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No, this is not a help and advice question. And no, I'm not a newb looking for help with this skill, so don't flame me for that...or I'll just laugh to myself at your stupidity :).

 

 

 

Anyways, herblore is a very hard skill to raise...perhaps the hardest in the game. So I'm just wondering how you like to train it. Unlike agility, which has limited options for training, herblore can be trained in numerous ways, each of which cater to the idiosyncrasies* of different people. So I'm just going to ask you a few questions...

 

 

 

Questions:

 

 

 

1) What is your herby level?

 

a. 1-37

 

b. 38-62

 

c. 63-81

 

d. 82+

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

a. I just buy items.

 

b. I just sell my potions to people.

 

c. I both buy items and sell my potions on the market.

 

d. I buy items, but I use the potions to make money (i.e. barrows)

 

e. I don't use the market at all.

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

a. I focus on profits (reducing costs). More money = easier training.

 

b. Depends on my mood. I do a little of both.

 

c. I want the xp. The high herby level will bring me enough profit.

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

a. Yes

 

b. No (please specify what you do)

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

a. Taverly dungeon

 

b. Blood Tower outside ardougne

 

c. Edgeville dungeon

 

d. Agility dungeon

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

a. Yes

 

b. No

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

a. Yes

 

b. No

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

a. Yes

 

b. No

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

a. No, I leave them as unids.

 

b. No, I keep all herbs, but I identify them.

 

c. Yes, I keep marrentil/tarromin/harrlander and up.

 

d. Yes, I keep (a herb higher than harrlander) and up.

 

 

 

You can answer as many questions as you'd like (if, of course, you qualify for them :))...I just want to see how people react to the skill. Who knows? Maybe this might help people train the skill and give them new ideas. The idea for this post was not due to RCTY's polls, but the structure was. The poll does allow for a wonderfully organized forum of data and ideas. Plus, the poll for this week is very one-sided (sorry RCTY, no offense meant). Enjoy!

 

 

 

Results:

 

 

 

1)

 

a: 3 (7.5%)

 

b: 21 (52.5%)

 

c: 14 (35.0%)

 

d: 2 (5%)

 

 

 

2)

 

a: 4 (10.8%)

 

b: 5 (13.5%)

 

c: 10 (27.0%)

 

d: 4 (10.8%)

 

e: 14 (37.9%)

 

 

 

3)

 

a: 5 (22.7%)

 

b: 10 (45.5%)

 

c: 7 (31.8%)

 

 

 

4)

 

a: 16 (51.6%)

 

b: 15 (48.4%)

 

 

 

5)

 

a: 6 (26.1%)

 

b: 3 (13.0%)

 

c: 4 (17.4%)

 

d: 10 (43.5%)

 

 

 

6)

 

a: 3 (17.6%)

 

b: 14 (82.4%)

 

 

 

7)

 

a: 11 (36.7%)

 

b: 19 (63.3%)

 

 

 

8)

 

a: 7 (33.3%)

 

b: 14 (66.6%)

 

 

 

9)

 

a: 4 (13.8%)

 

b: 5 (17.2%)

 

c: 4 (13.8%)

 

d: 16 (55.2%)

 

 

 

*Yes, I looked up the spelling of idiosyncrasies. This word does mean that I think we're all wierd, but I'll deny it if you sue me for defamation of character (and this part of the footnote will mysteriously disappear). And yes, I have a wierd sense of humor.

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1. B

 

2.E

 

3.N/A

 

4.A

 

5.D

 

6.B (Don't have level 82 Thieving :( )

 

7.A

 

8.B (I don't sell the herbs so....)

 

9.C

 

 

 

Herblore is a tough skill to raise for me. I don't like buying and selling things so I tend to stick to the Agility Dungeon and when I plan ahead by making Mind and Air Runes I generally kill Salarin, but for some odd reason, my luck has been off and I didn't get a single key in over 20 kills of Salarin :(

 

 

 

Nice little questionnaire you've got here!

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1) What is your herby level?

 

b. 38-62

 

 

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

d. I buy items, but I use the potions to make money (i.e. barrows)

 

 

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

a. I focus on profits (reducing costs). More money = easier training.

 

 

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

N/A

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

c. Edgeville dungeon

 

 

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

N/A

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

b. No

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

Dunno

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

d. Yes, I keep (a herb higher than harrlander) and up.

 

 

 

I trained most of my herblore lvls by lamps and farmed rannars though. :oops:

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at one point i bought a whole bunch of tarromins and used ashes with them (it seemed the cheapest route to go.) got like 15-20 herblore levels, that got me to a couple of levels below what I am currently *points at sig*.

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1) What is your herby level?

 

c. 63-81

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

b. I just sell my potions to people.

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

b. Depends on my mood. I do a little of both.

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

b. No (please specify what you do) Yes and no, but mostly no. I've been there a few times but not many.

 

I mainly raise herblore by piggybacking it on farming. Go on the market to buy seeds (mostly ranarr), plant, buy seconds, make pots, rinse and repeat.

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

d. Agility dungeon (the few timesI was at those guys was always there)

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

b. No

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

b. No

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

b. No

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

a. No, I leave them as unids.

 

 

 

I keep al of my herbs, I identify all but guam, tarromin and harralander as soon as I get to the bank. And those 3 i just keep in unid stacks to sell when a buyer comes by.

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1) What is your herby level?

 

B

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

 

 

Save money on buying herbs.

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

 

 

I use the market, and somtimes chaos druids.

 

 

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

 

 

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Intro:

 

 

 

Questions:

 

 

 

1) What is your herby level?

 

d. 82+

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

c. I both buy items and sell my potions on the market.

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

uhh All of the above?

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

N/A

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

N/A

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

N/A

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

a. Yes

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

b. No

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill Aberrant Specters, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

d. Yes, I keep (a herb higher than harrlander) and up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah. :oops:

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1) What is your herby level?

 

d. 62 (63 with greenmans ale)

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

c. No, i buy harb seeds and grow them, also miscilania

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

Dont use market

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

Farming herbs, vials from temple rebuilding and collect the seconds

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

N/A

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

not high enough

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

nope

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

Dont know

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

d. Yes, I keep (a herb higher than harrlander) and up.

 

 

 

also a side note i recently had like 150+ tarromins and harrlanders from miscilania and didnt want to sell them so i made energy pots (chocolate can be bought from lumby bank chest) and used ashes with the tarromins and emptied so i got the exp and didnt waste a vial

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1) What is your herby level?

 

b. 38-62

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

e. I don't use the market at all.

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

See above....

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

a. Yes

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

d. Agility dungeon

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

b. No

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

a. Yes

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

b. No

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

c. Yes, I keep marrentil/tarromin/harrlander and up.

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1) What is your herby level?

 

 

 

b. 38-62

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

 

 

d. I buy items, but I use the potions to make money (i.e. barrows)

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

a. I focus on profits (reducing costs). More money = easier training.

 

 

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

a. Taverly dungeon

 

 

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

b. No

 

 

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

d. Yes, I keep (a herb higher than harrlander) and up.

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ok,

 

 

 

1. c (77 atm)

 

2. I think c (i buy limps and wines of zammy, and sometimes red eggs - but i never-ever buy herbs), and I sell most of my potions for profit.

 

3. b

 

4. In lower levels i killed chaos druids, now i dont do it anymore. Im killing aberrant spectures to get both herbs and herb seeds to plant (with garden pie, i can plant up to lantadyme). Most of my herbs im getting from farming.

 

5. when I killed the chaos druids, I used mainly the agility dungeon. I first killed chaos druid warriors to get some 2nd inds, then moved to the lv13 druids to get more herbs and wf vials.

 

6. b - skill is far from getting so high.

 

7. a - yes

 

8. nope - its slow comparing to the aberrant spectures, and the cost is quite high (runes).

 

9. herb limit (when killing both chaos druids or aberrant spectures)

 

I identify everything, but takes only ranarr and higher, unless im low on health (happens a lot with the spectures), then I take everything to get a full inventory (if i get spare items, Ill drop the guams, then marentiles, etc).

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1. C. Atm it's 59, but I have herbs for 66 which im gonna do right after I get enough vials.

 

 

 

2. C. I buy erbs and items, sell some pots and use some myself.

 

 

 

3. B

 

 

 

4. B. I bring herbs from all training and slayer monsters, but I kill them for combat xp, not for herbs only.

 

 

 

5. I dont kill them.

 

 

 

6. B. No, I dont have high enough thieving.

 

 

 

7. B.

 

 

 

8. A. But I don't know that very well :P

 

 

 

9. D.

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1) B

 

 

 

2) A (generally only buy seconds)

 

 

 

3) C

 

 

 

4) A

 

 

 

5) D

 

 

 

6) A

 

 

 

7) A

 

 

 

8) A

 

 

 

9) B, I keep all my herbs and vials, but I only put herbs Harralander and up in the vials while I'm fighting the druids.

 

 

 

Cool survey.

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1. B

 

2. E

 

3. N/A

 

4. B - farming (seed drops from monsters will pickpocket farmers when I can be bothered to train thieving)

 

5. N/A

 

6. N/A

 

7. B

 

8. N/A - I keep all seeds because they stack.

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1.c Level 78 herblore

 

 

 

2.e I dont buy or sell ingredients or pots (with the exception of zammy wines that I am too Lazy to get myself.

 

 

 

3.N/a

 

 

 

4.a+b, I was lvl 68 herb before farming came out, the herbs that generates has helped speed up the lvling process.

 

 

 

5.d agility dungeon.

 

 

 

6.a 88 thief, I picklock door

 

 

 

7.a Yes I have the ability to kill salarin.

 

 

 

8.b No probably not, I think herblore is a useful skill but not for money.

 

 

 

9.a I leave as unids...keeps my bank tidier (I have in order in bank)

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1) What is your herby level?

 

b. 38-62

 

54 at the moment, though when I looked, I'm so close to 55, I wonder why I'm not. :oops:

 

 

 

2) Do you use the market (in general) to raise herblore?

 

e. I don't use the market at all.

 

I very rarely use the market. I'm much to cheap to buy things I can get myself. I've got more potions than I could ever use, but I don't have a good enough grasp on prices to bother with selling them. Every once in a while, I'll sell off a few prayer potions, but, like I said, it's rare.

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

N/A

 

 

 

4) If you don't use the market, do you use the chaos druids to train with or some other method?

 

b. No (please specify what you do)

 

For herbs, I farm. Unlike most players, I don't really mind farming, and I can grow herbs up to snapdragon, which I can't even use yet. :wink: I don't buy the seeds, either. I pickpocket them or get them as drops. For second ingredients, I gather what I need. Sometimes I'll go on gathering "trips," but mostly, I just do it gradually. If I see a unicorn, I kill it. If I see red spider eggs, I pick them up. It's worked for me so far.

 

 

 

5) If you use the chaos druids, where do you fight them?

 

b. Blood Tower outside ardougne

 

On the rare occasions I do fight chaos druids, I use the tower.

 

 

 

 

 

6) If you use the Agility dungeon, do you use theiving to access them quickly?

 

N/A

 

 

 

7) Do you have the ability to kill Salarin the Twisted (67 agility or 64 agility with potion)?

 

b. No

 

 

 

8) Do you think killing Salarin and using the herbs gives good cash?

 

N/A

 

 

 

9) BIG QUESTION: Do you, if you kill chaos druids, set a limit of what herbs you keep?

 

c. Yes, I keep harrlander and up.

 

I 've just started making myself leave the lower level herbs. It's hard for a miser such as myself, but I've got 100's of each in the bank, and I'm not even using them anymore. For now, I'm keeping harrlander, but if a better drop comes along (by anything, not just chaos druids,) it's the first thing I'll drop

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent poll here. It's very interesting to find out how other people train. =D>

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1) c. 63-81

 

 

 

2) b. I just sell my potions to people.

 

 

 

3) c. I want the xp. The high herby level will bring me enough profit.

 

 

 

4) b. No - I farm herbs and get them from miscellania

 

 

 

5) N/A

 

 

 

6) N/A

 

 

 

7) b. No

 

 

 

8) No idea

 

 

 

9) N/A

 

 

 

There you go, I'm a farmer now and I exploit my workers in Miscellania to get both farming and herblore up.

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1. c

 

 

 

2. c

 

 

 

3. b

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

5. b

 

 

 

6.

 

 

 

7. a

 

 

 

8. b

 

 

 

9. d

 

 

 

80 herb , got 66 to 80 by buying unids over ranarr and gathering my own seconds...that way i maintain a profit

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1)

 

b. 38-62

 

 

 

 

 

2)

 

d. I buy items, but I use the potions to make money (i.e. barrows)

 

 

 

 

 

3) If you use the market, do you focus on profits (reducing costs) or quick trades to level up faster?

 

 

 

b. Depends on my mood. I do a little of both.

 

 

 

 

 

4)

 

a. Yes

 

 

 

5)

 

a. Taverly dungeon

 

 

 

 

 

6)

 

b. No

 

 

 

7)

 

b. No

 

 

 

8)

 

a. Yes

 

 

 

 

 

9)

 

b. No, I keep all herbs, but I identify them.

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