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WTF is up with FARMING? Watermelons..... then what?


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Lol I can half see them releasing a Gower Head, you know like those things you grow grass on a head of a celebrity?

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Sounds like a rant.
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Sounds like a rant.




We don't rant on tif, we simply suggest things... angrily. :<img src=:' />



And 3_Hit_U, carrots contain retinol and do help your eyesight. ;)
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I think that's a great idea! I'd definitely grow higher level allotments. :D If they can be used for super compost, or some herb potion, I'd be even more there! (If they're higher than watermelons they better be usable for super compost. :P) I think someone should suggest this on the RSOF, not because farming NEEDS to be updated and we NEED more allotment things, because we don't, but because it would just be more fun and a nice way to level farming at a slightly cheaper cost. :D
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I think this should go in rants or bugs/suggestions...

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I agree. Carrots improve eyesight so they should give you an Attack boost too.


That's a myth, it doesn't help your eye sight at all.




Are you stupid? It's proven too.




No, it is a myth. Although it can maintain your eyes it does not improve them.



While there is some truth to the old wives' tale regarding carrots and eyesight, Professor Algis Vingrys, from the University of Melbourne's Department of Optometry and Vision Services, says no amount of carrots will improve your eyesight if you already have a well balanced diet.




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http://www.abc.net.a... ... 176569.htm



Also here is a little video on the myth if you are interested... http://uk.truveo.com... ... /951185256



On topic: You have plenty of other things to farm, i don't think every category needs really high lvls.
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If carrots make someones eye sight better, then why do I have a job in specsavers :D. It might improve the health of your eyes, but it surely won't improve your eye sight.
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I think the issue is that once you pass the levels you need for watermelons, you really never have any need to use an allotment again. I see how this could be a pain when you have an all but useless farming patch consistently sitting empty, that could otherwise be included into your farming rounds. It makes more sense to have higher level allotments, just so the patches they grow in see a little use.




If you can get a steady supply of watermelon seeds and have white lilies planted in the flower spot, then watermelons become awesome xp. I started growing watermelons again during my push to 99 because of lilies; they helped me get my cape a lot quicker.



Not knowing exactly what average yields are, just guessing 10 for the sake of easy math: 10 melons * 5 = 50 melons per run (2725 xp per run). How many runs can you do a day: 5? 8? More? Cheap watermelon seeds are as good as planting trees.



Any higher allotment seeds would have to have longer growing times in order to prevent them from displacing trees. Maybe that would be a good thing; I won't speculate.

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I think the issue is that once you pass the levels you need for watermelons, you really never have any need to use an allotment again. I see how this could be a pain when you have an all but useless farming patch consistently sitting empty, that could otherwise be included into your farming rounds. It makes more sense to have higher level allotments, just so the patches they grow in see a little use.




If you can get a steady supply of watermelon seeds and have white lilies planted in the flower spot, then watermelons become awesome xp. I started growing watermelons again during my push to 99 because of lilies; they helped me get my cape a lot quicker.



Not knowing exactly what average yields are, just guessing 10 for the sake of easy math: 10 melons * 5 = 50 melons per run (2725 xp per run). How many runs can you do a day: 5? 8? More? Cheap watermelon seeds are as good as planting trees.



Any higher allotment seeds would have to have longer growing times in order to prevent them from displacing trees. Maybe that would be a good thing; I won't speculate.




Average yield is over 15, I've had over 30 watermelons from one patch multiple times as well.

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More plants would be nice. The xp gain is fine as it is.



People think its slow but I get a level every day doing trees/fruits/allotments at 52.

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I've always though there are plenty of different things to plant to level farming and that it was one of the easiest skills there are.


So why don't you have 99? =P

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I believe I read somewhere that Jagex will fill out those gaps in the skills. This includes other stats that have large gaps (eg prayer nothing between 70-99).
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I've always though there are plenty of different things to plant to level farming and that it was one of the easiest skills there are.


So why don't you have 99? =P


Easy=/=fast

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I agree. Carrots improve eyesight so they should give you an Attack boost too.


That's a myth, it doesn't help your eye sight at all.




That was a Myth the British government made up in WW2 to promote people growing and eating there own veg and explain why there fighters where beating the Germans at night or so I believe, the actually reason they where beating them was infact the British use of radar.



That or someone has been lying to me again :lol:
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I don't know how this thread is still in this forum, or hasn't been locked yet but...

carrots are a good source of beta-carotene aka vitamin A which will improve your eyesight if you are deficient but if you aren't it won't really do anything for you.



Don't flame people just because you see other people arguing against them, it makes you look stupid.



On Topic: I can't see what else we could grow that would benefit us and not just be some worthless item thats only use is to add to the compost bin to make super compost. Although if they choose to add another plant to the allotment section they may make it a second for a new familiar, a new type of food, or some pointless plant we need to grow for a new quest. Although these are all possibilities I highly doubt any of them will happen.
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I think the issue is that once you pass the levels you need for watermelons, you really never have any need to use an allotment again. I see how this could be a pain when you have an all but useless farming patch consistently sitting empty, that could otherwise be included into your farming rounds. It makes more sense to have higher level allotments, just so the patches they grow in see a little use.




If you can get a steady supply of watermelon seeds and have white lilies planted in the flower spot, then watermelons become awesome xp. I started growing watermelons again during my push to 99 because of lilies; they helped me get my cape a lot quicker.



Not knowing exactly what average yields are, just guessing 10 for the sake of easy math: 10 melons * 5 = 50 melons per run (2725 xp per run). How many runs can you do a day: 5? 8? More? Cheap watermelon seeds are as good as planting trees.



Any higher allotment seeds would have to have longer growing times in order to prevent them from displacing trees. Maybe that would be a good thing; I won't speculate.




Average yield is over 15, I've had over 30 watermelons from one patch multiple times as well.


I also think the average yield is way higher than 10, I did them for a few days during 98-99 and my max was 55/patch (really annoying, couldn't note them at the leprechaun yet so had to drop them all :/)
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i wanna sow plow harvest a field. buy /raze a horse in time progress to tractor /harvester
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i wanna sow plow harvest a field. buy /raze a horse in time progress to tractor /harvester




Presuming I understood that, Tractor technology wasn't recorded until the 19th century. Jagex will always try their best to keep the content accurate to the time setting.



In any case, how would that be different than now? You'd probably watch a little cutscene of your character going around plowing a field. If you didn't and had to plow the field entirely by hand, I'd want a heck of a lot of xp for that. More than I'm willing to bet Jagex would be willing to give.



Don't get me wrong, There's always new additions to skills that can take them to new directions, and I would always love to see new content to existing skills. However, I think there's more possibility than trying to make up a riding addition to farming.

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what do you want?



Level 75: Pesticide! you will never have diseased crops, but you will have the hunter skill erased from your bar, cuz all the critters are dead! yay!

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what do you want?



Level 75: Pesticide! you will never have diseased crops, but you will have the hunter skill erased from your bar, cuz all the critters are dead! yay!




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the trick is to balance all of these methods to get 99 and either play real life or train another skill while farming.


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