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Ahma Lyra

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Welcome to AESOP's 8th thread!

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~The Association of Essentially Sane Older Players~
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Founded by Thalliah & Ahma Lyra in February of 2006.

We used "essentially" because we gotta be a little bit off, becoming immersed in a game that was seemingly designed for players quite younger than most of us.....

AESOP Official Clan Chat Channel: aesop
AESOP Event Chat: aesop_events
(Type size altering: c*rl + or c*rl - )
Logo adapted to new forum specs by Ahma Lyra 22FEB2012

24-Feb-2012 22:27:52 - Last edited on 27-Jul-2014 22:36:12 by Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

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We decided to out ourselves before someone else did and if you survive our rigorous screening, invite you to join us.
We hesitate to use Jagex's choice of the word "clan", obviously due to a lack of understanding of the word's implications in some parts of the world. Because this is the only place for groups, here we are. And FYI, we prefer the use of the term "group" over "clan".
This is the place for you if
-you think of a 45 as a single and know that you need a flat yellow or red disk to use it.
-you remember when there were only 3 (maybe 4) channels to choose from on tv.
-you owned a pair of Converse... the FIRST time they were a fashion must have.
-you remember when there was only one McDonalds in town.
-you remember being excited about cartoons, because they only came on Sat morning.
-you know John, Paul, George and Ringo upset the parents with their funny haircuts.
-you owned a bike with a banana seat or clothes-pinned playing cards next to your spokes for that AWESOME engine revving sound.
-you know that Elvis was a King, Aretha was a Queen, Michael was a Prince and Prince had a name.
You get the idea.
Anyway, you probably have your Atari stashed in the attic (mmm hmmm) and are most likely a game(r) from waaaaay back. At times you may feel ridiculously out of place as you fish at Catherby, wondering if Slipknot is a new technique taught to present day boy/girl scouts, as you try to follow the general conversation.
You long for randoms to come back and take away the person mining the star next to you who's name informs you that he/she will ownuin(a)sec, who constantly asks everyone's mining levels or brags about his/her skills with the sole intention of being able to call someone a N00b!
We know that all of that showy bravado and posturing is really just the hormones and the kids on the road to becoming independent Someones. Its just so dang irritating at times.

24-Feb-2012 22:28:06 - Last edited on 06-Feb-2013 10:48:14 by Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

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Especially when all we wanna do is drink our coffee and unwind as we mine our 120 pieces of coal for the night. And not have to fight bots who take your ore.

Racists need not respond.

If you always seem to find yourself parenting and/or helping out other players, then we are RS kin. Our choice, when we choose to deal with them, is to set positive examples for the younger players, many of whom will interact with our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and yes, even grandchildren. Will all of this help RS become a better place for all? Dunno. Maybe we will never make a huge impact on the RS environment, but come on, how often do you get the chance to improve world relations, even if it is only one person at a time?

We have seen the quiet but proud references to your age in the user names that tell us your hair is probably grey, those who reference anything pre-1976 and of course, all the wonderful variations that include the words mom or dad.

We know you're out there. So, feel free to post your own OP ifs or just say "hi" to people who are likely to have shared some of your life experiences.

If you are interested in joining, please do a search for our Recruitment thread on the forums - Quick find code: 93-94-198-63589969. Or post on our Recruitment thread here on this forum.
RECRUITMENT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. But plz feel free to hang out with us in cc!

During your trial period please spend some time with us in our clan chat to decide if you are suited to AESOP's laid back style, (and vice versa), and network with other OP's for chat, quests, hints and tips, group events and more.

We apologize in advance to those who may feel that we are ageists or exclusionary. Our members seem to enjoy the chance to discuss and reflect on days gone by. You just had to be there to understand our wistfulness. We are quite sure that with all of the other groups out there, that you will find one to your liking & we wish you well.

Thalliah & Ahma Lyra, AESOP Co-Founders

24-Feb-2012 22:28:18 - Last edited on 26-Aug-2014 21:25:35 by Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

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Here are our requirements:

1. Mature attitude.

2. A genuine desire & willingness to help make RS a more positive place for ALL players, regardless of age, level, race or gender.

3. Attendance at a minimum of one event or meeting per month or on-going participation in our clan chat to remain active. (Please drop us a message/pm if possible to let us know you want to remain on the AESOP active membership list if you are having difficulty meeting the requirements.)

4. You must spend time with us in our clan chat (AESOP) so that we may get to know one another to see if you suit AESOP & AESOP suits you. This trial period is 30 days.

5. Upon completion of your one month trial period you may be asked for an acceptance interview before becoming a full AESOP member.

6. You must always adhere to & comply with all of Jagex's rules while playing Runescape and using the RS Forums.

­­~~~~ Younger Players ~~~~­­
We know that there are many of you who act more mature than many in the game. You are welcome among us, but please make sure that you understand that your level of maturity and ability to be self-sufficient will be the primary terms for acceptance.

­­*****PLEASE NOTE*****­­
Our apologies, but we do not typically allow dual clan memberships. Exceptions are certain minigame groups; any others will be reviewed and accepted or denied on an individual case by case basis.

24-Feb-2012 22:28:27 - Last edited on 27-Jul-2014 22:37:46 by Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

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~The AESOP Leadership Team & Notables~
Thalliah & Ahma Lyra: Co-Founders of AESOP
AESOP Owner: Ahma Lyra
AESOP Co-Owner: Ibun
AESOP Overseers: mamawolfie & Thalliah (Honorary)
AESOP Council Elders: Jp Page Too, Maid Marian, TwistedChief, Gilathuin
AESOP Cruise Directors: Ahma Lyra, Ibun, Gilathuin, LizzyBold
AESOP Angel & Unseen Mentor: ~* Twitterp8ed *~
Keeper of the Keep Key: Monty the Moat Monster
Official AESOP Supreme Arch Slack Master; Retired: Gompo
Most Awesome Logo Ever Interpreter: Evy Al**a
The Kess, AESOP's Beloved Queen Mother
The Honorable AESOP Dawn Stars
AESOP Bebe: JigglyPuff <3

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AESOP Official Clan Chat Channel: AESOP

AESOP Clan Chat Rules ­­
1. Follow Jagex' rules.
2. No political discussion.
3. No religious discussion.
4. Mild swearing.*(see below)
5. No racism or discrimination of any kind based on race, gender, or partner preferences.
6. Be considerate of your clanmates; let them know when bringing a friend into cc. Introduce your friend & know that you are responsible for your friend's behavior in chat.
7. Display Names that are obviously obnoxious to the majority will not be allowed in AESOP cc. Offenders may be banned from cc until their name returns to something acceptable. Names can be reviewed for suitability by the clan owner at any time. Names that might tend to create confusion between new members & established members may not be allowed. Display Names that are in ALL CAPs are considered rude & are strongly discouraged.
8. Exercise patience. AESOPs tend to be busy players so if your inquiry is not immediately answered, please be patient.
9. Please be considerate of your clanmates when new content such as quests come out. 'aesop event' fc is available for discussions of this type to avoid spoilers in cc.

*Think 'sweet little old lady/gentleman' or 'my pastor/vicar' or the like. If they wouldn't want to hear it coming out of your mouth, don't say it in cc.

24-Feb-2012 22:28:34 - Last edited on 04-Mar-2015 22:10:40 by Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

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AESOP Chat Moderators are:
Ahma Lyra
Ibun
mamawolfie
Maid Marian
Jp Page Too
TwistedChief
Gilath*in
Alchemilla
Jenchanted
Super Mom7
MamaLybasha
Elly M
A Rose Petal
Jalanar
Bubbles Rho
Imladris
Ariwynn
Duuuude


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A note to guests in our cc
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You are most welcome to pop in and visit us any time. We ask that you abide by our cc rules altho speaking/saying hello in chat is not necessary nor required if you just want to sit quietly & get a feel for the place. With that said, AESOPs will more then likely spot you in cc & greet you so a return greeting would be appreciated. (What can I say; they are a friendly bunch! :p )
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A sampling of our "You might be an O.P. if...." lines, found on our RSB Clan forum, i.d. # 2zpt:

...you remember when the most risque or 'naughty' show on tv was 'Laugh-In'.
...black lights and fuzzy posters were the highlight of your room.
...you remember doing The Bump at the discos.
...when gasoline was under a buck.
...know who Little Joe is and thought he was cute.

And the RuneScape O.P. lines:

...Wildy didn't exist, so you could attack anyone, anywhere, anytime.
...your friend's list only containing space for 25 members.
...you remember when "Christmas Crackers" and p hats, went for 50 gp each in Varrock Square, regardless of color.

Please go check out our O.P. (Older player) lines, and feel free to add your own! Simply click "Community" from the top of the RS page, choose "clans", search for "AESOP" and check out the O.P. thread on our forum.

24-Feb-2012 22:28:41 - Last edited on 04-Mar-2015 22:33:54 by Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

Ahma Lyra

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Our Citadel is at T7 and you may get a bit of a surprise should you suddenly get the attention of "Kessy". :P

Gathering resources for the upkeep and/or upgrades to our citadel is
not
and will
never be
required.


Working at the citadel is strictly voluntary & I am happy to say that AESOPs enjoy their citadel & and do the upkeep resource gathering willingly every week. For the convenience of our members, I post a loose guideline of what resources are needed for each person that gathers them to maintain the citadel each week, & add any resource requirements for upgrades. Again, this is a loose guideline & working strictly by these numbers is not necessary.

At this point, we are only doing upkeep as every building and plot is maxed, plus I add cosmetic upgrades so that we don't lose a lot of resources each week. The upkeep numbers do not change, and my formula for them is quite simple: take the required amount of a resource and divide by 35. (We average 35 - 45 members capping each week, so I use the lowest of those numbers.) As such, the weekly upkeep numbers are:

270 minions (we call them blippos for "blue hippos" ) ;)
65 stone
98 bars (+98 ore + 98 charcoal)
118 precious bars (+118 precious ore + 118 charcoal)
202 cloth
223 food

Please be sure to do the Summoning regardless of whatever else you do as our bippos are what allow us the freedom to gather any other resource we want.

We ask each AESOP to gather either charcoal or ore/precious ore
prior
to making the bars or p bars to avoid using another AESOP's gathered resources. In consideration of our AESOP clan mates, it is very important that gathering resources be done this way!

If you are a full AESOP in good standing and would like to be a citadel avatar warden, simply ask me about it & I will tell you what is required. :D

Thanks for reading!
~Ahma Lyra

24-Feb-2012 22:28:48 - Last edited on 17-Sep-2014 20:49:47 by Ahma Lyra

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