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21 hours ago, Micael Fatia said:

Yeah! I remember these talks. I think the Digimon one was first, then FF. :tongue:
I don't play either nowadays anymore. Whenever I have some time to play MMOs I usually focus on ESO. Damn it is soooo good. I love the lore.
It's really something when I was struggling with some problems I spoke with you about I couldn't help but ask for your advice, even thought I had quit Sal's and RuneScape for a considerable time. I still valued immensely your advice, and it really did help.
Not sure I ever properly thanked you for that, but you know... thanks Yuan.

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. :wub:

...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.  :tongue:

 

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. :cute:

You are welcome. You will always be welcome, if you need the talk, so do not feel like you are a bother. :ice:

 

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13 hours ago, Micael Fatia said:

Blast from the past. You can see how much I liked Macki in this post from 2008. :xd:
Ahhh all my angst and terrible grammar.

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Lol this is a great post.

Re: Benno I meant it metaphorically.  He is cleaned up and does not cause any problems.  Sometimes he gets into heated political discussions with others but that's not against the rules. :p

By the way I agree with you on your assessment of vbreaker.  Some banned people here I do sort of miss though, like bodybordguru (anyone remember him?). 

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23 hours ago, Micael Fatia said:

Omg who let this guy in :wub:
I thought a lot about you not that long ago too! It really made me sad when Portugal won the European and I couldn't find you to brag about it :xd:

Guys ya'll should add me on Facebook or Discord or something.

Does Steam count? :P

22 hours ago, Chaoss said:

Dani's first post in, what, an eternity?

You made me check and it's just about three years or so

8 hours ago, Yuanrang said:

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.

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8 hours ago, Yuanrang said:

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. :wub:

...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.  :tongue:

 

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. :cute:

You are welcome. You will always be welcome, if you need the talk, so do not feel like you are a bother. :ice:

 

I don't think I've got much to offer to you in terms of advice, or anything really, but just so you know if you ever need anything I'm always available. :wub:

7 hours ago, Sobend said:

Lol this is a great post.

Re: Benno I meant it metaphorically.  He is cleaned up and does not cause any problems.  Sometimes he gets into heated political discussions with others but that's not against the rules. :p

By the way I agree with you on your assessment of vbreaker.  Some banned people here I do sort of miss though, like bodybordguru (anyone remember him?). 

Ah that's good! Happy to see he's doing well. Let him know I said hi and hope he's doing well next time you talk to him.
vBreaker was one of the worst people I've met online by far. He was always mildly bothersome, but he became a trillion times worse after joining RoT. The DDoS threats, the bullying of anybody whom he perceived as less skilled than him... complete bananas guy. I couldn't stand him.
Long after he got banned here he kept showing up at DDB's wars or anti-crash trips just to snipe me, knowing very well DDB could do nothing to protect me or RoT would crash them. I was forced to retire because of this, but as soon as I did I returned the favor in full force. Seeing as I was clanless, nothing was stopping me from camping vBreaker during RoT's wars LOL.
Most fun I've ever had in RuneScape, if I'm honest. As petty as it sounds. I camped vBreaker and killed him 21 times during RoT's final war vs VR before they closed, their final war of the in the non-osrs pre-EoC. I remember vBreaker posting in the war topic of RSC that it was "easy" and he never died, just for me to quote him with 21 kill pictures. Lmfao. Hilarious stuff.

7 minutes ago, Arianna said:

Does Steam count? :P

You made me check and it's just about three years or so

*nod

Oh right! I forgot I've got you added there too! I'm very distracted on Steam, generally even forget to turn my status on when I'm playing games. I am Dux in there, I had to disassociate from my real name - which I've always used here - to avoid more Macki situations. I managed to become famous in another game by accident for standing up for the community, and that tends to make you obsessive 'enemies'.
It's been at least two years since, but I'm not taking risks. :tongue:

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Oh and bodybordguru, I think I remember him. He was in Blades of Serenity, wasn't he? I remember they were allied with the Forgotten Templars back when I was in 3xtermination.

 

Hahaha found it! Shame the pictures are all gone. I wish I had saved them somewhere safer. These were the 9 best kills of them if I remember correctly. The rest weren't as great or had just Breaker dying without a kill message as evidence. I was very obsessed with always having evidence.

And this hahaha. The final posts in that topic. My gosh I was incredibly edgy hahaha. BANNED FROM MY WILDERNESS

 

Omg Hilly's signature sums up quite nicely my RuneScape-self. :xd:

Good times.


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On 4/27/2020 at 4:33 PM, Micael Fatia said:

That's amazing. How time flies. Will you ever introduce them to RuneScape? :laugh:

I doubt runescape will exist long enough for that

but for now, minecraft is god

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On 4/27/2020 at 4:33 PM, Micael Fatia said:

That's amazing. How time flies. Will you ever introduce them to RuneScape? 

I doubt runescape will exist long enough for that

but for now, minecraft is god

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Yeah Bodybordguru was in BoS and also in Final Ownage / Final Destiny.  He was also big outside of the clan subforum before the clan subforum was distinct from the rest of the forum.  (I still wonder how this forum gave birth to the Sals clan community and why bigger sites like RuneHQ and Tip.it never had one.)

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omg no benn0 is not cool at all dont say that

 

 

EDIT: whatever you do do NOT go on hte wayback machine sal's. its really emotional over here right now

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5 hours ago, Lonelywolf said:

omg no benn0 is not cool at all dont say that

 

 

EDIT: whatever you do do NOT go on hte wayback machine sal's. its really emotional over here right now

Lol I've made that mistake. 

There's a reason I don't go through my old posts either. 14 year old version of me isn't something I need to relive. 

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Hey Micael, nice to see you back on the forums. I always wondered why you disappeared!

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On 4/28/2020 at 11:25 PM, Micael Fatia said:

I don't think I've got much to offer to you in terms of advice, or anything really, but just so you know if you ever need anything I'm always available. 

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. :tongue:
 

 

On 5/1/2020 at 2:15 PM, Sobend said:

Yeah Bodybordguru was in BoS and also in Final Ownage / Final Destiny.  He was also big outside of the clan subforum before the clan subforum was distinct from the rest of the forum.  (I still wonder how this forum gave birth to the Sals clan community and why bigger sites like RuneHQ and Tip.it never had one.)

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 :grindteeth:"

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. :cute: 


(Micael, did you actually get unbanned?)

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Body was one of a few people who were on the forum and then went into the clan scene.  Like Idonto and Sgt Pepper are a few more examples.  I still think it's impressive the clan scene sprung up, and most of the clans were homegrown.  I think things really started to get bad when it became a place for RSC clans to go when they went into a slump (see Gladz).

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And I was friends with all Benn0, Macki, etc...oh dear. Maybe I just saw the human side in them. Or maybe I wanted to be a cool little rebel kid.

 

Good to see you Micael, old faces are always so nice to see around here.

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yooooo fatia what's happening dude. what's this bs about you having a girlfriend?? I'm pretty sure my sig has verifiable proof that you are single :o

 

i had some pretty tight times with ya, u were a pvp god to me!! hope life's been well for you, and your gf is awesome and stuff

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