Ben_Goten78Member Since Jul 22 2003 8:15 PM
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A member since pre-hack in 2003, I ended up as Senior Moderator/occasional King while leading the development of content for the Zybez RS Help website. zybez.net ultimately landed me in my first web development job, and I've been doing web development ever since.
Thank you to RSC/Zybez, particularly W13 and those who saw potential in me, a then 14 year old kid in high school. And to all those that have kept in touch with me over the years, there are too many to name! You rock!
The below Bio was written by me back in 2006/7 and featured on the Zybez website:
RS Help Position: Head of Content
Time With Zybez: 3 years and counting
Time Playing RuneScape: 4 years. Now retired.
A Little More...
A Short Biography [ Ben_Goten78 ]
During February of 2002, I began my RuneScape journey. At level 3, I was a young and naive player. I knew nothing of the game, except for what my neighbor had taught me. I remember thinking that combat level was based on a random number of skill levels that I got. A few highlights of my Runescape past include: receiving my first set of full iron from a stranger; making a few really great friends; almost dying in the wilderness at level 63, with a red party hat and 700k on me; getting membership for the first time in Christmas 2002, subsequently gaining over 300 levels in that month, and completing all the quests; training agility at New Years Eve of 2002 at the Barb agility course; breaking the 1,000 skills mark at Dec 27 2003; the party hat dupe; the scythe drop; the Santa hat drop; the bunny ear drop; staying up until midnight on Dec 1. 2003 when the RSII beta was released, and not being able to get on; the Seer's Village party hall dupe bug (during the beta); the release of the full version of RuneScape II (knowing if the full version wasn't released, I could have grown to level 85 mining in 37 hours, as opposed to 108 in rs2); making my first mil gp by selling my friend a red mask; getting my red party hat, then losing it.
I joined RSC about 3 months before the hack. Just before the hack, I had 200 posts. I remember someone flaming me at the start, saying something along the lines of "omg stop trying to get your post count up n00b!" I, being new, replied with "what's post count?" At the start of 2003 (year 9), I got RS membership for the first time. My first day of members ever, involved around 50 people shouting out to me "omg omg omg its ben goten!!!". I was shocked that people knew me! April 2004 I became a SeMe. From then, I started to make all my guides. Around October 2004, I became mod, and late December 2004, I became a SeMod.
In 2001 I think, my dad bought our family a dog. He was sooo damn cute when he was 10 weeks hold. I wish I still had photos of him from then. He sadly passed away in 2016 at 15 years and 2 months old, the exact date that he arrived in our family, only 15 years later.
In early 2004, I got my first signs of RSI (repetitive strain injury), from playing hockey for PE. Since then, I've had to put up with pain, numbness, and inflammation in my wrists, elbows, and fingers. And no, taking a break doesn't help. My school grades haven't suffered very much from playing RuneScape. In fact, I think some subjects, RuneScape assisted my grades to improve: History (medieval stuff), Math (calculating with time), IPT (programming, typing speed), and in general, computer skills that allow me to be the fastest at doing anything on a computer in my year level.
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