Jagex Moderators, also known as Staff Moderators, Jagex Mods, JMods, or admins, are employees working for Jagex Ltd. Jagex Moderator accounts are only used for work purposes such as play-testing, debugging, and dealing with in-game situations.
Jagex Moderators also have access to certain tools to aid in community events or quality assurance that players do not have access to, such as the rotten potato, egg, cabbage, carrot, and strawberry. For security, employees can only login to a Jagex Moderator account while connected to a designated server. A selection of Moderators often appear on the weekly Old School RuneScape live stream where they discuss recent events, answer player-submitted questions, and show off upcoming updates.
Jagex Moderator accounts will always have a gold crown () beside their name when talking in public and private game chat and a gold background when posting on the forums. Jagex Moderator usernames will always begin with "Mod" with the exception of Paul, Ian, and Andrew, the creators of RuneScape. Additionally, Jagex has also made it so that players' names cannot begin or have the word 'Mod' in their name to prevent confusion and potential scamming among players (i.e. Rule 5, which is Jagex staff impersonation).
Mod West explained some of the OSRS team's design process in a comment as followed:
|“||We have 3 scrum teams: The Wardens, The Unknown and The Operators. And also 2 ‘resource’ teams, Grafix (which consists of the 4 artists) and CM and then management above it all. We also get help from the audio team when we need music and sound FX.
We have 1 scrum (Wardens) alongside CM and Grafix who work on the big update of that period, currently that’s SOTE, before it was Kebos.
The Operators handle weekly updates, so that’s QoL and of late lots of PvP updates.
Old School RuneScape Jagex Moderators
|Name||Image||Title||Official Twitter account|
|Mod Acorn||Community Manager|
|Mod Archie||Video Producer|
|Mod Ash||Principal Content Developer|
|Mod Bonsai||Executive Producer||N/A|
|Mod Bruno||Junior QA Analyst|
|Mod Curse||QA Analyst|
|Mod Ed||Content Developer|
|Mod Fed||QA Manager||N/A|
|Mod Flippy||Junior Content Developer|
|Mod Gambit||Community Manager|
|Mod Gee||Junior Character Artist|
|Mod Ghost||Senior Artist|
|Mod Husky||Junior Content Developer|
|Mod John C||Product Manager|
|Mod Kieren||Lead Content Developer|
|Mod Kristy||QA Analyst||N/A|
|Mod Lenny||Junior Content Developer|
|Mod Lottie||Senior Product Analyst|
|Mod Nasty||Junior Product Analyst|
|Mod Oasis||Junior Content Developer|
|Mod Roq||Upload Manager|
|Mod Sween||Senior Community Manager|
|Mod Tide||Junior Content Developer|
|Mod Weath||Anti Cheating Specialist|
Former Jagex Moderators
|Mod Ayiza||Community Manager||Resigned|
|Mod Delta||Content Developer||Resigned|
|Ian Gower||Game Engine Developer||Resigned|
|Mod Jed||Content Developer||Dismissed from employment|
|Mod Krista||Content Developer||Returned to micro-transaction team for RuneScape 3|
|Mod Day||Junior QA Analyst||Summer internship completed|
|Mod Mat K||Senior Product Manager||Resigned|
|Mod Maz||Content Developer||Resigned|
|Mod Merchant||Community Manager||Resigned|
|Mod Munro||Junior Content Developer||Resigned|
|Mod Reach||Content Developer||Dismissed from employment|
|Mod Ronan||Senior Community Manager||Moved to Social Media & Video Marketing Manager for Jagex on 9 August 2017, then resigned on 16 March 2018.|
|Mod Stone||Product Marketing Manager||Resigned|
|Mod TomH||Lead QA Analyst||Resigned|
|Mod Wolf||QA Analyst||Resigned|
|13 October 2014
|Old School sees the addition of Ian Gower and Mod Archie. Ian, not to be confused with Mod Ian, joins as a game engine developer and Mod Archie joins as the video journalist.|
- Mod West. "Vote No to Warding". 2019-07-20. (Archived from the original on 2019-07-20.)*
- Mod Ronan. "Farewell Mod Ian." 25 October 2016. Old School RuneScape Forums.
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 26 September 2018. Mod Ash: "I'm afraid that person no longer works here and isn't expected to be around."
- Mod Ayiza. "An Important Announcement." 20 September 2018. RuneScape News. We confirm that a Member of The Old School Team was dismissed from employment at Jagex following gross misuse of moderator privileges.
- Jagex. OldSchoolRS's Twitter account. 16 May 2019. OldSchoolRS: "We also say a heartfelt farewell to @JagexMatK. Thank you for all your work on Old School RuneScape. You'll be greatly missed, Mat! The newspost contains a message from Mat to you - the community."
- Jagex. JagexMaz's Twitter account. 16 September 2019. JagexMaz: "OS and RS players. Thank you all for your inspiration and ideas, friendship and feedback over the years. It's been an honour and now my journey comes to an end."
- Mod Mat K. "Mod Reach." 21 April 2015. RuneScape News. Today, Mod Reach was dismissed from employment at Jagex, following an investigation into serious misuse of moderator privileges.
- Jagex. JagexWolf's Twitter account. 30 September 2019. JagexWolf: "I'm sad to announce that I'm leaving the @OldSchoolRS team and Jagex today."