Sunday, May 23, 2010

Teleports in Runescape

Sometime I wish we wouldn't have so many teleport spells and options in Runescape. Especially after reading stories like this one from Kitt. I seriously do want parts of Gielinor separated from each other, so we could actually feel the size of the Runescape world. With all these teleports, the world is tiny. I can get from pretty much any spot to any other spot in a matter of seconds (possibly with an exception of Burgh de Rott). I mean a trip to a distant shore to get some rare fish species (aka monkfish) should be an expedition which takes time and involves fatigue and perils of the journey!

I know it not going to happen, but I wish Jagex would disable ALL teleports for a few days. That'd be fun!

Meanwhile, I would encourage you to try and live a few days without using teleports. You won't regret it, I promise.


Aximili E I said...

Yeah playing RSC for a few hours does make you in some ways appreciate all the RS2 teleports.. but then again walking in RS2 can find you some awesomely picturesque views...

Troacctid said...

Remember that many low-level players have no access to all these convenient teleports. It's easy to take these things for granted when you've got a quest cape, but even something as simple as Ardougne Teleport has to be earned fair and square.

I mean, I can click a Slayer Ring to teleport to the Slayer Cave, jump in the Fairy Ring, and dial the code for the Ancient Cavern to kill waterfiends. But to earn that right, I had to:
1. Complete Smoking Kills
2. Complete a bajillion slayer tasks to get 300 points and buy the ability to make slayer rings
3. Train my crafting to level 75 to make the rings
4. Complete Lost City and other prerequisite quests to the Fairy Tale series
5. Complete Fairy Tale Part 1
6. Complete Fairy Tale Part 2 to access Fairy Rings
7. Complete Barbarian Training to access the Ancient Cavern
8. Brave onslaughts from dangerous beasts to plant a new fairy ring in the Ancient Cavern
9. Complete Fairy Tale Part 3 to avoid having to carry a Lunar Staff
10. Finally enjoy easy access to waterfiends and Kuradal.

I've fought long and hard for my right to go places easily. That's what she said. And I have no interest in giving up that right.

Vaskor said...

Aximili E I, yes, it is a great way to see a lot of places and features we normally miss.

Troacctid, I am not trying to diminish anyone's achievements. Yes, it is a great incentive for new players to train magic and do quests, but it does not take too long to complete majority of these requirements. I could teleport to Ardougne after about 6 month of playing time. And I am playing for almost 5 years now. It means that I didn't have to worry about crossing the mountains since 2006. If not for my intentional walks through Gielinor, I wouldn't even know how majority of the world looks like. And that would had been be a shame. I fancy that this game is not only about getting as much exp as possible in the shortest amount of time. I see Runescape as a beautiful world worth exploring and enjoying. And that why I do encourage other players to allow themselves to experience it.

Anonymous said...

I see your point , but I completely disagree, you still run more then you think, and without tele's, I would probably go insane.

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