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Jagex Moderators, also known as Staff Moderators,Jagex Mods, JMods, or admins are employees working for Jagex Ltd. Jagex Moderator accounts are only used for work purposes such as play-testing, debugging, attending surgeries, and dealing with in-game situations. There are just under 500 Jagex Moderators .
Jagex Moderator accounts will always have a gold crown () beside their name when in public chat, and a gold background when posting on the forums. Jagex Moderator usernames will always begin with "Mod", except for three exceptions - Ian Gower, Paul Gower, and Andrew Gower's RuneScape names are simply "Ian", "Paul" and "Andrew", respectively and "Moderator". Andrew, Paul, and Ian are the creators of RuneScape. Additionally, Jagex has also made it so that players' names cannot begin or have the word 'Mod' in their name to prevent confusion amongst players. Employees can only login to a JMod account while connected to Jagex's designated server. Some Player and Forum Moderators are actually Jagex Moderators. They navigate the RuneScape website using a staff portal, a webpage that gives them quick access to moderation tools[ ]. Other types of moderators include Player Moderators and Forum Moderators.
- Jagex Moderators have the combined abilities of both Forum and Player Moderators, and additional abilities above and beyond which enable them to carry out functions related to their duties, along with other additional abilities not normally available to players.
- Jagex Moderators possess the ability to turn invisible.
- Jagex Moderators have the ability to add or remove items in their inventory, modify their skills (and thus their combat level), and teleport to any location in Gielinor by typing with coordinates or double-clicking on a spot at the worldmap (Proven at RuneFest). They may also walk through scenery and onto any terrain, including physical boundaries which would normally block passage, an ability commonly referred to as noclip. Also, Jagex Mods can transform into any NPC. This is how they have custom chatheads in the forums.
- Players used to be able to trade with and attack Jagex Moderators whenever they wanted. The change was to prevent players from receiving unfair advantages resulting from a JMod's ability to create any item. If a player were to trade with a Jagex Moderator now, the player would receive the message: "Sorry, but you can't trade with Jagex Moderators." Players can still play against a Jagex moderator on FunOrb, however. Even though players cannot trade with Jagex Moderators, they can throw a gnomeball to them, but Jagex Moderators can only throw it to other J-Mods. Jagex moderators have the ability to make themselves vulnerable or invulnerable to player attacks.
- Jagex Mods' chat can be seen on the "Public" channel even if it is set to Off or Hide.
- Gravestones of Jagex Mods cannot be repaired or blessed, and it is not known whether or not other Jagex Mods can do so. It is not known whether or not a Jagex Mod loses items when they die, however since Jagex Moderators can create items using commands, losing them appears fairly irrelevant. It would be apparent that they would not lose items as, since the February 1 update of free trade and wilderness, if you do not make it back to your gravestone before it collapses, your items drop to the ground for others to take.
- When in a clan chat channel, Jagex Moderators have a gold crown icon and abilities comparable to the channel owner.
- When in a Friends chat, a Jagex Moderator may ban anyone including the Friends Chat's Owner.
- During RuneFest, Jagex made it possible to attack and kill all Jagex Moderators in Clan Wars.
- Jagex Moderators have the ability to change their Life Points, including infinite Life Points. (Confirmed at Zombie Outbreak by Mod Valkyrie.)
- Jagex Moderators have the ability to teleport to any player.
- Jagex Moderators retain the ability to switch worlds without any waiting delay.
- Jagex Moderators have the ability to teleport short distances by clicking on their minimap. Jagex Moderators teleport long distances by using the world map.
- Jagex Moderators can teleport into member areas in a free player world.
- Jagex Moderators are able to stop themselves from being logged out while they are away from the keyboard.
- Jagex Moderators can also summon the White Knights of the Party Room. This was confirmed by Mod Turtle at the Banish the Revenants event, and Mod Mark H during one of the 10th Anniversary parties.
- Jagex Mods never appear on the Hiscores under any circumstances. This is to prevent them abusing their power of changing skill levels to be ranked first.
- All Jagex Moderator logs are set to private.
- Jagex Mods can remove the 'Search for Player's Profile' feature from accounts on the Forums.
- Jagex Mods have a unique item named Rotten Potato. This has multiple uses such as healing to full health and allowing access to the bank from anywhere.
- Jagex Mods can use the Developer console to do lots of different commands, e.g. spawn in any item, set infinite health and change stats.
- Jagex Mods have their own special capes, with a gold crown at the bottom of it.
- Jagex Moderators can mute other Jagex Moderators. This was done at Runefest 2011 on the Dominion Tower test server, all the accounts had Jagex Moderator status and players using the accounts muted each other.
- Jagex moderators could get random events.
- Jagex moderators can (or at least used to able to) be muted by player moderators.
How to become a Jagex ModeratorEdit
In order to become a Jagex Moderator, players must be a member of Jagex's staff. Applicants for jobs must be at least 18 years old, and be able to work in the United Kingdom.
Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard has this advice for prospective Jagex employees: "Being bright, passionate, creative, hard working and living in the UK (which is where the offices are based) is a distinct advantage... Typically, maths and science are the most sought after skills for our developers... Working for Jagex is not just about your degree but more about identifying with the Jagex culture, which is all about excellence, hard work, passion for games and having fun... we tend to look for bright, hard working people with a passion for games... We tend to employ a lot of people as they leave university, so around 21~22, I would say."
Mod Paupersen (anagram for 'Made up Person') was a fake Jagex Moderator that was featured in the 2010 April fools joke. See the 2010 April Fools article for more information.
- ^ RuneScape Game Guide Jagex Moderators
- ^ Update:New In-Game Player Moderators
- ^ one to one meetings (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgery_%28politics%29 )
- ^ Mod Jane. "Q&A Answers 17th Feb". General Forums. *
- ^ RuneScape Forums Live Q&A RS Content- Answers, Page 4
- ^ Invisible Jagex Mod - Youtube
- ^ a b Gerhard, Mark (2009-02-16). Even more answers....... RuneScape Forums, News & Announcements. Jagex. Retrieved on 2009-02-20. Question: "can a Jagex mod switch there [sic] combat level from combat 3-138 within a few seconds? And then go back to level 3 once again?" Answer: "Yes, Jagex Mods are awesome. Sadly - or perhaps luckily - we can’t use them from home"
- ^ File:Jagex grave text.png
- ^ Current Vacancies. Careers. Jagex. Retrieved on 2009-02-20. “Applicants must be over the age of 18 and be able to work in the United Kingdom.”