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  1. So in case you haven't spent them, they are still in-game and Jagex have said in their patch notes they will remain (and this is a direct quote) "for some time."

    Oh good, they don't instantly disappear then, like people have been telling me over and over.

  2. Your guess is as good as mine, probably not for a couple weeks but I personally spent mine tonight and I'd advise you just do the same, as there's no real benefit in waiting.

    I have a lot of stuff to do this week, so I don't really want to activate my bond.


    I want to use most of my lamps on P2p skills, but 10k commendations is making my fingers itch.


    I guess nobody knows? Hm.

  3. I witnessed someone transform into a bunny/rabbit. Their name disappeared entirely, but they were still there. They could still talk as a bunny, just unclickable - couldn't even examine.


    Anyone know what this is?


    Additional information: Happened in F2p.

  4. Hello! Welcome back to RS, although you might have been playing before I started browsing this forum, can't quite remember. I play F2P as well, so hopefully I can help with some of your questions!


    Melee training


    1. There are a few good options for F2P. Cockroaches are solid in terms of income, but not the best experience in general, especially at higher levels. Ankous are now similar in terms of loot, and perhaps a bit better for xp farming, due to a buff in their drop table at some point last year. There are also more of them around than just the cockroaches, which usually entail one-hitting and running around to try and find more. The best in terms of experience are either hellhounds (which require you to go into the wilderness and risk being PKed) or deadly red spiders in Varrock Sewers. Be warned, the spiders hit pretty hard and you'll need plenty of food, particularly if you do not have the ability Sacrifice unlocked from the past. Hellhounds auto-attack so they have that advantage, but as you are in F2P the only spot is in the wilderness so one should be wary in any case.


    2. A ring of devotion is an F2P item but it is purely cosmetic at this point. A lot of stats got changed around with the Evolution of Combat and this was perhaps one of the casualties :P. Chaotic weapons are P2P only, but there are Dungeoneering weapons available for F2P, called gravite weaponry. They look similar too. The best armour available is rune, with the exception of a gud raider chainbody. It has the same stats as a rune platebody but also has a nice strength bonus, if you can afford the cost. Otherwise, rune platebody. There is also a gud raider shield, but you are probably better off using a two-handed weapon (rune/gravite 2H) over one hand + shield in any case. Fighting boots can be replaced with batwing boots and gloves with blue d'hide vambs. Even though they are the wrong classes, it shouldn't matter too much for the gloves and boots slots. Alternatively, if you have any warpriest boots or gloves, you can use those and they will function as lower level, but hybrid, armour in those slots.


    The Amulet of Power is good for all-around training. If you plan to do some Dungeoneering or have leftover tokens, the Brawler's hook necklace would be a good investment and a better amulet for melee. There are similar such amulets for Ranged and Magic.


    For your ring slot, you should acquire either a ring of potency (for defensive stats) or the explorer's ring (4) (for offensive stats, which is probably more useful!).It also has some other neat benefits like a free few alchs and superheats, which are a small daily thing but could help out a little with another one of your questions.


    I would advise you reconsider your stance on Fist of Guthix stuff though. If you want rune gauntlets, you can buy the uncharged version off the GE (which is not that cheap, but worthwhile) and then charge them for a relatively low cost in terms of tokens - 35 at present. They only lose charges if you die with them.


    Mining & Smithing training


    So combining what you are asking here, coal with a coal bag is okay but kind of slow, probably about half of what you can get if you went full focus at it with iron and powermined straight through. There is a deposit box inside a hidden resource dungeon very close to a spot with several iron ores under Al Kharid that you can use to mine the iron, superheat with nature runes, bank, and repeat. You can even time it so that you superheat several ores as you wait for them to respawn, then mine a few more, etc. If you weren't aware, you can use urns to gain bonus experience essentially automatically as you mine. You just need to buy or craft them, attach a rune (earth in this case), and mine away. They will automatically fill and send messages to your chatbox as they do. When they are filled you just click them to gain XP.


    An alternative would be to fill up your coal bag, then head to iron and superheat steel bars once you have an inventory of iron, then dump them all in the bank and repeat. You can also take advantage of the explorer's ring (4) as mentioned above for a few free superheats (27) per day.


    If you want the absolute fastest XP for mining, your best bet is to head to Rimmington with an almost-full inventory of urns, either find an empty world or be prepared to fight with bots (that aren't too difficult to beat by the way), and powermine like crazy there until you use them all up. Then bank and repeat. This is the fastest method for F2P training, but it may be kind of boring.


    Firemaking training


    Yeah, dumping logs on a fire with 4+ people awards you the +5% bonus. World 29 is the designated world for bonfires, but often there is such a heap of people there that it takes me more time to find the left-click option for the fire than the 5% extra XP is worth to me! It's up to you though, if you want to try it out. If you want to cut all the logs yourself, cutting willows in Draynor and banking is probably the most effective. With the price of logs these days though, there might be more cost-effective ways, if that is of any interest.


    General questions


    First, let me emphasize that Jagex has thrown a beach party, and it is possible to get +5% XP on top of anything just by training on the beach, in the Lumbridge Crater area. All you need to do is use an anti-sun potion and you're set for 24 hours. These are very cheap considering that benefit, but if you really want to DIY it, you can earn them by skilling and training on the beach, and by fighting the monster Clawdia that appears in the crater at 45 past each hour. Training at the plots there is relatively good experience and won't stick around forever so you may want to check that out and/or take advantage. Anything that you can bankstand should be fair game. But now to answer your questions specifically:


    1. No not really, as far as I know. If you complete Death of Chivalry, you can face off against a boss and obtain pearls that do award some bonus XP. The caveat is that bonus experience can only be used up if you are a member, on a members-only server.

    2. You can only add a P2P tool to your toolbelt if you are on P2P, and then it will continue to function as the highest level tool you would have access to on F2P, i.e. rune pickaxe on F2P. You will not be able to add your gilded dragon pickaxe onto your toolbelt unless you buy a membership - in fact, you cannot put a members item back on once you take it off, so be careful!

    3. I kind of covered this above with the anti-sun potion. There are also some drinks awarded from the Summer Beach Party that give a small bonus in groups of skills, depending on the drink.It's a small thing but if you decide you want to skill or fight Clawdia, it's a small bonus you can pick up and use I guess. The XP skilling outfits from Treasure Hunter are all P2P items. The only thing I can think of is maybe the one-off cash rewards from completing the F2P tasks in the task system or whatever they have named it now. Once in a while they have some limited-time, untradeable promotion like advanced pulse cores, though not at the moment. But no, it's very limited on F2P.

    !! Wow !!


    This is all incredibly new news to me, and I'm glad I asked. I can't believe how outdated I was on the F2P homefront.


    So many new items, drop changes, and new places. Seems like my preconceived notions about Fist of Guthix should be changed, I even have plenty of spare tokens, I just never thought things were that easy. I didn't even realize they made Blue D'hide F2P.


    I didn't know they added new mining places and urns - always thought urns were P2P when I heard about them.

    Btw, you can left click "craft" on logs and choose the bonfire option, and it should auto-find you the nearest fire right? Just assuming this works in a crowd as well.


    - Thanks for answering everything, you're a saint. xD <3


    P.S. One question though, what do I smith with the iron bars if I go for the power-mining iron? I don't think iron platebodies sell for much (haha). Do I make iron knives or something? Nails? Or just sell them as bars and then rebuy something else?

  5. I'm enjoying F2P at the moment and I can see myself going for all 99s in F2P - hence the questions. Normally, I would research everything and record/optimize my experience gains on spreedsheets. But maybe because I'm growing old; I just don't have the time. Basically I don't mind short answers (yes/no works).


    Melee Training -

    1. Where? Cockroaches? I don't care about fun. Profits might be fun, but unnecessary. (90atk, 97str, 81def, 95hp, 95pray)
    2. Equipment? What's the strongest weapons/armor I use? Last I checked, it was some kind of chaotic weapon and still rune armor right? I won't be getting Fist of Guthix equipment. Safety Gloves, Fighting Boots, Power Amulet. My Ring of Devotion doesn't seem to give any stats anymore?

    Mining Training -

    1. What/Where? Coal with coal bag at the mining guild is what I've been doing for a week. Should be fine right? (84 mining)

    Smithing Training -

    1. What do I smelt? I do want a decent profit if I'm going to be smelting and smithing thousands of bars. I plan to mine all the ore myself, so I can't lose anything, but I would like money. I don't plan on alching since I have 99 magic. (72 smithing)

    Firemaking Training -

    1. Bonfire with at least 4 people right? I still remember that. There's a world for that right? I plan to cut all the logs myself.

    General Questions -

    1. I have not done The Death of Chivalry, Demon Slayer, Gunner's Ground, Rune Mysteries, A Shadow over Ashdale, Stolen Hearts, WHat's Mine is Yours quests. Any +bonus experience items I can get from these quests?
    2. Can I add P2P tools to my toolbelt? I don't want to de-equip my gilded dragon pickaxe if I can't put it in my toolbelt (my petty aesthetics).
    3. Are there any +bonus things I can use in F2P? I don't remember there being anything. Does Treasure Hunter give some? I usually just pawn those things. Things like Achievement Items maybe?

    Thanks as always H&A

  6. [email protected] would be your best chance, but even then the chances wouldn't be really high.


    Just use it as a chance to appeal, and see what they say. If I was in that situation, that's what I'd try anyway.

    Thanks. Wow, I just checked the timestamps on the appeals, was almost 4 years ago. Anyone have a similar experience with appealing in this situation?

  7. A long time ago, maybe a couple or few years ago, I had a max combat account that got hacked and perma-banned. I recovered it after it was perma-banned and the hacker had already used both appeals to call Jagex a few choice words. After that, I basically just gave up and I never remembered what I changed the password to when I recovered it.


    Now, years later, I re-recovered it and I'm wondering if I can appeal to Jagex somehow. I really didn't care about this account because I never liked bossing or max level pvping, but with the new EOC...my main has become almost boringly depressing. Any way I can contact Jagex about this?

  8. Moved to Help & Advice.


    First off, welcome to tipit :)



    1. No, we are a Platinum-ranked fansite. To find the official runescape forums, go to www.runescape.com and click "forum" to access the official RS forums.


    2. You've already found them. :)


    3. I have no idea what either of those forums are, so I can't compare our rules with theirs. I can, however, compare our rules with the official runescape forums and I would say we are more lenient than the official runescape forums.


    4. http://forum.tip.it/...it-forum-rules/ - You can find a link to the rules at any time by looking right next to the "View New Content" button on the right hand side of your screen.


    5. I'll let someone else answer this.


    6. Bank space for p2p items does not affect how much f2p bank space you have. Leave them on the off chance your parents change their mind, since they're not negatively impacting your gameplay.


    7. The game will tell you where you can't go as a member. We have a map of the f2p world here: http://www.tip.it/ru...rld_map_f2p.htm


    8. Runescape is not like many other games :P You're welcome to make a topic in our RuneScape Suggestions board if you want -- provided you remember we're not the RSOF :P


    9. There are no day/night cycles in RS, some areas are darker and some areas are lighter. The game has its own unique art style just like many other MMORPGs out there do.

    5. If you click on each skill in your skills tab, it'll bring up a guide on every skill and it'll show you where f2p ends and p2p begins. There are thousands of more items in p2p than there are in f2p and they are all "better" than f2p. Runescape keeps f2p and p2p almost entirely separate, a p2per wouldn't have any reason to go to a f2p world (he won't be able to use p2p items in a f2p world), and a f2per can't go to a p2p world (can't use p2p items at all). Essentially, p2p is the game, while f2p is almost like a tutorial or sample. However, there is so much f2p content, that people confuse it with being the game itself, it's even arguable that p2p is like a buyable DLC. You shouldn't be concerned with p2p at all if you're still getting the hang of f2p, it doesn't really affect you at all. Otherwise, here is a full database list on this fansite: http://www.tip.it/runescape/items.


    8. As I said before, f2p is kind of like a trial version. Having buyable weapons would just give other players an advantage over people who don't want to spend money. That would absolutely ruin the game. You yourself said that your parents disapprove of virtual spending; would you like it if everyone who had a bought weapon could kill you? Runescape isn't even about weapons, it's about personal achievable content. I don't see how f2p is restricting if you don't know your limits.

  9. As I was saying, all 3 are rather even at the moment

    Not everyone is 200 combat. I'm talking about pures, zerkers, rune pures, range tanks, obby maulers, ancient pures, void rushers.

    What is useless, what is not. Just saying they're equal sounds so suspicious.

  10. Do you know if vampires are still a good training place?


    Vyres are kind of weird ATM, they use magic and are weak to bolts, yet the only ranged weapon that can hit them is a blisterwood stake, which is a thrown weapon. And unlike the beta, wielding a blisterwood stake no longer allows your offhand weapon to damage them normally, so you would have to use a shield.


    Fire giants have decent lp and low defence, and use ranged and melee attacks so you don't have to worry too much about healing or accuracy penalties from wrong armor types while killing them. The resource dungeon in the baxtorian waterfall cave is a good place to camp them, usually when I go there to slay I'm the only one there.


    With regards to the Dg binds question, I think it is preferable to keep the hood.

    I heard momentum training is inferior to manually doing it? I don't mind spamming stuff. Should I really just go fire giants?

  11. 6. Fire Giants are weak to slash, which is why CLS was suggested rather than CRapier (which are stab). The accuracy difference is big enough you will want to use the correct style whereever possible.


    7. Godsword, Saradomin Sword, Royal Crossbow, C bow and Staff of Light/Polypore staff are pretty much the best things you can get with reasonable amount of money, and none of these require things beyond combat stats (except for Royal Cbow, which requires you to pay a visit to QBD and make it to phase 4. It is quite easy now, and the crossbow doesn't degrade, at least for now). Zamorakian spear is a good 2h stab weapon too if you want to use it.


    The reason why 2h are suggested over dual wield is that DW abilities absolutely suck for damage (fast weapons = lower damage, 1h = lower damage still) and only very few abilities base damage on both weapons. Added to the fact that DW cannot use any of the AoE abilities, 2h is pretty much the way to go.


    The only thing dual wield can work is if you are competing against someone else for the monsters, which Dual wield will tag faster than 2h due to faster auto attacks. But only works for Ranged/Magic and not worth investing in.

    6. Any other monsters to train on? I don't necessarily have to use my CLSs.

    7. So I just wasted 100k tokens on an off-hand rapier >.>

  12. 6. Unless it was patched, vine whip+eee is slightly better dps than dual-CLS, although you should only dual-wield if you use momentum, due to the fact that abilities use only your mainhand weapon for calculating damage.


    Fire giants are slash weak, and don't deal too much damage, so you could bring a shield and cancel momentum once in a blue moon to use rejuvenate before re-momentuming.


    7. For slayer I've found having a 2h slash, 2h crush, 2h cbow, crystal bow, and staff to be all I need. Dual-wielding just doesn't do enough damage to warrant using. (Haven't had any stab-weak tasks from Kuradal yet, I don't think they are common enough to warrant getting a specialized weapon for.)


    8. I would imagine armored zombies would be weak to slash (rangers) and fire spells (meleers). I don't know how the salve amulet works post-EoC, so I can't help you there. Due to requiring two styles for fast killspeed, I doubt they are worthwhile for training.


    9. Blood necklace adds crit for all styles, so it's worth swapping out the robe bottom for. (Having both top and legs is overkill in the defence department anyway.)

    6. I don't think I can use vine whip (I couldn't use it before). No comments on dual rapiers? Why fire giants? Oh man, I can tell I'm not ready for training in EoC.

    7. Ah, okay.

    8. Shucks :(

    9. Okay. Wait....Should I have both ssh and bn or just ditch the ssh for the ruinic bot if I get bn.

  13. 1. For range and melee, yes. For magic auto-attacks sneak in between abilities.

    2. AFAIK, ultimates cannot be interrupted unless it says in the description it is a combo attack, so if it would only deal one hitsplat and you don't see anything you probably splashed.

    3. It is better to repeat the floor above, though if the floor difference is less than 5 the xp difference isn't much.

    4. To update the DGSweeper map you have to flash the map.

    5. I have found that opening up graphics settings instantly drains my adrenaline, though there may be a faster way to do it.


    Hope this helps!

    I didn't want to bump my post, since you answered it all, so I added some more questions and now I can thank you! :D


  14. 1. Does spamming abilities interrupt auto attacks? (I lag a lot, I can't tell.)

    2. Can you accidentally interrupt Ultimate Abilities? (It channels and I lag, is it just splashing?)

    3. Is it better repeat the floors under or above the floor that you need cleared? ex./ I need to clear floor 42, is it better to do floor 41 or 43 if I had to choose.

    4. Is DGSweeper supposed to auto-update the map on its own, or do you constantly have to "flash" the map on - what I've been doing? (I'm pretty sure you need to flash it, but it doesn't hurt to ask, sorry for wrong section.)

    5. Anyone know how to use home-teleport in dungeoneering faster, I keep having to wait for my character to exit battle-mode? I remember there used to be a post about someone's adrenaline bar draining instantly, wouldn't that be a good way to exit battle?




    6. I finally managed to get an off-hand rapier, a CLS, and an off-hand CLS. I still don't know where to train, I just want to hit stuff sometimes. I have 90 attack and 97 strength. I don't like slayer. Void is probably my best armor right now. Where can I use double CLS/rapier?

    7. I need more weapons to do slayer right?

    8. Are armoured zombies still a good place to train? If so, what are they weak to? (I have salve-e and void I guess)

    9. I recently got a blood necklace, should I use it as a mage? (My current setup is ruinic robe top/bot - only 81 defence - ssh and ccs, thinking about throwing the ruinic bottom away?)

  15. Just skim through the news articles. I have really no idea what you mean with 'free xp' or exactly what sort of timeline you're looking at. That's why I posted the link for you to check yourself.


    The only XP that was given away (that I can think of right now) were the promissory note in September IIRC.

    Some other stuff like pendants from the wheel, more XP from tears of guthix, a bonus weekend (2x) last month, etc.


    By the way, why are you interested in the XP you missed? :P.

    I was gone for 5 months, so that's a lot of news to read.

    I thought there would be a lot more instances of free exp.

    I'm just trying to gauge how much I "lost" by quitting. I was thinking about how I had to pay the regular membership price (+$3) and how many loyalty points I lost, but the free experience made me wonder what skills I could've gotten for free.

  16. I'm back to playing Runescape for a little while. I quit because Jagex destroyed everything I held sacred. Now that I'm back, I really like it, because I don't feel invested in the game anymore. I'm basically a casual player now.


    My question is, how much experience (up to now) has Jagex dished out for free in the past few months that I was gone?


    I'm curious about whether it was a lot or a little.


    E: I have no idea why I opened with a sob story. I think I've written too many essays in the last few weeks and I wanted an attention grabber. :-|

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