Well, I had a long reply typed out and accidentally clicked thejollyroger
's name instead of highlighting it. So, here goes again.
I used to think dungeoneering was more of a minigame also. However, that was when I first started and had no idea of the infinite number of things to learn about the skill. The more you realize how many ways there are to maximize XP rates and speed up floors, the more you realize that it is indeed a skill.
Let's look at some other skills. Woodcutting - I click a tree once and watch my pixel swing an axe for 5 minutes randomly getting logs based on my current level and which hatchet I'm wielding. Fishing - I click once on a fishing spot and watch as my inventory fills up with shark. Thieving - I spam click a farmer or stall. My XP rates are decided by my current level and randomly generated numbers - not my
You're now 99 Fishing. How much better are you
personally at fishing? Do you know all the ins-and-outs of catching shark? Now that... [sarcasm]That must take a lot of skill[/sarcasm]! The only thing that changes as you level is the fish you can catch and the speed at which you catch shittier fish.
Now let's look at dungeoneering. I start out as a noob. I know nothing of the skill. I get shitty XP rates because I know nothing about what I'm doing. Time goes on, I begin to level, to get the hang of the puzzle rooms, of clearing GDs, of the strategies for bosses and how to properly use prestige. I
becoming better at dungeoneering. My XP rates aren't a result of some randomly generated number based off of my level. No, my XP rates are a direct result of my personal skill in dungeoneering.
People who view dungeoneering as not being a skill are most likely the ones who use it to cut every tree, fish and cook, and get combat XP from clearing rooms. You're dungeoneering to train, you guessed it, dungeoneering! Fast floors and maximizing knowledge and skill of puzzles, bosses, and pathing will result in fastest XP rates. Choosing not to do this, and cutting each tree, clearing statue rooms (Lol
), etc, is like choosing to cut oaks to 99 Woodcutting.
Dungeoneering is more of a skill then any other "skill" in RuneScape. It's the only skill that you actually become skilled at
(most of us
) as you progress, resulting in faster XP/rewards. It's the only skill that you learn more as you go. How much did you learn on your way to 99 Fishing? All the secrets to catching fast shark? Can you tell me, seriously (players who view dungeoneering as not being a skill)...
Using your personal skill and knowledge of dungeoneering (not the Tip.It guide - as I personally added most of the answers there), try those.
It's just not what the community was used to.