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John Ayliff
John Ayliff
Nationality British
Jagex
Jagex moderator crown Name Mod John A
Role Senior Content Developer
Team Content Developers
Project RuneScape
Employed 2005 ─ 2014[1]
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John Ayliff, also known as Mod John A, was a senior content developer at Jagex. He is best known for creating the entirety of the Dorgeshuun quest series and its characters, as well as curating the latter half of the Rise of the Red Axe quest series following Mod Vincent's departure. Throughout the development of his first dwarf quest, Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf, he wrote a series of seven development diaries about it. He has also written two diaries about his concept of the Signature Heroes and One Piercing Note, another well known project of his. In August 2014, he left The Guardians and Jagex following the release of the Elf quest series finale, Plague's End, and the post-quest dialogue for the Red Axe finale, Birthright of the Dwarves.[2]

He starred in the third and fifth episodes of Above the Lore.[3][4] Throughout April and June 2013, John ran a forum thread in the suggestion forums, asking the community to help him with writing the finale of the Rise of the Red Axe series, by suggesting story elements, reminding him of things from previous quests that could be forgotten, etc.[5] He did the same for the finale of the elf quest series in 2014.

On 28 June 2013, he participated in a lore Q&A session, along with Mods Osborne and Raven.[6] In April 2014, he joined Mods Osborne, Raven, Stu, and Rowley for another such Q&A.

ContributionsEdit

As authorEdit

John is also the author of the following Lores and Histories:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Ayliff | LinkedIn.*
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod John A's Twitter account. 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ Jagex. Above the Lore - episode 3: Ozan, Owen and Ariane - The Signature Heroes Mod John A Above the Lore podcast, 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ Jagex. Above the Lore - episode 5: Bigging up the Dwarves Mod John A Above the Lore podcast, 4 July 2013.
  5. ^ Mod John A. "Dwarf quest: What do you want?." 17-05-2013. New Game Content - Suggestions Forums.
  6. ^ Mod John A. "Campfire - Answers." 27 June 2013. General Forums.
  7. ^ Jagex. "The Chasms of Light." RuneScape Lores and Histories.
  8. ^ Jagex. "The Coat Thief." RuneScape Lores and Histories.
  9. ^ Jagex. "The Song From Before The War." RuneScape Lores and Histories.
  10. ^ Jagex. "The Burning Tower - Ariane's Tale." RuneScape Lores and Histories.

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