CLAN QUEST PEOPLE
by Choto and Santa
An Interview with Cireon
Hello everyone, hope you had a great January. This month we have Cireon, the head noob of high council with us.
Thank you for all the nice questions, thank for Cireon for the quick reply despite your busy schedule! On to Bori!
Article by SantaEnds
CLAN QUEST PEOPLE
by Choto Ends
Hang on because we have a veteran today!
An interview with Borizi
-You get a ticket to visit Gielinor IRL. Where do you go first?
Definitely Lunar Isle, it has been my favourite location in Runescape since I first set foot on it. I just like everything about it. From the citizens’ attitudes to the architecture to the magic.
-What is your earliest Runescape memory?
It was maybe fletching in Seer’s Village next to NeNeMom, an old clan member who already quit. Or speculating about a Guthixian Spell book with a friend I had made on the forums. Or interviewing Wise_Ork for a French project. Or just F2P skilling banter. I can’t really remember right now but I have so many memories from RuneScape that have gotten jumbled over the years if I thought like really hard I can probably find one but I just know they’ve all been mostly positive.
-How would you describe yourself in-game? A rich bankstander? A dedicated skiller? As an Adventurer perhaps?
I am maybe somewhere in there. I’m definitely not rich or dedicated but I do like exploring. I can get competitive but that usually lasts for a few weeks before I get distracted and do something else. Not that I ever tell people I’m competing with them I’m just like I can maybe do that faster in before the “ooh” I want some necromancer robes into 5 years of constant sidetracking.
-How often do you sit down?
At least 15 times a day, more if I feel like a daredevil.
-What’s your normal brush pressure?
-How often do you brush your teeth?
Twice a day.
-Do you floss?
-What car do you drive?
I use a KIA whenever I’m in PR but in college I don’t really need one.
-What are your favourite pair of shoes?
Definitely Nike Janoskis or Lunar Caldras
-What is your favourite sport?
For watching, soccer. For playing, volleyball.
-If you were given the job of Gielinor tour guide, how would you go about setting up the tour?
We begin our tour in the courtyard of Gielinor’s most iconic village, Lumbridge. We head out and while ignoring the adventurer pushing a cart with the duke’s statue on it we head upwards through the Lumbridge farms and down towards Draynor after (conveniently avoiding the crater). After Draynor we continue down towards the Wizards’ Tower where we ascend to the top floor and get a great view of the Port Sarim marina. The group then lodestones to Taverley where we explore the druid town and the town known for killing trolls with metal claws before trekking over White Wolf Mountain towards the sleepy fishing village of Catherby. After seeing the once popular fishing site we would head over to Seers Village where a distraught adventurer is drinking the memories of an underground workshop puzzle away in the popular town bar. We quickly pass through Hemenster before visiting East Ardougne’s Markets. After stealing from the stalls a bit, the group head’s south towards the Human-Ogre border town of Yanille where we ascend the Watchtower and look out to see Gu’Tanoth the city of the Ogres. After a brief respite we have Rantz the ogre escort us south towards Oo’glog where we enjoy the spa. From there we take a boat past Karamja, ignoring it like Jagex has, and we arrive at Port Sarim. From there we head West towards Canifis before heading through the Mort Myre to arrive at Burgh de Rott. There we take a glance at the Vampire City of Darkmeyer and the haunting Barrows while hearing harrowing tales by the citizens of the shanty town. Then we lodestone to Priffindas, followed by Eagle’s Peak for memorial to Guthix followed by a teleport to the Temple of Guthix, where he died, followed by a Lodestone to Al Kharid, and Varrock, and Falador, followed by a Lodestone to Menaphos when it comes out.
-Are you getting your MQC on your Ironman? If not, would you ever entertain that idea?
I’ve thought about it and I kind of really want to, hence why I’m not doing Olaf’s Quest to have the opportunity of getting them both at once open. There are some scary things about it, mostly dying, but I’m not really attached to my HCIM status. Like if I died would suck, but I’ll keep playing it.
-What country do you live in and what do you feel its the best natural attraction?
I live in Puerto Rico! People really like the rainforest and nice beaches but my favourite thing has to be the bioluminescent bays we have.
-What attracted you to clan quest, and what made you stay?
I initially joined Clan Quest because I had just gotten into RS questing and the story and the clan I was in had just disbanded so I wanted to find a group that would be cool. I first saw Draz’s post and was like damn this clan is official af and the ASCII Quest Cape was really nice let’s be real. But yeah I liked the fact that a community was being built up around a mutual love for RS questing and decided to apply. I stayed because of how awesome the people were and are, like I have yet to meet any member of CQ that I have disliked at all. I’ve taken many long breaks from RS which makes me lose touch with the people in the clan, like most of the active people now a days aren’t the same as those from 6 years ago, but I always get acclimated to it because the type of people in the clan are all pretty like-minded and a few of the same old names are still playing. I also stay because Clan Quest has been my like one main clan in pretty much any game and I feel a certain loyalty to it built on years of being part of the community.
-Is there a player or mod that you admire/ respect? Why?
Not particularly, I don’t really follow the famous exp gainers and I don’t know many of the mods well. If anything I’d say Sinistral just because of how much of a role model he was just in general. Like he had done so much for me in Clan Quest and was always so nice and cheerful around everybody. I’d love to be more like him if I could.
-Over the few years you've been playing, is there anything you've learned in-game that you've implemented in your real life?
Let’s be real, RS taught me a lot about economics and opportunity cost. Like I may not be a mercher at all but I understand how a market sort of works from looking at how people who do merch do stuff. The GE helped me in my econ classes that’s for sure.
-Now the other way around. Anything you took from real life to the game?
Procrastination. Like for anything that is daunting in anyway. I haven’t learned to boss yet for example because I still have to do ‘x’ or ‘y’. Also my love for complex schemes and plots in a story make me like certain characters over other, such as Sliske.
-What is the nicest thing you've done for anyone?
I helped pay for a plane ticket to Chicago for one of my aunts recently to go see her son who she hadn’t seen for a few months since he had enrolled in the Navy.
-How about in game?
Besides like giving away gear, I continuously gave a guy who was new to the game some pointers for starting out in OSRS, despite me not playing OSRS (just happen to know a lot about it from youtube/twitch/OSRSWiki), after meeting him while fishing salmon in RS3. I gave him tips for a few weeks and we occasionally talk about what ever whenever we’re both online.
-What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
This automatically goes to my parents for raising me in a great environment and giving me so much to help me in life.
-What are your current goals in Runescape?
Short term, stay active during college, HCIM Quest Cape, and Agility/Summ Cape. Long Term finish my necromancer robes goal from like 5 years ago, find a FashionScape outfit, maybe MQC.
-Aspirations in real life?
-What is your playstyle like? Xp, cape goals, money or general companionship etc.
Do whatever I want, set long and short term goals, try to be as efficient as you can be while afk (so not very), have fun
-If money, time, commitments etc. was no issue, what would your perfect day look like?
A day spent in some foreign coast enjoying great meals with people I care a alot about and having a great day with a bunch of puppies mixed in aswell.
-What is your major in university, and why did you choose it?
I am majoring in Earth Sciences because I like rocks
-Do you play any sports?
I used to swim but none at the moment.
-What's your favourite physical activity?
I really, really like sailing but I don't own a boat so it's kind of hard to do it when I want to
-What is your "philosophy" of life?
Go with the flow, making changes where need be.
-What is one thing you want to change about yourself?
More talkative in general would be helpful I think but it's fiiiiine ¯\_(?)_/¯
-Is there a promise you made to yourself, that you kept true to this day?
I don’t really keep promises to myself as much as I expect a lot of myself, so yeah. If I have done one though I’ve forgotten it.
-What do you do when you're sad?
I just get myself busy with other things to distract myself from whatever it is that is bothering me, but it really depends on the situation.
-What do you look for in a partner?
Someone who I can be a dork around without feeling shame and someone I always enjoy the company of.
-Finally, please recommend us a song you like.
Maybe… Te Busco by Nicky Jam and Cosculluela, but taste changes so yea, I probably won’t love it forever but it brings good memories to mind.
-When did you start playing?
I technically made my first RuneScape account in 2006 in like 3rd grade, but I didn’t start “playing” playing until 2009 when I got my first membership after a few months of F2P play
-What was your very first accomplishment cape?
-If I were to visit your country, what do you think I should do first?
Well like I said above my favourite place are the bioluminescent bays so definitely those.
-What are your favourite cities/locations, both in RS and in real life?
My favourite areas in RuneScape are definitely Lunar Isle, Darkmeyer, and Mos’le Harmless. In real life probably Rouen, Prague and Santiago de Chile.
-Do you have a motto or a favourite phrase? If so, which is it?
It changes, I use to put them in my signature but I haven’t updated that in a while. I don’t really have one right now
-Which quest you believe to be the best?
Looking at a single quest, I really like Glorious Memories. At quest series, the Myreque definitely takes the cake due to how many mysteries and schemes were in it, kind of sad they tied up all the loose ends so fast, but the Gods did have to come back :roll eyes:
-Do you have a very expensive item (party hat, for instance)? If so, do you remember your reaction when you obtained it?
Nope the most expensive thing I’ve ever owned is a GWD2 armour set that I resold. I was mostly panicking while I had it since it was a relatively new item and I was scared it was gonna crash really soon, so I just took the wimp route and sold it.
-Do you play an instrument? If so, which one/s?
No, I used to play the piano, but I’ve forgotten it all now.
-What's your favourite music genre?
Alternative Rock and Reggaeton are pretty much what I listen to. Or Spanish ballads but yea
-Tell us the story behind your name!
I originally wanted Boricua because I was not creative back in 6th grade and decided to name myself after what Puerto Ricans in general call themselves, but it was taken so I took Boricua950 as suggested by Jagex. I really hated the numbers and when Jagex released the name change option I just went through many variations of mixing Quest/Quest Cape and Boricua. Eventually, I had to make an Xbox account to play with A_Loud_Guy, ex clan member, and my name at the time was taken so I just looked for an alternative that had Bori in it since that was what most people called me by in the clan. I mixed it with some Basque word I can’t remember right now and it sounded good thus Borizi was born. For my HCIM I just switched it for an “x” because it was the next backwards alphabetically ok sounding word that was produced, like Boriyi just sounds bad.
-How many languages do you speak? Which one would you like to learn?
I speak English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. I tried teaching myself Czech because I really like the language but I got sidetracked and haven’t returned to it, so definitely I want to learn that one. (#one day I’ll be like vodka and know 7+)
-Best book ever?
I really liked El Principe de la Niebla by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spanish) but to be honest I’m not an avid reader so I’m not really a good judge.
-How are MQC requirements coming?
They have been stopped until further notice due to me finding Ironman mode/Starting a new account more fun atm
Thank you everyone for asking, answering and reading. You are the best!
Have a great month
Article by Choto 3000
A bit of a shorter bulletin this month, since I'll be travelling by the time this goes out. There are a few things I want to quickly mention though.
A big shoutout to the people who have been working hard in attracting new people, making guests and recruits feel welcome, and guiding them through the recruitment process and beyond. This would not be possible without you.
If you are interested in getting involved yourself, feel free to reach out.
The month ahead
February has a few events to keep an eye out for. First of all there will be a new quest, and of course a bonus experience weekend. Both are great opportunities to spread the world about our clan, so please take the chance to plant our vex. Don't hesitate to promote Clan Quest on other worlds as well. Just stay respectful (don't disrupt people's game or place vexes in places where they would be annoying) and show that all we care about is having a good time.
Speaking of having a good time, the double experience weekends are always extra busy in our chat. I am looking forward to seeing some social skilling and fun conversations to break up the boring grinds. We often see some long-timers coming back for the mad gains, so February will be the perfect moment to get to know new and old clannies, and maybe make some new friends!
First of all, I want to lower to bar for you to share your opinions. We - as clan leadership - have an idea of the direction we want the clan to take (read more about it here), but based on your responses we can find out whether you think we are on the right track, and what things you think are the most important to focus on. Consider it a Clan Quest version of the 2017 content survey.
Second, I want to find out who we are. I know that we have members from all around the world, but as a bit of a data nerd, I am very interested in the distribution across the world. We will also be using the data to improve upon event times, and we'll share the most interesting highlights with you.
The survey will be anonymous and voluntary. You can even opt out of filling in certain parts of it if you feel uncomfortable sharing personal information. In the end, we want everybody to feel happy and have fun with us.
Article by Cireon
This month we have Veng's Roots by Imagine Dragons. As one of the few who uses RS3, he has included some OSRS clips this time which surprised me. His editing skills are not the best, the beats look forced. But his strong point is he ALWAYS finishes the whole song, has a horde of friends to do emote syncs, solid 1280x720 resolution, and nice storylines. Not to mention he uploads often. Stamina like his is rare these days as most of us get sick of the song after one chorus. I like the cinematics in this one, the transition between RS3 and OSRS looks extremely natural, such as when he teletabbed away in OSRS and reverse the teletab clip on RS3.
Article by SantaEnds
Sorry if I missed some of you guys! If you can't find yourself on the list, pm me!!
Lastly, we have really good news. One of our good friends Quest Spirit, now a regular guest to the clan, wrote a short story on Reddit. Some days ago, he was contacted by someone who wanted to publish his story!!
As the current policy of the magazine is to include only runescape/clan related material, I'll provide a link where you can find the post.
Article by Choto 3000
- Snow Light!
- Soul Scythe!
The Recruitment Razzers the 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!
- DragonFox, who posted an introduction here!
- Questcaping, who posted an introduction here!
- Snow Light, who posted an introduction here!
- SoulScythe, who posted an introduction here!
- KattMak, who posted an introduction here!
Hope you all enjoy what we have to offer, and what more we'll have to offer very soon!
- 1234Werecool: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your Quest Cape!
- Antivistic: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your Quest Cape!
- ARNN4: Corporal -> Sergeant
- Borixi: Corporal -> Sergeant
- CoolBanksy: Admin -> Organiser
- Corrupt Tim: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
- Dogsnow MkII: Recruit -> Corporal, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- DragonFox: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Iron Avatar: Corporal -> Sergeant
- LazyKernel: Corporal -> Sergeant
- Trips Travis: Recruit -> Corporal, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Zane Baked: Sergeant -> Lieutenant
- Ridley: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Questcaping: Recruit -> Sergeant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Snow Light: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
Congratulations, everyone! You can find more information on our ranks on our official recruitment thread.
Article by Sirapyro