1) When MaSoRS was founded in 2003, what were the other active and biggest skilling communities/clans/services/businesses, etc.? I did not believe there was many skilling clans out there. I found out about MaSoRs from a drop party post on Runescape Community which was massive at the time (Now known as Zybez). There was a lot of clans out there and I with other community forums like Runescape Community and tipit making it easier for recruiting but there was not many skilling ones. I believed something that really helped us was that all the PK'ing clans had a one clan limit but we managed to have the image that MaSoRs was exempt from the rule. As we did not go PK'ing it give a lot of players a different way to get involved without a combat requirement. 2) The drop parties attracted many people. Would it be ok to say that it was primarily these drop parties that caused the clan to grow over time? When joining MaSoRs there was a large focus on getting prepared for the next drop party. I think the fact that we could fill a world was outstanding so I think a lot of us would get involved a lot with resource gathering events. This included mining raids, hobgoblin mining trips, smithing assistance - helping those with slow smithing help smelt the ore we mined. We got a large increase of members on the day of the drop party but the challenge was to keep them on the forums and connected with the events. 3) Did the creation of Mining Golds in 2009 affect MaSoRS at all? I am asking this because Mining Golds instantly became the most well-known Mining community. Can't remember 09 4) Has the MaSoRS clan always revolved entirely around Mining and Smithing or has there been a shift in focus in the course of the last 5-7 years? And if there has been a shift, why? No, we have always been focused on skilling and to often help train a skill that is boring. Hoping that having the company will help with the training. Having 20-30 RC'ing airs makes it much less boring and with people you can actually do it for an hour compared to giving up after 5 minutes. For April Fools, we change the clan name to WaFoRs, Woodcutters and Firemakers of Runescape 5) I seem to have the impression from the history page on this website that MaSoRS might have been the biggest skilling clan of RSC and early RS2. Do you think that is correct or not? If not, what other clans were as big or even bigger? I joined early RS2, I would probably say there was bigger pvp clans 6) On what is the clan's focus today? I can imagine that the release of the new high-level Mining content since 2009 (LRC, Elf City) might have been bad for MaSoRS. Miners and Smither of Runescape is more a of a title that we have kept. I would not see us as the dwarves of Runescape but I see us more of a community. I quit Runescape for years and have still been active on these forums as I see it more of community. 7) Is there anything else you want me to mention about MaSoRS (that is relevant)? SDal is a nub. 8) Would it be ok if I used one of the screenshots (on this clan's history webpage) in my e-book? The owner of any image I pick would be credited, of course. Masors watermark I'd say?