Week five summary!

So, week five was fun:) I met a lot of people throughout the RS world. I even made some actual friends which was an entertaining ordeal. The video I was making didn’t work out due to the fact that when I recorded the game play scenario, the file was converted to a format that my computer did not agree with unless I downloaded more software. So, that was a flop.

My week’s posts:

Today was a good day for ‘scaping.

FRIENDSHIP.

It’s because of Dad.

Ozan the useless.

Back to the desert.

Everyday I get more and more views or people just coming for reference. All the feedback I got from the studio tours has been implemented, like adding my first post to my About page for easier access. I really appreciated all the positive feedback I was getting and I really liked reading other people’s posts, which gave me some more ideas for my own (like when RS references things, to link to where those references came from). Potam is a character I’d really like to continue and I plan on elongating my membership so as to explore more into some of the storyline quests (like my quest with Ozan and Leela).

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Spiders rolling balls of poop.

Crystal.

Crystal.

After  my first attempt to save the prince failed and Osman granted me several rewards for all my hard work, he asked me to finish my work. And me, bring the good samaritan I am, said yes. I went and got Ozan (he was sulking outside the palace gates) and we stole the diamond again (this time Osman may or may not have told us to). Escape round two worked out a little better this time and we left to Shantay Pass with the diamond in tow. Shantay was acting super weird (Meaning he sounded like he was possessed but hey, this is RS. People don’t get possessed here. Let’s be realistic.) when we went to talk to him but he had been standing out in the sun all day.

Just put that anywhere.

Just put that anywhere.

Out into the desert we went only this time, the second we entered, the ground started quacking, shaking, and baking. Then out of nowhere a sundial appeared. On the ransom note for the prince, Lady Keli had told us to follow the path of the sun so following the direction of an inanimate sundial such as this makes perfect sense. Ozan told me a quick story about the gods. There are eight of them, one for every day of the week. The first god, Het, apparently looked to most human so I moved the stick/pointer thing over the face of man image and poof the ground was shaking and quaking and another sundial appeared off in the distance. this time, when we picked the right image on the sundial, some bandits appeared. The lead bandit was acting just as Shantay had. Weird.

I guess the diamond was possessing and speaking through him. Apparently this diamond has no respect for personal space. Jerk. Anyway, we fought the bandits. Ozan continued to be useless then we moved on to the next sundial which turned out to be buried in quicksand which we also fell in. Fortunately/unfortunately for Ozan and me, there was a cavern underneath that saved us from drowning in sand. Once we landed the diamond fell out of my pocket and some spider creature came and scuttled away with it. This just keeps getting better and better. It took us awhile (since Ozan was sitting on a piece) but we got the sundial working again and it pointed us down the cave/tunnel we needed to follow to get back the diamond. At the end of said tunnel we found:

Those are balls of dung. Spiders + Poop = Poor experience.

Those are steaming balls of dung. Spiders + Poop = Poor experience.

A cave full of spiders rolling balls of poop. I diamond was in one of those balls of poop. We had to run around slicing open those balls of poop until we found what we were looking for. It took forever, but I had to look for the “shining” ball of poop and slice it open. Each time it was a gem different than that of a diamond: a ruby, a sapphire, and an emerald. Finally we found that damned diamond but then we couldn’t get out of the cave. All of the sudden, Leela decided to show up and save us. Oh, and the new sundial was, like, right there. So much convenience was going on.

So, we found the last sindail and Lady Keli was standing not too far off with the prince and her two top-level henchmen. Ozan decided it would be a good idea to call this crazy bitch out but Lady Keli got kind of pissed and revealed herself as a goddess.

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I had to fight off her two henchmen by myself since Ozan and Leela are worthless sacks and once I was finished I realized how pointless this all was because Lady Keli/Amascut possessed me and just took the diamond anyway. PLOT TWIST: she gave the prince back and we returned him to Al Kharid and the psychopath left us literally in the dust. Poor guy, the emir was his father and we had to break the news to him the hard way. But, since this is RS, Prince Ali was very understanding: “One can never be prepared for the death of a loved one.” A moment of silence for the dead Emir Shah, please.

What a punk.

What a punk.

Meanwhile, Amascut and that sketchy Jabari dude were chit-chatting somewhere far away. Turns out the Emir Shah didn’t die of a heart attack but was poisoned by the emissary. So yeah, ANOTHER PLOT TWIST. Amascut also mentioned another part of her plan, dealing with Scabaras, a different god but I feel that may be a different quest all-together.

Alas, at the end of the day, we returned the prince and Osman was very happy because Al Kharid was safe for the time being. I continued to reap the benefits of completing a quest.

Yay.

Yay.

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Ozan the useless.

Look for the guy wearing orange.

Look for the guy wearing orange.

The next quest I started was called “Stolen Hearts” and to begin I had to find Ozan, one fo the fellows I helped defeat the troll general with in the tutorial. So the deal here is his friend was acting super sketchy and he fears he may have joined one of the Daynor gangs.

After I posed as a gang member to infiltrate the gang’s hideout, I found that Ozan friend, Khnum, was actually the leader/founder. Hmm, fancy that. Oh and I learned he had three of his kronies out kidnapping someone, but that is for later. Before Khnum would fully accept me in his gang I had to prove I was a true “Skull” by finding the “Skull” headquarters. Fair enough, old man.

I went top-side and told Ozan everything like the snitch I am. Then we stalked Khnum to HQ and ambushed him there to question him about the shenanigans going down with that whole kidnapping schpeal. At first, we thought we wouldn’t be able to break him but once we threatened to take away his food. HA! Men. So easily swayed when food is involved.

Anyway, moving on.

There we were interrogating hm when out of nowhere this Amazonian-looking woman brandishes a cross-bow at us. Well. I don’t know who invited her but NOT COOL, BRO. We were obviously in the middle of in interrogation, here!

Leela. Definitely NOT a princess in disguise. Definitely NOT an Aladdin reference.

Leela. Definitely NOT a princess in disguise. Definitely NOT an Aladdin reference.

Turns out she was there on business of her own and just so happened to spot Ozan, and knowing he was a bandit/thief/bad guy followed him. It took Ozan a minute but he soon saw through her disguise. She was Leela, daughter of Osman the spymaster of Al Kharid; they had known one another before Ozan was exiled. Once we figured that whole thing out, our focus was back on Khnum. Well, the kidnapping thing we were discussing earlier ended up being Prince Ali (Another Aladdin reference?), the prince of Al Kharid and probably the reason why the Al Kharid palace was on lockdown last time I ventured that far east. Yeah. to get back at his former empolyers (Khnum as once a palace guard), Khnum had kidnapped the prince but only after the promised pay through this mysterious Lady Keli.

We only have so much time before Lady  Keli sails away with the prince, so after locking Khnum up in his HQ we book it south to the shore just in time for Lady keli to deliver a lovely little monologue while threatening to kill prince Ali if we don’t deliver the Emir’s heart. Jeez, I really hope this isn’t a Snow White reference.

When we refused, she possessed the henchmen helping her with her crazy lady-demon-magic and made them attack Ozan, Leela, and me. This is the part I felt was a bit comical. For some reason, these “great” warriors could not even make a dent in these guys’ health bars. I had to kill the one that was attacking me and then go save the others. Really? The only reason I got these two was for chit-chatting purposes?! So I killed off the bad guys and saved the day but, alas, the prince was still missing so Ozan and I headed down to Al Kharid to try and talk to the emir and the spymaster.

Good thing my agility is so high!

Good thing my agility is so high!

Once we got there, the guard wouldn’t let us into the palace even when we fully explained the threat. Dude. Seriously. Your prince is missing and there is business to be done! So we had to go the Ozan-route, meaning we had to Assassin’s Creed our way into the building by leading from house to house, shimmying across roofs and down awnings.

When passing one of the castle windows we overheard a conversation between the emir, Osman, Hassan, and a Menaphos emissary: Jabari. They are trying to solidify peace between the two nations; however, the emir is dying and the prince is missing. If there is no one to hold the throne, Menaphos will take over. You can imagine our frustration when we hear this due to the fact that a couple of Lady Keli’s cronies were wearing the colors of Menaphos.

From left to right: Jabari, the emir, and Hassan

From left to right: Jabari, the emir, and HassanRS

Eventually Jabari and Hassan leave. When the Emir and Osman are alone they discuss how the emir is dying and how the threat of menaphos is very real and very terrifying if they do now find the prince. The ransom is for the Emir’s heart, when in reality, the emir’s heart stands for a diamond kept in the Emir’s vault. Forunately for us, Ozan knows a way into this vault. There he was been caught once before by Osman and exiled as a boy, at this time, Khnum was also exiled and blamed for the boy’s insolence thus Khnum’s hatred for Ozan.

Once in the vault I looked around in a chest and found a piece of parchment with a sotry on it describing the heart of Het and how I could possibly obtain it. It was all about balance and truth and something about someone being the heaviest in guilt because all the others weighed the same.

Eventually I found the heaviest weight and used it to obtain the diamond. Well, right then we were caught. Osman barged into the vault because by taking the diamond we had set off an alarm. Once Osman hears we had been working with his daughter, his guards are ordered to stand down. We are then forced to give up the diamond and are taken to the Emir who, after we explain the diamond is the only way he can get his son back, exclaims how he will give anything else but the diamond and promptly dies of a “heart attack.” Well.

We aren’t blamed for the death of the Emir, thank god, Ozan is released from exile, and I reap the benefits of completing yet another quest.

Ahhh yeshhh.

Ahhh yeshhh.

Find the shortcut for Stolen Hearts here.

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It’s because of Dad.

Ignore the obnoxious "Climb-down Staircase" option.

Ignore the obnoxious “Climb-down Staircase” option.

Alright so the safe word for the day is: QUESTING. With quests you get all sorts of rewards and experience points. I started today by picking one at random out of the various redded-out quests yet to be completed.

So I teleported over to the Taverly lodestone. This quest can be completed for f2p players so no worries, everyone can do this:)

Anways, off to Doric’s place. Apparently he’d been having some shop troubles, his son Boric was missing, all of his old customers were leaving him and he had no idea why. So, we came up with a plan to make some super fancy swords with some super fancy ore and show them Sir Amic and his squire, Cerlyn. So, Doric gave me a map with the locations of the certain mining sites: The Varrock East mine, the Varrock West mine, the Rimmington mine and the Dwarven mine.  The Dwarven mine (just south of Ice Mountain) is a great place to skill if you’re willing to put some time in. They have everything down there: ore, a furnace, an anvil, and a dwarf wandering around willing to pay you for everything you make.

Doric also gives you a bag to put the special ore in so you don’t have to worry about inventory space, just make sure you bring some food along because midway through mining, the ore comes alive and tries to attack you. Just peachy, right?

They're pretty easy to defeat, though. I one-shot killed them.

They’re pretty easy to defeat, though. I one-shot killed them.

I began at the Rimmington mine (to get there you just teleport to the Port Sarim lodestone). After that I moved to the Dwarven mine, where I came across these two fellows, one was a concealed dwarf and one was a wizard. Apparently they were the hooligans making the ore come alive and kill me. Alas, I had to continue on anyway. Eventually I finished my mining tasks and teleported to the Falador lodestone to get back to Doric. I had to explain the situation and we came to the conclusion that these fellows were trying to mess up his business.

Now we had even more motivation to complete these weapons. I smithed up a bronze sword and a bronze dagger and then brought them both down to Askel, Doric’s buddy in Falador, to adorn the weapons with jewels to make them look pretty. Then it was off the the Falador castle to show off our wares to the squire and then to Sir Amic. Once I got to the castle though I found there was already someone claiming to be one of Doric’s workers and stealing Sir Amic’s business.

Les guiding questions.

Les guiding questions.

Well, turns out it was just Boric, off to usurp his father because he was angry. Seriously, this dwarf has some serious daddy issues. Oh, and RS being RS seems to have made this quest seriously moralistic in nature. I had to bring Boric back with me and help him talk it out with his dad, Doric.  And when I say help, I really mean help. There is a portion of the quest dedication to me guiding the conversation to a more positive light. Some questions cause Boric to release his angst while others don’t do anything. Eventually the two work out their differences and make me a business partner, only after I clean the shop and make a new front sign for them. This is all very simple stuff so don’t worry about not being able to do it. Once that is all finished we were ready for the grand opening!

The cutting of the red ribbon!

The cutting of the red ribbon!

Quest complete!

Quest complete!

 

 

Categories: f2p, Falador, Mining, p2p, Port Sarim, Smelting, Smithing, Taverly, What's Mine is Yours | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

FRIENDSHIP.

This guy. I had no idea what his deal was. He wasn't a bot but he did repeat that saying at least fifty times. Oh, and he was brandishing a small horse.

This guy. I had no idea what his deal was. He wasn’t a bot but he did repeat that saying at least fifty times. Oh, and he was brandishing a small horse.

Today I made friends! Like, good friends. Like friends I sat in front of Lumbridge castle with and chit-chatted the night away with. When I first joined in the World 3 social system, I didn’t think it was going to be a very eventful evening, so say the least. There were only about 800 people in the world so the Lumbridge courtyard was nearly empty (meaning there were a couple of groups here and there, but no one really causing a ruckus.) This horse guy was shouting out “Just say neigh to gambling!” over and over and over. When I tried to speak with him to figure out what his problem was he called me a bitch and then proceeded to tell me about how lame RS was.

Excuse me, sir. You’re the one brandishing a mini-horse and bad puns. Anyway, after I told him that he teleported away. Damn. I feel like that would have been a fun conversation if he would have never left.

I was forced to kill an imp out of boredom. Of course, my range levels were so low simply scratching the damned thing took ages. It took so long, in fact, some gentleman came over and stole my fun. He took his giant 2h sword and chopped the thing to bits. I guess he “saved” me even though I was not taking on any damage. My hero?

Soon, I fell into a lovely conversation with Zail, girl in blue robes, Aryan727, and some guy named Doom-something (but he didn’t say very much). Zail was showing off his sweet robes that matched his red eyes when someone wearing straight purple robes and a yellow party hat (another extremely rare/expensive item like the Santa hat). I didn’t quite catch her name but we referred to her a the “Purple People Eater.”

From left to right backrow: "Purple People Eater," King545, Potam, Zail, Aryan727, and BlueDevils Frontrow: Hans (an NPC), and Nbgt56

From left to right backrow: “Purple People Eater,” King545, Potam, Zail, Aryan727, and BlueDevils
Frontrow: Hans (an NPC), and Nbgt56

All of these people were great conversationalists. We all talked about when we first came to RS, Zail had been here since 2004. We also discussed the update since 2007 and the new RS3 soon to be released, the graphics look amazing! However, King and Aryan were non-too pleased. They liked the ore vintage-y feel. The basics, you know? This went on for a few more minutes. Only after he proposed to me and expressed his true love (accompanied by emoted-kisses) then Nbgt56 ventured over to this one kid complaining on the internet. (Hint: if you’re looking for sympathy, DO NOT look for it on the internet. The following will happen.)

Toasty warm.

Toasty warm.

This poor guy was complaining about how he was 14 and got some girl knocked up. Ok, if you’re that age and about to be a dad, go ahead complain all you want but at least make that complaining count by complaining to a therapist. The internet is NOT the place to go. There is no mercy on the internet. Nbgt56’s response to hearing this guy’s sob story was to immediately harass him about it. This guy never stood a chance. He kept trying to respond but, like any other cyber bully, Nbgt56 was not one to be so easily subdued. Aryan and I just couldn’t watch it anymore and called Nbgt over to chat with us. We were asking him how his day was going and he responded with more exclamations of attraction, this time for Aryan as well as me. I’m not the person to feed into this so when I turned down Nbgt’s second proposal of marriage, he responded by lighting me on fire (but not really, he just started a fire where I was sitting. It couldn’t actually hurt me).

In addition to this bullying madness one of the frog guys from that frog parade was there, all dressed up and looking downright froggy. I told him I remembered him from before and when a group of people do something that great with their RS time, you should always give them a little positive feedback. You know, just to make an attempt at increasing the internet-friendliness ratio.

Just a classy guy.

Top-level $WAG.

Also, if you didn’t notice in the image to the left here, Ricky also joined us. You can always tell it’s him due to the salmon-colored shorts. Oh, and he is literally ALWAYS hanging out around the Lumbridge courtyard talking to everyone. They should name an NPC after him, he’s so chatty. Oh, and who knew he had a bright pink mohawk under that feathered hat?!

Soon, Nbgt got bored of professing his love for Aryan and me so he left. Thank god. That guy was like a mosquito, always buzzing about back and forth. Every person that would come and stand next to us would be barraged by him, explaining how he “likes” Aryan and Potam. Kid. You better check yourself before you wreck yourself. If someone is ever causing this much chaos, you should really report them. They are the reason some of the RS people get such bad reputations.

I think tomorrow I will start questing again. I don’t want to overstay my welcome in Lumbridge, I don’t want to become a squatter. Oh, and I gotta keep it FRE$H.

 

 

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Today was a good day for ‘scaping.

I started out by going through some of the daily challenges. You may remember this from the time I buried however-many bones and got some monies. Well, today the challenges were to do the Burthrope obstacle course eight times, string eight short bows, and burn 10 Normal logs. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Burning logs like a boss.

Burning logs like a boss.

Let’s just say, fifteen minutes later I was 3k gps richer and all sorts of experience levels were gained. After that it was kind of boring. I ran over to the Tree Gnome Stronghold to do that obstacle course over there.

Eventually I got bored and since I was in World 1 there were about 300 people mulling about doing their own thing. Off to World 3! Lumbridge was bumpin’! I popped in on a conversation where some girl was complaining about the phrase”YOLO.” I, of course, had to interject stating that it was alright to use the cliché if one were using it ironically. I think the topic came up because there was a guy there by the name of YOLO HOSE. I’m not sure if he meant is to be pronounced like “JOSÉ” or “HOSE” like the garden hose. We just called him YOLO. Someone was emoting themselves to throw sand at him while yelling “Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand!” It was good fun. Eventually, one woman named YogitheBear came up to me and actually thought I was funny. That’s right. Someone enjoyed what I had to say. It was a beautiful moment in Potam history. At one point in time people were mentioning their ages, YOLO was 19 and Yogi was 29. All of the sudden YOLO started getting all hostile toward Yogi. He was bashign her for being 29 and playing RS.

This was my exact facial expression.

What a punk! She can play whatever the hell she wants to. He told her to get a life but she had a husband and a daughter AND she worked full time. I asked YOLO to stop being a troll. Nobody messes with people who think I’m funny. I gotta defend my peoples, guys. He continued on being an ass even though Yogi continued to make valid points. He then tried to pull the, “I’m working so-many nights a week in addition to another job so even though you’re a mother and work full time, you’ve got nothing on me.” Is this kid for cereal?! I just… I can’t even… Ugh. Fine YOLO. I’ll do this dance with you, but I won’t enjoy it.

Ricky was there, too. If you don’t remember him from this post, he’s the salmon-colored short-wearing person with the feather in his hat. We’re bros. But, he forgot about me. Apparently I didn’t make enough of an impression on him. Damn.

Eventually Yogi got tired of YOLO’s pestering and left. YOLO, after finding out he had no one else to bully left as well. I really hope he’s dumb enough to follow someone into the Wildy. After that, the conversation died out until it was just Ricky and I hanging out. We had some pretty decent conversations for RS. I commented on his nice salmon Chubbies and he commented on the fact that I could speak articulately (sometimes a rarity in the gaming world). We were bros once more. I explained how I kinda-sorta knew him but he didn’t remember me because he frequents the populated worlds quite a bit and meets all sorts of people.

From left to right: MickellBerry, RoyalBlonde, Ricky, and Potam

From left to right: MickellBerry, RoyalBlonde, Ricky, and Potam
That random guy in the back never said anything.

I asked him about what his favorite conversation with someone was about an he told me it was about having a four-some with the NPC, Nastroth. Oh and once he found out I was a girl, without fail, he asked me what a vagina looked like. Classic. Real classic. I told him, “a mushy taco.” That shut hm up, real quick-like. Soon our conversation of two increased to three and then four with the addition of two gentlemen named RoyalBlonde and MickellBerry. We exchanged some friendly banter for some time until we decided to move from the left side of the Lumbridge castle gates to the right. There was an entirely new group of people over there having their own conversation oddly enough about tentacle porn. Yeah. RuneScape. Full of weird people talking about weird shit. All. Day. Long.

There was a guy with a giant hand on a stick. Like, what? Yeah.

There was a guy with a giant hand on a stick. Like, what? Yeah.

Soon we were having a party right there on the Lumbridge Castle lawn. There was Rudro12, bearman332 (who loved to talk about poop), Slendahhman, and I Luv Grama. (I asked her if “Grama” stood for grandma or grammar but she never clarified.) Ricky then asked me if I ever tried eating those scented erasers when I was a child, I said no but I did try chapstick. Apparently he was all about those scented candles. People are weird. Slendahhman then began talking about how masturbation was gross and Ricky chimed in saying he frowned upon it. All of the sudden some guy named Pyrastan walked over and was telling us about how he was hotboxing Lumbridge and then challenged everyone to see who was higher. I threw out an idea: whomever could say the most philosophical thing won. Immediately RoyalBlonde was claiming he was the “seeker of a magical placenta” and said, “I live in the placenta.” Well. That happened. Oh, don’t worry the night continues on its way with a guy dressed as a giant chicken named Delph4Jesus. He was imploring everyone to repent and make way for Jesus. After that I had to say goodnight. The chicken got me.

DA KR3W

DA KR3W

 

 

 

 

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RuneScape Party!

Today there was a party in World 80 atop Ice Mountain. (This is located just North of the Dwarf village and Just south of the Black Knight castle.) This is also in a f2p world and area to everyone can join in! Here’s a video to give you an idea of the purpose:

My time, it was 1:00pm and I arrived on the scene just as the party was gaining momentum. Here is a list of the local” celebrities who attended: Snivic, Dartron, Skythekid, Chiszle, Mental Wyro, Skyzah, Wizif, The Rigger, KirihaAonuma, Creb, JVlicheal, Miss Liddles, Will Miss It, Sir Mikkel, RSMurderer, Sirapyro, GBU Anita, Demonheadge.

If you’re anything like me and have no idea who any of these people are, that’s fine. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. These are the fourth generation RS videomakers who play the game and create video posts about an assortment of How-To’s and just random situations.

TOO MANY PEOPLE.

TOO MANY PEOPLE.

This may not look like a lot but keep in mind that many people were standing on top of one another and there was a constant chatter going on. As you can see on my mini map in the upper right-hand corner, those white dots are all players. Usually this mountain is covered in ice fiends. I kept trying to canoodle my way into conversations but since most people there were adamant followers of these YouTube RS celebraties no one was really talkin to each other but instead all their focus was on pelting these guys with questions about Jagex or what they ate for lunch, you know, the important things.

Seriously, though. Give me a dragon or something. Let’s mix this place up!

With so many people in one place at one time, more coming in by the minute, the lag on my computer was CRAZY. I got sick of it and joined a conga line. Believe it or not, there was not a lot of enticing conversation going on. I think there wer just too many people there with too many things to say. Also, I think because I arrived alone  and it was 1:00pm in the afternoon, none of my friends were on. You know, you should always have a buddy when you walk in on any party. I’m a girl. I can’t even go to the bathroom alone.

Overall, I was a little disappointed in this party. Don’t get me wrong, just sitting there player watching was entertainment but without having any serious questions there really wasn’t any point for em to be there other than to absorb the RS culture.

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Old school like the old school.

Still going strong since 2007.

Still going strong since 2007.

I had previously mentioned an Old School RuneScape, before the updates that have made the world what it look like now. When I say Old School, I mean the 2007 version. In order to give the readers a proper comparison, I’ve taken a journey there myself. (Keep in mind that if you have a Mac operating system this will not work: I had to use my boyfriend’s Windows 7 for this project.) Also, because I was on a PC, the screen shot capabilities were a little different and I apologize for their lack of quality.

Seriously, this is as basic as it gets.

Seriously, this is as basic as it gets.

Although this world has the same map, you need to begin from scratch. Well, almost scratch. You get to keep your name but since the graphics are so basic, it’s just better to re-do your outfit. But yeah, when it comes to skills you also have to start from zero but the 2007 version has it’s own Tutorial Island for you to visit; however, this one doesn’t take four freaking hours to finish. You literally mine some stuff, bake some bread, kill a rat, talk to a wizard and leave. Real complicated. Maybe this is why so many players petitioned to have the 2007 version brought back even if it was on a separate server.

Once I got past the Tutorial Island, I landed in Lumbridge where things have changed. There aren’t any lodestones here. If you wish to teleport you need to either be a high-enough mage or have the magic tablet specifically set to the destination you’de like to travel to.

Oh how the times have changed thee, Lumbridge.

This is just outside the entrance to the Lumbridge Castle courtyard.

I met up with ArcherySwag (Taylor) and he gave me one of these to go to Camelot. He showed me a new way to profit! This is only for members, if you wish to profit as an f2p player, I suggest the Beefy Bill formula. The key phrase here is: toad legs. There is a pond surrounded by toads just chilling on the ground. Here is the 11-step process to profit.

  1. Empty inventory.
  2. Journey to Swamp in the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
  3. Fill inventory with toads.
  4. Pull toads’ legs off. (Be careful because once you do this they become edible.)
  5. Run Southwest to Grand Tree Bank.
  6. Deposit legs.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 as many times as you like.
  8. Walk/run/teleport to Grand Exchange.
  9. Withdraw legs in note form.
  10. Sell at Grand Exchange price.
  11. Profit.
Toads on toads on toads.

Toads on toads on toads.

It is really quite simple and the gameplay from these is extremely similar to what it is now. Or course, in my case, I had a friend show me the way so the process moved quite a bit faster than anyone else’s but regardless, get money, get paid.

Between the two so far, I have much more fun playing on the new edition just because I like the advanced graphics so much more. If you’re feeling vintage, by all means play the 2007 version but if you’re ready to so some business, take the RS2 route. Oh, and I guess if you have a Mac you’re kind of forced that way anywho. I don’t think I’ll be playing this version anytime soon unless Taylor’s there. Plus, Potam looks like a bell-bottomed hippie with orange dreadlocks.

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Game with two friends! (Pt. 2)

The wall.

The wall.

Since we were a band of fairly high-leveled people (minus me, of course) we entered the Wilderness without fear of being killed by skeletons. If you just plan on running through the wilderness without stopping, make sure you turn your auto-attack off so if you start getting hit by those initial skeletons or grizzly bears, you can just run on by.

I let Alec and Taylor run in first. Those powerhouses mowed down practically every enemy (fine by me). The lowest level skeletons were level 46, still not really in my ball park. After running past the skeletons and bears, we kept heading North. Taylor was in the lead but he was kinda-sorta lost. Not a big deal.

Oh wait. What’s this? What does this guy think he’s doing? All of the sudden this guy named KillenLegend (skill: 1097)  starts attacking Alec. Remember what I said before about players hanging out in the Wildy? Yeah. That was this situation. Anyway those guys are going at it and it actually seemed like Alec was going to win for a while there until this asshat starts eating food. Alec being Alec forgot to stock up on food and only had a few lobsters. Well. He died. I couldn’t fight this guy but Taylor could! So, before he could pick up Alec’s stuff (the killer can see the stuff a full two minutes before the other players can so as to give them first dibs) Taylor starts shooting the heck out of him.

We thought we could wear him down... Oh were we wrong.

We thought we could wear him down… Oh were we wrong.

This guy get a big picture because this battle was epically disappointing. Anyways, Taylor is shooting him up big time, KillenLegend continues to eat. Taylor almost kills him but then he starts to run. Really?! This guy is making a run for it?! He was, what the gamers would call, a pussy (a coward). We pursued but he got out of range to the point where none of us were within an appropriate level distance to attack. Alec, by this point, was back in the game but he was putting on more armor from his bank so he wasn’t much help either. Oh, and he was repairing his dignity. Ah well, at least he could actually fight the guy. I could only stand there and yell numerous profanities at the punk. Just to be obnoxious I followed him all around Edgeville. He just kept telling me he’d kill my family. It was precious, truly precious.

Potam, A Man262, and ArcherySwag hanging out in the Wildy.

Potam, A Man262, and ArcherySwag hanging out in the Wildy.

After a few minutes, I had let him go. YOU WON THIS ONE, KILLENLEGEND.

Well, Alec re-equipped himself with this time he put on his wizard’s robes and brought his air staff and some runes. Maybe magic would work better than range for him. We re-entered the wilderness, this round making sure EVERYONE had food. While Taylor was trying to figure out where we were going we had to hide form some crazed grizzlies atop this hill to yon left.

Eventually, Alec got sick of waiting and took the lead, heading directly East for no apparent reason. We were stopped by a couple of chaos dwarves (level 68) put Alec and Taylor did away with them easily. I just was along for the ride. Soon, we came across some Moss Giants and one randomly spawning skeleton. I couldn’t take one down on my own but between the three of us we had them. The best thing about Moss Giants is that they drop big bones which you can either bury (They give off more Prayer xp than regular bones) or you can sell them on the GE as another way to profit. We began killing them faster than they could spawn so we left.

Taylor had a plan. There was a rune quarry not too far from there and here is what we’d do: sneak up on the people mining there, kill them, take their rune ore. Rune ore is expensive to buy and you need quite a high mining level to mine it so this is probably the most efficient way to acquire said ore. Only… there was one catch. When we arrived at the mine site there wasn’t anyone there.

Sad day. Us sitting by the two lone rune stones.

Sad day. Us sitting by the two lone rune stones.

Alas! We were left with nothing to do accept wander. We went as far North as we could in this f2p world but since Alec wasn’t a member (every party has its pooper) we couldn’t switch to a members world and enter. Saddy death day.

Back West, I guess was where we could go. (We had also gone too far East.) There were some greater demons . I couldn’t even hit them their levels were s high but dan-nabbit I could try! I think I hit one once. I mostly jsut walked around to the cape sellers. (NPCs that are spread throughout the Wildy selling capes. These capes can go for quite a pretty penny.) I bought about ten different capes. They look sweet!  Not long after going through a few greater demons, we all got bored and walked to this castle in the Wildy where the guards are super easy to kill and runes like to spawn all over the place.  By the time we got there it was getting pretty late so we all teleported back into the regular world. Keep in mind that after a certain point in the wilderness you cannot teleport anywhere. I went back to Lumbridge and that is where we ended our session.

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Game with two friends! (Pt. 1)

From left to right: ArcherySwag (Comabat Level: 137), Potam (Combat Level: 37), A Man262 (Combat Level: 151)

From left to right: ArcherySwag (Comabat Level: 137), Potam (Combat Level: 37), A Man262 (Combat Level: 151)

Today I went adventuring with Taylor (ArcherySwag) again but this time we added one more to our party, another fellow Mafia Knitting Club member, Alec (A Man262). His name is particularly ironic due to the fact that A Man262 is a woman. He used to be a man but one day he decided to go around and troll all the horn-dogs that patrol RS; however, to do so he had to adopt a pair of breasts. 

Anyway, A Man262 is not a member so this round ArcherySwag and I had to stick to the f2p boundaries. A Man262 hadn’t played in a while so ArcherySwag and I decided to just do our own thing. I needed to replace my imp-hides wizard’s robes with some actual range-wear since  we were planning on doing some hardcore adventuring. Turns out, even if you are a member, in f2p worlds you can’t do anything that you could do if you were in a members world (i.e. leave the f2p boundaries, wear certain clothes, wield certain items). Even the skills only allotted to members were dumbed down.

Ooovoo-ing it up.

Ooovoo-ing it up.

Moving on, so what I needed was some hard leather armour. I knew I could craft it but ArcherySwag was on the move so I headed up to the GE just to take the fast way out. Well, turns out no one wants to sell their hard leather items (or buy, in my case, those hard leather gloves still haven’t sold). So, I had to go kill some of Beefy Bill’s cows and make my own. ArcherySwag was also trying to tell my my bow sucked but, as it turns out, the “crappy” bow I had was a lot better than both the short bow and the shield bow I coud buy from the archery shop in Varrock. TAKE THAT.

So A Man262 finally made it into our world. We all decided to meet up at the GE. Now, usually you would communicate via RS chat when you team up with other players but with my friends we like to live voice/video chat with Oovoo. This makes communication instantaneous and much, much easier.

For some reason, A Man262 wanted to hit on this one girl he was standing next to in the GE by the fountain. Unfortunately for him, he had to start the conversation out explaining that he was, in fact, a man and not a woman like his character would suggest. Oh, and he approached her with a classy, “Hey gurl.” She was very friendly so, like any other friendly individual, she said hi and from that point on, they were in love.

NO REGRETS.

NO REGRETS.

Not really. Her name was Kate1909 so Alec (keep in mind that Alec is being a total douche right now on purpose) asked if 1909 stood for her year of birth and then followed that delightful question with “I like em old.” Well, on that note, Taylor and I left those two alone. Alec also proceeded to run away and follow us to the costume shop, also in Varrock, to buy some neat clothes. Before the RS2 update you could only obtain these clothes through minigames but now you can just walk in and uy your own zombie outfit. Fine by me. I bought all of them. I needed to do something with all this money I’ve been earning through the Squeal of Fortune and whatnot.

Kate1909 started Private Messaging Alec after he left asking him what he meant by “I like em old.” What the heck do you think he meant?! Alec didn’t really know how to respond so he just ignored her for a while. After we all had costumes I wanted to take a picture with all of us and Alec wanted some text to be in the screen shot. When I said “go” he was to send his message; however, when he clicked to show the message, “I’ve got a half chub right now” he actually sent it to Kate1909. Poor girl. All caught up in a world she couldn’t possibly understand. As damage control, he sent “yolo” as a follow-up. Right. How cute? Taylor and I are rolling over laughing while Alec claims he and Kate1909 are in love. He tried proposing but she refused. Seeing how she’s only 15, that would make sense. She still has her whole RS life ahead of her.

Kate1909 and A Man262 hitting it off.

Kate1909 and A Man262 hitting it off.

Then we prepared to enter the Wilderness. To get to the Wilderness from any location, lodestone teleport to Edgeville and head North until you reach the wall. This wall is much like the entrance to the deep desert or the holy water-covered cave mouth in the mausoleum. You will get a warning before entering the Wilderness. Why? Well, if you get killed in the Wilderness you lose all your stuff…oh, and perchance there is some stranger walking by all your things, they can take them. This leads to high-level players hanging out in the Wilderness, hunting down lower levels, and then taking their things. It’s a cruel world out there. (Hint: If anyone EVER asks you to go out into the Wildy with them, DO NOT GO. They are going to kill you and take your things.) This is why before we left we all stopped at the Edgeville bank, put on our best armor, stocked up on food, and filled our quivers. Once we were adequately prepared (a.k.a. I had food because out of the three of us, I was most likely to be killed by some random) we walked up to the wall and entered the Wilderness…

It's a horrid place.

It’s a horrid place.

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