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Jagex figured they might as wel


  • They memed onto it so hard that Jagex is now totally altering the armor's design. And not just that, the artist behind the Justicar armor,"Mod West," is using designs submitted and voted buy runescape mobile gold on by players. Almost all of Old School Runescape's updates go through participant polls, but this is the first time that the suit of armor was forged in a passion of memes.

    The irony is that while gamers loathed the'final' armor revealed earlier this year, they loved the prototypes shown when the raid was announced. Originally, the Justicar armor was bulkier and part of a trio of new armor sets, West tells me, but since the Theatre of Blood went from vague idea to actual material, the armor changed with it. Players said there was enough DPS gear but insufficient tank gear, so it was narrowed down to only 1 armor collection. And if they were just going to use one group, Jagex figured they might as well create a new one based on the armor worn by the raid's huge poor.

    "We thought changing it up a little made sense," West says,"but players weren't quite on board with all the original proposal we shared on stream.

    The memes came out hard and quick. Some players said it was too much like existing armor, including armor from Runescape 3, the newer, mainline version of Runescape. Others thought the new armor did not look tanky enough and liberally provided a few choices, with some calling for a more drastic redesign.

    It got so bad that a few players began to seriously feel a meme that the upgraded armor was by a different artist, which the artist that made the prototypes had abandoned Jagex. But then something amazing happened. Even as memes blotted out the sun, gradually but certainly serious suggestions started to glow through. It began with crude Photoshop tasks, but shortly proper examples and fan art began to crop up. Players rallied around the notion of a bulkier, blessed armor group inspired by the Runescape god OSRS gold  Saradomin, so they went back into West's prototype layouts and made some adjustments.
      December 11, 2018 11:23 PM MST
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