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This thread was archived on 9 May 2009 by Bonziiznob.

New Event

Hey Azaz, I wanted to let you guys know about a wikilicious event we are running to promote the release of Community Blogs across Wikia the first week of April. The event will give you a chance to test out blogs while earning some major mojo with the community. Here's are the details:

  • Users will create a blog post highlighting 3 reasons why everyone should play your game
  • At the end of the week, Wikia will pick winners amongst all communities involved
  • Prizes for the winning community will include:
    • Wikia will create custom artwork and set up an online store for the wiki, so you can create mousepads, coasters, Daisy Dukes, etc... (hey, we're not judging)
    • 5 professionally designed T-shirts featuring the wiki's logo and custom text provided by the community
    • Featured placement on Wikia Gaming
    • Custom Spotlights driving traffic and awareness to your community

If this sounds like fun to you, and I know it does, just drop me a line and tell me your in :)

Cheers -- Doug<staff /> (talk) 20:03, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

p.s. great job on the wikifest, that's a phenomenal idea!

This was a message posted on my talk page by Doug a few minutes ago. I'm posting it here to ensure everyone is aware of this. As always I am remaining neutral on this issue and will put it to the the community to mull over.--

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20:14, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Also, should anyone have any questions, feel free to post them on Doug's talk page.-- 20:10, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

That... event... sounds... fricking... awesome. Especially the rewards. I'm all for participating in it. Here's some reasons people should play our game:

  • There's unlimited and absolutely free free-to-play, which contains well over 100 hours of gameplay before you start to do some of the same stuff twice
  • There's both high detail and low detail options, so that old computers can still play while newer computers can play with great graphics
  • Pay-to-play is some of the cheapest among all P2P MMOs ($5.95/month, as opposed to $14.95+/month/£3.50 a month), and has several times as many things to do as free-to-play, offering thousands of hours of gameplay
  • Over 135,000,000 accounts created makes it the most popular MMO in those terms
  • Nothing to download or buy to play

I know that that's five things and we're limited to three, but they're ideas. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 20:42, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree, what a great idea. personally it's the depth and humour of the quests and backstory that keeps me hooked. Any more ideas out there? Administrator Hurston (T # C) 22:58, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

That is so cool! but if there is going to be t-shirts then we need to get our logo decision over quickly. a reason?:

  • Its a browser game, and you can reach it from anywhere at anytime.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness18:23, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Let's go for it! And if we do this, do you know how much Jagex would thank us for introducing more players? More pros: *As stated by 2+2, it is a browser game. Which means, obviously, it requires NO DOWNLOAD.- Oh, Chia already said that. :P

  • It has a very large forum, and Jagex has even been talking about letting higher-level Free Players access to them.
  • The staff are VERY connected with the players-In fact, they just started the Development Diaries again!
  • Very agreeable rules.
  • Only one advert at the top of the screen during gameplay (none if member, of course).
  • They take RWT very seriously- they were willing to lose MANY players to simply stop this practice at the Wildy Updates. Signed, 18:14, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Since there seems to be general agreement to participate in this event, I'll inform Doug of our involvement. Please continue to use this post for idea gathering and general blog event discussion.--

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20:10, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

As I mentioned earlier we need to get this:Forum:Logo sorted out then.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:14, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

As that discussion is going, it seems that most people still want our current logo, which means that this can progress. :)
Anyway, as time goes on, we'll need to decide a final three reasons. I think we should go with something along the lines of:
  1. RuneScape is very popular. It has over 135,000,000 accounts created, which makes it the most popular MMO in those terms, it has 15,000,000 active free-to-play accounts, which makes it the most popular in those terms as well, and it has a few million active pay-to-play accounts, which makes it the second most popular in those terms.
  2. There's unlimited and absolutely free free-to-play, which contains well over 100 hours of gameplay before you start to do some of the same stuff twice. Most MMOs have a cost attached to their "free" trial, which would also end after so long. Though, once you start to want more, you can pay only $5.58 a month for pay-to-play status, which offers several times as many things to do.
  3. There's nothing to install, nothing to download, and nothing to buy, which means that it uses up no memory on a computer, and that it can be played from anywhere.
As for saying that it's fun and whatnot, it's a video game. That's just about as obvious as things can get, so I don't think we need to bother saying such a thing :).
If anyone is confused to why I listed membership as being $5.58 and not $5.95, it's because if you buy 12 months of membership via PayPal, each month is slightly cheaper. We need to have our game as appealing as possible.
Lastly, has there been an announced deadline? Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 04:03, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Full Support - Great idea, nice prizes, and we have nothing to lose! ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  06:31, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Support - Like Telos said, we've got nothing to lose. It would be fun to participate!-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 12:49, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Support - I would be very interested in that the Runscape Wiki wins this "Wikia Blog Event", so count me in! A magic scroll.png WejerFeather.png 14:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Full Support - It sounds great!and as Telos said,we have nothing to lose!

  1. Nothing to buy,nothing to install,you don't have to do anything,except play!there's like no waiting,no purchasing at all.
  1. Runescape is a great game,because they have a really great game for non-paying members,and if you are a member,you don't want to stop!!Also,there's nothing you have to do,everything except for the tutorial is decided by you!anyone can decide what they want to do!
  1. The runescape community is great!and Jagex isn't all horribly strict on gamers who just want to play.They banned unfair macros,and that shows they're willing to get rid of cheaters for fair play!I thinks its great. --
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We need to get Forum:Logo sorted out then if we are going to have merchandise with the logo on!Joe Click Here for Awesomeness16:55, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Support and comment Sounds a great idea. Forum:Logo looks fairly conclusive at the moment - the current logo is far ahead. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 18:23, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Support and comment great idea and a great opportunity. current logo was only ahead by 2 last I checked (official vote).(ps: the logo convorsation has been discussed with doug on his talk (see top of article) --Cosmic rune.png Peckham33 Talk Chaos rune.png 19:32, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Absolute and Total Support This would really be great for the Runescape Wiki. However, if we are going to get custom designed t-shirts, then we had better get our logo designed so we can put it on the shirts.

3 reasons why Runescape is the best game ever:
  1. It has nearly unlimited content for anyone to play. I.E. I just started playing 8 months ago and I am still a newb and am not nearly done with everything.
  2. There are very detailed graphics in the game, even in low-detail mode.
  3. There are a slew of monsters to fight in the game for newbs and oldies alike.

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Support and comment For one of the three things as to why people should play RuneScape, community. Clans, Specialist Groups (such as the wonderful Team Penguin hunting group), Events (both player and Jagex hosted), even the random acts of kindness people give every day. Boomer12342 23:08, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Support and comment This sounds like a great opportunity for RSW. I think the only thing I could add would be a mention about the quests.

RuneScape's quests almost always have hidden humor, all of which is completely clean. The storylines are well thought out and keep you on the edge of your seat until the end (and beyond).

I like how Chiafriend put the ideas together. Def nub Talk † Jαşòηmr¢ † 'Trib's Sara nub 04:25, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

i think this would be a great idea for us runescape wikian's to show our creativity and for sure we should enter it as it sounds really fun plus it would give us some publicity we need Legaking 17:39, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Support - Wow sounds awesome. I support!

Here are some of my ideas why RuneScape is great:

1. Very interesting and deep storyline (if you pay attention). 2. Wonderful community: Jagex creates a special event on every Easter, Halloween, Christmas, (sometimes) Thanksgiving, and April Fools. Jagex is also starting to get in touch with players and talking to them and also Moderator-Player events with players. You can also buy RuneScape-related merchandise such as shirts and a RuneScape novel.

Hope you guys read my ideas and I hope we win :)


King soro1

01:09, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Here's another one: RuneScape is regularlly updated, and it updates itself, quickly (on a 1G RAM Computer with a standard Dial-up connection, it generally takes 2 minutes when an update is released), everytime you go to the game screen; no expansion packs that take several hours like WoW, and the updates don't cost a thing to the players (to install anyway, of course members need to pay to get to use some of them) --Beware the underrated. Pikaandpi Berserker Fury!Hit hard or go home. 15:17, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

my 3

  • 1. Game is easily accessible anywhere literally with such low demands and quick and easy gameplay, you can play at your home, work, or school (not that I am intending you to)
  • 2. Free to play and I mean what it says, not like other mmos that ya you get a 14 day free trial but you need a card to play that 14 day free trial and possibly not canceling in time to not get charged, and even with the many countless hours you can spend on free servers, you can have a choice to go members like i did I took 2 years before upgrading.
  • 3. Gameplay and storyline, storyline is amazing alots of quests to do, but the one thing that gets me about this game, is that you don't jump in not knowing what your doing and pick a certain character and are stuck with it, you can just jump in learn the ropes, and be a warrior/range/mage and switch between them or do combinations within seconds, really big factor when you consider flexbility and freedom.
  • that is my 2 cents, sorry bout the length but I felt i needed to explain, signed --Nismodrift 03:37, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Ok, here it goes =D

  1. Wonderful community. People can talk while skilling. It does not need constand attention. Just a Make-X. Meanwhile you talk with players around, post in the huge comminities around, etc.
  2. Deep storyline. If you pay attention and play the game to have fun, not to grind to 99, you will discover one of the best storyline in the online games. Rich in dialog.
  3. Excelent Price/Quality ratio.I've played hard for almost a year in free version. If you pass all the quests, get a full rune, have your free skills to a decent level, play Fist of Guthix till you have reasonable rewards, and enjoy a fair bit of the F2P PvP, you'll have to play for over 100h. Only then you can say: "I've done everything." And when you do, it's a friggin 5,50$ per month. 18 cents per day. For 153 envolving quests, from a 20 minutes Wolf Whistle to a 20 hours While Guthix Sleeps, 8 more full powered skills, from Farming to Slayer, thousands of square miles to explore from icy mountains to scorching deserts, 30 action packed team, solo and PvP minigames, and much more! Is it worth paying 16 dollars per month for WoW?
  4. Stunning graphics. I am sorry WoW'ers out there, but no-one can laugh about Runescape's graphics anymore. Have you seen the epic od Wars Dungeon? The envolving atmosphere in Morytania? The battles for the avatars at Soul Wars? The barren wastelands of Wilderness, battling with revenants? In the first time I went revenant slaying, still in F2P, I was stunned by the envolving graphics of the deep wilderness and the revenants casting spells... Anyways, if you have a poor computer or you expirience lag in crowded areas, switch with one click to Standart Detail.
  5. Constant updates. Full storyline quests released every two weeks or so, exciting minigames every 2-3 months, new monsters and bosses constantly coming up, new periodic activities being released,... the list is endless. You cant get bored of this game. It keeps getting better and bigger every time.

These are the ultimete reasons why any non HARDCORE LEET PWNZORZ GAMERZ should play this game. Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 11:15, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Suport - Let's get some high quality pictures in the featured images and kick WoW's butt... even though I don't like comparing RS and WoW. (Although there are some excellent ones already). And apart from the constant updating, we have an open game company listening to sensible suggestions. Wait a few weeks and their YouTube account has some excellent additions. Probably. (Well, someone logged in on Easter Monday. Poor staff, don't they have any free days?) dictature 19:28, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Bonzi's Blog Contribution - RuneScape is a game that attracts a range of audience, from all regions of the world, to all religions, to all ages. Based in the land of Gielinor, RuneScape offers players a medieval setting that allows users to partake in wonderful and adventurous quests, gallivant journeys of exploration, superb suspense and thrill in Player Vs. Player combat and much more. Players will also have the opportunity to train skills (of which allow the player to proceed through the game as they gain specific levels in specific skills). By proceeding throughout the process of game play, players will also learn very important aspects that are useful also in daily living. As live chat occurs between other players, users will learn how to socialize with each other, offer favors and aid to others in exchange for friendship and will have the ability to build such friendships. Player will learn about the significance of religion, trades, budgeting and working for accomplishment, all very important life skills. It's more then a game. It's an opportunity to learn, to seek adventure and to have an amazing time doing just that. Playing since it's conception, I can honestly say that RuneScape has helped shaped social skills and, on the later side, has even helped me learn to type much better.

Bonziiznob Talk

22:42, 13 April 2009 (UTC) I must say,bonzi's section agreed with me. I must say that Runescape has earned me a fair share of friends,and I have learned a few things from playing,and I also joined this wiki,and learned coding skills,and typing much better. --

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03:27, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

But is it legal? Is it even legal to set up an online store selling merchandise with "our" wiki logo on it? This hardly sounds like fair use of graphics we have taken from Jagex, which remain Jagex's property. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 03:58, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

As they are offering this to the gaming wiki's I'm sure it's safe to assume that any winning wiki will have an image from the game they play in their logo, at least that is the minimum to assume. I'm sure Wikia will cover itself and in the event we win and our logo is a violation (which I think you are right if Wikia gains a profit from this) I'm sure they will have their design team make up something for us we can agree on. 05:50, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

All this talk about kicking WoW's butt, I have looked on their forum and I don't see nothing. We should send a spy to go undercover...Joe Click Here for Awesomeness08:55, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes 2+2, let's send 007!-- Miasmic Blitz icon.png Hapi007 Talk! Sign! . 18:44, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm full for it. Its FREE, and the prices for pay too play are cheaper('round 6 bucks a month compared to a $70 bucks a year that I've seen). Unlike so many other MMORPGs that I've seen, there is no required client to download and all the systems* needed to make it work are completly safe for computers. There are thousands of items and dozens of quests. In my oppinion, WoW doesn't even compare on the charts. And may I remind everyone that it's in the record books for most active accounts in any MMO? There is no question Runescape wiki will win since it seems that WoWWiki, and even if WoW gets back in the race, it will alrerady be 2 l8.

  • Flash,Virtools,etc.


I support, This would be a great idea! Mainly because it will promote the brilliant game runescape, and imagine the faces of those WoW players o.O Slickeen 19:17, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

So what is going on with this? Do we have to submit this info or do we just leave it here? 05:11, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
I was wondering the same thing myself, so I looked closer at what he said, and I think we completely missed the boat. Firstly because we only had a week to do it, and secondly because it was supposed to be in the form of a blog post, which we rejected Here. Administrator Hurston (T # C) 15:49, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Ah. So we're stuffed then.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness16:34, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Needs to be archived, eh? 21:37, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Closed - Unfortunately, we misunderstood the instructions and have missed the deadline. I will close this discussion now as it's purpose is expired.

Bonziiznob Talk

19:17, 9 May 2009 (UTC)