Responses in bold, and like I said, unless the update adds significant value and reasons to going to my house I won't be going there any time soon. Prayer potions are so cheap and there's so many summoning obelisks around I won't be using it for restoring those either.
The ease of access to obelisks and cheap prayer potions aside, its just so much easier to use your POH.
1 - Silly of you to die in PVM situations. Why do you not save yourself the hassle of having to bank and withdraw a few items, go and loot grave, restock and start again when you could just teleport and start afresh? All very well using Tokkul-Zo, but you don't get a summoning recharge do you.
2 - How about xp boosting costumes? You can also store armour (notably Void and Hunter Camo) and capes there.
3 - Most people who are now max/comp once took that attitude. Odds on you will drop it, but fair enough - it's a trim requirement after all.
4 - Fair enough argument, Ancients is the most usefull spell book at the moment (barrage) but a lot of people do use Lunars (NPC contact and for Farming).
5 - Mwahahaha (but using it once a year? How little do you do combat?)
6 - Not sure you're going to get far doing misc prayer training. Bone crusher might rake in a few k exp a day, warbands are what.. 6k exp per beam? max of 3 beams per day. Although odds are that the beam fails/you're not the first there so lets just say you successfully siphon 1/3 (cmon, that's being generous). The exp from 95-99 is 4.2m. So lets say you get around 10k Prayer exp per day, you might dump in the occasional effigy (although that would be stupid) so around an extra 50k per month, + troll invasion (~71k at 95) and god statues (~15k x 4) that puts you at (30 day month) 481k prayer exp per month (but there are going to be days when you get more/less) so you're looking at 10 monthsish to 99 Prayer. Prayer training for free is always great, but why wait 10 months for it when you are very likely to have the cash to just buy the level and save yourself a lot of time in the future (allowing you to divert the exp rewards from troll/statues/effigies) into other things, that are certainly more worth it than prayer (fishing/agil etc).
The cost currently for you to buy 95 prayer is 36m (Dragon Bones). QBD is anywhere from 2-4m per hour, GWD likewise (unless you're camping Sara for Hilts or something, not sure on this). I'd be conservative and say Nex is 4m/h and I'm not sure about KK, so I'd say similar (hate this damn boss). Generally, the best pvm things atm are around 4m. So this is gunna take you 10 hours to generate the cash to buy 99 prayer. Now, you can altar around 1.5-1.8k bones per hour (the upper end using a yak) so lets say 1.6k for you. You need approx 17k dbones to 99, so we're talking 11-12 hours, factoring in distractions and such.
This adds up to a rough estimate of 21-2 hours of work, over perhaps the course of a few days, in comparison to 10 months of diverting exp you could use for slower skills, onto prayer. Now, some of the maths here may be wrong, but it's pretty obvious that it's going to be better just to get the levels now. It'll provide immediate benefits in PVM and will further help things such as dungeoneering.
Your call though ofc.
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