April: Gemstones, Achievements, and TV!

posted by on 2nd May 2017, at 12:53am | Discuss Article

Hello Everyone!

It’s time to have a look back at the month that was April. We are well on our way to fully understanding and experiencing Jagex’s wishes for 2017. At the start of the month we saw the release of the Gemstone Dragons. Mr. Bistro delivered an excellent rundown on these Gemstone dragons including details on both their mechanics and why players were wrong about the drops.

April also saw the release of the revamped achievements system in game. Achievements and the path one takes is critical to accomplishing goals such as completionist status or attaining the master quest point cape. Tanis explains why this rework has unfortunately left many players scratching their heads.

Finally, Alex talked about Jagex’s new community seasonal event, the Spring Fayre. The Spring Fayre was released to much community discussion and Alex touches on some of this. He also touches on why the Spring Fayre isn’t exactly fair, and it’s not why you are thinking.

For our non-RuneScape piece of content I decided to have a look at the current state of TV. It’s no secret that it’s easy to get by without cable and there are a number of factors causing this. Though there are still downsides to not having a cable connection or access to local stations. I run through the problem and provide some thoughts on how the problems could be solved.

April SKOTM Trophy

Our April Hunter Skill of The Month saw the least number of competitors ever. With only 4 competing Jamandy52 took victory with 20,148,293 million experience gained. Andthatsbad took second place with 5.8 million experience and Flash finished in third with 121 thousand experience. We’ll be watching our Cooking Skill of The Month much more intently to see who comes out on top.

With that being said, we’ll see you next month!


The Problem with TV

posted by on 1st May 2017, at 1:24am | Discuss Article
It’s 2017 and TV is still a thing. We’ve made progress in the recent years with the new arrival of streaming services. These streaming services offer broadcast TV shows and in some cases even produce their own first run content. This is a good step forward for reducing reliance on a cable company subscription but […]
The spring-time holiday event is here, and Runescape’s released something that’s somewhat new to the whole shebang (real word; look it up). A big giant Fayre! With games and prizes and attractions. A bit on the meager side with only a handful of rides (and no roller coasters; lame!), but it is a holiday event. […]
Jagex released the new achievement system rework this week. It’s a new way to organize all your tasks, goals and paths. Its definitely not reinventing the wheel but it does bring a certain amount of simplicity and organization to a central location. Unfortunately many players were left scratching their heads as to why it changed […]

Gemstone Dragons 101

posted by on 9th April 2017, at 6:21pm | Discuss Article
There are many players that are not very happy with the Gemstone dragon release. Slotted to be an anticipated surprise update and the intro to the first slayer creatures that require a slayer level of over 99, there doesn’t need to be much explanation as to why. This update took me by surprise as well. […]

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