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|As the year is quickly coming to a end now, I thought I would make a blog to discuss about how my life has been over the past year and more or less to reflect upon the future ahead of me on RuneZone, on Runescape and IRL too. I suppose this could also be considered a update about how I've been doing in general really lol.
2014 has perhaps been the most surprising year I've had in quite some time to be honest with you. It's been a year filled with a lot of up's and downs, although It's also been a year that I've learned a lot about myself and I feel like I have fully grown and developed as a individual this year. I feel like I've probably become a better person; I'm still a pain at times and quite annoying sometimes though.
Let's talk about Runescape first though! This year has been pretty eventful for me in regards to my xp gaining and the progress I have made over the past few months too. One of the major things I'm particularly proud of the most is as some of you Zoners may know, I'm currently working on 120 Divination as it's perhaps my most favorite skill on Runescape; at first, I didn't particularly plan on working on it and was still training it after 99 purely for fun, but once the master capes were released it provides me a lot of motivation to go for it. One of the major things I've been doing for my Divination gains is Guthix Cache, a Divination D&D every 3 hours where you can gain up to 70k (depending on your level) and a 20 min boost if you get full points which allows you to deposit all your energies into rift all at once. I will probably make a guide for anyone who is interested in knowing how to play it efficiently for the best rewards sometime in the future. This is how much xp I have so far.
I certainly hope to achieve 120 Divination sometime in Summer next year, if I continue to make the steady progress that I've been making lately, although it is possible to have sometime in May if I have so much free time in College.
As well as that, I've also progressed so much in terms of my overall levels. I managed to gain two 99's in Fletching and Fishing. I haven't particularly focused too much of my time on working on 99's, I've more or less spent a lot of time training to get most of my non-combat stats to 70+ and work on my total level; I have been trying to get into combat a lot more so I've been working on my combat stats for a little bit too. Here my current stats so far.
As you can obviously tell, I'm very happy with the progress I have made. 2014 in my opinion has been a great year for Runescape; I have thoroughly enjoyed a lot of new content we have received this year and I'm very happy to end the year with a lot of gains and levels. I think 2015 will perhaps be the year where I will work on getting a lot more 99's and maybe work on possibly getting a max cape or possibly work on getting either: 120 Runecrafting, 120 Firemaking or 120 Woodcutting.
Now, moving on to RuneZone! I haven't exactly been entirely active around here like I used to be a few years ago, but this year has been pretty good. I will admit, this place has certainly changed a lot for me; there is so many new faces around here and a lot of my old friends have disappeared or went inactive, but there is still one reason why I'm still popping in and trying to get involved whenever I have the time - that is the community here. The site certainly has it's ups and downs, but I think the major reason why I'm still around is because of the community spirit; I love how diverse and accepting the community is towards older and newer members around here. The friendships I have formed and developed over the past year has been very important to me - I still have and I'm still making some amazing friends who I consider family to me; they have been a major influence on me and have certainly helped me during times when I feel down about everything.
What do I expect for RuneZone in 2015? Honestly, I don't really know what to expect. One of the major things about this year I'm very disheartened about is the closure of RuneRadio - I never listened to it a lot, but I still have some amazing memories from it and It has been the most used used feature on this site; It seems to have made a mixed impact on the site, however one of the major things I'm rather looking forward to and interested in is the future of RuneZone. I don't know whether these changes will bring positive or negative effects, but one thing for certain is the community spirit will certainly never die - I just hope the community continues to be amazing next year and embrace change like I have tried too over 2014.
In terms of real life stuff, so much has happened to me over the past year! This year has been a year which I've been given a lot of opportunities to find out what I really want to do with myself and what career I would possibly like in the future. I'm incredibly proud of passing my GCSE exams because they have provided myself a massive confidence boost in regards to my work ethic and how I'm doing in Education. I'm now half-way through my first year in Six Form College studying English Literature, Ethics & Philosophy and History - subjects I've been enjoying a lot this year. All of that aside, this year hasn't exactly been perfect; as some of you are aware, I've been dealing with a lot of personal issues which I'm still dealing with today (which I won't be talking about here because I'd like to remain positive in this blog), although I suppose it's a good thing I've faced challenges - It's made me ten times a better person and I feel like I've become much stronger emotionally and mentally. I suppose this year has been a real wake up call for myself and a year which I've learned and developed as a person. Hopefully, in the future I will go to University to study English Literature; I think someday I will become a writer as English Literature is something I love with a passion.
Mike H - You're one of my best and closest friends here on RuneZone. I know sometimes I can really annoying and a pain at times, but I'm glad we're still friends. You always manage to cheer me up and make me feel happy, even when I feel incredibly low about life in general. You've just been there when I need to release my feelings and frustrations, it's something I appreciate a lot. It's really scary how we are so similar and how we think-a-like all the time. Thank you for being a great friend and a fantastic person. I certainly hope you have a great 2015.
Lizzy - You are THE most fabulous and THE most amazing singer ever. I'm so glad we're still great friends, I consider you like my sister! I'm also glad that you have been very supportive to me when I have been feeling really low - your advice has certainly been very helpful. You're a fantastic person and you have a great personality. I always enjoy talking to you on a daily basis and having some karaoke sessions with you on Teamspeak or on Skype. Cheers for everything and I certainly hope you have a very happy and exciting 2015.
Verhaert3 - We have been talking to each other quite a lot over the past two months or so. I'm really glad we became closer, you're pretty much one of my best friends here. I absolutely love talking to you - you're always so positive and you've made me smile when I feel down - I couldn't ask for anything better from you. Cheers for being such a fantastic person! Oh by the way, cheers for teasing me on Skype with chocolate and stuff....
I would also like to take the time to thank YOU guys and all the staff team for making RuneZone what it is today - a fantastic site and a community which I could consider family. #Zonersunite. Well, I guess that's pretty much it to be honest. All I can say to summarize my year is there been a lot of ups and downs, but overall it's been pretty great. I'm very much looking forward to 2015 and what there is to come for RuneZone, on Runescape and in my life. Cheers for reading this blog and I hope you all had a merry christmas and have a happy new year.
Dec 29 2014, 12:40 PMDropbox
|Great blog! |
Dec 29 2014, 5:09 PMVerhaert3
|Such a nice thing to read. Thank you too, James ! |