Trouble Brewing with The RuneScape Wiki

posted by Earth on 18 July 2014 at 00:01

Hi everyone!
This is going to be the first of hopefully many joint events with RSBandB and The RuneScape Wiki!

For our first event, we're doing Trouble Brewing!

The event is on Saturday, July 19th at 1 PM RSBandB time: we will be meeting at the Mos'LeHarmless Bank on World 39; please join Wayfind3r's friends chat!

Completion of the Cabin Fever quest.
At least 40 Cooking

If you have not played Trouble Brewing before, please read this guide!

[Informer Article] Summer Begins - Be Kind

posted by Shane on 1 July 2014 at 18:24

Hello Everyone!

It's been quite some time but I am back with another roundup for your desires. Lots has changed since I last spoke to you all in this form so let's begin!

We began this month with a spotlight on Jagex's Ninja Team by Lord Rickles. The Ninja Team is the group that implements small quality of life fixes into the game. Read on if you haven't already, in order to learn just how important they are. This month we've also gone Back to the Future. Back to the Future in such a way that past mistakes are seemingly being repeated. Tanis explains what exactly is wrong with the Legacy Mode beta program. We ended our discussion of all things RuneScape related this month with Jason talking about the beta program and how often the Third Time's the charm. Whether you voted yes or no in the Legacy Mode poll please do realize two things from these articles this month. The first thing is that the beings who create RuneScape are human; feel free to criticize their work but do it in a way that is kind and constructive. Nonconstructive feedback by actors in the community when the Evolution of Combat and RuneScape 3 came out severely depreciated the value of the product that we could have received if the feedback given was sincere. Secondly, we all play the same game and we're all a part of the same community. On this note, it doesn't make sense to outright vilify one side or the other in order to make your point known. We are all reading this because we have some connection to the RuneScape community, a community that transcends the game itself, the RuneScape community is a true gem.

In other articles this month Duke Juker gave us a gaming review of World of Tanks. World of Tanks is a free-to-play game that does have its own quirks, the game is not for everyone. Read on to find out both of the strong points and weaknesses of the game. In our June technology piece I outlined the grand tie-in that Apple is aiming to create with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. If you are a Mac user or own an iOS device this is something that you should take a definite interest in.

Just yesterday I had the pleasure of writing a welcome message to Scream Truth's inbox. He's going to be joining us on the team as another writer of all things related to RuneScape. His first article will be published later this month and as a preview it is related to the level-120 skill target that many people have set. All of us at Informer look forward to the great pieces of work that he will create in the future.

The June Skill of the Month was another astounding one to say the least. Blethorskite took his second Skill of The Month win in a row. He absolutely clobbered the competition by gaining 50,991,461 experience. Pyrnassius led the honourable fight for second earning 6.5 million experience. Congratulations Blethorskite, here's your trophy!


The question is, will Blethorskite continue on and make it three in a row with July's Divination Skill of the Month?

With that being said it has been a joy to write one of these roundups again and someone will talk to you in a months time. Maybe me, who knows.

Happy Canada Day!

PS: We should also wish the Americans an early Happy Independence Day, just a few short days from now.

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.

[Informer Article] Jumpin' into June!

posted by Earth on 1 June 2014 at 15:52

Greetings, everyone! Earth here, everyone's favourite member of RSBandB!

We started May off with an article by Jason with his discussion of Power to the Players. Next up, Duke shares his thoughts on Steam sales and how we, as players, might not have enough time to play every game we buy. After that, Tanis gives us an in-depth overview of Prifddinas. To Kinect this together, Shane brings us an article advocating the Kinect 2.0, and why one shouldn't buy an Xbox One without the Kinect. To round off the RuneScape articles for the month, Mason discusses the recent Archer's Ring glitch, and how it and Jagex's system to restore lost items could very well hurt the game. Finally, Duke brings us ANOTHER article, this time about what keeps a gamer playing.

This month's Skill of the Month was... interesting... to say the least. Blethorskite slayed his opponents in our Slayer Skill of the Month, gaining over 32.1 MILLION experience in the span of one month. For comparison, The RRman gained 2.1 million experience.


This month Team Penguin celebrated their 300th penguin tracking thread. In the lead up to the celebrations, Shane sat down with Canada Grrl, leader of Team Penguin, to talk about their operations.

......I think Shane's distracted! I better run!

See you all later!



Community Ambassador and Leader of the psuedo-band "Earth and the Informers"

PS: RSBANDBInformer! is still looking for writers. If you want to write for us or like writing about RuneScape in general you should check out this forum topic.

This was originally posted as an Informer FrontPage article.