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Anonymous asked: How do you stay at the ascension monastery without food or prayer for a long time? Care to help the tumblr community? :>
I do plan on it actually, going to make some guides eventually. It involves using Armadyl or Karil’s gear, occasional usage of food drops in the dungeon, and practical use of Secrifice/Rejuvinate/Regenerate/Guthix Blessing. It’s really not all that hard!
Oh… That sucks :/ Superior Elite Void or Warpriest?
Well I’m sticking to void and warpriest (when I get to grinding for priest sets) until I start bossing waaaay down the road, so I figured that upgrading my void set and picking up the mage helm that my hacker destroyed would be worth doing. No biggie. Just upgrade top, bottom, nab the helm… too easy.
200 commendations each. Helms and gloves can also be upgraded. I always thought that only the top and bottom were upgradeable! So this has gone from a 600 commendation grind to a 1200. And it’s 3 in the morning, so these are far from the fastest games.
So here’s a hypothetical. I now default to Ascension Monastary for when I grind out money. I found a way to stay down there with no prayer, no potions, and minimal food for an indefinite period of time- when I still had my Armadyl set. This same method with non-superior elite void is not viable. Would warpriest fit the bill, or should I stick with void upgrade grinding? Because at this rate, it’s going to be about the same amount of time to get either.
And here’s to hoping the new boss brings down the price of Zaryte a bit. May not be a popular opinion, but it’s just tantalizingly outside of my budget, and I drool over that thing constantly >_<
Yay! Hack Recovery Successful (mostly)!
So in total, I built one Ascension Crossbow before reaching 99 Ranged. I was able to sell it for 200 even, and sell my extra keys for and additional 41M. Now I need to refocus on the Max Cape… starting with you, Runecrafting (span) and Fishing/Woodcutting (C2s)!
I have next to no bonus xp in these skills left though, and I also happen to be down to my last 170 Silverhawk Feathers. And there’s no way in hell I’m buying those at the stupid prices they’re at! So I’m thinking of grinding out some gp first while this cloverleaf promo is in effect. This would allow me to build up some bxp as well as give me a decent chance at getting more feathers.
So before I commit to that course of action, would it be considered cheating or “low” to do this? Those are some fairly slow skills, and in my opinion it’d be worth it to at least farm up the bxp. But if key buying through bonds is generally frowned upon, I’ll just continue grinding out Runecrafting this month for the most part :P
ihatechompies asked: Hi, I actually got a question about your playing style rather than an ask for the guides. First of all, u can play however u want of course, and if u enjoy it, do it. But I wonder why you wouldn't use stuff like potions? Even super sets seem worth it to me. Their cost is really low, and u increase stats by like 10%. U basically pay maybe like 100k gp/h, to increase ur xp AND money by probably about 10%. Same goes with prayer. So I'm curious as to why you would limit yourself unnecessarily?
I do use them on occasion. My example is meant to show that most of my fallback default activities make decent gp and xp WITHOUT the hassle of dealing with timers or multiple banking trips. I’m not saying that potions are useless or anything like that, but to new people that are just getting access to this stuff and may be daunted by the price of them, it’s nice to show that these things aren’t a NECESSITY.
Guides For Other Average Joes? (Long, no TLDR)
For those that don’t know, I have a semi-unique play style in runescape- I refer to it as the ”Average Joe” way of playing (refer to the theme of my blog). Over 95% of my total play time is spent using welfare or, at best, mid-tier gear. Bonus xp has only recently made a noticeable impact on my play style or gains. Basically, I’m not an Efficiency Expert style player… nor am I an Elitist type or god-tier PvMer.
But I’ve never genuinely hurt for gold (except for recently after a hacking, and it only took a few mil to get me back on my feet). My daily endeavors don’t include the headache of managing prayer, flask, or even summoning timers. If you were to take away the game hours I spent playing Wilderness tags in the wilderness with clanmates of old, or the many hours spent trying my hand at merchanting in world 2 Falador, you would also notice that my xp gained per total hours played is very far from abysmal. As far as average gold on hand, it’s usually considerable- I just tend to keep spending it on skills and gear like a moron.
I need to know if there are others that actually enjoy this way of playing as I do. Sure I have aspirations of a billion gp cash stack and top tier gear, but mainly just for the sake of having the option rather than using it hardcore. I enjoy PLAYING the game. I play as stresslessly (lol new word) as I possibly can, and try to ENJOY the experience.
I’ll finally ask my question while giving a very basic example. When I use one of my fallback methods for making money, most high-level people will probably scoff because it doesn’t hold a candle to the potential unlocked by end-game efficient PvM or merchanting. A prime example would be at Frost Dragons. Look at most guides or ask anybody what you need to do this- and you get countless setups of gear, summoning familiar preferences, combinations of flasks and prayers, and which combat style is slightly better than the other there. So herein lies my question: Would I have a big enough target audience to justify making guides such as how to make 3.5-4M per hour at Frost Dragons using NO potions, NO prayers,OPTIONAL summoning, and in easy to obtain and even “welfare” gear (2-2.5m p/h)? Or how I made a recovering from my recent hack, (leaving me with under 10k gp, a set of void, and a katana) to full Armadyl and a 213M cash stack just a week later… once again using almost NO potions (technically optional), low level prayers (10% of the time), and NO summoning familiars? All of these guides not only make you decent GP, but they net a decent xp/hr while doing them.
So can I please get a private message either directly from my Average Joes who would be interested, or at least messages from anyone who isn’t one but can give me some reasons to try anyway. I’ve made guides before (2006-2010), so I know I can make decent ones. But I want to make sure there will be enough people with this particular play style that will be GENUINELY interested in it.