History YMMV / RuneScape

11th Jul '16 11:30:16 AM thenameisbean
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*** "And I want it now!" asks you to complete a solo floor in under six minutes. This is entirely dependent on the game being nice and putting the boss door close to the starting room, and then giving you a boss you can crush quickly enough.

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*** "And I want it now!" asks you to complete a solo floor in under six minutes. This is entirely dependent on the game being nice and putting the boss door close to the starting room, and then giving you a boss you can crush quickly enough.that doesn't have PuzzleBoss elements or long invincibility times.
11th Jul '16 11:28:57 AM thenameisbean
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** The Dungeoneering achievement "Up to the Gods" requires you to sacrifice Frost Dragon bones on an altar in a solo dungeon. Frost dragons only show up on the first set of floors, and even then are incredibly rare. There are players that have gone through over seventy floors and not seen a frost dragon.
** There's also "And I Want It Now!" and "Kinprovements". "And I Want It Now!" requires you to complete a solo dungeon in under 6 minutes, which depends very heavily on the RNG being nice and putting the boss close to the starting room, as well as depending on you actually ''finding'' the boss room in time. "Kinprovements" requires you to wear a ring of kinship with a fully upgraded role, which takes a humongous amount of Dungeoneering tokens to fully upgrade. "Humongous" here meaning over ''200,000'' tokens ''just'' for the jump from rank 9 to rank 10. For reference, if you start at Dungeoneering level 1 and spend all your earned tokens on ring upgrades, by the time you complete this achievement, your level will be in ''the low eighties''.

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** The There are three particularly infamous Dungeoneering achievement "Up achievements:
*** The fittingly-named "[[RandomNumberGod Up
to the Gods" Gods]]" requires you to sacrifice Frost Dragon offer frost dragon bones on an altar in a solo dungeon. altar. Frost dragons can only show up on the first set of eleven floors, and even then are incredibly rare. [[MetalSlime a very rare enemy]]. There are players that have gone through over seventy a hundred frozen floors and not seen a frost dragon.
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"And I Want It Now!" and "Kinprovements". "And I Want It Now!" requires want it now!" asks you to complete a solo dungeon floor in under 6 minutes, which depends very heavily six minutes. This is entirely dependent on the RNG game being nice and putting the boss door close to the starting room, as well as depending on and then giving you actually ''finding'' the a boss room in time. "Kinprovements" you can crush quickly enough.
*** Finally, there's "Kinprovements". This
requires you to wear a ring Ring of kinship Kinship with a fully upgraded role, which role. Maxing out a role takes a humongous ''humongous'' amount of Dungeoneering tokens to fully upgrade. "Humongous" here meaning tokens, with over ''200,000'' tokens ''just'' 200,000 being required ''just for the jump from rank 9 to rank 10. 10''. For reference, if you start at level 1 Dungeoneering level 1 and spend dump all your earned tokens on into ring upgrades, by the time you complete this achievement, get enough for rank 10, your level will be in ''the low ''in the eighties''.
11th Jul '16 11:17:46 AM thenameisbean
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNOvb32t0BQ Tuska's theme]] is very, very similar to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1ElmVQ2pw Leaving Earth from Mass Effect 3]].
9th Jul '16 10:24:10 PM HamburgerTime
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: A segment of the player base feels the game simply hasn't been the same since Insight bought out Jagex and the Gower brothers left. In particular, it was only after this point that {{microtransactions}} were implemented - something the Gower-era administration explicitly promised ''not'' to do.
7th Jul '16 9:42:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Tuska, the central focus of the third World Event -- billed as an [[ApocalypseHow apocalyptic]] [[EverythingsMessierWithPigs pig-shaped]] EldritchAbomination -- turned out to be one of the biggest laughingstocks in the whole game. See TheyJustDidntCare below.

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** Tuska, the central focus of the third World Event -- billed as an [[ApocalypseHow apocalyptic]] [[EverythingsMessierWithPigs pig-shaped]] EldritchAbomination -- turned out to be one of the biggest laughingstocks in the whole game. See TheyJustDidntCare below.



* AssPull: [[spoiler:Linza "betraying" the PlayerCharacter towards the end of "Kindred Spirits"]] can easily come across as a largely out-of-character moment simply [[TheyJustDidntCare thrown into the storyline]] to make her DarkerAndEdgier and to justify getting her [[spoiler:killed off and turned into a Barrows wight]].

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* AssPull: [[spoiler:Linza "betraying" the PlayerCharacter towards the end of "Kindred Spirits"]] can easily come across as a largely out-of-character moment simply [[TheyJustDidntCare thrown into the storyline]] storyline to make her DarkerAndEdgier and to justify getting her [[spoiler:killed off and turned into a Barrows wight]].



* SeasonalRot: A big part of the [[UnpleasableFanbase fanbase]] claims that [=RuneScape=] has been [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks getting worse since 2007]] -- the majority of the gripes on here are from at least 2008 or later[[note]]although as of 2016, [=RuneScape=] is fifteen years old, 2008 is over half of the game's existence ago, and very few players have stuck with the game consistently that entire time[[/note]]. Since that point, [=RuneScape=]'s number of subscribers has been slowly but steadily decreasing, and it doesn't help that the newer quests and content are riddled with [[ThatOneBoss unfair bosses]], [[GuideDangIt highly unintuitive]] [[ThatOnePuzzle puzzles]], [[TheyJustDidntCare bugs]] and {{Aborted Arc}}s aplenty.

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* SeasonalRot: A big part of the [[UnpleasableFanbase fanbase]] claims that [=RuneScape=] has been [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks getting worse since 2007]] -- the majority of the gripes on here are from at least 2008 or later[[note]]although as of 2016, [=RuneScape=] is fifteen years old, 2008 is over half of the game's existence ago, and very few players have stuck with the game consistently that entire time[[/note]]. Since that point, [=RuneScape=]'s number of subscribers has been slowly but steadily decreasing, and it doesn't help that the newer quests and content are riddled with [[ThatOneBoss unfair bosses]], [[GuideDangIt highly unintuitive]] [[ThatOnePuzzle puzzles]], [[TheyJustDidntCare bugs]] bugs and {{Aborted Arc}}s aplenty.



* TheyJustDidntCare:
** This has been, by and large, the reaction to the third World Event. Climbing on the back of a giant boar goddess and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu stabbing her in the face with spears charged by the life force of the universe]] in order to prevent [[ApocalypseHow an apocalypse]] sounds awesome, right? As it turned out, the event was largely [[WhatCouldHaveBeen scaled back from its original intent]], consisted of a series of repetitive actions that weren't worth doing more than once a day, and ended with a single faction -- [[CreatorsPet the aforementioned Godless]] -- sweeping the whole thing. On top of it all, the ending cutscene of the event showed Tuska doing severe damage to Falador, Edgeville, and the Wizard's Tower, and after the fact none of them are affected at all, and almost nobody during or after the event [[DudeWheresMyRespect actually acknowledges that it happened.]] And on top of all of ''that'', Tuska [[http://imgur.com/33URz9S is laughably small]] compared to [[http://imgur.com/m6N78jU the rest of Gielinor]]. She was billed as [[TheDreaded the World Eater]], but with her size, she's more likely a [[AnticlimaxBoss continent nibbler]].
** In a similar vein, the Invention skill was massively hyped and much-anticipated ever since it was first announced to be in development, and promptly turned out to be a [[EpicFail massive bust]] upon launch. See ObviousBeta, above.
6th Jul '16 6:45:53 PM thenameisbean
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** The Signature Heroes were designed to be popular, invoking classic fantasy archetypes, starring in some well-designed quests to sell the game to new players. Several of them have been featured in major quests, however they have arguably failed to serve their purpose as adventures on par with the PlayerCharacter, seeming more like [[GuestStarPartyMember random one-offs]] instead. For players who were around before the Signature Heroes were added, there is the added insult of the heroes treating the PlayerCharacter like a newbie despite [[RememberTheNewGuy the player predating the heroes]]. What's more, even Jagex seems to be [[ShrugOfGod unsure about what to do]] with them since the [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore Sixth Age]] began, with one even being killed off (and then being encountered in the Underworld later anyways).

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** The Signature Heroes were designed to be popular, invoking classic fantasy archetypes, starring in some well-designed quests to sell the game to new players. Several of them have been featured in major quests, however they have arguably failed to serve their purpose as adventures on par with the PlayerCharacter, seeming more like [[GuestStarPartyMember random one-offs]] instead. For players who were around before the Signature Heroes were added, there is the added insult of the heroes treating the PlayerCharacter like a newbie despite [[RememberTheNewGuy the player predating the heroes]]. What's more, even Jagex seems to be [[ShrugOfGod unsure about what to do]] with them since the [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore Sixth Age]] began, with one even [[spoiler:''three'' of them being killed off (and then being encountered in off]] and the Underworld later anyways).rest more or less sidelined.
6th Jul '16 6:44:34 PM thenameisbean
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** Zanik's character model was made [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/3/3f/Zanik_%28The_Mighty_Fall%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20140602115047 utterly hideous]] in the Mighty Fall quest, which led to several players outright killing her. In Nomad's Elegy, she appears in the Bandosian afterlife with a [[http://i.imgur.com/scZ4YLa.png much-improved model]], and [[spoiler: you even get to choose if she gets to come back to life!]]
6th Jul '16 6:44:21 PM thenameisbean
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** "The Mighty Fall" was very controversial on release, in part due to the way it treated Zanik. She was given a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/3/3f/Zanik_%28The_Mighty_Fall%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20140602115047 graphical update]] that made her ''absolutely hideous'', and got an abrupt HappyEndingOverride. In "Nomad's Elegy", however, she reappears with a [[http://i.imgur.com/scZ4YLa.png vastly improved model]], and [[spoiler:can either be brought back to life as the Soul Wars keeper, or given the afterlife she deserves]].
4th Jul '16 10:01:45 AM HamburgerTime
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** "The Chosen Commander" was the finale for the Dorgeshuun quest series, and is generally considered one of the finest quests in the game. "The Mighty Fall", billed as another Dorgeshuun quest, naturally would have some big shoes to fill. However, it fell short in nearly every regard, featuring a HappyEndingOverride for "The Chosen Commander", some of the cheapest boss fights in the game, and possibly the ''ugliest'' graphical update in any game ever.
** The slug questline started promisingly, with "Sea Slug", "The Slug Menace", and "Kennith's Concerns" setting up the slugs and their leader [[EldritchAbomination Mother Mallum]] as a major threat to the whole of Gielinor. "The Hunt for Red Raktuber" even implies that the slugs have gained control of advanced penguin technology. Then came "Salt in the Wound". Widely considered one of the worst quests in the game, "Salt in the Wound" throws out a lot of plot points from previous quests, shoehorns in Dungeoneering for no reason, is absolutely packed with plot holes and out of character moments, reduces Mother Mallum to an absurd AnticlimaxBoss, and introduces a lot of humor (mostly in the form of bland pop-culture references) into a previously very serious questline. To date, a sizable portion of the player base refuses to acknowledge it as canon, or believes that it was all a delusion caused by Mother Mallum.

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** "The Chosen Commander" was the finale for the Dorgeshuun quest series, and is generally considered one of the finest quests in the game. "The Mighty Fall", billed as another Dorgeshuun quest, naturally would have some big shoes to fill. However, it fell short in nearly every regard, featuring a HappyEndingOverride for "The Chosen Commander", some of the cheapest boss fights in the game, and possibly the ''ugliest'' graphical update in any game ever.
ever. Fortunately, the HappyEndingOverride [[AuthorsSavingThrow was itself overridden]] in "Nomad's Elegy."
** The slug questline started promisingly, with "Sea Slug", "The Slug Menace", and "Kennith's Concerns" setting up the slugs and their leader [[EldritchAbomination Mother Mallum]] as a major threat to the whole of Gielinor. "The Hunt for Red Raktuber" even implies that the slugs have gained control of advanced penguin technology. Then came "Salt in the Wound". Widely considered one of the worst quests in the game, "Salt in the Wound" throws out a lot of plot points from previous quests, shoehorns in Dungeoneering for no reason, is absolutely packed with plot holes and out of character moments, reduces Mother Mallum to an absurd AnticlimaxBoss, and introduces a lot of humor (mostly in the form of bland pop-culture references) into a previously very serious questline. To date, a sizable portion of the player base refuses to acknowledge it as canon, or believes that it was all a delusion caused by Mother Mallum. WordOfGod stated that the intent behind this quest was to create a series of quests that could be completed in its entirety by lower-middle level players, but the majority of players felt it wasn't worth it at all.
3rd Jul '16 5:48:07 PM thenameisbean
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** The slug questline started promisingly, with "Sea Slug", "The Slug Menace", and "Kennith's Concerns" setting up the slugs and their leader [[EldritchAbomination Mother Mallum]] as a major threat to the whole of Gielinor. "The Hunt for Red Raktuber" even implies that the slugs have gained control of advanced penguin technology. Then came "Salt in the Wound", which throws out much of the plot from the previous quests, is absolutely packed with gaping plot holes and terrible pop-culture references, and features Mother Mallum as a ridiculous AnticlimaxBoss. To this day, it's still considered one of the worst quests in the game.

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** The slug questline started promisingly, with "Sea Slug", "The Slug Menace", and "Kennith's Concerns" setting up the slugs and their leader [[EldritchAbomination Mother Mallum]] as a major threat to the whole of Gielinor. "The Hunt for Red Raktuber" even implies that the slugs have gained control of advanced penguin technology. Then came "Salt in the Wound", which throws out much of the plot from the previous quests, is absolutely packed with gaping plot holes and terrible pop-culture references, and features Mother Mallum as a ridiculous AnticlimaxBoss. To this day, it's still Wound". Widely considered one of the worst quests in the game.game, "Salt in the Wound" throws out a lot of plot points from previous quests, shoehorns in Dungeoneering for no reason, is absolutely packed with plot holes and out of character moments, reduces Mother Mallum to an absurd AnticlimaxBoss, and introduces a lot of humor (mostly in the form of bland pop-culture references) into a previously very serious questline. To date, a sizable portion of the player base refuses to acknowledge it as canon, or believes that it was all a delusion caused by Mother Mallum.
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