Six days since my last post - that's due to a hectic week rather than an avoidance of the game in fear of the Evolution of Combat. Are you ready for it? I know I'm not. I didn't spend a single second in the beta, and I really don't know what to expect. My first foray should probably be in the combat academy (or whatever that's called) to learn the basics.
Leading up to the EoC, I mentioned wanting to reach total combat level 100 before it began, just to say I was a 'level 100' in the old days. Thanks to a bloodveld slayer task, I leveled constitution (74) and reached this otherwise meaningless goal:
Completing that bloodveld task also led to completion of the Reaper Daily Challenge, netting me 5,261 bonus slayer experience, and also resulted in 58 charms (40 green).
I tried out solo dungeoneering post-update, and I like it. I like it very much. I completed floors 25-27 which were the three I had left before resetting my prestige at 31. After resetting, I took a quick run through floor 1. A quick summary of the floors:
25 - did this one as a c2 small and earned just 1,033 exp, but caught 100 fish. Sagittarius was the boss, and he was pretty easy.
26, 27 - did these as c6 smalls, earning about 15,700 combined dungeoneering experience and leveling to 64. The boss on both floors was a Night-Gazer,
which is pretty simple when keeping a few of the burners lit and using prayer protection against magic.
1 - finished this c6 small in 11 minutes and earned 4,700 exp after beating the gluttonous behemoth.
The new binding concept is interesting, and I was happy to be able to start each floor with bound plate and platelegs, along with a two-handed axe. I will be returning to the dungeons more frequently in the future.
I spent some time cooking at bonfires in the Grand Exchange, first using up the remaining swordfish in my inventory, and then switching to sharks. I reached level 91:
I also got to witness Turnpikes get level 99 hunter, although for some reason I'm absent from the picture on his blog. I must have been standing under something.
Finally, I obtained three prismatic pendants over the course of the last week on the SoF. I haven't used any of them yet, so I'm unsure how much bonus experience they provide.
My next post should have initial impressions of the new combat system, although I might just chicken out and do nothing other than train in the citadel.
Total levels = 1,845