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Sy_Accursed

Sy_Accursed

Member Since 22 Dec 2004
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#5598770 My screen won't resize properly

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 02 September 2017 - 07:14 PM

You need to go into interface edit mode and tick to edit the game world then drag it out.




#5597947 What happened to these forums?

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 23 June 2017 - 06:19 AM

 

 

 

 

I still feel very sad that this place is deserted.
 
I'm not gonna leave RuneScape since I love that game. And the fact that it's one of my favorite games is exactly the reason why the biggest RS community being so deserted saddens me.
 
Is NOTHING we can do to make it lively again? There has to be something we can do.

 
There isn't anything to be done really. It's not like tip.it forums are dying and nothing else is.
Forums are a dying breed full stop.
Every fan site, every game, every forum out there is in a similar situation as the world is moving on.
The forum as a concept has had its glory day and now social media and reddit are taking the fore.
 
There's no point trying to cling on to it and force it to carry on, you just have to move with the times and realise nothing can last forever and as something birthed is the 90s (mostly) the forum has done quite well as a format. It's outlived Myspace, Bebo, MSN, AOL etc.

 

 
Forums still have their place, more to discuss topics in depth rather than just discussing what's happening at that moment.  Forum topics have a much longer life span than a reddit post and that has some merit, it's just about tuning your forum to that niche. But there is still a lot less appetite for that now than their used to be.
 
Tip.It hasn't been helped by the fact that the website is dead, if the website was still going strong than that'd mean there'd be more activity here (albeit not a huge amount, but still more than now). Tip.It did not adapt when the Wiki came along and that's what killed it. A lot of staff stopped playing the game and they weren't replaced, I mean look at how many of the current staff still play the game, not a lot. I think there's about two admins even who are still actively playing the game (maybe even only one?). Out of all the current crew members it's been over a month since a single one of them logged into the forum! The Moderator/Crew Leader hasn't logged in for over a year too.
 
This site needed people who still cared about the game in charge but that didn't happen. As they stopped playing the game those people stayed in charge instead of doing what those before them did when they stopped playing the game - step down and let others take control.

 

I am not certain what I can tell, but things are a lot more complex than that. What I can tell you is that we tried our hardest on doing exactly just that. Main problem with us versus the Wikia is, they can do it a lot faster as they use the power of the many. That is the very nature of the Wikia. You wouldn't believe how much work even a small update brings. Would it be possible to add them in a timely manner? Sure, but that would compromise our personal lives a lot. That doesn't mean that we don't care about the game anymore, far from it. We just aren't the teenagers anymore with a plethora of time to work on these things. Life happens. I myself am working on a Masters degree, which sometimes require me to be focusing an entire month on it without playing the game. Most of the forum base are at either studying at college or university, or working at a job as well.

 

There are a lot more things that all add-up to the state that we are in here now. And it isn't only us. Every RS forum shares the same fate, even the RSOF has taken a huge hit in the past few years. It isn't even restricted to RS forums. There are only a handful of forums that actually works. What do they do differently? Not much, just the luck of the draw.

 

 

Having been part of many fansites over the years I can tell you that the way Tip.It setup was not for expediency. I saw what happened with the crew from the admin side and I am extremely glad I was never a member of the crew, I really disliked the way it was setup as it didn't feel like it was voluntary. I have nothing but respect for everyone that worked in crew.

 

Tip.It did really well at making great guides and making sure they were accurate and were miles ahead of elsewhere in that regard.

 

You do not need lots of people to do things quickly, throughout the mid 2000s I worked on a site where there were two of us who provided guides for the recent updates (this was back when most updates were quests). Between the two of us we'd be the first site to publish a guide for new content (and I'd say it was of a very high quality), Tip.It would usually take a couple of days to get a guide up whereas we'd have it up in a couple of hours following an update. Of course for more complicated updates (minigames etc.) we'd not have anything but that's because we didn't focus on that. We did have a handful of people who did work on those kind of guides, but the majority of our traffic came from our day 1 quest guides.

 

When I left staff on this site (Mid 2011) crew were not really short of people, the wiki was just starting to gain traction but was not what it is today. Admittedly I stopped playing RuneScape as much around that time and wasn't keeping up with updates so had no need to use the wiki, so I can't accurate comment on what actions were taken here during that time, but given that most of the lead staff didn't change during that period I doubt there was a huge change in direction.

 

 

From my brief time on the crew I definitely agree the way crew was setup wasn't that great - it was all boiled down into regimented jobs and if you didn't want to do what you were told you had to do then you were kind of cast aside as being a problem or not helpful.

 

There also seemed to be quite a lot of push back against things that would genuinely help the site. I distinctly remember I had to literally argue with admins for quite a long time whilst on crew to get them to even consider adding a ghostly robes miniquest guide to the site, which was insane considering at the time that very guide, which I had made in the AOW forum, was one of the biggest/most popular guides and every other fansite had already done a guide. If memory serves in the end it only got on the site in a sort of bribery arrangement in that I agreed to do some more item database menial work that I hated.

 

I also remember then after I had left crew and EW3 came out that whoever originally wrote the tip.it guide some how managed to mostly copy/duplicate my puzzle solution (I vaguely recall being asked if they could use my AOW guide , then very bemused they changed bits for no reason) but screwed it up so it did not actually work and it took well over a month to actually get anyone on crew update the guide to just use my puzzle solutions that worked - and that was with quite a few users beside myself pointing out the issues and asking for it to be fixed. And tbh the only reason I can fathom why it was an issue is because I was still kinda in the bad books with some admins after they booted me off crew because I'd made a fuss about the ghostly robes thing and about being basically told to do tasks I hated and in a volume that meant I'd either be skipping homework or just not ever actually playing the game for my own ends.




#5595761 Pokemon Go

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 27 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

To me pokemon go is now just a thing the odd "kooky" friend goes on about and I just nod and smile and carry on chaining Mareanies or w/e to finish my livingdex, which is a mighty shame really.

 

It was sort of okay when it first launched, but the fact they didn't get much needed improvements out quite quickly and actually ruined crucial features just made it too much of a "lets check my phone" oh theres ANOTHER ratata here? How nice.

 

I mean multiplayer as mentioned would've been a big help but also offline functionality - as in don't make me have the app open to count steps, create notifications on my phone if I go i range of pokemon I haven't caught or specific pokemon I chose to be notified of etc.




#5594741 Beefy Bill

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 07 December 2016 - 06:53 AM

As far as I am aware Beefy Bill never has been in old school runescape.

 

After all he did come out in 2009 and OSRS base was an '07 build of the game.




#5593290 Nxt Graphics Rant

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 27 September 2016 - 05:42 AM

I fail to see how a collision engine would be any use in runescape as it stands, that kind of system is for dynamic animations/actions that need to react when they, well, collide with other stuff.

 

Runescape as it's heart is a grid based game with pre-defined animations. Before they could even consider some sort of collision engine they would need to re-write the entire game to be non-grid based and to use dynamic animations and then write a physics engine to define the properties of everything so they behave properly when they made them collide.

 

And overall I just fail to see the point in even having it as a goal, yes it means were not at the bleeding edge of what graphics can do, but then no mmorpg is really, even wow etc all rely on pre-defined animation cycles with no actual collision engines and the game looks plenty good enough imo.




#5591684 Disappearing bonus xp for invention

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 30 July 2016 - 09:45 AM

In my experience Jagex are one of the best companies out there for actually engaging with their customer base, taking on feedback, changing things, responding the bug reports etc.

Sure sometimes they might be a bit slow on turn around and get things annoyingly wrong in the first place, but on the whole good at getting them fixed.

 

That kind of attitude you are showing is the attitude that won't get anything sorted, sure Jagex won't give back the xp you say you lost or whatever, but if you submit a bug report they will look in to the issue and fix anything that is broken.




#5590494 invention

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 19 June 2016 - 09:03 AM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...able components




#5589045 Mega May - Meg's Cases | May Weekends | Port Boosts

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 08 May 2016 - 03:59 PM

 

And somehow stuff like collecting vampyre dolls can be a comp req.

I think the main issue is that these cases are time-limited comment so I don't know how they would handle reqs...

 

 

If you didn't play in may 2016 you can never comp....ever.

 

Problem solved!




#5588768 Help with Drygore's? Plz

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 02 May 2016 - 04:53 PM

Yeah Longs is basically a looks thing - of the 3 people (generalising cuz obv personal taste) think Longs look best. So people want longs because they look cooler.

This makes longs more expensive than the others.

So then the people who want to look cool in terms of wealth and don't care about looks also want them to show they can afford them.

 

It is surprising Rapiers still hold the middle ground really because Maces have the prayer bonus boon to them and Longs have the fashionscape/show off boon but rapiers are just like eh they exist.




#5587393 RS not working

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 04 April 2016 - 04:08 PM

Wait until april 18th

 

Install NXT

 

Escape all decaying java client issues of weirdness.




#5584922 15th February 2016 - New Quest - Nomad’s Elegy | Sliske’s Countdown Begins

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 16 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

We are using hide tags because there are people who read these forums even if they do not post and we don't want to be inconsiderate ass-wipes and post spoilers people can't avoid whilst it is still new content.




#5584794 What happened to these forums?

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 13 February 2016 - 07:34 PM

 

 

Yeah, but that's actually a pretty sizable chunk of the forum's active population


Yes, this would be the issue sadly.

 


To be brutally honest, all forums I've been a part of since early 2000s have bled a ton of users to social media and specialized discussion formats. There is nothing Tip.it could have done.

It's like complaining no one uses Usenet (outside of piracy) anymore. Or mailing lists are becoming obsolete with issue trackers and other tools...

Discussion formats evolve with advances in technology. It's simple as that.

 

 Lies I say lies!

 

Clearly when technology and social media move forward it is 100% the specific communities failing that their format dies out. Everything can live on if you believe! 

 

Now excuse me whilst I go back to my lively MSN and AIM group convos whilst browsing Myspace and Bebo and updating my Geocities blog.


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#5584333 Miss hottie 2016 Quaterfinal 3

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 03 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

However long this takes, I'm with it to the end. Miss hottie 2016 must be found, even if it's in 2021!

 

don't be silly Dax as soon as new year happens all voting must be abandoned so we can start the new miss hottie quaterfinals 




#5584139 Miss hottie 2016 Quaterfinal 3

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 30 January 2016 - 10:52 PM

Cheryl Cole?

 

Who is this woman.

 

She looks an awful lot like Cheryl Fernandez-Versini




#5583773 Biggest Disappointment

Posted by Sy_Accursed on 24 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

In my experience which sub-forum a thread is in means absolutely nothing to it dying or not.

 

A good thread will flourish wherever it is put, the reason this thread died is simply because people are not that interested in it - we don't want to be negative and whine and look back and say 'what if' and join your perpetual pity party of boohoo everything is ruined that you drag around to every thread. I mean it's not like you thread didn't get viewed - people looked and then left without posting because it did not interest them.

 

We want to look forward to what is to come and enjoy what is happening now.

 

Don't go trying to drag a good mod doing their job right down or imply there is some huge systemic flaw with the forum just because your thread died due to lack of interest.