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This thread was archived on 28 May 2010 by Aburnett.

A user entered the clan chat several nights ago complaining that a page had been vandalized by a user claiming to use Rune HQ. Clearly, this was not the fault of Rune HQ's ownership, though the idea that the two sites are more or less enemies is chilling. Chaos Monk and myself tossed around the idea of doing of doing something friendly with Rune HQ, so I entered their clan chat. They where rather nice (though one of them asked me to leave for not bringing doughnuts as a peace offering), and I spoke to several Rune HQ mods before finally talking to the wife of one of the site owners.

To make a long story short, Rune HQ is happy to play a game of clan wars with us. Clearly, the game will be f2p and there will not be a members-only clan wars game after. I did not commit us to anything yet, as I have to be sure the community wants this. Don't negotiate a time or date, as Rune HQ does not work on a system of consensus and discussing things like we do. I will try and work things out with them in a way that will best please the community, though there is only so much discussing we can do on the topic when we are working with another site.

To sum all that up, Rune HQ is willing to go to a friendly war with us. unless somebody comes forth with a valid reason as to not go ahead with the event, we will.

Please keep in mind that this is NOT a reason to spam their clan chat, harass users of Rune HQ, or anything of the sort. Such would be unacceptable as the spirit of RS:UTP applies.

Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 02:41, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

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Comment - -sigh- x Googolplex. Chicken7 >talk 02:48, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Like it says above, Steler and I decided to due this due to some of our users apparently having a vendetta against Rune HQ. Honestly, they've never really bothered us, and we've barged in on them unannounced, so I think that this may be a way to ease the tension I've seen and have fun. Besides, what better way is there to unite and show them we're teh 1337zorz? (Also, there was a typo at the top, but I don't think Steler will mind I fixed it for him.) Zaros symbol.pngChaos Monk Talk SignCoins 250.png 03:06, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Now I actually am starting to like the idea of easing the dodgy relations between the two sites. I was in their cc the other day with the account "Rscape Wikia" and they were very helpful and friendly. Chicken7 >talk 03:08, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Vendetta is a good word, Chaos. And, as for Chicken's comment, I went in their clan chat and SAID "Runescape Wikia" to them. Several users requested I was kicked, and then they kicked me. I find them to be unhelpful, unfriendly, and hostile. However, I do believe that if they do actually agree to engage us in "friendly" battle it will 1) become hostile and 2) have very bad results for us. Even though, in my opinion, our fansite is more informative, they seen to have a larger fanbase, and thus, a larger influence and number of people pitted against us.--Cheers, Off-hand ascension crossbow.pngYodaAscension crossbow.png 03:14, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Negative Oppose (New vote; synonymous with a support) - For the following reasons:

  1. You did not give them nuts of dough as a peace offering.
  2. I don't believe that there's a space in their title.
  3. You didn't capitalize "unless" when it was the first word in a sentence.

There's nothing else you'd ever need to say. (Let's do this!) Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 07:29, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I can see this becoming a spamfest and wedge creator if it isn't highly regulated by both sides, though it could also do the exact opposite and mend bridges. Meh, I never take part in these kind of things anyway. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 08:19, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Can we not have 2 matches, one in F2P and the other in P2P? Either way, It'll be epic!   Swizz Talk   Events!   09:08, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

If we do that, I am sure members will not show up to the f2p aspect, effectively ruining the event for f2p wikians. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 11:52, April 11, 2010 (UTC)
What if we had the F2P battle on one day, and P2P the next day, would this still be the case?   Swizz Talk   Events!   09:55, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
I would think so. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 18:41, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Sounds fun. Jack Spiral

Comment - Why don't we have a p2p war after the f2p one? I don't really like the idea of leaving my best armor and weapons in the bank and buying a rune scimitar for this. --LiquidTalk 22:53, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

I already said why. "If we do that, I am sure members will not show up to the f2p aspect, effectively ruining the event for f2p wikians." Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 09:38, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Wah - Nothing fun for skillers these days eh? ShinyUnown T | C | E 02:02, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I got a message back from one of the RHQ staff members. We are ready to work on things like time and date, so feel free to throw ideas out for that. If everyone trusts me to, I would like to write them a letter on behalf of the community to be posted on their site, as they have already agreed to do so. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 19:07, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Comment- Exactly how many active members of the RuneScape Wiki with active RuneScape accounts are there? And also, why don't you make a poll at the bottom: Are you interested in pwning RHQ? Yes? No? 222 talk 09:41, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Use what little bit of our brains we still have - Why are we even wasting our time discussing this? Someone please explain to me what RuneHQ did wrong to us, and then explain why you think that two wrongs equals a right. Honestly, there is no reason at all to have any sort of conflict with RuneHQ. There is an unwritten policy on all wikis, "revert, block, ignore". If we do that, then this entire issue is gone. I am sick of hearing about this. Ajraddatz Talk 23:46, April 23, 2010 (UTC)

This is a friendly war. There are silly people who are getting overly upset over nothing, so this only acts as a way to show that the two sites are not in conflict. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 23:53, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
Let me clarify; I have no issue with an in-game fight with RuneHQ. That is what professional sports are all about. What I am very sick of is the predominant attitude here of hate towards RuneHQ. That is what I was getting at above. Ajraddatz Talk 23:55, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
Then what was the point of the above comment? Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 23:57, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
An iteration to make sure that that point is clear during this forum. Ajraddatz Talk 23:59, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
I was viewing this "war" as a way to show that we should be having a friendly competition. I think there are only two or three very immature wikians who actually view it as a real rivalry. And when we hear about it, we let them know that they are wrong. --Degenret01 00:15, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Thansk for clarification, it should also be noted that I misread the intention of this forum (most likely the title, which then biased me to the intent) Ajraddatz Talk 16:52, April 30, 2010 (UTC)

support- definatly something to think about and as we are both fan sites we are both dedicated to the spread of the knowledge of runescape so we should have friendy links with other fansites that are out there. we could maybe extend tis to other areas of the game. fog on a non-fog themed world so its only wikians and hqians there? dungeoneering with people who are part of hq. the great orb project for those with 50 runecrafting? those are only free to play though. imagine stealing creation with all those hqians and wikians. skilling events definatly as well. mi sure many of our sommunity are skillers and many of the rune hq community will be skillers as well. souls wars? pest control? troulbe brewing for the skillers out there? vinesweeper? The burthorpe games room?(although i severely doubt this one)

Saradomin sword.png Shadow-fox

00:13, April 25, 2010 (UTC) forgot my sig

Lets do the war with the fest We will have a good number of active wikians on at the time, and we can invite RuneHQ to come to our fest. Do the war first or last.--Degenret01 07:42, May 5, 2010 (UTC)

If the community likes the idea should you propose it on the wikifest thread, I will run the idea by RuneHQ. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 18:56, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad that the war is a-go Username1907 rulez! 22:08, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
Support - Why Not? Joe Click Here for Awesomeness 15:53, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

Request for closure - Lets do this :) Ajraddatz Talk 20:00, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - Discussion has died down. --Aburnett(Talk) 01:17, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

With the closure, it should be noted that this is intended to be a part of the Wikifest. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 01:25, May 28, 2010 (UTC)