Bulletin - September 2018
In general the results were very positive, so that's always encouraging to see. We will make sure to act on the results where it makes sense. Over the next few months, I'll try and make sure to mention whenever we make changes based on the survey results right here in the bulletin. So keep an eye on this space!
If you have any feedback, don't wait for the next survey to come along. Any member of the Clan Council or the respective Guild Councils will be happy to chat with you on how we can improve.
Clan Questers are a social bunch and know each other well, some very well. Clan Quest is a vibrant and expressive community whether in RuneScape or elsewhere. We are going to share what makes us Clan Quest and put our imprint on the world of Gielinor and beyond. As such we’ve officially re-activated our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook!
You can follow us on Twitter @ClanQuest and on Facebook/Clan Quest. So what can you expect? We’ll be offering our opinion on RuneScape updates, sharing Questaholic to the world, and offering Lore Fridays where we share the obscure RuneScape lore factoids with the world. Give us a follow on Twitter and Facebook and tell your friends!
PS: If you have something you would like to be shared, just contact Shane.
Article by Cireon & Shane
An interview with Ozazoyo
Thank you so much, Oza, you’re a great guy to work with, I loved your interview and I hope you stay with the editors so I can continue to enslave praise you. Have a great month!
Article by Choto 3000
Article by Sirapyro
An interview with Mod Meadows
By Wolffi and the Puppies of Post-apocalyptic Piety
Please recommend a song to listen to while we read your interview.
What do you believe the community to most associate you with?
Who are you and what is your position at Jagex?
Tell us the story behind the name Mod Meadows!
Basically, back in the Medieval times, lords and ladies who owned land took on the name Meadows, as well as people who lived near it. Somewhere along my ancestry line was a lord that owned land, however I don’t quite know how long ago that was!
Meadows in RuneScape
When did you start playing RuneScape?
Who’s your favourite RS god? Why do you think he/she deserves your humble vassalization?
Which quest(s) you believe to be the best?
Meadows at Jagex
What attracted you to Jagex and when did you join the team? “What didn’t attract me to Jagex?” should have been the question. Absolutely everything about this place drew me here, RuneScape was my childhood - and growing up I believed so much that working at Jagex would be my destiny.
I’m someone without any video game experience, however I know RuneScape - and I know the community well. So Jagex gave me a shot, and I’ve not looked back since!
Fun Fact: I used to write up lore theories and conspiracies on the Forums years ago. Two of my most noticeable and memorable threads would be “~I killed Bilrach” and “The Only Way Over ~ Kethsi”.
The first was a theory that the Strange Power was us killing Bilrach in the past, because the time dilation in Daemonheim would make the present be the past. (Basically we killed Bilrach in the present - but because of Daemonheims’ taint, the closer to the rift you get, the further back in time you are. So killing Bilrach in “our” present, is actually the “past” and when the strange power happened it was our future self in the past. It was all a bit crazy but some parts of it turned out to be true!)
What is the most challenging RuneScape project you have ever been involved with so far?
However, for me the biggest challenge was QA testing Invention Batch 2 as it was such a huge project with so much going on. Everything had to be so finely balanced and perfect, I also went off for sinus surgery towards the end of the project and it was released while I was in hospital recovering.
What's your favourite aspect in being a part of the Lore Council?
What's the one storyline in RuneScape you can't wait to continue?
That book was so incredible to write, as I had the chance to define a whole race - and I was lucky enough to even create a planet out of it! That was pretty cool to write up, I hope I get to continue more with them in the future!
What do you think was your first achievement in the company?
Having been in the Community Management Team for a while now, would you go back to the QA team if given the choice?
When you joined the CM team, did you expect more work, or less?
What are the best and worst parts about curating Player Moderators?
The hardest thing is often the hate Player Moderators get, just because someone has a crown doesn’t mean they’re any more important or valued higher than the average player. Lot’s of players aim for the crown - and that really isn’t what it’s about, in fact if you actively search for it… you probably won’t ever find it!
If you were a developer, what project would you most want to start working on?
A lot of people loved the Vicendithas' Scribblings lore book, was there anything in the book that didn't make it to the final copy?
Which specific content in the game do you hate/love most?
Among the JMods, who is your greatest ally and who is your worst enemy?
What is the nicest thing the RuneScape community has ever done for you?
What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout life?
Best book, film, music track (or band) and video game (apart from RS) ever?
I really enjoyed the RuneScape books by T.S. Church - that’s not even a plug, I genuinely loved them. I bought them and read them wayyyyy before I worked here. It was so nice to be able to read a book from something I loved, and all of the characters were recognisable. I would love to see more of them in game in the future.
The most recent book I read was Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel, it’s a very hard hitting and moving book. I would encourage you to read it if you have the chance, I’ve never read a book that made me full of different emotions - I’d go from sad, to angry to hopeful with each turning of the page.
Favourite Band - in honesty my music taste is so varied I couldn't quite tell you. However, I recently passed my driving test - and the first song I listened to was Applause by Lady GaGa; I felt incredible, and thought that song fitting.
Favourite video games - without a doubt are, The Last of Us and Horizon Zero Dawn. The Last of Us is a game that I am not afraid to admit made me tear up a few times… so did the ending of the Uncharted Series to be fair. For me, story driven games are the most wonderful experiences - it’s the reason I love Naughty Dog so much. The Last of Us blew me away - I don’t really need to say much more because if you’ve played it, you’ll understand how incredible it is. Joel and Ellie's relationship is so beautiful, and it was just inspiring watching the creativity of the team behind the game.
I loved Horizon for their different take on story, I loved the idea behind it - and the idea of open world with machine dinosaurs. When I first saw the game, I didn’t expect much - but I decided to buy it as I heard good things about it. My gosh, I can’t even begin to explain how incredible the story telling is - I really hope they release a sequel. I loved how they re-created the idea we know of mankind, with aspects such as religion and philosophy really running through.
You get 30 seconds of full attention from all employees of Jagex. What do you say?
On your AMAA some months ago you stated that you disliked Goebies, what prompted this?
Jagex grants you one wish. What do you do?
Have you ever considered getting a friend for Mod TinyWoof/Rocco?
However, he does have my mum’s dog (Star) as his friend, he’s such a pack leader when he’s at my mum's. Star is a Vizsla, so she’s a huge dog - but he puts her in her place. It’s hilarious!
What are your favourite locations, both in RS and in real life?
I can’t really say a favourite location in RuneScape, as I definitely love them for different reasons. I suppose Daemonheim, would be one as I have many fond memories there. I love it so much!
I also find that the Gnome Stronghold has a place in my heart, as I met my partner there doing a farm run! But RuneScape isn’t a dating site, so you didn’t hear that from me.
Favorite quote and why?
With unlimited resources, how would your perfect vacation look like?
What country would you recommend me to visit and why?
Do you have any plans for RuneFest 2018?
Article by Wolffi
In September 2010...
During this month, Draziw returned to activity after a long absense, and resumed his duties as the primary leader of the Clan. On the 24th an impromptu event was held ingame to celebrate the birthday of Rerecros, resulting in one of the first ever recorded "Cabbage Bombings". On the 26th, Artson was promoted to the High Council.
In September 2011...
Two noteworthy events occurred on the 2nd: The Recruitment Razzers were originally formed, and the official Clan Quest YouTube channel was created by ZarosReturnz, which the High Council would later be given control of. The day after, on the third, Clan Quests first ever unofficial voice channel was created by Seth E Roth, on Teamspeak. On the 5th, the "Adopt a Noob Foundation" was originally proposed.
In September 2012...
After closing it on July 23, recruitment is reopened with a restructured recruitment and ingame ranking system.
In September 2013...
On the 10th, the "Fellowship of Clans" was founded by Ytse, who surrendered his position as the alliances leader when he resigned from the Clan on the 20th. Sirapyro would take over as the alliances leader shortly after.
In September 2014...
The Jagex Quest Cup began on the 8th, and ended on the 14th. ILikeSlayer, Derparnieux, HolySanctum, DrakanHpS, and Addicted Des were the "Iron Choobs", and Stick Man H, Miss Alaska, Rerecros, Sinistral, and Draziw were the "Quest Runners".
On the 17th, the Combat Marshal's subforum was created, further cementing them as an official group within the Questing Clan of RuneScape. On the 21st, the High Council promotions of Cireon, Hemsky, LizBeth, and Earth were celebrated ingame.
In September 2015...
On the 2nd, Irene Angel became the head of the Razzers.
In September 2016...
On the 17th, the first large group of Clan Questers attended RuneFest together.
In September 2017...
On the 1st, Clan Quest officially implemented the MediaWiki software onto its website, where Sirapyro and Draziw led the creation of content. Later. on the 26th, the offsite forums were reorganized.
On the 23rd more than 15 members of Clan Quest attended RuneFest together, where Questcaping and i Herblaw were promoted to the Low Council in person.
Article by Sirapyro
99 attack? You're no match for me
Let me teach you how to fight, and keep one hand free
You can laugh at my name, but laugh behind my back
For I will continue to serve, and kill dragons that attack
I robbed and stole, yet my reputation I uphold
You can't hate me, I'm simply the best
Visit me, if you love quests
You think you can slay me? You won't even last
That dive you took to get here? It's a one-way path
Everything is black except my blade,
a noble sacrifice I made,
for the knights whom I saved,
and no, I'm not Evil Dave
- Figure out who the NPCs are based on the hints.
- Choose one or several NPCs, and create outfits as closely resembling as possible.
- Send me a screenshot of the outfits along with the name of the NPC and your RS name via private message on Discord before the 20th at midnight. (optional: you can also write down the name of each weapon/armour piece)
- The best outfits, based on creativeness and resemblance to each NPC, will receive 1m (1m each to 5 winning outfits)
Note: The NPCs are both male and female, however, you don’t have to change your character’s gender to match the NPC. In other words, you can cosplay as an NPC of the opposite gender and still be eligible to win.
Article by Ozazoyo
Mobile Playtest ReviewThis August, I was invited to take part in the August run of the Android closed beta for RSMobile. I was specifically asked to test combat alongside all the other things I wanted to do with it. Here is my review after using RSMobile for this month.
UI/UX: 5/10 - Kinda clunky, kinda small, but still useable
SKILLING/CLUES: 8/10 - -1 for each gamebreaking bug, otherwise really good.
COMBAT: 2/10 - Yeah don't do it. Just because you can doesn't mean it's a good idea to do it.
OVERALL: 6/10 - Still much work to be done, but playable at least.
Article by Xenon Ray
A Clan Quest storyChapter 8
- Well, if it isn’t a lost elf.
Tyco swallowed. He wasn’t sure if the creature was on his side or not. That soon changed as he saw a drop of saliva fall to the floor. The beast smiled and revealed his fangs. It approached him slowly.
- Don’t mind if I do.
Tyco span around and ran. Every cell in his body told him one thing: This had been a mistake. A huge mistake! He ignored the crunching sounds he made as he stepped on things on the floor he couldn’t see. He had no sight of an exit, but ran towards the direction he thought he had come from. He heard a large amount of things crack behind him and began sprinting for everything he was worth. His ear twitched and he leapt forward as a paw slammed into the floor just where he had been a second ago. Making a roll and getting up on his legs again, he swayed for a second before starting to spring again. But that’s where the chase ended.
He stepped on something in the dark and stumbled forward, struggling to regain his balance. Something soft grabbed his left foot and he fell forward. Struggling to free himself, he kicked what looked like a big paw as hard as he could. A hiss filled the room and the grip on the elf’s foot tightened. A clunk was heard as the helm of Netiznot fell on the floor and Tyco found himself hanging upside down. He drew his crystal daggers before freezing at the sight of the two red eyes looking on him. The beast sneered.
Then it saw something. Tyco followed its eyes and noticed the pendant dangling above (or rather below) him. He coughed as the beast took a long sniff and then let out a breath that could have woked a dead dragon. To his surprise, the paw let him go. The elf swung midair before landing on all four and taking a defencive stance. The beast snorted.
- Sooo…..this is what you have brought to be. But tell me, is he one of us?
- He is, and you will see it soon.
The elf span around as he heard the voice behind him. Two frightened eyes appeared from within the darkness. The light from the fire reflected in the man's eyes, illuminating them. After a moment of pause, Tyco was able to study the eyes more clearly. He had realized that the eyes belong to his friend that he had lost in the darkness. But more importantly he had put the daggers against Shane’s throat the second the man had announced his presence. He lowered them slowly. In his mind he cursed his reflexes almost bringing his friend to harm. The beast smiled.
- Excellent. Well, my dear elf. You must have many questions.
“You bet I do” Tyco thought. He felt Shane’s hand on his shoulder and looked at him. The man’s eyes told him “stand your ground”. This was no game. Yet Tyco had to ask that question. He had to take a risk here or he couldn’t bluff his way without being revealed. Going down on his knees, the elf spoke in a voice of devotion.
- I have heard many tales and rumors of you and your achievements. Yet I must know if they are true. I must hear it from the one being himself.
The elf made a dramatic pause. He felt how two pair of eyes were watching him intently.
- Are you the one?
Silence. He didn’t move. The slightest of hesitation or doubt would reveal his ignorance. To his relief the beast started purring. Taking a deep breath, it stretched out to its full length and seemed to grow even bigger. Then it spoke in a glorified voice.
- The tales are indeed true. We are the liberators. We are the ones who will bring equality. We will bring unity and power to all of the fuzzy kind.
Tyco knew the last sentence before it was said. Now he knew. Why the beast were at the citadel, why it was secluded at the very deepest part of it. But most importantly he knew who it was.
- My name is Kitty Spinereaver! And I am the one and true ruler of the PAWFIA!
Article by Tyco Elf
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:48 amEdit: I also want to add that besides being helpful to clannies, he has been an excellent ambassador for players outside the clan by helping out while representing clan quest both in the open world and when ppl drop by the clan chat
I want to nominate Cam. I've noticed more of us are trying out osrs and Cam has not only been super helpful with sharing great guides and advice in discord and his safekeep, but in doing so he has also been a motivation to give osrs a try. Worked for me at least, got that final push I needed to start playing and now I can't stop:)
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:18 pm
I think it is time I finally nominate Wolffi/Woofer/Glitterbrows.
Wolffi has helped me more than any other clannie over the last year or so.
No matter how stupid he must think I am in terms of the game he never makes me feel bad about my ignorance and helps me whenever he can. Even if this help leads to him dying multiple times by invisible flames, has him miss out on multiple pets, has him listening to me talking about him wearing a bra or me fishing for compliments for my cat, Ava.
I genuinely consider him a friend in game and off, and I am sure other clannies feel the same about him.He is the best woofer and deserves a treat.
This nomination was seconded by Derparnieux
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:44 am
I'm gonna nominate Oza. On one of my last days playing RS Classic, I was in a tricky spot doing the fearsome quest Druidic Ritual -- basically, I'd got trapped in a room in Taverley Dungeon, with no food, no armour, low levels, and skeletons swarming outside ready to kill me. If I went outside without food, I was gonna lose all the four meats I'd painstakingly gathered (seriously, travelling anywhere on RSC takes an AGE... or at least, took an age)
Made an emergency call to the clan Discord -- "oddly specific request, anyone able to get some food to Taverley Dungeon in Runescape Classic??" And Oza came to the rescue, playing through the entirety of Tutorial Island just so he could trek to Taverley, cabbage and chicken in tow.
Helping out a quester, even when it takes a good deal of time and effort to do so -- I reckon that's deserving of a RAWR.(I died anyway on account of a misclick. Oh well. RAWR-worthy regardless!)
"Tyco elf" wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:22 pmAnd I got the Dungeoneering pet!
I nominate Tasty Romeo for the RAWR award! Taking 2 noobs, myself and DanielJSaint, on our very first tour to Elite Dungeon 1: The Temple of Aminishi! In normal mode! No easy-peacy story mode, nononono. Not knowing anything of the dangers ahead, Tasty Romeo displayed both patience and willpower to get these noobs through anything that would come in their way. Despite repeated deaths and retreats at the dungeons final boss, he stayed with us until the very end until we freed the water dragon spirit from its torment. Setting us up for not only Elite Dungeon 2 but also giving us lore and achievements, he has our eternal gratitude.
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. Congratulations to Wolffi, Romeo, Oza and Cam. See you next month!
Article by Choto 3000
Skillers of the month:
1-Herblaw, with 132m xp
2-Romeo, with 92m xp
3-Omega, with 66m xp
CLAN QUEST gained 1,978,727,770xp during August!
Skill/s of the month: Slayer
Remember to pm me if I forgot to add you.
A big thanks to Shane that makes this article possible every month.
Article by Choto 3000
- Worm Guts, who posted an introduction here!
- Profeshunull, welcome back!
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!
- Shana Yui: Recruit -> Corporal, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- ThatGuyUSaw: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- The Aviansie: Recruit -> General, congratulations on your promotion to full member!
- Derpaltnieux: Sergeant -> Lieutenant!
- Supertje: Sergeant -> Lieutenant!
- Marimba: Lieutenant -> General!
Article by Sirapyro