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||Senior Community Manager||@JagexAcorn|
|Mod Arcane||Junior Content Developer||@JagexArcane|
|Mod Archie||Video Producer||@JagexArchie|
|Mod Argo||QA Analyst||N/A|
|Mod Ash||Principal Content Developer||@JagexAsh|
|Mod Banjo||Editorial Manager||@JagexBanjo|
|Mod Boko||Game Engine Developer||@JagexBoko|
|Mod Bonsai||Executive Producer||N/A|
|Mod Bruno||Junior QA Analyst||@JagexBruno|
|Mod Curse||QA Analyst||@JagexCurse|
|Mod Deagle||Associate Art Director||@JagexDeagle|
|Mod Ed||Senior Content Developer||@JagexEd|
|Mod Elena||Junior Content Developer||@JagexElena|
|Mod Errol||Editorial Team||@JagexErrol|
|Mod Fed||QA Manager||N/A|
|Mod Flippy||Junior Content Developer||@JagexFlippy|
|Mod Gayns||Brand & Product Marketing Executive||N/A|
|Mod Gee||Junior Character Artist||@JagexGee|
|Mod Halo||QA Analyst||@JagexHalo|
|Mod Husky||Content Developer||@JagexHusky|
|Mod Impact||Junior Community Manager||N/A|
|Mod Jndr||Lead Producer||N/A|
|Mod John C||Product Manager||@JagexJohnC|
|Mod Kandosii||Product Marketing Manager||N/A|
|Mod Kieren||Lead Content Developer||@JagexKieren|
|Mod Lenny||Content Developer||@JagexLenny|
|Mod Lottie||Senior Product Analyst||@JagexLottie|
|Mod Lyric||Project Manager||N/A|
|Mod Mack||Junior Content Developer||@JagexMack|
|Mod Maylea||Content Developer||N/A|
|Mod MikeD||Product Director||N/A|
|Mod Nasty||Product Analyst||@JagexNasty|
|Mod Nin||Game Engine Developer||@JagexNin|
|Mod Oasis||Junior Content Developer||@JagexOasis|
|Mod Roq||Upload Manager||@JagexRoq|
|Mod Squid||Content Developer||@JagexSquid|
|Mod Steve W||Player Support Manager||N/A|
|Mod Sween||Lead Community Manager||@JagexSween|
|Mod Tide||Junior Content Developer||@JagexTide|
|Mod Vegard||Senior Game Engine Developer||@JagexVegard|
|Mod Weath||Anti Cheating Specialist||@JagexWeath|
Former Jagex Moderators
|Mod Ayiza||Community Manager||Resigned||@AyizaTV|
|Mod Day||Junior QA Analyst||Summer internship completed||@O_Frabjous__Day|
|Mod Delta||Content Developer||Resigned||@DeltaOSRS|
|Mod Gambit||Community Manager||Resigned||@JagexGambit|
|Mod Ghost||Senior Artist||Resigned||@OSRSGhost|
|Ian Gower||Game Engine Developer||Resigned||@MrIanGower|
|Mod Jed||Content Developer||Dismissed from employment||@JagexJed|
|Mod Krista||Content Developer||Returned to micro-transaction team for RuneScape||@JagexKrista|
|Mod Kristy||QA Analyst||Returned to the RuneScape team||N/A|
|Mod Mat K||Senior Product Manager||Resigned||@RealMatK|
|Mod Maz||Content Developer||Resigned||@SquirrelledMaz|
|Mod Merchant||Community Manager||Resigned||@coL_Merchant|
|Mod Munro||Junior Content Developer||Resigned||@JagexMunro|
|Mod Nexus||Content Developer||Returned to the RuneScape team as a technical developer in late summer 2013, then resigned around June 2018||@JagexNexus|
|Mod Reach||Content Developer||Dismissed from employment||@TheMadDan|
|Mod Ronan||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||Product Marketing Manager||Resigned||@Stone_OSRS|
|Mod TomH||Lead QA Analyst||Resigned||@tshostler|
|Mod Wolf||QA Analyst||Resigned||@Jay_Wilton|
|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.)*
- Jagex. Mod Gambit's Twitter account. 24 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 25 February 2020.) Mod Gambit: "Hi gamers. It's time for me to take the next step in my career, meaning this'll be my last week at Jagex. I'd like to thank Jagex & the OSRS team, as well as all of you for sharing your passion for the game. I'll still be around on Twitter, sharing my next adventure!"
- Jagex. Mod Ghost's Twitter account. 22 January 2020. (Archived from the original on 27 May 2020.) Mod Ghost: "Hi, I've had a great time creating art for Old School RuneScape and it's community! Now it's time for me to pursue a new adventure in my artistic development. I'm certain that Old School RuneScape will continue to move from strength to strength in the years ahead. Thank you."
- Mod Ronan. "Farewell Mod Ian." 25 October 2016. Old School RuneScape Forums.
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 26 September 2018. (Archived from the original on 26 December 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. Old School 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. (Archived from the original on 27 May 2020.) 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. Mod Maz's Twitter account. 16 September 2019. (Archived from the original on 27 May 2020.) Mod Maz: "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."
- Jagex. Mod Munro's Twitter account. 25 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 27 may 2020.) Mod Munro: "It is with great sadness to tell you I have left the Old School Team and Jagex. I have had such a great time working with the team and delivering new content in the past 8 months. I wish the team and the community all the best in the future, keep on doing what you love <3"
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 19 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 27 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Nexus asked to move back to RS3 in the late summer of 2013, since he thought there'd be more interesting project possibilities there. And since then, he's left the studio."
- Mod Meadows. "2010 Dungeoneering Developers' Blog." 10 June 2019. Reddit Forums.
- Mod Mat K. "Mod Reach." 21 April 2015. Old School RuneScape News. Today, Mod Reach was dismissed from employment at Jagex, following an investigation into serious misuse of moderator privileges.
- Jagex. Mod Wolf's Twitter account. 30 September 2019. (Archived from the original on 27 May 2020.) Mod Wolf: "I'm sad to announce that I'm leaving the @OldSchoolRS team and Jagex today."