I'm basically peaceful when playing RuneScape, I'm usually nice to people who don't do noobish things around me (Like asking noob questions or begging.).
I'd be happy to meet people from the Wiki in the game (Just don't PM me because my chat is usually set to 'Friends' because people keep adding me and begging.), I'm usually logged on in world 31, 77 or 114.
December 10, 2007: RuneScape or "RuinedScape"?Edit
Unlike most people, I liked the December 10 updates, I think they could have used a little work at the time, but otherwise they were good. My new favorite things to do are play Clan wars and Fist of Guthix, and to get a posse together to hunt Revenants.
My feelings about the protests and riots (Especially the Pay to Pk Riot) that happened on December 10, 2007, is that they were pretty dumb, and they were organized by rule breaking idiots who were upset that they got cracked down on...
These updates almost completely wiped out all macroers, and Real world trading. True, the economy will never be the same, but think about it; Would you rather have a messed up economy, or every world swarming with AutoNoobs and RWIT?
I think that the December 10 updates were one of the best things to ever happen to RuneScape.
Frozen in time to remember RuneScapes dark ages... RuneScapes last macro...
Most recently I'm sure many people have heard of "merchanting" clans. Hate to break it to you, but they aren't real merchanters (hence to quotation marks ""), but are in reality, price manipulators.
Price manipulation isn't your regular run of the mill scam that we're all used to, no, this happens on a vast scale, so vast in fact that the whole of RuneScape is affected by just a select group of players. believe it or not, anyone whose ever traded items in the game has been indirectly scammed by these noobs.
How do they do it? They manipulate the Grand Exchange via buying out all the stock of an item by using the lower members of their clans, these lower members usually don't make much of a profit because of their lying leaders. What the leader does is get members to recruit more people, then they announce an item they want to manipulate, promising players that if they buy out this item it will rise and everyone who invested will net a profit.
What really happens is the leaders and the ranked players have already invested in the item, but they cant buy out all the stock themselves, so they lure unsuspecting players into wasting their money buying out the item, then they wait till the item has reached the price the want, then the leaders/ranks "dump" their stock into the Grand Exchange long before they tell the "grunt" players to do the same, thus netting a bigger profit than the rest of the clan, sometimes resulting in some members losing money on the investment.
Some of the more powerful clans have even cause market crashes in the past because of their reckless behavior, much to the dismay of everyone in the game, even players who have never had direct dealings with these scammers.
JaGex has however made a positive impact on the situation, actually warning people about the dangers of these clans. there have even been some bannings, due to the fact that some of the earlier clans were involved in RWIT, and many of todays recruit more "grunts" using autotypers, which is a bot, and is bannable under the rules regarding macroing.
Real merchanting actually takes some skill, a player will carefully watch the market and invest in an item that is going up or appears to be going up. Real merchanters take the resources at their disposal, measure their wealth, and figure out a way to increase that wealth. these people usually work alone or in small groups, and usually have very little impact on the whole market itself.
and there are "flip" merchanters who buy items for a set amount of price, then sell for a slightly higher price that's still within a reasonable range for that item. this usually isn't done over the Grand Exchange, but in the free trade system, these people usually trade for cash, or they do "junk trading" to do their business.
I'm usually playing somesort of minigame. If I am not there I am either at the Grand Exchange, or training somewhere. I can also be found in the Lumbridge area being harassed by noobs when I'm on free servers. recently i can be found in the living rock caverns since i started to train mining.
Please note that my opionion on what qualifies as a noob is not based on a persons combat, or skilling level's. For me to think of someone as a noob they would have to meet atleast three parts of the following criterea.
"give me ur account or i report u!"- Emily214, my all time favorite noob quote.
First of all, I don't mind helping newbie players, this only becomes a problem when it is taken to an excessive degree. Such as having to spend 30 minutes or more to deal with an easily solved problem.
Not only are you wasting my time but you are wasting yours as well.
Second, Begging, this falls into it's own special category of noob, you simply don't follow someone around and harass them into giving you something, it's dumb and people will hate you for it.
Also, the "Can i haf ur stuf" thing never works. Nobody is going to clean out their bank account and give it to you, even if they could.
"Wow nice lvl... can i have somthin" The worst thing a noob can possibly say to a high leveled player. What is wrong with you? Do you think high levels are just there to give handouts? Noob...
Third, Noobs that call high levels noobs and are serious about it, this doesn't make any sense, but I'm just putting it here because its a stupid noob thing and its really annoying.
Fourth, "Wow kool lvl... i bet ur a nerd who plays 24hours a day" This one in particular irritates me, not just the fact that I'm barely on more than a little while each day, its the fact the the noob who says it just keeps riding the comment over and over. In fact, the person that says it probably plays more than the person they're saying it to.
Fifth, Stalking, it's just creepy.
Sixth, Lame report threats, I actually find this one funny: A noob walks up to you and politely asks for something, when you tell them "no, sorry", they become angry and begin demanding what they want, and threatening to report you for an unspecified reason.
Good job noob... Not only did I get a laugh out of that, but you probably just got yourself banned for sending false reports.
Seventh, Pures, in all my years of playing RuneScape I have never ever met a well behaved pure, Pures are people who have characters that seem to be on steroids. They seem to always be ready to look up your stats and then brag about how much better they are compared to you, and in PVP areas the're always eager to pile jump someone and say the famous "i pwned u" remark, and start acting like they took you down solo.
Who cares? It's always good to have nice stats but when you go on thinking you're the master of the whole game and everyone in it, it gets a little out of hand... Take a minute to relax and just enjoy the game and the people who come with it, and quit bragging about how "u pwn".
Finally, The whole "my main pwns j00" or "my firend can kill u" thing does not impress me... you actually went out of your way to say that to me? wow. I don't care about your friend or your main, I still think your a noob...
When I see, or think about these things, I cant help but wonder what is going on in that strange little mind of yours.
At the moment my personal goal is to try and accumulate lots of money. My main methods are skilling and solo flip merchanting (not that "merch" clan crap). my way of money skilling takes a wide variety of skills, but mostly mining, woodcutting, magic, runecrafting, fletching, combat skills, and farming.