Hoods. This is Choto, once again, one year later. Remember last year when I bothered everyone so much? I know you do. I did that because that issue was going to be amazing. It was Questaholic's anniversary.
But oh yes, as I said back then, that is not exactly true. The first issue of Questaholic was published on January, not July, and the revival occured on August, NOT JULY. But, oh well. We had too many surprises, and marking special issues sounded cool.
Anyways, I have an announcement to make. As you already know, the Clan has opened to other games and new Guilds are in the process of being stablished. This means we cannot have a RuneScape-only magazine anymore. Therefore, it has been decided that Questaholic will start featuring a new variety of articles, just like it used to be. If you want to write about other games, technology, sports, music, films, books, and so on, check this thread and apply to be an Editor: https://clanquest.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=6523
That is all. But before I go, I want to thank every single person who gives life to this magazine. You are the best, by far!
Article by Choto 3000
In addition, thanks to Ozazoyo we now also have a representation in Guild Wars 2. Ozazoyo has created a guild in-game, so reach out in the thread to get an invite. While Guild Wars 2 doesn't have official Clan Quest recognition yet, this is a great step into securing yet another guild to Clan Quest.
There is still much preparation to be done for Runefest, so getting a better idea on number of attendees is very helpful. Please confirm your attendance as soon as you're able to. Goodie bags will be provided.
We're not sitting still in the meanwhile. We're still hoping to finish our branding on time for some cool gear to kit you out with so you can look the bomb at Runefest. We will also plan cool activities. The more you let us know about your preferences about what to do, the better we can plan, so head on over to the planning thread to get involved now.
On a general note, traditionally we see some people returning to the game during the summer months. Make sure you welcome them back, you may make some new friends along the way!
Article by Cireon
An interview with Miss Alaska
With Australia being the dangerous country it is, how did you ever find the time to play RuneScape while also surviving?
Is the name Miss Alaska an expression of your distaste of the Australian heat?
If there's one thing you could add to RuneScape, why would it be another agility skill?
Did you mind answering my very silly questions?
If there's one thing you could remove from RuneScape, what would it be?
What would be an idea for a new quest if Jagex asked?
Any other favorite games besides Runescape?
What's your favorite season and why?
What's the meaning of life?
Is it cold enough in winter for you in Australia?
Do you like sheep?
How long have you been a member of the clan?
What do you do in your free time?
If there was one city in RS you would like to redesign which would it be and why?
Cats, Dogs or Elephants?
How many times do you brush your teeth a day?
How often do you floss?
What brand of toothpaste do you use?
What are your favorite pair of shoes you currently own.
How often do you exercise?
Whats the fastest you've ran 1 mile?
What is your favourite snack?
What is your favourite anime, and why?
What's your reaction if I tell you I'm a big fan of your quest guides and those amazing montages I keep viewing from time to time?
Any chance we can see you at RuneFst 2018?
What's your secret in being so AWESOME!??!?
What is your earliest RuneScape memory?
How would you describe yourself, both IRL and in game?
In-game: hardcore scaper, obscure lore knowledge, manages to be bad at everything despite extensive play hours.
What item do you use the most, both IRL and in game?
In-game: completionist(t) cape for teleport I suppose.
You get a ticket to visit Gielinor IRL. Where do you go first?
You get 30 seconds of full attention from all employees of Jagex. What do you say?
Tell me your darkest secret that would make the Wise Old Man give you his blue partyhat.
Have you actually ever been to Alaska? ... yes, I know you already answered this a LOT, but I think you can do a lot better. Start with a deep breath. Bring out your chest, hold your head straight, and look me in the eyes. It's gotta be full of confidence. There is no room for debate. You know the answer to this question, and it is not a speculative guess backed up by meager reasoning. This is the absolute TRUTH you're speaking here. Undebatable. Unquenchable. With your answer, you will make plains rumble and mountains sigh. You will make oceans dance the world around them, smashing the coastlines like a sumo wrestler pushing his opponent out of the ring. You will be heard far and wide, across nations and throughout history! Big and powerful! ANSWER! And then take that belted out answer and hyper-compress it into the single word that personifies it the most. Type that word down, one strong, powerful key at a time, and let the very pixels wash your screen clean of all the wrongs the internet had put upon it. Know that this word is one of the few words of absolute truth that the electronic abyss has to offer, and with the light shining through all our monitors, a beacon shines to the hopeless that there is the potential of a better future. Give the whole world HOPE with your exquisitely performed answer, and let the truth be drilled permanently into our thickening skulls so that we may never forget the glory that is reality and all it has to offer. Now submit that answer, and feel accomplished. That you did something spectacular, and that should you die tomorrow by bus or runaway ambulance, there will be no lingering regrets as you breath your final, beautiful breath still fermented with the fresh, delightful smell of uncorruptable truth.
What's your favourite activity in all of Gielinor?
Would you answer these questions without copy-and-pasting if someone above already asked the same question?
If you're Australian, why are you called Miss Alaska?
If you're not Australian, why do you think I thought you were Australian?
What would you ask yourself that you wish someone else here asked but didn't?
Do you remember me at all from the CC?
What is your opinion of Choto 3000?
What is your favourite dessert?
If you could go into RuneScape (and have the same skills/abilities as your character), where would you go and what would you do?
What’s your favourite types of music, and/or favourite artists/groups?
What’s your favourite movie? (Don’t have to pick a definite #1 just whichever comes to mind)
What’s your favourite childhood cartoons
I remember being at your trim cape party (I think it was trim), what have you been doing in RuneScape after getting such an achievement?
What’s your favourite skill and why?
What’s your favourite quest and why?
First of all, hoods? or Woofs?
Do you like sushi? If so, what kind? If not, what is your favorite cuisine?
Ideal honeymoon spot?
Favourite RuneScape quest?
Favourite RuneScape skill?
Favourite Clan Quest member?
There are flat earth society members all around the globe, do you know any?
In New Zealand they have Shelob and the ruins of the twin towers. So in Australia I imagine there is Fury Road. Have you ever visited?
Or is it too dangerous as it is inhabited by post apocalypse petrol heads.
How much wood could a woodcutter cut if a woodcutter could cut wood?
Favourite piece of Runescape music?
When did you start playing?
What was your very first accomplishment cape?
If I were to visit your country, what do you think I should do first?
What are your favourite cities/locations, both in RS and in real life?
Do you have a motto or a favourite phrase? If so, which is it?
I know this one is gonna be hard, but: Which quest you believe to be the best?
Do you play an instrument? If not, which instrument/s would you like to learn?
Tell us the story behind your name!
How many languages do you speak? Which one would you like to learn?
If you had to escape your country immediately, what's the one thing you'd take with you?
Who is the one clannie you really miss?
What’s your first memory of the Clan?
Which is the most interesting God? (You might add a real-world one if you feel like it) Why?
By the end of it all, and when the adventurer meets Icthlarin, he’s been through a lot. Even still, he has the new challenges of the sixth-age to deal with brought on by Sliske and the returning gods. All the while dealing with his crazy sister. This poor guy desperately needs a win.
Coffee or tea?
Best thing of Clan Quest?
Best movie ever?
Best book ever?
What did you want to be when you were a child? Was your desire to be...A LUMBERJACK?!
What...is your name?
What...is your quest?
What...is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
[Editor’s note: Huh? I... I don't know that.
*is thrown over*]
Are you the Messaiah?
What is the meaning of life?
It’s surprising to see how much you have in common with someone living in such a hostile environment. From the stories I hear, you would expect that only barbarians inhabit there. It was really cool to be your interviewer in this round 2, Alaska. Thank you!
Article by Choto 3000
Article by Choto 3000
""Tyco elf"" wrote: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:05 am
I nominate Iskh. She bumps the T10 since a very long time back. While it's something very small, it's those little details that makes people find that thread and get to know of our existence. And she has been doing it for years! That's what I call dedication.
""doctorgallo"" wrote: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 pm
i would like to nominate kebabthief. i had some problems with my pc, got some great help and advice from some of the guys in disc a couple of weeks ago, and kebab sent a link with info that solved the issue.
""PTV Suli"" wrote: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:26 pm
I'd like to nominate Wolffi. He's put in a lot of work as an active member of HrC and always has the best interests of Clan Quest in his mind. YOU GO WOLFFI! <3
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 Iskh, Kebab and Wolffi. See you next month!
Article by Choto 3000
In July 2010...
Clan Quest began holding multi-clan Stealing Creation events with the Caped Carousers, one of the Clans first major inter-clan events. On the 14th, a major fight occurred between two high ranking members of the Clan, forcing the Clan's leaders to publicly intervene for the first time. This event eventually led to the creation of the Honor Council.
In July 2011...
The Original "RAWR" event, then known as "Random Acts of Wicked Randomness", featuring a list of randomly selected ingame events, began on the 11th. It would later be revived as "C.O.R.E.". On the 18th recruitment was closed so that the recruitment procedure could be reworked, in response to the Clan's then rapid growth.
On the 26th Clan Citadels were released in RuneScape, marking the beginning of our own. On the 28th Lord Earth was nominated to be the Head of Low Council, a position he would quickly receive. The following day the official "Clan Charter" was accepted and made into Clan Law by both the High and Low Councils.
In July 2012...
On the 23rd Recruitment was closed so that both the recruitment processes and ranks could be reworked. On the 29th the third, and final, Quest Fest was held.
In July 2013...
The largest "Clan Auction" was held, this time with several different Clans in attendence. The event was a major boon to the Clan's bank funds.
In July 2015...
Throughout the month efforts were made to put together a Clan Quest-produced "Lore Bible" for the first time. On the eighth AlphaLeo resigned from the Honor Council, to be replaced by Seb by popular vote later that month, on the 21st. Wolffi became the head of the Razzers on the eighth.
On the 13th, Santa Ends revived the monthly "Clan Member Interviews" that had stopped when the Questaholic was cancelled in December 2014. This would ultimately lead to the Questaholic's revival.
In July 2016...
The Questaholic magazine released a special edition featuring interviews with Meneer Naab and Mod Raven, two popular figures, in celebration of its relaunch anniversary.
In July 2017...
Tyco Elf was given the website/forum moderator role on the eleventh. On the 23rd the "Biggest and Best Clan Quest Survey" began. On the 24th the "Random Acts of Win Reward" was reimplemented by Choto 3000.
Article by Sirapyro
Have you ever wondered about how a community like ours got a newspaper? Not many other gaming communities have a regular newsletter, certainly now one with as many contributors as ours. How did it happen? Where there hiccups? Take a stroll with me down memory lane while we consider how spectacular this anniversary edition of the questaholic truly is…
A long time ago (October 2011) Clan Quest went through the process of merging another clan into its own. This has happened multiple times in the past, but none were quite as interesting as this particular merger. The leader of Wolf’s Eye, Daviddts, upon joining Clan Quest realized something very important about our community. We have a whole bunch of people who are leaders and contribute, and there wasn’t anything for him to “lead” with the daily operations of Clan Quest. After a long conversation with me about feeling useless, I suggested he start a new project, and the idea of the Questaholic was born.
In my head, I always thought the idea of a monthly magazine would be very fun. For those who look back on my history, I was involved in a couple different RuneScape newspapers before Clan Quest. We have a lot of creative people who would love an outlet to express themselves and share, and we have a community that would greatly benefit from a centralized news source. After all, if you live in a weird time zone, sometimes it’s hard to find all the details and stay informed on clan business. That’s where the magazine has its benefits.
Unfortunately, though the idea was proposed in October, and had a lot of support, Daviddts ended up leaving Clan Quest (and the game). A project that had a huge following looked like it was going to fail, because it didn’t have a figure head to pull it through. This is where the miraculous part of the story comes in. Would you believe that the magazine continued to run without a central leader? With most of the operations in the clan, like recruitment or event hosting, one person pushes the effort forward.
The Questaholic is a truly unique situation because a whole bunch of people did it together, with no single person in charge. It’s also one of those rare things in which I had absolutely zero input. I did nothing, nor have I done much even to this day, with the daily management of the Questaholic. Those people who are privy to the inner workings of the clan know I keep my tentacles involved in everything. Everything, that is, except the questaholic.
There is an excellent article about the Questaholic and its history: https://clanquest.org/wiki/Questaholic.
One of the biggest successes of the Questaholic and its articles since its original conception, and especially in the most recent reformation lies in the interviewing of people. Our first interview was with Max (the NPC) and then followed by myself and Bigg Doggg and many others.
I look back at that interview:
To the people who are working with the Magazine now, they do an excellent job. I love contributing my little article. I wish I could convince others to add their little articles too. It’s a cool project, and the people who make it work are truly badass.
Article by Draziw
Article by Karen Angel
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is time for our recurrent competitions! And this time, you get to draw the cover for the magazine!
-What are the requirements to participate?
Being a member of the clan is more than enough.
-Is there a specific format to draw?
No. Just draw. But bare in mind that if you use paper, you'll need a highly detail scan to be considered for the prize. The use of any computer program is allowed.
-Will there be a prize for the winner?
Eternal Glory. And if that's not enough, you'll also win a bond!
-Where will I see the results?
August's Questaholic issue will feature the winner's cover
Certainly. First of all. You will send your work to me via offsite AND Discord. Also bare in mind that if no drawings meet the criteria, no one will win the prize.
As a side note: Check past covers from 2018 issues. You will see that featured interviewees are broadcasted there, so you could draw their avatars and we'll manage the letters. August's interviewees are Shiro Shana and Thaxy.
Any questions, just send me a pm via discord or offsite.
Ozazoyo made this cover. Maybe it inspires you!
Article by Choto 3000
Skillers of the month:
1-Sinver, with 50,09m xp
2-Omega, with 50,02m xp
3-Choto, with 45m xp
CLAN QUEST gained 1,638,642,755xp during June!
Skill/s of the month: Divination
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
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!
- Solectas: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Omega: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Sinver: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- TERR1L: Corporal -> Sergeant!
- Rune Dragon: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your Quest Cape!
- Duke Juker: Captain -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
- Tasty Romeo: Captain -> General, congratulations on becoming a Taskmaster!
Article by Choto 3000
Hello all members of Clan Quest. Today I want to highlight a discussion we in the Guild Council had about third party tools in Runescape. To give you a summary: Third party tools has for some time been discussed whatever they should be allowed, both by Jagex and Clan Quest. We both strife to support your enjoyment and safety when engaging with the activities we are offering. We who aim to aid the players have our view of how to play the game. Third party tools are developed and used by people who have their own view of how the game should be played. Thus comes the question: Is this a kind of gameplay we want to support?
Jagex made a stance about the Alt1 toolkit, but Clan Quest haven't. Until now. We have for quite some time had a discussion about whatever Alt1 is a tool we should allow. We, at the end of the day, have decided to respect those who wishes to use Alt1 but strongly discourage to use it or any other third party software. We of the Guild Council also want to be an example of this and are contemplating on banning the use of third party software of all members who have a Council position. We will inform you if this decision is made. This isn't something that's gonna happen today or tomorrow, but in due time.
As mentioned, we are discouraging the use of Alt1 and any other third party programs for several reasons. Shane has been very kind and written an article: The Ongoing Crusade Against Third Party Tools. I strongly encourage to give it a read. For those who want a summary of why we were having this discussion, I will go through some of the points that could be a threat for your gameplay:
It's very sad that I have to remind how incredibly dangerous it is to fill in your password with a third party program installed. And Alt1 is a third party program, like it or not. I'm not saying the developers have evil intentions. I'm saying there are ways to exploit this software, by developers and hackers alike. Runescape accounts and GP are being sold on the black market and targeted every day. Hopefully we are all aware of not trusting people who claim to be Jagex Moderators and ask you for your account details. But no matter how aware a person is, there is little to do when having a third party program installed in which you have no way of controlling the security of. And to counter the people who are using the Authenticator: If a hacker got your username (which in most cases are your email) and your password, how many other accounts do you use who are connected to that email, username and/or password? Chances are pretty high that one can reach Facebook, Twitter, Discord or any other personal account.
The Rules of Runescape states the following: Software that can be used to gain an unfair advantage in our games may not be used. This is a layer of protection so the players of Runescape can play the game on equal ground. This rule not only ensures that actual people play the game, but also that the players can be recognized for their achievements. This is where their time put into the game gains value. But as seen with Jagex's stance on the matter, the rule is incredibly grey on exactly what is "an unfair advantage". Nevertheless, in a clan where we aim to create a healthy community, Alt1 does not have a place here to contribute.
But whatever the security and the rules of Runescape says, the most important thing is our values. Rule 9 in our revised code reads Play fair. Play smart. Give it your all. Is someone who are using third party programs giving their all? Then there's also the question of personal value. When Squeal of Fortune was introduced, the value of accomplishments in skills and wealth dropped as a result of being able to buy your way to max in all stats or obtain ingame currency through microtransactions. Similarly, the Alt1 doesn't just affect the ones who chose it but also those who reject it. Knowing or imagining others obtaining what you have worked hard for without putting as much effort as you makes the experience a less fun one. Especially during clue scrolls.
Thanks you for reading. Tyco elf, Head of the Guild Council of Runescape 3.
Article by Tyco Elf