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My name is Jackson. I've been playing Runescape for over 10 years. I got my comp cape on RS3, and decided to move on to playing Oldschool. Last level/Total level update: Max Cape - April 30 2020 (Picture) 99s: Farming - 29 April 2015 (Picture) Fishing - 11 June 2015 (Picture) Cooking - 28 June 2015 (Picture) Strength - 1 September 2015 (Picture) Defence - 2 October 2015 (Picture) Hitpoints - 14 December 2015 (Picture) Attack - 27 May 2016 (Picture) Firemaking - 24 December 2016 (Picture) Crafting - 3 June 2017 (Picture) Prayer - 8 August 2017 (Picture) Thieving - 11 August 2017 (Picture) Ranged - 21 December 2017 (Picture) Herblore - 9 January 2018 (Picture) Construction - 19 January 2018 (Picture) Woodcutting - 9 June 2018 (Picture) Magic - Unknown (between June 2018 and May 2019) Mining - 20 May 2019 (Picture) Smithing - 21 May 2019 (Picture) Slayer - 3 April 2020 (Picture) Agility - 10 April 2020 (Picture) Runecrafting - 29 April 2020 (Picture) Hunter - 30 April 2020 (Picture) Fletching - 30 April 2020 (Picture) Achievement Capes: Quest Cape - 27 July 2015 (Picture) Achievement Diary Cape - 16 March 2017 (Picture) Pets: TzTok-Jad - 28 September 2015 - 2 KC (Picture) Kraken - 21 December 2015 - 106 KC (Picture) Phoenix - 28 November 2016 - 121 KC (Picture) Zulrah - 28 February 2017 - 425 KC (Picture) Chompy - 16 March 2017 - 92 KC (Picture) Herbi - 28 January 2018 - 453 KC (Picture) Tangleroot - 29 March 2020 - 18.4m Farming xp (Picture)
No, I am not crazy. Yes I am aware that pot training (heh) costs 20-30gp/exp, caviars are unbuyable, and everyone and their ogres are training to get extreme potions. The Herblore Exp source I am avocating is simply: Cleaning Herbs. Herb cleaning, not only provides decent exp rates, can also be one of the more profitable activities in game (more below). Because of the large amount of GP involved, however, the activity can be quite dangerous to your financial health if the risks are not properly managed. This might be pointing to the obvious, but all that requires to clean a herb is left click. More importantly, it is one fo the few activities ingame with no animation delay associated with it. It is theoretically possible to clean as much as 6k herbs a hour, although 3-4k is more reasonable and quite manageable. Herb cleaning provides around 8-14 exp a herb, and averages about 100 gp profit each, so it's completely reasonable to expect about 35k (3.5k x 10) herblore exp and 350k (3.5k x 100) gp a hour from herblore cleaning alone. Even if herblore exp is only worth 20gp/exp to you, that's over 1m/hour of wealth you're generating. If it is so good, why isn't everyone doing it? The obvious reason is that many people don't enjoy repetitive clicking. The potential physical strain aside, I personally enjoy the fact your exp rate is dependent on your real life ability to focus and click rapidly. An alternative explanation is that for most of rs history, grimy herbs costs more than clean ones, so player no longer bothered with it. Everything changed with the extreme potion update, though. The once stagnant herbs market suddenly fluctuate on daily basis with thousands of herbs rapidly changing hands. With nearly tripling of profits in herbs, more players switched their MTK options to herb rather than raw fish or flax, and more farmers planted their herb seeds regularly. This lead to an rapid increase in both supply and demand of herbs and as a result constantly changing herb-cleaning profit/lost ratio. What does this mean for herb cleaning profits? One is that it has become much easier to purchase grimmies. Lucky for us, much of the additional herb supplies come from players whom do not have the herblore level to clean it, and rather than going through the hassle of using the assist system, simply tossing the herbs onto the GE for us to purchase. Second, because the herbs market change on daily basis, a profitable herb-cleaning for one day may not be for the next, or just unbuyable the next. This requires an careful study of the market before every herb cleaning session. Finally, players need to know the underlying worths of herbs, to avoid losing GP on pricing bubbles (merchanting clans have been active in the area. I learned this the hard way: collecting 5k of Grimy Dwarf Weed and watched it dropped 2k each!) This seems awfully allot of work, but lucky, we have allot of brilliant runescapers whom have laid the foundation for us already. RuneWiki, as usual, have several herblore related calculators premade, but the most important of which for us is: http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Calculators/Herbs This gives us a quick visual breakdown on what herbs are currently profitable for clean. The guidance it provide is insufficient, however, and several caveats must be observed. While many low level herbs are profitable (<50), their grimmies are generally are not in great supply. In general, only higher level herbs such as Snapdragon and Dwarf Weed can be purchased rapidly (there's essentially zero supply of Grimy Torstol). At the same time, higher level herbs tend to cost more and can tie up significant amount of GP if it doesn't immediately sell. Because of the danger of price crashing, it's always better to purchase earlier after in a GE update cycle rather than near the next GE update cycle. Remember, herb cleaning and price merchanting are two different activities that may not work optimally together. A final caviet is that the RuneWiki calculator does not always update immediately, and the HTTP parser round off higher pricing herbs to three significant digits, and thus can affect the profit outlook of herb cleaning. The lesson is always double check the pricings before purchase at GE. As a bonus, I also created my own GE parser* using Google Docs that provides more up-to-date numbers. Primadog's Herb Cleaning Calculator Herb Cleaning is an overlooked but profitable and efficient way to raise herblore. I hope this may help someone out there also looking to enjoying the wrath of Super Antifires! Here are some final numbers and tips I'll leave: 35k+ Herblore exp/hr 350k+ GP profit/hr (in addition) Recommended: 60+ herblore level (higher level can clean additional herbs) 5M+ startup money Never hold more than 2k of a herb time at the same time! The bank for herb cleaning is in the Dueling Arena, because it has both one-click banking and a banker that allows you to collect GE purchases. Special thanks to the brilliant brainymidget for his guide onGE parsing using Google Doc.
Daily Briefing So, after a hard day of leveling and several hard days of green dragon killing I decided that today would be a relaxing day. I headed off for the Catherby beaches, thoughts of lying in the hot sun tanning my irregular polyhedral body. But when I arrived I knew that no such thing would happen. I immediately caught the skilling buzz, and finally rediscovered the rhythm of fishing I had thought lost ever since I trained in the same place for heroes quest (judging by my quest cape...I'd say that was quite some time ago). I caught a healthy amount of swordies, and a good batch of tunas and that rare but satisfying fish the level 65 .immediately after I got this little catch I ran to the bank and started frying up some good old swordfish. I soon had 67 cooking and with that I was back to the beaches for more intense fishing madness. After a good period of time i got the level up I'd been waiting for. Soon after I was sitting on a large pile of cooked swordies when i realized i had none left and still 9600 xp to go till 68 cooking...So i fried up 97 tunas. That was an interesting experience...I hadn't cooked tunas since before I had 65 cooking so it was my first experience of the no burn effect. What I Unlocked Today -I can fish Karambwan -I can wear Swordfish gloves -I can cook tuna potatoes -I will never burn another lobster whilst wearing cooking gauntlets Today's Pics You may notice the quest cape guy wandering around my level ups, don't worry, it's just me...(I made them to pass the time during inventories) [hide][/hide] A Quick Bit on Catherby :thumbup: Ok, I feel honor bound to explain myself to my readership (btw...~130 views since first post...wow). I know as well as most of you that Catherby tuna+swordy harpooning isn't exactly the speediest method of garnering xp. And yet, I cannot bring myself to fish anywhere else...shilo, piscatoris, and Otto's grotto have all tasted my bait for hours but I always walk off in disgust, rarely with a level to show. :oops: Catherby is special. Unlike those other places it isn't just a haven for those who want fast xp faster. It's a place that people regularly travel, it's a nice beach, it's fishing opportunities range from lvls 1-76 (96 if you count barbarian style shark-fishing). The people who come there are happy to have a nice conversation and it's an engaging community. There are often people just hanging around on the beach doing random stuff. It's also a significantly cheerier looking place than most. \:D/ And theres that fuzzy feeling i get inside when I give a noob a little help. D I Y Ok, another explanatory segment. You've caught me at an odd time...I'm in a very DIY mood right now (its so satisfying). But that is not the usual me... I often buy levels.
88 hunter! Expecting 99 within the next week! Now on to my real topic. Lately I have noticed that alot of people hate pures. Why, you ask? I belive that it all started with staking. Many pures would trick mains by freezing them with mage and ranging or continuosly casting magic. The truth is, there is nothing wrong with that. Your loss is our gain. We use money to pk, and purchase supplies and weaponry. We then eventually die and the economy circulates. All pkers help the economy. An issue with many people is that pures are considered arrogant, or very unkind. This is not true, except for some. I belive that this sterotype came from the fact that we pures think we are ownage.(Sometimes this is true.) I sound so cheesy, so I'm going to move on. Life as a pure is quite good. We love to pk, but don't mind working hard. I have to take extreme caution not to raise defence. I have already gotten two defence by accident. A big plus is that I already even have some fans! \:D/ Another issue of concern is that I see many advertisements for RuneScape macros. I have an increasing number of people stealing my hunter spots, and sometimes I cannot even make a modest living because macros crash the prices of items such as snape grass. I guess that's it for today. See you tommorow. Helpful tip of the day: Need magic experience and a profit? Try enchanting air orbs!