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Nifflin
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Protip: Learn how to use mousekeys and use swiftkit.

What's the advantage of Swiftkit over browser + wikia + Mibbit?

Swiftkit has a massive amount of tools built into it which generally makes playing much easier. I prefer to run one thing then have 6 things running.

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Protip: Learn how to use mousekeys and use swiftkit.

What's the advantage of Swiftkit over browser + wikia + Mibbit?

Swiftkit has a massive amount of tools built into it which generally makes playing much easier. I prefer to run one thing then have 6 things running.

so swiftkit + browser for looking at other stuff as opposed to browser + browser ?

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It takes you just as long to run 1 space as it does to run three spaces.
Drinking potions does not interrupt combat.
You can eat a piece of food and drink a potion at the same time, while only missing 1 turn of combat.
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Mibbit slows down your internet quite a bit, (at least for me it did).

On topic: Always keep a Rune Warhammer, Blue D'Hide Chaps, and an Elemental Shield in your bank. 3 most common TT items, for me :^_^:

Also, TRAIN SLAYER WITH YOUR COMBAT SKILLS.
I'm maxed combat, with 88 slayer, it's depressing, seeing as the only levels I'll get are slayer :(
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Protip: Learn how to use mousekeys and use swiftkit.

What's the advantage of Swiftkit over browser + wikia + Mibbit?

Swiftkit has a massive amount of tools built into it which generally makes playing much easier. I prefer to run one thing then have 6 things running.


I kind of disagree because if you find an IRC channel with RuneScript in it, it can do most, if not all, of the same major functions, like stat lookup, item descripts, clue help, etc. I personally view Swiftkit as a resource hog, despite its progress from its old, clunkier SwiftSwitch versions. The references it has to guides are nice but I get the same effect by opening up another window or tab, with less drain.

Though I'll admit this is mainly an issue on older computers, like the ones I have (unfortunately). The better your computer is, the more swiftkit will start to grow in appeal, I suppose. But I'm a stick in the mud and find it hard to switch from chrome/ff4.0 & mIRC.

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Know your yellow dots.

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Buy a second monitor if you dont already own one.

Educate yourself as you play. You be uber smart and uber high stats by the end. This games takes waaay to long so you may aswell do something practical as you do it. Dont just watch films. =p

Alternate method is to use a laptop but thats more annoying. Useful if you need a third monitor or not got the desk space though.
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Don't listen to the efficiency police. The most efficient way is normally a very boring way.


dat subjectivity



My tip.

Screw prices, buy an item because you're going to use it, then ignore any price changes that occur.

(flipping and such is fine, I'm more talking about people who go buy a fury....then when they catch wind of the smallest price drop.."OMFGZORS, I'm loosing monneieszz, SELSELLSELLS!!@!!!@)

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Can't be efficient if you want to have fun, fun and efficiency don't go together!

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Can't be efficient if you want to have fun, fun and efficiency don't go together!

They can go together if you enjoy that sort of thing, but for most people I've met, max efficiency =/= fun.

My tip would be; Be nice to people. It makes the game far more pleasant if you're nice to people because for the most part, if you're nice people will at least be civil back to you. And when you're spending thousands of hours online, the last thing you need is a hostile environment.

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Can't be efficient if you want to have fun, fun and efficiency don't go together!


Are you high? Some people enjoy efficiency. Let them have their happiness.

1. Run everywhere unless you need to be careful (Ape Atoll Dungeon)
2. Have a high agility level or else rule one will be super annoying
3. Join a random fairly well known players friend chat and stay there. Talking to people you know makes RS SO much more enjoyable.
4. Organize your bank well (I suggest a general tab *money and odds and ends* a magic tab, a fishing/food tab, a melee/slayer tab, a craft/mining/cons tab, a range tab, a herby/farm tab, a hunter/outfits tab *skillcapes, ardy cape, explorers ring go here*, and a summoning/temporary storage tab *drops from monsters that don't fit elsewhere like clues*)
5. DO MTK. It is consistent, easy money. Do both quests.
6. Have a high magic level. Teleports are super useful.
7. Have a decent construction level (55+). Mount a glory, make an altar, armor stand (repair barrows), have a portal room (I suggest kharyrll as a teleport so you can use house tele as a tele to canifis) and your house is a hub.
8. Ctrl - Alt - Delete > Task Manager > Set priority for java[Caution: Executable File] and *insert browser name here*[Caution: Executable File] to high.
9. Get a good computer. You play Runescape, you therefore spend a good amount of time on the computer, plus you probably use one for work/homework anyway. It is a worthwhile investment.
10. Get a decent internet connection. You can afford to play Runescape, a *decent* ISP isn't too much to ask.
11. Get a good mouse.
12. Home teleport now has no cooldown - free teleport near a bank, an altar, Al Kharid, and fairy rings (via Zanaris shed).
13. GET FAIRY RINGS. They save ENORMOUS amounts of time over... time. Free teleport straight to Miscellenia, Slayer Cave, Feldip Hills, Nardah, Canifis, etc.? Yes please.
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Can't be efficient if you want to have fun, fun and efficiency don't go together!


Are you high? Some people enjoy efficiency. Let them have their happiness.



He was being sarcastic.

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Can't be efficient if you want to have fun, fun and efficiency don't go together!

12. Home teleport now has no cooldown - free teleport near a bank, an altar, Al Kharid, and fairy rings (via Zanaris shed).


Wait, what?
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Get a house in yanille with two portal rooms to everywhere but yanille, a glory, an altar and preferably a summon obelisk. This really cuts down dependency on spellbook-teleports. Love story tabs really help.

I don't honestly remember the last time I cast a standard magic teleport spell. I pretty much use tabs, more tabs, catherby, spellswap/lassar tele (closest tele to replace canon after frosts)

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Know your yellow dots.

-nods wisely-

The triforce of no-life has spoken.


I could not agree more. Knowing the NPCs of the game is great. I know, since I don't know them. Everytime I get told, by a clue, another player or even a NPC itself, to "Go visit X at Y-Location" I get completely lost. And have to check it up here on Tip.it.

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Combat familiars are severely underrated.
Why bother with a fair fight when you can have a successful fight.
Time is money
Do whatever you can to avoid w117 dungeoneering.

Oh and everyone is out to get you.


The problem with avoiding w117 dungeoneering is that some people didn't start the skill when it came out, and if you are under level 70, it takes forever and a day to get to the point where people respect you and let you join their dungeoneering groups/clans/whatever...


Don't listen to the efficiency police. The most efficient way is normally a very boring way.


Don't listen to the anti-efficiency police. The better-because-they're-not-efficient methods are usually just as boring, but take twice as long, thus making them twice as boring.

BTW, I think TIF would really benefit from splitting Help & Advice into Questions and Tips like RSC has.


A lot of times there are half-efficient ways to do things that are more fun than both the non-efficient methods (like some minigames) and efficient methods (like arguing over whether CR or CLS is better, because wasting your time arguing over two great weapons is a great use of your life...)

I like the term "efficiency police" because it kinda makes them sound like as much of a joke as "vegan police" in Scott Pilgrim... :thumbsup:

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Home Teleport is no where near a Fairy Ring. You'd be much better served running to the closest bank (Edgeville, Lumbridge, or Lunar isle depending on your spellbook), withdrawing a Glory/Slayer Ring/Ectophial, and running there.

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Can't be efficient if you want to have fun, fun and efficiency don't go together!


Are you high? Some people enjoy efficiency. Let them have their happiness.

1. Run everywhere unless you need to be careful (Ape Atoll Dungeon)
2. Have a high agility level or else rule one will be super annoying
3. Join a random fairly well known players friend chat and stay there. Talking to people you know makes RS SO much more enjoyable.
4. Organize your bank well (I suggest a general tab *money and odds and ends* a magic tab, a fishing/food tab, a melee/slayer tab, a craft/mining/cons tab, a range tab, a herby/farm tab, a hunter/outfits tab *skillcapes, ardy cape, explorers ring go here*, and a summoning/temporary storage tab *drops from monsters that don't fit elsewhere like clues*)
5. DO MTK. It is consistent, easy money. Do both quests.
6. Have a high magic level. Teleports are super useful.
7. Have a decent construction level (55+). Mount a glory, make an altar, armor stand (repair barrows), have a portal room (I suggest kharyrll as a teleport so you can use house tele as a tele to canifis) and your house is a hub.
8. Ctrl - Alt - Delete > Task Manager > Set priority for java[Caution: Executable File] and *insert browser name here*[Caution: Executable File] to high.
9. Get a good computer. You play Runescape, you therefore spend a good amount of time on the computer, plus you probably use one for work/homework anyway. It is a worthwhile investment.
10. Get a decent internet connection. You can afford to play Runescape, a *decent* ISP isn't too much to ask.
11. Get a good mouse.
12. Home teleport now has no cooldown - free teleport near a bank, an altar, Al Kharid, and fairy rings (via Zanaris shed).
13. GET FAIRY RINGS. They save ENORMOUS amounts of time over... time. Free teleport straight to Miscellenia, Slayer Cave, Feldip Hills, Nardah, Canifis, etc.? Yes please.


Great list. Thanks.

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Brew down your stats while slaying in order to make it more "fun".

I rebrew every 5 minutes to always do the lowest damage possible.
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Brew down your stats while slaying in order to make it more "fun".

I rebrew every 5 minutes to always do the lowest damage possible.


Ignore this ^

My tip: Train slayer from the get go and make sure you have done a real decent amount of quests. ALWAYS DO QUESTS.

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