Mod Stu

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Mod Stu is a senior content developer at Jagex and a member of the Lore Council. He was one of the first two content developers externally hired for the MechScape project in September 2006. From 2006 to 2012, Mod Stu developed content for MechScape and all iterations of Stellar Dawn and rose to a senior position. Of the content developers employed by Stellar Dawn at the time of its cancellation, only Mod Stu and Mod Liam retained their roles and moved to the RuneScape Content Development Team.

Mod Stu's first significant RuneScape update was the Fish Flingers rework on 6 June 2012, followed by a number of well-received quests. After a restructure of the content development team from waterfall methodology to agile/SCRUM teams, Mod Stu was assigned to the Funnel team from 2013 to 2014 and later joined the Guardians retention team for 2015-2016.

After a brief stint in the Eternals at the dawn of expansions starting January 2017, he moved to the Growth team in March to assist with the new Achievement System and Achievement Paths.

In July, he joined the Ninja team.[1] In October, the Growth team was again split off from the Ninja team in a team restructure after the release of the first expansion, Menaphos.

In March 2018, shortly after releasing Tutorial Island (Beneath Cursed Tides), Mod Stu moved to the Four Direction engagement/retention team (Jack, Tomb, Doctor, Shogun and Breezy) to take over Mining from Mod Deg in the Mining and Smithing rework.[2] He appeared in Game Jam (October 2018), where he worked on improvements to the quest system, the replacement of the path tutorial with achievement paths, the removal of some unnecessary quest requirements, and a clean up of the Taverley/Burthorpe area (design).

In February 2019, after contributing to the design for the Completionist cape rework, Stu moved to the RuneScape Mobile team for a few months to complete his work on the beginner user experience, which became the Burthorpe/Taverley paths and rework. This released as part of a large Mobile update in September, during which, in the latest development team restructure, Stu became part of the Core Experience team (which included RuneScape Mobile), and developed the Davendale tutorial for RuneScape Mobile's full commercial launch.

At the beginning of 2022, CXP was absorbed in a team restructure, and Mod Stu returned to the episodic content team, where he joined the Phoenix Gang.

Mod Stu is most known for hosting the six-month-hunt for TzHaar-Ga'al-Kot after the release of The Brink of Extinction. He is also known for having hosted a 14-hour livestream from Jagex headquarters, which included (amongst other things) a developer commentary playthrough of The Death of Chivalry.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Role Date
Content Developer 2006 - 2011
Senior Content Developer 2011 - Present

Contributions[edit | edit source]

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Media appearances[edit | edit source]

MediaTypeDate
200th QuestPodcast26 March 2015
Activity Tracker, Burthorpe/Taverley Decluttering, etc - RuneScape Content Showcase (August 2019)Livestream22 August 2019
All about Quests - Your Questions AnsweredPodcast2 April 2015
Armadyl Lore and MorePodcast31 March 2016
Bandos, Balance, Rules and Tools!Podcast14 April 2016
Bounty hunter Preview - RuneScapeLivestream25 October 2016
Bringing Back ZamorakPodcast21 November 2013
Coming Up In RuneScape | 12th November. 5pm Game Time / 5pm GMTLivestream12 November 2021
Deities of Gielinor - Whom To Follow?Podcast16 August 2013
Free Love And SheepPodcast17 May 2016
Future of Invention - RuneScape Developer Q&ALivestream6 February 2016
Here Be DragonsPodcast18 June 2015
July month ahead - The Arc, Port Sarim Rework & More - RuneScapeLivestream6 July 2016
Let's Play RuneScape - Mining & Smithing Beta (Gameplay with JMods)Livestream17 November 2018
Lore Q&A: Desperate Measures, Elder Gods and more - RuneScape Weekly Stream (Aug 2020)Livestream6 August 2020
New Player Experience, Player Owned Farm Changes, etc - RuneScape General Q&A (August 2019)Livestream27 August 2019
Ozan, Owen and ArianePodcast30 May 2013
Plague's End (podcast)Podcast14 August 2014
Quests Exposed - Part 1Podcast19 March 2015
Quests Exposed Part 2Podcast21 March 2015
RS Mobile Launch & Elder God Wars Reveal | RuneScape Weekly Stream (June 2021)Livestream16 June 2021
River of Blood (podcast)Podcast28 April 2016
RuneScape - Mining & Smithing Art ShowcaseLivestream9 May 2018
RuneScape 101: Going on a QuestLivestream16 October 2020
RuneScape 20 Years of Lore // The Lore Council discusses the history of GielinorLivestream19 January 2021
RuneScape Content Showcase (Jan 2019) - Player-Owned Farm & Quest QoL UpdatesLivestream30 January 2019
RuneScape Content Showcase - GameJam (Oct 2018)Livestream24 October 2018
RuneScape Content Showcase - Mining & Smithing (June)Livestream14 June 2018
RuneScape Content Showcase - Mining & Smithing (September)Livestream12 September 2018
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Elite NPC Teaser!Livestream21 July 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - General Questions, Runecrafting Tease + Post Raids FeedbackLivestream15 July 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Invention Special!Livestream4 November 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Vampyre Quest TeasersLivestream26 August 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Addy + Rune Dragons PreviewLivestream10 June 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Beach Party TeaserLivestream17 June 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Exclusive Raids TeaserLivestream23 June 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Falador Graphical Rework and virtual levellingLivestream30 September 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Minigame Spotlight Preview!Livestream5 May 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Mods Stu, Pi and Kelpie!Livestream28 April 2015
RuneScape Game Jam Summary - April 2018Livestream20 April 2018
RuneScape Kingdoms Update & Let's Play 'Accidental' Fletching & Firemaking!Livestream4 May 2022
RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg - with Steamforged Games, Mod Raven & Mod Stu!Livestream10 May 2022
RuneScape Lore Marathon - from RuneFest 2017Livestream28 September 2017
RuneScape Lore Q&ALivestream14 December 2017
RuneScape Mobile Update - Release Announcement | April 22nd 2021Livestream22 April 2021
RuneScape Month Ahead Q&A (April 2019) - Easter, Clans Improvements, Miniquest listLivestream3 April 2019
RuneScape Month Ahead Q&A (Nov 2018) - Mining & Smithing, Elite Dungeons 3, Potion TooltipsLivestream7 November 2018
RuneScape TV: Ports Expansion + 200th Quest Discussion - 20/01/2015Livestream21 January 2015
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Ashdale TutorialLivestream13 May 2021
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Learning the Ropes (pt.1)Livestream1 July 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Learning the Ropes (pt.2)Livestream8 July 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Lumbridge Introductory Tasks (pt. 1)Livestream30 July 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Lumbridge Introductory Tasks (pt. 2)Livestream5 August 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - RS Classic Tutorial IslandLivestream16 June 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Troll Warzone (pt. 1)Livestream13 August 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Troll Warzone (pt. 2)Livestream11 September 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Troll Warzone (pt. 3)Livestream3 November 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Tutorial Island Old vs NewLivestream24 June 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Unstable Foundations (pt. 1)Livestream15 July 2020
RuneScape's Tutorials Through the Years - Unstable Foundations (pt. 2)Livestream22 July 2020
Seren, a song & the Community HelpersPodcast29 January 2016
Sliske, more music and Behind the Scenes of Customer SupportPodcast14 June 2016
Some Saradominist Lore, Mod Moltare’s favourite music and Player Support talks Account security!Podcast26 February 2016
Some Zamorak Lore, Mod Bond’s favourite music track and Player Support MonitoringPodcast10 March 2016
Summer Showcase - Player-Owned Farms, Mining & Smithing Armour SetLivestream18 April 2018
The DragonKin, Mod Pi’s music and Scamming!Podcast19 July 2016
The Elder Gods, more music and the Macro Ban Initiative!Podcast31 May 2016
The Godless, Did You Know?Podcast3 August 2016
WWF Podcast SpecialPodcast29 July 2015
Welcome to the Arc - RuneScape Developer Q&A highlightLivestream14 July 2016
Zaros, some light music and the new Support CentrePodcast12 February 2016

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Mod Shauny. "Meet the Ninjas!." 12 July 2017. Ninja Team Forums.
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 20 March 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 October 2019.) Mod Stu: "Actually I'll be joining Four Direction to help with the Mining & Smithing rework. (Once I finish up some Growth projects, like fixing the combat academy.) It'll get me back into the engagement team, though (something Joe was keen on) - so yeah, hopefully in the future after M&S."
  3. ^ a b c d Mod Jon. "Questival AMA on Reddit Today!." 18 March 2015. Community Home Forums.