[Informer Article] A Very Full Short Month

posted by Shane on 2 March 2015 at 09:04

February is typically known as the "short month" but we have a large amount of items to discuss in a short period of time. Jason got us started this month with a discussion of the inferred financial situation of Jagex as a corporation. He also went into why he feels a more thorough explanation should be given as to the membership price increase in an article entitled Fatal Financials. Also on the RuneScape plane Mr. Bistro brought us our first video article. He discusses why the wilderness is A Dead Wilderness and why any attempt to revive it is good. Let us know what you think of this type of article. Continuing with the Wilderness and one of the February updates, Mr Rickles, talks about the new WildyWyrms are great bait. February also brought us GameBlast 15 and Double XP Weekend. Tanis feels a special connection to the charity involved with GameBlast, SpecialEffect. Tanis took specific effort to highlight some of the case studies that SpecialEffect offers on their website, the stories are truly heartwarming and remind us all why SpecialEffect is very important. While we have only had RuneLabs for the better part of two months I thought it was important to bring to light Why RuneLabs Must Be Successful. I posited that RuneLabs is important for the future of RuneScape in the same way that the groundbreaking Free-to-Play model was important in the early 2000s. Finally, Alex talked about the 199th quest, Dishonour Among Thieves, in Heist is Nice. It's a typical Alex quest review that sums up the quest in what matters most, beware, spoilers ahead.

In our lone non-RuneScape article this month, Duke Juker talked about game franchises. The article starts off talking about popular games such as Halo and Call of Duty and then asks, when will the next one of these big game franchises be born?

With this month having a Double XP Weekend it certainly provided interesting results for our Crafting Skill of The Month. Once again, Tim took victory after a very close 3-way race for first. Tim finished with 46,335,932 experience. Rounding out the top 3 were blethorskite with 35.7m experience and Jamandy52 with 31.8m.

Congratulations Tim!


Also in February our Community Ambassador team saw impressive development. Through the leadership of Earth and the rest of the team they have successfully expanded their reach to Old School RuneScape. February was the perfect month for such a thing to happen with Old School being opened to free players. With the Community Ambassador team being successful in their efforts both in game with events and out of game we thought this would be the perfect time to create the Old School RuneScape Discussion forum.

Before you March off I suggest you check out our YouTube channel. There you can find Paul's ongoing Returning to RuneScape series encompassing tips for those who have just come back to the game or for those who may not be taking advantage of all RuneScape 3 has to offer. You can also find our first full length quest play though there as well, but as warned, spoilers ahead.

Take care and have a fun month with quest 200.

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

New OSRS Forum!

posted by Earth on 21 February 2015 at 23:19

Hey y'all!
In light of the success of our inaugural Old School RuneScape event, the powers that be have decided to grant us our very own Old School RuneScape discussion forum! This is, as the name implies, a forum for everyone to discuss Old School RuneScape.
Additionally, we will now be posting OSRS news updates in the RuneScape News Discussion forum with an [OSRS] tag :)

Additionally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Community Ambassador team for their hard work in reaching out to the Old School RuneScape community. I have not done very much in terms of Old School RS - Shwa and Magicking did all of this on their own! :)

Thank you everyone who attended our event :)

OSRS F2P Event

posted by Shwa on 17 February 2015 at 20:18

F2P Hide and Seek Giveaway after community event

When:Saturday February 21st at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1pm Central, 7pm UTC
Where: Lumbridge(Where ever the duo-event ends up) World: 381
What to bring: If you want to hide, be ready to be taking notes of the people that find you

How this is going to work is that after the duo-event with The Great Newb Project, which will involve helping out and giving stuff to the new F2P newcomers, we will be having a game of hide and seek. Now this will be a bit different than others we've done, because instead of marking down who found the most and marking a winner, we will be giving away cash for each person found. Each person hiding will keep a list of the people that find them. There will be one central "gatekeeper" such as myself or whoever wants to, who will have the cash stack. They will ask the various hiders if a person has found them, and based on the number of confirmed finds will give out something like 12k per person found, unless there is more than 4-7 people hiding in which case 10k per person found.

If anyone wants to be a hider, they should contact me in the next 48 hours. Sorry about the short notice, had some confusion with trade restrictions and real-life scheduling. Contact me via PM if you want to be a hider.