Hi all, it's Sirapyro again, and yes I'm still probably not the one you expect to be making big announcements about the Magazine. Nevertheless, I have two things that I would like everyone reading the Magazine to know, and this time I will try to keep it brief and to the point.
The last time I made an announcement in this fashion, it was to tell everyone that every single issue of the Questaholic Magazine, dating back to January 2012, had been fully restored and moved onto the official Clan Quest Wiki. I am now proud to announce that we here at the Content Editors have one upped ourselves, as not only have we provided an archive of every issue of the Magazine to date, we have now created an archive of every Magazine article to date! If you're looking for a specific interview, or you just want to browse old recipes, games, or lore posts, then this new list could save you a lot of time browsing through Questaholic issues one by one!
In reality this is a small update, but it adds a considerable amount of quality of life to those who want to read up on past Questaholic articles, or even just want to reference something in them. Of course, due to Wiki and website restraints, this archive is not perfect, and you might sometimes find that when you click on a link you will be nowhere near the article you want. You can easily solve this by waiting a moment for the page to load and then hitting enter on the link again. Or simply scroll down a little ways and you will find what you're looking for! We will find a solution to this problem as soon as possible.
If you would like to browse the article archives, please just visit the main Questaholic Archive page.
The second announcement I am making today is also related to the Clan Quest Wiki. This is something the Content Editors have talked about for a few months now, both in public and in private, but we have finally come to the decision that starting with the January 2019 issue of Questaholic, the 7-year anniversary issue, the Questaholic Magazine will be posted exclusively on the Wiki.
This is probably the largest status quo change the Magazine will have ever faced, as formatting on the Wiki, while not incredibly different from the forums, does require a small learning curve. However, this decision was made because, ultimately, the Wiki allows for the Magazine to be more accessible by all, including non Clan members, and we have a much greater level of flexibility and creative control when it comes to formatting. Why don't we continue to post them in both locations? Because this involves a tedious, unnecessary process of conversion to transfer them between one another, and ultimately the forums format is the more restrictive of the two.
In short: Keep your eyes on the Wiki come January, as that is where the Questaholic will call home. There will, of course, still be an announcement thread on the forums linking to the Magazine, which may even serve as an official discussion thread. Who knows what the future could hold!
Article by Sirapyro
It is that time of the year again, the Biggest and Best Clan Quest Annual Survey™ time! Just like last year, we've set up a survey to collect feedback about how we're running the clan and how you feel about it.
Last year's survey feedback had some big effects on how we restructured the clan with the new Constitution, led directly to the introduction of C.O.R.E. events, helped us prioritise changes to the offsite, and made us make this year's survey a bit shorter than last year's.
This year the survey focuses mostly on the clan's organisation and infrastructure, as we have moved away from being an RS3 only clan. There is still some room for guild-specific feedback, but we've left it up to the Guild Councils themselves to determine if and how they want to gather feedback from their members. There will be plenty of opportunity to reply to the latest clan changes, so this is your chance to make yourself heard.
If having a real say in the clan's organisation is not enough to get you excited about the clan survey, there is also a juice prize for one random respondent of the survey: either a game of your choice from my expansive Humble Bundle library, or a code for 14 days of RuneScape membership. But make sure you're quick, since you only have until August 18 to fill in the survey!
Head on over to this announcement here to find out more.
Similar to how our survey now focuses on the wider clan, so is our Discord no longer there just for RS3 players. I wanted to once more point out that as RS3 players, we should make sure people who did not join the clan for that game feel equally welcome by keeping the RS3 discussions to the guild-specific channels. If you have any thoughts or feedback on our Discord channel layout, don't hesitate to get in touch.
A few weeks ago we sent out an attendee form to get an idea of who is attending, and what they are interested in being organised for them. We are still waiting on a few responses, but you can expect us to start acting on your preferences very soon, so make sure you fill it in so we can keep those in mind.
Even if you're not attending Runefest, if you plan to be in or around London and want to join for some side activities, head on over to the form and let us know. Everybody is welcome!
Clan Quest Steam Group Did you know that Clan Quest also has an Official Steam Group? It is open for everybody to join, and a great way to get in touch with clannies to play something spontaneously. It's open for everybody to join, so give it a go and make sure to invite your friends along as well!
Article by Cireon
Not too long ago, Clan Quest underwent some changes to its constitution. One of the most notable changes is that it now opens up for the possibility to branch out into new games outside of Runescape 3. Clan Quest wasn't strictly only for people who play RS3, but the game it was centered around was RS3. Of course, this game is still very much at the heart of the clan with many of us playing it either actively or off-and-on as members of the Runescape 3 Guild. Recently though, following the new constitution, a Guild for OSRS within Clan Quest has been officially recognized. This wasn't much of a surprise, partly because we stayed close to home with Runescape (only a much more retro, no-wardrobe-for-proper-fashionscape version), but also because there had already been a Guild for OSRS up and running for a while prior to the changes in the constitution, albeit without official recognition by Clan Quest.
If you haven't played OSRS you may wonder why the first new CQ Guild was created for another version of Runescape, for which a perfectly awesome guild has already been existing for many, many years. Well the short answer is that OSRS is, to many people, nothing like RS3. Many of us in Clan Quest, and many players in the Runescape community in general started playing Runescape way back in the day when it was arguable a completely different game. Being a game this old, it has certainly undergone many changes. The Evolution of Combat update back in 2012 was a huge turning point in Runescape's life, and marked the beginning of Runescape 3. It seemed as one of those updates that you would either love, or hate, or chances were you had already quit playing long before that. Regardless of how you felt about the update, it was undeniable that Runescape as we knew it had changed dramatically and fundamentally. Fast forward to 2013, Jagex decided to officially release and support Old School Runescape, a version of Runescape as it was in 2007 complete with its own dedicated development team. This gave people the opportunity to go back and play the game we all fell in love with back in the day, knowing that it wasn't just a private server but was actually going to get its own updates separate from RS3. Since the guild system is also separate between the two versions of Runescape, a new guild had to be created for OSRS. I think we all knew in our hearts that the first new guild should have been in Guild Wars 2, but what can you do ¯\_(?)_/¯.
Have you been dying for an opportunity to redo all those quests you loved? Join us in OSRS for the chance to do just that! Particularly Romeo And Juliet, which got taken out of the game. Love the new lvl 99 perks but miss the wonderful journey you took to get there? Another great reason to experience the nostalgia with your fellow clannies! Maybe the Mobile Beta for OSRS piqued your curiosity? The happy news is that it's no longer in closed beta (However, membership is still required). Perhaps you just want to take a stroll down memory lane, whatever your reason is for visiting the Runescape of the happy olden days, there’s a home there waiting for you!
Article by Ozazoyo
If you could go into Runescape and have the same skills/abilities as your character, where would you go and what would you do?
I would either visit Moia at the Zamorak hideout to ask her out on a date, or I would go to Shantay Pass to burn some logs. (some people just want to see the world burn I guess).
What’s your favourite skill and why?
Firemaking, it was my first 99 and watching fire relaxes me. But in honesty, everyone loves firemaking right?
What’s one of your favourite quests and why?
The Branches of Darkmeyer.
When this quest came out I wrote quest guides for a Dutch website and I really enjoyed making a guide for this quest. It was one of the first grandmaster quests and after a series of horrible and long vampire quests, this one was really amazing. Writing the Vanstrom boss guide was quite a challenge too.
What sort of music do you enjoy?
Ehmmm, this varies between classical music to metal. So Basically anything that’s not popular these days
Do you have a favorite movie?
I don’t have one movie I prefer over another to be honest. Some of my favorites are:
- Wedding daze.
- Nick and Norah’s infinite playlist.
- Star Wars: Rogue one. (still waiting for the Revan movies)
Which were your favorite childhood cartoons?
- Avatar, the last airbender
What types of video games do you like?
I like Real Time Strategy games, Management games, RuneScape, Star Wars The Old Republic and some Nintendo games like Mario, Pokemon etc.
Why are you still insisting you’ll win this race against me?
Easy, you’ll never train dungeoneering and my firemaking skills are superior to yours
Why do you hate clues?
I don’t hate clues, I just dislike the effort I need to put into them. Also I’m very slow at completing clues.
If you had the chance to redesign one city in RS, what would it be and why?
I would probably redesign Ardougne, it’s quite outdated and is in need of some new paint.
What sort of things (other than RS) do you do to relax?
I watch anime and recently started reading books.
Do you read books, if so what type do you prefer?
I do, I really enjoy Fantasy and Detective novels. Currently reading “An Ember in the Ashes” series.
How would you describe yourself, both ingame and IRL?
Ingame: Zamorakian world guardian who conveniently loves fire. Also obsessed with Moia.
IRL: I’d like to think I’m patient and (hopefully) kind to others. I’m also a simple guy who has one goal in his life, that’s to get married and have kids. Also I’m a huge fan of Derp’s leet skills. Especially when he gets outdpsed by the tank at nex
What’s your most used item ingame and irl?
IRL: As sad as this might sound, but probably my laptop.
You get a ticket to visit Gielinor IRL, Where do you go first?
Zamorak’s hideout to see Moia.
You get 30 seconds of full attention from all the employees of Jagex. What do you say?
We need more quests. I would really like to see some more god quests starring generals as well. (read Moia quest). I’m also still waiting for the Penguins in Space quest, ‘cause that one looked amazing. (I mean we all want mod Osbourne to rap right?) Also I would like to compliment the jagex team for creating elite dungeons. Even though we’ve only seen 1 by now, I really enjoyed it. (the second is probably released when you read this).
Got any plans for Runefest 2018?
It’s the first time for me, so I’m really hyped. I’m planning on meeting up with lots of clannies and I’m going to some secret meeting I’m not supposed to talk about (woops )
I’m really going to enjoy the Philharmonic Orchestra playing RS songs. In overall I’m really looking forward to Runefest ^^
Tell me your darkest secret that would make the Jmods fear you.
I know Mod Shauny’s actual birthday.
Would you consider making an Ironman account?
I already have an hardcore ironman account called Yui Yamazaki. I’m currently 1629 total and I’m grinding for “the Branches of Darkmeyer”. Funny enough my highest skill is 75 agility. Kind of disappointed in myself that firemaking is only the second highest. Other than that I really enjoy being an ironman, but seeing as I’m playing on three different accounts, I have to switch between accounts from time to time.
How long have you enjoyed your experience as a Runescape member?
I have been playing Runescape since just after the release of party hats. (very sad I know). I’ve been a member since 2006 I believe.
What 3 things do you think are unique to Runescape?
- In old days I really loved castle wars. Even though the concept is nothing unique, this is where I spent most of my days. Bursting/Barraging people was amazing. Sneaking into the enemy base and stealing the flag while wearing just black d’hide. Ahhh I really miss those days.
- The quests have gotten better and better with the years. In most mmo’s it’s either go kill 30 weird creatures and get xp or collect 5 rat tails for money. Yes the old rs quests are sometimes somewhat similar, but them having a storyline is amazing. Especially since the release of the first grandmaster quest.
- The amount of different content is often overwhelming. If you want to pvm there’s plenty. If you want to skill there’s even more. There’s a lot of lore, you can build a house, you own your own port and heck soon we will have our own farm as well. Another amazing concept is the kingdom (which needs an update imo).
Do you play the game with the music on in the background?
Yes I do. I really like the orchestral music, especially the newer music.
My favorite tracks: (not in order)
- Angel of death prelude
- Webbed Feat
- King of the Desert
- Masuta the Ascended
- Tale of Waiko
- Dying light I/II
- Many more I can’t come up with at the moment.
Also, I really enjoy the songs the J mods sing.
For example both Christmas medleys and book of a thousand songs.
Where in real life have you been that has blown you away?
To be honest I’ve been lucky to travel quite a lot. So I have a few places that have blown me away.
- Rome. Like everything in this city is ancient history. I’m really fascinated with Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, So going to Rome was for me like a kid visiting a candy store. Weird enough I think I enjoyed Vatican City the most though. The Saint Pietro’s square was mind blowing.
- When I was in London I visited the Harry Potter studios. Just like everyone else I really love Harry Potter. I won’t spoil what’s there to see, but I will recommend visiting the studios. Even though it’s expensive, it’s totally worth it.
- Crete. Crete is the love of my life. It’s the largest Greek Island and has very nice people. Even though the archeological site of Knossos is a bit disappointing, the other sites are incredible. Furthermore I have a really close bond with some people that live there.
- Swimming with dolphins on Curacao is probably one of the most unique moments of my life. Curacao is an island of the Dutch Antilles. It’s always 28-31 degrees, day and night.
I could go on for a while, but I guess that would be too much. If anyone wants to hear more stories or travel recommendations, just hit me up in-game.
Why do you like burning stuff?
It’s relaxing, I like warmth and probably because it was my first ever 99. Also, I’m a (safe) Pyromaniac. But don’t tell that to anyone.
When did you start playing?
Don’t know the exact date, but somewhere after party hats were released.
What was your very first accomplishment cape?
99 fm as in skilling capes. But my first actual accomplishment cape was the most flags capture cape in Castle wars.
If I were to visit your country, what do you think I should do first?
Either buy an umbrella or visit the nature areas in Brabant/Gelderland. Amsterdam is overrated anyways.
What are your favorite cities/locations, both in real life and RS?
RL: Crete and Rome. However, I still have a dream of traveling to Japan, and then especially Kyoto.
RS: Rimmington, because that’s my character’s home town. Besides that I really love the design of Menaphos and the Arc Isles.
Do you have a motto or a favorite phrase?
Yes, I have a motto and a favorite phrase:
My motto is: The most beautiful thing in life is somebody’s smile.
Favorite phrase: “As long as there’s life, there’s hope. (An ember in the ashes – Sabaa Tahir)
I know this one is gonna be hard, but: Which quest you believe to be the best:
My all-time favorite quest is The Branches of Darkmeyer, this is because it has everything and was one of the first of its kind. It’s story rich, has humor and an epic boss fight against possibly the character’s first nemesis. I mean we all hated Vanstrom and have been waiting to kick the sh*t out of him for years. I’m kind of sad that the quest is a bit outdated now, but Lord of Vampyrium made up for that.
I also really enjoyed Sliske’s endgame (did the quest twice without guide). Even though it’s just a maze + boss fights it actually has a lot of lore hidden into it. The different conversations between gods and generals gave me an insight that actually made me switch allegiance.
Do you play an instrument? If not, which instrument(s) would you like to learn?
I play the Trombone and a little bit of Tuba. I tried the Piano as well, but I’m not good at hand coordination. In the future I would like the learn the violin, because violin music is very beautiful. (looking at you Professor Layton soundtracks and The Godfather soundtracks)
Tell us the story of your name!
Well my name has two parts (duh). Shiro and Shana. Shana is however the most important part. Shana origins from the anime “Shakugan no Shana”. Besides the standard anime like Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon etc. this was the first anime I’ve watched. I was not in a happy place at that time and it brought me joy. The character and name “Shana” became important to me and it’s kinda a symbol of happiness to me.
However Runescape didn’t allow me to name my character just “Shana”, so I combined different other anime characters with it. After over 9000 different variations I found one that stuck. This was Shiro, named after Shiro(e) from Log Horizon. (nope, not after Shiro from No Game No Life).
I recommend everyone to watch Shakugan no Shana if you’re into anime.
How many languages do you speak? Which one would you like to learn?
- Limburgs Dialect
- 5 sentences in French
- I can read Greek/ancient Greek. (translating is a bit more difficult)
I would really like to learn:
If you had to escape the country immediately, what’s the one thing you would take with you?
Probably my Shana statue. (my purse too btw)
What’s your first memory of the clan?
People forcing me to leave my previous clan to join this one. It was a good choice to follow that advise. Also I think Choto tried recruiting me to say hoods and join the bronze brigade. Well the hoods part worked.
Seriously now, why can’t you stop burning things?
Because I’m a pyromaniac and there are too many logs in the economy. I single-handedly want to fix this.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee, I need it to stay awake at the university.
Which is the most interesting RS god, why?
Back in the days of the Digsite quest, Zaros was this mysterious being capable of amazing things. Little was known of him and part of that mystery made him very appealing. While we discovered more and more about him we found out his empire was pretty much based on the Roman Empire. Something that intrigued me a lot. Since Fate of the Gods he promised to guard Gielinor from the Elder Gods and I blindly followed him. However after Sliske’s endgame he called me just a pawn in his quest for becoming an Elder God himself. So finally I understood why Zamorak opposed him. Zaros let me down, and as betrayed as I am, I will now join those that have gone before me. Zamorak has my allegiance, mostly because he is the only one capable of speaking the truth. He may be chaos, but at least he’s honest about it.
So to answer the question. Before his release, Zaros was definitely the most interesting. But now I’ll have to go for Zamorak. Especially because he’s not as evil as most believe.
Best thing of Clan Quest?
Probably everything. It’s very friendly, little to no drama, active members, events both IRL and in-game and everyone loves quests. Whenever someone needs help, they only need ask. (Yes Harry Potter reference).
Best book ever?
Six of Crows + Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.
What is the meaning of life?
The quest to great happiness.
STOP BURNING THINGS!
Any day, any time.
How hoods are you?
Hoods all the time
Rap vs Rock?
I’m more of rock guy. Rock, metal, classical, that’s me.
Did you find it yet?
Yes I have.
Where was it?
In my secret dungeon under the house.
Are you going to take good care of it now?
Do you have a new place for it?
No, it can be dangerous in public
Is this place safe?
As long as no one wants to steal it sure.
Would it last a long time if it stayed there forgotten?
Yes, but I won’t forget about it.
Do you need help?
I’d rather keep it to myself.
Is this a good idea?
Yes, I don’t want it’s allegiance to change.
Can you say that with confidence?
Yes, it’s my precious.
Is this how it’s going to be?
Yep, I’m selfish enough to keep it to myself.
Article by Wolffi
SAGA OF THE CLAN QUEST DRAGON
The Saga of the Clan Quest Dragon is a series of stories, written chiefly by MsKonnan10, about the fictional birth and childhood of Clan Quest's Dragon and official mascot, "Nogard".
A Saga of the Clan Quest Citadel Dragon
This is a collection of all episodes, as posted in the Questaholic Magazine, January - November, 2012
"The Story of our Clan Dragon"
Choto 3000, or Choto, is a Content Editor, and RuneScape Guild Councillor of Clan Quest. He joined the clan in June 2015, after being invited by Miss Alaska, although he became fairly active in 2016. The name "Choto 3000" stands for something broken or of bad quality, because the account's sole purpose was to beg for money in the Grand Exchange of RuneScape. For the same reason, he is always seen
Article by Sirapyro
An interview with Thaxy
How would you describe your mission as RuneScape player?
Vaguely work toward some goals while chatting with friends.
How would your in-game character describe their mission in Gielinor?
Get loot. Find Lore. BE the center of the universe.
What place in Gielinor would you love to visit in real-life?
RL me loves tall things, I’ve hiked my way up several dozen peaks in the Cascade mountains over the last few summers. I’d really like to climb up Eagle’s Peak on a full moon night and stare at the Gielinorian stars.
If you could have a 15 minute phone call with one NPC, who would it be?
Dionysius. That dude’s seen some shit.
What is one moment in clan history you wish you'd been there for?
Haven’t missed much, to be honest. I wish I could have seen some of the clan’s earliest meetings in bronze in the Fisher King’s Realm, though. I think that would have been cool to see.
What do you like most about being a Clan Quest Guild Councillor?
As flaky as I am as a Runescape player, I appreciate the trust in guiding our community. Of the core goals of the guild councilors, I really like inviting new members to join our clan. It’s exciting to be the first to welcome them, to see the immediate outpouring of welcome from even the quieter members of the clan, and to expand our community.
What do you like most about being a Clan Quest Marshal?
To be honest, I’m not sure when I took on this role in particular, unless it came along part and parcel with the guild councillorship. I fell into PvMing almost accidentally while working on the MQC and my GWD2 reputation, but as CQ is a community with a large number of novice PvMers, I’ve enjoyed showing people new bosses, and often hearing them say it wasn’t nearly as hard as they expected.
Trash can or trash cannot?
Probably. You can do a lot with trash.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
All of it. Duh.
North, East, South or West?
West is best.
Is Cory in the House, in your opinion, the best anime ever created?
When I started to read this question, I definitely thought Cory in the House was a live action Disney show (which I have never seen). It may be. But I don’t know any more. I do not feel qualified to answer this question.
What is your favourite genre of music?
Probably folk/indie rock, although I gotta say Tropical house is growing on me, may be a summer fling though.
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel so paper thin like a house of cards one blow from caving in?
How do you like your eggs in the morning(or any other part of the day, I won't judge)?
Scrambled. Never been much of an eggs person, just starting to like them more, but I keep it simple.
How did you find Clan Quest, was it by reading a clan vex or through forums?
I found the clan because Skills2Quest, the recruitment person at the time (We still keep his flaming shovel behind the entry door into the clan, because that’s where it was always kept), commented on a looking for clan post I made in January of 2011. Vex’s didn’t exist at the time, and I don’t think CC did either, just FC. CQ had just started their second recruitment thread, I think I applied on Page 7. At the time, the clan required that you have 3 sponsors, so I guested in the chat for like 6 months before actually submitting an application.
How long have you actively played RS?
I started actively playing when I made this account in fall of 2008.
I know you are a mostly PvM play style are there other things you enjoy doing on game?
I actually only started PvMing last Fall, when I was working on the boss combat requirements for PvM, and friends who noticed I was PvMing started inviting me to duo/trio other bosses, before that, I wouldn’t go near Nex, and GWD2 was about my upper limit for bosses. I like to have 2 runescape goals at all times, so I never get the odd bored/ empty feeling I got the first time I got QPC. For big goals since then, in order, I’ve completed Untrimmed HP, (many 99s), taskmaster, Max, QPC, and a bunch of little things for RuneScore, when that was released. I really want 120 agil, but that’s a way down the road. I just decided to put off aiming for final boss, I CBA to deal with Solak, haven’t even tried, although I will still keep working on the kilns for now. My goals right now are Comp (one Solak kill and 30M slayer experience left, thus the combat-oriented Thaxy you’ve gotten used to) and “the Statuesque” title for completing the statue of Rhiannon 32 times (because to be honest, I missed skilling a lot).
What if your favourite city/place in RS?
There’s this bench, on the north/kinda-east side of Miscellania. That’s my favorite place. Although the Enchanted Valley and Realm of the Fisher King are also up there.
Cats, dogs, birds or aliens?
Eh, probably Cat. Dog’s are too high-maintenance for my schedule, Birds are kinda smelly/ loud, and Aliens are hard to track down.
A LONE FALL
How have your feelings towards Runescape changed over time, if at all?
So… this is funny, since it relates to your second question, but for the majority of my RS career, I played the game primarily for the minigames. Clan Wars, back when it was in the Wilderness, and popular, was my favorite thing. I spent weeks without leaving there except to buy supplies. When I got members (a week before the release of summoning), I also played a lot of pest control, castle wars, stealing creation, barbarian assault, and (F2P) fist of guthix (I’m still in the top 10k rank for Fist of Guthix and all of the roles at barbarian assault I think). When Soul wars was released, I made calls in the FC that ran world 44 for a number of months to get my untrimmed HP cape, and I still think soul wars is one of the best-designed pieces of content ever released. (My second highest skill at the time was 93 defence, cape was untrimmed for a /long/ time.)
Since then, I moved into being a quester, then a skiller, until those activities were mostly tapped of goals (Max/ MQC) and in the last year I’ve slowly morphed more into a PvMer, which still feels odd to me. I don’t get very excited about combat-content. I still love questing and skilling content, and minigames, while mostly dead, still hold a place in my heart.
Favorite and least favorite minigames?
Least favorite bounty hunter and Duel Arena Tournaments(back when those existed). Favorites Clan Wars(very dead), Soul Wars, (pretty dead), Barb Assault(mostly dead), Pest Control (Sometimes dead?), Castle wars (not dead per se, just AFK).
As everyone knows, Clan Quest is a dating clan. Who's your current partner?
Well, I used to have this thing for the guy in the bank area north of the duel arena, but then he got paved over. I keep trying to hang out with Nex, but she keeps going all homicidal on me. And the girl in the GE got fired when they did the most recent remodel. So… As of my decision the other day, I think I’m angling on Rhiannon, but she keeps giving me the cold shoulder, so we’ll see how long it lasts.
Any chance we can see you at RuneFest 2018?
Not this year. I’ll be mid-semester in medical school. I don’t have my full schedule yet, but based on what I know about my anatomy course schedule (labs on Tuesday/Friday, second unit is the torso) that Friday I will probably be wrist deep in some compartment of a cadaver’s torso. Yay!
What members of Clan Quest have you met so far in real life?
What is your earliest RuneScape memory?
I had a friend who played, when I was in 4th grade, and I made an account, and ended up killing chickens for feathes and picking up that one rune spawn (I think it’s a mind rune?) in the south part of the ground floor of Lumby Castle, by the stairs. I went back thee, and even though the Chickens had moved, I got all my combat 99s on those chickens. I kept the raw chicken that gave it’s life so I could get 99 Strength/ Max.
How would you describe yourself?
Medical Student, Biochemist, Dancer, Dedicated Outdoorsperson, Ski Patroller.
You get a ticket to visit Gielinor IRL. Where do you go first?
The place I would most like to go (above) is till on this list, but it wouldn’t be first. My favorite place in RS is this little bench they stuck in on the north side of Miscellania, looking out over the ocean. I’d really like to go sit on that bench. I’d go there first.
You get 30 seconds of full attention from all employees of Jagex. What do you say?
What the flip, Jamflex, fix your bull before you make more of it. My boobs have been clipping through the front of my cape of accomplishment for almost 8 years. 8. Since September 15 2010. I know you moved away from actually fixing every issue rather than making new content a year or two before that, but come on. You just have to bump out the ribbons in the front a bit farther, is that so freakin’ hard?
Tell us your darkest secret that would make all bosses in Runescape give you their pets while begging for mercy.
I made the Cabbookie recipe once, and I regretted the decision.
Who are you again?
No, seriously, who are you again?
Do we know each other?
Yeah, really, we’re in the same clan.
I could've sworn we had met before...
Yeah, in CQ.
Do you have a sister or something I'm thinking of?
I had a brother, 2 years younger, who passed away my last year of High School.
No, not that one.
Oh, then no, I’m an only child.
Never mind, might be somebody else I'm thinking of.
It’s distinctly possible.
Wait, you don't live near the west coast, do you?
I live in Seattle sometimes.
Ah, I was close...
Never mind, forget I said anything.
During your many years in Clan Quest what have you most improved in yourself through the community?
I think I’ve learned the benefit of vagueness and extricating or excluding myself from conversations. Sometimes, chat just gets busy, and I think I’ve gotten better at realizing when I don’t need/ want to be involved in it.
With the benefit of hindsight, is there anything you would've done differently regarding your education and/or work?
Yep. I actually started medical school last fall. I worked my butt off with no breaks when I was getting my Bachelor’s, and I didn’t have the mental energy for medical school last fall. I couldn’t focus on it like I needed to. I should have taken the full year off to recuperate, rather than going for a semester, taking a semester off to fix my brain, and starting over again.
If you could live in another country and maintain your quality of life, which country would you move into? Why that one?
Unsure… Maybe Chile or Western Argentina? The Andes are nice, and the area isn’t too crowded/ touristy.
Name three non-electronic things you always carry with you.
A smile(sometimes hidden), a Nalgene (with carabiner and bandana), and contacts or glasses.
What is the one activity you hate most in life?
Hard to say… Probably vomiting. Just in general. Never/ rarely accompanied by good things.
What music do you listen to?
That really depends on the day. I listened to over 60,000 minutes of music on Spotify last year, around 3 hours/day, from over 1,500 different artists. My dad’s from Texas, and I listen to some amount of country music, since I grew up around it, but I tend to be more in the folk/indie-rock, semi-electronic, or soft-alt kind of realms. I actually have an undergraduate degree in dance (and Biochemistry/ Molecular biology), so most of what I listen to is music I can dance to. I like everything put out by Imagine Dragons and Adam Young of Owl City, and I was a Swiftie until an album or two ago. Slightly less mainstream, my favorite artists probably include Gabrielle Aplin, Lauren Alquilina, Icon for Hire (sounds like Paramore), Marina and the Diamonds, and Foxes, among others depending on the day. I always have a song recommendation, or something stuck in my head if you ask.
Do you have a favourite movie?
Stardust (One of my favorite songs is in the credits, incidentally), or Crazy Stupid Love, or Princess Bride.
Coca Cola or Pepsi?
What games do you play besides runescape? (both actively and on&off)
LoL (Support Main: Soraka, Leona, Zyra, Sona; Jungle Offrole: Eve, Vi)
If you could snap your fingers and make any change to Runescape, what would it be?
I would simplify things again, solely for the sake of new players. Not all the way to oldschool levels, but closer. I think the game is too overwhelming for them, and puts people off, and will die because of it eventually. I noticed this when I started WoW (I played for the one month trial and never went back), where it was so easy to get anywhere and do anything and I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing or how, to really understand the game. I think stats should be smaller, more straightforward numbers, and gear should be in tiers of one item each, not with a dozen options (Looking at you T85-88), even at the highest levels (everything up to barrows/GWD1/T70 is great). Teleportation/ transport should be unified or broken back down, so it’s not so easy to feel lost in a big world.
Questions about Quest related choices: The Void Stares Back.
Who did you choose to sacrifice?
I saved Korasi...
did you choose them?
…Because she was too dear/ involved in the story for me to sacrifice her…
- If you had to go back and redo it would you choose the same person all over again?
…and I would make the same choice today.
What is your favorite clan memory?
The easy answer to this is my induction to the low council, Draz logged on (A rare thing in itself by that point) and [REDACTED to save the surprise for others we do this to in the future], and seeing a whole bunch of the councillors lined up on the varrock palace roof, many of my longest friends and leaders, just about made me blow a gasket. Also my MQC party. I hadn’t been to a house party in forever, since getting a 99 was a big deal, and it was so much fun to have more than a dozen people running around my house.
Who is the noobiest noob you have helped?
Hello? Have you met me?
Any notable memories of helping noobs with combat, do's and don'ts?
Never just take one noob to nex, always two, since at least one of them should understand the blood phase properly (hopefully). To be honest, I help CQ folks with PvM occasionally, mostly GWD1/2, Corp, and Nex, but I’ve been the noob for almost all of my PvM, since I don’t have huge KC on any boss. I think being able to talk to learners midkill (read: voicechat) is incredibly helpful for anything Nex or above. And near essential for Yakamaru, Vorago, RotS, and AOD, if the learner wants to survive within their first few attempts. Do always advise them to watch a guide first. Trissle for Rax, The RS Guy (GWD2 or nex or below) or Junesong for everything else.
Do you have any combat tips for the less adept?
(Sorry this answer turned into a book)
Thax's noob book
The most important thing in my mind is feeling comfortable with your setup for the system. This may seem odd, but I think the best way to get better at combat is to push your boundaries with new bosses/ creatures, and have a consistent bar setup for all combat styles (Check out Junesong’s DPS for Dummies series for this, it lists good/ best bar setups for each style, and how to create this consistency between styles, without being too long).
For me, Debil goes on Q, 10-second CD/ High-damage ability on W, 5-second CD abilities on 3, bleeds on E and R, 3-second CD or Tuska on Z, Stun and multi-target abilities on X and V, depending on the place, Ult on A, Reso on S, threshholds on D, F, G, C, Food on H, Comma, M(Brews), Onslaught on J, provoke on Y, Devo/ Reflect on 1/2.
My keybinds are all kinds of messed up, but mostly that’s because I set them up as I needed them. Freedom is always on T, anticipate is always on N, because those were the nearest keys I had free when I started Rax, and Rax taught me to get used to instinctively knowing where they were. Mole got me used to having surge on my mouse and 5-key, legios got me used to using most of my basic abilities manually, since revo doesn’t fire while you move. Defensives have come over time through various things. I got used to action bar switching with SHIFT+Z/X/C in Dungeoneering because I did a lot of hybriding there, and I used those skills at DK’s and KK before they made the update to action bars. Pick a boss just beyond your skill levels and get good at them. No-food solo Helwyr is my favorite mechanical/learning challenge, because with a good defensives and dual/2h swapping, you can easily kill him without food, even with mediocre gear, but you’re not instakilled/ overly punished if you mess up. Check out the RS guy’s video on it if ya like, I use his method.
What is your BM and YAKA kc?
Currently 140 BM, 84 Yaka, 13 codexes and 7/15 Achto at time of writing.
Any tips on finding a raids party?
I always raid with “Raid FC”, so this advice is built on that.
There will always be the most teams going if you raid near the reset, then’s your best chance to find a team. Also. Never. Ever. Join a Raid FC Yaka team unless you know at least 3-5 of the people on the team are over 300KC, and even then, use caution. Some/most of the people on those teams have already failed a Yaka today, and there’s often a reason they fail. It /will/ be faster, in most cases, to just find another team doing a full raid team, and redo BM.
Beyond that, it depends on KC. Under 20 BM or 30 Yaka, I highly advise being in voicechat with someone over 50kc for at least a few kills, they probably know some fight mechanic you don’t, there’s a lot going on, and they’ll be able to +1 to quickly get you on a team. Otherwise just asking to be someone’s +1 is the best way to find teams. If your sadistic and want KC but have no KC and don’t know anyone who raids much (like me 6 months ago), you just have to commit to the waiting game. PM every team leader, POLITELY, for the raid you want (BM or Full, whichever it is), and ask them “Hey, do you have room for a ##kc on your team? [insert list of roles here, don’t include dps, when I did this, I wrote “pt2 pt1/3 nc, cpr st0/5 bus dbl”]”.
Half the people will have PM off or won’t respond, others will politely tell you they don’t have room for another learner (thank them for the response), but usually within a few full teams going, one of the leaders would invite me along, often after asking to make sure I had all stuns off my bar or that I knew when not to tag pools or to unbury people from sand, etc. Be prepared to spend an hour or so doing other things while you try to find a team. Be frank with the people on the team that you’re low kc if they ask, they don’t have the choice to kick you, and they’ll be more forgiving of mistakes and often ask you to take easier or no roles if they know, which is great.
How do you like your steak?
Medium well/No pink.
Most outrageous nickname anyone ever gave you?
Toothless. I didn’t smile with my teeth much at that age, and the nickname passed quickly.
Short term goals in life?
Follow the Rules:
0. Don’t be Stupid.
1. Have Fun.
2. Don’t Die.
3. If I’m going to die, look good doing it.
4. Don’t Fuck with Shit.
5. Don’t look down the hole.
6. Don’t hit the tree.
7. Enjoy the view.
8. Be excited.
Long term goals in life?
Graduate Medical School and move/ live somewhere near tall mountains.
Join the 2.5 WPF club.
Summit Mount Rainier.
Travel, mostly to island nations with good mountains (looking at you Scotland, New Zealand, Iceland, etc).
Always be a source of light, and help, and human kindness.
The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Or Eragon or Harry Potter(any of them), or the Name of the Wind(highly recommend, if you read any of these, read this one).
Hard question, depends on when you ask. Often Rule the World by Take That, other times Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day, Home by Gabrielle Aplin, Twinkling Lights by Annalise Emerick, All About Us by He is We and Owl City, Appalachian Wine by eleventyseven, Waking Dream by Natalie Walker, Duet by Penny and Sparrow, King’s Cup by Charlee Remitz, Never Look Away by Vienna Tang, Skeleton by W. Darling, or Sirens by Hydrogen Child, among some others. And the last couple days Castaway by Sheppard, but that’s likely to change. There’s an hour of music for you, in no particular order. Woops.
If you could pick up any musical instrument, what instrument would that be?
I would pick up an organ. Do you know how heavy those things are? Thaxy would be strong like bull.
But actually, I would pick up the Guitar. I always kinda wanted to learn, but I’m not very musically inclined, and it’s never been a priority.
Choto made Wolffi make me ask this, but did you just fart?
You don’t know!
When did you start playing?
First account briefly in 2003/2004.
What was your very first accomplishment cape?
I can’t remember to be honest. It was either QPC or untrim HP.
If I were to visit your country, what do you think I should do first?
I suppose that depends what you like to do. Knowing you a bit, I’d say start in New York, for the city. It’s a pretty poppin’ place, good pizza, bagels, and coffee. Then visit Denver for some real mountains, but I might be biased about what’s important when visiting a place.
What are your favourite cities/locations, both in RS and in real life?
Not much for cities to be honest, although I really enjoyed my time in Buenos Aires. Most of my favorite places involve at least a few hours of hiking, but the views are unbeatable. Notably, Hall Point and Humpback Mountain near home, and the Summit at Snoqualmie, the ski resort I worked/ patrolled at.
Do you have a motto or a favourite phrase? If so, which is it?
A quote by Albert Schweizer, “Here, at whatever hour you come, you will find light, and help, and human kindness.”
Which quest you believe to be the best?
While Guthix Sleeps will forever have the best overall award. I loved the puzzles in Recruitment Drive, and the story twists in Grim Tales as well, though.
Do you play an instrument? If not, which instrument/s would you like to learn?
See above, probably Guitar.
Tell us the story behind your name!
Thaxy is a shortened version of my actual username, but it came around because in Clan Wars when I played, each team entered through a portal at the back of the arena and had to walk up to the dividing wall in the center before the fight started. An option for walking up was just to follow a person, a “taxi”, Thaxy (pronounced like taxi) was a nickname I got from one of the people I saw a lot there.
How many languages do you speak? Which one would you like to learn?
I speak English and am conversationally proficient in Spanish, with a tiny bit of Portuguese. I’d like to learn German or Arabic.
If you had to escape your country immediately, what's the one thing you'd take with you?
Pragmatically, my passport, or maybe a phone, otherwise IDK, a giant rubber duck, maybe?
You once told me you worked in Buenos Aires for 6 months. You were at or near the Naval Hospital, right?
I was working at a little health center in Ramos Mejia, actually, but I did make out with someone on the grass in Parque Centenario once. ;)
What do you think is the best and worst of Buenos Aires?
I loved the tango scene and the night life, some of the nights at Milongas were among the best of my life. The Catedral del Tango is still one of my favorite places. I was also there during the last world cup, and the city had so much spirit, it was amazing to see. Also, the empanadas. I miss the empanadas so much.
The worst, unsure, it took a long time to get used to people smoking in public, and I got scammed by a cab driver once when a friend chose a taxi that wasn’t radio, but those were small things.
Did you visit any other places in the country?
I went up to Iguazu for a few days, which was lovely, but being American I wasn’t allowed to pass the bridge and see the Brazillian side without a long visa process. I wish I’d taken trips south, or West to Mendoza, but that will have to be another trip.
Do you think I should take mate to runefest and force clannies to taste it?
Yes. Undoubtedly. I brought 5kg of mate back to the US with me when I left Argentina. It’s gotten me through a lot of late nights studying.
Best thing of Clan Quest?
The people, always. Unassuming, non-elitist (I need to fix my shit, I’m getting way too uptight), happy-go-lucky lore-nerds. Amen.
Article by Choto 3000
Since Questaholic is opening up to non-runescape or clan related topics, I wanted to write about a game that’s very close to my heart. If you guessed from reading last month’s issue that I’m talking about Guild Wars 2, then you’re absolutely right! I’ll start briefly with a little bit of my background as a Guild Wars player. It started way back in the first version of the game, when my cousin introduced me to it. My first reaction was “oh nice, but have you tried Runescape?”, (he then went home and played RS). After a while though, I decided to give it a try and I instantly fell in love with it. Throughout the years I made a lot of really good friends, and became officer in many of the guilds I've joined.
Then Guild Wars 2 released and it was everything I had dreamed of (except they took out capes from the game…). I managed to get a couple of friends on board and we started playing together. It was a completely different game though, almost a bigger difference than OSRS and RS3. Everything was new and fresh, even in the MMORPG genre in general. Looking back at it now, 6 years later, I can say that what started off as a fantastic game is now 10 times better. They’ve improved everything, the storytelling, the endgame, the PvP, and World vs World. The story is amazing. In fact, I think it’s better than some single player games. They have some really strong characters with a lot of personality and clever dialogue. The funny remarks that the characters make often remind me of that witty humor I love in Runescape. Another thing that this game does extremely well is encouraging people to play together. I play this game solo, but it never feels lonely, because it’s so easy to just run into random activities on any map and naturally get together with other players doing the same thing as you and help each other. The endgame is really good now too with a bunch of Raid wings, Fractals (dungeons with random modifiers), and awesome gear to chase after.
The game is celebrating its 6th anniversary this month and I have to say after all these years, I have that same thing we all experience with Runescape at some point. You don’t really quit, but you have your on-and-off periods. I still log in every single day though to at least do my dailies and check out new releases. If you’re interested in trying it out, you’d be happy to know the game was made f2p some time ago, so there’s never been a better time to give it a try. If you play for the first time, feel free to hit me up on discord for any noob questions you may have. As you may know, we’ve set up a Clan Quest guild in the game. It’s not official yet but we can use it to communicate and see who else from the clan is playing. Come check out the thread for the guild here, and message me for an invitation to the guild or just to add me as a friend. See you in Tyria!
PS: Oh and, Fashion Wars is very much a thing, and yes there is a wardrobe system!
Article by Ozazoyo
In August 2010...
Multiple large events are held by an active, popular group within the Clan over the course of a short period of time. These events would lay the foundation for the group that would become known as the "Event Thugs". Also during this month, on the 11th, Clan Quest begins to interact with the "Knights of the Abyss" Clan, forming one of its first early alliances. The "Church of Brassica Prime" was formed that same day.
On the 1st of the month, the first ever "State of the Union" ingame Clan meeting was held, where the Honor Council was officially formed and Hemsky was announced as its first head. The first iteration of the Guardians are also formed during this meeting, though their identites remain secret. On the 4th, Clan Quest was featured on the official Jagex "Clan Submissions" page.
In August 2011...
The Guardians group was disbanded on the 4th, and its current roster dismissed from duty. This is presented as a temporary measure, and the Guardians would eventually be reformed with a new team. On the 16th, Earth270172/Lord Earth was promoted to the Head of Low Council. Shortly after, on the 18th, the sixth official recruitment thread was drafted, and the term "Generals" is officially dropped as the name for the Low Council.
On the 31st Clan Quest was featured by Jagex yet again, making it the only Clan to be featured on the RuneScape Clans Wiki, the official Jagex Blogs, and during Clan Month.
In August 2013...
On the 13th, Hemsky was promoted to the Low Council.
In August 2014...
On the 9th, ILikeSlayer was promoted to the Low Council. Shortly after, on the 17th, Seb was promoted to the Low Council as well.
In August 2015...
On the 3rd of the month, Shane and Kitty were announced as Seb's new Honor Council assistants. On the 15th, the first ever game of "Forum Monopoly" concluded.
On the 30th, an unofficial Clan Quest Teamspeak server was created, despite the High Council at the time putting up an official Mumble server for Clan use. This resulted in a short-lived debate on whether or not the Clan should go towards Teamspeak, which was popular with many members, or Mumble, which the Clan was paying for and had already established. Ultimately the debate was settled when both were tossed to the side in favor of Discord a few months later.
In August 2016...
On the 7th, Tyco Elf of the Elven Lands was promoted to the Low Council.
In August 2017...
On the 1st, the Clan finally implemented an official means of allowing members of the Clan to apply with their alternate accounts. In addition to this policy change, the first drafts of the now implemented Constitution were created throughout the month. On the 20th, in tandem with these developments, the High Council made the decision to more clearly define the subgroups and their colors on the offsite and Discord.
On the 14th, a large-scale project began to record and document the Clan's history, led chiefly by Sirapyro and Draziw.
Article by Sirapyro
A Clan Quest storyChapter 8
The room was humid. That was the first thing Tyco noticed. Waterdrops formed around his lips as he took a deep breath of air. And it was dark. Very dark. He heard Shane close the door behind him. The very little light that existed disappeared. Tyco turned around, but couldn’t see his friend or the torch that the man had carried a second ago. Did Shane drop the torch on their way in? His ears twitched and he realized someone was beside him.
The darkness replied with a silent “Shhh”. That annoyed the elf. He had come here with the hope of there being a way to find their missing leader. A magic crystal ball, a person with great knowledge, a book that could find anything! ANYTHING! But here was nothing but darkness. Why couldn’t he see anything? Darkness to the right, darkness to the left and even more darkness…
Tyco froze for a second as his ears twitched again. He knew that sound. The iconic echo of a tinderbox. He turned around again and finally saw something. A light…..no, a flame. It was small, but slowly grew stronger in the distance. The elf instinctively walked towards it. Then the silence was broken as he stepped on something. A crunching noise echoed for a moment before disappearing into the darkness. He didn’t like the sound of that. It had been hollow, yet strong until the moment his weight became too much for it. He took another step and decided to continue, but more carefully.
The elf found the lightsource. It was a fireplace. A simple one, in red brick but build with great care. Each brick was in a good condition, yet there were signs it had been constantly used throughout the years. And maybe still were. Tyco turned his attention to the fire for a bit. A sizzling sound was made as the water tried to escape the logs, revealing that even the wood hadn’t escaped the humidity.
The fire slowly grew stronger as it licked the damp logs. A tear fell to the floor and Tyco realized he had starred into it for so long his eyes started to dry up. It reminded him of the many times he done that in his early days. He blinked and started to wipe his face with his right arm as his vision was getting blurry.
- Scared, Sigdar?
Tyco immediately reached for his hidden dagger in his right leg, but stopped as he reached the handle. The fireplace was gone! What’s more, it had been replaced by a campfire. The sizzling sound from the logs continued and the smell of driftwood filled the air. The flames now revealed rough stone walls around the elf, covered in seaweed and snape grass with small streams of water running down along it. Tyco knew this place. But it couldn't be. He was supposed to be at the bottom of the citadel!
- What is the matter? A dagannoth got your tongue?
Tyco looked across the fire and saw a figure sitting on a rock. The elf took a step back.
- I know. You can feel it too, don’t you? This is their home and we are the burglars.
Tyco turned away from the fremennik. He gripped the hilt harder, only to find that it wasn’t the hilt of a dagger but of a sword. A fremennik sword.
- We shouldn’t be here. I….I have something to do.
The following silence, only broken by the crackling campfire, made Tyco uncomfortable. A drop fell from the ceiling and hit his iron reinforced wooden helm. It collected other drops on its way down and gave the elf a slight chill as it ran down from the side and down on his shoulder.
- Indeed you do. But if it’s not done now then they will come for you. The deed has been done. They know we are here.
The fremennik stood up and grabbed his resting battleaxe. The sound of steel against rock echoed through the cave and if the elf would have had hair on his arms, it would have been standing upright. He felt forced to once again look away as the fremennik looked into his eyes. The following words were nothing more than a whisper.
- Is your mission more important than this?
His mission? There was something he had to do, but his memory was failing him. But he remembered the feeling. He was looking for someone? Someone important. He just had to find this person, even if it would drive him across the world. He decided to nod. The fremennik smiled.
- Then go. Do what you must. But never at the expense of the moment. After all, we can’t change our choices.
A loud growl was heard from the cave. The smile disappeared and the fremennik looked worrying into the darkness far far away from them. The growl was heard a second time.
Tyco suddenly missed the loneliness. But he had made up his mind. He might would end up to regret this moment, but at the moment it felt like the right thing.
He would complete his mission and then do what had to be done. He had to turn back.
The fremennik pushed him back and Tyco stumbled backwards by the force. His feet hit something soft and he fell backwards. He reflexively stretched his arm behind him and managed to grab the fireplace before hitting it. He span around. The fireplace was back and so were the darkness around him. He blinked a few times until he understood what had happened. He had somehow relived the first time he ventured into Waterbirth Island. He took a deep breath and got reminded of the humidity. Then he heard it again.
He jumped away from the fireplace. His ears twitched as he heard it a fourth time. Now he knew. The growl hadn’t come from his memory. It had been real.
Article by Tyco Elf
Our first outfits are brought to you by none other than this month’s interviewees. Thaxy’s outfit not only shows her exquisite sense of fashion, but also her dedication in the game. We may not all be into Fashionscape but hopefully this will inspire us to chase our in-game goals. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Shiro Shana read my article and travelled back in time to send me the perfect outfit for that Morytania quest dilemma. With inspiration from his outfit, we can blend right in while visiting Darkmeyer. (Disclaimer: I take no responsibility if you get attacked by vyrewatches)
Are you hunting down vicious monsters and aren’t afraid to get blood on your finest garments? Well here are two clannies who aren’t! We have an exclusive sample of Kebabthief’s stylish wardrobe, accompanied by a dark, demonic outfit by Rei. You can never look too dandy or devilish on the battlefield!
We’re not all into combat though, god knows I’m not.. Sometimes you just want to play your favourite Delfonics album, lean back on your cozy rocking chair, and enjoy some relaxing skilling. Perhaps next time you go fishing you will draw inspiration from Luke’s shark inspired outfit, or train prayer by scattering searing ashes in Borosouro's saradominist styled suit.
I don’t know about you guys but every so often I just get tired of carrying a set of heavy armour around. It’s nice to just do some bankstanding, socializing in the clan chat, or just cap at the citadel (oh who am I kidding, I haven’t seen the citadel for over a year). Karen shared with us one of her simple and casual, yet fabulous and fashionable outfits. I took the liberty of making one as well.
The show doesn’t end just yet. From the depths of the Unquiet Ocean, Archrys enters the runway with his Ocean’s Alliance inspired battle-mage outfit. Delanda follows up with a Santa outfit (Santa Clause that is, not Ends^^). It may feel a little too early to get into the Christmas feeling, but the spirit of giving is never off season!
I would like to end with some outfits of my own. Allow me to share with you what I like to wear when I go about my daily Gielinor business. On that note, I want to thank everyone who sent their outfits to me, without you this article wouldn't have been possible! You guys really have a great sense of fashion and who knows, maybe there will be more Fashionscape Highlights in the future! (emphasis on “maybe” and “who knows”). Also, shoutout to Tasty Romeo, Katatonic, Archrys, Choto, and Wolffi for the awesome banner!
Article by Ozazoyo
When you’ve played a game and been involved with a gaming community for years like I have, there are times when real life just becomes so busy you don’t have time to commit as much as you’d like to playing. Some clans penalize their members for being inactive, but Clan Quest doesn’t. How did we decide to be so lenient?
I founded Clan Quest with Kappathegray and Sethron 666 back in November of 2009. What most people don’t know, is that in January of 2010, I joined the police academy. One of the consequences of attending the academy was that I spent 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, busy in school. Plus I worked. In February of 2010 I had no choice but to resign my position as Head and Kappathegray took over. This was where the “real life before runescape” rule came from. As Kappa argued, while I might believe my need to help push Clan Quest was important, I needed to prioritize real life first because real life is more important than a game. If one of the founders could be allowed to be inactive, then it seems unreasonable that others should be held to a higher standard.
Historically, we’ve seen many of our community’s most active and influential participants go through periods of inactivity. A cursory glance at the clan councilors shows careers of individuals who contributed vast effort at different points throughout their tenure. Sometimes you need a break. Sometimes other commitments demand too much of your time. This is normal.
When I returned to activity from my first Hiatus in September of 2010, I would remain active for a while until I again when inactive in October of 2013. MsK would take over for me.
As our clan has moved to begin adopting new games into our community, I am excited by the potential we have for those people who become burnt out with one game. As entertaining as one game might be for a while, when discussing playing for years at a time, the reality is that occasionally you want to play other games. Encouraging our clan’s members to play other games and do so with each other means that the people who leave runescape and play something else, aren’t required to leave Clan Quest.
Regardless of if people come and go, and how that might change in the future with our new policies, I think what we have is pretty cool. Most gaming communities aren’t as lenient as we are, and this has directly influenced our success. Any community that ensures their people are bettering themselves and prioritizing things properly is a good community, and one I am proud to be a part of.
Article by Draziw
Friendship between realms and through time.
I started playing Runescape back in 2002 from my school library at lunch. It was the fad that a lot of kids at the school I was in started doing after seeing it featured by Miniclip. We didn't really have enough time online at a time to be able and set tasks, complete quests, etcetera, but we loved the open feel of the game. When I moved to the small town of East Carbon, I still played occasionally when I could, but computer games in general weren't really popular in this tiny town. I made friends with other middle schoolers doing more sports than in my last school. We would play football (American full contact), baseball, ride bikes and just generally get into mischief. I found out that one of my friends, Trevor, also played runescape. My side hobby then became a staple memory in my childhood.
We would sit around the same computer and take turns playing at each other's house. Dial up being the prominent thing to find in households, we didn't get to do that much. But, given that his grandmother ran the local abc learning center, a small locally sponsored library with some activities for teenagers, we would play the original classic game on their IBM computers (which would take about 5 minutes to load a server). His grandma Mary was actually a rather key component in our schemes. We did yard work and tended her garden. In turn she paid our $5/mo membership off her credit card.
Gaming in this way went on for a time. Lessons learned show that time can change things. Turn for turn we grew up and quit playing Runescape. All but only a trio of us from the school yard stayed friends after high school, one of them being Trevor. (The other is Jeff, he is an outstanding guy, I would die for him, but he never was interested in runescape so he's not in this story.) My 2 closest ride or die friends that i could call on and that can call on me for literally anything, no questions asked. I left for the Army, and about every 6 months would return back to my little Carbon County for vacation. To my family's frustration, I tend to spend more time with my 2 ride or die friends when i'm home than my own mother and sisters. On one such vacation coincidence happened and I was in town during the time of his first son's birth. I got the text in the twilight hours of the morning, and immediately went to go see. I was the first person outside his mother to meet his son Bently.
Some time after that I started back into runescape. We both lost our accounts and due to not having his grandmother's credit card info, we were unable to recover our accounts. I started playing and eventually he picked up suite. I honestly play a lot more than he does, but then again, he doesn't realy like RS3. I was back in town over the 4th of July weekend this month as 1 of 4 groomsmen for his wedding. Me, Jeff, Bently, and his brother. So he wouldn't have to pick between the two of us, he made his son Bentley the best man. As fate and our outstanding chance at coincidences would have it... that same weekend is precisely when the open beta for OSRS Mobile went live. We both got in, and started geeking out like we were 12 again. Now we both play, in various capacities that adulting allows.
So yeah, we started playing OSRS again. This time, as partners for the Shield of Arrav quest. He joined the Black Arm, while I went for the Phoenix Gang. The end game idea here is that we might terrorize the wilderness together in the future. I'll have to make a pure some-time, or I'll have to wait until I max my combat.
Our current goal is to get the requirements to complete 'Hero's Quest' together as well. For now, however, we have been working on the Kourend quests and favour... (He really wants that necromancy spellbook).
Follow Xil-Cam's journey into the mobile world of Old School Runescape's quest lines here.
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