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Merch Gwyar

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  1. Merch Gwyar

    Canting Beats Sal's Realm (Again)

    I make amusing typos. :P So, re the rest of it, are you in shock? Crying? :D
  2. There are parents, in Goblin Village, who use my name to scare their children into behaving.
  3. Then we'll take it as read that I would have defeated you, foul fiend.
  4. *throws down a barrows glove in your path* Take back your words, Sir, or I shall run you through with my sword.
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    Are People Being Forum Banned Because of Me?

    It looks like a site full of adverts to botting and other cheats. Why would we want to find out more about it? It's stuff like this which ruins the game for everyone.
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    Hiscores on July 1st 2012

    In truth, I've barely logged on this past month. In between a busy time IRL and that sense of sickness that I feel whenever I see Squeal of Fortune, there's neither been the time nor inclination. I miss my Canting friends and I miss the fact that Runescape used to be my stress relief. Naturally the latter spikes in between disappearing to IRL friends' houses for short breaks. That said, goals do remain the same. That's primarily to raise defence, strength and attack to level 91. There will be some aid to that when Canting beat Sal's Realm tonight in Soul Wars. I will be there. :D
  7. I shall be there with my sword in hand. Good luck, Sal's! I won't be showing mercy. Onwards Canting!
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Before I go into the fine detail about my trip to Jagex, I want to address the contentious issues of Squeal of Fortune and the NDA. I know that many of you reading will only be interested in those, so it'll save you wading through the rest of my waffle. There was a NDA, as we all knew that there would be. It wasn't the one on the door, that everyone has to sign. It was a separate, single-side of A4 letter, which was handed to me by Mod Poppy. It was in plain English, not legal speak, and it did not even seek to silence me beyond the hours spent in Jagex Studios. Even then, we're talking restrictions, rather than shut up about it. In a nutshell, the NDA stops me giving away spoilers or compromising player safety or game security. As far as I'm concerned that's fair enough. As for Squeal of Fortune, I knew my duty there. It was to ensure that I'd raised player objections wherever and whenever the opportunity arose to do so. I did that. I crow-barred some opportunities into the mix. I handed over the Sal's Realm questions, which mentioned it. I talked about it constantly throughout the afternoon. Poor Mod Poppy, Mod Murray and Mod Emma F heard it so often that they must have inwardly cringed whenever someone inadvertently gave me an opening. They all had the patience of saints and never once told me to STFU with SoF protests already! Short of standing in the stairwell or central courtyard and screaming it, so that even the people working on Transformers, 8Realms and the like heard all about it, there's little more that I could have done. With the emphasis on 'little more'. I was halfway down the motorway when it occurred to me that I'd missed the biggest opportunity of all. I'm sorry. I called myself every form of freaking noob when I realised, but by then I was roughly at junction 28 of the A14, battling through a torrential downpour in the dark, and the moment had long since past. Right at the end of the day, I'd briefly bumped into Paul Gower. I should have complained to him about Squeal of Fortune, but it didn't cross my mind. I don't know why. It had more than crossed my mind all day long to the point where I sounded like a stuck record. All I can think is that the tour was officially over with Mod Poppy just ninja-ing an extra hour on the end (in her own time) to show me the rest of the building. I was tired, hiding cramps, but utterly fascinated by all that I was seeing. I relaxed too soon and for that I'm really sorry. If my remit was to waltz in there and get Squeal of Fortune taken down right now, then I was never going to win. If it was to get the words said, the impact understood, the pure emotion of feeling that we're all losing our game, then I did it. Hand on heart, I can say that dozens of J Mods heard that plea. They all listened intently. None of them apologised for it.Your Tweets and Facebook messages, while I was there, helped too. I did my absolute best. I was invited as a guest of player support only as a result of an article I wrote on Internet Safety and as much as I tried to crowbar SoF into every conversation Mod Murray made clear from the moment I arrived that we wouldn’t be discussing it that day, we would be discussing only player support related matters. I don't even have any impressions to share with you about the future of micro-transactions. I wish I had. For the rest of the trip, I'm going to unfortunately have to direct you over to Wizzley. Sorry!
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    Are People Being Forum Banned Because of Me?

    It might make more sense if we knew what was in the posts that had been removed.
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    Are People Being Forum Banned Because of Me?

    Das Experiment sounds good! *googles Zimbardo* Oh! That was to Egg. <3
  11. Merch Gwyar

    Are People Being Forum Banned Because of Me?

    I've found the thread now and I'm still none the wiser. :( Your theory is a strong possibility. I do fret on people getting in trouble on my behalf though.
  12. Merch Gwyar

    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Tasoansteel - I've found it and commented. <3 Thanks for the head's up and I'm sorry I didn't check it sooner.
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Tasoansteel - I had an amazing holiday. Wish I was still there. :D Can you link me to the thread pleaser? And I'll see what I can do. <3 Take care yourself. Sregit - Ohai cariad. *waves*
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Do you know if the outfit can go in a player owned house wardrobe anywhere? Don't fret if you don't. I can just stop being lazy and look it up! I've got enough for the full outfit definitely; and teal would match my hat. Is the outfit cosmetic or with bonuses? Esteem? Ok, I'm going to stop barraging questions and go and look it up! I'm glad that you've made yourself at home there. You are very welcome and I agree that Canting is an amazing clan to hang out with. Woot on the name! :D I'm off on my holidays early tomorrow, so apologies in advance if anyone comments. I'll respond to anything here when I get back. <3
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Tasoan - I've been camped out in there for a couple of days without properly looking up the rewards! MFI read them out to me, but that was early on and I've forgotten now. I have around 30k points, I think. I saw it as symbolic of having no-one in a position to change SoF in the building. But your version works too! I doubt anyone would quake. I'm crap when it comes to verbalising things. I tend to get tongue-tied and, in the words of Joolz, 'a clever speaker could out-do me easily'. I'm much better writing. Xx3070 - You will be very greatly missed. I think back to all of the times that we've shared together in-game very fondly. It's been fun, hasn't it? It's so sad to be saying goodbye to all of my friends one by one. I can understand why everyone is leaving (I was close to leaving myself, when the invitation to tour Jagex came in), but it's a crying shame that it has to be the case. I'd certainly hold onto stuff, if you want to make room for ftp. Though don't you get trying to give me half of your bank as presents. It'll all come back, should SoF go and you come back. Canting is one of the reasons that I hesitate to fully leave too. So many friends in there. So many memories. And I hate the insidious thought that the emphasis on clans in-game is to exploit those loyalties. But while we sing the praises of our clan, remember that it includes us too. We are Canting. Us and all of the others. It's been very special indeed, hasn't it? Take care of yourself, Xx.
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    My Life So Far

    Good luck with your exams; and I'm glad that Millie is ok. <3
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Agreed on all points, cariad. A 'wet blanket' is a very apt description. I've actually been logging on, but hiding in Runespan. It's attempted to give me 3 tickets already, but I'm destroying them on sight now and just getting on with the new shiny pretties. :D
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    MFI and I are having this exact same conversation in Skype right now. How all of the bad feeling is sullying everything else. I've been trying out Runespan today and really liked it, but that's the only significant game-play I've had in a while. I just see the SoF first thing. It annoys me and that leads onto seeing everything else with annoyance.
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Sal - Thank you, cariad. And thanks too for the stand that Sal's Realm made on this. Tasoansteel - I'm confident that Jagex is doing all it can on the issue. At the end of the day, there has to be some back up from the parents and guardians here too. I doubt that Canting and I are alone here. :D Sregit - :D {{{{hugs}}}} Kamil - It was a good day, despite the pressure! Mod Poppy is lovely. Lonely - Yay! LOL
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Tasoansteel - Thank you for your comments here and on Wizzley. And thanks for understanding. <3 Hilbrande - Not about SoF nope. :P No, Runeshark are players too. I think that they made me look cool!
  21. Merch Gwyar

    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    I don't know what their thoughts were there. I wasn't given anything to go on more than I've mentioned in the blog. :( You're very welcome. I'm passionate about this game, so I'm happy to do it. Though I'm getting a very bitter taste in my mouth about it of late.
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    You're welcome. I wish I could have done more. LOL I so should have had one of those prepared!
  23. Merch Gwyar

    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    Canting citadel skirting board > Sal's citadel skirting board any day. Even if yours is tier 7, ours is carved out of pure Yes, there was an NDA. No, I can't disclose everything accordingly, therefore blogs have received permission before publishing them.
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    No More Radio Silence: My Jagex Trip

    LOL Are you saying that I waffle too much. :P It's a fair cop. I'm remembering that day in the citadel now with your link there. For the record, our citadel looks much posher now. We have tons of stuff and we've worked hard on raising our tiers. Much kudos goes to MsClick, Warlock and Teacuptime for all of their organisation there.
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