The Informer Agency

posted by on 4th June 2019, at 10:01pm | Discuss Article

May is over and we’re now into June, so with that being said, let’s have a look at some of the content from the last month! Much to my dismay we started off the month with a Star Wars article talking about the convergence of EA and Star Wars and if that has ruined the game franchise ‘forever’. In May we also had good discussions about the new emerging direction for RuneScape. With that of course comes a focus on one of the game’s core bedrock principles, combat! David not knowing we’d be talking about Weapon Diversity sooner or later provides some more input on full manual combat and how it can improve your DPS. May also was tumultuous due to the back and forth on the comp cape rework. Jagex ultimately settled for a simple design but it brought up the business case in Be Bold, Be Brave: The Competing Business Case. Finally, we’re now almost 6 months down from the Mining and Smithing rework. Tanis has a look 6 months on at one of RuneScape’s biggest updates ever and evaluates where it’s at.

May also marks the start of Jagex’s summer strategy. This will include a Hunter rework, a new area, and a new storyline. We saw the first of the new storyline in May, Desperate Times, a quest that continues on from the events of Sliske’s Endgame. Alex summed up the story and his fears for the future in Alex’s Analysis – Digging a Deeper Hole. On the same note of Desperate Times, there have been questions asked about the actions of our character in that quest. Cireon wrote about this in Player Agency in Desperate Times, in particular how player agency is important to this RuneScape storyline. Would your character have made the decisions made in the quest?

May also saw the re-launch of our Skill of the Month skilling competitions. We ran two in May: Firemaking and Slayer. In our Firemaking competition Jamandy52 gained 14,035,667 experience to take the win. In second place we had Pyrnassius with 7.7m and in third we had Comp Sci with 1.3m. Our Slayer competition was less interesting but Tanis won it all with 3,715,006 Slayer experience gained. In second we had Jamandy52 with 1.3m XP gained and Pyrnassius took third with 789k.

Here are your trophies:

May 2019 Firemaking Trophy May 2019 Slayer Trophy

This June we’ll also be running a Divination contest that kicks off on the 14th. And our first Runecrafting contest since 2010(!!!) which kicks off on the 21st! You can sign up for those contests here and here

We’ll see you next month for more Runescape and skilling competitions!

Be Bold, Be Brave: The Competing Business Case

posted by on 15th May 2019, at 3:07am | Discuss Article
The completionist cape (comp cape) first came into game back on May 3, 2011. Along with it came a trimmed variety that had utterly insane achievements, such as playing 5,000 castle wars games (yes, 5,000 games, it was later changed to unlocking a full set of profound armour). The completionist cape has always been best […]

Fiery May Begins

posted by on 1st May 2019, at 5:30pm | Discuss Article
April is done and all joking aside that took place (mostly) on the 1st, it was a great month! This month starting with our selection of articles we go to something that has been the bedrock of the RuneScape lore experience, miniquests! April saw the release of the miniquest list in RuneScape and with this […]

The Economy of Updates

posted by on 1st May 2019, at 2:29am | Discuss Article
Each and every game update we receive has the potential to affect the game’s economy. The new Alchemical Onyx jewellery of late 2018 ensured our clue scroll items would maintain constant value. In this case, most of the price of Alchemical Onyx jewellery is dependent on clue scroll items. Recently Firemaking received an update which […]

Double March with a Mod

posted by on 3rd March 2019, at 6:02pm | Discuss Article
Hello everyone! February was an absolutely amazing month for us here. February brings GameBlast and Double XP Weekend, the best Double XP weekend of the year. This year in addition to usual celebrations we had much more. Tanis wrote about RuneScape’s Road to Accessibility covering what RuneScape does already do and what it could do […]

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