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This thread was archived on 1 August 2010 by Degenret01.

This idea was shot down when i suggested it in the cc but i thought that i might as well discuss it anyway.

I'm almost certain this dosent exist... If it does just close this thread and come tell me what a noob i am on my talk ^^

While reverting a vandal who had wiped an entire page and replaced it with "any1 have 95 con i need assist plxxxxzzzzz" two things went through my mind. "Ugh, stupid noob" and the idea for an ingame assistance page.

The basic idea is outlined in the name, it is a page where users can request help from another user ingame.

This page may include:

  • Assist system requests including Effigies which are particularly hard to find assistance for
  • Request for help fighting a quest boss. This can be like standing by to bless a grave to holding food to acting as a safespot (E.g. Damis)
  • Request for help with something that is actually provided by our guides but isn't conveyed clearly enough and is easier with a veteran's advice and tips (E.g. Quests and tough bosses)
  • There are probably a few more i just can't think of them...
  • I also suggest moving the Item lending section of the wiki market to this page if it is created

Problems with this:

  1. It is pretty similar to the [[RS:MARKET|RSW Market]] and we all know how well that did...
  2. There are clan chats out there which provide the same service in regards to the assist system part of this.
  3. Our "more helpful" users may struggle to attend help request while juggling other wiki maintenance
  4. Users may forget to take down their requests
  5. There are probably a few more i just can't think of them...

Anyway, just wondering what everyone's opinion on this is - [Pharos] 13:30, July 14, 2010 (UTC)


Support - As Nom - [Pharos] 13:30, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - If someone needs in-game help, we have a clan chat and everyone knows how to PM someone to ask a question. They are most likely going to get a faster response that way anyways. Besides that, there are also talk pages and the guides seem to be pretty well written, so there shouldn't be too much gray area. Andrew talk 15:56, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

I don't believe that you are understanding the concept. I believe what Pharos is saying is this page would be for those people that come to the wiki seeking assistance in game, this does not limit it to only just those people that participate in the CC but caters to those that use the wiki as a source for information and help. xScoobsx Talk Contribs 16:44, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Isn't this like the Wiki answers?   Swizz Talk   Events!   16:45, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

No, from what I understand. Wiki answers is a place to ask a question and get a answer and that question is archived so later on when something similar is searched it brings up the already answered question. This would be a page where people could put "Need 92 Crafting Effigy Assist xScoobsx Talk Contribs" And one could go and help those off of that single page. xScoobsx Talk Contribs 16:51, July 14, 2010 (UTC)
So it's a bit like [[RuneScape:Market]] just with in-game help?   Swizz Talk   Events!   19:21, July 14, 2010 (UTC)
Wow Swiz, that was my connection, but you gave me edit conflict >.< HaloTalk 19:24, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - I understand the thing here, it would be much like RS:MARKET. I supported deleting that because it's barely used. It's basically a knock off of RSOF. If you want to trade with people in game, it's much easier to use the clan chat, if you want something to reach a broader community, you have RSOF. These pages really don't get enough attention to make it worth it. HaloTalk 19:24, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

...Comment - I'm sure I already noted the similarity of the two under "problems" - [Pharos] 09:33, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - There are dozens of experienced players in the clan chat who are helpful enough to assist a player in need. I don't see the need of a page which does the same thing as typing in a couple of sentences into a clan chat. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 13:31, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral - I think this would definitely be useful to some people but as every has said, you can always ask for assistance in-game, whether it is in the CC, in a private message, or otherwise. I'm not against this being created but don't think that it's absolutely necessary. insaneular The original Hazelnut spread 14:32, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Neutral - It would be a useful function, however I bet it'll stagnate like the Marketplace. Also, the official channels, CC, in-game, forum, etc. are pretty good if you put them all together. 222 talk 04:08, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

This request for closure is complete A user has requested closure for "request ingame help" section. Request complete. The reason given was: Complete

222 talk 03:37, August 1, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - No consensus has been reached. HaloTalk 04:33, August 1, 2010 (UTC)