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Tip.It Times Presents: The Other Combat Triangle


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Hi everyone!



This week's great Tip.it Times article is about "The Other Combat Triangle" by Ts_Stormrage. It gives us a look at the three



major groups that players have moved into as the game has evolved over time.



>>>The Other Combat Triangle<<<

No one needs to get their ass on their shoulders about this

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Cool gonna go read



EDIT first post within 1 min :thumbsup:
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Sounds interesting! I'll be sure to check it out. :ohnoes:



EDIT: Good read, great job Stormrage!



EDIT 2: Fixed some choppy grammar. :P

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Post Reserved for after I read it :twss:







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great read
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it was a pretty good read



man i wish pking was still around



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good read but i kinda put myself in a fourth category.



i am a skiller but i dont do it for the cash any more i do it to get the 99.

i got the cash i wanted from fletching :thumbsup: .



any subsequent cash is just icing but not entirely necesary. (like 30 mil from hunter :mrgreen:)



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Haha, I liked the "organized crime" reference. :lol:

Honestly, there's a reason why nobody likes merchanters. Screwing up the game's economy and spoiling everyone else's fun just so that *you* can get what you want? It's corrupt, and to quote Lord of War (movie) "Just because it isn't illegal doesn't mean it isn't wrong".
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Pretty much what Dragon said.
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Not ALL merchanters are manipulators (Your organised crime). There is a difference, one helps economy one shreds it.



I put myself in combat, whether slayer or training (ankous or ghostly warriors). With a bit of merch'ing and skilling on the side.

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Nice article! I really enjoyed reading that. Merchant's use to keep the goods flowing between different types of skillers and pkers but now with the grand exchange doing that.... umm... I'm really not sure where I was going with that. Honestly. Just forget I typed that section.
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Good read,



Not sure i really fit in any of those caterogies, but lately id say im more of a skiller than anything.



I agree with the view on price manipulators, although its hard to tell how much damage is being done by the manipulators and how much is the panic that ensues. Makes me sceptical about the power they wield, but its definately a problem with no obvious solution.
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I am definitely a skiller, sometimes a merchant (because getting money in f2p is sort of hard). I only train combat in spurts, mainly because I get bored of skilling after awhile.

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Good read :<img src=:' />



Im a combination of 1+2, I do both cb and skills 8-)
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that was a good read, i'm would put my self as a warrior with a little bit of skilling and merchanting on the side....
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I'd have to be an "Other," because if I stay at one of those professions too long, I'll bore my pants off. I sell everything I find and don't need on the GE, and free-alch what doesn't sell. I get money from mossying and finding junk. The last major skilling I've done isn't over, as I mined-smelted-crafted 1,337 tiaras because I want 70 crafting for diamond ammies (btw, when I started, I needed like 10k tiaras for 70 crafting). So, to get rid of them, I'm killing elemental wizzes for tallies to infuse them, then sell on GE (I also get tons of runes). This way, I get mining, smithing, crafting, and rc xp, plus gp. Maybe it counts that I get magic xp too, cuz of the tons of runes.



So yeah, I'm pretty organized. Too bad I still have like 1.1k tiaras (and, hence, tallies) to get rid of. And I started this months ago. Sigh.
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I enjoyed that : ) I'd call myself a skiller, i have combat skills but i don't kill for my cash, i normally hunt ;D
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I'm a merchant, but not the kind explained in the article. I don't buy massive amounts of an item together with a clan to drive the price up, instead I look for items with graphs that have sinus curves and invest in those when they're about to go low and sell just before the top. This kind of investing is actually good for the economy, it balances the item prices out, making the curves smaller and smaller as time goes the more the item is used for investing. This is because you always buy before the bump reaches the bottom and sell before it reaches the top, or else you sell too late. So don't go saying that all merchants are bad for the economy :D



I used to be a combat player in 2005-2006, but then changed to being a skiller until I found merchanting this year :P
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Im a mix between 1 and 2

i used to love training coombat,but i got bored of it

now im training non-combat skills but i dont got that much money :cry:

good read btw! :thumbsup:

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I am definately a skiller to a point. It seems that I've just always made money that way...



I do know though, that I would love to be a boss hunter, and am trying to "turn into" one, and I know too that I am definately not a merchanter.
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I am a skiller, but I can place myself in the other two at times.



It would be intresting to see what would happen if JaGex cut the merchanting. Lets say, 100 amount of raw materials and others fitted to amount where it comes to a point where you have to get an item yourself. Would love to see that happen, just to make people go back to the old fashion way for awhile.



Good read.




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