Why not go the 1 def 60atk hybrid route. robes are cheap and disposable and I can see rune will be VERY expensive for a long time...
I'm thinking about maybe going for 45 Def and staying there (Would allow me to use Rune, Mystic and Green d'hide + the fremmy helmets, good enough. Higher level equipment will be too expensive/annoying to obtain for them to be worth it.)
Apparently, you did.
Jagex, an honest company? Believe me no one thought so before the poll.
Also, on an unrelated note, were unids turned into grimy herbs at that point?
A lot of people seem to be confusing 07scape with 02scape or something
It won't be long until rune is available by the bucket. Lets look at rune plates
I give it maybe 10-24 hours before people have the first few rune plates, it will take a little while for people to get 32 QP and do the champions quest, but then people will start buying them from the shops at high prices to start off with. Once people have that, then you have the fact that those platebodies are very rarely going to leave the game for a long time, people keep buying them, and if they are lost pking, they are just picked up and sold.
Now where will this GP to buy the items come from? Well aside from the mass 10ks from stronghold
, people will be starting to wc/fletch/rc/mine like crazy, nature runes and yew longbows will start moving around, creating loads of GP very quickly. This all takes time, but I can imagine a lot of no lifing going on >.>, and once a few people have started everything gets quicker. An extra thing I thought of that might slow it down ( and will massively effect how quick the games economy settles), is people overcharging for their stuff they make, IE selling natures 1K, making them only viable for say pking, rather than alching with, same goes for yew longbows, people selling them really highly priced.
I can see the first group of people to successfully start off a rcing/wcing/fletching/alching chain, becoming the most successful (aside from the dicers, who will just be paying real game bils out for the first dragon gear for example... I know someone who is getting ready to offer phats for the first dragon chainbody).
But that is beside the point about rune really, my prediction is:
If people are selfish and not that much no lifing goes on: 2 weeks before rune is readily available at pretty cheap prices
If people work together and no life like mad: Could be 1 week before rune is available to every non noob who can skill for an hour efficiently.
And as for why a pure is a terrible idea:
Zamorak and other god books: lawl have fun with that.
Dragon weapons: You are going to do monkey madness and other quests with a low prayer level? Bones are going to be really hard to get your hands on.
Magic/Range: Magic and range training is going to be brutal, no mass arrows/runes to cast cheap spells with, its going to be lots of part or full DIY.
pking: No one will have gear worth pking... And they will not want to risk their rune vs your robes.
Potions are going to be REALLY expensive for even longer than rune will be rare, herblore is slow and difficult to train, and there are few other sources of potions into the game. This means no super str/att pking for you.
Training: Every Pure training spot will be packed to oblivion, can see like 20+ people at rock crabs constantly.
Just my opinions/predictions
Also, I really do not want grimy herbs, and I think a lot of people would agree with me, to me unids are almost as important as bank sales and no ge.