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I've Been Invited to Visit Jagex Studios

 
JoHarrington
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on 04/22/2012

Anyone who has more than a cursory glance at my profile will know that I write a lot about Runescape. It's my favourite game, but is currently in rough waters with the players over micro-transactions.

As a result of my Wizzley articles, I've been contacted by Jagex. That's the company who make Runescape. On Friday, I'm being given a personal tour of their Cambridge studios and meeting some of the people who work there.

This is a very rare honour, which wouldn't have happened, if it wasn't for Wizzley. :)

Thank you all!

Update days later:  This trip was described here: 

Here There Be Dragons: My Afternoon at Jagex Studios

 


BrendaReeves
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on 04/22/2012

Congratulations! That is exciting.


Brenda Reeves
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on 04/22/2012

Wow, that's great!

TerriRexson
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on 04/22/2012

Have fun Jo. A brilliant result. 


JoHarrington
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on 04/22/2012

Thanks all.  I'm well excited and really looking forward to it now. :)


Marie
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on 04/22/2012

Well done, Jo :) That sounds very exciting for you indeed!


lakeerieartists
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on 04/22/2012

 

JoHarrington: 22. Apr 2012, 06:30

Anyone who has more than a cursory glance at my profile will know that I write a lot about Runescape. It's my favourite game, but is currently in rough waters with the players over micro-transactions.

As a result of my Wizzley articles, I've been contacted by Jagex. That's the company who make Runescape. On Friday, I'm being given a personal tour of their Cambridge studios and meeting some of the people who work there.

This is a very rare honour, which wouldn't have happened, if it wasn't for Wizzley. :)

Thank you all!

 

Excellent news!  You have become influential, which in turn will raise the value of your current and future articles.  That is really great Jo, can't wait to hear all about your visit.  Smile


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katiem2
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on 04/22/2012

That's fantastic, do enjoy this journey.  Congrats!


Digby_Adams
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on 04/22/2012

Oh my gosh, that's so exciting for you. It's great to hear this kind of news. It means all kinds of people are reading Wizzles.

JoHarrington
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on 04/22/2012

Thanks all. <3

I'm trying out the 'I've become influential' hat to see how it feels.  *swanks about a bit*

I already knew that people were reading Wizzley. You can tell it in the sites that are linking to us. 

 


Jerrico_Usher
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on 04/23/2012

Wow JoHarrington that's fantastic! It's amazing what a few great articles can do to open doors- bring people to you, I got a lot of jobs as a result of my articles (in other places), this is truly exciting!

Jerrico


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JoHarrington
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on 04/24/2012

It does indeed.

Right now, there are links to my Runescape articles on the official forum, several fansites and Reddit. They haven't been put there by me, but by fellow players who have heard the news. My stats on those articles have gone through the roof.


Kangaroo_Jase
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on 04/25/2012

Bloody nice to hear Jo!!!!

 

Let me know if they need a voice over artist......... kidding, Cambridge is a wee bit far for me to travel at the moment.

Just remember to take lots of photos and/or vids. I wont even ask you to have fun,you will be doing that already.

 

Kiwi_Cacher
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on 04/25/2012

Right now, there are links to my Runescape articles on the official forum, several fansites and Reddit. They haven't been put there by me, but by fellow players who have heard the news. My stats on those articles have gone through the roof.

You can take the official RS forums off of that list.

The thread in question has been edited to remove any mention of your blogs and locked by a Forum moderator Sealed

JoHarrington
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on 04/28/2012

Kangaroo_Jase:  Aww! I wish I'd read this before. I'd have put a word in for you. <3  And yes, it was very lovely.

Kiwi_Cacher:  It's great to see you here!  Welcome to Wizzley.  I saw that they'd taken it down, but thank you for putting it up there in the first place. <3

 


LesserEvil
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on 04/28/2012

Kiwi, that thread lock got reported and the thread was reopened and moved to General by Mod Stevew.

Look forward to your impressions of your visit Jo.

JoHarrington
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on 04/28/2012

Oh!  I didn't know that it had been reopened.  I met Mod Stevew. He's a really nice bloke, who listened to a lot of me going on about SoF without flinching.  He also answered some questions for the Sal's lot for me, which are already up in my blog there.

I've spent much of today writing an informal version of the visit for Sal's, but that can't be published immediately.  I'm hoping to get it up asap.

I'll then write something more professional and specific for Wizzley.

Thanks for the head's up about the forum and for all of your comments on my articles here. <3

 


Spirit_0f_RS
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on 04/30/2012

Hello Jo,

I don't often venture outside of RuneScape to make posts, but I felt the need to do so now after having read your articles.  I know that you may have read my posts on the RSOF regarding your visit, so I won't repeat them here.

I can't access your blog on Sal's Realm yet, as I just recently created an account with them, and it is still under review for certain forum privileges.

I just want to thank you for your outstanding articles about RuneScape, and the excellent writing that you have presented in it.  If it were not for you, I would still be keeping my vision shortsighted and localized only on the RSOF.

Thank you for helping an avid fan, find new venues in which to read, explore and to participate in.

I will be looking forward to reading more of your articles.Smile

 

~Tasoan~

JoHarrington
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on 04/30/2012

Spirit_of_RS, how lovely to see you here! 

Yes, I do enjoy your posts on RSOF, though given the subject of late, I'm not sure that 'enjoy' is the right word.  Get inspiration, motivated or simply nod in agreement may be more appropriate.

Sorry that it's taking time to get user privileges on Sal's.  I'm not an admin nor mod there, but I know a lot of people who are.  Each account is approved or rejected only after an admin has personally reviewed it.  That's because there are literally dozens - 100s of spam accounts created there every day.  It usually only takes 24-48 hours for you to be approved though. It will be great welcoming you there too. 

*blush*  Thanks for your kind words about my articles.  I've done my best and I will continue to do my best.  I'm as passionate about this game as you are.  <3 


Spirit_0f_RS
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on 04/30/2012

Indeed, 'enjoy' is not a word that would be used in association with the climate created by the SoF.  However, anything good that comes from it, even as simple as finding one single like minded individual in all of the 'madness', certainly could be called enjoyable.Smile

You do me honor by saying you enjoyed my posts, it nearly left me speechless lol.  The truth of the matter, is that when I write, I project far too much of myself and feelings into it, and my passion tends to rule me, instead of my ruling it.  It  leaves me sometimes looking a bit chaotic, or at least it does from my perspective.

One thing that has never wavered for me though, is my sense of honor and integrity.  I was caught off guard by the SoF issue in the beginning, it was like watching an accident, and not knowing what to do or make of it.  I even tried to give Jagex the benefit of the doubt, though I knew instinctively, there was no doubt, just my self denial of it.

Anyway, I ramble.  Thank you also, for your kind words, it was quite unexpected.Smile

~Tasoan~

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