Recently the Runescape channel uploaded a video entitled Behind The Updates.
If you haven't seen it yet, here it is:
The description reads: "Paul M cornered Mark to ask about how he chooses what content his team of trusty developers will be working on this year."However I notice Mark just so happened to have a microphone tucked into his collar, Good cornering Paul.
Since this video isn't exactly a regular behind the scenes video it is somewhat confusing to me. The main things I want to bring up are when Mark say's something along the lines of "we look at what hasn't been updated for awhile and work on content for that" it shows a quick clip of a player farming. Do you think this means there will be a farming update soon, or was it just an example? I could see if there is a farming update it would have to be a pretty sizable update as the skill doesn't lend itself to much unless they just add a new tree or something boring.
Also, I'm no programming or developer expert but when he says it takes them up to 12 months to develop a grandmaster quest such as The Brink of Extinction. that scares me. How does a company that puts that amount of time and resources into one piece of content which isn't even that great stay profitable or sustainable.
He also mentioned how they enjoy taking suggestions from players and those are often things they want to see in the game as well. I hope they take more player suggestions at things such as Runefest and the forums because those often become the best pieces of content.
Some random things mentioned:
Mod Mark lost in thought:
Edited by spoonheb, 12 January 2013 - 11:58 PM.