Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Not bob


Not Bob:

So, you're meant to download the card from here, give it to your friend. They then go to RS's fb page, and view the instructions to make a terrible looking origami cat. Which by the way, looks nothing like Bob.

I don't see the point. If you have a friend who plays RS (because those two go hand in hand), the promotion is unnecessary. If they don't play RS, they're going to visit the site looking forward to awesome origami instructions. They'll be disappointed.


In other news, Bethesda are releasing the tools they used to make Skyrim for free to the public in January, for modding purposes. Nice when the game's company does things just to be kind to it's players, not to force them into paying more.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Kicker stayed red even when he dropped the flag. Why.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Skyrim: Fix for Captain Aldis glitch

If you choose the Stormcloaks, and beat all of the missions, Captain Aldis (an imperial) won't appear in the Solitude courtyard anymore, presumably because all imperial spawns are stopped.

To fix this, go to an isolated (non-stormcloak, they attack on sight) area, and use the console to enter:
player.placeatme 00041FB8

This spawns him next to you, and he'll talk to you about any misc tasks you might have that involve him, namely finding out about Solitude's apothecary owner's daughter.

Alteration & Alchemy powertraining

Okay, so I've worked out my first version of powertraining Alchemy + Alteration levels. I still need to refine it.

  1. Fast Travel to Riften.
  2. When you enter, take a right, go down the stairs and across the walkway, you'll be at an ingredients shop. Buy out their entire stock. Leave.
  3. Fast Travel to Markath.
  4. Take a left, make your way up to the blacksmith. Buy all her iron ore, usually 1-6. Just past this is an ingredients shop. Buy out their entire stock. Leave.
  5. Aaaaand repeat.
Now, the Alteration part involves casting Transmute Ore as you run from the Fast Travel location to the shops. Even with low magicka, you can easily transmute about the same amount of ores as you can buy.

  • Trip takes about 24.2 hours, meaning you can do this many times before the .2's add up, and the shops close.
  • Quickest way (that I know) of gaining Alchemy ingredients.
  • Profitable way of training Alteration.

  • Not quite enough iron ore can be bought to transmute (maybe investing will help?)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Skyrim: Fix for Markath guard glitch

Okay, so after helping the prisoners break out of jail, if a single NPC survived (almost guaranteed) then when you return, the guards will all try and talk to you. However, since it thinks you might still be on the jail breakout quest, the conversation just loops forever.

Here's the fix:

  1. Walk into Markath, weapons sheathed, so the guard will talk to you.
  2. When he's finished, and the dialog options pop up, open the console (button above tab).
  3. Click his head, and his hex code will appear. Then type "paycrimegold" into the console.
  4. You'll hear a coin noise, and your bounty will be removed from your cash pile. (it can be over 10k, mine was only 2500 or so).
  5. Leave the city, wander around the guards a bit, a coupla might talk to you, just tab out and they'll leave you alone.
  6. When you reenter, they'll aggro towards your follower, but will behave like normal towards you.
As I said, a few of the guards will still be glitched, and you'll have to go through the conversation once to fix it.

Oh, and here's a screenshot of a dragon that attacked Riverwood (the starting town) and killed my favourite blacksmith :(

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cw playstyle

I think my way of "playing" cw (resting, making the occasional odd statement) has spread to my other ingame activities.

Friday, November 25, 2011

500 Games

500 games = ~250 hrs (including disconnects etc). That's 8.9 hours a day. What even is a life.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Confirmed RS Updates:

Thanks Zybez RSS feed:

  • New Website, Forums, and logo (Website/logo confirmed for November)
  • Increased Fansite Support
  • Eastern Lands (eventually, Jagex wants to "complete the current game" first, so not for a while)
  • The Dominion Tower
  • New Penguin Quest (soonish?)
  • The Queen Black Dragon (related to Dragonkin somehow, won't be released until next year)
  • Kalphite King
  • Player Owned Ports (Like houses? Out next year)
  • Content that will make use of level 99 skills (Next year)
  • One Piercing Note quest (Out in November, all NPC Dialogue will be voiced)
  • Another Elf Quest (Written part is done, development will supposedly take a lot of time)
  • Dungeoneering Finale, floor 61, and new Sagas
  • New, more powerful Tz-Tok Jad requiring fire cape to access (Out in November!)
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Invasion
  • Sunday, October 30, 2011

    Imp Glitch

    Silly imp, that's an abyssal darkness, you can't walk there.
    Left: Me. Middle: David. Right: Tanya.

    Saturday, October 29, 2011


    Since I spend a lot of my time sitting, I'm buying top + legs first. Next I'll buy basic sword + shield, then move on to detailed sword + shield. The intricate stuff is SO expensive though! Each one is more than all of the detailed combined!

    Hot Pancakes (video)

    I dunno. He was spamming to join his friend chat to relax during cw games, so I did. We chatted, turned out he had a vlog. I went and looked, then realised he'd been sitting next to me the whole time. I then looked at the comments, and some randomer had posted "OMG YOU'RE SITTING NEXT TO D1D!!". It's disturbing.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011


    Uhm. The bot nuke update was today, and apparently it nuked my item sizes too. Wat.

    My dung ring stayed the same size when I banked it, cw tickets got larger when I withdrew. I've no idea.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Top 2k

    Yay, 107 dung got me this.

    Edit: Oh, and got exactly 2k the next day, which I was lucky enough to catch. :) Problem with being nearly maxed, gaining 1.5mxp in a day still loses you ranks. :P

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    The Pit

    Edit: Marlaine has a post about doing the event WITHOUT a skillcape, available here.

    Latest update, basically random events whilst training Agility. If you have a skillcape, you can do a preview of all of the events, but you get next to no xp, and no mask.

    At the bottom of this post I'll add a few pictures. The first is accessing it, the second is the "Winner's Area", accessed after beating a "Pit" event.

    The xp should be pretty good, as a friend got 1kxp even failing it.

    There's 6 events, I'll do a brief description of each. You'll probably be able to work out which are included in the pictures. They all have a pretty short time limit.
    • Floor is Lava
      • Luck. You basically have to pick a path across the floor, some crates will collapse, some won't.
    • High-Low There
      • Luck. You just pick "higher or lower" than current number. If you get 6 right, you win.
    • Punch the Hungry Sheeps
      • Luck. Kill some sheep. If you get one with a key, you win.
    • Crate Expectations
      • Luck. Open the crates. If you get one with a key, you win.
    • Karaoke
      • Skill. The ceiling falls down, and you have to avoid the falling rocks, without getting yourself trapped in a corner.
    • Put the Thing in the Other Thing
      • Skill. Look on the floor for the 3 items matching the outlines, and place them.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Rank == Total level


    Also, primal drops so far:
    • Longsword
    • Kiteshield
    • Platelegs
    • Dagger
    • Boots

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    High Level Forums

    Yay, finally got my invitation. Can access a few new subforums, only available to those with all 99s. Also, player's accounts are manually checked for bot activity before being allowed in.

    100 Dungeoneering

    Yay 3 binds. Think I'll go for: SSH, primal/prom platebody, and prom 2h.

    The Raptor

    Saw this odd NPC randomly appear outside Karamja Resource Dungeon. Read up a little, turns out he's a mysterious signature hero. Hmmmm!

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Bonecrusher etc

    At the moment, I'm killing lesser demons and imps, in the hope of getting their champion's challenge scrolls. I'm also trying out prayer urns for the first time, and they're pretty useful. Can just bring a few of them along, and the floor is a lot less cluttered. Once they're full, a simple click and it's an easy few k prayer xp!

    So, I was thinking about other misc items I never use, and was reminded of a combination I always intended to look into; Bonecrusher + Demon Horn Necklace. 10 prayer points are restored for each normal bone, 20 for big bones, 30 for drag bones. This works even if bonecrusher converts them into prayer xp.

    For challenge scrolls this'll be amazing. For example, when killing Goblins I can have turmoil on the whole time, and bonecrusher + necklace will restore prayer faster then I use it. This might also apply to hill giants, not sure.

    Guess I'll have to try them both out some time. :)

    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Max cape

    Yay! Cost just under 2.5m, but the colour customisation + emote are amazing. :)

    99 Prayer

    That's my last 99, mostly done through quests / effigies. :)

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    99 Dungeoneering

    Blehhhh I still don't like it. I guess I'm going to have to get used to it though, another 21 levels to go! After some quests, ofc.

    The emote is really impressive, you take on the appearance of one of the 3 combat styles, in max dung outfits. :)
    Oh, and thanks to Mark for coming. :D

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Bugged Dung Room

    Was doing a dung, and found an unpassable room. For some reason, the empty square (pointed to by the arrow) couldn't be walked on, meaning there was no way to get through, and get the key / open the door required for completion. There were no alternate routes, and directly clicking the NPCs just gave the "You can't reach that." error.

    Not sure if this was a one off or an actual broken room, but let's hope it doesn't happen again.

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    97 Dung + SSH

    Finally got a shadow silk hood, yayayay. Now I need to learn how to use it effectively. :P I'm looking forward to either getting a Primal 2h Sword drop, or getting 100 and being able to bind a plate too.

    Sunday, September 11, 2011

    99 Summoning

    It's insane, I was getting over 1mxp/hr, even with crimsons.

    Saturday, September 10, 2011

    138 cb + 96 Summoning

    Yay! Finally not 137 anymore. Also can use pack yaks now, which'll help with questing etc.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Warped Floors

    Made my way into the warped floors for the first time, sure is creepy down there. The walls seem to bulge, and emit light. Also unlocked tons of new songs, so up to 701 now. :)

    Got the platebody dropping boss, but only a tier 2! That's not primal!

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    95 Dung

    Yay. Might be able to get a primal plate now, but doubt I'll be able to convince the others to let me have it :P

    Primal Platelegs

    Got some primal platelegs from a boss, think that's legs, kite and boots so far. :)

    Also went to check out Citadels finally with Guildy, and discovered I could sit down in all the chairs (my favourite bit about them!), check out my equip screen, and get a pic of myself squatting. :P

    Monday, September 5, 2011


    Finally bought a rapier, I like how it looks :D

    Sunday, September 4, 2011

    Natura Molly

    A good friend of mine Natura Molly recently mentioned me in a post, so I thought I'd return the favour.

    YOU'RE AWESOME. Okay, done. Here's her blog. :)

     Oh, and her words were...
    I also met D1D in person today briefly which was fun! He's a really cool guy!

    Saturday, September 3, 2011

    93 Dung & 5:5 & Chaotic

    I've done some duo's / trio's before, and quite a bit of solo, but this was my first time doing a 5:5 with a group of strangers, from the Relaxed_Dung friend chat. It went pretty well, had a little bit of an issue understanding what to do, but after about half the dung I understood it all. Very, very nice people in there, one even made me some lovely prom arrows to bind.

    Got 93 dung, floor 47, but that's not particularly interesting. I *really* need to get myself a shadow silk hood, it's putting me at a real disadvantage. I'll have to start exploring de's, which I usually just ignore.

    Also got about 270k tokens, easily enough for my first Chaotic. I think I'll likely buy the Rapier, it seems the most popular, and suitable for PvM and PvB combat.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Guildikins 99 Fishing

    Went to a 99 party for once, in my farming outfit, for my friend Guildikins. I only got the first couple of grats pictured, the full list of attendees is:
    Me, Guild, Etryx, Wolf, Tanya, MsClick, Zach.

    Also, nearly finished with charm gathering, should be done tomorrow, then it's on to dungeoneering. Oh god.

    You can view Guild's blog post of it here, with better pics. :P

    Sunday, August 28, 2011

    Moar summoning calcs

    Swamp: 373.6 * 4200 = 1,569,120 (630k shards)
    Iron: 417.6 * 2100 = 876,960 (415k shards)
    Pack: 422.4 * 3700 = 1,562,880 (780k shards)
    4mxp for 10k crims.

    783.2 * 300 = 234,960
    234kxp for 300 blues.

    87 * 1500 = 130,500
    130kxp for 1500 golds

    Total = 4.5m.

    Bonus xp weekend = 5mxp.

    XP required for 99 = 5.65m

    So approximately 650kxp extra xp needed. That's an extra 1.5k crimsons.

    SO, I'll stop when I've got 11.5k crimsons. I can stop a few hundred before, since I haven't factored green charms into the calcs. :)

    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    93 Summoning

    No real reason for posting this, just I've been under 15kxp away for a few days too long! Nothing particularly interesting available now, can do one of my remaining tasks though.

    Currently at 8k/10k crimsons. :)

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Misc Summoning Calcs

    Alright, going to leave Waterfiends for a bit once I've got 10k crimsons.

    I've got a lev 97 summoning effigy, and am leaving all effigies banked that require summoning for now, as well as using dragonkin lamps on it, so a few hundred k xp will be gained freely.

    Turns out summoning is a lot cheaper than I thought... if you make the right pouches. Also, I'll be doing all this with a 10% xp boost, due to either bonus xp weekend, or refer a friend program.

    Curr-95 requires 4.2k crimsons (for swamp titans), and costs 5.7gp/xp.
    95-96 requires 2.1k crimsons (for iron titans), and costs 4.1gp/xp.
    96-99 required 7.9k crimsons (for pack yaks), and costs 4.3gp/xp

    Gold charms (barker toads) are 1.9gp/xp.

    Green charms (unicorn stallions) are 11.6gp/xp.

    Blue charms (geyser titans) are 6.3gp/xp.

    Which means I need to put in offers for:
    4.2k swamp lizards (swamp titans).
    2.1k iron platebodies (iron titans)
    As many swamp toads as gold charms (barker toads).
    As many water talismans as blue charms (geyser titans).

    As for pack yaks and green charms, I'll just wait until I'm done with my current tasks before trying those.

    But, yeah, if we assume 10gp/xp, which it is clearly MUCH less than, that's only 60m from my current level. It's probably close to half that, so I think I'll easily have enough money. Yay!

    Saturday, August 20, 2011



    I'll just try to gain xp in skills that are close to their next million xp. Currently:
    Fletching & Construction.

     Okay, so waterfiends have given me a couple of effigies, and I can't make decisions on which skill to do at each stage, so going to remind myself via this post.

    Skill that can be assistedSkill that cannot be assisted
    Crafting-icon.png CraftingAgility-icon.png Agility
    Construction-icon.png ConstructionThieving-icon.png Thieving
    Cooking-icon.png CookingFiremaking-icon.png Firemaking
    Farming-icon.png FarmingFishing-icon.png Fishing
    Fletching-icon.png FletchingWoodcutting-icon.png Woodcutting
    Herblore-icon.png HerbloreHunter-icon.png Hunter
    Smithing-icon.png SmithingMining-icon.png Mining
    Runecrafting-icon.png RunecraftingSummoning-icon.png Summoning