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It donned on me today. I joined this scene five years ago. Five years! I broke into this place like an utter dunce in January 2013 (au contrare to my fealty badge, as i had lapsed P2P two weeks somewhere between then and August). According to Runey custom, then, I would be considered a veteran of this place and would have a nifty cape. I've now been here approximately half as long as I've even had this account. It's crazy how time flies. It genuinely doesn't feel like it's been five years.

Nonetheless, I'm feeling nostalgic. Allow me this special occasion to reminisce, for this place and the game meant a lot to me and still does in a way. This place changed me as I had arrived during that magical age wherein everyone is oh so impressionable; 16, where the hayday of puberty meets the first stepping stone of adulthood. What a time. Who can say if I've changed for the better over these years? Not me. But, because I was here, I can say I've been changed for good.




It was Winter Break Redux in January of 2013 for me. An entire week of canceled school due to inclement weather was wedged between two weekends and after having built the damndest biggest snowman I'd ever made (which was later murdered by what i presume to be snowphobic shitlords with baseball bats) I wondered what fun I could have on these lazy days. I'd burnt myself out on Halo as the current title in that series was Halo 4. Don't get me started on that rubbish. Likewise, I'd done all there was to do in Skyrim and like hell I was going to play Call of Duty. The ye olde 360 just wasn't cutting it. I remembered, then; RuneScape. How long had it been since I last played? Did it even still exist? Did I still remember my login details? The first I did not know, the game did indeed still live, and by a god send miracle I did remember the login. Because all my passwords were the same because stupid, and my initial username chosen by 10 year old me was so bad I'd never forget it.

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The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and then indeed bearing it.

13-Jan-2018 03:05:45

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It had been years since I last logged in, but still yet did my toon stand proud on the northern side of the Varrock center courtyard, clad in heraldic rune and rainbow boots. It appears I was peacocking...or tried my best for having been F2P, anyways. To what end? To acquire a GF? Probably. I remembered then, my last conversation had been at this now long, long forgotten watering hole of the world. No one came here now. Not even on World 2. There werenít even those trivia bots anymore - those fun machinations of benign bot coders likely wiped away in Jagexís conquest to amend anything at all that wasnít intended no matter how innocent.

It was sad. Doubly so when I looked at my friend list. Of course no one was online. Not long after this disappointment I lobbied to change worlds and it was in this fateful moment I saw roleplay worlds.
As someone who dabbled in such a thing before and avidly read, sometimes entire novels in a day (at least during the school day because i hated school so i shoved my face into books), I was so excited to see this was a thing on RuneScape. Swiftly did I petition my father for my allowance money that he was wont to withhold like the cheapskate he was and then drove myself down to the local Dollar General for a prepaid card. And Ďlo, I had arrived to World 42 soon enough.


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13-Jan-2018 03:06:19

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But not as Maedalaane. Not even as Faeyrin. I took note that one could change their name and so I definitely did...because I absolutely couldnít have a character known as -secret because this name is still my login, instead of an email!-. Rather, as a poor sod known as Caracallay. Poor sod, indeed, I was clueless as to how I would go about anything, despite having read over both guide threads. It was...overwhelming, I suppose (which begs the question as to why i made the guide into the beast that it is today, current iteration not having changed structure. what can i say? ďim dumb sometimesĒ. thatís what i can say). So I threw caution to the wind and made a humble clueless adventurer character like all tenderfooted newbs are wont to do. And the rest is history...that I will not explain in as much detail as above, Ďlest this thread be forever long. I simply have to list some cliffnotes, though.

- My very first RP interaction was with none other than the Foryx. They saw in me someone who could type out a sentence pretty dang well, even if I was clueless otherwise, so of course I found myself inducted into the rank soon enough. I do believe it was Hawke Foryx whom turned this character. Alas, it was a shortlived affair, as I discovered that kind of RP just wasnít my thing. But I will always be thankful that they were nothing but kind and helpful to a stupid newb like me.

- My first real RP mate was a fellow named Ethereal Guy. One day he vanished, never to be seen again. I still have his account on my list, I know exactly which entry it is because itís always on top since I never removed him - even though the username has been pruned, leaving but a random string of characters. This minor tragedy taught me the importance of adding people to third party social services. If you ever read this, Guy, I miss you man!

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13-Jan-2018 03:06:53

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- The Academy of Heroes. Man oh man, this was where I really cut my teeth. 2013 AoH was one fun time and I recall having been sessioníd out many times there (back then you were logged after six hours, not twenty-four). I am sure, out of all the groups Iíve been in, I have the most playtime with this one. Iím better with character names than usernames (and i honestly forget some of the usernames behind the characters), so in no particular order; Evgeni, Arachnea, Halcyon, Sadi, Kharille, Ivory, Gonad, Baldor, Christophe, Vee, Ottul, Xela, Xenic, Leviat, Katrina, Pyris, Elrond, Faramel, Connwaer, Holden, Signe, and no doubt more names that have slipped my mind (but the associated memories remaining)...you guys were awesome. What I wouldnít give to time travel back and relive these days.

- The Battle of Lumbridge. Not only was this the coolest dang thing to happen to Runey as a game and for RP, it was the catalyst that brought me to my blunder years. I chanced upon a fine man by the name of Lord Crow, an officer of the then unremarkable Zamorakian Brigade.


- The Zamorakian Brigade. Nowadays I care not to recount this tale, but unfortunately this is still yet my largest claim to (in)famy even years after the fact, and some newer people have not yet heard it from the horseís mouth. So, for my five year retrospective, letís beat off a bone from this horseís skeleton and give it to the Odd Old Man.


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13-Jan-2018 03:07:36

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Originally created by a fellow named...Sikh...if I recall right? At least, that was one of his usernames at some point in time. It was quite a successful clan at the time, kept to itself, and was a large contributor to Zamorak in this battle. Alas, there was another individual in this rank who better walked in the God of Chaosí steps; the one and only Regrette Hex. I was not yet in the clan to witness how exactly she usurped Sikh, but usurp she did. She transformed this clan from a normal thing into what could only be considered the in-character RuneScape version of 4chan (eat your heart out, Grindanscape). Crazy, crazy bastards whom werenít all bad but even when they were good they were an upstart about it. Not long after I had met Lord Crow I joined this clan as it was quite up my avenue I.C wise.

Impressionable as I was, I was quick to fit in juuuuust in time for the truest of hijinks to begin. We set cities on fire instead of closing pools. We unrepentantly PKíd those whom dared to use the Wild for text based roleplay. We ruse cruised these forums something fierce. We even raised enough of a fuss for a Jmod to come in and attempt to codify some sort of official rules for roleplay...though we more or less scared him off (which was terribly unfortunate because weíve always needed some sort of official rules here...oopsies). Then we hosted drop parties, PvM events, and helped people with seasonal events. Not for the purpose of apologizing, but just to confuse people because chaos was our modus operandi. If it exasperated people, you best believe we did it.

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The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and then indeed bearing it.

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Alas, the Brigade came to an untimely end when its glorious leader, high on Lantadyme, attempted to pass the reigns of the gold key to someone else, forgetting that it would go to the eldest silver key. The eldest silver key was not the person intended, not Baron GodDamn Blutters, but someone...less respectable. Perhaps it was poetic justice - the clan as it was, as it should have been, was killed just like that. The new gold key tore everything asunder and attempted to recreate the Brigade as he wished it to be...and promptly failed.

Regrette, Blutters, Vesta Nix, Severed-Grim, Stormsidran, Lord Crow - you guys are awesome. Though I canít say Iíd do it over again, as Iím not the kind of person to have fun at othersí expense anymore, Iím glad I was in your company.

- The Bird and the Beast. Though I entertained little RP during this time, in favor of the awesome gameplay of the event, it did indeed have awesome consequences for RP. And I really liked to gank the ĎSon of Bandosí with my pals.

- House Azazel. The old family of demonic swamp rompers I led back in the heyday of Morytania. I honestly canít say we ever did anything terribly noteworthy, but hey, we had fun. Alas, its first member went the way of Ethereal Guy and it saddens me even now. Xela, if youíre reading this, I miss you!

- After the above, for quite a long time I didnít engage with anything noteworthy per se. The bulk of my roleplays were private, away from public places, or at least not engaging with anything important related to the big picture. It was just me and my pals doing whatever...and we had a good time with it. One very noteworthy person in this time was Lorelei, whom had the best prose I had seen yet from anyone in the community and she taught me a lot via example.


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13-Jan-2018 03:09:00

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- Drazkerís Kandarin. Drazker is the one true king of Kandarin. Fight me over it. (And thatís because he was a very kind and understanding individual who wouldnít let anyone convince him that I was a bad person - by then I had reformed but old grudges run deep and people kept naysaying. Itís actually very hurtful to be admonished for your sins no matter how hard you try to absolve yourself. Alas - he was not the gold key, and the gold key did listen to the naysayers.)

- The guide thread. In what was likely the biggest ruse cruise in my time, even beyond Brigade antics, I was bestowed the guide thread and was, for a period of time, an unofficial representative of the roleplay scene just like the ones before me were. I was what was deserved, but not what was needed. With genuine best intentions I reworked this thread to something very, very different from what Nat had and now, in retrospect, I canít say it was any better. Upon a hate phase with my love-hate cycle with this place, I passed the thread onto the man, the myth, the legend, RiDaku. I hadn't a modicum of a care left for this place at the time, having grown disenfranchised by the usual suspects and antics. There's a saying, "If you love something, let it go." Well, another good piece of advice is, "If you hate something, then seriously, let it fucking go.". Though there is no doubt he has his own frustrations, I do not believe his care ever waned as much as mine did. If even at all. And so, he's the man for the job.

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The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and then indeed bearing it.

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- The present. So. Here I am, hot off of burning myself out of WoW. Though I enjoy its core content more than Runeyís, Iíve basically ran out of things to do in its current expansion, sans torturing myself with PUGs (RP guild woes) or extremely long grinds with little reward. Such is the nature of expansion based themepark MMOís. I also discovered thereís no shortage of drama there, too. Apparently thatís every roleplay community, though. Roleplayers, man, I tell ya. Sheesh. I can tell you, though, Iíve made absolutely no enemies there. Iím serious. You probably donít believe me though. Thatís understandable. Runey, though...thereís still yet plenty for me to do content wise.

And roleplay wise? Well now, interesting you should ask. I have an inkling to resume the plot I had been building when I left in the Summer. Problem is - itís so grandiose in concept that I highly doubt thereís enough people here in this day and age to make it work. Still yet I believe I might just throw caution to the wind and give it a college try here soon. Should that happen, and should you learn of it and join, then I would be ever so humbled and grateful. I would be delighted to be afforded the chance of helming a plot that is not sabotaged by old grudges like other plots of mine have been.


So thatís that. Doubt anyone will read this all. But I wanted to reminisce, now being a veteran of this little nook of cyberspace. All of you have had an impact on me in one way or another. I too hope to keep having an impact on you - a positive impact from now on.

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The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and then indeed bearing it.

13-Jan-2018 03:10:39

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Lastly, I want to thank all of my friends from here, for simply being just so. Though it might even be ambiguous if I consider you a friend at all, talking to you as little as I do, you can just chalk that up to my awry habit of making a lot of friends, only being able to talk to a few at a time, and yet being reclusive a lot. Donít ask me how that works because Iím not even sure myself. Iíd name you all but this post is already stupid large and a list like so would be large in of itself. You know who you are. Hopefully.


Hereís to five more years?
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13-Jan-2018 03:11:33 - Last edited on 13-Jan-2018 03:26:01 by Seaver†Price

Vekon
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join kandarin i'll ban anyone who says mean things to you

edit: but i'm not drazker so you're not allowed to play a god
KANDAR VICTA

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