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There are members in clans who don't actually like playing RuneScape, for example skilling, pking, playing mini games, yet they love the aspect of clan warring in both Clan Wars and in PVP. I also see members who say they've quit RuneScape yet I see them online; watching wars and participating in warring events themselves. Point is, most people who get bored with RuneScape tend to stay interested in clans and the clan world. Even when clans make fun events, such as GWD, they are not attended as fully as what wars are. I myself, only tend to log in for wars and work on whatever needs doing as part of my responsibility but I'm not someone who's renowned for having a wealthy, high levelled account. But is that a bad thing? Even though it may be tedious for your members, would you try to encourage them to get more active on the game with a slight risk that they might lose interest? The advantages are many; more money for rune sets and warring equipment, socialising with clan members and general community integration.

 

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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

 

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I personally think it's good to have a blend of both. I think integration in the community is massive and it's a big part of why we have IRC as a requirement so people can interact whilst it's easy for communication, etc. However, sometimes you get a group of people who just log in for the war, with a better attitude, a desire to win every time they put effort into warring. Like I stated above, when it comes to RuneScape I'm not a regular player. I do enjoy being apart of T0, SE and CE and I do log in for wars these 3 have, but recently I'm playing a lot more as I'd like to train my account and get it items that will benefit my clan in warring predicaments. I also think that members who come to wars need to be fully focused on the war itself, not what they're going to be doing after the war (Cooking, Fletching, etc.) but however we've come up with an idea that will encourage everyone to train random skills for prizes and acknowledgment, not only for fun but also so people can train these skills together, so we become more of the family which we describe ourselves. So both.

 

I know people who do only log in for wars, in my own clan and friends of mine in other clans. Some of them are labelled or ranked as Retired however some aren't. I think it can be bad for a clans image if they have too many of either group. If you have too many members who log in only for wars, I think you could be seen as perhaps inactive, and maybe not so fun, rather bland. However if you have a high portion of people who train their skills and play the game regularly in comparison to those who only play for wars, there can be disadvantages also, for example 2 people wanting to train the most XP for a certain competition - friendly rivalry perhaps turning sour. Not the greatest example but I'm sure you can think of more reasons why you think it's bad. So I think it's a mixture of good and bad if people only log in for wars.

 

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I know I'm probably one of the ones who can relate to this very well. You see for over a year I only logged in for PKRIs or fights. But always with any game you regain interest to do something. In my case it was getting 99 Cooking and participating in the Boss Competition. But after a while the interest just dies away again and you go off to do something else. I suppose this trend has become more of a pattern among clans because of the amount of older players comprising them. For example: You have a lot more time when you're 14 to go play RuneScape then when you are 17 or 18. This is because of college preparation, course work or even those that moved on because they have a wife/husband and children (I remember one example from Shadow Elves).

 

Is it a bad thing? I wouldn't say either. When clans close it's easy to notice that, especially now, a lot less members are continuing into other clans. This is, again, because of the older age group associated with clanning. Most of them find that their clan closing is finally the excuse to leave the game for good. This could be considered a bad thing but it's something that's inevitable.

 

Within a clan it isn't really much of a big deal. I know from personal experience that many members tend to not play the game as much as they used to (which shows in a lengthy retired list and those who log in with the gear they had from the last event). So yeah, it's a common thing. Would I ever push them into playing the game more? Never. They made their choice and who am I to say how to run their life? As long as they are there for events then there is no problem.


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

Probably ones who play the game regularly only because they are less likely to leave the clan because they have lost complete interest in runescape and no longer want to be involved with it.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

I play the game when i have time, but as of late i've been focusing more just on making wars because i don't really have the time.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

Both, but my priority would be just getting members to come to wars and if that isn't a problem maybe trying to encourage people to log onto runescape every once and a while and bond with other members and make money.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

Yes, most of CR just logs on for wars, but i've really don't think it's all that bad except on the rare occassion when people quit because they are ready to move on from runescape and havn't found interest in the game for years.


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If you've lost interest and you're not maxed out in f2p stats plus a surplus of gear I think you should encourage them to play and set goals to help the clan and their clanning experience.

 

Also it's good to have a solid core that do enjoy the game so it keeps friendships going competitions just keeping you're mind on runescape is good for clan activity i think unless they become addicting to skilling and skip wars. Like if your members lost interest and are getting into other games are they going to come to every war? Eventually they'll say hey I've lost interest in rs I'm done clanning too.

 

I only get on to make cash p2p pk hang out and war but mainly warring, but if I was a lower lvl I'd still probably be interested and more encouraging and competitive with fellow clan mates on gaining lvls or something


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

I will say members that play it regularly because that will get them involved in the community which will be a great addition to the clan. If its a pvp clan i will say it will be good for them to get money for rune sets.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

Pretty much do some level training and small money making so i can stay stable within the clan but rather than that i don't have other thing to do but to Clan Wars.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

I won't be forcing them to do something they don't like but of course it will be good to give them some advice or just get a little involved with the community is ok.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

I know a couple. Its not good in my opinion. Barely anybody knows him cause of this and this makes people doubt about his activity within the clan. Still is not that bad as long as they attend the wars and keeps posting in the forums


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

Members who play regularly are generally more active. They seem to come to more wars because they enjoy Runescape more.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

I try to play Runescape but I just don't have the time. I enjoy dungeoneering and getting high skills.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

I'd love for more people in my clan to play Runescape. It'd just make us want to chillax more.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

None atm.


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Great topic Jack

 

 

Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

 

It's a 50/50, because off the top of my head i can think of one benefit and 1 disavantage to both. If you got a member who only logs on for wars, later on he may actully lose intrest and leave/Retire. Now if you got members who are into the game, they may skip to skill, like dungoneering. Im pretty sure everyone has seen examples of both

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

 

I only log on for wars, simply because i don't find the game that fun and there are better things to do now-a-days.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

I would like most members to get involved with the community, because if all your members just came on for wars, your clan has NO community events at all, and some people who join love community events and they can't do them becaues all your members just log in for wars.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

 

MYself, and a few members in Tko/Solace, i don't mind i still talk to them in IRC.


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What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

Play the game.

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

Play the game, builds community more, ish. Not all talks would be catch-up, more about recences and currents instead.

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

Tons of people, also people who log in to skill only >.>

Don't mind really.


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Yes I log in for wars, and play Assassins Creed Brotherhood with my comrades :TaylorSwift:


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

 

People who play regular

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

Login for wars

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

If they are active in the community i dont mind

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why? Lots and worse because they lose intereset and can't recruit or learn new things.


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

 

I'd prefer to have members who still enjoy playing the game itself or who simply keep playing it, having an amount of people who only log on for wars ain't bad but if it's the majority of the clan you kind of have an inactive community depending on how many wars you weekly have.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

 

I play the game when I have the time.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

I'd encourage them to actively be part of the community meaning they're free to show up (or not) for events et cetera but I personally do support it though.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

 

I know a few who do and I understand their reasons for it, let's keep it at good since they still take the time to show up though. :thumbup:


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Let them decide what they want to do or not. If they have enough sets and they still come and help your clan out by coming to wars and pkri's then it's not exactly necessary that they come to all the fun events especially if they may find it tedious and boring. As for me, since I've been f2p since the beginning of RSC there are always times when the game gets boring and there's really nothing to do about it. In those cases I go a bit inactive, just read the forums and post on them and come to the wars. Usually after a month or so something will make me want to play a bit and skill for example again and get me a bit more active until I get bored again or real life just bugs in.


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly? It doesn't make a difference to me honestly. If they show up to wars I don't really care what they do in their spare time.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars? I've got through periods (sometimes months) where I basically only log in for wars, but for now I am playing the game quite a bit.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community? Warring is the most important part of a warring clan, obviously. I would and have encouraged people to actually play the game though.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why? I know people (from being in t0 lol) but I don't think it hurts anyone, especially if they don't suck.


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

 

Some people who actually play runescape for other stuff dont seem that commited to clans and sometimes skip for their other in-game activities. On the other hand, these people are easy to contact if a war is coming and they are usually there for the clan (unless they skip). Members who only come for wars are commited, and fully focused on warring. This however is just a stage (which can be long or short) before the person totally retires from runescape, or starts playing actively again.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

 

I used to be really active in-game and in my clan/teams. Past month however, my activity dropped big time, barely making any wars and not going on rs for other stuff at all.

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

If the person has a really good (at least 123) combat and good warring experience, I wouldnt mind him coming only for wars. For lower levels and unexperienced warrers I'd recommand to train and to participate in as many events as possible.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

 

I know quite a few in SE who do that. They are mainly old retired members, who once were the most active and helpful (and even some ex-ranks) members in SE. All the new people joining the clan world still play RS, while the old school clanners slowly retire from RS, and later on from warring too.


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I've been logging into rs for only events since wild died.

 

The game isn't fun anymore. The wars and community of clans are the only things that keep me going.

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we have people who play RS regularly because they are younger, i find when you get older you realize how repetitive this game becomes. I myself only log in for 10 minutes at a time to do farm runs. Only way i can stay on longer is if there is a clan event


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Good post.

 

Personally, I log into the game for wars and PKRIs only, but this doesn't affect my position as being an active part of TRWF's leadership. I'm always on IRC, and most of the time on TeamSpeak. When I'm at home chilling, I'll always be around talking to be and what not.

 

I don't think wether a person plays RS or doesn't play, makes a difference. As long as they are active enough in a clan to come to wars, and be apart of the community then it will always be looked upon as fine.


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

Personally I think it's good to have a combination of the two, after all, there are many other games that members find enjoyable to play with each other.

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

Lately I have just been logging in for wars because I have school and other more important obligations.

 

If you were a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

I would encourage them to try other skills and branch out in the game, but I wouldn't necessarily say it would get them better involved with the community. Many members would prefer to spend their time with other clan mates playing other games, which is perfectly fine.

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

Yes, many people in TT log in for wars, but I wouldn't say its a bad thing. Often times it is because they are bogged down with school or work, but they are always still involved with the community, whether it be through irc or forums.


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I guess it depends on the person. I know that a lot of the "veterans", as it were, of the clan world have already maxed their melee stats and don't particularly feel the urge to play outside of wars. Looking at my own experience, I certainly came online only for wars and clan events near the end of my career (although I never quite maxed) and I did well.

 

The problem is that eventually you start to lose the interest you had in the game if you're only coming on for wars. They can be pretty monotonous and boring (a matter of opinion of course) so it starts to feel like work. The thing is, if you're only coming on for wars in the first place, the game as a whole probably feels like work. I do understand there's a desire to help out your clan by coming on for wars but I've always felt it's better to go out on top rather then slowly fizzle out. Adding in the factor of clan community involvement, you certainly miss out on the community within the clan if you're only coming on for wars.

 

Overall...to each his own, I suppose.


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I don't mind the people with max combat to only log in for wars, but the others who put basically no effort into training their combat and they're like 90 Strength it gets rather annoying, because they won't do anything but lower your clan's average combat.


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Couldn't agree with Aragon more honestly. At least get to 124 before you "quit" if you want to be a warring-only member of a clan


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This is what i've done my whole RS career, most people in my clan do it too, though our community doesn't suffer, people always still come on IRC/ts/tinychat and there's always other more fun things to do (than scape together).

 

Most are older teens/adults with real life priorities, maybe clans with younger people can have active scapers.


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I haven't posted on tip.it for ages lol, I think I was known for "wasting resources" by doing a simple "thumbup" on every single topic... anyways.....

 

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

 

My situation is VERY complicated, and I don't want to explain it to detail. Basically, I have some real life responsibilities which prevent me from being complete active or anything close to it. I did actually try to "quit" recently for numerous reasons, but a few of my closest friends talked me back. Someone has told me a while back before to play on weekends and not quit for good, so currently I'm doing that. Occasionally I might be online during weekdays, but I'm usually doing other work instead rather than playing Runescape.

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

Definitely encouraging them to get more involved with the community. The community of a clan is often the key that keeps members loyal and active (or at least an attempt of being active).

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

 

I know a number of people like that actually, especially after my last clan closed due to leadership issues. I wouldn't call it a simple "good" or "bad" ... just ... whatever works best for them is what they should do.


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Weighing up the benefits and the drawbacks, do you think it's better to have members who log in just to war, or members who play the game regularly?

 

Play the Game

 

What do you do? Do you play the game or do you just log in for wars?

 

Log in for wars

 

If you was a Clan Leader, would you focus on your members just coming to wars or encourage them to try new skills and to play the game more regular to get involved with the community?

 

play the game

 

Do you know anybody who only logs in for wars, and if so do you think it's good or bad? Why?

 

I do... and it's bad... but it's just Runescape.com :mellow:


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