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Memory-beta

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Banks was a 23rd century Starfleet crewperson assigned to the USS Constitution in the late 2250s.

During the Constitution's mission to Sordinia IV in 2257, Lieutenant James T. Kirk summoned Banks and several other crew members to the briefing room, after discovering some important information in data retrieved from an alien satellite. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

In the following scene, only Polcovich and Livingstone are mentioned as being at the briefing. Livingstone wasn't one of the officers ordered to the briefing, so he was either a replacement for Banks, or else the character was renamed, and this one reference was left in by mistake.

Connections

USS Constitution personnel
USS Constitution (22nd century) La Forge USS Constitution assignment insignia.
Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Constitution (prototype) AugenthalerBanksBartonBorrikCarvajalChafinFerrisJ. GaynorHerzogA. HirotaA. JankowskiW.M. JefferiesJ.T. KirkLidellR. LikinsLivingstoneD. LynchMasefieldL.H. McCoyMedinaG. MitchellParkPolcovichRawitzerRebouletTomberlinC. VelasquezP. WaterstonR. WesleyWootenZuletaunnamed personnel
USS Constitution (Galaxy-class) J. van OsterlichSolackT. Soya • B. Spencer

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Fallout

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Banks are financial institutions dedicated to the business of receiving money on current or deposit account, paying and collecting cheques drawn by or paid in by customers and the making of advances to customers.

Fallout 3

There are a total of 5 banks throughout Washington, DC. All of them have no interior.

Locations


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Halo

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Marcus Banks
Biographical information
Physical description
Rank

Staff Sergeant

Gender

Male

Weapons

BR55 Battle Rifle

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Notable Facts

Assisted the Master Chief in destroying a Scarab in New Mombasa and participated in Battle of the Ark.

Affiliation

UNSC Marine Corps

  [Source]
"Marine, did I give you permission to bitch?"
—Staff Sergeant Marcus Banks

Staff Sergeant Marcus Banks was a UNSC Marine Non-commissioned officer in the 405th, who commanded many Marines during the Battle of Mombasa and had a significant role in the Battle of Installation 05.

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Biography

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Battle of Mombasa

"When I asked for reinforcements, I didn't think they'd send a Spartan."
—Marcus Banks

After his unit's deployment to New Mombasa, Banks was in command of "A" Company after their original commander (an unnamed Lieutenant) was hit when they dropped in.[1] As the ranking surviving officer, he was forced to take command of the marines in the area, though he was likely under the command of the Colonel in charge of the defense of the city.

After the Master Chief broke through Covenant defenses, Corporal Perez guided Cortana and him to Banks while briefing them. Staff Sergeant Banks was found on the roof of a building (an impromptu command center) held by the Marines of "A" Company. After seeing the Master Chief, Sergeant Banks expressed surprise at his appearance. After a Scarab crushed most of his defenses, he called on the Master Chief to help him take out the Scarab. Along with his platoon he fired upon the Scarab from the cover of a nearby bridge while the Chief dove onto the Scarab, killing its crew and disabling it.

Battle of Installation 05

Banks during the Battle of Installation 00.

After the Battle of Mombasa, Banks was quickly transferred to the UNSC In Amber Clad, which left Mombasa with the Prophet of Regret's Assault Carrier as it jumped into slipspace. In the Battle of Installation 05, Sgt Banks was one of the NCOs dispatched from In Amber Clad. He was later captured by Brute forces, along with Sergeant Major Johnson and Gunnery Sergeant Pete Stacker to be used to activate the installation. However, the three managed to break free when the Arbiter and several other Elites attacked the Brutes. The three then helped the Arbiter take back a Scarab walker. Stacker and Banks then boarded the Scarab along with Johnson.

Battle of Installation 00

Banks returned to Earth with the survivors from Installation 05, and participated in the Battle of Voi. When the Covenant Separatist Fleet of Retribution and the UNSC forces under the command of Lieutenant Commander Miranda Keyes traveled through the Portal to the Ark, Banks was among the Marines stationed aboard the UNSC ships. When the battle broke out, he was deployed to the surface of the installation, where he fought alongside John-117.[2]

Trivia

Banks in combat.
  • His name was possibly taken from Marcus Banks, a basketball player who in 2006, played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • In the level Regret, Sergeant Banks is sometimes one of the Master Chief's Marine allies. A glitch may also happen on the level Regret, where his voice is that of Stacker's or vice versa.[3]
  • In the E3 Video and demo, Banks appears to be of Caucasian descent. In the final game however, Banks appears to be of African descent.
  • Unlike in the E3 demo, he is found with a Battle Rifle instead of a SMG and is no longer wounded.
  • It is possible that, while on the roof, a radio antennae will fall and kill him (or wound him).
  • On Cairo Station, Banks is seen wearing his service uniform with a major emblem instead of a staff sergeant emblem, like any other Marine (e.g. Avery J. Johnson and Pete Stacker wearing his/her service uniform).
  • On Cairo Station, it may also be seen that he has been awarded the Purple Heart.
  • He is voiced by Orlando Jones.
  • If you kill him his backpack disappears.
  • Banks appears in Halo 3, though his voice appears to have changed.

Quotes

  • "When I asked for reinforcements, I didn't think they'd send a Spartan." - Level Metropolis.
  • "We got trouble!"
  • "Marine, did I give you permission to bitch?" - After Scarab destroyed the Scorpion in New Mombasa.
  • "I don't think it's stopping, get your heads down."
  • "This thing is really starting to PISS ME OFF!"
  • "Marines, time to kill us a Scarab."
  • "Chief, I thought we were cool." - When he's given a bad weapon.
  • "Need something?" - If stared at.
  • "What's this? Chief, I'm not a young man anymore." - If given a bad weapon.
  • "How do you feel, partner?" - To the other Marine.
  • "We follow your lead."
  • "Marine, were you ordered to do that?" - When shot or hit by an ally.
  • "We got to take that thing out. Cover me!" - Only in the Halo 2 E3 Demo.

Sources

  1. Halo 2, level Metropolis
  2. Halo 3
  3. Halo 2, level Regret

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

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Players can store coins and most other items in the bank.

A Bank is a facility that allows players to deposit and store (and thus withdraw) most of their items. It is usually in the form of a building, but is sometimes only a chest, or even a non-player character. A Bank Deposit Box is a similar feature, but only allows players to deposit their items.

Banks are often popular locations for trading, since players are right beside where they can keep most of their money and items. Also for the fact that players commonly pass by for the same reason. Banks are indicated on the world map with a dollar (($)) icon.

In each bank, a stand holds leaflets which players may take to learn about how a bank works and how to use it. This was released with the Advisors and Objectives update. There are currently 72 banks, deposit boxes and other banking facilities.

==History==
The bank interface in Runescape Classic.
The bank had a simpler interface without the Beast of Burden buttons or the Bank Tabs.
The bank in July 2008 had a simpler interface.

The RuneScape bank was added on 23 January 2001. Before May 2001, banks in RuneScape were only able to store coins. The use of pack mules, or separate accounts was more common to hold additional items since space was limited. In RuneScape Classic, users had much less space. Before RuneScape Classic was made members-only, free users had one bank page, while members had four (it started out as two pages).

The bank in RuneScape used to be called the Bank of Varrock, but it caused too much confusion that the banks were named incorrectly (they were all named the same since they were branches), so the name was changed to the current name, the Bank of RuneScape.

With the Bank Update and Item Lending update on 14 July 2008, the bank interface was improved to include tabs to organise items, a search function to find any item by name, and a counter to show the available bank space[1]. It also the ability to repeatedly withdraw/deposit the number of items last entered using Deposit-x or Withdraw-x. However, banking transactions had become slightly slower as item withdrawals and deposits seem to take a longer time than before the update.

On 29 July 2008, the Item Lending update introduced the Withdraw-All but one option for withdrawals from the bank[2]. With this, players are able to leave one placeholder item in the bank, so that the positioning of the item is not disrupted if the player accidentally withdraws all items. The update also increased the speed of the scroll bar on the bank interface, which has helped to combat the lag after the previous change. It is unknown whether Jagex is aware of the lag in withdrawals and deposits, or whether this slight delay will be fixed in the future.

The introduction of the Grand Exchange (in The Grand Exchange update on 26 November 2007[3]) led to a major downfall of popularity of trading in banks. It used to be that banks were the major spot for trading, but now the Grand Exchange has taken over as a centre for trade.

On 3 March 2009, the deposit-all feature was introduced[4]. Players can dump all items from their inventory, items worn, and items carried by their Beasts of Burden.

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Bankers

Main article: Banker
Players can talk to bankers.
Bankers are in an inaccessible area behind the desk.
  • Bankers: Allows players to access their Banked items, Grand Exchange collection box, Item Lending return box, and allows the ability to change PIN settings. Found in nearly every bank (behind a bank booth), including the Grand Exchange (behind a desk). Also found in the Bounty Hunter arena, as well as in the Fist of Guthix caves (standing with a huge sack). Identifiable by their grey suits, or by a huge sack on their backs (to represent the banked items that they have stored).
  • Other bankers: There are other races of bankers, such as Ghost banker, Gnome banker, Elven banker, Dwarven banker, etc. They are similar to human bankers, but are from a different race.
  • Grand Exchange clerks: Allows players to access the Grand Exchange, the collection box, buy/sell history, and item sets. Found only in the Grand Exchange (behind a desk). These are the only NPCs that allow you to open item sets. Identifiable by their blue suits.

Bank locations

There are many banks scattered throughout RuneScape, and may be located in the World Map with the dollar (($)) icon.

Bank facilities

The bank in Draynor Village includes a Bank Deposit Box.

There are also other facilities that provide banking services to players in RuneScape. These facilities are similar to banks, but have limitations in their features.

  • Bank Deposit Boxes: Allows players to only store items into the bank. Players are not allowed to withdraw items. Available in nearly every bank, and in other key locations such as in Port Khazard and before in the Gnomecopter Tours field. The deposit boxes are cylindrical in shape (in the banks), or shaped like a safe (at the Gnomecopter Tours). Beefy Bill now replaces the deposit boxes there and can bank flour, cowhides, and raw beef, to your bank. However, he charges 10% commission. they also don't require a bank pin if you have one.
  • Bank chests: Allows all transactions similar to a normal banker. Items from the Grand Exchange cannot be collected from this chests. Varies in colour, and available in places such as in the Lumbridge cellars (during and after the Recipe for Disaster quest), Al Kharid Duel Arena, etc.

Transactions

Deposits

Players can store multiple items at once.

Players can deposit ("bank") their items in two different ways:

  • Using the bank - Players can click on the bank booth (or the banker) to talk to the banker for access to their bank account.
    • Alternatively, the bank booth can be right-clicked, and the "Use quickly" option chosen to skip the conversation and access their bank account.
    • Or, the banker can be right-clicked, and the "Bank" option chosen to skip the conversation and access their bank account.
  • Using a Bank Deposit Box - Players can click on these and deposit items without the need to enter their bank PIN, even if they have only just logged in.

When a player has access to their bank, they can deposit items from their inventory. Players can deposit 1, 5, 10, a custom amount (n), "All", or "X" items in one menu. The "X" option allows a player to specify the quantity of items to be deposited, and lock in the custom amount (n) for the subsequent transactions. This feature is useful for players depositing the same number of items repeatedly, such as during Runecrafting and Fletching.

Withdrawals

Withdrawal of Air runes.

Players can withdraw their items by either using a bank booth or talking to a banker. The bank account access procedure is similar to the deposit process. Once players have access to their bank account, they can then withdraw the required items. Similar to the deposit process, the player has several options for withdrawals:

  • Withdraw-1
  • Withdraw-5
  • Withdraw-10
  • Withdraw-n - Withdraws n items, where n is a custom amount based on the amount entered in the last transaction.
  • Withdraw-All - Withdraws all items stored in the bank.
  • Withdraw-All but one - Withdraws all items (except one). This is useful for storing "placeholder" items, as not to disrupt the positioning of the item.
  • Withdraw-X - Withdraws X number of items. The "X" option allows a player to specify the quantity of items to be withdrawn, and lock in the custom amount (n) for subsequent transactions.

Collection

The collection box with a Saradomin page sold and money ready to be collected.

The Collection Box is used to collect any cash or items from Grand Exchange trades that have been completed, or partially completed. To open the collection box, the "Collect" option is used on the bank booth (or the banker). The Collection Box interface shows any completed trade in green. Players with on-going trades (i.e. large quantities) can also collect their items (or coins) as the trade goes through bit-by-bit.

With the Item Lending update, players may now collect cash or items from wandering bankers such as those from the Bounty Hunter and Fist of Guthix minigames.

Features

Stacks

Main article: Stackable items

Most items stored in the bank are stackable, even if the item does not stack in the inventory. When there are multiple items are stored, a number appears to the right of the item indicating the number of items. This number is truncated if it is larger than a hundred thousand (rounded down to the nearest thousand, and symbolised with a "K", meaning kilo or thousand), and if it is larger than ten million (rounded down to the nearest million, and symbolised with an "M" meaning mega, or million).

A tab filled with magical items. Note that the symbol used to represent the tab is the first item in that tab.

Tabs

Players have an option to organise their bank items in up to eight separate tabs. The tabbed feature was introduced by Jagex as players found it hard to organise items within the bank. With this feature, items with similar characteristics, such as items used in the Farming skill can be stored in one tab, while Fishing items stored in another. For members, it is recommended to make at least a "Quest" tab, a "Tool" tab and an "Armour & Weapons" tab, as there are lots of items that fall within these 3 categories.

New tabs are created by dragging and dropping items to the "+" icon, creating a new tab. The symbol used for the tab will be the first item stored within the tab, and this symbol changes if the first item stored is changed. The "All" tab (labelled with the infinity symbol) shows all the items in that tab in addition to each of the other tabs, separated by a dividing line.

To remove a bank tab, the tab may be right-clicked and the 'Collapse tab' option selected. In addition, the tab will also be removed if all items within the tab is emptied, or moved into the other tabs.

Swap/Insert toggle

Swap/Insert toggle button.

The Swap/Insert toggle button is used to toggle between swapping and inserting items. This feature is used to rearrange items within the bank, and within individual tabs.

With the "Swap" option, the item (A) will be swapped when another item (B) is dragged and dropped onto the item. This replaces the positions of A and B without moving any other items. Meanwhile, with the "Insert" option, the item (B) will be inserted in between items (before item A), moving all other items "forward".

Search

Search button.
A player searching for 'dragon' in his/her bank.

The Search button is used for finding items in the bank. As more and more items are added into the bank, finding a particular item can be hard for some players. With the Search function, the item name (or part of it) can be entered into the Search field, and all other items will be filtered out, leaving items matching the name entered into the Search field. This provides easy access to rarely used items that need to be found quickly.

Note/Item toggle

Main article: Note
A noted item.
Note/Item toggle button.

The Note/Item toggle button is used to toggle withdrawals between noted form, or item in the original form. Most items within the bank can be withdrawn in noted form. This allows large amounts of unstackable items (such as ores and logs) to be withdrawn or traded without taking up a large amount of inventory space. To withdraw the items as notes, players have to click the "Note/Item" toggle button at the bottom of the bank interface. Clicking on this button again (i.e. toggle) allows the player to withdraw items in their original form.

Items in note form cannot be wielded, equipped, or used in most skills. However, they greatly improve trading large amounts of unstackable items. Players can also cast Low Level Alchemy and High Level Alchemy spells on the notes to convert the items into coins.

In RuneScape Classic, notes did not exist, but instead players would trade in bulk using certificates, which could only be made for certain items. Certificates were made by bringing the desired items to the "certer" NPCs, instead of simply withdrawing from the bank in certificate form. Every certificate was equivalent to five regular items.

Dump backpack

Dump backpack button.

With the Deposit-all feature and more update on 3 March 2009, the Dump backpack button was introduced[4]. This allows players to quickly dump all the items in their inventory.

Dump worn items

Dump worn items button.

With the "Deposit-all feature and more" update on 3 March 2009, the Dump worn items button was introduced[4]. This allowed players to deposit the items they are wearing into their bank.

Dump burden

Dump BoB button.

With the release of Summoning skill, the Beasts of burden are able to carry items for the player. These beasts have inventory spaces, similar to a player's inventory. To dump items carried by these beast, the Dump BoB button at the bottom of the bank interface is used. Pressing this button will deposit these items into the bank.

Bank PIN

Main article: Bank PIN
Bank PIN interface.
The button for setting the Bank PIN.

The use of a 4-digit Bank PIN (Personal Identification Number) adds a significant extra layer of security to an account. It is optional, but recommended. Nonetheless, a fair number of players do not do so due to their secure password and the slight inconvenience of entering a pin every time they log in to use their bank. Players may use the button located at the bottom of the bank interface to set up a PIN, or to cancel them.

When the PIN is active, players must enter the four-digit number the first time they use the bank, or the Grand Exchange, after logging in. They need not enter it again for as long as they remain logged in.

This means that even if a hacker is able to log in with someone else's username and password, the most they will be able to steal is any wielded items and whatever is in the inventory. They will not be able to access the contents of the bank, or any cash or items on the Grand Exchange without knowing the PIN. However, it is essential that the PIN is hard to guess, as the 4-digit PIN may be known if it is based on common numbers, such as birth dates or numbers within the RuneScape username.

Bank space

Main article: Bank organisation

All players have a limit on how many kinds of items they can hold in their bank. Non-members have 68 spaces for item storage, while members have 428 additional spaces for storage. Players can stack up to 2,147,483,647 (231 minus 1) items of the same type (this includes money, since each coin is considered an individual item), as long as at least one item of that type is already in the bank account.

The large number of different items will rapidly fill up bank space. This requires players to consider carefully what items they really want to keep in their bank. Reducing the number of different but similar items (food, armour, weapons, arrows, runes, etc.) helps to keep the bank tidy.

Even for members, a significantly larger bank space does not mean there is enough space for all kinds of items. In addition to managing the types of items that they keep in the bank, members often need to take measures to organise the items in order to reduce search time. Bank tabs have helped this problem significantly by giving players the option of organizing their items in an easy way without all the hassle. The search function also reduces significant time spent searching for rarely used items within the bank.

Bank space tends to clutter up rapidly, as re-depositing a single item after closing the previous bank screen causes the item to be stored in an entirely different location. To avoid this, players can keep multiple items in the bank. For example, a player might keep two rune scimitars in the bank, so that taking one of them out will not affect its bank position. Of course, this does necessitate buying two's of everything, and can be very costly for expensive items. Additionally, players may only have one of certain items (such as quest items).

Members also have the option of storing some kinds of items outside the bank in order to save up bank space. For example, the Costume room of player-owned houses can store certain armour sets and holiday outfits, the bookcases (also in player-owned houses) can store quest-related books, and Tool Leprechauns help to store farming equipment (including compost and supercompost). A lesser-known method is to simply offer items at the Grand Exchange for the maximum primes as a member, and immediately abort the offer, which provides the player with up to six items they can attain back easily from any bank in RuneScape.

Users who are no longer members will not be able to keep their extra bank space. They will have to reduce the number of f2p items until they reach 68 items or lower. However, players can deposit an item as long as there is another copy in the bank. It is recommended to members who will lose their membership soon to keep at least two of each needed item in their bank. Member items have a different storage space so it doesn't affect f2p space at all. However, the 68 f2p space is usually taken up, so it even more important to make sure that there are at least 2 of each free item.

Jagex might be allowing more bank space when they release their Anti-Hijack System.

Trivia

  • When the Grand Exchange was released, players could do the *Collect Banker* option and the banker would notify players that they didn't have a Grand Exchange account. This got new players thinking that the Grand Exchange was for members.
  • The Bank of Runescape was originally known as Bank of Varrock. It was later changed to avoid confusion.
  • As Jagex is a company based in the United Kingdom, where the currency is the Great Britain Pound, it is notable that they have chosen the dollar sign ($) to represent a bank instead of the pound sign (£). It may be that the dollar sign is more globally used or recognized as currency amongst players.
  • The maximum amount of items the bank could hold would be 1,065,151,888,912 assuming that they have 2,147,483,647 of every item.
  • Some banking services charge commission. It may be a percentage of what's being deposited, or coins; An example of this is beefy bill which will store your cowhides and/or raw beef for 10 percent, this is recommended they have at least 10 cowhides/raw beef as they will loose more then 10 percent
  • In the western Varrock bank if you knock on the door there is a knock knock joke referencing Doctor Who,
  • When the Grand Exchange was added and Varrock bank was moved some people got stuck inside the Varrock bank, many fixed this bug by simply teleporting out of there while some without required runes or sufficient magic level had to get a moderator to teleport them out of the bank; This was similar when people got stuck inside the Edgeville bank.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bank Update and Item Lending. RuneScape News List. Jagex (2008-07-14). Retrieved on 2009-03-17. “To help you with some belated Spring cleaning, we have introduced a few changes to your bank. Tabs and search functions are here to help clear the mess! ... We have added a counter in the top-right hand corner of the interface, which allows you to keep track of how much bank space you are currently using.”
  2. ^ Item Lending Update. RuneScape News List. Jagex (2008-07-29). Retrieved on 2009-03-17. “There have been a few additions and modifications to the bank this week; most notably, we have added the 'Withdraw All-But-1' option, so you can leave placeholder items with ease. The bank's scrollbar speed has also been increased, so you can get to your items faster.”
  3. ^ The Grand Exchange. RuneScape News List. Jagex (2007-11-26). Retrieved on 2009-03-17. “Brugsen would like to direct you to his marvellous new Grand Exchange! This huge establishment is home to a RuneScape first - an item marketplace - where members and free players can buy or sell a huge range of items.”
  4. ^ a b c Mod Fetzki (2009-03-03). Deposit-all feature and more. RuneScape News List. Jagex. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. “we decided to give you the option to deposit everything that is in your inventory, or everything you are wearing and wielding.”

This article uses material from the "Bank" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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