MMOexp posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago
I could just see reddit whining in 6 months
Personally I’m all in for that trade-off but I could just see reddit whining in 6 months or following RuneFest or anything and faster-ticks getting the newest bank-rework meme.As someone who quit playing RS but still plays RuneScape Mobile gold as well as other hot MMOs I can’t stress enough how significant the faster tick rate is to your game. The responsiveness of your game and the UI would be the greatest reasons why I refuse to play with it with actions bar style battle. There’s no additional”better” upgrade. Responsive gameplay makes great games people are willing to spend money on.
Given the tick change is a massive project at the scope of the full game, has the idea appear to change it for parts of the runescape game in isolation which would profit from it the most, such as combat? I’m sure that’s also quite an endeavour to execute, but it would enable gradual rollout and an easier time analyzing server stress. Every part of the runescape game divided by changing the tick could be looked at one at a time rather than all at the same time, together with diminishing returns on which actions benefit from the responsiveness. Of course it is still a big job even then awarded that encouraging just combat to begin would also likely require encouraging movement and some other heavily-tied systems if a fantastic solution for making this incremental is discovered.
As for me, I believe that is the best idea Jagex have experienced a very long time. Sure it is taking a page out of games such as Route of Exile, but that really is a new way for both new and returning runescape players to approach the runescape game. Also, but the simple fact that leagues just last a limited amount of time makes it good for boosting the runescape game on platforms such as YouTube and twitch. Hopefully these leagues may also help bring out a few more upgrades to areas like Zeah, which are notorious for being too large without enough content (although they have expanded on it quite well since Kebos).
It’s PERFECTLY fine if they take pages from great features from other games with an OSRS twist. Personally, Im really eager to play with this and that I dont even care about the benefits! This is the sort of game style I didnt know I wanted but now I can’t wait!! I got back to osrs when I saw swampletics at episode 3. I have seen a number of individuals say similar things in remarks with this subreddit too. I see this as jagex trying to create that experience for the ordinary runescape player with some quality of life and extra goals which is a fantastic thing imo.