Just quickly figured that I didn't really have the motivation to keep up with what I had started last time, with daily updates and all that stuff (mainly not feeling like playing, etc.)
I preferred starting anew in a fresh thread, this time I'll just be posting whatever whenever. That way I won't feel any pressure to meet some kind of daily quota and I won't have to worry about keeping track of + taking screenshots of everything.
Got my main, an alt, my Ironman and a F2P pure, so expect to see stuff from those here and there.
Current state, in case anyone's interested in having an overview (and to spare you the wall of text if you aren't):
I really want to get 120 Hunter at some point later. Hunter pet is easily the best skilling pet imo, and paw print icon is cute, + the light brown goes well with pretty much everything, and again, black secondary color. I think the Hunter skill really suits my character well in general, either way. I don't really wear the Shadow Hunter outfit but I love the walk animation and the bow.
Given the insane exp rates you can get, theoretically this shouldn't take me too long, but it also requires a lot more effort so eh. I would never be able to just do it all in one go haha. I could probably set a goal to gain 500k-1m exp a day or something and I'd get there eventually, which is most likely what I'll end up doing.
Alt is currently inactive; working towards ~91 Thieving, I got from 76 to 85 during my last bond. Could have easily finished that and gotten to 91 before my two weeks ended, but I didn't have motivation for it; figured I had gotten from 76 to 85 which I think was pretty good already so I decided to just take a break. I've got a bond sitting in the bank which I'll redeem on bxpw, I'll wrap up Thieving quickly then.
To be honest the plan here is probably to have my alt sitting at Prifddinas pickpocketing elves whenever I log onto it. Really easy gp, requires very little effort and attention (although sometimes I don't even have the motivation for that but that's a different story.)
Thieving is my endgame tbh, haha. I'll go out there and do some solo bossing from time to time (I still want Lilwyr), train some other skills or do questing/Slayer, rarely much more, though. I'm really not interested in higher level bossing so you'll likely never even see a glimpse of Arraxor or Telos or anything like that here (although I may eventually try to figure out Arraxor if my ironman ever gets there someday.)
Speaking of Ironman, I've recently picked that back up. Actually, started over fresh on a new one (my old one wasn't that far in to begin, figured I'd just start anew.)
For those who don't know of it, there's that full guide for Level 3 to MQC/Comp (here), I decided to pretty much follow that guide religiously. I like a bit of structure, it gives me a set path to follow, and always a specific goal to work towards depending on where I am in my progression. Once I complete all the quests I'll start focusing on training specific skills a bit more.
Right now, I've gotten up to & completed Stolen Hearts/Diamond in the Rough, and decided to branch off for a little bit and get the Warpriest of Tuska set. This minigame is so freaking tedious man, the Woodcutting island is pretty unreliable with sometimes taking forever cutting roots and subsequently running out of time before earning the 25% anima, and the agility island can be really annoying when the RNG constantly decides that the next island = the one right behind you so that you need to hop all the way around. Firemaking island is really chill though, along with the other one where you must construct additional pylons. Those are pretty much impossible to fail.
At least I'm lucky that they lowered the costs of the rewards so much, so I only need to spend 4 hours there
Overall though, I heavily recommend any new Ironman go there and pick up Warpriest. That set is pretty much gonna be grafted to my body permanently for a very long time; I'll never find anything better for a while, and it may not seem like much but I've gotten a bunch of early levels in a handful of skills which I definitely don't say no to.
Won't be able to wear it quite yet, but that'll be fixed soon enough since Merlin's Crystal + Holy Grail are pretty much next on the list. :3
Also went ahead and got Dragon Wolf for my Ironman, best 5 bonds ever spent. It's super cute and tbh I enjoy the mechanic where your pet earns "XP" as you go and grows to the next stage when it gets enough. That and Legendary pet will be really useful so yeah.
F2P pure likely won't be played very much compared to the others. My main reasons for playing that account is for whenever I don't want to have to worry about money at all, I can leave P2P alone for a bit and just mess around on my F2P pure without a care in the world. I just saw a near maxed F2P pure the other day when I logged on while my membership was out, it inspired me to want to achieve that one day.
I'll probably just send supplies over from my main or my alt for 99 Cooking + Firemaking tbh. I'm fully aware that this would very likely be frowned upon by the pure F2P community, I'm not really looking for their approval though.
I respect that they want to do everything within the boundaries of the F2P game, and earning money on a P2P main to boost a F2P pure kinda breaks their rules, but I do this for my own amusement, and I'm not really looking to compete with them anyway. They maintain their own F2P highscores, I'll stay out of it and I'm not gonna pretend like I'm awesome and pro F2P pure. They don't have to care about me.
So far I've roughly 50 in every skill, I got there a few years ago and picked up the account again to try and progress a little bit. I still need Ranged, Magic and Dungeoneering (40, 43 and 47), my main goals are to get the skill requirements to finish Lumbridge tasks for Explorer's Ring 4, then I think I'd like to get 55 Attack/Ranged/Magic, and I may just spend my F2P time doing Dungeoneering for a while after that until I get Gravite weapons for each style.
After that, I'll be aiming for 1k total, then I guess I'll be working on base levels in increments of 10, heh.
Sorry for boring no pictures, didn't really have anything to show. May try to make the first post look better at some point.