Firemaking

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

 

 

 

 

Categories: Agility, Burthorpe, f2p, Firemaking, Fletching, Lumbridge, p2p, Woodcutting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Free cake, killing cows, and tackling the Grand Exchange.

I haven’t been seeing very many actual players on my journeys so I decided to try  new, more populated world. Usually if I’m just in the mood to work on my skills, I’ll stick to the less populated areas (Hint: the less people in a world, the faster/smoother your game will run) but today I feel like chattin’ it up with some strangers.

Before you press that play button, choose your world.

Before you press that play button, choose your world.

In World Select mode, you can see the first two worlds are in yellow. That means those are member worlds, whereas the white worlds are f2p. For the sake of population, I headed to World 3 with 1182 people logged in and active.

I spawned in Lumbridge because that was where I left off last time and I could immediately tell my game was running slow. Not only did it take a few seconds longer than usual to load but also when I would click somewhere so move, Potam wouldn’t respond right away. Ah well, this is the price I pay for making a few friends.

Lumbridge castle is the hang-out place so I headed over there. As soon as everything got caught up with itself, there were white dots (my fellow players) all across my mini map (the small map in the upper right-hand corner of the screen). I picked a small cluster and sat myself down in the middle of them.

13Shadow5 and Potam chilling in front of Lumbridge Castle.

13Shadow5 and Potam chilling in front of Lumbridge Castle.

I started asking questions and someone named The Real 13Shadow5 started answering. Apparently she had played for almost four years and this is her third character (currently at level 100). Her other characters were leveled at about 125 and 10. But why the multiple characters? Well, she just got bored. Makes sense, I guess.

I then migrated to a different part of the courtyard where I sat down and eavesdropped on their conversation. They had begun their conversation in English but now were speaking German. I don’t speak German so this was not an enticing eavesdropping conversation. Some people ran by and one called the other a “walking toilet” while a different group was discussing their skill levels. One man claimed he had a 99 runecrafting level. Someone else called him a n00b. These are the day to day RS conversations held between its players.

My cluster.

My cluster.

A guy named Ricky was explaining about how he wanted to be friends with his ex and if her boyfriend interfered, he’d burn his house down; I had to join in. I like to ask questions so eventually he was asking for dating advice and whatnot. Seriously, you can talk about anything with anybody in RS. I also had a brief argument with a gentleman about whether it was appropriate to use replace the word “boat” with “goat” in the saying “whatever floats your boat.” After that was over, some random guy wearing a Santa hat (these are incredibly rare) traded me a cake. (Hint: if you want free things, be a girl in RS. No reason.) 

Potam's new armor she got through the Squeal of Fortune.

Potam’s new armor she got through the Squeal of Fortune.

Some random person asked me to join their clan! I haven’t joined any clans yet so I agreed. Basically clan members get matching capes and can participate in clan wars. So yeah that was exciting! Our name was “Power of the Coman People.” I really hope our fearless leader, 27griffy, simply made a typo but when he changed our name to “Red Dragan” my condescending spelling obsessed side started to peep through. Woops? Maybe I’ll stay but only if I can correct the name…

I had a nice conversation with one of our clan mates named cya6ftunder about how he is only using this character until his other two are no longer muted. I asked him why and he explained how people started giving him crap and he went off on them pretty hard. Apparently his brother died and has a hard time with coping. However, my internet BS-meter went off when he described how his brother died twice on the ER table. Who knows if it’s true. I once ran into a guy who claimed his principle was shot by a student that day. Within three hours the story was all over CNN: a kid had shot the principal of his school and held the vice principal hostage. You never know who you can talk to over the internet or what you might find.

After an hour, I had officially two new friends on RS: Baron Stahlmesser and 27griffy. Go team!

I had to leave the game for a while to eat some dinner and when I came back I wanted to work on my skills. I had collected imp hides to make some really cool imp armor but my crafting level isn’t high enough. What did I do? I headed over to the cow pasture North East of Lumbridge. This is a great way to cover multiple skills in one action:

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Take that!

  1. You kill the cow. (Range/Defense/Health)
  2. Pick up the bones, hide, and raw meat.
  3. Bury the bones. (Prayer)
  4. Chop wood. (Woodcutting)
  5. Light the wood. (Firemaking)
  6. Cook the meat over the fire. (Cooking)
  7. Take the hide to a tanner.
  8. Craft the soft leather into something. (Crafting)
  9. Sell the items you just crafted at the Grand Exchange.
  10. Profit.

To make this go smoothly go to the tanner in Varrock, the city North of Lumbridge, then go straight North to the Grand Exchange or the bank.

I suppose I’ve mentioned the Grand Exchange one too many times without explaining what exactly it is. The Grand Exchange is essentially a place where you can buy and sell items to other players.

The Grand entrance.

The Grand entrance.

If you need something just type it into the search bar. If you’d like to check the prices or just see how the market is going, check out this website. If you’d like to sell your items for maximum profit, type in the name of that item in the site and watch the market. When the market is at its highest sell, sell, sell! Before you can begin these economic adventures you have to take a tour. I took the long tour so as the get a thorough idea of the place. There is an option to take the fast route if you don’t have any time to waste. Here is one quick tip: under the red and white cabanas there are four people behind the. Two are bankers and the other two are Grand Exchange people.

The man on the left is the banker and the woman on the right is the Grand Exchange employee.

The man on the left is the banker and the woman on the right is the Grand Exchange employee.

For some reason, this took me forever the first time around so I thought I’d give you guys a heads up. Also, if you’re in a more populated world, your computer may lag when you come here due to the mass amounts of people wanting to exchange goods.

Potam came here to sell some of her crafted goods. She had at least twenty pairs of leather gloves. When you sell these individually, you won’t make very much but selling in bulk will guarantee you quite a bit of gp (gold pieces, the currency of Runescape).

Categories: Cooking, Crafting, Defense, f2p, Firemaking, Lumbridge, p2p, Prayer, Range, Runecrafting, The Grand Exchange, Varrock, Woodcutting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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