So does that make A Kingdom Divided quest 150?
So does that make A Kingdom Divided quest 150?
Currently, A Night at the Theatre will be quest 149 (if it passes) and A Kingdom Divided will be quest 150. The quest originally planned for quest 150 will still go ahead but it's been pushed back to allow us to focus on other areas.
How will the quest's death mechanics work for Hardcore Ironmen?
It just says that the 4th wipe will mean death for the party, does this mean that a HCIM can die up to 4 times within that encounter or will the first death kill him like in Normal mode? Considering it's Story mode I hope it's the former.
Basically, within Story Mode, you'll have 3 lives that will be a safe death and you'll respawn within the Raid and try again, but if you die a 4th time, it will count as normal death. I hope that helps!
What's up with A Kingdom Divided release keep getting delayed? And how would a ToB quest proposed today which doesn't even have details about mechanics is going to be prioritized over the quest which has been polled months ago? I understand that the Kingdom divided quest requires reworking and testing with new spells, but doesn't seem logical how the new ToB quest will come in first.
A Kingdom Divided hasn't been delayed. It was always planned for summer. This proposed ToB update is just smaller to develop so will come first if it passes.
I think it is a bit of a mistake to make the 150th quest not actually the 150th quest. I'd rather see A Night at the Theatre made the 151st and come out later this year than miss the milestone.
The quest that was planned for quest 150 has been moved back due to another project being pulled forward. Can't really say much more regarding that project at this point but more will be revealed soon.
The important thing to note is that the change to quest 150 was completely separate from this content. Even if we didn't launch A Night at the Theatre and instead kept A Kingdom Divided as quest 149, the original quest 150 still wouldn't fill that slot at this point due to the schedule changes.
As the person who pitched the former quest 150, I was pretty sad to see it move myself. At the end of the day though, A Kingdom Divided is still a notable quest. I'd also rather we not try and rush out the other quest just to hit what is ultimately an arbitrary number.
Fair enough. It just reminds me of the last 150th quest and how disappointing that was. I mean The Chosen Commander was a nice quest, but it didn't live up to the hype of RFD or such. It will be sad to see OSRS miss the mark after planning to fulfill it. It might be worth at least mentioning in the Kingdom update post that it is the 150th quest but not the one that was originally planned for and the original one is still upcoming for anyone who was looking forward to it. Interesting to see what quest got moved up though; it has to be kinda important if it was worth messing with the 150th quest.
Yeah I totally get the disappointment. I wish I could talk more about the schedule changes but we're not quite ready to announce them yet. As sad as it is, I do believe the right choice was made regarding the piece of content that we're bringing forward. I'm sure most people will agree once we announce it.
Would it be possible to just make A Night At the Theatre a mini-quest instead?
I guess, but there’s not really any reason to. It won’t change anything about quest 150. Besides, as mentioned in the blog, the Theatre of Blood story will play a part in the Myreque finale so I think that alone warrants it being a quest over a miniquest.
Thanks for the reply, just wanted to offer a suggestion to keep 150 as 150, but I am sure the quest will be great because your track record is great.
Yeah the quest that was to be quest 150 has moved back to the point where I expect it to be 152 at the minimum now so unfortunately either way it wouldn’t work. I think that’s okay though. I wouldn’t want us to delay every other quest just to keep the same quest 150.
I've seen multiple times on this post the suggestion to make it a mini-quest instead, this would be the perfect way to release the 150th quest as the 150th quest. Even if you stated that it couldn't be released in time anyway due to schedule changes, I think respecting the iconic quest milestones is important for a lot of players.
As mentioned in another reply, this update has no connection to the decision to move back the quest that was going to be quest 150. As such, making A Night at the Theatre a miniquest wouldn’t make that quest come any quicker, nor would it make it quest 150 again.
I like the idea of tying the raid to the world and lore better by adding a quest, however I really don't like the idea of locking the quest cape behind a raid completion.
Not to mention that the 90-ish stats recommended for this 'master' quest are quite significantly higher than the recommended stats for 'grandmaster' quests like SotE and DS2, being more around 80.
It could definitely work if it's a mini quest instead of a full quest, since they don't count towards the cape, but IMO not like this.
90 combat is just a recommendation and it’s only five levels higher than the minimum of 85 you need for a quest cape.
Oh my bad, misread that. Thought it said you needed 90 in all combat stats. You'll probably see services to carry you through a raid as well so should be doable at 85 combat then.
However, personally still not a fan of the idea of locking the quest cape behind TOB, but a miniquest would work well if the quest isn't too long.
Story mode ToB is designed to feel like a quest difficulty wise so it shouldn’t be any worse than what it takes to currently get the cape.
Can you just get rid of the miniquest designation? Make the miniquests quests. Some miniquests are more involved than with as little narrative as some quests. Just seems like a distinction that isn't really necessary.
Some are definitely deserving enough of being quests but there’s ones that work nicer being a bit more hidden like the ones that use the ring of visibility.