A new year begins and we are kicking 2018 off with an interview with a member that has been with us for almost 6 months! Living next to Mordor in New Zealand with Toragrai and 1234Werecool, she tackles challenges both in Runescape and IRL with confidence.
An interview with Katatonic
By Tyco the elven of the elven lands
How many languages do you currently know, are learning and want to learn?
I currently know some basic German (My Gran was German), NZ Maori again (basic) and English (main language). I would like to learn more German so I can research my fathers family history more as well as Maori because it is getting used more and more in schools and in the community at large. Rather difficult to do when you cant read german!
What item do you think affects your daily life the most?
Is this IRL or RS lol? IRL it would be my contact lenses and RS it would be probably Auras as I rely on them a lot for what little bossing i do.
What is your earliest Runescape memory?
Tutorial Island and not being able to light a fire without clicking the tinderbox then the wood.
You get a ticket to visit Gielinor IRL. Where do you go first?
Priff as it is beautiful and there is so much to do there.
You get 30 seconds of full attention from all employees of Jagex. What do you say?
Gimmie better rng!! Hmm actually give every member of Clan Quest better rng.
Tell me your darkest secret that would make every ork in Mordor flee in fear.
Errr my halo slipped and i became totally evil...also i hide a special kinda ork...can't tell it's a secret!
How many verses of God of Nations can you recite?
I'm ashamed to say only the first verse. As a child at school we had to stand and salute the flag every morning while singing God of Nations. I'm fairly sure we made up half the words.
If you could live anywhere in Runescape, where would it be?
To be honest this is a hard one to answer as there are so many beautiful areas in RS but Armadrys camp south of Falador would suit me, not at ground level I'd like to be up all those stairs, I can only imagine the view from up there!
Do you really have hobbits over there?
Apparently yes but I have never been to hobitville its quite a lot of travel involved from where i live. It is however on the *to do list*.
What is your favourite minigame in Runescape?
It may surprise many but i love Flash Powder Factory. It is a simple game with a twist.
What is your favourite event (halloween, easter, christmas etc) that you have experienced?
There was a halloween event that involved climbing up a cobweb. I enjoyed that it was kind of different. Not sure which year it was (thinks hard.....brain explodes..opps).
If you could add a new skill, what would it be, what would it do and how would you train it?
Mwahaha necromancy has always fascinated me so I'd like to see that in game. It could be trained by convincing an army of ghosts and skeletons to join you in battle (when they died you would have to train more thus leveling) or let you hire them as slaves for a certain amount of time (could be a possible gp sink).
What is your proudest moment in you Runescape history?
That would have to be having the honour of wearing a completionist cape for around 12 months before they added the *reaper title*.
If you can repeat one quest what would it be and why?
Probably While Guthix Sleeps. The plot line, lore and rewards seemed well balanced for the time it took.
What was your first 99?
Constitution on both Kat and her sidekick.
If you could buy any item in RS (gp not a problem) what would it be?
Sliske Staff it looks great and has a powerful punch behind it also. Mage is probably my most favorite combat skill.
If you were to ever cosplay as a character from rs what whould it be?
A cat (hehehe) they have the best life ever on rs (and irl) adventurers bring them up, feed them and hope like heck they do not run away.(My usn shoud have been a dead give away lol).
While playing Runescape what do you have coming out of your speakers? Eg. Youtube, Spotify. RS music, Netflix...
This can vary really depending on if I am looking at Youtube videos to learn bossing tactics or just generally playing I listen to a lot of Jango Radio Stations because there is a good variety of music that is relaxing.
How often do you brush your teeth?
At least twice daily.
How often Do you floss?
Hmmm well plastic fantastics are not that easy to floss :P.
What are your favorite pair of shoes?
My flat walking (casual) shoes. They feel like walking on a cloud of air and don't make my feet sore at all.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Probably not as many as a *typical* woman does. I own two pair. Walking shoes and Work shoes. Social events are not my forte so I do not have a need for a large variety of footwear.
If you were magically transformed to the opposite sex for a day, what would you do and why?
Strangly enough I'd attend a mechanics workshop so I could save on car service bills.
How often do you exercise?
Daily, we live very close to a coastal walkway. Its a lovely walk and i enjoy the fresh air, salty breeze and sunshine. The sound of the seabirds crying out etc.
What was your blood pressure the last time you got it checked?
Err I dont know exactly. I have just been put onto low dose blood pressure tablets. There is a bit of family (genetical tendancy) to develop high blood pressure.
What is your favourite over the counter drug?
I do not use over the counter drugs as many interact with other medication taken. Plus to be really honest I hate taking tablets of any description.
If you were a drink, what would you be?
A really fancy tropical (punch? I have forgotten the correct word for them) that tastes awesome but packs a real punch.
What is your favorite and least favorite quest?
Favourite: While Guthix Sleeps, I have been a fan of Guthix as I perfer the idea of balance rather than chaos. At one stage my alt account walked around RS in a full set of Guthix range armour (I also love the colour green). The lore and the story line i found rewarding.
Least Favourite: Broken Home, I just did not enjoy this at all. Puzzles within quests have a confusion factor for me. Also I just did not like the after quest rewards with timing factor as i fail them badly.
What Runescape God do you follow and why?
Since the Death of Guthix and his ideals of balance I follow no God on RS....lies I follow the God of RNG but he never listens to my plea.
Why did you choose your username?
Original or the new one? Original one (Kat a tonic) was a play on the word catatonic as due to medication issues i was sleepy for 90% of time. The new name (Calico Catz) is because we just rescued a beautiful calico coloured cat from the local animal shelter. It came about after noting there was some confusion between KatMaks name and my own.
Kotahi Atua: well its native New Zealand and i wanted people to know that i was a NZ player :). It does have a meaning but I will leave that to you to find what it is...
Cats or Dogs?
Definitely a cat person plus we are not permitted dogs in our rental. :cat:
Cardio or free weights?
Cardio when I can afford to go to the Gym. Meanwhile speed walking to keep at least semi fit.
What do you do for a living IRL?
I work in Community Support which involves caring for those that are disabled (confined to wheelchair or similar), intellectually handicapped and the elderly. Mostly showering them and assisting them to do tasks around the house that they find difficult. I find the work very rewarding - lousy pay rate but rewarding in other ways.
When did you first start playing?
Around 14 years ago. I can remember lots of distractions as I was home schooling my son who has Asbergers Syndrome.
If I were to visit your country, what do you think I should do first?
Depending on season and what sports your into. Winter is great for skiing, there are enough mountains to choose from lol. Summer there are great nature tracks available or beaches a plenty to enjoy.
What are your fabourite cities/locations both in RS and in real life?
RS would be priff I love how they have a lot of skills centralised into one area, the architecture is amazing also.
IRL would be a very small community called Opononi its located not far from where i grew up as a child. Lovely beaches and the history in the area is of interest. Plus my Gran used to live there at one stage on a farm which hold a lot of happy memories for me.
Do you have a motto or a favourite phrase? if so, which is it?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In easier words treat others with respect and kindness if that is the way you expect them to treat you.
Do you play an instrument? If not, which instrument/s would you like to learn?
I used to play keyboard as a younger person. To be hones I'm out of practice but would like to start relearning this.
If you had to escape your country immediately, what is the one thing you'd take with you?
My son ofc he would never survive on his own.
Best thing of Clan Quest?
This is actually quite hard for me to answer but I would say that most members are helpful and willing to give advice when asked for it. The clan also lets me have my own time to do what I like to do without being made to feel that I have to compete with anybody to "fit" in.
Best film ever?
As a person who shys away from social contact due to PSD, this is a question that is also hard to answer although I enjoyed the film Eragon, mainy because it has dragons in it :P.
Best Book Ever?
I read a lot of Jodi Picoult books and to be honest could not name a "favourite".
We thank Kat a tonic for this interview and hope she will find her time with Clan Quest enjoyable. :D
Article by Choto 3000
An interview with Rowtatoes
By 2017 Ends and Choto 2018
And that’s it! First interview of the year, thank you very much, Row! Happy 2018 everyone!
Article by Choto 3000
Welcome back, noobs! This month we’ve had three nominees: Toragrai, MsKonnan and Thaxy.
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. Thanks to Cureon, Katatonic, Seb, Shane and Tyco for nominating and congratulations to Tora, MsK and Thaxy. See you next month!
Article by Choto 3000
SKILLERS OF THE YEAR:
1-Herblaw, with 559,010,638xp.
2-Tosols, with 482,929,228xp.
3-Wolffi, with 411,646,391xp.
Clan Quest earned a whopping 23,577,163,069 xp in 2017!
Skillers of the month:
1-I Herblaw, with 90m xp
2-Huncho Rei, with 87m xp
3-Grimy Tosols, with 83m xp
99: Atnas (rly), Sina, Zoo
Remember to pm me if I forgot to add you
Article by Choto 3000
Welcome to the Best and Worst Banks Competition (B&WBC for short) results!
First of all, I feel obliged to ask forgiveness to the judges. I know the instructions and the rules were quite tricky and confused some of you, and that's completely my fault. Nevertheless, you made a great job and more. We'll start now with the Aberrant Hoarders team, formed by Rei the Noob, Rownak the Choob and Choto the Hood.
After several days minutes, we selected the top 3 most disgustingly organized and beautiful banks.
We want to award 2 honorific mentions to Proto and Jessi.
Third place goes to...
Second place to...
And finally, the prize for the best bank of Clan Quest, with an impressive score of 9 points goes to...............
*interrupts because speech*
This person has showed us that our hoarder life is not the only way. He has proved you can have very few items and still be able to play the game and not fall into despair when you see the horrific vision of an empty bank.
And this person is...
Also before we move to the disastrous banks, there is a certain Cleaning Master judge who thought he was judging the nice banks... He then procceeded to "tear apart" (his own words) every single nice bank. Here is Sirapyro's ranking (and commentaries).
1st: Jessiboo 2nd: Sebbage 3rd: Kat a tonic
Jessiboo, despite the junk tab and general large number of items, easily has the most organized of the banks, and it's the nicest to look at. Sebbage, while unorganized, has a relatively condensed bank, not holding on to TOO many items he doesn't need. And Kat a tonic's bank, while a bit cluttered, has a lot of potential to look a lot better with just a little bit of extra organization and purging.
And now, we'll continue with the most disastrous banks. The judges for this category were Kebabthief the kebab thief, Mr. Master of the Universe Sirapyro, Tyco Elf of the elven lands and Suli the Jiid, who belong to the Cleaning Masters team.
More drumrolls? Okay
Third place then! With 5 points, it goes to...
*more and more drumrolls*
The second place goes to...
Finally, with 8 points, it has been decided that the worst bank of Clan Quest belongs to.........
Honorific mentions to Tora and Row
Special note for row: takes alot of strength to play in that mode
Special note for choto: LEARN WHATS IN YOUR BANK
Not only Row has collected a vast amount of items worth nothing and in several cases a huge amount of it, but even to the extent that it has filled up every F2P and P2P space in the bank. Going beyond the word "hoarder", this person has broken glass, bones from monsters and even rocks in an unorganized state that nobody can even look at without feeling disgust. And as the cherry on the top the photos of the bank wasn't even in the right order, a sign that the owner of the bank is already way beyond salvation.
This was a tough one, each of you had a single tab that was just horrible. I mean really, really awful, so much so that I couldn't actually choose which one was worse. So I made my decision based on your use of the OTHER tabs. Rei has very loosely defined, somewhat useful potion, herb, summoning and rune tabs(even if they are scattered around), putting him in a very narrow third. It was tough to figure the rankings from there, but Xenon's rune/potions tab is something I'd expect to see in a clean bank, while the only thing Questcaping has resembling an organized tab is her invention one. As such, all three were very close but I've gotta say Questcaping takes worst bank.
Okay and first place goes to QUESTCAPING!
Congratulations, Seb and Questcaping, for those disgusting and amazing banks (respectively). Thank you everyone who took part of this, even those noobs who didn't enter on time ;D
Article by Choto 3000
Bulletin - January 2018
I sort of jumped the gun and wrote a 2017 in review for Clan Quest. With that in mind, I think I can leave the bulletin quite short this month. I can only write that much without losing my sanity after all ;)
Happy 2018! You've probably heard it a couple of times already, but I will say it once again: happy 2018! So, do you have any New Year's resolutions yet? Maybe one of those resolutions is to get more involved in clan business. Well, you came to the right place. If you're interested in helping out the clan with events, recruitment, writing, video editing, art, website, or what will you, please drop me a message. Even if none of those sound interesting: if you want to help in any way, please just get in touch and we'll surely find something for you to do.
We are always in need of more people to help out, and you have seen how much we have been able to do on for example events, the website, and the magazine with the people who have given the clan some of their spare time.
Of course, this is all voluntary. But, why not take the chance of a new year to spend that extra effort in getting to know some new clannies. Who knows, you won't be the first one making a friend for life that way :)
12 days of Christmas While we didn't manage to fill all 12 days of Christmas with events, I am happy to see that some of you jumped right on it, and we had a December filled with awesome events. I will announce the winners to the Vex competition soon. Thanks everybody who organised and joined the events. I hope it contributed to a fun and festive December.
Offsite We're still working on the Wiki theme, and hopefully we'll have the first things to show this month. If you're interested in writing content for the Wiki, please get in touch with myself or any of the other editors.
RSBandB Partnership We have been working together with RSBandB for a while now. Last year we had several clan members as guests and even cohosts on the RSBandB podcast. If you want to hear what we've been up to, check out their 2017 Clip Show, summarising the funniest, most important, and behind the scenes clips from all year.
We'll be continuing this partnership this year. If you're interested in hearing more, shoot Shane a PM (but not actually shoot - be gentle about it).
Article by Cireon
The last month has seen nine new members join the clan! Please give them a warm welcome and make them feel at home! The new members of the clan are
- WhiskeyTF, who posted an introduction here!
- Profeshnull, who posted an introduction here!
- Ch00blet, who posted an introduction here!
- Starlit and her Ironwoman Maribelle!
- Mod Meadows, the one and only!
- Delanda Est!
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 eight new members to the offsite:
- WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot, otherwise known as WhiskeyTF!
- cherry.chapped.lips, otherwise known as Starlir/Maribelle!
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: [list*
- NoxBow: Captain -> , Admin!
- Veitchy: Recruit -> Admin, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Shiro Shana: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your quest cape!
- Arix: Recruit -> Captain, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Maribelle: Recruit -> Corporal, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- vanitk: Captain -> General, congratulations on your taskmaster!
- Dragon Elder: Lieutenant -> General, congratulations on your taskmaster!
- Starlit: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- ch00blet: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Profeshnull: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- MinoTora: Admin -> Organiser!
- WhiskeyTF: Recruit -> Sergeant, 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