I began playing Runescape back in 2007, when my cousin, "5555251" (retired), first introduced me to the game. At least I think it was 2007... Anyways, I was drawn to the game, first, because it seemed like an nice community. Second, I needed something else to do besides reading books all day. You could say that when I first started the game, I spent hours on end trying to perfect my character, Sonora260, and make it the best it could be. I mean, hasn't everyone at least no- lifed on their character when they first began?
Four hours were spent achieving my first goal: 4,000 GP. The reason I wanted that 4,000? Because I thought it made me rich compared to the measly 25 GP that I received after completing Tutorial Island. I also wanted to buy my first ever item: an amulet of power. Some girl was selling one for 5,000 GP, and I did everything in my power to get that 4,000 GP (I had other junk items that I would also give to her in exchange for this amulet of power). Though I felt completely rich at this time, as I was purchasing this amulet of power, she showed me all of her money, and I overpayed her for the amulet, unaware of what I was doing. Of course she accepted my offer, being the type who takes advantage of such "noobs".
From that recent ripoff, I began to improve my character, setting goals such as: 5 Woodcutting to 25, 30 Fishing, and so forth. But the skill that I was really drawn to was Firemaking. It calmed me and took away, from my mind, the fact that I didn't have a single person on my friend's list. Slowly, when I took the time to actually look at the Runescape guides, I figured out that 99 meant the overall achievement in a skill, so I vowed to get 99 Firemaking as my first 99 (I never did until 2 years later, when I actually had the money).
Over time, I gained friends: F Center St, being the first. Together we leveled, racing each other daily: quests, skills, combat levels, and first to 500 songs (we achieved 500 songs, both, yesterday, on July 8th. 2010 ) When he stopped playing over time though, I experienced my first Runescape slump. I didn't log in for 6 months, and by the time I'd logged back in, everything had at least changed. The new Quests mostly caught my attention though, and, much to my delight, my friend, F Center St, had returned. He had a goal: 99 strength. So, like the old days, we raced for our 1st ever 99s.
I was able to get my 99 Firemaking on the 26th of December, 2009 (much, much later because I was pure F2P. I did get members after having gotten my 99 Firemaking, though). Cooking followed approximately 2 months later, when I desired that trimmed cape. It was achieved on February 25, 2010. I also became a member, once again, after having gotten 99 Cooking. When I came back over to the F2P side, I decided it was time to get a 99 melee skill, and so Defence it was. Many days and nights were spent at the Giant Spiders down in the Stronghold of Security. Running around and attacking the spiders myself, as Summer had arrived and it was so much more crowded than before. Countless hours I spent cooking and fishing for my fish, when all of a sudden, one month later, when I first began this training: I achieved my most prized skill and goal: 99 Defence, in F2P, on July 3rd, 2010.
December 26, 2009: 99 Firemaking
February 25, 2010: 99 Cooking
July 3, 2010: 99 Defence
April 18, 2011: 99 Strength
April 21, 2011: 99 Constitution
May 26, 2011: 99 Magic
November 04, 2011: 99 Attack