The February Double XP Aftermath

posted by on 2nd March 2017, at 3:08pm | Discuss Article

Hello everyone and welcome to another Informer roundup! This month we saw double xp weekend, not only in the gains it brought but also the updates it brought to RuneScape

This month saw three RuneScape related features and two non-RuneScape related features. Starting off with RuneScape we have Tanis outlining Game Jam and its differences between Game Blast. Tanis also took a few sentences to remind us about accessibility even without Game Blast going on! February also saw the release of Skill Cape perks into game and Alex views them as Perky Quirks. Alex gives his analysis on this update that makes having level 99 in a skill a little more perky. Finally, very late in the month Mr. Bistro wrote about the ever expanding Library of Jagex. This library includes all of the games that Jagex has developed and how they’re increasingly focused on the RuneScape brand.

Our non-RuneScape features covered The Health Benefits of Alcohol from Colton. Alcohol on its own isn’t always bad, it just needs to be consumed correctly and in moderation. Finally, yours truly wrote about the ever increasing effect that social bubbles have on our interaction online. The effect they can have on bias and intellectual growth can be downright disastrous.

The February Fishing Skill of The Month which coincidentally took place over a double XP weekend did not disappoint. For the entirety of the month it looked as though Touchpad Pro was about to claim victory but we had an 11th hour surprise! On the final day of the competition Jamandy52 took first place and won by just over 1 million experience! Congratulations Jamandy!

February 2017 SKOTM Trophy

The final experience totals were Jamandy52 with 50,025,866 experience, Ataronchronon (Touchpad Pro) with 49,010,629 experience and Undoer with 42,383,880 experience. Good job all.

On that note the RSBANDB community gained 296,849,483 experience on double xp weekend. Gaining 22 Invention levels followed by 21 Crafting levels, and then 19 Summoning levels. You can find full data from the double xp weekend here.

And with that being said we’ll see you on April 1st!


The Library of Jagex

posted by on 1st March 2017, at 6:00am | Discuss Article
Runescape has really become the game with many different playstyles in the past few years. There are multiple ways of playing combat, through legacy mode, which would be the classic combat method from before the Evolution of Combat update. Revolution, the happy medium mode that allows the player to use abilities at will but auto […]

Alex’s Analysis – Perky Quirks

posted by on 25th February 2017, at 3:00am | Discuss Article
So… how are y’all doing? Have a great DXP weekend? Went for level 99 invention. I accidentally skipped it and got level 100, though. One of the more embarrassing of my level 99 parties. I’m really terrible at those. Whoops. Got my max cape anyways. Just in time for it to get a pretty sweet update, […]

The Effect of Social Bubbles

posted by on 23rd February 2017, at 4:07am | Discuss Article
Social media platforms promised to be the platforms that would connect the world and make the world smaller. They have, but in reality it’s the existence of the internet that made this possible. Social media is the user interface for the background plumbing of the internet that connects the world today. Along with this, though, […]

Game Jam 2017

posted by on 20th February 2017, at 12:39am | Discuss Article
What’s this Game Jam, is this a typo? Don’t you mean Game Blast? No, it turns out this year Jagex is turning away from hosting and sponsoring Game Blast. Jagex has hosted the event the last two years. The event is Special Effect’s premier event to raise money for their charity and Jagex had been […]

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