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A player trying to trade, and requesting assistance with a Jagex Mod.
Mod Mark's gravestone.

Jagex Moderators[1], also known as Staff Moderators,[2]Jagex Mods, JMods[3] or admins are employees working for Jagex Ltd. Jagex Moderator accounts are only used for work purposes such as play-testing, debugging, attended surgeries, and dealing with in-game situations. Additionally, employees can only login to a JMod account while inside one of the Jagex offices. Currently, there are about four hundred JMods.[4]

Jagex Moderator accounts will always have a gold crown File:Jmod crown.png beside their name when in public chat, and a gold background when posting on the forums. JMod usernames will always begin with "Mod", except for three exceptions - Ian, Paul, and Andrew Gower's RuneScape names are simply Ian, Paul and Andrew, respectively [5]. There are also at least two former Jagex Moderators (Sirmodsteve, and Rsguide) who no longer work with Jagex.[6] Jagex has also made it so that players' names cannot begin with 'Mod' so that it will cause less confusion among players. Other types of moderators include Player Moderators and Forum Moderators.

Observations

A level 1 Jagex Moderator.
  • Jagex Moderators have the combined abilities of both Forum and Player Moderators, and additional abilities above and beyond which enable them to carry out functions related to their duties. Jagex Moderators may also possess additional abilities not normally available to players, such as turning invisible, but such abilities have not yet been confirmed by a Jagex Moderator.
Jagex Moderators can simply type a command to teleport.
  • Jagex Moderators have the ability to add or remove items in their inventory, modify their skills (and thus their combat level)[7], and teleport to any location in Gielinor. They may also walk through scenery and onto any terrain, including physical boundaries which would normally block passage, an ability commonly referred to as noclip.
  • Players used to be able to trade with and attack Jagex Moderators. Now, however, Jagex Moderators can no longer be attacked or traded with by a player in any way. The change was to prevent players from receiving unfair advantages resulting from a JMod's ability to create any item. If a player were to trade with a Jagex Moderator now, the player would receive the message: "Sorry, but you can't trade with Jagex Moderators." Players can still play against a Jagex moderator on FunOrb, however.
Jagex Moderators possess gold crowns in clan chat.
  • JMods can be teleported away, attacked, and killed by random events and other Jagex Moderators. Gravestones of Jagex Mods cannot be repaired or blessed[8], and it is not known whether or not other Jagex Mods can do so. It is not known whether or not a Jagex Mod loses items when they die.
  • Anything said by a Jagex Moderator can always be seen regardless of a player's chat settings. Additionally, Jagex Moderators can always see when a player is online and send private messages even when private chat is turned off. When in a clan chat channel, Jagex Moderators have a gold crown icon and abilities comparable to the channel owner.
Jagex Moderators also have special abilities on the RuneScape Forums.
  • On the RuneScape Forums, Jagex Moderators have the ability to use HTML and JavaScript. This ability allows them to include images in their posts, use different fonts, and change their background colour. Additionally, Jagex Moderators can edit other player's posts as well as make threads into stickies. Actions preformed by Jagex Moderators such as locking a thread or editing a title cannot be undone by a Forum Moderator. There are possibly several other forum related abilities which are still unknown.
  • Although Jagex Moderators are widely known for their golden crowned accounts, most, do have normal RuneScape accounts but to protect their identity they cannot be revealed to anyone whatsoever.
Two Jagex Moderators "noclipped" into the middle of a pond.

How to become a Jagex Moderator

In order to become a Jagex Moderator, players must be a member of Jagex's staff. Applicants for jobs must be at least 18 years old, and be able to work in the United Kingdom[9].

Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard has this advice for prospective Jagex employees: "Being bright, passionate, creative, hard working and living in the UK (which is where the offices are based) is a distinct advantage... Typically, maths and science are the most sought after skills for our developers... Working for Jagex is not just about your degree but more about identifying with the Jagex culture, which is all about excellence, hard work, passion for games and having fun... we tend to look for bright, hard working people with a passion for games... We tend to employ a lot of people as they leave university, so around 21~22, I would say."[7]

References

  1. ^ RuneScape Game Guide Jagex Moderators
  2. ^ Update:New In-Game Player Moderators
  3. ^ RuneScape Player Dictionary - J
  4. ^ RuneScape Forums Even more answers...... Mvt Tank question to Mod Mmg.
  5. ^ RuneScape Forums I Need A Mod! (Forum Help), Page 3216
  6. ^ http://www.tip.it/runescape/index.php?news&id=394
  7. ^ a b Gerhard, Mark (2009-02-16). Even more answers....... RuneScape Forums, News & Announcements. Jagex. Retrieved on 2009-02-20. Question: "can a Jagex mod switch there [sic] combat level from combat 3-138 within a few seconds? And then go back to level 3 once again?" Answer: "Yes, Jagex Mods are awesome. Sadly - or perhaps luckily - we can’t use them from home"
  8. ^ File:Jagex grave text.png
  9. ^ Current Vacancies. Careers. Jagex. Retrieved on 2009-02-20. “Applicants must be over the age of 18 and be able to work in the United Kingdom.”
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