Hello everyone, and thanks for being here after all. You’ve seen me bothering you month after month about how important this issue was. I told you that July marks Questaholic’s 2nd anniversary and that many things were gonna happen.
The truth, however, is that I wasn’t telling you the exact facts.
First of all, Questaholic was born 5 years and 7 months ago, January the 1st, 2012. The very first issue contains articles by four incredible clannies. But, over the years, many others have been involved in the creation of the magazine. Thank you for everything, MsKonnan, Lizbeth, Anamona, Ytse, Borizi, Miss Alaska, Kitty, Cireon, Infinity, Wise Ork, Wolfie, Dirty Rain, Auntmidge, Santa Ends, Karen Angel, Nicole Angel, L33tQuest, ILikeSlayer, Vodka, Afkables, Andrew Cinqo and Infinity.
Ultimately, interest started dwindling and December 2014 marked the end of Questaholic. However, the 13th of July 2015, Santa Ends revived the idea of the magazine by starting a series of monthly articles, being Sinistral the first clannie to be interviewed in this new version of Questaholic, now 2.0. This went on until December 2015, when the monthly article became, once again, a monthly magazine.
And here we are! Almost 2 years later, but with the same spirit as always. I want to personally thank everyone for your uninterrupted support, for making this clan the best one ever to be. But my greatest “thank you” goes to my friend Santa Ends, for having taken me under his wing when I joined the team.
Article by Choto 3000
CLAN QUEST PEOPLE
An interview with Santa Ends
By Choto 3000
Thank you, Santa, for your great answers.
Also thank you for being awesome.
Your servant friend, Choto
Article by Choto 3000
*cough* I’m back! And this time, with a little story…
Of the almost 10 years I’ve been in RuneScape, I’ve played as member for only 2 of them. The free version of the game carries a lot of that nostalgia everyone likes to talk about. It reminds me of my friends, of our early days... oh god.
Anyways. Picture this situation: I was tired of my account and wanted to play differently. I always considered membership but never had the money for it. And suddenly…surprise! Ironman mode was released and, of course, I started grinding again. That account has always been f2p. I joined a f2p clan, made f2p friends, and you know how it goes. At some point, I wondered that question: Who is the number 1 free player? Who is at the very top?
I remembered Syzygy, Kadour, Bond, Ruli, and others. But there was someone I didn’t recognize. This guy is about to become the first f2p ever to reach 200 million xp in every single skill.
I think the mysterious aura I was trying to créate has been killed because you already know who it is, thanks to my continuous spam on Discord. Yes, noobs, we proudly present you with Meneer Naab, the top scaper of all times!
An interview with Meneer Naab
By Santa Ends and Choto 3000.
Thank you, Meneer, for having succumbed to us. We had a great time!
Article by Choto 3000
Few months ago, after I finished Tosols’ interview, I asked him who he would like to see interviewed next. He gave me a simple and concise answer. Easy to propose but almost impossible to see the light. I said “That’s not gonna happen”, yet here we are.
But after some research, I managed to contact this person (and he -kind of- agreed to render his soul to us). However, I faced a dilemma. I could do the work on my own, but I also knew Tyco would most likely kill me if I failed to ask competent questions.
Of course, I couldn’t just tell Tyco who the interviewee was, so I gave him 3 hints:
- He is not a clannie
- He has the name of an animal
- You probably love him
Same hints go to you, folks! Try and figure out who this mystery person is (Or don’t and just click the spoiler).
Article by Choto 3000
Hello fellow Noobs and Clan Questers!
This month it has been suggested to me by the powers that be here at Questaholic that I write about where a few of us at Clan Quest come from. You may or may not know that myself and a few other Clan Questers initially came from the fansite RSBANDB. Earth, Magicking, Ty Ler, Duke Juker, and a few others to be exact.
RSBANDB which stands for RuneScape Bits and Bytes was founded on August 6, 2004. Our website was set up with the intention of providing useful tools to the RuneScape community. Our goal was never to be as all encompassing as the larger fansites (RuneHQ, Zybez, Tip.it, et.al.) We started off our adventure with forum signatures (these were updated in 2012 to a more modern extensible system where you can choose your own colours!) This then lead to calculators (the first RuneScape calculators ever!) and then to a forum-based community in September 2004.
Through late 2004 and 2005 we had a content sharing agreement with RuneHQ. RuneHQ loved what our calculators and signatures did and exchange for our calculators agreed to share data with us; this helped us grow in a very quick manner. We ended the partnership with RuneHQ in late 2005, amicably, as we we wanted to start developing our own content.
2005 was also a hallmark year for RSBANDB. 2005 saw the creation of what most of you here at Clan Quest are familiar with, RSBANDBUpdate!, or more simply, the Update. RSBANDBUpdate! is the longest running contiguous RuneScape related podcast. On the podcast we’ve had live interviews from RuneFest, gone to the front of the war on bots, and interviewed influential community figures such as Canada Grrl of Team Penguin! Of course this section wouldn’t be complete without saluting the various Clan Questers who have guest on the podcast. Thanks!
2005 also saw the launch of a new type of signature, the Goal Signature. Despite what many out there say these were the first goal signatures created for the RuneScape community, if anyone doubts that I will tell you a slightly off the record story about how they came about ;). The Goal Signatures let you set a goal level or XP target, they update daily with your progress. We also have options for GP goals or collecting X of any certain item.
In 2006 we launched the other arm of our media wing, RSBANDBInformer!. Informer started out as a RuneScape newspaper published monthly much like Questaholic. We’ve since moved to a weekly publish schedule with routine RuneScape articles. We pride ourselves on allowing our writers to write about whatever they want, as long as it’s RuneScape related. We also have monthly technology based articles and occasional articles covering gaming every so often.
2006 also saw the launch of our interactive map. The first version of the map was made possible by the Google API. The map has been updated numerous times since launch but its purpose is still the same, let RuneScape players find in-game features without launching the game. It also includes a treasure trail mapper for coordinate clue scrolls.
In 2007 we launched our own local highscores. These highscores track anyone who enters their RuneScape name on our forums. Our highscores track RuneScape achievements and daily progress made. Earlier this year I took the liberty of utilizing the features of our system and created a Clan Quest page within the system. While our system is a little old it still serves its purpose.
Social networks started to gain popularity in 2007. It was an era where new services would appear and disappear by the week. We had no idea who would be the final survivors (Twitter and Facebook were.) We decided to create our own RuneScape social network, RuneWire. This was a place where you could share posts, images, videos, and events of what you were up to in RuneScape. It still exists today but most prefer to use Twitter or other alternatives. RuneWire received a substantial rework in 2011 making it more modern.
2008 was a comparatively quiet year for us. In late 2009 we launched our own POH House Designer. This tool works in your web browser and enables one to plan out their POH. We have the ability to place rooms on any of the floors. It also includes level requirements and costs to build the rooms (furniture not included!)
The equipment calculator lets you sketch out a gear loadout for whatever combat encounter you’re planning in RuneScape. This tool is still used today by many. If you notice anything that’s missing, send me a private message! In 2012 we saw the release of the Evolution of Combat and with this added an action bar sharer. Want to share an action bar online? There’s how you can do it. If you notice anything missing or incorrect, please send it along. I’d love to make this tool even more useful for you.
The Grand Exchange Portfolios marry a graph interface and basket system with over 9 years of Grand Exchange data. Market speculators and casual players alike have found use in this tool. For load reasons we limit queries and basket creation to users who have an active RSBANDB forum account. Have a look at the history of the Fire Rune (toggle data displayed with the given dropdown).
In 2012 we went back to our roots and launched a revamped signature system. This rework let us be truly creative with signature designs tailoring the experience to the person creating the signature. Anyone creating the signature can select a background, layout, colours, text, and if the design supports it a character image. These signatures update daily with your RuneScape skills and are hosted by us at RSBANDB.
2013 and beyond marks what has ultimately become a post RuneScape strategy for many at RSBANDB. Since 2009 we’ve run a weekly PC Gaming event every Tuesday that plays games such as Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2 Deathmatch. These weekly PC Gaming events have morphed into a new gaming community within the confines of RSBANDB transcending RSBANDB itself and real life. Today this group of gamers plays games almost nightly, titles include Overwatch, Rocket League, Team Fortress 2, World of Tanks, and Star Trek Online.
While some of you may just know me as one of your Honour Councillors and Low Councillors, it’s ultimately the RSBANDB community that has lead me and many others to this family at Clan Quest. I don’t think I would have shared the existence and merits of Clan Quest with so many if it were not one of the greatest gaming organizations known to exist. It’s with this that I say farewell for this issue of Questaholic and say happy anniversary!
Article by Shane
Skillers of the month:
Skill/s of the month: Invention (again)
Remember to pm me if if forgot to add you
Article by Choto 3000
House of Wolves by My Chemical Romance by Rsmv2You! Group syncs, oldschool mixed with RS3. I was quite happy to be part of the big emote syncs. It was a pain working with some entitled female characters who gave too many excuses after multiple failed syncs, but so worth it. The end result was worth the trouble, and I like every bit of it. My favourite part of Rsmv2you's videos are the creative camera movements which take a while to perfect.
Article by SantaEnds
The Oncoming Sandstorm
A Recap of RuneScape's Desert Quest Series
In light of the desert quest series receiving four new instalments alongside the Menaphos update, I will be posting articles across the next few months with recaps of what has happened so far in the story. This is just something to read and get to speed on past events quickly, seeing as these quests were completed by many of us years back...and the series is long!
This week, it's the first three quests - Stolen Hearts, Diamond in the Rough and Icthlarin's Little Helper.
Fetch a pink skirt...
It feels like an age since I went running for onions in Rimmington to make the yellow dye to use on the makeshift wig to give to a kidnapped Prince Ali as part of a disguise for the foolproof escape plan Leela had devised.
The western continent grew in size, the size of the quest list increased, the graphical components of the game evolved numerous times over, voice acting made a debut, the combat mechanics received a much needed rework, the Black Knight titan stayed relatively the same, and of course…Prince Ali’s Rescue retired.
Article by Miss Alaska
The last month has seen six new members join the clan! Please give them a warm welcome and make them feel at home! The new members of the clan are
- Eve Shabba!
- Rei 187!
The Recruitment Razzers, the chief body responsible for reaching out to possible new members, and they're always looking for a hand. You can always contact Irene Angel/Jjasm if you're interested!
The offsite is a pivotal part of our clan structure, and the more people that use it the better! This last month we welcomed six new members to the offsite:
- Eve Shabba!
- Reiku, who posted an introduction here!
- rownak, also known as Rowpita ingame, and posted an introduction here!
- Iron Adge, also known as Adge ingame!
Hope you all enjoy what we have to offer, and what more we'll have to offer very soon!
Because our ranking system is primarily based on quest points, a promotion is a symbol of your progress as an adventurer! Here are all of the members who have been promoted in the last month:
- LukeTotofile: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- QPCabbage: Recruit -> Admin, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- StarShyne: Sergeant -> Admin
- A Seafarer: Lieutenant -> Admin
- Primal Peace: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
Congratulations, everyone! You can find more information on our ranks on our official recruitment thread.
Article by Sirapyro
Bulletin - July 2017
You probably noticed that this is a bit of a late bulletin, and that's because it ended up in a stack of work that was piled up. This will be a bit of a shorter bulletin than usual, but hopefully it will still be a good update (and I even added an image!).
We did lose some parts of the website in the process. You may have noticed that there are a lot less pages linked from the homepage. Most of them won't be coming back because they weren't as useful or out-of-date, but hopefully we'll be bringing back a few of them, or replacing them with better variants. Keep you eyes out for hopefully better systems for the clan magazine and event activity.
The final casualty is the [ col ] bb-code tag. Sadly we were unable to get that to work in the new phpBB version, but a workaround has been added. We may at some point see if we can bring the col functionality partly back, but for now you will have to use [ table *s to have more than one column in your post.
I cannot thank the people that worked on the new site enough. If you wanna know who they are, or just want to see what exactly changed with the new site, take a look at the official announcement post, and of course please share any feedback you have in the specially created thread.
Clan Quest survey
I will also be mixing in some questions about the new website, and finally I will be adding some questions about who you are as well. This part will be completely optional, but getting an idea about how our clannies are distributed across the world and who you are can be interesting for organising events, or just to satisfy the data nerds we inevitably have in this clan.
Tyco Elf has been providing me with a set of questions as well which I will be trying to embed as well so we can make the most out of your time. If this is a success, we'll be looking at making this a regular (probably yearly) thing. Of course, we'll share the most interesting results with you.
My goal is to finish the survey and send it out before I am heading off on vacation, so keep your eye out for more info on this soon.
That was it for this short bulletin this month. I will be gone most of July, but please feel free to drop me a message if you have questions or want me to include something specific in next month's bulletin. Cireon out!
Article by Cireon