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Kaida23's Adventures of a Big Damn (F2P) Hero!

F2P RuneScape Skilling

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Kaida23
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Good afternoon everyone!

 

We're going out of sequence today so buckle your seat belts for a time jump. Now I know I promised you the harrowing tale of how I held vicious tree monsters at bay, and worry not for that is still coming, but this is a big one so I figured no one would mind.  ;)

 

Now I'm sure that as good long time followers of this scattered, time-distorted mess I call a blog you all know that after 99 Mining my next goal was to get 99 Smithing and last night I got it in a big way!  \:D/  :thumbsup:  :XD:

 

I've been superheating my little head off lately (with breaks for the odd thing here and there you'll read about later) and a couple of weeks ago I got even better at it after one of my clanmates (apologies, I don't recall who) told me about a YouTube video by Persiflage showing a much more efficient way of doing things, and boy oh boy did it make a difference! I went from about 1200-1300 rune bars per hour to over 2400 with little more than a rearrangement of my screen and the use of presets. Yes, I'm embarrassed to admit that I was not using the presets (remember, I'm the most pro noob you'll ever meet  :P) as I was having a hard time figuring out how to set them properly but Persi's video gave me the kick in the butt I needed to wrap my tiny little brain around them and it was certainly worth the effort.

 

Now before we go any further I just want to address something; those of you who watched that video may have noticed that Persiflage is using AHK and I want to make it clear that I do not, and as it is a third party program I do not encourage or endorse its use. Jagex have been notoriously vague about things like AHK so I've always felt it best to steer clear of it. Just say no boys and girls! I've only linked to it as an example of how to set yourself up to superheat more efficiently.

 

Anyway, back to the story. As you may remember, waaaaaaaaaay back when I got 99 Mining I did it by mining one copper and one tin. Well, I kept those ores. That's right, I've had one copper and one tin my bank all this time with the plan to use them to get 99 Smithing just to give everything a bit of circular symmetry. As the first levels I ever got were in Mining and Smithing by using bronze, it seemed appropriate to also use bronze to get my first 99's. Since tutorial island no longer exists except as a soggy memory (who else remembers starting on tutorial island?), I decided to go back to where I gained most of those first levels afterwards. So, clad in my 10 year veteran's cape I returned once again to the furnace in Falador where I made a simple bronze bar just like I had all those years ago.

 

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So many memories. Cathosis, Darthgerm and I running ores and bars back and forth with each other. Mining, smelting, smithing and selling off what we made to afford better picks to mine better ores, dreams of profit and prosperity in our heads. And here I was, the last musketeer about to reach what we thought of at the time to be a nearly impossible goal. Still warm in my hands, I took my newly forged bronze bar down to the anvils in the Dwarven Mine to turn it into a dagger just like we had so many times back then. (somehow those screenshots didn't save, sorry...  #-o)

 

And then it happened. The fireworks, the notification, and the wonderful feeling of that last level up to 99!

 

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:twss:

 

But wait! I promised you a big update. One that justified our timeline jumping around like a bad screenplay. And as big an update as one 99 is, what can beat it? Two 99's you say? Gosh, all you folk are just too darn smart and attractive for me.  :shades:

 

So here then begins the tale of my second 99 of the day: Magic! This one's not quite as lengthy though, as I'm sure you all know already superheating and Magic xp go hand in hand. Now my Smithing was a bit ahead of Magic, so I had to stop superheating for a little while and do some alching. After asking around in the chats for a bit someone recommended green d'hide bodies because you can buy 5k of them at a time and they even make some profit. Since I only needed about 2300 alchs to get caught up, I set about my task and got it within a single alch of 99. I did this all before heading to Falador, so once I finished with Smithing I simply alched my shiny new dagger to finish off Magic.

 

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:twss:  :twss:

 

So there it is blog lovers, my tale of two skill masteries in one day. Now if you'll all place your fish sticks and custard in their upright and locked position, we will now return you to your regularly scheduled timeline. If you happen to go back too far and end up in a year when white partyhats were still under 150M, be sure to pick one up for me and I'll reimburse you.  :lol:

 

PS - I almost forgot as I couldn't do this for Mining. Kaida23, 90,379th person to 99 Smithing and 217,728th person to 99 Magic!

 

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Greetings once again blog fans.  :-D

 

Apologies for the wall of text last time gang, but a big update needs a big post. :P Today's will be a bit more subdued with everything all neat and tidy. Now that we've caught up to 2016 it's time to talk about the Woodcutting competition. Yes, amazingly my return to RuneScape and TFS coincided with the beginning of a skilling competition, and now that free players are on the high scores once again we can compete directly against other clans. Appropriately enough we were competing with Free Players to see who can do the best Paul Bunyon impression.

 

So after setting myself up in the Daemonheim resource dungeon I set about my task and gained levels galore!

 

Woodcutting 91

Woodcutting 92

Woodcutting 93

 

Well...maybe not "galore" but still, 3 levels when I'm already over 90 is pretty good. :thumbup:

 

As I've told you already we beat the pants of FP, mostly on the strength of Medieval Kid's overwhelmingly impressive xp gains (spoiler alert: this will be a running theme for the next couple of comps...dude's crazy :lol:).

 

Basically that's it. There was nothing new to be learned about WC and nothing else really happened I haven't already told you about (note the Fish Mask in the level 92 pic). NXT was released but I don't use it so I can't comment on it. So here it is, a nice short to the point post just like I used to do. Well, as short as my posts get anyway.  ;)

 

Join me next time for a random discussion about some random things I did after the comp was over.


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Happy Saturday everyone! :)

 

What a week this has been. Most of the week has been stupidly hot and sticky and now it's raining like the wrath of Saradomin himself. Still, I didn't have to cut the grass today and isn't that just a crying shame? :P Just means more time to update my blog.

 

After the WC comp the Mega May event started and with it came Meg's Cases and a Dungeoneering bonus xp weekend. :thumbsup: Each day I logged in to make sure I did the new case Meg had for me...well, I did until things started going sideways with my dog. It was around this time that she got worse and I kind of wandered away again for a bit. As such I only got 22 of the cases done.

 

Meg's Cases

 

Don't worry, I cropped them all into one pic. Even I'm not that crazy. ;) I got enough of the cases done to unlock Socky McGee, the Investigator's Outfit and the Sockroth pet. The outfit's kinda cool looking and the Sockroth is kinda neat but I'm not really using either. Socky McGee on the other hand was awesome. I talk to him, he talks to me, sometimes we argue...kinda makes me feel like a Batman villain.

 

This one's my favourite: 

 

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It's good to see my plan of spreading false tales of adventure and derring do are working. Even sock puppets have heard of me. :lol:

 

In between all that I got another Smithing and Magic level...

 

Smithing 96

Magic 96

 

...and dumping all the lamps from Meg's cases into Prayer got me another level in that as well.

 

Prayer 72

 

At some point in here a bunch of us from TFS and Free Players all got together and descended upon RuneSpan for a good old technicolor get together. It was loads of fun, I hadn't been to the 'Span in literally years. I managed to gain about 150k xp while just chatting and hopping islands and siphoning nodes with my fellow F2P'ers. It reminded me a lot of what things used to be like back in the day. I've noticed there's a lot less chatter nowadays. Well, except when I'm in W3. That place is chat central.

 

I'm discovering bringing this blog up to date is kind of a challenge; there's a fine balance between making posts that are too ridiculously long, and making enough of them so that I finally get caught up. I think that's enough for today though. Join me next time for the tale of the Dungeoneering bonus xp weekend.


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So it's Monday and Mondays suck, but let's see if we can't make this one a little better with another update! :D

 

Mega May brought us a Dungeoneering 50% bonus xp weekend and a bunch of TFS'ers were getting together to benefit from this as much as possible. Unfortunately, my son was really sick that weekend so I wasn't able to join them. Well, I could have...and then I would have been that guy who disappears in the middle of the floor and gets everyone else mad at them. Don't be that guy.

 

So I solo'd a bit and gained myself a few levels.

 

Dungeoneering 71

Dungeoneering 72

Dungeoneering 73

Dungeoneering 74

Dungeoneering 75

 

My son spent most of that weekend asleep on the couch with his head in my lap, so I got to do a fair bit of Dungeoneering. Poor little guy was burning up with fever, I'm actually kind of lucky I didn't catch whatever it was. I'm also kind of lucky that my DG binds weren't as out of date as I was afraid they were. The last binds I remembered having were a Fractite spear and gauntlets. Fortunately, I was still here for the changes to the bind setups and was decked out fairly adequately with Bryll top and bottoms, Cosmic runes and a Catalytic staff.

 

Now the sharp eyed among you may have noticed that the boss just before I got 74 dropped a Bovistrangler wand, the best DG wand for free players! :D

 

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I quickly upgraded the offensive power of my new toy by making myself a Catalytic orb, the better that I may run roughshod over the dungeons of Daemonheim. I've also added a Zephyrium maul to the mix for fighting Astea Frostweb when she protects from magic.

 

The floor that gave me 74 also gave me this:

 

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Hooray! A new floor to...What's that? We can't? Members only, eh? Oh well. Guess I'll just have to make do with the 35 I already have. :P

 

After the DG weekend the monthly skilling comp started, and the skill for May was Magic. I thought that was absolutely perfect! I could keep working on Smithing and take part in the comp at the same time. Unfortunately, this was around the time things really started going downhill for my dog so I didn't do very much. I gained another Smithing level, but that was about it.

 

Smithing 97

 

Which was too bad because Medieval Kid didn't completely own this comp (heck, he barely cracked the top 10) and I would've had a real shot at a top 3 spot in this one. Alas, I gained just under 430k xp and merely placed 18th. Don't worry though, I have a feeling that I will redeem myself in the next one. ;)

 

And just because it finishes out everything I did in May, I will tell you that I also gained a Defence level from a treasure hunter lamp.

 

Defence 62

 

And so we come to the end of May. Not bad eh? Two decent sized posts out of a month I was only active for a couple of weeks.  |^_^|

 

See you all next time, when I shall spin the tale of the Crafting competition. You see what I did there? "Spin"? "Crafting"? :lol: TTFN.


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It's been nearly a week and that means it's time for another update, so welcome everyone to another instalment of the best RS blog on the 'net.  :-D

 

After a small break during the end of May and the beginning of July, I returned to RS just in time for another skilling competition. Well, I returned a couple days late but it was still early enough that I was able to make a good effort at it. Initially I started crafting some of the left over hard leather I had from way back when, but quickly decided that was just too damn slow. After looking into it a bit I sold off all the leather and started buying supplies to make diamond amulets. I know, I know...necklaces sell just as well and don't require stringing just to sell them, but the prices were just too close and I wouldn't have made any profit and most likely would have lost money. Normally I wouldn't mind that so much, but we're talking major losses here and I hate training skills at a loss (see my crappy Prayer level). Diamond ammys were guaranteed profit and it really didn't take that long to string them. All in all, I made about 13m profit by the end of the comp.  \:D/

 

As usual this skilling comp update comes with the obligatory image dump, so here we go...

 

Crafting 75

Crafting 76

Crafting 77

Crafting 78

Crafting 79

Crafting 80

Crafting 81

Crafting 82

Crafting 83

Crafting 84

Crafting 85

Crafting 86

Crafting 87

Crafting 88

 

I'd been waiting a long time to get my Crafting level up and I made the most of it. I'm only sorry that I didn't get it all the way to 90. :( If I'd started the comp on time I have a feeling I would have made it. Still, I got over 3m xp and ended up in 5th place. Not too bad at all.

 

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Once again Medieval Kid blew everyone else out of the water. From what I understand he spent the entire comp cutting diamonds. Must have cost him a pretty penny, but there's no denying his xp gains were absolutely incredible. Thanks in no small part to this we beat Free Players by over 43m xp!  :shock:

 

Once the comp was over I returned to Dororan and engraved another piece of jewellery for him for another 10k Crafting xp.

 

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In between all of the Crafting levels, I also gained a Prayer level from mask pieces.

 

Pray 73

 

After the comp I returned to superheating and gained another Magic level bringing me one step closer.

 

Magic 97

 

This was also the point where I started using the new setup I told you about which allowed me to make progress so much faster.

 

In between all this I also did a couple of quests that had been released while I was away, as well as the new Gower quest which, while a bit long, was still kind of fun. But I think this is enough for now so that will have to be a tale for another day.

 

Until next time blog lovers.


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