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Tip.It Times - 29th December 2013

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






Remember, YOU can write an article for the Tip.It Times! You can apply to write full time, or just submit a "one-off" guest article any time you want! Our editors will work with you to ensure that your article is ready for publication. All guest articles can be submitted to @tripsis or any other Editorial Panel member. For more information, including details on how to apply full time, read this forum thread: http://forum.tip.it/topic/209138-how-to-write-for-the-tipit-times/


I'd like to remind people of the rules pertaining to Times threads:


[hide=Read these rules before posting in this thread]

Rampant flame wars have taken control of virtually every week's times discussion topics. The following guidelines must be followed when posting on this topic. Posts that ignore these guidelines will be removed.


1. You are invited and welcome to express like or dislike on articles and a particular author's writing style. It is not acceptable, however, to flame or personally insult an author. Posts that aren't anything but an attack will be removed from the topic.


2. Spelling and grammar errors can be reported to tripsis by PMing her and they will be fixed promptly. It is not necessary to post them on the discussion topic.


3. Off topic posts that do not discuss the content of that week's articles will be removed. This is not the place to discuss the direction of the times, how much you love or hate the times, etc. Off topic posts will be removed.


By keeping within these guidelines, Times discussion topics will mean more for the Panel and Administration than just a place for flame wars. Flame wars do not provide any useful feedback to the Times, which is mainly what we're aiming for with these topics: feedback.


This policy is effective as of now, November 17, 2010. Any posts prior to the creation of this policy may or may not be removed according to the new guidelines.



[hide=Submitting Crossword Puzzles]If you want to submit your own crossword puzzle, it's quite simple.


Simply provide a word list (about 10-20 words) with their corresponding clues. Then, message @The Floating Pen with the word list and it will eventually be published in the Tip.it Times![/hide]


When replying please make sure to clarify the article you are replying to! Thanks!


If you spot any typos or mistakes in an article then please PM them to @tripsis. :)


Enjoy the articles!

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I didn't mind the prestige system, it'd  be great to reset certain combat stats to make an EOC pure but nooooooo.. :(

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I like the new voting system because we will get both updates eventually, which to me is much better than a yes or no system (for most of them). The expection to this rule I feel is the Easter Event choice....traditional or WE3 (Cabbage God vs Monkey God). It makes sense that the votes are members only since they are member updates. All articles were well written. The review of this year was nicely balance balance. It is great to see some positivity from the community on updates.


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In regard to #3, @Dracae's "Shades of Gray" (http://www.tip.it/runescape/times/view/1116-shades-of-gray) --


I can give you a pair of reasons why people become addicted to games, and are reasons usually bonded together with each other due to how they can happen... Accessibility and Stress. :geek:


Just for a bottom-of-the-barrel example, say someone is doing something, anything, but it happens to be something that eventually stresses them out.  Maybe having a nightmare while sleeping?  I have no idea.  The problem is, people can wake up stressed out by the nightmares they've had, or just from something entirely else they've been doing.  They need something that they can get to quickly, something accessible and easy to launch.  Worse, they might have to put up with a situation where they don't have many options, say from dealing with a computer admin (which could even be a parent) who makes it nigh-impossible to load and play something that interests them but requires an installer to be run first.  Unfortunately, they fall short because the admin themself doesn't normally have an interest/inclination to play the particular style of game that interests the person who wants to have it installed to be playable.  This renders that person with having to use a browser with plugins like Java/Flash/etc. to get at something they can actually play, especially if they're looking for (or even feel like they need) something multiplayer where they can honestly enjoy a good time with other people, and feel like their stress is an iceberg that's melting away.  Eventually, that can bring some people to games like RuneScape, but even then I admit that only works to an extent as some won't have an interest for that type of game. :?


The basic point is, the person feels squeezed for any chance of finding anything that lets them rid themself of the stress that's disrupting their normal line of thought and mental function, and it drives them to find some kind of outlet.  Sadly, some people go mentally insane if they're pushed too far for too long, and that lands up affecting how they'll interact with everyone else. :(


~D. V. "I hope more people come back with possible extra answers to your article... I'll be looking forward to reading them." Devnull






[Late edits by post author due to a glitch from starting a post with an "@" symbol...]

Edited by D. V. Devnull
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tifuserbar-dsavi_x4.jpg and normally with a cool mind.

(Warning: This user can be VERY confusing to some people... And talks in 3rd person for the timebeing due to how insane they are... Sometimes even to themself.)

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D.V:  More to come!


On us, as players determining the future of RS.. I got 2 thoughts:


1- like in real life direct democracy is flawed. 'Not In My Backyard' type reasonings combined with a lack of seeing the bigger picture will lead to on sided  and short term decisions.


2- It will likely not amount to much, if Jagex gives us choices they will be predefined ones giving them enough options to manipulate and get what they want.

Like the year of the player having had very little to do with players and a lot with big ( and not necessarily bad) changes to game mechanics and sadly a further commercialization of the game.

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