An interview with Rerecros
By the Paw.fia propaganda team.
Pew pew another month is gone! *mygodwhydoestimetravelsofast*
Thank you, Sorcerer. It’s been really nice to have this opportunity. We shall see each other again!
Article by Choto 3000
The amount of effort this took was painful and gross. I need to lick myself clean now.
Thank you, Weeb. Not that you had a choice in the matter. the interrogation chair chooses its victims, not the other way around.
Hoods, this is Choto. Thank you Kitty, I know it was hard for you to work for a superior group, but it was worth it, eh?
Article by Kitty
This nomination was seconded by Questcaping, Tyco Elf and Karen Angel
This nomination was seconded by Draziw, Choto 3000 and MsKonnan10
Four 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 Kat and Shane. See you next month!
Article by Choto 3000
Bulletin - March 2018
March... the month of spring. Spring is known to be the month of cleanup, the month of new growth, and... the month of new website features!
The wiki will be used to give all members a platform to add to the Clan Quest website with their own content. You can, for example, build your own user page. Without the limitations of the forums, you could use it as your safekeep. You can also write a full autobiography if you so desire, or do something completely different. I am curious to see what you come up with!
We have started moving the magazine to the wiki as well, and over the next few months you will see more progress in that space. You can also find out about anything else Clan Quest related. If something is missing, you can add it!
The wiki will empower you to build your own little part of the Clan Quest website. Whether it's contributing to something that already exists, or building your own little domain about yourself, your events, your guild, or something completely different. Just go nuts!
Don't know where to start? We've tried to make sure to give Wiki Home a lot of attention to get you some good starting places, but if you are completely new to wiki systems, you have to check out the guide to creating your userpage. If you follow this guide step-by-step, you will have your own little place on the Clan Quest website. If you're looking for some example user pages, check out some of the pages for the High Council (Cireon, Draziw, Mskonnan10, Sirapyro), the Head of Low Council (Tyco elf) or the Questaholic's Chief Editor (Choto 3000).
The wiki is still work in progress, but we're ready enough to let you have a go at it. Keep an eye on future bulletins for further announcements about wiki features. Make sure to share any bugs and/or feedback with the content editors team!
New Constitution Draft
For these large changes, it is important that everybody has a say. We've been working towards the clan structure rework for a long while now, so nothing should come as a surprise. In the end, most things will go on as they are, but the new Constitution will pave the way towards a bigger and better Clan Quest.
Check out the Constitution draft and leave your feedback in this thread.
New Clan Logo
28 millionaires of February
You were off to a great start, but sadly, it didn't last. Still, we hope that you continue hosting events, small or large, and please post them on the forums or our brand new wiki!
The final tally will be available on the events thread shortly.
Article by Cireon
DXP weekend results peeps!
Nice bug, Idiot
CLAN QUEST gained 1,305,500,490 xp during double xp weekend!
Skill/s of the month: Fletching
Remember to pm me if I forgot to add you
Article by Choto 3000
As you may or may not already know, I had the good fortune to be invited to Jagex's office on the 14th of February as part of a PMod visit. I'm under an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for a lot of the things I saw, but there are other things that they've outright encouraged us to tell people. So read on as I tell you all about it!
We'd been informed to meet at the office at 10am on Valentine's Day morning. I confess, I got there ever so slightly after that -- not my fault, blame the traffic the taxi got stuck in! -- but that was no problem, as I was given a warm welcome by Mod Meadows and brought on in to the introduction that was already taking place.
You may know of Mod Stevew as Jagex's head of customer support -- he was there in the Jagex recreation area (complete with Golden Gnome Pub, dartboard, and various Runescape stickers covering the holes in the wall from errant darts) telling a gathered group of PMods about what they'd be doing today. With him were fellow mods Nia, Cam, and the aforementioned Meadows, who'd be leading the first stage of our visit: a tour of the office!
Below, you can see one of the cute cards that were being cycled on the screen all day (it was Valentine's Day, after all) and our welcome message (courtesy of the Scourge of Souls himself).
Jagex's office is leagues different from any normal working environment. More cacti than the Kharidian Desert. More board games lying around than a Games Workshop. More assorted Runescape bits and bobs all over the place than... anywhere, really.
Among the things I saw on my tour were:
- A questionable portrait of a cyclops
- Potted cacti on little tables
- Mod Timbo's tree
- A Golden Gnome
- THE Golden Gnome (the pub, that is)
- Multiple godswords, both OSRS and RS3-style, just lying around all over the place
- A whopping great cactus casually being a cactus in the corner of a room
- Many, many Runescape-themed cushions
- Wall decorations of the Jagex logo in... moss?
- Several smaller cacti
- A GIANT SLISKE DECKCHAIR
Yep, you read that right. Let it be known that, in the year of our lord 2018 (or somethingorother of the Sixth Age, if you prefer), I, the World Guardian (just like all you other World Guardians), sat on Sliske.
He's pretty comfy.
We walked around the office, which is laid out as a square around their big stepped atrium -- pretty much nothing bar the CEO's office is closed off, it's all very open, with people in various teams clustered onto different desks working on their own projects. There were various points at which Meadows would call someone over and have them talk to us about what they're working on. Mod Purpur had a fair bit to say about localisation and translating things into German. Mod Raven talked to us about Pieces of Hate... though not saying much more than is already known, he hates spoilers! Mod Ash actually bumped into us on our tour (mug in hand), and had a great chat with us asking what we thought of something recently added to OSRS. And Mod Osborne raced past us not long afterwards, clearly in a hurry... then realised we were visiting players once he'd come past, and came back for the people who wanted to take pictures with him!
There were more people and more topics than that, but it's at this point that I hit things my NDA prevents me from legally saying. One thing I will tell you, though: you know the upcoming high-level PvM boss, Solak? Big tree guy, Guardian of Guthix, hyped to hell and back? Well, I can EXCLUSIVELY confirm that, in all the upcoming projects I heard about, saw and playtested...
Solak had absolutely nothing to do with any of them. Sorry! I'm as much in the dark as you guys -- we'll have to wait for release!
After that, we headed downstairs to their canteen, called "AFK", for a free lunch. They do spicy white hot chocolate, and it is not bad! While there, all us PMods chatted among ourselves, getting to know each other and the various JMods hanging out with us. Lovely lunch!
From there, we made our way to the boardroom for a full meeting, discussing secret PMod business... well, not so secret, really. This part of the day revolved around the "moderator" part of Player Moderator: what we moderate, how we moderate it and why. And as I mentioned earlier, they've encouraged us to talk about this -- there are a lot of misconceptions that need clearing up, and I know there was a lot in there that was news to me!
You may well have seen transcripts of old ban/mute logs that... did not really deserve a ban/mute. ["https://redd.it/7wuwmk" This] comes to mind. And yeah, Mod Stevew was very open in admitting that they were originally far too harsh with their moderation. Muting people for saying "bum" repeatedly was his favourite example.
But he described a shift in moderation having come around 2011, when Channel 4 News broadcast a report on how unsafe the game Habbo Hotel was for young kids to play... and they came in to work the next morning having realised that there were better things to crack down on than people saying "bum" repeatedly. Combine that with the fact that Runescape's playerbase was getting older, and yet Runescape itself was seen as something of a kiddie game, largely thanks to its overly harsh moderation: the actions they took in response included the addition of the profanity filter and a general relaxation on moderating adult topics.
(So these days, you probably won't get muted for saying "bum" repeatedly. Probably.)
The second hour of the meeting revolved around their anti-cheating team, and for this one they did ask us to keep the specifics secret. We were shown various methods they use to catch bots and RWTers, which was fascinating to see, but you can probably understand why I'm not going into more detail than that -- "don't develop any bot clients!" they joked.
If there was one thing in particular that I took away from that part of the meeting, it was this: report bots. I (and many of the others) thought it was somewhat pointless, but they really do look through all the macroing reports they get. In fact, just to prove it, they even showed us that they'd looked into all the macroing reports that those of us in the room had made -- and 100% of them had led to bans. So while you may not see instant results, know this: it does make a difference.
That wasn't all we did on that day, but I'm not sure how much we're allowed to talk about, so I'll leave it there to be safe. All in all, though, it was a fantastic day! Look out for more player visits coming up -- and if you happen to be in the Cambridge area at any point, it's worth getting in contact with Mod Meadows to see if you can have your own look around!
Article by Questcaping
The last month has seen one new member join the clan! Please give them a warm welcome and make them feel at home! The new member of the clan is
- Robbe, who posted an introduction here!
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 The High Council 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 one new member to the offsite:
Hope you all enjoy what we have to offer as we continue to expand the offsite!
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:
- Idiotonastic: General -> Admin
- Robbe: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your task master and promotion to full membership!
- WolfknightRS: Captain -> General
- Blue Hubbard: Lieutenant -> Admin
- Profeshnull: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
- YLee: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
- Haalalbacon: Corporal -> Sergeant
- Chaz5100: Recruit -> Lieutenant
Congratulations, everyone! You can find more information on our ranks on our recruitment thread.
Article by Sirapyro
Hi everyone! As we head towards brighter times, so is Clan Quest with the expansion we are working on. We have been working hard and long on the new Clan Quest wiki along with the Constitution as you have seen earlier. We are getting new members and are looking for new ways to support you, whatever it is in real life, in a game of if you just want to hang out with people.
But we are a community. A dating one some say, others say for noobs. But we are a community together. And we want you to shine in our community. So I have made a number of tasks for the month of March that will earn you tickets. Not for free of course, I have prepared a March-Raffel for you all to enter. The more tickets you have, the greater your chance of hauling in the rewards. So what are you waiting for? As I heard Bill Teach once say: Haul in that booty!
And the best part? These tasks helps us to show how great of a community we are!
Unless specified, you don't need to post proof for the tasks below. Completing a task multiple times won't grant you more tickets.
Article by Tyco Elf
This is my first attempt at an article like this, though I’ve been asked multiple times. Basically, I’ve been asked to give a flashback or a little insight on some things others might not know or remember from “back in the days”. If you’re interested in learning a little bit about how and why things are the way they are today, reminisce with me about the elder days. This month’s topic? Constitutions!
It was recently made public that there is a new constitution being reviewed. It’s likely going to be voted on soon, and its ratification will make some potentially big changes in the Clan’s operation. But did you know that this proposed constitution would actually be the clan’s fourth set of rules?
When the clan was originally created and made public, we opened a thread on the looking for a clan forum of the Runescape official forums. This first rendition of the clan’s recruitment thread included a basic list of rules, our clan ranks, and other details that potential members might like to know prior to joining our community. Our current “T10” thread does a very similar thing. The Clan’s government encountered a couple problems though.
First, when we created the rules, we had failed to clearly define expectation for what a clan member would have to do to join the “Captains” which was the group reserved for owners of the quest cape. Because of the way the permissions were managed within the friends chat (Clan Chat hadn’t been released in game yet) Captains could kick. Do you see the problem? Just because you have a quest cape doesn’t necessarily mean you should be given the ability to kick people from the FC. Quest Cape owners were abusing their powers, and it was causing a problem.
Another major issue was largely attributed to my personal real life situation. I joined the police academy in January of 2010. While months prior I had been dedicating a large amount of time to the clan and its daily operation, while I was in the academy, 12 hours of everyday was spent in school. I simply could not commit to the requirements of leadership, but there was no clear policy on leadership at any level of the clan.
Our first constitution was written to address these concerns. A low council was created. Kappathegray was kind enough to assume the role of Head of High Council. A new recruitment policy was implemented.
The second (and present) constitution (we called it a charter) was created because of a bunch of other reasons. We had established a recruitment process in the constitution which needed to be changed. There was not mention of the Honor Council (which had since been formed) or the Canon of Ethics. A few updates were made in the game that made minor tweaks of our rules necessary.
If you read the current Charter, you will notice that it references concepts of Runescape that are no longer relevant (like achievement diaries). There are some very “runescape” centric rules which we’d like to reword or remove entirely. And most important, as the clan has grown and had more of a presence in the real world, we’ve come across issues that probably should have a rule to address.
So yeah…. Some people probably see these documents as long wordy and unnecessary. But I believe much of the success of the community can be attributed to the fact that we have such a clear outline of rules. It allows for Me to transfer HoHC to MsK, and she to Cireon. It allows for people to know how and what to do when weird situations arise. It keeps us together.
Article by Draziw