A Decade of RSBandB [Event + Drop Party]

posted by Shane on 8 August 2014 at 17:17

Hello everyone,

It was early August 2004 when we decided to turn some basic self made tools into a fan site. They weren’t anything amazing but they lead to the creation of what has been a community that has now endured for a decade. What started with signatures and calculators has blossomed to a community centred around the forums, RuneWire, and our friends chat on RuneScape. We are forever grateful to all of you out there who were a positive influence on this website. You have made the community what it is today.

To celebrate our 10th birthday we want to invite all of you to a birthday celebration next weekend. We’ll be playing one of our favourite mini-games, Castle Wars. After that we’ll proceed to our Player Owned House for a classic RSBandB drop party. This event will take place on Sunday, August 17th at 1pm RSBandB Time (MDT) [12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 7pm UTC, 8pm BST].

We look forward to seeing you there,

Thanks for being a part of this great community!

Our Legacy

posted by Shane on 2 August 2014 at 02:32

Hello everyone and welcome to another Informer roundup!

This month brought us the release of Legacy mode. It's with good reason that a good number of our articles this month are tailored towards Legacy in one way or another. Our first article this month came from Alex and is entitled Loving Legacy. Alex highlights the authenticity of Legacy while maintaining that Jagex did not have to provide this given there are many other projects on the go, give it a read. Next up Lord Rickles made a personal discovery in RuneScape pertaining to his much loved Dragon equipment. He's Letting It Go and encourages others to do the same. One thing that became apparent throughout the Legacy beta process is that many players expect the game to behave exactly how they want. And when they don't it becomes a case of "But It's Not How *I* Wanted!" with disastrous consequences, Jason elaborates. Nostalgiascape is something that everyone who plays RuneScape experiences and there are different ways to achieve this positive feeling. Tanis shows us that we don't all need a Legacy Mode or Old School RuneScape in order to accomplish this. In our technology section I talked about The Thinning Line Between Game and Reality through the use of X-Plane, a flight simulator. Courtesy of Duke we were reminded of the origins of handheld gaming. Finally, Mr Bistro made his debut with a discussion on 120 capes, 120 Capes: A Gateway to Beyond and how they open the doorway to an untapped world of adventure on RuneScape.

In our July Divination Skill of The Month we saw a race that defied all norms. Throughout the month Flash and Tim battled for first place. While below that there was a series of ongoing battles for various placements. In the end Flash prevailed with 26,946,050 experience gained. Here is your trophy:

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Congratulations on a well fought battle!

In other news everyone should check out our summer action bar competition. Submit an action bar to the competition and it will be voted on by our community. The winner will receive a Bond and the runner ups will receive a gp prize. To enter all one needs to do is set up an action bar that shows off something you do in RuneScape. It could be for boss slaying, Slayer itself, or completing that Farming run in the most efficient manner. The contest runs through August 15th. Check out the forum thread for more details.

Next week our website, RSBandB, will be celebrating its 10th birthday. We invite you all to celebrate RSBandB's Legacy, our Legacy, with us. The following week we will be hosting a traditional birthday event. This event will be reminiscent of our most favourite events. You might have an inkling of what this event will feature but for now it's our job to leave you guessing. Full details will be released later this week.

Happy Birthday RSBandB!

See you next month.

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

Trekkie's Action Bar Competition

posted by trekkie on 26 July 2014 at 08:55

Hello everybody, with the launch of legacy and recent updates to EOC, I’ve decided to hold another action bar competition. I’m looking for new action bars to be added to our website, and for a way to share the builds that you are using with our fellow Runescape players. Please send your build with your Runescape username to actionbar@rsbandb.com or make a post here with a description of your build. Show off how to use your build to destroy bosses in God Wars Dungeon. How you set up your bar to become a tank in group events. Show how you use the action bar for herb, or farming training and how much it has helped you with daily task.

It will be voted by the RSBANDB community and with a total prize pool of 5 million GP will be offered for the top 3 players of Runescape. The contest will run from now until August 15th midnight GMT and the winners will be announced on the following RSBANDBUpdate! Podcast. Donations for the contest winners will be appreciated and you will receive an honorable mention on the show.
Show off what you have. Show off how you’ve used it, and most of all teach how other players how to become faster and better at combat, skill training or in general daily activities at all combat and skill level. And a happy Runescape day to everybody here.
RSBANDB action bar builder

~trekkie