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And when they were only going to use one group

  • December 14, 2018 9:54 PM EST

    Old School Runescape, the proudly antiquated version of Runescape that still looks and plays like the match I buy RuneScape gold snapped innumerable hours into when I actually should've been studying, is obtaining a raid. Its next raid, as it occurs: The Theatre of Blood. A fantastic raid needs good rewards, so when the Theatre of Blood was announced late last year, players were anxious to find out exactly what clearing the multi-man challenge could make them. Jagex reacted with Justicar armor, a new best-in-slot armor place (above). There was one little problem: players absolutely hated it.

    In fact, they hated it so much , for months, the Old School community dogpiled the armor on the 2007scape subreddit and memed it into hell and back. They memed onto it so hard that Jagex is currently completely altering the armor's design. And not only that, the artist behind the Justicar armor,"Mod West," is utilizing designs submitted and voted on by players. Almost all of Old School Runescape's updates go through player polls, but this is the first time that the suit of armor has been forged in a fire of memes.

    The irony is that while gamers hated the'closing' armor revealed earlier this season, they adored the prototypes shown while the raid was announced. Initially, the Justicar armor was bulkier and part of a trio of armor sets, West tells me, but as the Theatre of Blood went from obscure concept to real material, the armor shifted with it. Participants said there was sufficient DPS gear but not enough tank equipment, so it was narrowed down to runescape mobile gold just one armor set. And when they were only going to use one group, Jagex figured they might also create a new one based on the armor worn with the raid's huge poor.