CLAN QUEST PEOPLE
stolen from Santa Ends
by Choto 3000
I guess it’s coal again *sigh*
An interview with The Werecool
-Why do you like ordering the discord bots around so much? What have they ever done to you?
I uh... I.... I.... um..... but I...
-What is your earliest memory of Runescape (plz don't say dark wizards)?
I remember watching a friend playing Runescape, followed up closely by playing through the tutorial. I never had a problem with dark wizards. It was always those dastardly chickens that got me.
-You get a ticket to visit Gelinor IRL. Where do you go first?
The Wilderness Crater, because REASONS.
-How did you get your attachment to stick figures?
One day one of my friends showed me an xkcd comic. I spammed random for a few hours that day and the days following. From then on, it's been something of a constant in daily life.
-How are your port ships called?
Well, after obtaining my *through megaphone* 90 HERBLORE, I decided to give ports a whirl. My ships are currently called Ship and Ship 2. Original, I know.
-What makes you a noob?
-How do you best learn new things?
Reading them, dismissing them, hearing them again from friends, rereading them, accepting them as fact, having them ingrained in my memory.
-Why did you choose Clan Quest?
I hadn't had any contact from any other clans before, and so after I had a chat with ol' Pac at the Herblore Habitat, I thought why not?
-Do you have a favorite book and comic?
Er.... no? I'm clearly not one for favourites.
-If you were rich beyond belief, would you do charity work or enjoy the wealth all day long?
-Swimming at the beach or at an indoor spa?
Well, given that I'm just about the biggest wimp you're gonna meet this year, indoor spa. But don't turn the temperature above 22C.
-What's your favorite movie/book quote?
Hmm..... (again, Google consulted).... nothing worth my time came up.
Thelma (Karen, for those who don't read funny convos thread)
-What is your normal blood pressure?
Never measured, but I'd say either 1/3 or three times the normal, fluctuating depending on the day and whether or not it's a leap year.
-How often do you brush your teeth?
Twice a day, give or take 5 times.
-Do you floss?
If there's floss in the house and I'm bored, yes!
-How many relationships have you been in?
0. Of course, if we expand our view to include people to whom I have shown particularly flirtatious or affectionate attitudes, we have a total of about 10 people, a disturbing number of whom are clannies. Now, if we take only the outliers from this term in terms of emotional response from the self invoked, we get a group of ~3 people, again a number of whom are clannies. The names in this group are as follows: --CENSORED BY COMMON SENSE--
-When was your first kiss?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *wheezes* ahahahahaha....
-When was the last time you got someone a gift?
Quite a while ago, and to be fair, I don't really have anyone to give gifts to, although the Banksy's Secret Santa might change this.
-How often do you get a hair cut?
Once every 2-ish months.
-Do you actually like me?
My irl name isn't Isaac, for the record.
-If you could have one weapon and one other item from Runescape in real life - fully functional - what would they be and why?
I would take my trusty staff of light and the expensive spices from Let Them Eat Pie. The staff because staff, and the spices because eating things. I've never found food to be much of an incentive for anything.
-Whats your earliest memory of your favorite game?
Well, RS has been my favourite game since I started playing, so see above.
-What do you do in your spare time? Music practice and reading. Contemplate human life. Forum stalking.
-Do you enjoy sports if so which ones?
I play tennis and enjoy it. I play chess badly and enjoy it.
-Whats your proudest achievement inside a game or irl?
I'm still young; irl has yet to see the best of me.
-Would you ever go to runefest?
Probably not, although if I'm properly convinced, I would consider it. I'm not too hardcore of a player.
-How many years have you played runescape for?
Six or seven, I forget.
-What's your opinion on the current state of Runescape?
I kinda like Runescape as is, although that's mainly because I'm lazy. I wouldn't mind the removal of some of the newer hyper-training methods like Runespan, however.
-Do you plan on trying out the new Bounty Hunter game mode?
Not as of current.
-Combat or skilling?
Not so long ago, I would've had no hesitation in saying skilling. However, a few people have managed to sway my mind towards PvM, and now I'm not sure. For now I'll just say skilling.
-How many fingers am I holding up?
"Which Alaska am I talking to?"
-Favourite movie and favourite TV show?
Yeah, not really one for movies. Or general television. Or real life. Hmm. Sure, I watch a few, but I don't readily pick out favourites, partially because the government is watching my every move and will get suspicious if I do so. :suspect:
-What colour is your hair?
Black or something like that.
What was a challenging moment for you in life and how did you overcome it?
Wouldn't consider myself to have had to face anything too challenging yet, besides collapsing a bit from exam pressure (which I admit was entirely my fault).
-What people, famous or otherwise, do you admire and appreciate the work of?
Oh jeez, here we go.Off the top of my head (does this suggest messed up priorities?), Will for being pretty much my PvM tutor and/or field trip guide.
-What are you currently doing IRL (work place? / university? / other?) ?
A joke of an attempt at being a student.
-Has there been a movie / book / any other piece of work / experience / relationship that had a significant impact on the way you view the world?
Joining Clan Quest, for one. I've gotten a lot more open and social.
-When did you start playing?
Somehwere between 2009 and 2010.
-What was your very first accomplishment cape?
Does the cape from my first highwayman kill count?
-Where are you from?
-If I were to visit your country, what do you think I should do first?
Crikey. You could do a lot of things, and I'm not terribly proud that I had to google "things to do in NZ" to get an answer for this. But I would recommend just picking a random city and walking around it. Do whatever catches your eye.
-What are your favourite cities/locations, both in RS and in real life?
I haven't really traveled IRL nor have I researched or considered other places, so I guess I don't have real life favourite cities.
-Do you have a motto or a favourite phrase? If so, which is it?
"Who the hell are you? How did you get in my house?"
-Which quest you believe to be the best?
Am I allowed to say "Fate of the Ritual While Guthix Wakes"?
-Do you have a very expensive item (party hat, for instance)? If so, do you remember your reaction when you obtained it?
Nah. I ain't no mercher, no collector, no master of the market. Whats so great about being rich?
-Which instruments do you play? What's your favoutire music genre? And at what age you started learning music?
I play piano and trumpet. Started piano I think 8 years ago and trumpet 4 or 5 years ago. I'm an avid fan of classical music, and beyond that I only listen to a select group of 20th/21st century songs. *cough* Nights in White Satin on repeat for hours on end *cough*
-Tell us the story behind your name!
Ready for some brilliant inside info which apparently no one has caught on to yet? Just read my name backwards.
That's right. It's utter gibberish.
-How many languages do you speak? Which one would you like to learn?
I only speak English, although I am making something of an attempt to learn Mandarin Chinese. I wouldn't mind learning Latin or Greek, or maybe one of those North European languages so I can buy surstromming and chat with Tyco/
Article by Choto 3000
CLAN QUEST PEOPLE
by Choto and Santa
An Interview with Herblaw
Thank you Herb for sharing your vast experience on RS with noobs, and thank you everyone for submitting your questions. I can't speak for everyone but I absolutely adore stories of old RS memories. Hope you enjoyed answering the questions as well.
Article by SantaEnds
Tomigun1001 again? Merry christmas to all clannies. This is a RSMV short of Christmas Lights by Train.
Using the Vengium RSHD server, the best part of this RSMV is the use of lighting. Slow clips, bright lighting, apt blurring of clips, slow camera movement with good transition. Very chrismassy. The last clip was Vengium in it's heyday. Lots of RSMVers gathered. round the spawn point. Good times.
Article by SantaEnds
Clan Quest Bulletin
Boy oh boy November was such a party. We celebrated the clan's seventh birthday in the real Clan Quest way. But the fun is not over, because Christmas is right around the corner too!
The main event was the in-game event. We held a drop party at Falador party room, made a conga line to the GE, and dropped some cabbage. We repeated this cabbage trick in Prifddinas before holding an after-party in the one and only Clan Citadel. Some people got a bit too drunk to remember, but everybody had a lot of fun.
We also had a raffle that was entirely sponsored by members. I was blown away by the number of donations and the size of them. It acted as a reminder of how charitable Clan Questers really are. We had a fun time announcing the winners as well.
I am really happy with how things went, despite the fact that the events happened just after getting back from the US for me (yay jet lag!). In the survey held amongst participants it turned out you liked it as well, which is great. I loved how we were able to incorporate the game, the offsite, and Discord to provide the best event experience so far.
The "problem" with events is that they often cover only part of the clan community due to time differences. This was also to main critique that both me and the survey respondants had. Sadly, I had to organise these events on my own, which limits the possibility. For next year, I am hoping to have one or two people to work together with, and based on the suggestions we will hopefully make it an even bigger party than this year. That brings me to the topic of...
The first step would be to join the ETU community: there are no obligations whatsoever, but you get access to some extra communication channels reserved for events, and it is easier to get access to clan funds to finance your events if necessary. Events don't always have to be huge, and they don't have to be just RuneScape in-game events either.
If you want to give it a go first, there's a great chance to start getting into events this...
So what about the offsite?
With the new website we will also be moving to a new server. This will improve the website stability, and give us some cool opportunities for the future. This means there will be some downtime as we migrate the website, so we will announce this in advance as soon as we are closer to the release date.
That's it for this month, but I can't end this bulletin without wishing you all some very good holidays, and hopefully you will join me again in the next bulletin in the new year!
Article by Cireon
Christmas in RuneScape and Christmas in the real world, two of my favourite things to think of at this time of year!
Christmas in RuneScape has been a staple since 2001 with the exception of 2003. 2003 saw no event because players were getting weary of the rare item drops of 2001 and 2002 (Party hats and Santa hat). This is a time of year that almost all players look forward to either for the Christmas event itself or just the pure community spirit of the time. Now you may be asking, why does this matter today, we’re obviously getting a Christmas event, the trees have already turned white?
It matters because tradition is what defines our culture. Going back into history we see that huge festivals and feasts were often held for the strangest of reasons, at least to us observers hundreds of years later. But, do not believe for a moment that those celebrating didn’t feel an intense draw to these celebrations. It is because our cultures are vastly different that we do not understand the impact of ancient traditions.
We celebrate Christmas and the associated holiday season in the real world with family and loved ones since that’s how we were raised. I imagine it would be hard to find someone who didn’t have at least some form of a holiday tradition while growing up as a child. And if you ask almost anyone, these traditions shape a person and shape their outlook on life.
Moving back to RuneScape the exact same is true. Our friends who do not play RuneScape have no idea how much myself, you (the reader), and our great community relish RuneScape traditions. Whether it be Christmas events, Easter events, or Halloween events Jagex has created a whole new culture of tradition in the online world known as Gielinor. These holiday events have moulded into traditions that we have adopted over time and have created a whole culture predicated on the game of RuneScape. RuneScape and its associated community has got to be one of the longest enduring online communities in existence. We are so privileged to be a part of this.
So while some are just going to do the Christmas event for its rewards and some will look to nitpick mechanics or value we should remember the true value of these holiday events: the tradition and culture that has become of the game of RuneScape. For each and every one of us to be a part of this is something truly special. Do not let anyone tell you that tradition is not important, both in the real world and in RuneScape.
Addendum: Google has an excellent list of Christmas traditions around the world.
Article by Shane