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"eight years later and still a noob"

I can really relate to that article. I started playing in 2004, and still like the game.
I have a few 99's myself, but still think I'm a noob in many aspects.
Really liked this article.

2nd article, I wasn't too sure where the author was trying to go (No offense).

Fictionnal, waiting for the complete story. I will read from top to bottom :)
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Ha, I enjoyed the first article. I remember my first death was to one of those dang highway men. I think I even did the same and picked up a cape, thats ironic. I miss the days when new players were actually presented a challenge.

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It's amazing how naive you are at the start of playing RuneScape. I remember back in 06 when I started my old account that I wouldn't wear mystic robes until I was 99 magic. In my own little mind I didn't 'deserve' to wear them until I could at least enter the Guild in Yanille. I also remember PMing all my friends when I reached Ardougne for the first time thinking this was some mega-impressive achievement. Getting 80 combat took months and months because I didn't get the idea of staying in one place for hours and grinding; found it too boring.

It's no surprise that it took just seven months on my new account for me to overtake the total level of my three-year old banned account.

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Absolutely delighted to see an article from tortilliachp. His posts are always a delight to read. Off to read them all now :thumbsup:

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It's amazing how naive you are at the start of playing RuneScape. I remember back in 06 when I started my old account that I wouldn't wear mystic robes until I was 99 magic. In my own little mind I didn't 'deserve' to wear them until I could at least enter the Guild in Yanille. I also remember PMing all my friends when I reached Ardougne for the first time thinking this was some mega-impressive achievement. Getting 80 combat took months and months because I didn't get the idea of staying in one place for hours and grinding; found it too boring.

It's no surprise that it took just seven months on my new account for me to overtake the total level of my three-year old banned account.

Hehe, reminds me of when I had to go over to Ardougne and I thought it was like some huge journey, I got freaked out and when I arrived I didn't want to leave because I was afraid it'd be hard to get back :P I trained combat on the guards there, too.


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Fictional was epicsauce! :thumbsup:

'Eight years a noob' was an interesting perspective, I've never thought about it before.

At 'All about the experience': I never look forward to updates, mainly because I'm f2p; it would be interesting to look at how f2pers look at the optimist or pessimist side, because I think we're more likely to just outright not care, since we get nice things so infrequently.

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I myself have been an avid reader of tip times for many months now and a player of runescape for over 5 years. I have finally decided to create an account because I wish to give tribute to Syzygy. I'll admit this is very loosely based on the article, but depending on your point of view it could be very relevant.

A Note to Syzygy.

You probably don't remember me but when I myself was a runescape noobling you were busy being the best F2P player out there. As I mentioned I have been playing for 5 years, it was 4 years ago that I first met you while killing ice giants. I wasn't allowed to be a member at the time due to my parents but I Still enjoyed F2P. Sadly my nostalgia glasses do not remember if you were either very polite or very quiet. Regardless I'll believe that you were polite. As I moved on my Runescape adventures after that day I remember hearing your name pop up somewhere and that was when I found out how far you truly were in the game. I was bewildered, I had met one of the best players of all time. Ever since that time I would remember your name as one of my best experiences of my runescape history...

Years passed and I've grown older. Not even a year since I met you I was finally able to become a member. I enjoyed all that it held for many years to come. At one point I had started to lurk in different clan chats as a way to entertain myself. It was earlier this year actually that I was sitting at my computer doing some mundane task in Runescape when I saw the name Syzygy flash into the clan chat. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was even more surprised that you were nice enough to reveal your location to me. Here I was, a member for 5 years, feeling the excitement that comes when you first play runescape. You know the excitement, when you first figure out how to make your own armor or complete a hard quest. Syzygy you were the player I always wanted to be, and your name will always remind me the most of my early years of runescape. You might not believe it but I am on the quiz bowl competition team at my high school, where you answer academic questions. Last year the question came up on how to spell Syzygy after given its definition. Sadly I spelled it wrong. I'll never forget how to spell Syzygy again, and I am eagerly awaiting the day I'll be in college and the term Syzygy will come up in my textbook. I am currently a senior of high school interested in engineering...I know Syzygy refers to some sort of space science related occurrance. The day I hear that term is the day I'll log into runescape, and at the rate I've been playing currently, might be very impressive.

I'm not sure why I wanted to type this...well yes I am. As a runescape player for this long, I'll admit that it's the goals that drive you to play as you mentioned in your article. I'm not afraid to admit that the high scores mean something, if only for a little bit. As the owner of what I consider a high level character I know the desire to be remembered. It's the thought that you could be immortalized deep down that keeps you going, I think. We all want that in real life at least (I have noticed so many things that runescape has taught me in real life). I want you to know Syzygy, that even though we never really met, you are immortalized in my childhood.

I hope you see this, I'm not expecting a response but for the tip moderators if I could ask a favor...if you do consider this off topic I truly ask that you leave it be. I don't foresee me writing something like this again.

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And you now what? He’s right. Cause along comes a new skill... Dungeoneering. And once again, over eight years after I started playing RuneScape, I’m a noob once again. Yippee!


Don't really agree that you become a noob again when a new skill is released, was a good read, but the topics weren't the best. :P

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Loved the article by Syzygy, very relatable. :D

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I myself have been an avid reader of tip times for many months now and a player of runescape for over 5 years. I have finally decided to create an account because I wish to give tribute to Syzygy. I'll admit this is very loosely based on the article, but depending on your point of view it could be very relevant.

A Note to Syzygy.

You probably don't remember me but when I myself was a runescape noobling you were busy being the best F2P player out there. As I mentioned I have been playing for 5 years, it was 4 years ago that I first met you while killing ice giants. I wasn't allowed to be a member at the time due to my parents but I Still enjoyed F2P. Sadly my nostalgia glasses do not remember if you were either very polite or very quiet. Regardless I'll believe that you were polite. As I moved on my Runescape adventures after that day I remember hearing your name pop up somewhere and that was when I found out how far you truly were in the game. I was bewildered, I had met one of the best players of all time. Ever since that time I would remember your name as one of my best experiences of my runescape history...

Years passed and I've grown older. Not even a year since I met you I was finally able to become a member. I enjoyed all that it held for many years to come. At one point I had started to lurk in different clan chats as a way to entertain myself. It was earlier this year actually that I was sitting at my computer doing some mundane task in Runescape when I saw the name Syzygy flash into the clan chat. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was even more surprised that you were nice enough to reveal your location to me. Here I was, a member for 5 years, feeling the excitement that comes when you first play runescape. You know the excitement, when you first figure out how to make your own armor or complete a hard quest. Syzygy you were the player I always wanted to be, and your name will always remind me the most of my early years of runescape. You might not believe it but I am on the quiz bowl competition team at my high school, where you answer academic questions. Last year the question came up on how to spell Syzygy after given its definition. Sadly I spelled it wrong. I'll never forget how to spell Syzygy again, and I am eagerly awaiting the day I'll be in college and the term Syzygy will come up in my textbook. I am currently a senior of high school interested in engineering...I know Syzygy refers to some sort of space science related occurrance. The day I hear that term is the day I'll log into runescape, and at the rate I've been playing currently, might be very impressive.

I'm not sure why I wanted to type this...well yes I am. As a runescape player for this long, I'll admit that it's the goals that drive you to play as you mentioned in your article. I'm not afraid to admit that the high scores mean something, if only for a little bit. As the owner of what I consider a high level character I know the desire to be remembered. It's the thought that you could be immortalized deep down that keeps you going, I think. We all want that in real life at least (I have noticed so many things that runescape has taught me in real life). I want you to know Syzygy, that even though we never really met, you are immortalized in my childhood.

I hope you see this, I'm not expecting a response but for the tip moderators if I could ask a favor...if you do consider this off topic I truly ask that you leave it be. I don't foresee me writing something like this again.


VERY well said.

Although I can't say I've ever met him, it more or less sums up how I feel.

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Ha, I enjoyed the first article. I remember my first death was to one of those dang highway men. I think I even did the same and picked up a cape, thats ironic. I miss the days when new players were actually presented a challenge.


i agree with this.

very nice articles.

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Great article tortillachp :thumbup: Nothing more to add to it.

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VERY well said.

Although I can't say I've ever met him, it more or less sums up how I feel.


Thank you, I honestly was waiting for a response to decide if I was rambling or if I actually got some sort of point across.

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I'm ranked higher than Syz...
:shades: but only in a particular CC.

Nice articles.

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It's amazing how naive you are at the start of playing RuneScape. I remember back in 06 when I started my old account that I wouldn't wear mystic robes until I was 99 magic. In my own little mind I didn't 'deserve' to wear them until I could at least enter the Guild in Yanille. I also remember PMing all my friends when I reached Ardougne for the first time thinking this was some mega-impressive achievement. Getting 80 combat took months and months because I didn't get the idea of staying in one place for hours and grinding; found it too boring.

It's no surprise that it took just seven months on my new account for me to overtake the total level of my three-year old banned account.

Hehe, reminds me of when I had to go over to Ardougne and I thought it was like some huge journey, I got freaked out and when I arrived I didn't want to leave because I was afraid it'd be hard to get back :P I trained combat on the guards there, too.

Yeah, it is a pretty darn far walk...

A couple years later, I'd be kicking a cabbage on the same route in the span of less than an hour.

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The first article definitely relate to many players out there, everyone one gotta be a noob at one point. Even when you have high skills or a lot of experience, you are bound to be a noob when something new came out. I remembered the days I met Syzygy in Ice cave while training on my melee skills, the chat with him was brief but it was very inspiring (plus I was training whole night, so I can clearly remember that moment because I was having hard time typing on the keyboard due to mental fatigue).

The things I enjoy nowadays is visit my old training spots, and do the things I used to do as a young player while taking a break from training. I still enjoy RS these days, but I definitely feel that the old RS days (05 to 07) is really where the whole game flourished.

And Syzygy, if you are reading the forum sometimes, just so you know, slaying the dragon at lvl combat 97 is pretty impressive, but I am still trying to achieve harder goal than that (well, lets just say long time). Studded hide and rune chain still my best friends.
a happy Runescaper

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Syzygy's article was a great joy to read. :)
I usually don't bother reading large amounts of text, but for a legend like Syzygy, an exception was the only option.
Looking at the current top of Free players, he's one of the very few that actually deserve to be there!
Thumbs up for that.
(I'm simply not going further into that matter, but I'm sure that everyone who knows at least a little
about the players up there, will perfectly know what I mean)

Skilling at your own pace, training what you like. It's the style I like the most as well.
You've always been my number one (must be weird hearing that from me ;) ), and I hope
you'll keep playing as long as you enjoy the game.
We need players like you at the top. New players need people to look upto, current Free players
need people to look upto,... And for me, you're the perfect person for that roll.
~no pressure~ :P

Friendly greetings,
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So, party at the fremenniks...

Whouldda thunk same thing happened in game :D

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Heh, for the first article, I guess that is why I always read up in everything before I do it in RS, so I won't be a noob when I actually do it. Sometimes the quest to be knowledgable is as time consuming as playing the game itself.

As for the second article, iI think it is the forever problem of updates. Who do we cater for, the high levels, or the mid levels or the lower levels. And who is really "right"? Now I don't actually look into the whole scheme of updates, if there are changes, I adjust accordingly plus a few private curses if is not what I wanted. But here is the thing, who are you to claim that it is " absolutely no" when it comes to catering to high levels, do Jagex really have an obligation to cater for high levels over others? High level players paid more fees, but you pay the same amount. I will also question the mentality of high level players in regards to updates, are they opposing it because it is a "bad update", or it simply removes their comfort zone in a certain respect. I know as a high level smither is enraged at the amount of freebie XP given out, but that doesn't mean my game experience should apply for everyone else. So I don't think, even in an editorial, one should give a generalised statement without more evidence. I just don't like the way the article was toned in respect to that.

I really don't think the lack of BTS is driving up hype. Is one thing knowing that you had won a mystery prize that you know is something big and valuable, is another to buy lotto. BTS gives concrete hype to what it is and thus imagination run wild but will not stray from area which Jagex hinted at. While people who fantasies random wild ideas is simply day dreaming of that lotto win, or the new content. Of course, I really don't see people imagining game contents as bad (as opposed to dreaming of a lotto win) as it is a game after all. Is it really a fault of Jagex when people dream of a lotto win when they don't actually tell you what is coming up? Hardly.

And consistency doesn't exist in RS to begin with. There is no consistency in amount of people who have high level in cooking when compared to smithing, both foundation skills of the game and F2p access. I think it really is grasping at straws when you are questioning consistency of rankings of mini-games. I really think you could had made a better example, even if it related to the point of castle war above.
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