[Informer Article] RuneScape's Scary Month

posted by Shane on 3 November 2014 at 16:06

October is normally the month in which everyone attempts to scare everyone else through some sort of Halloween trick. We played it relatively passive this year settling for hide and seek combined with the provided RuneScape community event, Death's Door. Jagex on the other hand took it to a whole new level.

October saw the release of Ironman mode on RuneScape. Ironman is not the only that was released, Hardcore Ironman mode, the scary version appeared too! That's why I'm going to tell you to read a Rapid Rundown from Jason on the subject. Continuing on the deathly subject of Halloween Alex tells us why this years Jagex created Halloween event was great. It's that simple. Moving from Halloween to RuneFest Mr Bistro tells us why we may be seeing more world map expansions in the future. Also, on the subject of RuneFest, the world famous Lord Rickles tells us why Chronicle is different and why we should be optimistic about this form of gameplay.

Steeping away from RuneScape for a bit Duke Juker posits an idea as to why Americans lag behind others in the scope of competitive gaming. We also bring you a guest article from Arceus, appropriately titled, Can Games be Art? It's an interesting discussion that brings up the very definitions of art and video gaming. It also lead me to some interesting thoughts pertaining to our future. Finally, capping off the month I gathered a collection of my favourite software and hardware explaining why they're important to the future of computer development. Not only do they work beautifully they all solve problems in new and unique ways. You can delve deeper into this in The Quest for an Alternate User Interface.

At the end of the month the October Woodcutting Skill of The Month was scary for those not in first place. Arceus eclipsed the competition by gathering 20 million Woodcutting experience. Almost double that of second place, Flash, with 10.3 million experience gained. Third place was awarded to Pyrnassius with 7.7 million experience gained.

Arceus, here is your trophy:


That is all for this month! Hope you settle in for the winter ahead (unless you're in the southern hemisphere) and enjoy yourselves!

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

A Halloween Triple Feature

posted by Shane on 27 October 2014 at 16:26

This Friday we'll be hosting a classic Halloween event! Whether or not it is spooky is up to you. We'll begin with a live recording of RSBANDBUpdate! in which we'll discuss this weeks replayable quest and the Divination Distraction and Diversion. After this we'll head on to RuneScape for one of our world famous hide and seek events. After this we'll go visit Death and exorcise his house of unwanted spirits.

RSBANDBUpdate! Live

The RSBANDBUpdate! recording will be done live in our Mumble server. We invite you to come in, listen, and participate in the discussion pertaining to this weeks updates. Live shows are always interesting as there's the chance you may hear something that's not worthy of making it into the final show ;) ;) ;).

You can ask your questions for this weeks show here.

Where: RSBandB Mumble server.
When: October 31 - 7pm Pacific, 8pm Mountain, 9pm Central, 10pm Eastern, 2am UTC

Hide and Seek

Where: World 72, meet north of Falador lodestone.
When: October 31 - 8:30pm Pacific, 9:30pm Mountain, 10:30pm Central, 11:30pm Eastern, 3:30am UTC
Other Info: Please join friends chat 'BitsBytes' for instructions on how this event works. Hiding will be limited to the surface world, non-quest, members areas.

Death's House

This part of the event will begin after the hide and seek event has finished. The seek portion of hide and seek will be limited to 25 minutes. After this we will promptly head to Death's House for some community ghost busting. If you haven't got your desired amount of points, don't worry, this is your chance!

Hope to see you all there!

Revival of Boss Takedown!

posted by Earth on 22 October 2014 at 15:41

Howdy, y'all!

This Saturday, October 25th, at 1:00 PM RSBandB time (12 Noon Pacific, 3 PM Eastern, 7 PM UTC, 8 PM BST), we will be reviving our Boss Takedown event! We are partnering with Clan Quest, and will be starting off with the Kalphite King!

We will be meeting at the Shantay Pass on World 72.

I hope that it goes without saying that you should bring your combat gear and such :wink:

Here is a link to a strategy guide for the Kalphite King.

Please be in the friends chat "Earth271072" (that's twenty-seven one zero seven two)

Hope to see you all there!