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Why slayer?


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I spend a good bit of time lurking, only coming out every once in a while when I have something I want to know. Though it seems more frequent these days I still cannot help but ask what makes slayer so enjoyable? I mean I constantly read posts over and over regarding the greatness of this skill, and yet fail to see the allure.

Now please do not misunderstand me, I find slayer to be quite enjoyable from time to time and even boast a rather acceptable slayer level myself; I just do not see it as a stable of gameplay that keeps players coming back.

With that being said, what is it about the slayer skill that makes it enjoyable? Why do people give the cape so much respect? Why is it even seen as difficult other than time invested?

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Respect --> It takes a long time to get 99 slayer

Fun --> It's diverse.
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It is the most diverse training of any skill. The appeal is in the variety of tasks you can get, the countless different methods you can use for completing the task, the fact that you will gain experience in atleast 3 stats at once, and the many different drops that you can get through training. Also with the addition of Summoning, slayer monsters are some of the best droppers of charms.

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Oh yeah, Slayer, the skill when a NPC tells me what to do, great fun
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Campbell summed it up really, it's just diversity. Unlike almost every other skill in the game which are 'make x as it's the fastest wa untill x level', slayer has you going all over the rs world, killing all sorts of different monsters, making fair mone, fair charms, good exp.



By the way, slayer can be compred to what almost all other grind based mmo's would call 'quests', whih in those games are a big part of the game, but in runescape is just a single skill.
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If you don't enjoy it as it stands, then we're not going to be able to convince you.



So basically this is a "why do you enjoy Slayer?" thread.



I enjoy Slayer because it mixes things up instead of just camping at one monster. You get charms for Summoning, get Slayer up (whip, dragon boots?), and melee experience with a bit of range and mage on the side.
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I didnt like it too much til about 90, but then I really started having fun in it and it turned out to be probably the most fun skill I levelled. It was just the variety I liked, not a complete grind like other skills. The drops and charms are nice too :P
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I just enjoy collecting all the drops i get from it, plus the valuable loot you get at 83+. It's a diverse and rewarding skill

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[...]what makes slayer so enjoyable?


You get to kill loads of stuff, naturally.

More to that though, it's these main factors:

1. The sense of accomplishment when you get the ability to kill something new.

2. The sense of achievement when you gain a level in a combat skill, which happens frequently with Slayer.

3. The sheer joy of receiving a rare drop (mystic robes for example, not necessarily a unique item).
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It's combat based which most players enjoy, you get good drops, and basically have a lot of fun killing different monsters and the different challenge of each. ;)

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What makes a skill fun is a personal thing. Everyone will like it for their own reasons and if you don't find that Slayer has it's own allure then I guess it's just not for you. Nothing bad about that =]
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1) Most slayer monsters have some pretty good drops which nets you some GP.

2) While training slayer you're also training Combat skills.

3) Who doesn't want to kill at least 1 Abyssal Demon?

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Well I personally am not one way or another in regards to slayer. I was just curious as to why it is so widely liked.

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Diverse.

Fun.

Something you can do with friends or by yourself at times.

Makes money.

Respect, its not so easy to train.

Great exp and charms.

Cape is sexy.



Im training it right now, i love it. I just got all stats to 70+, and was so bored grinding death runes, or catching black salamanders.

But i mean slayer, your constantly on the move getting money and exp.

Its great.



If you dont like it, thats fine, theres lots of people out there who do.
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What the hell? I never said anything about not liking it. Read the posts people. Just answer with what makes it enjoyable.

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Lol?

I didnt mean it with any disrespect to you, i read the post, and i know you dont mind it. But i was generally speaking to everyone who doesnt like slayer reading this when i said 'if you dont like slayer..'.



And i gave my reasons, so i did as you asked.
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Why slayer?



'Cause my attention span can be quite short at times so changing up the monster every couple hundred kills is good.
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Thanks for the clarification. Sorry for my misunderstanding

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Oh yeah, Slayer, the skill when a NPC tells me what to do, great fun



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Oh yeah, Slayer, the skill when a NPC tells me what to do, great fun




Yah who would want to do randomly assigned tasks that change every time when you could just make 100k bows for 2 weeks straight.




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