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  • January 30, 2019 7:54 PM EST


    "We believed changing it a bit made sense best site to buy osrs gold ," West says,"but players weren't quite on board with all the original proposal we shared stream. And then, well, Reddit went wild."

    The memes came hard and fast. Others thought the new armor did not seem tanky enough and generously provided a few alternatives, with some calling for a more drastic redesign.

    It got so bad that a few players began to seriously believe a meme that the upgraded armor was by another artist, and that the artist who made the prototypes had abandoned Jagex. But then something amazing happened. Even as memes blotted out the sun, slowly but surely serious suggestions started to glow through. It began with primitive Photoshop jobs, but shortly proper examples and fan art started to crop up. Players rallied around the idea of a milder, blessed armor set motivated by the Runescape god Saradomin, so that they moved back into West's prototype layouts and made a few adjustments.

    And after that, a hero emerged: legend_arts, a gifted and well-known Runescape fan artist. Driven from the memes and inspired by elements of West's designs and other players' suggestions, legend_arts created a hybrid armor design so good it not merely silenced the memes, it captured the attention of West himself.

    "When I pitched it to the community over Twitch, I had been anticipating a bit of a response," West says. "Because when you're revealing best-in-slot items, you've either got no answer --which is what you are planning for really because so they're happy--or else you get a very loud response which, as we've all seen on Reddit, is what happened. Obviously, what I did not anticipate was for another artist to pop up in. But when Legend_Arts published his concept where he made it bright and shiny, it made like 10,000 upvotes on Reddit, which is why I subsequently went onto the livestream to let them watch me build it."

    "it is a much more positive place to be in than how can i buy dragon claws osrs with real money everyone just complaining and crying. We had been lucky. But what the memes attracted, which was so great about this example, was genuine people that really wanted to put together good designs. And as far as there were memes, the good ideas that people liked weren't overshadowed."