livestream round-up (07/07/2020)
Did you miss the livestream on July 7th? You can catch up on everything you missed right here, or alternatively head to the bottom of the post to watch the entire thing!
This week, a few of the top team working on RuneScape appeared on the livestream to discuss some of the content that you can expect to launch in the coming months.
A brand new quest called Desperate Measures is nearly here! This is a follow-up to 2019's Desperate Times and will be rolling out on Monday July 27th:
"You'll be working with an elite crack squad including people like Thok and Charos," Mod Raven said. "The quest ties into Archaeology, too. There's a good chunk of lore that's both historical and more recent."
Executive Producer Mod Warden outlined the recent challenges for the team in the current develop-from-home world, with the team discussing their own personal challenges. In a variety of ways, both personal and team based, COVID has to an extent reduced production capacity.
In order to address this, the team has switched to a new development model:
Executive Producer Mod Warden said that he wants to start releasing content on a more regular basis:
"I want to get us towards a minimum guarantee of content," Mod Warden added. "There will be a mixed of big and small content. The first few releases will be about practising working as a new team and launching content in a tighter release window. Then we'll start peppering in more medium and larger pieces of content in the coming year."
During the livestream, the developers shed some light on some of the new additions heading to RuneScape in the coming months:
"We want to have that joy of uncovering things, of navigating the environment, uncovering lore and so on," Mod Osborne said. "Orthen is an Anachronia site with links to the dragonkin and the Elder Gods. It ties into so many core elements of our storyline. Archaeology has so far focused on the past, but this dig site looks more toward our upcoming story as well."
The Ninja Team was reformed at the start of the year, and this sneaky group of developers has already made a number of quality of life updates to RuneScape in the last few months. Now they are thinking about what’s next:
"I'm really happy with the quality of life updates that we've been doing," Mod Warden commented. "We've done Grand Exchange, Shattered Worlds and the Tier 92 armour changes, among others. That's given us a lot of short-term improvements to the game that players have been asking for."
The RuneScape Team