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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

    what do you spend your time on?

    I would also argue that hundreds of hours in RuneScape has taught people a lot, from practicing their social interactions, language acquisition, theoretical knowledge, and so on. I, personally, want to learn a few practical skills in real life, such as playing the piano, or learning how to properly be a blacksmith. These are real life skills that I want to learn, because I think I would enjoy it greatly, but probably will not have a practical application for. This year, I have been heavily into Dungeons and Dragons, and finally ascended into complete nerdiness by being the Dungeon Master for two different games. One thing I have realised is that, I have learned quite a bit from that hobby, that overall becomes useful at work, and in other ventures. Just to share something personal, I guess.. A little over 2 years ago, I managed to get so overworked that I got stress-induced panic attacks around the time I bought a house. Apparently, the total sum of stress, tasks, responsibilities, trying to stay ahead of everything, and being in control of everything, made me run straight into an invisible wall, and it had my mind playing tricks on me. I can say this... being trapped in your mind, and being frustrated over how slow your brain is and how you cannot talk properly, articulate yourself, or convey simple messages is... frightening. Stress is dangerous if it builds up, and one should never take it lightly. If playing a video game, or watching television, helps you to relax and lower your stress... trust me, that is far better for your life quality, than doing something "useful". A quality life has to include fun and relaxation without obligations, because without a healthy mind, you cannot have a healthy body. Without a healthy body, you will notice your life expectancy to drop bit by bit. On that note... I think this was such an important question to have raised publically though, because what I often felt in my 20ies was that I just had to go at everything at 100% effort, and then I get to rest later. It took me a very frightening, and painful, breakdown to realise... no, that is not the case. I am not advocating complacency in regards to everything, but one should find a healthy balance in life about what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.
  2. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Well played, Sir. Well played.
  3. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    You have no power here. Theoden.gif
  4. I mean, that is subjective, man. They require 20 Defence, remember? Your answer is discriminatory towards Pures, man. Fo' shame.
  5. Not to mention the Old School RuneScape Veterans from Australia that got 99 Hitpoints in the Camelot training room. Damn it, it is a small niche, but we shall cater to them.
  6. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Well, if all the non-single people are still around, I guess it will not change too much.
  7. Yuanrang

    Tempest vs Latin Crew

    I, for one, is happy to rewrite history and pin all the blame on the two of them.
  8. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    Oh god, I forgot that. Was I at least respectful, or did I go all in for the playful taunt? To be fair though, anyone with some familiarity with Germanic languages should be able to do the "Brecht" part, and that is more or less the hardest part. (Super belated birthday congratulations, by the way. I could chalk it up to enjoying the last moments of a holiday coming to an end, but as of the past few days, I would much rather blame Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. )
  9. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    http://www.userfriendly.org/cartoons/archives/01apr/uf002950.gif 'nuff said.
  10. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    I can confirm this. His Contract was one of those that was signed with leather parchment and signed in the blood of trickster demons.
  11. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    I can actually see you as a successful Scooby -Doo villain.
  12. 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.
  13. Yuanrang

    The last person to post here wins

    I support this, it makes it easier to track you all down.
  14. 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?)
  15. 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.

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