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Member Since 06 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active May 07 2014 07:41 PM

In Topic: Altaring bones

02 May 2014 - 10:03 AM


Carrying items you dont need to carry in runes? Bad bad bad bad.

Also not using a BoB regardless of bank presets = bad bad bad bad.
Those bones in the bob bump up the bones per hour quite significantly - after all don't forget even with just a tort you are pretty much doubling your inventory which means 1/2 as many bank trips.


I only wish someone would have told me that before I went and got 99 prayer like that. Guess I'll just have to start over and do it the 'good' way around this time. ;-)


In all seriousness, I did say that this method likely wasn't very efficient even back then, let alone now. Whether it's 'bad', however, that depends on your perspective. From the perspective of maximizing efficiency and experience it's bad, yeah... But like I said, I wasn't too concerned with that. It got me to 99 without having to pay too much attention, and that's what matters to me.


It was not my intention to call into question the use of a BoB, only I'd no idea how bank presets affected them.


Even if my post only served to showcase how to absolutely, positively not altar bones efficiently, it has served its purpose.

In Topic: EOC vs Old School -- most active/best?

02 May 2014 - 09:47 AM

Both EoC and Oldschool have active communities. As to the subjective question which is better, that depends on which you prefer, I guess.


I'm not active on Oldschool, but from what I've seen here and on other fora, it has a steady community and an active PvP clanbase (don't know about PvM). There aren't over 9000 people who have maxed out on OSRS (9007 on EOC as of the making of this post), and you start from a clean slate yourself. To some people that comes as a breath of fresh air: being able to train up their stats again, do quests again, to see the rush for first or second place in a given skill etc. Personally, I'd have to agree with Hedgehog/Meredith, though. I find it's more grindy than EoC-scape, which caused me to turn away from it. That, and the prospect of having to train up my stats yet again.


The EoC community took a hit after the release of EoC - thousands of people quit. The rumours of its demise, as some would have it, are exaggerated however. There's still tens of thousands of players on every night. Plus, the botting/goldfarming 'community' seems to have taken a hit as well, which is a good thing. The PvP clanscene is as good as dead on EoC, but PvM is alive and kicking.


If you haven't experienced the EoC system itself: it's not too bad once you get the hang of it (which shouldn't be too long), and like digunderme/Exp Nerd says: it makes a lot more sense in certain important aspects. As an ex-PvP'er I never thought I'd say this, but I actually prefer EoC over the old system. The old system was simple which had its own elegance, but it was also rather limited (not to say one-sided).


I've played on and off over the past ten years and have savoured much of what the different 'eras' had to offer. I also recently came back to EoC after a hiatus of a couple of years, and I'd have to say I honestly prefer this era (say from 2011-now). The only thing I don't like about this period in the life cycle of the product that is RuneScape is the angle of microtransactions, but alas, that's the state of the industry these days.


These are just my personal opinions, and well, you know what Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry had to say about those... Like digunderme/Exp Nerd suggested: give them both a whirl and see which you prefer. ;-)

In Topic: Altaring bones

02 May 2014 - 09:11 AM

Wouldn't it be slightly faster not to bother with a BoB and just use a preset bank tab?


When I got 99 a year or two ago I teleported between the GE and my house. Granted, it probably wasn't the most efficient option even back then, but it got the job done none the less. As I was semi-AFK (watching movies as the bones were offered) I wasn't too concerned with maximum efficiency anyways.


I chose the GE because the bank there is one-click and is visible from where your teleport arrives, and so that I could check on the items I was merching if needs be. I had oriented my chapel so that it was located in a similar position to the house teleport arrival as the GE bank was located to the GE teleport arrival - didn't even have to rotate the camera.


I carried a lava staff and loaded my inventory with a stack of marrentils, a stack of law runes and a stack of air runes. The other 25 spaces were dragon bones. Teleport to house, open door, light burners, offer bones, teleport to GE, bank, rinse and repeat.


Again, this is likely not very efficient nowadays.

In Topic: Agility

29 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

I recently did 72-77 agility myself, also for RoTM. I did it on Ape Atoll using Skoll boots, and like balleydafrog said, completed any quest that gave a decent chunk of agility xp.


On first glance at the 'available' quest list from the adventurer's log, there are three quests that immediately spring to mind which Atlanta can complete, provided he meets the requirements:


  • Prisoner of Glouphrie grants 60,000 agility xp.

  • Within the Light grants 35,000 agility xp.

  • Branches of Darkmeyer grants 20,000 agility xp and three tomes of 50,000 xp which can be spent on agility. Unfortunately, Atlanta still has to complete In aid & In search of the Myreque, so this probably isn't an option as it's so far down the Myreque questline.


Apart from that, Ape Atoll is likely the best xp from 70-85. The only thing for it is to stick to it.



  • If you haven't already, use Skoll boots on agility for bonus xp. You most likely already have, though. Like BloodAngel said, put any prismatic stars here as well.

  • Set small goals. Don't go for 73-77 or even 73-75 agility in one sitting - you'll be bored out of your mind and give up sooner rather than later. I know I would. Instead, set yourself a goal to do at least one hour of agility every day, and get the most xp you can in that hour. Listen to music or an audiobook to make things more bearable. After an hour, go do something else to liven things up.

  • Don't pay too much attention to your xp counter, and don't count the laps you're running. If you do you will feel as if things creep along ever so slowly and you'll get bored and frustrated. Instead, right-click the agility skill and set level 77 as a goal. Pay attention to the % bar, not the xp, and try to aim for increments of 5%. This will make it feel like it goes faster.

  • If someone else is on the agility course, try to race them in completing the obstacles. It's not much, but it gives you a small incentive to go around.



There are probably more tips I've forgotten to mention here, but there is no 'short and sweet' way to do agility, I'm afraid.


Good luck.

In Topic: What's wrong with playing RuneScape, honestly?

15 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

I disagree, it was still lame when I was 12. It was just associated with geeks, I think, and well, kids will use any pretext to pick on each other at that age.

With whom do you disagree?


You are perfectly free to disagree, of course, but your explanation didn't actually disagree with anything I said - which is why you had me a little confused there.

The basic premise of our arguments is to all intents and purposes very similar, if not the same - based on negative associations, and a disavowal of anything 'childish' because of peer pressure. Why do kids pick on each other? To appear cool to their social environment. In this context, trying to 'appear cool' and 'appear serious/adult' is basically the same difference.