Bulletin - November 2018
Last year we had ambitious plans in making this Runefest the best there ever was. When the location was moved to Farnborough and some uncertainty about our leadership figures attending, we didn't really move forward on all the logistics we had wanted to do. In the end, it all worked out fine, but there is a lesson here that scheduling in advance isn't always possible. We'll do our best next year to support every member aspiring to come join next year on a case by case basis. We've had some great feedback from the attendees that we will be taking forward. If you want to already start planning your visit next year, why not head over to our rebranded Runefest 2019 forum and make a safekeep?
Not just at Runefest, but in the days around it, we did plenty of other activities. Sometimes things didn't end up going smoothly, but we stuck together and had a bunch of fun. To me, this really shows that we are a community above all. I don't think many Runefest attendees can pride themselves with being a member of a family that looks out for each other. I think almost everybody who didn't wear cosplay represented Clan Quest at Runefest with one t-shirt or another with pride, and a JMod commenting "so you're the people I've seen around all day!" was definitely a highlight of my day. Being a long-time leader, influencer, and member of this clan, seeing the clan at its highs is extremely satisfying, and I couldn't have been happier after the Runefest weekend.
Runefest is also a time to get together with clannies and learn how they perceive the clan. This may very well have been the first time that the heads of Clan Council, Guild Council, and Honor Council have been in the same place physically (see picture) in all of Clan Quest history, and I definitely used the opportunity to have some chats with people about the future. You'll hear more about those plans over the next few months.
With this Discord tooling, we're trying something new. We have always wanted more people to contribute to our programming tasks, and we know we have some people around who can. However, we've never really followed through nor had the opportunity to do so. After some internal discussion, we have decided to make the source for our Discord bot publicly visible through GitHub, a leading standard for versioning and sharing code. Through this system, anybody in the clan with a GitHub account can download the code, make changes, and send them for review to us. We're starting with the Discord bot, but we're hoping to start expanding this to other code projects in the not too distant future as well.
And three more things
Secondly, we're still working our way through finalising some branding policies. Hopefully we'll be able to share those with you very soon. These guidelines will explain how you as a Clan Quest member are allowed to use that branding, and how we expect it to be used by official Clan Quest sources. If you have any concerns or things you'd like to be able to do, come talk to me and I'll make sure to cover it in our final guidelines.
Finally, with the Runefest hype over, we are going to start looking into making stuff like Runefest t-shirts available to a wider audience. I know several people have asked for this, and I know I've promised it would happen, but we have to look for a vendor and get all the logistics set up, so it's hard to promise a timeline for this. Not to worry though, before too long, you will be able to look the part in your own Clan Quest swag!
Article by Cireon
Another interview with Lord Earth
What do you think is the coolest thing about RuneScape?
What is your favourite RuneScape storyline?
What games do you like besides RuneScape?
What are your hobbies besides gaming?
What is the origin of your name?
What is your favourite planet in our solar system?
What is your favourite planet outside our solar system?
Hoodies or jumpers?
Will you come visit me already?
What's your favourite skill?
How long have you played Runescape and what kept you playing/coming back to the game?
Which are your all-time favourite games?
What's your toughest accomplishment in any video game?
Which is one of your favourite movies?
What sort of music and artists do you listen to?
What was your favourite subject/class in school, and why?
Coca Cola or Pepsi?
What do you think about pollution and global warming?
What's your opinion on Earth-chan?
Have you always been a celestial body?
How would you describe yourself, both IRL and ingame?
What is your most used item, both IRL and ingame?
You get a ticket to visit Runescape IRL. Where do you go first?
You get 30 seconds of full attention from all employees of Jagex. What do you say?
What is your first Runescape memory?
Tell me your darkest secret that would make Shane actually fear you for real.
Any chance you will ever be on a RSbandb podcast ever again? You know, after...... *that* episode?
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse...
Best decision made with anything to do with RuneScape?
Best country in the world?
Best country in the world to visit?
Tell the clan about George and Stella.?
George is on the left, Bailey is on the right.
And if time allows, tell the clan about Andrew.
If you were a girl, which clan quester would you marry?
How often do you play RS?
When are we going to have our next meetup?
Why haven't you changed your name to Htrae?
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?
What’s your first memory of the Clan?
Which is the most interesting God? Why?
Coffee or tea?
Best thing of Clan Quest?
WHERE'S THE RUNEFEST EPISODE I CAN'T FIND IT
Can you sign my forehead?
Who made you a Lord?
Better yet: Who made you a planet?
I've heard rumours about how handsome you are. Are them true?
Best book ever?
What is the meaning of life?
I didn't know planets could speak. It was great to get to know the place where we live a little better. Thank you, my Lord, for this great interview.
PS: You might have seen Alex's questions are missing. Well...the thing is that he sent...quite a lot of them. Like literally.
Article by Choto 3000
Article by Sirapyro
In November 2009...
Clan Quest was officially born, on the 9th of the month! Save the date! It was founded by Draziw, Kappathegray, and Sethron 666. Draziw took the official position of leadership, and the new Guild was hosted in his own private "Friends Chat" during its infancy. The following day, the 10th, Clan Quest officially opened itself to recruitment, and the first person to ever join was Hemsky.
In November 2010...
On the 6th, Clan Quest played several games of "Soul Wars" with the "Knights of the Abyss" Clan, establishing one of Clan Quests earliest alliances. The Clan turned one year old on the 9th, and the party that was thrown in celebration is said to have had more than 160 attendees!
In November 2011...
Clan Quest celebrated its second birthday on the 9th, after having originally forgotten it and only remembering the day of. That same day the Guardians were revitalized and reimplemented with a brand new, still secret, roster. Later, on the 27th of the month, Tohtli was promoted to the High Council after playing a key role in establishing the Clan's new website, which is still used to this day.
In November 2012...
Throughout the early part of the month the Clan was in the process of finalizing its latest election for the Head of Honor Council, which saw some controversy over whether or not one of the candidates was harassing members for votes. Ultimately Dirty Rain won on the 9th of the month by a single vote.
In November 2014...
Clan Quest turned five years old on the 9th! On the 10th, Cireon was elected to succeed MsKonnan10 as the head of the High Council, a role that carried over into his position as the first head of Clan Council.
In November 2015...
A public clan meeting was held on the Clan's sixth birthday, where the "Offsite revamp project" was announced, the Questaholic magazine was relaunched, recruitment was closed, and several members were promoted to the Questing Clan of RuneScape's "Low Council".
In November 2017...
Clan Quest turned eight years old on the ninth, leaving it only ten years away from adulthood! On the 28th of the month the official "Event Calendar" was launched on the front page of Clanquest.org.
Article by Sirapyro
An interview with Tanis.
Hoods everyone. And surprise! Here is the first ever recorded interview for Questaholic!
It's the first time I do something like this, so any comments or suggestions are more than welcome.
(Yeah I already listened to it and I KNOW my connection is crap, but you don't really need to listen to me ;D)
Thank you Tanis, for the great time we had. Thank you to the Editors team and everyone who keeps reading this magazine.
I would say unhoods, but you still have lots to read, carry on!
Article by Choto 3000
Clan Quest attended RuneFest again this year, and oh boy, we have lots to tell!
These are some testimonies and pictures from those who attended. Hope you enjoy them!
"It was fun meeting Clan Quest for real, without being tired beyond belief. But the RuneFest activities left a lot to desire".
Kat on the Saxsmobile, heading to RuneFest
"RuneFest marked my first trip over to the UK. London itself as an experience is a major shift from that of Western Canada. What did not change, however, was the feeling of meeting great friends made online and taking friendship to the next level. There are no words to describe what this is like. Almost a month later I still can't describe the experience with words, the closest would be a feeling of pure emotion. RuneFest? That was great. The full day of RuneFest was the cherry on top. I set myself one goal for RuneFest itself: meet Andrew Gower. Accomplished (on Friday). There's no other way of putting it... without Andrew, we wouldn't be here.
Shane and Tyco with the Gower brothers
"Best Runefest for Clan Quest so far, even if previous year was better in terms of the main event on saturday. HQ was quite nice and met a lot of new members in real life. Started an autograph book which could become a project. Nice weather like every year (why do they always claim to have bad weather?) and lot of funny stories shared between the clannies. Totally worth. Look forward for the RF18 video".
Tyco was more than ready for RuneFest
"I thought Runefest 2017 was fun. Turns out, the 2018 edition was even better. It was fantastic to catch up the clan again, for the first time since last year for most of them! The Friday night music was awesome and all the Saturday reveals, events, panels and gossiping was great fun. Roll on 2019".
Fenn and Diana
"Going to Runefest has been on my bucket list for years now, and I’m really glad this year was the year I finally got to cross that one off! You know, I don’t really believe myself to be the most socially skilled person in any room, but meeting clannies at the picnic just felt really... familiar, I think is the correct word. Meeting everyone was an incredibly bonding experience.
Derp with Shiro, both part of the dutch delegation
"I’d been to Runefest before (in 2017), but this was my first Runefest as a formal member of Clan Quest, and it was great to meet fellow clan members again and get to know them better! I had a blast at the Night Before and meeting with the sound team, talking with some of the game artists and watching them work on character models, and participating in the cosplay parade were particular highlights of the main event for me. 10/10 would go to Runefest next year (and will brush up on my ‘driving on the other side of the road’ skills beforehand!)".
Sax as a Cabbagemancer
"When I was younger, I always wanted to go to Runefest. Last year I met Derp at university and found out he is an even bigger lore nerd than I am. So after becoming friends we agreed to go to Runefest together, which thank god we actually did. A couple of months before the actual Runefest I heard epic tales and chants from a certain Tyco Elf, went on a bossing spree with a lot of clannies and read about an orchestra coming to Runefest. A.k.a, I bonded with clannies and got super hyped for the event.
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The Night Before!
As we entered we got free stuff! Didn’t even have to dance for it. On a more serious note: The music was beyond amazing. I think my heart skipped a few beats when they played the Runescape theme. I have to admit that Jagex has some great humor. That play almost killed me. I may have unlocked a few pets, learned a few mom jokes and died from laughter when Brassica Prime (mod Raven’s voice) yelled "GREEEEEEN!". After the music and the play Mod Raven joined us for a while and we had a talk. He’s a really amazing guy. Something weird happened as three people came up and asked my autograph. Still don’t know why. But if they’re happy, I am happy.
On to RuneFest!
Thank god for that Starbucks in my hotel. Also, casual had coffee with Rainy in the elevator. He was friendly and half asleep like me. Anyways, Runefest! After the unbeatable Mod Mark won his drinking game I had to go with Tyco, Diana and Fenn to a meeting that never happened. We didn’t get free stuff as a thank you for our duties and I definitely took no pictures with Mod Meadows and Mod Steve W. In a mere 5 minutes I lost everyone from Clan Quest and figured I should watch the Cosplay contest. That Guthan’s cosplay though.
I had a great time at Runefest and I want to thank everyone at Jagex and Clan Quest for this amazing experience. I finally understand what Nandos Cheeky is and oh my god Herblaw and Seb are good at pool. I’m happy to have obtained a few pictures with some mods. I still want to take a picture with three of them, but that will be my quest for next year!
Shiro with a terrorific Mod Raven
"My first hoods was to the not so hooded rust bucket himself, our hoodian leader choto, the unfortunate Argentinian who traveled behind enemy lines to greet us.
Mistaken we were.
Pop at the Natural History Museum, with Kat, Fenn and Choto
"This year was my second RuneFest. I really enjoyed meeting old friends and seeing some new faces. This is fairly atypical for me, since I'm not normally one for meeting new people (introversion ftw!), but somehow everything is different when it comes to meeting clan mates at RuneFest. I think you're all familiar with "love on first sight", and I think the term that applies to meeting clannies at RuneFest is "friendship at first sight". It helps having a core of people who know each other already, but even so, the new joiners fit right in. Shameless plug: if you wanna read more about meeting Runescape friends in real life, read on here.
Cireon posing for a group picture at the picnic. Pop, Seb, Tyco and Choto can also be seen if you can take your eyes away from Cireon.
"This RuneFest, my first one, on account of PayPal not working last year, came and went. Two and a half days of walking around, either in London or Farnborough, going to sleep late and getting up early. When I walked into the park where we had the picnic, on Friday, I thought I would have been nervous, meeting all these random strangers that I only talk to online. It was going to be awkward and people would not be like I thought they were. But it wasn’t, and they weren’t. I won’t pretend it was like coming home, but the atmosphere at the picnic was the same as in the CC. It was amazing to be able to talk to people about RuneScape for hours on end, to share in this hobby that might have grown a bit too large. It was also amazing to learn about the lives that people live outside of RuneScape. The conversation with Choto, over a cup of Mate, is something I’ll never forget (if only for the strong taste of it)".
Slayer tasting the infamous mate
"Runefest 2018 was one amazing experience, no doubt about it! I'm a Londoner, so already familiar with the city the clan cohort spent most of the time here -- but to suddenly be accompanied in it by over a dozen friends I usually only see online made it so much better. From questing for my fellow clannies all around the Natural History Museum on the Thursday, to witnessing the epic battle between Swedish elf and Danish birb at the picnic on Friday; from cheeky clan Nando's to pool and milkshakes on the Sunday... I gotta say, London's a ton more fun with Clan Quest in it.
And of course I can't ignore Runefest itself! Hanging out as Lady Hefin (with 5 out of 6 of my hair crystals blown away by the horrifying wind and my wig constantly slipping halfway down my head, but who cares) with clannies to the sound of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a fantastic Fremennik backdrop was brilliant. Even if I didn't get as many people to Hefin pose as I expected, I at least got to show off my Agility level on stage! (Which is definitely less than the actual Lady Hefin's. But hey, I didn't fall over, that's gotta count for something.)
Finally, one unforgettable moment during Runefest itself was when it was announced that I had been elected to Head of Hoodian Council. Witnesses can attest to me putting up my Hef hood and shouting "SHOOD!" I was initiated into the (former) Low Council last Runefest, and became Head of Hoodian Council this Runefest... I don't know what next Runefest might involve, but I'm going to be disappointed if it doesn't involve a leadership position in at least one small country. I await it! (Unshood!)".
Questcaping, properly questcaped
My favourite thing about this year's Runefest was definitely the night before. The live music and show they put on was just absolutely incredible, and it was even better to experience that with the rest of the clan. As for the day of Runefest, I enjoyed all the panels I attended, special insights into the near future of the game, and behind the scenes looks at what goes on at Jagex HQ. But above all I loved meeting up with everyone else, and having a great weekend with my friends".
Choto with Cyan (And Slayer)
"I didn't go to Runefest, but I went to the picnic on Friday, and the Sunday meetup. Both were alright. I met some noobs, played some pool, drank some milkshake etc, and I'm now in possession of a can of surstomming, which I have yet to open. Highlight of the weekend was when Tyco suggested having Nandos for both lunch and dinner, and Cireon saying to him "Don't be so cheeky".
Seb with Choto and...yeah...Slayer
Was great to see a lot of CQ members at RuneFest and outside the event as well. Love going each year for the past 4 years.
Herblaw looking rather suspicious. You can see Tyco, Kat, Choto, Cireon and Shane
Snack time! Ft. Herblaw, Proto, Symun and Raven.
Derp finds McDonald's quite hillarious
Shane completing his Fremmenik Trials.
Cosplay parade at the HQ
Article by Choto 3000
A bronzed trip to London
Article by Choto 3000
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:21 pm
I was supposed to make this RAWR nomination last month, but oh well, never too late. Especially for something like this. I nominate Wolffi, because:
This is beyond going the extra mile (or whatever the distance is from Lumbridge to Taverley^^)
Even if there is only one nominee, the judges consider whether the nomination is valid and the candidate is someone worth selecting. And in this case:
Wait a second... -You may say- What are the RAWR Awards?? Check this link!
Article by Choto 3000
Skillers of the month:
1-Torid, with 109m xp
2-Rune Dragon, with 79,5m xp
3-B adger, with 54,3m xp
CLAN QUEST gained 1,813,282,459xp during October!
Skill of the month: Ranged (really?)
Remember to pm me if I forgot to add you.
Article by Choto 3000
- yu en, who posted an introduction here!
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!
- Torid: Recruit -> Sergeant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Skellon77: Recruit -> Corporal, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Pop O: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Dawn: Recruit -> Lieutenant, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Solectas: Lieutenant -> Captain, congratulations on your quest cape!
- RevCity: Lieutenant -> Captain
- Elven badass: Lieutenant -> Captain
- Shiro Shana: Congratulations on your promotion to the Guild Council!
- Derparnieux: Congratulations on your promotion to the Guild Council!
- Cabege: Captain -> General
Article by Sirapyro