Jagex Moderator

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From left to right, back:
Mods Kieren, Sween, Mat K, Archie, Ghost, Jed, Stone, and Meadows (wearing a mask of West).
From left to right, middle:
Mods Ash, Wolf, Ed, and Roq.
From left to right, front:
Mods Ry, Ayiza, and Curse, with John C laying on the floor.
Jagex moderator gold crown.png

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 (Jagex moderator emblem.png) 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).

Team composition

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.


Then the Unknown handle medium sized updates with a current focus on the opening game experience, in an effort to minimise new players dropping out of the game.


People move about scrums as projects change and not all recent updates fit into the system perfectly as this set up has been evolving over the past year.

 
Mod West on Reddit[1]



Old School RuneScape Jagex Moderators

Name Image Title Official Twitter account
Mod Acorn Mod Acorn.jpg Community Manager
@JagexAcorn
Mod Archie Mod Archie.png Video Producer
@JagexArchie
Mod Ash Mod Ash.png Principal Content Developer
@JagexAsh
Mod Bruno Mod Bruno.png Junior QA Analyst
@JagexBruno
Mod Curse Mod Curse.png QA Analyst
@JagexCurse
Mod Ed Mod Ed.png Content Developer
@JagexEd
Mod Flippy Mod Flippy.png Junior Content Developer
@JagexFlippy
Mod Gambit Mod Gambit.png Community Manager
@JagexGambit
Mod Gee Mod Gee.jpg Junior Character Artist
@JagexGee
Mod Ghost Mod Ghost.png Senior Artist
@Jagex_Ghost
Mod Husky Mod Husky.jpg Junior Content Developer
@JagexHusky
Mod John C Mod John C.png Product Manager
@JagexJohnC
Mod Kieren Mod Kieren.png Lead Content Developer
@JagexKieren
Mod Lenny Mod Lenny.png Junior Content Developer
@JagexLenny
Mod Lottie Mod Lottie.jpg Senior Product Analyst
@JagexLottie
Mod Nasty Mod Nasty.jpg Junior Product Analyst
@JagexNasty
Mod Oasis Mod Oasis.jpg Junior Content Developer
@JagexOasis
Mod Roq Mod Roq.png QA Analyst
@JagexRoq
Mod Ry Mod Ry.png Artist
@JagexRy
Mod Sween Mod Sween.jpg Senior Community Manager
@JagexSween
Mod Tide Mod Tide.jpg Junior Content Developer
@JagexTide
Mod Weath Placeholder.png Anti Cheating Specialist
@JagexWeath
Mod West Mod West.jpg Artist
@JagexWest

Former Jagex Moderators

Name Image Title Reason Twitter account
Mod Alfred Mod Alfred.png Artist Resigned
@AlfrdRS
Mod Ayiza Mod Ayiza.png Community Manager Resigned
@AyizaTV
Mod Delta Mod Delta.png Content Developer Resigned
@DeltaOSRS
Ian Gower Mod Ian Gower.png Game Engine Developer Resigned[2]
@MrIanGower
Mod Jed Mod Jed.png Content Developer Dismissed from employment[3][4]
@JagexJed
Mod Krista Mod Krista.png Content Developer Returned to micro-transaction team for RuneScape 3
@JagexKrista
Mod Day Mod Mary Day.png Junior QA Analyst Summer internship completed
@O_Frabjous__Day
Mod Mat K Mod Mat K.png Senior Product Manager Resigned[5]
@RealMatK
Mod Maz Placeholder.png Content Developer Resigned[6]
@JagexMaz
Mod Merchant Mod Merchant.png Community Manager Resigned
@coL_Merchant
Mod Munro Mod Munro.jpg Junior Content Developer Resigned
@JagexMunro
Mod Reach Mod Reach.png Content Developer Dismissed from employment[7]
@TheMadDan
Mod Ronan Mod Ronan.png Senior Community Manager Moved to Social Media & Video Marketing Manager for Jagex on 9 August 2017, then resigned on 16 March 2018.
@MLGudi
Mod Stone Mod Stone.png Product Marketing Manager Resigned
@Stone_OSRS
Mod TomH Mod TomH.png Lead QA Analyst Resigned
@tshostler
Mod Wolf Mod Wolf.png QA Analyst Resigned[8]
@Jay_Wilton

References

  1. Mod West. "Vote No to Warding". 2019-07-20. (Archived from the original on 2019-07-20.)*
  2. Mod Ronan. "Farewell Mod Ian." 25 October 2016. Old School RuneScape Forums.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.
  5. 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."
  6. 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."
  7. 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.
  8. Jagex. JagexWolf's Twitter account. 30 September 2019. JagexWolf: "I'm sad to announce that I'm leaving the @OldSchoolRS team and Jagex today."