Talwar posted a video questioning if Elder Realms is the next step for RotMG that I thought was pretty interesting and which I very strongly disagreed with…
I think it goes without saying that plenty of realm players love PuffaGod’s Elder Realms and would be really stoked about it, but I very strongly disagree with Talwar’s suggestion. I think new endgame content should be made down the road but I think the linear process of an O3 run should never be made longer. I think 40-60 minutes to do Oryx’s castle, O1, O2, a miniboss, and O3 is already going to exhaust a lot of players and fill their backpacks.
What if elder realms became like the non-perma-death equivalent of the Arena–where you pay 350 fame and it grants you the ability to be transported into the elder realm? When you die, you just go back to nexus with all your items.
I think it would be really cool if upon re-entering the nexus (normal realm), all your loot from the elder realm became petrified fossils unusable in combat. BUT THEN, if you could trade these petrified elder UTs rocks into an NPC you could use these fancy rocks for either a crafting system or some quest or exaltation-like benefit. I think if they brought back the Alchemist that he’d be the perfect dude to want old rocks and to give you something cool for it.