Sunday, December 28, 2008

Rune Shield (h2) + Saradomin Page 1

After a few bad clues in a row, finally get a 200k+ one.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rune Helm (h5)

I seem to get lots of heraldic rune helms, they are only worth 60k or so, but ah well...

Friday, December 26, 2008

80+ All Skills (Plan)

I still have a few low skills, so I think I am going to get them all to 80+, but first I need to plan it out...

###PRAYER### -8.1m
4.5k Dragon bones @ 1.8k ea = 8.1m

###RUNECRAFTING### +24.3m
155k Cosmic Runes.
Pure ess @ 139 ea.
2 Cosmic @ 296.

157 profit per ess.
155k*157 = 24.3m profit.

###CONSTRUCTION### -13.8m
28k oak, 12k mahog.

Oak @ 494ea = 13.8m
Mah @ 1.5kea = 18m


At pyramid plunder, no real gain / loss.

Red salamanders, no gain / loss.

15.6k Granite, no gain / loss.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Recipe for Disaster

Yaaaaaaaaaay finally finished this long-ass quest! Got a 20kxp lamp, which I've banked for now, as well as BARROWS GLOVES! Wooo.

Catapult Construction

Woot! I can stop doing quests now, got enough to finish Recipe for Disaster! There was a nice xp reward from this, and I enjoyed making the catapult complete.

Cabin Fever

Yarr! I'm now a fully fledged pirate! And after sinking an entire enemy ship and defeating the whole crew, I reckon I deserve it!

I also now have access to all of Mos Le'Harmless, as well as all charter ship prices being halved. Yay!

Between a Rock...

This was a pretty cool quest, some nice scenery, but I'm jealous of the dwarf's granite boots... And finally, a quest that gives more than 1qp...

Dwarf Cannon

I finally did this quest... Don't think I'll buy a cannon yet though, I'll wait until I really need it.

Back to my Roots

Finished the quest, the maze was bloody annoying, but the Jade Vine at the end wasn't too hard. Very nice xp from this quest, but only 1qp.

The Hand in the Sand

This was a pretty good quest, a very odd murder though... Now I can get 84 buckets of sand a day from Bert, so I can just do that every time I go to Yanille.

Tribal Totem

Without a guide, I can imagine this quest would be very frustrating, but using a guide, it takes under 5 minutes, and the reward shows this. I liked the idea of guessing his password, and teleporting into his house, but the reward of 5 swordfish + a little bit of thieving xp wasn't that good.

As A First Resort

I think this is my favourite quest yet. I enjoyed the element of puzzle when finding out which stones were which, and also watching the the family of Platypus' running to my box trap, then relocating them was very cute.

The xp reward is pretty good, as well as access to the spa's for unlimited run, I can also have a pet Platypus now if I wanted.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

All Fired Up

Does this even count as a quest? It was so fast, literally a 10 minute quest, and you only needed a tinderbox and 45 logs. I guess the cash reward was good, and it means I can get Inferno Adze one day in the future.

Myths of the White Lands

This was a pretty fun quest, possibly one of my favourite. I liked the way it was short, had a very funny and clever storyline, and was just like a puzzle game.

Bobster125 @ Aberrant Spectres

As I was going to a Nechryael task, I saw a grave in the Aberrant Spectres area. I looked the guy up, he was 131 combat with 85 slayer. Needless to say, I was very curious as to how he managed to die here... I blessed for him, he then added me and explained it to me. 

He had just got 71 agility, and thought the chain shortcut went into the Bloodveld area, so didn't bring a nosepeg / slayer helmet. He tried it, went up into spectres, and basically panicked, and took a few hits up there, then tried to get back down. Of course, the spectres lower stats, so he couldn't get back down the shortcut, so was stuck up there. 

He was very relieved to have saved his fire cape and items, so he gave me 2 prayer potions, which I thought was a fitting reward, since I had spent prayer on him.

Hopefully this'll encourage him to be more careful about entering new areas, and maybe, just maybe, he'll take the time to bless my grave one day when I need it...

Rant about gloves

I just want to take a bit of time to talk about the 'Gloves' from Recipe from Disaster's culinaromancer's chest.

First of all, the names. All 10 of them have the EXACT same name. Seriously, what is the point? They are clearly bronze through to dragon, they are the right colours, right order. Just acknowledge that they are metal gloves, instead of giving them all the same generic name.

Also, the barrows one. Why is this here? Barrows armour isn't metal, and doesn't follow the normal pattern of bronze through to dragon. What they *should* have done is created a completely new item, e.g "Culinaromancer's Gloves", and made the Culinaromancer at the end of Recipe for Disaster drop them. You could either buy them from the chest like the others, or have to kill just the Culinaromancer again. They could stand out just as much as the current Barrows Gloves do, but would just make more sense.

Now, the pricing.
Basic - 50gp
Bronze - 130gp
Iron - 325gp
Steel - 500gp
Black - 1000gp
Mithril - 1500gp
Adamant - 2500gp
Rune - 5000gp
Dragon - 100,000gp
Barrows - 100,000gp

I dunno why they can't seem to round bronze's price to 150, and iron's to 300... but anyway. All the way, the price increase by 50% - 200%, and that's fine. Then all of a sudden, from rune to dragon, the price increases 20x! Is dragon really 20x better? The price then stays the same for barrows gloves. If there was an unusual increase from dragon to barrows, I could understand, since it is top of the range, but NO increase!? What happened? Did they get bored of making new prices so just stuck at 100k? 

In my opinion, players should start with a basic pair of gloves than can be reobtained from Gypsy Aris at any time, and are upgraded after each miniquest. Maybe a fee of 10k to reobtain the gloves would be fair. Once players have got barrows gloves, are they really going to want black or mithril gloves?

I'm only suggesting the above since after each subquest, you are probably going to buy the best you can access, then do another subquest later on. This means you have these gloves cluttering up your bank, and they can't be sold back, or exchanged. Luckily they can be high alched for approx 40-50% loss, but you really shouldn't have to alch these.

So now, because I haven't completely finished it yet, I only have access to dragon gloves. However, I bought rune gloves beforehand, and it would be a waste to spend 100k on dragon gloves, then lose 40k when I get my barrows gloves. Much easier and cheaper to just use the 5k rune gloves...

Overall, these are good items, there are just a few design flaws.

Desert Treasure

Finally got round to doing this quest, just so I can get barrows gloves. Ancients really aren't that good...


Recipe for Disaster: King Awowogei

It's good to get this out of the way, since I can now get to Ape Atoll a LOT easier, as well as being able to use rune gloves. However, now I have to beat the Culinaromancer to get barrows gloves...

Recipe for Disaster: Sir Amik Varze

I made myself 10 slayer rings this morning, and I have decided that I am going to use these instead of a combat bracelet. They can also teleport to Fremmy + Canifis slayer dungeons, as well as near to smokey well.

So, yeah, these seem much better, but I now have an empty glove spot, so I thought I ought to get barrows gloves finally.

This means I've got a bit of questing to do. Finished this little sub quest, only challenging bit was killing the black dragon. Now I'm on rune gloves, just the monkey bit and final fight left.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rune Helm (h1) + Guthix Page 3

Get waaay too many pages these days, what happened to firelighters!?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Guthix Stole

Got one of these annoying things. Only worth 3k...

Friday, December 19, 2008

75 Agility

After a couple of pretty good days at Ape Atoll Agility Course, got 75 agility. One of my few levels I have got in full screen HD.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Banner

Just whilst I do agility, there's a new site banner up. I'm not too keen on it...

And here's the old one:

71 Agility

I know it is unusual for me to post at an odd level, but I wanted to say that I am going to do Agility for a bit, so I can use more shortcuts.

So now I can quickly get to Nechryaels, which is good. Next is 80, which is the shortcut in taverley, then 81, which is the big shortcut in slayer dungeon.

So, yeah, that's it. :D

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas 2008 Event

I started and finished event within 5 minutes of it being released, one of the first!

Alright, so you have to slide about a bit, then leave the ice area, and "Operate" the necklace to summon an ice imp.

You walk in a direction a few steps, and talk to the imp. He will tell you if you are hotter or colder. Remember, you are looking for ice, so you want COLDER!

When you find Jack (hint: north west), talk to him, and you will be taken to fight him. Just slide across the ice into him, then a long cutscene will show Santa being freed.

You will then be teleported back into the real world, with a santa suit + freeze emote, and a snow imp following you for a while.

128 Combat

Got 96 attack and 128 combat whilst doing a spiritual mages task...

Monday, December 15, 2008

75 Summoning

Finally rounded summoning, thanks to genies and books of knowledge.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Guthix Coif + Zamorak Chaps

A double god item reward, but surprisingly the guthix item is worth more than the zamorak, with 95k compared to 65k.

Shield Left Half

Wow, it actually IS possible... I know it says most medium-high level monsters drop it, but I actually got it! From abyssals in abyssal space too...

Only worth 60k, but it's the PRINCIPLE of it!


Finally got these, after having the required level for ages.

Quite weak for their level, I was trying out my new bandos godsword, hitting 40+ on them. They are next to Gargoyles in the Canifis Slayer Tower.

They drop rune boots, as well as a few rune items. They summon death spawns to help them, but these aren't worth dealing with. Bunyip is useful here, to heal the small damage taken.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

D'hide Chaps (g)

I got these on my last clue too! Not worth much though..

Saradomin D'hide + D'hide Chaps (g)

A nice double reward here. With the sara top being worth over 500k, one of my best clues for a while!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Saradomin Page 2

Got another god page, this time saradomin. Not much use to me atm, gonna save until I have complete zamorak book and can start on saradomin.

Rune Helm (h2)

Got another heraldic rune helm, pretty much worthless, 30k...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rune Full Helm (g)

Lucky day today, got a rune full helm (g) right after some legs!

Rune Platelegs (g) + Zamorak Page 4

Quite a nice clue reward. Decided to collect Zamorak pages for my book instead, since the book gives a good range bonus, and pages won't sell anyway.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Zamorak page 3

Got Zamorak page 3 in clue, worth 500k, if it ever sells.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jogre challenge scroll

I'm quitting, so this is pointless.

63 Clue scrolls and 8888 Jogres later, champion's challenge has beaten me. I'm not a champion.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I quit

This... game is holding me back too much. It is affecting my school life badly, as well as my social life, and my relationship with my girlfriend.

It was a waste of effort, time, and money. I can't keep it up. I am going to go out on a high, with my level 99 att str and def party being the final day on RS.

As there won't be many more posts, I want to take this moment to thank all of those who supported me throughout my career, and especially The Experts during the latter stages.

I also want to show you my longterm goals, which I once kept private, but now it does not matter at all.

99 Attack
99 Hitpoints
85 Mining
99 Strength
80 Agility
80 Smithing
99 Defence
80 Herblore
99 Fishing [D]
90 Ranged [D]
80 Thieving
99 Cooking [D]
80 Prayer
80 Crafting [D]
90 Firemaking
90 Magic [D]
99 Fletching [D]
99 Woodcutting [D]
80 Runecrafting
90 Slayer
85 Farming [D]
80 Construction
99 Hunter
80 Summoning

I also had other goals, that were not based on levels:
Achievement Diaries
Penance Gloves
Void knight outfit
Rogue's Den Clothes
Champion's Challenge
Full Ringmaster Outfit
Visage drop
3rd age item in clue
Barrows gloves