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Barrows - Do you mind the degrading?


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For the defense bonses and special effects as a whole, it's way worth the degrading. My 73 smith + POH makes it cheaper too :twisted:


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Imo barrows armour is lame so I agree with you not liking to use it. However I think the degradability of it is a necessity to stop everyone donning a set and then never having another worry again.




Why is it lame then?


He's a pure. If you want to be a true pure, you have to vow never to use your brains properly.




True, just hoping he can come up with a decent explanation for why it's lame.


i think he is saying that using barrow Armour is lame because he cant hit through it with his awful attack bonuses :wall:


-.- It's considered *cool* to bash pures, but what you're saying is just as ignorant if not more. Players have the right to build their character in whichever way they want, choosing a type a character over the other doesn't mean they're "unable to use their brains" >.>

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Hasn't bothered me much, mostly though because i don't use barrows- guthan is useless now, and bandos is much more efficient to use compared to melee barrows. Karils is weak compared to armadyl and I rarely need to use ahrims, though it's the only useful set atm. Also my repair cost is 50% :D

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I have some OCD traits aswell. I cant get my hands to dirty, i wash them like 15 times a day. If i were on an island and all they had to eat was chicken wings i would starve to death. Also, i cant go up or down stairs without counting the steps.



as for the barrows? It costs nothing to repair it. 15 hours of slayer is alot of cash.

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i dont care about the degrading,only when im camping and need to go just to repair barrows :oops:
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This is irrelevant to the topic really, but I would just like to point out to you, incase you dont already know, that your government has guidelines set as to the ammount of insect parts are allowed to be in food you buy from major companies. And no, the limit isnt zero. So basically if you ever eat or drink anything that was made by a major corporation, it has been tainted with disgusting ground up maggots that crawled into the flour grinder.



Have fun eating.




What are you on about? :|




The OP seems to have very picky eating habits. I just thought I should ease his mind and make his life a little easier.

O-kay... but you got it wrong! It's not maggots- it's cockroaches. They get everywhere. But even then, most foods have an extremely low content of unidentified substance. And that substance can be dirt, miscellaneous cuts of poorer meat, and stuff that just fell in. The only exception is the hot dog- it's allowed a high amount of rubbish. Remember Zoidberg- "Give me something crawling with parasites!"




I'm pretty sure spiders end up in food more often than maggots and cockroaches. Of course if it's pork you'll always have maggots in it, but I'm not really talking about meat products.

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i have never used barrows because i do mind the degrading. i am not poor but i guess i didnt want to be trapped in a money hole.



i would have definately considered guthans until i had 300 bunyips in my bank. i think its pretty lame that i never graduated from rune and black dhides as my armour, maybe ill go get bandos, does it sell at median price at the GE?
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For me it's totally worth it too, because better defence bonuses -> less money used on food. And with Guthan's, no money used on food :<img src=:' />

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Why is everyone talking about maggots, cockroaches and other sorts of stuff crawling into my food and drink :( I may never eat again now



But anyway I don't really notice the degrading anymore, repairing it became so normal that it started to feel weird when I didn't use barrows. Although I do have a weird thing where I need to repair it after every use or I can't concentrate on anything else.

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I used to be bothered about it in the beginning, but now I don't even notice it anymore, in a way.
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Well if you consider it's alot better than dragon chain then it had better degrade! Torag plate costs 240k while d chain is 11 mill? I really don't mind because it's just so good.
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When I was a member, this was all I used. This armor was AWESOME for its price, totally beats everything. And when you think about it, the degrading time seems like forever since other degrading items have come out (which are sometimes unrepiarable -.-) These items include things like FoG items and the new F2P dragon items. I was really looking forward to new pvp armor, and when I saw that it was degrading dragon armor (For F2P too, as I am now F2P) I got really excited. Then I see the degrading time of 30 minutes, whether you are in combat or not! I would have bought this armor just for looks, but I can't even do that...PHAIL Jagex...If you are gonna give something to F2P, at least make it worth while, or just don't do anything at all.

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Barrows' repair costs are tiny, like <300k for a whole set after fifteen hours. You could make literally millions in fifteen hours of combat.

Ah, this reminds me about the noob on the Runescape forums who was upset with the quest "Cold War" because apparently his grandparents died in the war. :wall:


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Barrows' repair costs are tiny, like <300k for a whole set after fifteen hours. You could make literally millions in fifteen hours of combat.


Said like that, it sounds quite expensive actually >.>

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I love barrows, even when it degrades, its got good bonuses, costs a reasonable price (even with having to repair it) and it looks awesome. <3:
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I for one do not mind the degrading process at all. I don't mind paying to repair my Barrows armour seeing as pretty much what I do with it while using it makes the repair cost back.
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I don't care. The bonuses are excellent and it looks great too.



Plus, is there a more badass weapon than a flail (I mean just as in the fricken cool factor, though the stats are nothing to scoff at either).
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Living- Do you mind the breathing?



There's no alternative, so yes, I'm totally okay with the whole thing. Overall, if you're using the equipment right, you should be more than covering the cost, with extra income. Not much more to say..

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To be honest, I never owned a Barrows set. But I can see how cheap it can really be to fix them.



When they first came out, I thought they were too expensive and the process of getting a set though the minigame would be most difficult.

Of course, prices change and so does my character. :D

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I kind of know where your coming from, as I kind of OCD about it too...but not to the point where it makes me want to not use it. There is just something about it being unused and not worn....but it's very good armour...
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