[Informer Article] Reviewing Metric Time

posted by Shane on 1 April 2014 at 18:11

It's April 1st, April Fools' Day and we have a very boring Informer roundup for you.

With it being the first day of the month it's time to spend some time looking back at March. March started off with Lord Rickles discussing the solution that Revolution provided to many of the problems with the current combat system. Continuing with the same trend of combat with the proposition that 2014 is the beginning of a Golden Age in Combat? Is this mix of old and new what the community wants? On a more psychological level Jason looked at the various types of gamers and discussed why he is a casual gamer. Meanwhile, Duke talked about three ways aside from fun that players get involved with their video games. Alex then wrapped up the month with his analysis, Divination Diaries, in which he explains why he liked the Mahjarrat Memories mini quest so much (I agree with him).

Last night also wrapped up the March Prayer Skill of The Month competition. Davo executed a beautiful come from behind finish to finish first. What's impressive is that it was largely accomplished in the last two days of the competition.

Here's your trophy:

Davo finished with 4,403,093 experience gained. Flash came in a close second with 4,224,385 experience gained. This just goes to show that competitions can change in the last week. Surprise me again in 30 days!

As I mentioned previously this was a pretty boring day around RSBandB. There have been other great examples of April Fools pranks on the web. One of my favourites is WestJet's conversion to metric time. For those that don't remember, RSBandB converted to metric time in 2009. If you want to join WestJet simply add a '+' to your date format in your forum preferences.

See you next month everyone!

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

[Informer Article] A Mad March into March

posted by King Kulla on 3 March 2014 at 00:12

Hello everyone! It's King Kulla here again to borrow a few minutes of your time.

That's right, the seldom seen backup leader of everyone's favourite pseudo-band, Earth and the Informers, has returned! It's my pleasure to introduce all of the wonderful articles that our diligent writers have compiled for you this past month.

Alex kicked off the month by Kicking it Old School, in which he discusses his balancing act of new and old Runescape. Next, Duke was Being a Good Sport and gave us a great article on sportsmanship in gaming. After that, Jason gave us The Good, The Bad and The Honestly when it comes to Jagex's new proposed system of "Legacy Combat". Following with the combat theme, Mason pondered over the idea of Making Runescape Pure Again and how that would affect the game. Our newest writer Tanis discussed how visual impairment has affected his game experience and how many updates from Jagex have brought him Back into the Game. And last, but definitely not least, Shane asked us What Future Technology Are We Excited For?

In Skill of the Month news, the results are in on who hates the environment the most! Mageguy08 took the top honours in February's Woodcutting Skill of the Month, with an astounding 11.9M xp gained, just edging out Flash, who came in second with 11.5M xp. Rounding out the top 3 was FishFish with 6.6M xp gained.

Congratulations Mageguy08! Here is your trophy:


Until next time, RSBandB'ers! Have a safe month.

King Kulla

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

[Informer Article] Flopping into February

posted by Earth on 4 February 2014 at 16:51

Hello, everyone!
The leader of your favorite pseudo-band, Earth and the Informers, is back!

We have an exciting selection of articles for your enjoyment this month! Our wonderful gaming writer, Duke Juker, discusses the ethics of pay-to-win games. Jason starts us off on our RuneScape articles this month with "Jagex isn't Evil... It's Just...". Alex follows this up with a description of 10 skill states going into 2014. Mason gives us his view on "No Beta Way to Fix Combat", Jagex's foray into fixing the combat system with another beta. Most importantly, our newest writer, Tanis, rounds us out with "RuneScape: All Grown Up". Finally, our Dear Leader, Shane12088, finishes up our articles for this month with his perfect and wonderful in every way and more article Computer Science vs. Computer Engineering vs. Information Technology. All hail King Shane I.

In January's Attack Skill of The Month Jamandy52 ran away with the competition. The competition ended with Jamandy52 gaining 2.7 million experience. This marks his third consecutive Skill of The Month win. Will this trend continue into February? Find out next time on RSBandB Informer Roundup! Here is your trophy:


Right, while Shane is distracted I'm gonna run away



Earth and the Informers

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.