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  1. Hi Luke.


    While I don't play anywhere near as much as I used to, a number of my friends hang out in my friends chat channel ("Blyaunte"). They are a friendly and knowledgeable bunch and are quite open and welcoming to newcomers within the clan chat.


    It's not a "clan" but there's usually 10+ people in the chat most evenings.


    I'm usually on most evenings between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM EST. The usual suspects (Marux, Juan, Jarex, Mosie, Takoda and Fluffy) arrive in the chat by 9:00 PM EST.


    I only have two rules:


    1. No personal information asked or given (i.e. don't use the chat to exchange IRL information such as phone numbers, real names, etc.); and

    (b) No drama.


    You're welcome to join in and participate. If you have questions or need information about the game, they are always willing to provide help. 


    Best to you,



  2. It's only use will be to facilitate AFK skilling. I don't imagine it rejuvenating the RS3 playerbase or bringing in another influx of players as Miniclips did many years ago.


    Frankly, it is doubtful that anything will ever bring another influx of players as Miniclips did over a decade ago. Sadly, the medium of MORPG's has been dying slowly but surely. I, for one, would love to see a much needed influx of "new" players to the game, as I feel that it has become way too top-heavy now. Unfortunately, the likelihood of that occurring again is long gone, I am afraid.


    Nonetheless, a mobile app may bring a lot of former players, who haven't the time to dedicate portions of their busy daily lives, back to the game -- if anything -- just for the pure novelty of it, and maybe to allow themselves to afk those grinding skills, such as fishing, mining or woodcutting. If so, it might even lure them back to the regular game ...

  3. On the whole, I think fairly highly of Jagex. Which is not to say that I have criticisms of them and their tactics, but it is to say that I think they’ve made a good game, and I think they monitor it fairly well. 


    That said, I think the days of PMods and Forum Mods are numbered, and they should be slowly removed from the game. There simply isn’t the player-base in the game anymore. Furthermore, there is a lot more electronic supervision being conducted in-game, and everyone now has the ability to report other people for general rule breaking and what-not.


    That said, I can honestly say that I have not seen a bot in ages. Mind you, I’ve seen a few people account-sharing, but I figure Jagex will nail those losers soon enough.



  4. ...


    It's been "dying" for a goddamn long time - and some of us are just sick of hearing the wild theories behind why. Here's the truth starting from 2005:


    Nearly all MMO's have taken a hit. The next generation of players simply aren't patient enough for MMO's and play immediate gratification games like Meatboy or Angry Birds where levels are a few minutes long - not a few days of grinding.


    There is more competition in "fast action" games like Battlefield or Call of Duty as well that give a "better thrill" than Runescape PvP. This isn't 2003~2006 where consoles still kinda sucked to play online with (PS2 was mostly racing games, Xbox live was shoddy)


    The PS3 was released in late 2006. Xbox 360 was released in late 2005. The funny thing about RS's largest "downhill trend" was the new competition from the 360 and PS3 in 2006-2007 as the consoles started gaining a larger consumer base. Whenever a new major title is released for a console - Runescape takes a small hit in players for a week or two while everyone is playing those games.


    There is simply a lot more competition resulting in less growth of a new playerbase. 




    This. In a nutshell. The computer gaming world is a lot different now -- and all the MMORPG's have taken hits and lost a lot of of their player base. 


    It's far more appealing for people to play fast-action player ready PVP console games than to go on the computer and play Runescape.  :P

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    Um - where were you when the Wilderness/Free Trade Poll was made? :unsure:

    It's very easy to get a high approval rating when your only options are "yes" and "don't vote", and you're only told that after voting.


    Sheesh - you make it sound like they "fixed" it or something ... :rolleyes:

  6. I knew skillcapes looked bad and outdated, but still quite surprised that the poll is at 83% in favour of changing them after over 30k votes. Never thought you could get such a high percentage of players to agree on anything.


    Um - where were you when the Wilderness/Free Trade Poll was made? :unsure:

  7. EoC didn’t break Runescape. The game was already broken.


    After years of players screaming about the broken combat triangle, Jagex made an honest attempt at fixing it. The problem was that, when they put the EoC into beta, the poo-flinging-player-base decided that they’d rather trade phats and Nex Armour than actually play-test it.


    Crazy, I know, but there it is ...


    Ultimately, Jagex reached the threshold of either dumping EoC -- despite it being relatively untested -- and throwing it away together with the time and money spent on it -- or putting EoC into effect. They chose the latter. Those of us who took the time to learn EoC have thrived. Those people who didn’t are screaming that the game is broken. 
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    And now we have a name AND environment... Cannot wait!

    Oh you beat me, damn you!




    Is that like a slight at 'eraser'?

    It's arachnid modified to sound ~fierce~ and ~scary~
    *rawr* =^.^=



    We're going to need a bigger can of RAID ...

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  9. This poll appears to corroborate a number of insights and issues that I have had, and continue to have, with the whole “power to the players” idea – and this includes the original poll to “bring back” free-trade and the wilderness. 


    As a regular on the role-playing server (World 42), I am often struck by how much the role-players add to my gaming experience and how much more enjoyable it is for me as a result.  Although I am not a role-player myself – as I am simply not that creative -- these people do really “live” the game, and they help provide me with a very entertaining backdrop to my daily gameplay. 


    That said, I have encountered a number of players who openly express a complete disinterest in the lore, and the game’s numerous storylines – including the vast majority of quests – and I have even seen them on W42 openly expressing such disinterest. Although why such people with such an attitude would play on W42, entirely escapes me …  :huh:


    Nonetheless, this appears, once again, to be another of those instances in which the “overwhelming majority” of players demonstrate that they care little about the game – i.e. the “state of the game”, or “the quality of game” – and would much rather just “play the game”. This is not a criticism of those who just want to “play the game”, nor is it any reflection on those, like myself, who actually care about the back story and lore, and enjoy the atmosphere it adds to their gaming experience. 


    Sadly though, I have come to the realization that, not only am I in the minority – I am in the “overwhelmed minority” …  <_<
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    ELITE clue:




    64k. wut


    Thought the 96k Elite one I just did was bad - that sir takes the biscuit :)


    Reminds me of the 64K clue reward I received shortly after Elite Clues were released. In those days, they clues were so new, that the puzzles hadn't been figured out yet. Two hours, numerous clues and a Guthix Mage later, I opened the chest to receive a handful of noted tuna taters ...  :rolleyes:


    It was immediately thereafter that I stopped doing Treasure Trails. I've got a Hard Clue in my bank which I received that same day and I have never even read it ...  <_<



    Waaaaaaah Jagex isn't giving me what I want when I want it




    If you're so negative about the elf city, what makes you think invention isn't going to be another useless money sink like smithing, crafting, farming , construction and fletching have been for years? If the silly steampunk/magitek trinkets are as useful as divination rewards, I'm sure it will be sooo useful and make 10m per hour.  :rolleyes:



    I just need to add all the amulets and rings together so I can have one good ring maynnnn



    One ring to rule them all ...? :unsure:

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  12. Trim reqs definitely revitalized castle wars on the high level world.

    Absolutely amazing how many sleepers and game fixers can be stacked in one game.

    Every update should have trim reqs, they only bring out the best in the community.


    As for these blessed training spots.

    Let me give you the real low down, not Jagex propaganda.

    Cooking: They will add a windmill and wheat field next door and maybe on the other side of town there will be an oven. Mmmm bread.

    Farming: I hear livid farms could be revitalized if it moved to Spock's neighborhood. Make it so.

    Fishing: Already there, look in the river.

    Hunter: Aready there, see grenwalls. 

    Slayer: Already there, see elf tasks or as I fondly put them spock tasks. Oh I know, they said new. Well that's what a graphical makeover part is for. New face = New monster. See leprechauns. (You can choose any of the 3 times they remade them.) 

    Combat Skills: These Spocks got combat evolved. I sure hope you got Revolutions.* (*-trademark of Jagex Limited Corp).

    Woodcutting: I think we all know that they are going to add A magic tree and one of those crystal things that I can't be assed to check out.

    Dungeoneering: Not in this realm pal. That minigame is only to be played at damonheim.

    Agility: Man I know there is going to be a stream or river in the middle of this city and you have to walk on a log to get across. I can feel it! Awesome xp incoming.

    Mining: Already there, see addy rocks


    Portals: A lodestone and a house portal. A house portal goes everywhere assuming you bothered to build the rooms and put them next to the entrance. *wink wink*. Hey, it's cheaper than tying to pick up house tablets. Big plus in my book. And if you are a big dreamer like me, then believe in the power of a fairy portal being moved nearby. Maybe you only have to traverse one of them stick trap things...


    Hey you know, I'm slowly beginning to change my mind on this elf city stuff the more I think about it.

    And hey I got 6 whole months to come around. (Actually probably more see jagex disclaimer at the bottom of every BTS)  Awesome.

    Invention 2 years to this day.

    Mark the calender. 

    tl/dr wrctf*

    (*would rather chew tinfoil) 


    So glad you people voted for elf city.

    What a memorable 15 minutes of "oh look it's a new city" experience this is going to be.

    "Is this where Mr. and Ms. Spock lay their pointy eared heads?". Absolutely priceless. 

    Definitely worth deep-sixing invention because you know divination works about as well as fishing without cooking or wood cutting without fletching.


    I've missed your posts.



    Me too. Albeit much in the same way I miss chewing tinfoil and shaving my legs with a cheese grater ...  :rolleyes:





    I hope they'll update Superior Gemfinding scrimshaw to up the chances of Onyx. Sadly it'll crash to nil. Yay more Rune Rocks and hopefully adamantite near them... Shame only XP, not much of interest there really...


    W00t finally more coconuts per run


    Wow - that's the most manic/depressive post I've ever read ... :lol:



    That's really not funny at all :'(


    I'm not intending to make fun of you, hun. I am merely pointing out the extremes to which you went in that post -- from possible delight to measured disappointment, back to possible delight and then back to measured disappointment, then back to possible delight ... :lol:


    To be honest - I know where you're coming from. We've all been lead down the same garden path by Jagex on numerous occasions, only to have the grim reality of game-play disappoint us once again.

  15. So in that clarification post, Jagex is saying that you can't rig minigames with alts or game mechanics. It's such a blatant case of favouritism and selective enforcement. Several first page highscore players, and famous twitch.tv streamers (iTrolledU, and Dragonsceance) openly use alt accounts to boost SC - J Mods are friends with them, watch their streams, and fawn at them at every opportunity. Are they going to get banned or disciplined anytime soon? I doubt it. There are threads talking about this on HLF, and some abusers are openly defending themselves (such as Dragonsceance) However, I know for a fact that if I or any other normal players were to attempt this and we triggered some automated detection set up by Jagex or if we were reported by some player, we'd probably be banned in 2 seconds.


    Jagex has no interest in enforcing this rule if you're a famous or affluent player - it's a sham. It's only illegal if you're a normal player. 


    Sadly -- the same likely applies for account sharing, as well ... :rolleyes:



    Buying, selling or sharing an account

    Each account should only be used by one person. Never share your account with anyone else, doing so will likely get the account banned. Players may not sell, share, transfer or lend their account to anyone else. Players should not accept an account that anybody else offers, as they may be stolen, and this could lead to your own account being disabled!


    Jeez - who knew? :rolleyes: 



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    Hey, did anyone get an Enlightenment aura in their bank with today's update?


    It says 100% boost to XP and recharges in 5 days...

    According to wiki, its indeed 100% bonus in 5 days, for VIP members.



    Most likely it will provide a per diem of 100% XP for a set time  -- like 30 minutes or so ...

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