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Yes!

about 2 months ago - /u/Mod_Ed - Direct link

Originally posted by MissingPear

Does this include the green oasis area near Uzer, the south-east swamp and Menaphos (city not just the raid dungeon) too?

We're aiming to finish off the whole coastline so there shouldn't be any black left in that area. However, the city of Menaphos will remain closed (at least for now).

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Originally posted by BioMasterZap

The stream was a bit vague about what the quest would be covering so I wasn't sure if we'd get the full desert, but nice to know the map will be finished, even if the storyline is not.

Also, will the quest be Master? On stream it was said it might be Intermediate, but since Contact! is a Master it would be odd if the sequel was a lower difficulty (I don't believe any quest series do that currently).

Yes it's a Master quest. I expect the Desert series will still need one or two more quests after this one as well.

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Originally posted by BioMasterZap

Good to hear. Now to wait for that blog to see more about the quest and any potential dagger upgrades...

I think you'll be happy when the blog comes out...

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Originally posted by Zacflame

So, for something of a comparison, is this reminiscent to Regicide in that the quest unlocks a new large map area, but the big city centerpiece is still locked? Or are desert map expansions unrelated to the new quest, and that it solely allows access inside the raid?

I'd compare it more to A Taste of Hope in that more of the map is being opened up with the quest release but you won't need the quest to access those new areas.

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Originally posted by nostalgicx3

Sorry if I missed it. Did you guys specify when the blog will come out? Pretty hyped

Not sure exactly yet but hopefully within the next few weeks.

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Originally posted by sakr95

Can you make the area accessible for low level players?

There won’t be any restrictions on accessing the new areas of coastline.

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Originally posted by DudeWithAHighKD

Any plans to make a grand master? I love quests that make you grind to even be able to do them like SOTL

I expect the desert series will end with a Grandmaster one day.

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Originally posted by greyghibli

Can we expect any other special content in Menaphos related to things like skilling?

Menaphos won’t be opening with the quest or raid so there hasn’t been much discussion on what will be in the city yet.

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Originally posted by CaptainHalitosis

Are there plans to have any new rewards for the desert diary?

Not at the moment.

about 2 months ago - /u/Mod_Ed - Direct link

Originally posted by TrevTrevv99

will the quest be available for f2p players?

No.

about 2 months ago - /u/Mod_Ed - Direct link

Originally posted by XeitPL

If one day you will want to open Menaphos please don't go Rs3 style (reputation grind) I really don't want to grind it again...

No plans for anything like that.

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Originally posted by sluamredleffub

Where inside the desert will the raids 3 tomb be? Near agility pyramid or menaphos?

South of Sophanem.

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Originally posted by _Ryanite_

This looks so cool! Is beneath cursed sands the original 150th quest there were rumours about?

No, Beneath Cursed Sands and the Tombs of Amascut were moved forward to replace the original quest 150 in the schedule.

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Originally posted by SmartAlec105

Any plans on how teleport options will be added? More options on the Pharoh’s Sceptre?

Not decided yet, but I expect there’ll be one or two new teleports added.

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Originally posted by mmHeyb0ss

Is that the whole black area getting removed or just a small part of it near menaphos??

Hopefully all of it.

about 2 months ago - /u/Mod_Ed - Direct link

Originally posted by LazyWrite

Will Menaphos be getting some love in the new upcoming quests?

Menaphos won’t be opening with the quest or the raid, but you might meet some characters from the city.