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I just might consider entering an article, knowing the rules now...

 

 

 

Shameless advertising ftw. :P


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Could anyone tell me to who I have to report the HAM member, because none of the leaders on the floors, nor the ham member, nor the person for the commodities is helpfull.

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Nice article by Stormrage.

 

 

 

The second article felt more like something that should be a forum sticky


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Nice article by Stormrage.

 

 

 

The second article felt more like something that should be a forum sticky

 

Less then 10% of our users use the forums, so this will definitely reach more people.


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summers end was a good read, good job jagex. the name of the article reminds me a quest...hmm... :P

 

 

 

how to write tip.it times? it's only me or i've seen very similar article to that here? :?

 

 

 

DYK: darn, i got 301 rank and now they actually make me wanna buy the clothes. i bought only the usefull rings, locator and questkit cause thought the clothes have no use... :(


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Could anyone tell me to who I have to report the HAM member, because none of the leaders on the floors, nor the ham member, nor the person for the commodities is helpfull.

 

 

 

It's one of the officers in the camp itself, but be sure you talk to the HAM member first (in said gear) ;)


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as storms are coming in on ever shorter days

 

 

 

You might even say the storms are...raging.

 

 

 

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We have a minigame designed to absorb a lot of the junk floating in the G.E. It's a shame that the good rewards take FAR too long to attain, but they have made excellent adjustments so far that one doesn't have to wait forever to actually mobilize one's army. I suppose it also gave us the "action-cursors" later on, as MA was clearly a test for this.

 

 

 

MA was a leftover from '08 that was delayed and delayed. It may have been the biggest release content wise, but after a long setback.

 

 

 

It gave us the perfect tools for any emergent game play thinkable (except for a whole deck of cards). With Faruq's tools you can pretty much design your own quests and minigames. They are not radically popular though, and I blame the lack of a thorough introduction for this. I believe Jagex left it up to us to figure out what to do with these items.

 

 

 

I think you're right. Jagex is more interested in seeing what we come up with than telling us what to do with them. I probably won't touch these tools 364 days out of the year, but it could be useful to plan social events with. The reason why they aren't "radically" popular is because players haven't found a use to incorporate it into their daily playing. There's no strategic advantage, and there's no reward that comes from using them. Until somebody comes up with a way to use them that fits that criteria, then you won't ever see them used widely.

 

 

 

It gave us a couple of quests

 

 

 

When do we consider the beginning of summer? Beginning with June we had:

 

 

 

1. The Hunt for Red Raktuber

 

2. The Curse of Arrav

 

3. Fur N' Seek

 

 

 

That's 3 quests in 3 months. That's less than the two quests a month average they used to make, but I wouldn't say these three quests are evidence that we have sacrificed quantity for quality.

 

 

 

It took a while, but we finally can put our pets in our house. We even have the ability to build a mini obelisk to recharge our summoning points. Not entirely sure what the purpose of that was, because close to every POH portal is either a mini or a grand obelisk. Along with this update we now have the ability to better control our familiars and butlers too, though.

 

 

 

The pet update was the most useful in helping to clear out some bank space. The familiar and butler updates were useful, but were more insignificant, minor patches in my opinion. They aren't worthy of this much praise.

 

 

 

I have yet to see the impact of the Personalized Shops

 

 

 

lol. When I first saw Personalized Shops, I thought it meant we were getting Player-Owned Shops. Oh well. I haven't noticed a big impact either, but Jagex's reasoning behind this seemed sound.

 

 

 

...auto-casting option on all spells...

 

 

 

We've also seen a new Slayer monster and extended courses for Agility

 

 

 

The auto-cast option, and ordering of spells is wonderful. The new Slayer monster was decent, along with a really good drop. Agility desperately needed a new update, especially after they nerfed the Bandos course.

 

 

 

perhaps RuneScape creeps ever closer to becoming too big to be updated

 

 

 

Could you please clarify what you mean. Do you mean that they are running out of ideas, or that it is becoming too complex to update timely?


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perhaps RuneScape creeps ever closer to becoming too big to be updated

 

 

 

Could you please clarify what you mean. Do you mean that they are running out of ideas, or that it is becoming too complex to update timely?

 

I think he means the latter, but that's not necessarily true. The size of a project is, indeed, a huge obstacle in how often it can be detailed, but there's no doubt in my mind that the game can be updated modularly, such as in smaller parts, without affecting the whole overall.

 

 

 

Perhaps that's why they're also updating the game engine. It can help clean things up and make it easier to update various parts of the game more quickly.


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Great read. That got me wondering if they will start to update the game more by changing existing content instead of adding new stuff.


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I think Stormrages article was too complimentary. To be honest, Jagex blew it. Summer's their busiest season and they should have had something large to tide the horde over and garner more temporary memberships.

 

 

 

For similar reasons Blizzard releases expansions in November or early December and not mid September.


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I think Stormrages article was too complimentary. To be honest, Jagex blew it. Summer's their busiest season and they should have had something large to tide the horde over and garner more temporary memberships.

 

 

 

For similar reasons Blizzard releases expansions in November or early December and not mid September.

 

I agree I've really missed the constant updates and it's not helpfull to know it was summer.


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Summer's End was a bit boring.

 

Theres been lots of talk about the updates I mean a lot and this merely said this bit affected this as did this.

 

I would have liked it to look at the more varied sides like is the auto cast update pro or anti RC'ing, did MA actually remove junk, he/she missed out the dwarf quest completely from the future quests, was the extra room merely to drum up summoning interest and so on.

 

I think it could have been expanded on or maybe single out the summer relevant ones and expand on them.

 

 

 

And the other article well its just a bit of advertising :? .


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What kind of topics are you looking for in articles? I love writing, but whenever I think about writing for Tip.It Times, I don't have anything to write about. Maybe I'm just not passionate enough about Runescape..


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The second one is a forum sticky, if I'm not mistaken... I've written one article for the Times, wasn't amazing, but it got published, been kind of thinking about another one.

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ehuahuay! the only thing i can think of right now is... where is the fictional promised in last week's times? i want a good ol fictional! ehuahuay! oh well...

 

anyway, first. article was a very good breakdown of this summer, and the cool thing was it wasnt biased or anything like that.

 

 

 

however, that shameless advertising? to this i say.... [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]#$ :evil:

 

or in other words: first article:

 

:thumbsup: ::' ;)

 

second article:

 

:evil: :cry: #-o :wall: :roll:


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Could anyone tell me to who I have to report the HAM member, because none of the leaders on the floors, nor the ham member, nor the person for the commodities is helpfull.

 

 

 

It's one of the officers in the camp itself, but be sure you talk to the HAM member first (in said gear) ;)

 

 

 

Well, unless charos ring (a)(i) doesn't work, I've no idea what I'm doing wrong, I talk to the HAM member, all options (including "How awfull"), then I speak to the 4 commanders in the reward tower, but no-one has a new option, nor does the first option gives a solution. :c

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What kind of topics are you looking for in articles? I love writing, but whenever I think about writing for Tip.It Times, I don't have anything to write about. Maybe I'm just not passionate enough about Runescape..

 

Whatever you want, as long as somehow RuneScape is involved it the story. (few examples: quests, noobs, updates, minigames, the size of your godsword. Whatever you can think of)

 

The second one is a forum sticky, if I'm not mistaken... I've written one article for the Times, wasn't amazing, but it got published, been kind of thinking about another one.

 

Yea, I know it it out there somewhere but I can't find it, if I happen to bump intro it I'll post it here ;).


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This was a slow summer.

 

 

 

The personalized shops with limited stock is probably a bigger change to gameplay dynamics then runetek 5.

 

 

 

Just as this game is dealing with the aftershocks of GE/trade restrictions/removal of wildy/new PVP jagex has introduced another new element.

 

 

 

Personally I'm tired of the game shifting under my feet so much, I'm sitting this out and avoiding the chaos.

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I'm just gonna comment the "Did you know...?"

 

 

 

Wow after 300 rank you get... a whole 3 points!

 

 

 

Dude... Unless you get them daily or something, I don't see the big deal xD


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I think you read that the wrong way. You start out at say a private. At say 100 rank (I'm just making this up as I got along) you become a Sergeant. At 300 you become a Lieutenant. Three RANKS add up to several hundred points in the game. Maybe. I might be completely and utterly wrong. But I think I'm right, because I got the impression that this DYK was supposed to be something big.

 

 

 

I might be completely wrong. Could someone please tell us which one is right?

 

 

 

This was a slow summer.

 

 

 

The personalized shops with limited stock is probably a bigger change to gameplay dynamics then runetek 5.

 

 

 

Just as this game is dealing with the aftershocks of GE/trade restrictions/removal of wildy/new PVP jagex has introduced another new element.

 

 

 

Personally I'm tired of the game shifting under my feet so much, I'm sitting this out and avoiding the chaos.

 

 

 

Unless you work at JaGex HQ, I don't think you (or me) could understand how big of an effect Rune Tek 5 has. But considering how much code was re-done, this might make updates easier to implement and without so many bugs. Or something. But it isn't something that a player will directly associate with Rune Tek 5. Rune Tek 5 is more of a long-term update, and the average player doesn't notice things like that as much.


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It's not a big thing...

 

 

 

Infact, after 300 there is little else usefull left other then going up in the highscores...


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