Hey guys, remember that time a few months ago (November?) when we got demoted? Basically we were platinum and now we are gold. The two people who did this were new Jagex staff members who evaluated us and then decided to demote us. Today I learned that those new Jagex staff members... are moderators at Runezone.
Now, I don't want to say that we didn't deserve that demotion. To be terribly honest, the content added and updated on the site since I started being active on here again has overall been pretty crappy, although it's getting better. But what I am bewildered about 1) Why did Jagex hire people from fansites to review, as that would lead to major conflicts of interests and 2) If you were going to hire two people, why hire them both from the same site?
We actually interviewed one of the moderators, Mod Balance, for one of our newsletters. It was only three questions, but still an interview. Seemed like a nice enough guy. We actually asked why Runezone is getting so talked about by Jagex. He didn't give us a clear answer, now it looks like we don't need much of one. What I don't like is how they are basically putting in plugs for Runezone in everything and even now I am getting a message I can't turn off in-game about how I should check out something on Runezone.
This makes me sad. I'm not so much mad at these Runezone mods, more Jagex for being idiots and hiring them. At least hire from different fansites, particularly because Runezone is young and one old fansite should get a mod. Find someone from Tip.it, RuneHQ, or hell even Sals Realm (Yuanrang for [email protected]@).
By the way, this is just a general rant which is me randomly going off. It in no way reflects the feelings of the site as a whole.