Welcome to 2018!

posted by on 1st January 2018, at 5:05pm | Discuss Article

Before we look forward let’s look back to December 2017. December 2017 was a month where we saw one of RuneScape’s most favourite quest lines have a quest added to it, Evil Dave! Colton gave us a review of the largely comedic quest in Evil Dave and DOOM DOOM, DOOMLY DOOM!. December also saw one of the largest Ninja Fix weeks in all of RuneScape history. These fixes made their way into the game and are always much appreciated by the player base. Alex wrote about this massive endeavour in All the Fix. No end of year roundup would be complete without a top 10 list from the previous year. Tanis highlighted RuneScape’s Best Updates of 2017 in his December article, 2017 brought forward a lot of questions and U-turns in Jagex-land but on the whole? 2017 actually produced some pretty good updates. Our final article looks forward to 2018 and highlights The Year Ahead post that Jagex normally makes, except, this one is written by me! Where Jagex should focus, how much info they should give, and managing expectations are the name of this one.

Our final Skill of the Month for 2017 was a Constitution Skill of the Month. This was unique in that it drew a lot of interest due to the recently released combat pets. Throughout the month Optimaniac (Barrage Tank) maintained a steady lead. At the end he came through to win with 14,403,357 experience! Congratulations!

December 2017 SKOTM Trophy

In second place we had Sorensen57 with 11 million experience gained and in third was Pyrnassius with 8.6 million experience gained.

As is tradition we also have a look at the year’s Skill of the Month results. This year Jamandy52 gained the most experience across competitions with 270,095,897 experience gained. Second place was Touchpad Pro (Ataronchronon) with 183,004,285 experience. Third, Pyrnassius with 168,018,743 experience. Fourth, Flash with 79,857,608 experience. Fifth, Undoer, with 55,690,389 experience. That’s some dedication!

Finally… a grand total of 952,898,383 experience was gained in all 2017 Skill of the Month competitions combined!!!

As a final note in this Informer roundup I’ll ask that everyone check out the 2017 RSBANDBUpdate! clip show! It’s out and is as crazy as ever. Enjoy!

2018 has begun, I would like everyone to give a big thank you to all of the Informer writers! And also what we do would not be at all worth it if not for you, the reader. Thank you!

2018: The Year Ahead

posted by on 31st December 2017, at 4:04pm | Discuss Article
Please note that this is a “The Year Ahead: 2018” article that the author would like Jagex to publish. Updates revealed here may or may not happen or the author may be completely wrong. What lies ahead is a preview of updates that are actively being built and worked on. We can guarantee that everything […]

Remembrance, AAA Games, Squats, and Neutrality

posted by on 2nd December 2017, at 12:02am | Discuss Article
Hello Everyone! December is now upon us and the advent calendars have appeared with only 25 days until Christmas. December will surely bring in the holiday season and we’re going to help you with that. Looking ahead I know that we have a couple year in review style features planned but… we should look at […]

Net Neutrality: The Tip of the Iceberg

posted by on 30th November 2017, at 11:53pm | Discuss Article
There’s been a recent revival of activism online regarding Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is the policy that was coined some years ago stating that internet service providers (ISPs) should not give priority to certain types of connections. To give a brief example of how this works, imagine an ISP has their own video streaming service […]

The Reality of Micro Transactions

posted by on 23rd October 2017, at 12:00am | Discuss Article
The reality of Micro transactions (MTX) in the game of RuneScape is simple. It’s so simple that numbers provide a very clear outlook on what would happen without MTX. This combined with the ever constant development pace of RuneScape shows the importance of MTX to the corporate bottom line. And finally, we must be aware […]

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