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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:40PM Alpoe said

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Very nice

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:49PM Zenn said

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It's great to see developers doing something like this, I really hope we can see more of this player involvement in the future.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:17PM Kaoy said

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It been a long time since I really devoted time to Runescape. I am talking the days before and right after the 3-D switch. That said, I am pretty happy about this, from a nostalgic point of view. The wilderness was always a lot of fun. Horribly unbalanced, mind you, but a lot of fun. A lot of time has passed though, so maybe the balance was fixed at some point too. Either way, I remember going out there with full prayer, a 2-handed sword, and laughing at those mages feeble attempts to bring me down as their spells harmlessly dissipated around me to the sounds of many anguished cries of 'Hacker!!!'. It used to be so hard to get prayer up to a high level, but spell protection made it so worth while.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 2:59AM (Unverified) said

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@Kaoy I don't think much has changed, you could probably still do that. I believe the "balance" was mostly in the fact that you could pick and choose any skills you wanted. You weren't confined to just being a mage, warrior or archer.

Pures were also balanced more-so by design than any sort of developer intervention. Obby Mauler pures for example, can be bloody lethal, but they don't hit often and their defence stats are very pitiful.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 10:55AM Bottleskup said

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@Kaoy

pures are obviously disadvantaged in this way, but advantaged by their low combat level so if they DO catch you off guard, the chances are your defence wont be enough to withstand their mage output and high levels arent able to just smack them silly (assuming theyre in a reasonable wilderness level). However theyre not as common as all that and people are now very good at scarily fast swaps, they'll mage you, you stick protect or deflect mage up and theyll swap to dclaws and spec you to shreds before you realise it.

And just for info, prayer isnt hard to get up anymore, its just expensive, in the region of 400m on dragon bones last time i checked (which was 6months ago to be fair, and there is a new bone out now, and free trade could easily change all that). Unless expensive and hard are the same thing :P

anyway i digress and should really be doing something useful :)
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 3:46PM Kaoy said

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@Bottleskup See, that would be why quit the game years ago. When it started to become more commonplace to see everyone being everything, it became a lot more boring. Plus, the grind culture. Dear lord, somewhere along the line, people started seeing level 80 woodcutting as impressive as level 80 Attack. I would never go back, mind you, but the wilderness just reminds me of what the game used to be, to me.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 12:37PM Miffy said

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4 years late but better than nothing lol, if only SOE would do the same for EQ and SWG

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 9:14AM kasapina said

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It's not like they could've gone away with not removing them, Jagex was paying fines for all the gold farmers using stolen credit cards to pay their memberships.
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