Edit: panic over! The new Q&A, set up in the 'power to the players' section of the RSOF, has mandated that 'Within the Light' will be a requirement to access some of the city, with access to more of the city coming after another Grandmaster Quest. Which will be released soonish. Like Priffidinas was. MEP2 was released in 2005. Just think about that. It will probably take 9 years to reach MEP3, the new quest's 'working title'.
"I think in order to avoid bias on the first poll, Jagex needs to state whether there will be any requirements use the new Elf City or Inventor.
If there were high level and quest requirements for the new Elf City but Jagex didn't tell us, any low levels that voted for it would be pissd. The same thing would happen if it was the other way around."
You're right, we'll always make it clear if there will be requirements to access new content. Both the Inventor and Elf City will be available to everyone - but of course, you will be able to shape how both of these take form and the requirements to use them in future polls!
Screw. That. This is a repost from reddit because I think it's essential in understanding the poll. Elf City, apparently, doesn't require quests. So, uhh, all the stuff you did to get to the forest? Meaningless. Not cool, Jagex. I don't even play any more and somehow the thing that annoys me the most turns out to be this.