Hi, I'm here to talk about Revenants, and what they drop. As you probably know, Jagex added them in to make sure that the wilderness remained a dangerous place, to ensure even the most battle-hardened warrior wouldn't get too comfy. And they did well on that part, the wilderness is still a pretty dangerous place to be, I myself have been killed before by Revenants. They are one of the most dangerous types of monster in the game. Any revenant level 100+ is a machine, if it catches you off-guard it could kill you in seconds, not to mention they heal themselves, freeze you, can prevent teleporting, remove poisons from themselves, etc. They are by far one of the hardest things I have ever fought in RS.
But there is one major flaw in them that I think needs to be corrected. Specifically, what they drop isn't really balanced compared to how strong they are. By fighting them, you are seriously risking all your equipment, often times it's the player that dies. I've seen fully prepared level 100+ players get demolished by them, yet they usually drop almost nothing. Once in a while, a player will get a valuable drop, but how many times would you have to kill one, and how many times would you have to risk your own equipment, to get that one rare drop? Quite a few times.
If Revenants are to replace players in the wild, jagex needs to remember something. Players are worth fighting. Sure, you risk your equipment, but the chance of getting someone else's was very real if you beat them. There is a high risk of losing your things, but the reward potential is huge. It is balanced, high risk, high reward.
But with Revenants, that simply isn't there. What we have here is, high risk, and very low rewards. If the wild is to be the awesome battlefield it once was, Revenants MUST drop items that make them worth the risk. I'm not asking for a full dragon drop or anything, but maybe a rune item, or maybe some dragon weapons now and then, maybe once in a while a barrows item. You know, stuff that players would have had. They shouldn't drop full sets, that would be too much, but every time you kill a revenant, it should definitely drop something that made that fight worth it, that made the high risk of losing your equipment worth it. As commented on, their drops shouldn't be too good, but they need to be much better than they are now.
TL;DR: Revenants need to drop something valuable all the time, not rarely. It doesn't have to be a full set, it could be rune items, it doesn't have to be a dragon plate...but SOMETHING other than a few measly coins. There is a happy medium that Jagex can easily find, that they are currently not at.
All constructive comments are welcome. I also posted this on the Runescape.com suggestions forums, under Monsters and NPCs.
EDIT: Grammar fail.
Edited by couchou, 29 December 2008 - 04:17 PM.