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Yuanrang last won the day on July 26 2018

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    Observing facts, breaking up the pieces, testing limits, using my wits, seeking the key, entering the realm.

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  1. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    They never managed to recreate the beauty that was the original Wilderness, did they? I wonder if they ever came to regret their sweeping changes to trading and PvP, or not.
  2. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    I support this, it makes it easier to track you all down.
  3. Yuanrang

    "Sal's, Sal's never changes...

    Likewise! Quite frankly, I think there is always value in another perspective when disaster strikes, so do not sell yourself short, and that is not even taking into consideration that you are a smart guy to boot. If I remember correctly, Guru was established on the forum for quite some time before the entire Clan scene settled into the forum, but then transitioned into it. We had a number of people on the forum which were pretty heavy PKers long before 2006, but they were not invested in the clan scene. Really, that can be said about a number of people, but I think people just forget about it, as people either cared about the Clan section, or they did not. As for why we got a Clan subforum, I think there are a number of reasons, but I think the key reasons mix with the Community and Main Site growing massively due to the quality of our guides and content (and their ease of use), with then little moderation to interfere in the Clan section itself. The clan scene was "huge" in the old days, but it was always about the top 20 clans. Who cared about the group of 20 people, when the main clans muster hundreds of people and duke it out for death and glory? When the Clan Community here were booming, the scene beyond the top 20 started becoming quite popular on Runescape, and Sal's was that large fansite that did not have much of a Clan Scene. As such, it was prime grounds for heavy recruitment, which then spawned many clans that were pretty "homegrown". Add that up with some successful clans making a name for themselves in their respective brackets, and you just have Clan section that grew rapidly. ...which then collided in full force, because the Clan scene never really cared about the rules, and the rulemakers could not care about the Clan Scene. Amusingly enough, before RuneScapeCommunity ever became the de-facto Clan Scene, it only got that position due to RHQ and Tip.it alienated them with their moderation. What I find funny is that it was the opposite within the management here. Our Staff (mostly) did not realise we had a Clan scene, before it was too huge to ignore, and at that point, it was too late. One of our past administrators was pretty blunt about it, likening the clan scene to an infected limb that we should have amputated, but no one realised the situation before it was too late. I think most fansites saw the potential growth value to the Clan section, but quite a few members of the Staff wanted the Clan section just gone. I wish the Staff back then could have been a bit open-minded, but most people on the Staff came from a skilling background, and had little interest in PVP. I think a well-functioning Clan section would have been great, but the "Sals clans" could not rein in their more loud-('n foul-)mouthed members to behave on a functional level to consider a healthy co-operation around it. If you think about it, if you know you are unwanted and the leading minds of the Forum wants to shut down the entire section, the last thing you should do is trying to start a rebellion. That is... the epitome of stupidity. "You want to get rid of us?! We will show you. AGREE TO OUR DEMANDS OR WE LEAVE!!!!11shiftone1 " Which, in retrospect, makes it amazing that the Clan Section never got closed down, but it took the efforts of a few Staff members to actually reign in that section to the point where the community just left, as they realised they were not really wanted. It took them quite a few years, but they eventually caught on. (Micael, did you actually get unbanned?)
  4. Yuanrang

    "Sal's, Sal's never changes...

    I too am feeling myself more and more done with MMOs. I started playing World of Warcraft again in late 2015, and I joined a guild with many fantastic people, and we had quite fun. However, as months and years past, life came in the way for one after another, and people stopped playing. Our guild has just been in a slow decline for years, without anyone having the wish to take the step to be super serious about things, so we decided to continue the slow decline and just have fun instead. A handful of us started playing Warframe on the side, which is a very fun and casual game, and we had quite fun with that. Warcraft is, or was, fun, but.. you know.. perhaps not worth the time and grinding it required on a daily basis towards the end. Eventually, what was once a group of over 30 active raiders, became a group of 10-15 being involved weekly. It did not help that our guild leader commited suicide in January either, and... I think that just shattered most of the people that was left in the guild. We stopped in February, because that death kind of crushed us. For now, I am done with MMOs. I am not done with my guild community, but... grinding perpetual games... I feel sick of games as a live service, and all that nonsense. It is time to play Single Player games, because I have neglected those since August 2015. I am currently working on Black Flag now, which is great fun. I bought a Playstation 4 last year for some exclusives too, so I am eyeing Final Fantasy 7: Remake too.. Final Fantasy, the game series I just plainly love. ...and, well, I also DM two D&D games on a regular basis, so... I got way too much to do on a weekly basis to play MMOs all that much. Swerving the discussion back to you, I will simply say this: I do not think one has to be an active member of the community, or Runescape, to receive respect and care. The way I see things is that, if someone is worth my respect, and I like someone, that will likely not have changed a year later, or several in the case of some. Usually, the people are the same, there are just more topics and stuff to talk about. If I were you, I would much rather focus on how you were worth the time and effort to help, give advice, and have a conversation with. I once told you in the past that you should remember the good things about yourself, because those are so easy to forget when your mind is racing. You are welcome. You will always be welcome, if you need the talk, so do not feel like you are a bother.
  5. Yuanrang

    Dani in √Čire, part three

    I would say something clever here, but since we live in tumultuous times at the moment, I want you to know that it made my day to see you have at least kept your wit, if not your wits. Seriously, stay awesome.
  6. Yuanrang

    "Sal's, Sal's never changes...

    Oh no, you are not allowed to shift blame onto me for you becoming the way you did. Whatever you accomplished, you did on your own. That said, I might have had a soft spot and quite a bit of respect for you, yes... I have not had a talk with you for a while. Was it the Final Fantasy XIV trial days, or the Digimon MMO? I cannot remember which was first, or not. Either way, it has been a while. Reading through your replies, it seems like you are doing well, which I think is fantastic to hear. You deserve all the happiness you can find, especially when the world seems set on burning down in panic, hysteria and misinformation. At the end of the day, a forum becomes more of a tightly knit community as several sub-groups form. If you take the GFX section as an example, the section became what it was, because of how the users shaped it with their comments and criticism, their standards and otherwise interactions. I cannot call myself a graphical artist, or even artistically inclined, but I did learn some basic pointers on how to work with a few programs that is currently helping me change and design stuff in one of my hobbies. It is real basic work, but I do not think I would have done it unless I had not ever joined Sal's. I do believe the GFX section opened a lot of doors and sparked interest within a lot of people, so.. it is funny to think back to how a forum can change lives. Social media, or even communities such as reddit, is very impersonal in comparison. I think the closest thing I can think of that compares are Discord groups, but even they run the risk of being way too large at times.
  7. Yuanrang

    "Sal's, Sal's never changes...

    Well, I suppose that means that at least one person thought so!
  8. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Mask of the Betrayer was damn good. Never played Storm of Zehir, weirdly enough.
  9. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Somehow, Covid-19 managed to reach the furthest corner away in the world. No work today or tomorrow, at least. ...back to building Neverwinter Knights.
  10. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    You do know that you are begging us to see what happens when you snap, right?
  11. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    An unconvincing victory, for sure.
  12. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Now you made me curious..! Can you give me a compelling argument as to why I should give Jackie Brown another chance? What makes it your favourite one? Plenty of people say they like it a lot, but I always forget to ask them about what makes it so good, so... hi.
  13. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    I mean.. they are not your average popcorn action flick like The Expendables for groups of people, but bouts of philosophy and morality aside, they are entertaining enough to see with people, yeah. In fact, if you consider Kill Bill or Inglorious Basterds something that you can see in a group, then yeah, both Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction will be more than fine. Bear in mind that, at this point, they are movies from the early 90ies though, so... I am not sure if that will turn people away (and if it does, might I suggest you unfriend those noobs? ).
  14. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Reservoir Dogs (It was the first Tarantino movie I saw, and I love the premise of it.) Pulp Fiction (It is just great.) Kill Bill volume 1 (Very confusing and disjointed way of telling a story, but the mix of genres and pushing a general narrative through volumes 1 and 2, makes both 1 and 2 solid movies. Volume 1 was clearly the better one, however. Inglorius Basterds (Perhaps this is ranked as number 3, not sure. I like it, but Kill Bill played with so many genres and made a really good, though thoroughly confusing, movie). Kill Bill volume 2 Very large gap down from the above 5 that I consider to be solid movies, to the bottom two which I did not like too much. Jackie Brown (People usually love this, but I do not, and I do not know why. I ought to give this a second chance.). Death Proof (Not a fan of the genre, so I very much did not seriously watch this, but more with half an interest. I should perhaps give it a more honest chance, but genuinely...? I do not like the genre, and I do not care to give it another go. ) I have not seen Django Unchained nor the Hateful Eight (or Once Upon A Time..), so I cannot say. I think both of those would be movies I would greatly like, however, so..
  15. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    It is probably best to point out that Tarrantino's style, if he has one, is to incorporate and mix-mash a lot of different genres, narrative aspects and general methods of creating action, suspense and drama. You can love one of his movies, and feel entirely different about another one. Tarrantino is the prime example of someone who just wants to tell a story and be artistic in the way he pays homage to the stories/genres he found inspiration from.

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