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The Overall Easiest 99 Skill To Get?


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What is the easiest overall 99 skill?



I had quite a long debate with my brother about this, and we negotiated between Construction, Prayer, Cooking, or Fletching.



What do YOU think?

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cookin without doubt

its so easy it scares me :ohnoes:
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The fact that you mention 99 construction is an insult. There are about 300 people with 99 construction and 20k or so with 99 fletching/cooking. This already shows that construction skillcape is extremely rare. For a long period of time (and even maybe now, but i havn't checked) Construction has been the rarest skillcape due to it's immense cost and most people consider it "not worth it". Compare this to fletching/cooking for which the capes are abundant.



Furthermore, construction is very expensive and has virtually NO return. The experience gain isn't all that generous either making it a hard skill. One of the most expensive to be precise



Cooking/Fletching have ridiculously high exp rates and the total amount spent on them is very slight. This is because most of the money you spend to get 99 cooking/fletching can be returned, negating a part of the cost.



Prayer also doesn't deserve to be included. Although it has more people (about 3k last I checked), this is all due to people just considering it more "useful". 99 prayer is also one of the most expensive skills and also has NO return on the investment. How could you possibly even think that one of the most expensive skills even comes close to comparing to fletching/cooking



Don't assume a skill is easy just because it is buyable. A lot of people forget that the time spent to get the cash ALSO counts as time taken to get 99 in that skill.
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Fishing or woodcutting. You point, click, wait till full, run to bank. Repeat.



Buyable skills? fletching or cooking.
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Thieving is also quick. A bit of clicking, but from 91+ at pyramid plunder, you can get like 1m+ xp per day :thumbsup:

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The fact that you mention 99 construction is an insult. There are about 300 people with 99 construction and 20k or so with 99 fletching/cooking. This already shows that construction skillcape is extremely rare. For a long period of time (and even maybe now, but i havn't checked) Construction has been the rarest skillcape due to it's immense cost and most people consider it "not worth it". Compare this to fletching/cooking for which the capes are abundant.



Furthermore, construction is very expensive and has virtually NO return. The experience gain isn't all that generous either making it a hard skill. One of the most expensive to be precise



Cooking/Fletching have ridiculously high exp rates and the total amount spent on them is very slight. This is because most of the money you spend to get 99 cooking/fletching can be returned, negating a part of the cost.



Prayer also doesn't deserve to be included. Although it has more people (about 3k last I checked), this is all due to people just considering it more "useful". 99 prayer is also one of the most expensive skills and also has NO return on the investment. How could you possibly even think that one of the most expensive skills even comes close to comparing to fletching/cooking



Don't assume a skill is easy just because it is buyable. A lot of people forget that the time spent to get the cash ALSO counts as time taken to get 99 in that skill.

Its easiest noob not cheapest, fact is if you throw money at it it takes [cabbage] all time to lvl.

And you dont have to work for the gold, you can stake and get it like cursedyou, then buy the skill.

Any one who has vast ammounts of gold (rmts, macroers, stakers, merchants, lurers, mage bankers like di or ag) ect can get 99 construction very fast.

If you can buy it fast its easy, 99 magic with charge on my staker was easy, took me 6 hours, cost me well over 100m when blue party hats were 60m, doesnt mean it wasnt easy.



In my oppinion easiest skill by far is fletching, then construction, then prayer, then cooking.

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All skills are so different, it's like comparing apples or oranges.



Anyway, define "easy"? Cheapest, fastest when having the money, most simple, what?



Cooking or fletching are probably the overall easiest.

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The fact that you mention 99 construction is an insult. There are about 300 people with 99 construction and 20k or so with 99 fletching/cooking. This already shows that construction skillcape is extremely rare. For a long period of time (and even maybe now, but i havn't checked) Construction has been the rarest skillcape due to it's immense cost and most people consider it "not worth it". Compare this to fletching/cooking for which the capes are abundant.



Furthermore, construction is very expensive and has virtually NO return. The experience gain isn't all that generous either making it a hard skill. One of the most expensive to be precise



Cooking/Fletching have ridiculously high exp rates and the total amount spent on them is very slight. This is because most of the money you spend to get 99 cooking/fletching can be returned, negating a part of the cost.



Prayer also doesn't deserve to be included. Although it has more people (about 3k last I checked), this is all due to people just considering it more "useful". 99 prayer is also one of the most expensive skills and also has NO return on the investment. How could you possibly even think that one of the most expensive skills even comes close to comparing to fletching/cooking



Don't assume a skill is easy just because it is buyable. A lot of people forget that the time spent to get the cash ALSO counts as time taken to get 99 in that skill.




Its easiest noob not cheapest, fact is if you throw money at it it takes [cabbage] all time to lvl.

And you dont have to work for the gold, you can stake and get it like cursedyou, then buy the skill.

Any one who has vast ammounts of gold (rmts, macroers, stakers, merchants, lurers, mage bankers like di or ag) ect can get 99 construction very fast.

If you can buy it fast its easy, 99 magic with charge on my staker was easy, took me 6 hours, cost me well over 100m when blue party hats were 60m, doesnt mean it wasnt easy.



In my oppinion easiest skill by far is fletching, then construction, then prayer, then cooking.




First of all, drop the "n" word. Insulting me only makes you look bad.



There are two points that you have completely wrong, one is about buyable skills compared to each other, the other is about people's incomes



About buyable skills. Of course they can all be "bought", but only to a certain extent. Not every buyable skill has the same exp rate, and not every buyable skill costs the same. Take the example of cooking and construction. Sure, at one time it was possible to get 99 mage almost with the cash alone but obviously that method was never intended and now, since it has been removed, it doesn't count.



Cost of 99 cooking: under 5 mill (this is because all the cooked sharks are subtracted)



Exp rate of cooking's method at that price: Over 150k/hr



Cost of 99 construction: over 80 mill (this could be way higher, but it doesn't matter)



Exp rate of Con's method at the price: Over 100k/hr



Even if my estimates are way off, it's obvious that cooking is far easier than construction.Furthermore, there are lots of other factors, for example, which skill is more AFK? (the less attention a skill requires, the easier it is). Construction requires 100% focused attention which cooking only needs a couple of clicks every load. Construction is harder in terms of attention required.



This goes for all skills for which money provides some kind of advantage. Other than the ones mentioned there is also 99 crafting or 99 herblore and 99 smithing.



Since money helps in so many ways, it's really hard to define what's a buyable skills and what isn't. Slayer, for example, could arguably be buyable if you count the cannon as part of the cost. Therefore you conclusion about what skill is easier than what is completely off.



In my oppinion easiest skill by far is fletching, then construction, then prayer, then cooking.




Mathematically and logically, it's obvious that construction is harder than cooking, the same arguments also apply for prayer. I can't think of any possible argument that could prove 99 construction easier than 99 cooking. Clearly you are completely wrong.



Now for the part about income



Your argument is basically that someone can make tons of cash in a very short amount of time and therefore all buyable skills are easy.



That is only the case for people with a huge income. The difficulty of buyable skills VARIES depending on a person's income.



Not everyone can get an extremely high amount of cash in such a small amount of time (In fact very few people can, since 1 mill per hour is considered a very high income). It's clear that the difficulty of buyable skills varies from income to income, but most people are not able to get 100 mill in a short amount of time.



Each of the examples that you provide have something wrong with them. Either they are illegal, in which case they don't count, or they are entirely based on profit which means that their income varies inconsistently.



Since the income of stakers and merchants varies inconsistently, it is impossible to come up with an hourly rate of cash. A staker might make 100 mill in 2 days, while another might spend a month staking and end up LOSING cash. The profit of both those activities also depends on how much initial cash you have. So starting merchanting from 0 and getting 100 mill will take far longer than getting from 100 to 200 mill.



Therefore, you cannot prove that anyone can make a huge amount of cash in a small amount of time. Only a select number of people under specific situations have done so and there is no guarantee that they can always do it at a consistent rate.



Finally, your views don't even represent the majority of players. If 99 construction is so easy to get according to you, then why have only 300 or so people done it compared to the 20k people who have 99 cooking?
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Nice comeback solidus_77! I would think either fletching or cooking, and then possibly theiving. And then I have no idea. But all 99s require dedication, money, and time. So let's not burn the cooking and fletching 99s. :thumbsup: :anxious: :notalk:

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what about this thread?



so a certain 13 million experience is easier than another?



most people bashing certain 99s are the ones that don't have one themselves... personally, i'd respect solidus and dtwizzy, as they actually have 99s...



fletching and cooking are only easy if you buy the supplies. to someone who actually fished/woodcutted their own materials, the skill is just about as hard and long as one such as mining.

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so a certain 13 million experience is easier than another?




Yes. If i could buy 1 slayer experience point in exchange for 4 cooking experience points, trust me I would do it.



most people bashing certain 99s are the ones that don't have one themselves... personally, i'd respect solidus and dtwizzy, as they actually have 99s...




Agreed, I see a lot of people trying to make themselves feel better by bashing other people's skillcapes out of sheer jealously. It's really sad and disrespectful.



fletching and cooking are only easy if you buy the supplies. to someone who actually fished/woodcutted their own materials, the skill is just about as hard and long as one such as mining.




Very true, however mining a million pure ess for 99 runecrafting isn't really everyone's cup of tea. I'm sort of pulled both ways on this topic, since I love the concept of self sufficiency but I also feel the need for efficiency.



Most times, if you can buy the materials in less time than it takes to get them, you're better off buying them. Why bother spending days fishing sharks if you can buy them in just one day? For the sake of 99 goals, or long stretches like that, I'd go more with efficiency



That being said, if the difference isn't too significant, and if it's easier to get sharks, or less attention demanding then self sufficiency could be a plausible option. It's really a question of incentives which varies from person to person.
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what about this thread?




That thread is about skill capes, not skills.

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what about this thread?




That thread is about skill capes, not skills.




A skill at 99 and a skillcape is the same thing. Same ideas and same issues involved.
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i'd have to say that if you have all of the bones for prayer, it's pretty easy. Boring, but easy. :?
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so a certain 13 million experience is easier than another?



most people bashing certain 99s are the ones that don't have one themselves... personally, i'd respect solidus and dtwizzy, as they actually have 99s...






Yes, in terms of effort and cost. The only thing that heading for 99 wc has cost me is the money for a dragon axe and time. When woodcutting, I'm usually chatting in clan chat, playing online poker and browsing the web, because other than to check for randoms and running to the bank when full, that is all I have to do. Lazy of me? Absolutely.



I can't speak for everyone else, but I'm not 'bashing' anyone. Getting that 99 in any skill does take commitment. But there are skills where more effort and concentration is required than others and personally speaking, while I'm impressed with anyone who has a skillcape, the level of respect varies based on the cape itself and how they got there. If someone bought all the fish needed for 99 cooking, I'm less impressed than if they'd gone out and made potatos, pies, caught the fish themselves. YMMV of course..
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These topics never end, do they.



I still can't wrap my head around what the capes did to people's goals. Before the capes, going for a 99 was considered as something big. It never crossed my mind to actually go for a 99, then. Now, 99's are standard goals. One 99 isn't an achievement anymore, especially one of the lower kind...



For me personally, the easiest 99 is fletching. I'm a big MTK user for tree seeds and I had all those maple logs in my bank sitting there. I hate merching, so I just decided to fletch them (no stringing) as they came in while reading a book or watching TV. Without actually having 99 as a real goal, it came soon enough all by itself.



I now have enough maple logs for 99 firemaking, but since that needs a whole lot more attention, I don't see myself getting there any time soon.

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There are still ways to lvl skills just as fast as charge was if you have the money, the skills this can be done with are construction and fletching, if you can get 99 in 2 days how hard is the skill honestly?.

The question was which skill is easiest not which skill is cheapest.

Im not saying any 99 isnt an achievement, even pced 99 str takes a lot of work, its just some are easier then others.

And if you have money construction is one of the fastest 99's.

btw, Cooking and fletching have been in the game 6+ years longer then construction.

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There are still ways to lvl skills just as fast as charge was if you have the money, the skills this can be done with are construction and fletching, if you can get 99 in 2 days how hard is the skill honestly?.




Why are you still unable to prove any of your points? Your claim of completing 99 construction in two days is completely baseless



The question was which skill is easiest not which skill is cheapest.




The entire point of my long post before was demonstrating that expensive skills are hard skills (within reason), go read it.



Im not saying any 99 isnt an achievement, even pced 99 str takes a lot of work, its just some are easier then others.




Yes, but you claim that 99 construction is easier than 99 cooking which is just plain ignorance



And if you have money construction is one of the fastest 99's.




Of course, but the hard part is getting the money. You can't just neglect the hard part of a skill and then attempt to claim that it is easy. From that kind of terrible reasoning you could even say "getting a party hat is easy if you have the money".



btw, Cooking and fletching have been in the game 6+ years longer then construction.




Does that imply that there are fewer 99 constructors because it's new?



First of all, that's completely wrong. Hunter, which came after construction, has a lot more people at 99.



Second of all, the ratios still lean in favor of 99 construction even if you assume that the rate doesn't change (which it actually does)



According to your claims, 99 construction has been out for 1 year so about 300 constructors per year



Cooking/fletching, according to you have been out for 7 years so about 20000 / 7 = 2857 cooks or fletchers per year



Even if construction had been out at the same time as fletching/cooking. They are both still obviously easier skills than construction.
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well prayer definitely isnt the easiest. i mean theres like only one way to lvl up and thats by burying bones!

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If you look at what skills you can buy level 99 for prayer is pretty much the easiest way and fastest way. You just need a lot of cash to buy all the dragon bones, and you can get it within a few days.
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