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
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.
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
Article by Wolffi
Article by Sirapyro
An interview with Thaxy
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
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.
Article by Cam
This nomination was seconded by Choto.
Five judges were involved in the selection of a winner. And they chose....
Wait a second... -You may say- What are the RAWR Awards??
Check this link!
PS: Please remember no clannie is better than other just because they won a RAWR edition. You're already a winner if you made it to this thread, because it means you care about others and make our clan a better place every day. Congratulations to Pop and Oza. See you next month!
Article by Choto 3000
Skillers of the month:
1-Herblaw, with 130m xp
2-Romeo, with 112m xp
3-Ezle, with 62m xp
CLAN QUEST gained 1,889,720,221xp during August!
Skill/s of the month: Fletching and mining
Remember to pm me if I forgot to add you.
A big thanks to Shane that makes this article possible every month.
Article by Choto 3000
- ThatGuyUSaw, who posted an introduction here!
- Veit Ah Ghul, the noob account of Veitchy!
If you have any questions or conerns about recruitment, be sure to contact the Guild Council!
Hope you all enjoy what we have to offer as we continue to expand the offsite!
- Derparnieux: A very late congratulations on your promotion to Honor Council!
- Questcaping: A very late congratulations on your promotion to Honor Council!
- Wolffi: A very late congratulations on your promotion to Honor Council!
- Nex Sicarius: A very late congratulations on your promotion to Honor Council!
- PTV Suli: A very late congratulations on your promotion to Honor Council!
- Rune Dragon: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your Quest Cape!
- TheVyreWatch: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your Quest Cape!
- Archrys: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Chaz5100: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Ezle: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Sinver: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- VaragianBard: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Veit Ah Ghul: Recruit -> Corporal, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Duke Juker: Captain -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
- Robbe: Captain -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
- Tasty Romeo: Captain -> General, congratulations on your Master Quest Point Cape!
- WolfKnightRS: Captain -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
- XGN Xero: Captain -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
- Kebabthief: Lieutenant -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
- Omega: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Borosouro: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
- YLee: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
- Roadsick: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Solectas: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Wikky86: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Xpolonia: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Divine Derp: Corporal -> Sergeant
- Haalalbacon: Corporal -> Sergeant
- T R I P P S: Corporal -> Sergeant
- TERR1LL: Corporal -> Sergeant
- NordicFalcon: Recruit -> Sergeant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Voltage133: Recruit -> Sergeant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
Article by Sirapyro