[Informer Article] Welcome to 2015

posted by Shane on 1 January 2015 at 19:58

We offered our writers a chance to take a month off of covering RuneScape with the chance of writing on any topic they desired. This lead to some very interesting articles that showcase a different side of our writers.

Not everyone took this chance though, Alex was very insistent on publishing his RuneScape Christmas Story which he used as a contest entry in 2013. Tanis also drew up a Letter to Santa Claus in which he outlined his wishes for 2015 in RuneScape, they are all very novel and we could all stand to benefit from them. Next we headed away from the realm of RuneScape... Mr Bistro talks about sandbox games and why he enjoys them so much. Duke Juker talked about something that many find dull, history, but he has declared it as his passion. Meanwhile, Jason talked about MMORPG.com's MMO face-off featuring RuneScape in Who's the Best? Venturing back to the realm of Jagex-land Lord Rickles postulates on what the demise of Jagex's Transformers game means for the company in 2015. Finally, I had the chance to write the article I had been waiting years to write, The Best Episode of Trek - Part 1. It is a great adventure from start to finish with many great experiences to get you into the Star Trek franchise.

It's not all a fantasy generated by our writers though, December saw our first Constitution Skill of The Month. Flash held a lead throughout the first half of the month but in a surprise lead change Metalmaniac9 picked up first place. Metalmaniac9 continued on creating a close competition for first place. In the end he prevailed with 2,747,227 experience gained. Flash took second place with 2,282,364. Third place was awarded to Tyler with 1.8 million experience gained.

Congratulations MetalManiac, here's your trophy!


With 2014 coming to a close we also like to see how everyone fared throughout the entire year. Blethorskite wins this years Skiller of The Year title after gaining a whopping 98,059,276 experience!!! Flash came in second with 72,696,737 and Pyrnassius came in third with 37,573,292.

With that being said congratulations to all competitors of 2014 and all the best in the 2015 Skill of The Month competitions! Get going, it's time to start earning experience once more.

Finally with another year coming to a close we would like to say Thank You, to everyone. Thank You to everyone who has been a part of this great community in some way or another from those who listen to the podcast and post on the forums with great ideas to those who chat with us in our chat channel in game. It is the interactions that I and many other staff members witness that make this all worthwhile. 2015 is shaping up to be an impressive year and we will continue to provide what you enjoy whether it's here on Informer, on Update, or elsewhere.

Thank you, we hope you have a safe and happy new year and that your 2015 will be filled with success, joy, and happiness!

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

RSBANDB's Christmas Spectacular!

posted by MageGuy08 on 15 December 2014 at 15:53

Hello everybody!

It's holiday time! As it is the time of the year for giving, we have decided to host an event where you can do just that; RSBANDB's own Secret Santa! To enter, you just have to post in this topic, please be clear if you want take part in Secret Santa. Shane will take down your names and will randomly assign you somebody else from this topic Thursday night, which will be sent to you in a private message.

Before this though there will be more events!

First, we will be going to God Wars Dungeon for a Boss Takedown on Thursday night at 10PM Eastern (8PM MST, 7pm PST)! We will be on World 72, and YOU will pick what boss we face! The poll for this will be running until Wednesday afternoon.

On Friday, we will have a live recording of RSBANDBUpdate!, followed immediately by a Christmas-themed bingo game in Mumble! The live show is set to start at 10PM Eastern, or 8PM MST.

Gifts will be exchanged on Saturday, December 20 at 5PM Eastern (3PM MST, 2PM PST, 10pm UTC) on World 72 behind the Seers Village bank. At this time, we will also be hosting a costume contest! The winner will receive a prize. Please note that there will be NO COSMETIC OVERRIDES ALLOWED.

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays everybody! Hope to see you all this weekend!

[Informer Article] No Nonsense November

posted by King Kulla on 1 December 2014 at 15:39

Hello everyone! I'm back again to show you all the cool things that we got up to last month at RSBandB!

To start us off this month, Duke took a trip to Retrotown in his article "Out with the New, In with the Old" where he extolls the virtues of older games, something we should all remember! In Runescape related areas, Alex just couldn't wait to say that "Prifddinas is Awesome!" Mr Bistro detailed what the "New God Wars Dungeon" might look like, whereas Mason discussed what problems were causing the "Runescape's Divine Energy Crisis". To round out the month for Runescape, Tanis detailed his "Top Five Updates of 2014". To bridge the gap to other games, Jason had a long look at the "Awesomely Inefficient: Dual Wielding in Games". Finally, Shane sparked great debate with his Digg-centric article entitled "The Great Social News Experiment"

This past month's Fishing Skill of the Month competition saw a fierce battle between Pyrnassius and Flash, both of whom raced down the stretch neck and neck into the last week. In the end, Pyrnassius took the gold, with 5.61M experience, edging Flash who ended at 5.47M experience. Congratulations to Pyrnassius, here is your trophy!


Thank you everyone for following along with me, hope you all had a great month, and hopefully you have a good December as well!

King Kulla

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.