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#231575 Lilroo and Keata Kat got married!

Posted by Stormys_Amazon on 26 January 2015 - 01:53 PM

Congratulations to our long-time RuneHQ members Lilroo503 and Keata Kat who were married today. Both are previous staff and I would like to wish them the greatest of all happiness as they start their lives together.

#268286 RHQ and the Future

Posted by 3ter 1 on 04 January 2016 - 03:11 AM

This is something that has been bothering me, and there is little I can do to help, because I'm too busy trying to get my life together and it takes a lot of time. However, I love this community and I'd feel very guilty and sad if I didn't try to bring attention to this.


Over the past 2 years or so, I have seen this community very happy, very sad, and just through a few weird ups and downs. I have taken part as a member of the Content Editor's Team (Combining 2 of the item fields that seemed to reflect the same information was my idea). I have seen a lot of people come and go, and I feel like there's something that isn't being done right, or something is missing. I don't know what is missing, but people aren't sticking around the same way, as far as I can tell, and I miss that. I liked seeing people at the end of the day and trading stories.


Here's how it looks from my perspective. Keep in mind that I haven't been around a long as some of the people on staff, but I know a little bit about inside staff work and some of how the site is run.


1: People volunteer for staff positions, and help out completely of their own free will.

2: Most people on staff either join for a few months before leaving, or work for the site on and off over the course of a year or two.

3: There isn't as much hype surrounding some of the RHQ events as there was, say, a year ago.

4: A lot of the people who were on staff when I was are growing up and spending less time here because they can't afford to spend that time.


So, I suggest people ask themselves the following questions:


1: What is the purpose of the RHQ site? My answer: Providing information about Runescape to players who are looking for it.

2: What is the purpose of the RHQ community? My answer: To have a group of people to play with, talk to, and just generally with whom we can have fun.


And then follow those questions with "What is holding us back from being the best we can be in this regard?"


I don't know much about what changed when I left. I don't know a lot of what has happened behind closed doors. But I for one, say that games should be played for fun, and RHQ enhanced that for me when I joined. However, now it feels like it's falling off. I don't feel like the site as a whole cares as much about fun anymore. One of the things I liked about Sarah (miss her already) is that she always wanted to have fun, even when she was working on maintaining the site.


I am posting this on the feedback thread because A) I can't post it on the RHQ news, even though to me it feels like it needs to be brought to the community's attention, and B) I want people to speak up about this and try to keep this community alive. To me it feels... maybe not like it's dying, but like it's losing the passion for the game it once had, and the companionship it once had.


I don't know how to fix this. I don't know who can help. There are a lot of things I don't know about this (Hint to RHQ staff here, transparency goes a long way. You can't have a conversation without two parties at least). Regardless, I feel it needs to be brought to the community's attention and handled with care.


As a member of this forum, and a player of Runescape, I stand steadfast and looking to the future I want RHQ to have.

#5537 To those who it might concern...... Not that anyone will consider it a loss.

Posted by Double_D_Edd on 17 October 2011 - 11:22 PM

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Have fun wherever you're going.

#162820 Compliments

Posted by Double_D_Edd on 13 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

I would like to point out something to everyone today. Kate is a nice person. She is kind and helpful to others. She can be quite naïve at times, which is why it is easy to mess with her every now and then. Regardless, Kate is always fun to talk to when she is in our chatroom.
We are lucky to have Kate on RuneHQ, especially on staff. She tries to make our community a better place for everyone, and we cannot thank her enough for it. Thank you, Kate, for being such an outstanding member of our staff and community.

#151734 Real Life Pictures

Posted by McSwindler on 15 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

I got a new haircut

Then I had some fun with my camera :o

#103969 Infiltrating Jagex Studios

Posted by Darkblitz on 16 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

Hi everyone!

Last Friday I visited Jagex to have a look around and see how a games studio works and of course to get some sneak peeks at upcoming content. I met with the Community Management, Lore, Graphics, and Content departments. When I arrived at Jagex I was greeted at reception by Mod Mike, who would be my tour guide for the day. I was taken through the building and shown where all the different teams were placed, and was quickly introduced to a couple of people such as Mod Emilee and Mod Paul M.

After the introductory tour, we walked over to Mod Mike's team - Community Management. I met Mod Zach, Mod Sushi Pi, Mod Drebin, Mod Luiz and Mod Edu. Mod Mike showed me a wide range of tools that they have to support their players and, of course, to troll them in-game. We went to the Grand Exchange to unleash an army of snowmen and joined RuneHQ's clan chat to say hi.

Once we had caused enough chaos in-game, it was time for lunch. Their break area was really cool - a large room with gaming consoles and a restaurant serving up hot food for the cold Winter day. I sat with the guys from Community Management and they asked for feedback as both a player and a fansite staff member, such as how I felt about Jagex support on fansites and how they were doing in general with the RuneScape community. I was able to offer up ideas that would benefit us, and received instant feedback on whether it would work, if it wouldn't, or what some alternatives could be. It was a really good session and I'd say we both walked away with a lot more knowledge on how each side operates to serve the community.

My favourite part of any game is the story, and RuneScape is no exception. The next part of my tour is the one I was excited for the most: Lore discussion with Mod Osborne and Mod Sarah. Mod Osborne is the senior narrative designer and is responsible for making sure that all of the stories in RuneScape fit together. He's also one of the brains behind the penguin quest series! We ended up talking about anything and everything for what's coming up in the game over the next year, and it's looking to be an awesome and exciting year. Mod Osborne's passion for the game was amazing and I could have sat for hours just listening to what he had to say. He would be talking about one story, which would make him think of another good point and start talking about another story, and then I'd have a question which ignited a whole other story discussion - it was a lot to take in! I can't wait to see the events he mentioned come in to the game and I'm really excited to see how it's received by the community.

With our time up in the lore department, we moved on to the Graphics team. I was introduced to Mod Engstrom and he walked me through each team from concept art through to animation. I was lucky enough to see a piece of concept art in progress and watching someone polishing their prop design for an area. I also met an illustrator who draws for marketing purposes and was finishing up the now-visible Refer a Friend revamp graphic.

After the concept art has been finished, it moves on to the character modelling team where I met Mod Alec. He explained that it's their job to try and bring the concept art to life and get as close to the concept as possible. He showed off some cool characters they're working on for an upcoming release. I also met with Mod Stead in the environment team who showed off a graphical revamp they're working on which looked amazing - I wish it was already in game! The amount of detail they can get to these days is incredible.

Our last stop in the graphics department involved animators and interface designers. I was shown a few stock animations they put together for different models, both in-game and upcoming, each showing off a technique that made them special. The interface designers were interesting too, as there's a lot of decision making involved to give the player the best experience. I had a sneak peek of their current direction and work-in-progress plans and it's looking good.

The tour is almost up and the final department to check out was Content. I met with Mod Moltare who was able to show off a bit of Player-Owned Ports and talk about some of the ship names suggested and some of his design decisions. I also managed to slip my own name choices into the Player-Owned Ports ship editor before release! I then met with Mod Hunter and Mod Slayer to see the fearsome Kalphite King in action!

After a long day of non-stop action and all the secrets I could handle, the tour was finished. Everyone I met were really friendly and eager to share what they were working on to get some outside feedback or just to show the latest cool thing they made. The entire experience was awesome and I could easily go back for more. I hope you've all gained something out of this article and can learn a bit more about the mystical Jagex HQ. Thanks to Mod Mike for being a great host and the rest of Jagex for welcoming me and sharing your secrets!

#190966 Real Life Pictures

Posted by James on 23 March 2014 - 08:11 AM

Hey guys, I somehow made my character make this weird face... which basically ended in a full day of laughter;




So then.. I did this;



#148231 Funny pictures/videos

Posted by Mr Tudjay on 28 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

When a video plays and buffers at the same speed.

#193356 My Little HQ - April Fools!

Posted by Skyzah on 31 March 2014 - 11:21 PM


#258293 RuneHQ Trailer

Posted by @Rednar on 22 August 2015 - 05:46 AM

Scy has been very busy lately. Many, many, many hours went into this project and it's finally done.

He has finished re-making our old RuneHQ Trailer on Youtube which looks fantastic!


Take a look.

#235722 UNO has returned

Posted by Tri_Killer2 on 27 February 2015 - 09:07 PM

Uno has returned to IRC. 



#211199 Sliver's Bandos Helmet

Posted by @Rednar on 14 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

A video I made explaining the Bandos Helmet story.




Thank you, Sliver.

#193434 My Little HQ - April Fools!

Posted by Darkblitz on 01 April 2014 - 06:51 AM

I have a confession to make.



I hope you all enjoy what myself and my anonymous helper have put together to show that Scaping really is Magic at My Little HQ!!




You're welcome. I think. :P

#190145 Lots of 99s and 200 cb

Posted by @Rednar on 19 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

REALLY!? I have to throw out another 3 capes -_-


#154767 Funny pictures/videos

Posted by McSwindler on 03 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

Sorry for tiny text, worth the squinting imo :P



#151474 Koviana's Art Gallery

Posted by Koviana on 14 August 2013 - 12:13 AM

WARNING: Pictures get bigger on the way down. I use a 2000x2000 canvas to paint.


So, about a month ago, I started doodling on Paint. Something I never really took seriously. For once, I wanted to do a legit painting. I didn't think it would be possible because I use a trackpad... Sooooo... I gave it a try. Within an hour of starting my first painting, I finally finished. Below is what I made for the first time. :-) (sorry if the images are a bit big oh AND this was all done on a trackpad)




It may not have been the best detailed, but it came out 10x better than I thought it would. So I kept making more paintings. (Of my RuneScape character of course)




I then started taking requests from people. :)




(didn't finish)


And now, I love just painting my rs character alot. Mostly for my Youtube channel, lol.









Just finished this one. ^_^ Took me all night.



My favorite so far.







(not finished)





(not finished)








Bigger images below.


#132499 Real Life Pictures

Posted by Kate on 13 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

Random webcam photo of me.  :P



#5591 To those who it might concern...... Not that anyone will consider it a loss.

Posted by Guest on 18 October 2011 - 02:39 AM

Is this a template, you've got saved somewhere? I've seen this before, I swear.

#248842 Sliver

Posted by @Rednar on 06 June 2015 - 12:40 PM


#142452 Funny pictures/videos

Posted by McSwindler on 01 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

Happy Canada Day!

And some friendly advise....