27 days ago - /u/JagexHooli - Direct link

Hey ‘Scapers –

I’ve got a few updates to share on the RS Community Team front. Many words ahead, but I hope they’re all valuable!

Mod Doom
I’m delighted to share that Mod Doom has been promoted to Senior Community Manager and will be moving from RuneScape to work with another unannounced title at Jagex. Doom was brought onto the team to really put the focus back on a deeper connection to the community, and it’s great to be typing this knowing many of you likely agree that he smashed that role.

He’s been a huge part of the efforts being made to deepen how we involve players in RuneScape and a fervent champion of players from the day he joined – and on a personal level, an absolute delight to mentor and watch grow as a Community Manager.

As much as we’ll miss Doom, we’re so so proud of him to have progressed so fast within Jagex and he’s going to do amazing things on his new project. Please do wish him all the best!

Mod Yuey
Next up, I’m very excited to also introduce you to your new Community Manager – Mod Yuey!

Similar to Doom, Mod Yuey joins us as a RuneScape-familiar, eager to learn Community Manager. Yuey joins us having worked previously at Creative Assembly with an also very passionate Total War community and has been making some fantastic contributions in his first month already.

Yuey’s role is like for like with Doom – so expect to mostly see Yuey hosting future livestreams, hanging out in comments the most and facilitating plenty of feedback conversations along the way. Give Yuey a little time to settle in, but you should see them more and more over the coming months.

Hear From Doom & Yuey
Both Doom and Yuey have posted their own comments below too! Links below if you wanna check those out.

Doom: https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/1dl3f69/comment/l9lz406/
Yuey: https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/1dl3f69/comment/l9m0b2e/

We’d also love for you to join Doom and Yuey for an in-studio stream next Wednesday at the slightly earlier time of 3pm Game Time. This is a great moment to join us for if you want hang out with Doom to wish him well and also say a big hello to your new CM Mod Yuey!

Mod Rsguy
Finally, you might have caught this yesterday, but we are delighted to welcome The RS Guy as a full-time contractor to the RuneScape Community Team!

Mod RSguy joins us to focus exclusively on Creators, rather than as a Community Manager. Mod Rsguy will be working closely with the entire RuneScape team to help us design our content to enable more creative opportunities for Creators, through to how we can better celebrate and support the success of anyone who wants to create in RuneScape.

This is something that’s been about 9 months in the making, and we’re really excited to see what we can do with Mod Rsguy on the team too!

Alright, that’s it from me. Lots to digest there, but I hope really exciting. Yuey and Doom will be in the comments below, so do drop em a message if you have anything to say!

Speak soon.

Mod Hooli

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27 days ago - /u/JagexHooli - Direct link

Hey ‘Scapers –

I’ve got a few updates to share on the RS Community Team front. Many words ahead, but I hope they’re all valuable!

Mod Doom
I’m delighted to share that Mod Doom has been promoted to Senior Community Manager and will be moving from RuneScape to work with another unannounced title at Jagex. Doom was brought onto the team to really put the focus back on a deeper connection to the community, and it’s great to be typing this knowing many of you likely agree that he smashed that role.

He’s been a huge part of the efforts being made to deepen how we involve players in RuneScape and a fervent champion of players from the day he joined – and on a personal level, an absolute delight to mentor and watch grow as a Community Manager.

As much as we’ll miss Doom, we’re so so proud of him to have progressed so fast within Jagex and he’s going to do amazing things on his new project. Please do wish him all the best!

Mod Yuey
Next up, I’m very excited to also introduce you to your new Community Manager – Mod Yuey!

Similar to Doom, Mod Yuey joins us as a RuneScape-familiar, eager to learn Community Manager. Yuey joins us having worked previously at Creative Assembly with an also very passionate Total War community and has been making some fantastic contributions in his first month already.

Yuey’s role is like for like with Doom – so expect to mostly see Yuey hosting future livestreams, hanging out in comments the most and facilitating plenty of feedback conversations along the way. Give Yuey a little time to settle in, but you should see them more and more over the coming months.

Hear From Doom & Yuey
Both Doom and Yuey have posted their own comments below too! Links below if you wanna check those out.

Doom: https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/1dl3f69/comment/l9lz406/
Yuey: https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/1dl3f69/comment/l9m0b2e/

We’d also love for you to join Doom and Yuey for an in-studio stream next Wednesday at the slightly earlier time of 3pm Game Time. This is a great moment to join us for if you want hang out with Doom to wish him well and also say a big hello to your new CM Mod Yuey!

Mod Rsguy
Finally, you might have caught this yesterday, but we are delighted to welcome The RS Guy as a full-time contractor to the RuneScape Community Team!

Mod RSguy joins us to focus exclusively on Creators, rather than as a Community Manager. Mod Rsguy will be working closely with the entire RuneScape team to help us design our content to enable more creative opportunities for Creators, through to how we can better celebrate and support the success of anyone who wants to create in RuneScape.

This is something that’s been about 9 months in the making, and we’re really excited to see what we can do with Mod Rsguy on the team too!

Alright, that’s it from me. Lots to digest there, but I hope really exciting. Yuey and Doom will be in the comments below, so do drop em a message if you have anything to say!

Speak soon.

Mod Hooli

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27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Hello 'Scapers.
I've moved to a new position within Jagex, which I don't think I can say much about right now! What I can definitely tell you is that it's all very exciting!

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you ask!) there is only one Doom so I can't be in two places at once. I will be stepping aside, and Mod Yuey will be taking my place within the RuneScape Community Team. Some of you may have seen that listing where we were looking for a new CM to join the team, and that was, indeed, in my stead. Yuey is already doing incredible work behind the scenes, and I'm very excited for you to meet them next Wednesday!

I'm keeping my Golden Crown, my Mod title and my desk, right in the heart of Jagex HQ. I'm going to proudly carry the learnings from the past 16 months with me into this new opportunity - and what a ride it's been! Hosting the Golden Gnomes, dusting off Beta Worlds, helping launch RuneScape's stand-alone combat style, being the bridge between the community and the JMods throughout... major updates... and helping embed player voice to shape where we're headed today. Being able to sit next to Mod Hooli and deliver that Roadmap to you meant more to me than I can say.

The RuneScape team welcomed me with open arms from the moment I arrived and I cannot thank them enough. Mods Hooli, Noms and Bam saw the potential in me and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. The team have always made time for me, listened and considered my position when championing player feedback. I cannot take credit for where RuneScape is now (SO back, by the way), because the team have worked incredibly hard to get us where we are and I have only played a small part in the grand scheme of things.

Through it all - the good, and the bad, it's been incredible. Passions can run high, and some days I've felt like I've been walking right into the Fight Kiln itself, but that's because of the love you have for RuneScape. Gielinor means so much to you - as it does to us. If I can ask you only one thing, it's this: Be kind, be constructive. Remember that the JMods you talk to behind the crown are people - people who love RuneScape, just like you. You might disagree with them, or your fellow 'Scapers on any number of platforms, but remember. It's a love of the game that brought you together.

I don't get to keep the title of RuneScape Community Manager, but I get to keep the best title of all: RuneScape fan. I'll still be part of the community, and I've not Maxed yet, so I've got a lot of stuff still to do!I'll be back in touch soon, so don't get too comfortable with me not being around - besides, you never really leave. You just take breaks.

Be good!

- Mod Doom

27 days ago - /u/JagexHooli - Direct link

Originally posted by Mage_Girl_91_

why do the unannounced title need a senior community manager tho

To talk generally (it is unannounced after all!), Community Managers being hired on unannounced/unreleased games is increasingly common.

Any game that does this gets the opportunity to really think about how they'll work with players in development, how feedback could be integrated, consider how/where they'll build the community, the pillars of the style / communications they'll have with that community etc.

It's a really cool thing and something I'm glad is being seen by the industry as more essential personally.

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by NationalTrain9353

Hi,

What's happening with inverted skillcapes?

Goodbye

I'm going to miss you, Train. Almost as much as you miss inverted skillcapes.

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by Mr_Hump

Quick forensics team, Doom is sending us a coded message. What do the bold words mean?

Definitely only one Doom. What a ride, so bad, really. -Mod Doom

I regret using bold and italics to try and emphasise words - there's no secret message unfortunately! Just words I wanted to stress in those sentences, but now you line them all up like that it sounds like a message 😂

Edit: I'm now anxious, so I've unbolded a few words, just in case.

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by Paranub

Senior community manager for something without a community seems like an odd move, but Doom, i wish you all the luck in the world.

Someone has to be there to build the foundations of where the community congregates and how we channel player feedback - even if they're not there yet, making plans is part of the process! And I'm definitely senior - I make a noise every time I stand up now...

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by laboufe

All the best on the new project doom. Absolutely sucks to lose you on RS3

Too kind, but I know RS is in excellent hands! I trust this team to keep the momentum we've got with the 2024 roadmap and beyond. I'm very lucky to have worked with them, and I will be cheering them on from the sidelines while I make the push for my Max Cape!

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by Japanese_Squirrel

Mod Doom!

You were my favorite community manager by far!

I will miss your presence a lot! (And our little interactions hehe).

Good luck with the unannounced MMO and please keep training Agility without the silverhawks! :)

Appreciate your interactions, feedback and constructive contributions, Shotokan! My agility training will continue, I promise! As for the unannounced title, you'll see more about it when we're ready to share whatever it may be! The future is a mystery to us all.

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by lighting828

That's exactly what someone who is trying to send a secret message would say.

I CAN'T WIN HERE, LIGHTING! The only winning move is not to play. Now that I think about it, that's exactly the opposite to RuneScape. When you play RuneScape, everyone wins!

27 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by Athrolaxle

Definitely not, but he’s certainly been a bright one!

Too kind, but hear hear! There is much light, and hope, still brightly burning within in this Community - we're going to keep moving forward, together, for many years to come.

24 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by The_Golden_Warthog

A few weeks back I saw you in Forinthry W84. You just got there and opened with, "Hey guys! :D" with your nice golden crown next to your name. Typically, when a mod shows up there, everyone kind of trips over themselves to say something or get a word in. But, this time, everyone seemed to just ignore it and, almost instantly, the topic was changed. I always felt kinda bad no one addressed you. Anyway, hope you have fun in your new role.

That means players are getting used to seeing gold crowns in the world chat - that's a good thing! The more normal it is to see JMods in game, the better. Thanks for your kind words.

24 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by Narmoth

I'll be back in touch soon, so don't get too comfortable with me not being around

That is like telling us "I'll turn your air supply back on soon, so don't get too comfortable with no air being available to breathe..."

Oh, Narmoth - you're in great hands. Don't worry! I'm going to have "No Air" stuck in my head for the rest of the day now, though, so... thanks for that!

24 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by Zofistian

You shall live on in our hearts forever Doomsies. #HereComesTheDoom

In an age of light or one of chaos, there will always be... DOOM!

24 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by frog_goblin

Man as much as I’m so proud for you I’m also pretty nervous now about ongoing community help because you have been amazing with it

The community are in excellent hands, with a team of experts I trust wholeheartedly to deliver on our goals to help RuneScape be truly player driven and keep on doing the awesome work we've been doing so far! It's not a one-man show, by any means, so please don't think my departure means anything will change.

24 days ago - /u/JagexDoom - Direct link

Originally posted by yarglof1

I'm really looking forward to the day you can say much about your new position, and being a part of that community as well!

It's very exciting and something I look forward to sharing more about in the future. Until then, I'll be cheering RuneScape on from the sidelines just like all of us here on the subreddit!