did not meet that standard.

My problem with the removal of Reaper is that, while completionist does have a component of personal achievement, it also has a component (an explicit component, at that) that it is meant to signify a certain level of "completion" of the game. Bossing is a huge component of RuneScape. By completely removing the requirement rather than modifying it to meet complaints of group bossing, they've (at least in my opinion) degraded the cape's significance as a signifier of "completion".


In one of the past stream leading up to this, when Jagex was still trying to figure out how to go about it (maybe even before the simplified version), Mod Jack said that the comp cape has never meant the completion of everything in the game. So I'm not so sure if there's really much ground to stand on still beating that dead horse regarding the definition of completionism.

Directly from June 24th's announcement from this update: "Essentially, the Comp Cape should represent a player who has played everything."

I do think there are grounds to stand on with respect to Jagex's interpretation of what completionist should mean. I think massive content swaths like bossing necessarily fall within that definition.
Fast Sc
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26-Jun-2019 15:46:24

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