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Tip.it Times 27 December 2009


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Time for a new release of the: >>>Tip.It Times!<<<

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Once again, I enjoyed the articles, but the second one was my favorite. It was completely spot on, in my opinion.

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Good job both of you.

Pretty good articles that were spot on. I enjoyed the 2nd one more because it's one of those that stirs up a truth not discussed often.
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I don't know about most people, but I kept my public chat on friends throughout the event, so that I wouldn't get everything spoiled before having a decent go at it.

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I also enjoyed the second article. People put too much emphasis on levels and money/items. That's actually one of the reasons I'm semi-retired (if not THE reason): none of my friends ever wanted to take a break from skilling/monster hunting/whatever to just hang out in Edgeville with our skill capes and rubber chickens/play a game of CW/etc. and I just got more and more bored until I just sold everything and put all my money into the lower rares (not necessarily a bad thing, though since my bank value has since gone from ~150 mill to over 500 mill :thumbsup: ).

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In my opinion both of these articles were very well written and had very good points.
Mabey, in the future jagex needs to have multiple event "areas" to avoid crowds, also other peoples imps needed to be invisible.

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Bah! Humbug!:
I've got to say, I agree with your article. People seem to always miss the point of the event and just think of the rewards. It's not about the costumes and items, it's about the spirit of the holidays. I just wish more people could see that.
On a side note, the snow did kick [wagon], and one more thing, the events are much more enjoyable once the crowds have started to thin out and you can actually see yourself.

The Christmas Item Over The Christmas Experience:
This is an interesting solution to the holiday item complaints of late but I will miss the quest every holiday.
People need to take the game a little more lightly and just enjoy it for the game,
If people are going to focus on the items instead of what's important, maybe Jagex should just stop giving out items at holidays for a little bit. That way the people who want to enjoy the quest can do so without as many people obsessed with the item ruining the mood and the others won't think they missed out on a rare item for skipping it. This may not be the best solution but it just might work.


The spirit of the holidays seems to be leaving runescape, it's saddens me to say this but, people will continue to be 'Tiny Thoms' obsessed with their presents




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Article 2, paragraph 2, last sentence.

"was meant to be for fun" should read "were meant to be for fun."
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Both articles were excellent and worth the read. I always do the holiday events to actually have fun throughout the event. The little things they give us are just bonus to me and serve as reminders of how much fun the event was. And most of the time, Jagex does a good job and making the holiday items look pretty cool. It's kinda nice walking around and people asking, "whered u get chickn sute." I can then say it was from a holiday event and shows how long I have been playing.

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This has always been the case sadly. I remember when i got my rubber chicken years ago people were trying to find ways to sell theirs (of course this goes back farther all the way back to scythes & bunny ears). People always try to look for a way of getting money rather then enjoying the event.

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I do not comprehend in any way why people are disappointed due to the reward that has no practical usage and the fact that it's untradeable. I mean, it's not like you didn't see it coming. Jagex has been doing that with every event since the scythe and bunny ears, before I ever started playing. And I've been playing for probably 4 years now (first holiday item was the rubber chicken.) I mean, it's not like it comes as a shock. If you think the holiday events are a useless waste of time, well, don't do them. I don't think Jagex will ever make a "true" holiday event useful. Although, there have been holiday quests....

Also, I usually ignore the cries for help because, more often then not, people cry for help because they're too lazy to figure it out instead of trying it. Plus its just too crowded >.<

I feel like a bah humbug now >.<

The did-you-know is something I'm pretty sure 99% of scapers haven't run into :)

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Thanks guys for the comments! Remember, if you see any corrections needed to be made, please PM the OP so they can go fix it, rather than tell us here. This thread is meant for commentary on the articles, not corrections. ;)

As for my article, I had to write that in between a mild case of food poisoning so yea...:-# Glad it turned out okay for most of you.:thumbsup:

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Time to get ready for the year 2010 party! :D

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Great reads, from both Rachael and Ami.

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The DYK is interesting XD
Articles are a fine read, in reflection of the previous week.

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Christmas events are only anticipated because they are pretty much the only new f2p content that they get. Only f2p players with a high level of exp are allowed to post on the forums. Because those high levels have done so much that this thing doesn't mean much to them, they are the loudest of the complainer about these Holiday events. This is the cycle of the Holiday event. I really wish they'd change things. I miss the the Holiday quests. That idea had potential.

As for the articles. Typical fare. Nothing groundbreaking. Just expressing the normal opinions that most people share. Oh, but I hate the idea of "getting into the holiday spirit." Bleah.
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actually...it was snowing outside when i did the Christmas event and tbh...the crude waterbirth polygons look a hell of a lot more like snow than some wierd perfect snowflakes.
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You know, I really don't get why they didn't at least bring BACK the old holiday quests. Just for the holidays, you know? Looking back on it, I think that the holiday quests are one of the dumbest ideas ever, because a temporay f2p update is just dumb to me.

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Bah! Humbug!:
I've got to say, I agree with your article. People seem to always miss the point of the event and just think of the rewards. It's not about the costumes and items, it's about the spirit of the holidays. I just wish more people could see that.
On a side note, the snow did kick [wagon], and one more thing, the events are much more enjoyable once the crowds have started to thin out and you can actually see yourself.

The Christmas Item Over The Christmas Experience:
This is an interesting solution to the holiday item complaints of late but I will miss the quest every holiday.
People need to take the game a little more lightly and just enjoy it for the game,
If people are going to focus on the items instead of what's important, maybe Jagex should just stop giving out items at holidays for a little bit. That way the people who want to enjoy the quest can do so without as many people obsessed with the item ruining the mood and the others won't think they missed out on a rare item for skipping it. This may not be the best solution but it just might work.


The spirit of the holidays seems to be leaving runescape, it's saddens me to say this but, people will continue to be 'Tiny Thoms' obsessed with their presents


I agree. The majority of the community tends to have that "Tiny Thom" attitude when it comes to events and holiday items. I applaud Jagex for trying to fill both the person who likes to event, and the person who does it for the reward.

I think in the future they may have more success by splitting the events into two routes.

1) A quick and easy route for those who just want the item.
2) A longer, more in-depth route for those who want to play out the full story.

At least that way the whiners can have their precious toys quickly without disrupting the fun loving story-line players like us.

But I think both articles were right on their point about the situation.
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I guess I'll never understand why people complain about holiday event rewards when we all know ahead of time they wont have any use.

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I liked the exp rewards that you could get from the first two event quests, especially the hidden exp rewards. It gave some real use to the holiday events next to the fun from the quests and items. I wonder why they stopped doing that?




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