Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Of High Explosives and Electricity

Much of my time previously was spent fishing. Sharks and all, bought a Blessed Spirit Shield to replace the old Dragon Square. Stats on the Spirit Shield are only marginally better but I'm using it as a stepping stone to the faraway Dragonfire Shield.

On a side note, while typing out this post, this happened:

Right afterwards, the patch after the Magic update occured. Odd.

Either way, I bought a Dragon Platebody to help with my goals.

The Champion's Challenge Goals.

3 down, a dozen champions and 10 scrolls to go.

Regards, Boombaye1

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Of Villomis

Those goals of pushing certain skills a few levels up into the next tiers?

Dropped 'em.

'stead, I put 3 days into Fishing and drawing. It's a new hobby and fishing + drawing fit together incredibly well. Picked up 83 Fishing today, so there's a consolation for dropping the others.

I also nabbed 70 Magic after a day of Soul Wars. I hate Magic.

I rather liked the rewards from the Ardougne Diary. JaGex is coming to their senses and giving useful rewards in their quests and diaries. I understand the need for balance between usefulness and access to an item but some rewards are just outrageously stupid.

Thankfully, those 3 days of Fishing nabbed me about 3.5 million. I love that green '10M'.

Poked around and found my total wealth to be 49.5 million. A few more sharks and a week of inflation will bump it up to 50. I'll take a save a screenie of it and wait for JaGex to kill 76king and give my money some value once more.

I'm also changing my name back. Red Vektor is kinda dumb.

Regards, Boombaye1

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Of Increasingly Random Post Titles

My 99 Attack was a long term goal. For the first 3 months, I'd take maybe 200k worth of time off to train per week. Things stirred up when some friend maxed out her melee and another got 99 Ranged and Fletching at the same time so I began pulling weight out of jealousy.

I have the attention span of a small rodent. I'll detail one of the best training areas for higher level melee in RuneScape, the disadvantages and advantages that come with it and how to do it successfully.

Soul Wars

I damn well nearly got my level 99 here. Before this, there were Pest Control products, but those are all but dead. Nowadays, we have Soul Wars products. Soul Wars is a minigame in which you trade your Zeal, the reward for experience, charms and pets.

The main advantage of Soul Wars is how little attention it takes. Perhaps half of your time will be spent in the waiting room. I was able to bring most of 95-99 Attack at Soul Wars. Soul Wars experience ranges from 60k and an hour to 75k an hour excluding experience gained from mass murder perpetrated in the minigame. For me, that may add up to 90k per hour at level 98 Attack with all the killings.

The experience reward changes as you level up, higher levels yield greater experience. From 90 onwards, Soul Wars is a prime method of training. 60k+ per hour with minimum attention is quite good. Anywhere below and there will usually be better places in which to train.

Soul Wars is best utilized at higher levels, unless you're looking for something new.

The main issue with Soul Wars is winning. I can safely say any permanently used world in which Soul Wars is played has all game fixed to win for a specific team. This team is usually a team of level 120+ players who reside in their clan chat. During lategame, a caller, usually the current leader calls out the next team to join. Join the team with the high levels.

They have developed tactics to counter this. Unless the game has just started, you must pay full attention to the waiting room. I'll take the W2lostsouls clan as an example for now. They reside in World 2, almost all games fought against them are lost. The requirements for joining are 125+ combat and 70+ Slayer. Fairly steep.

The main counters used are the rushes. If you're not paying attention, the entire clan may rush at the last minute and charge at the other team, leaving anyone not focused on the losing team. Fake rushes are oft launched, too. All clan members traditionally stand at the far back of the waiting room. When a fake rush is launched, the clan charges toward the door, this drives some people to think it's a real rush and leave the team and run toward the other.

The clan does not exit, sometimes, one or two members will be sent to run at the other waiting room too give the impression that high levels are making a rush. If someone leaves the room, their priority for the game is destroyed and they stand little to know chance of entering a game. If they wind up at the other team, they will be driven to the losing team.

In other cases, the clan may simply form a death dot at the bank and wait at the bank for the game to start, this happens rarely and is easy to spot. Right click in front of the bank chest to search for high levels. Another factor is chaos. Most people who play Soul Wars are savvy enough to join the team with the most as this is where the clan and, presumably, the winning team lies.

If many people are running back and forth and you don't see too many 120+ in the rooms, check the bank. Should something like this occur, wait for the game to start. The clan usually picks the losing team at the start of the game and turns it over.

If the clan pulls off a convincing rush, it's best to watch who's leaving. Sometimes, clan members may send up to 8 members to run to the other team at the time, if executed well, it gives the impression that only one player has left. The pile in front of the door is usually too large in which to find anybody but poke there, too.

Whatever you do, park yourself with the clan. Clan chats are usually open and if you poke around for a few seconds, just follow the purple dots. Be sure to get in and out, you will be kicked if someone sees. Also, when entering a clan chat, do it in front of the door on the side of the waiting room, the large pile makes it harder to locate you.

Once the game starts, you can relax. Players who leave the game are not allowed to rejoin the current game. Stay in the waiting room at all costs. You can expect to join within the first 13 minutes of the game and once you're in, proceed to do as you please and let the big guys do the heavy work.

Rewards from Soul Wars are plentiful and at levels 90+, great for any of the skills available. Hitpoints, Prayer and Magic in particularly good here, you can train Hitpoints at a similar rate to Attack or Strength at high levels with 60k+ per hour. Soul Wars makes Prayer cheap and Magic less tedious.

The main advantage is how little work you need to do. Bring all of your best gear, Barrows is recommended as you may only lose 25% of the status per day at most. You can freeload, though it is discouraged. The activity bar in Soul Wars must stay full and the best way is to heal teammates, each bandage refills half of the bar and this is what most freeloader do. Dying also refills half or more and combat in general provides a steady rise to the bar.

Your main goal in the game is to keep the activity bar filled, once it runs out, you risk getting booted from the game.

Building up zeal is a good idea for the more patient as cashing in 100 zeal gives you 110 zeal worth in experience.

Most importantly, have something else to do while waiting. Reading or listening to music is going to keep the boredom off.

On the other end, I've set a goal to bring all skills at 67+, 77+ and 87+ at least 3 levels. I've already bumped Ranged to 80. Fletching, Firemaking, Magic and Woodcutting are on the way. I have the wallet needed to pull this off quickly enough.

Regards, Boombaye1

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Of the Titanic Roulette

Tiz said he liked the song.

After getting 99 Attack, I wound up in the same predicament I was in before I took up the Attack goal seriously: I had no goals. In 2 days, I've spent 3 hours logged onto the game but not doing anything. 3 hours is worth a Hitpoints and Ranged level or over 500k in sharks.

I'm testing out 99 Fletching. I never took the skill seriously before, but now it calls out. It's an apparently easy level 99 with no real work. I did a bit of number crunching. According to the guides, the recommended method was to cut and string yew longbows followed by selling them. I poked around and noted that I'd lose close to 700k from 77-99. That scrapped the whole cut and string method.

I looked into stringing them alone. This bought in a profit and was slightly better than cutting alone or cutting and stringing. This is my method. I may move on to Magic Longbows later on.

I want trim for my cape. The main problem with stringing bows is that it's quick. 12 seconds per bow. I need to constantly pay attention for maximum efficiency. The other solution is to cut unstrung bows with a Sacred Clay knife and use them as junk to loan out my Godsword to people. It worked but people will only take so much at a time.

I did look into other skills for a 99. Something non combat and not expensive. The list was narrowed down to Thieving, Fletching, Fishing and Firemaking.

I could afford Firemaking. But it was too boring and clicky for my tastes. Experience is good, even at Maple logs. The cape had a nice emote to go with it, to boot.

Fletching didn't strike me as likeable. I only used it in passing as a tool to relax. Experience is fast and it turned a profit. It was just too annoying to bank constantly.

Fishing is a rather slow option and is boring but gives me a change to read or study. It was also pure profit and processes were simple with little banking.

Thieving wasn't all that profitable with Pyramid plunder in mind. Experience was easy and things were too clicky.

This cut it down to Fishing and Fletching. Fishing is my source of money and I'd prefer not to hate the skill too much. Fletching was an easy one, judging by how common it was.

I just also finished my test run. It wasn't too bad. If I set a quota of 1.5k - 2k bows per day, I might have it in a couple of months. Somehow, I was able to buy the unstrung bows and bow strings at minimum price. I can understand the bows but not the strings. Oh well.

The bows sell fairly quickly on the Exchange, most often within 10 minutes. This may actually work out for me.

What better way to get rid of the stress from one level 99 than with another level 99?

Regards, Boombaye1

Friday, October 2, 2009

Of Red Vektor

I changed mah name to Red Vektor. I like the word Vektor and red is the colour of my pet, my outfit, my cape and now, my name.

The colour of my cape.


Not white.

Not black.


99 Attack came in today. The original plan was to get it via lamp from the Fremennik Diary. I picked up the lamp last night, knowing it couldn't be banked. I'd rather keep it in the inventory until the level came, 250k experience later. Turns out, you can't bring non-combat items into Soul Wars. Burned the lamp and added the experience to Attack.

The cape completes my skilling outfit. I think that's enough level 99 for now. Strength is next on the list, possibly Cooking or Fletching. I did forget to turn on Runescape HD's fullscreen for my level, too.

Ah, well.

I maxed out a skill. A combat skill, fourth most common skill. It's not bad. It's a good day. Got 120 Combat, 1675 total and 99 Attack in one go.

Later, at Tears of Guthix, the 129 tears bought in 55 Herblore.

I should be happier. Just that school starts on Monday. My internet died and I should have gotten the level yesterday. I'm actually one day behind schedule. It was fun getting it but taxing.

Got some tips for someone working on a 99 skill.

1. One level at a time, don't set your objectives from 70-99. It doesn't look good.

2. If you want to, reset your objective halfway through a longer level, once reset, it takes less experience for the bar to move forward. The point is to give the illusion that it's going quickly.

3. Remind yourself of what you want. The cape, the emote, the achievement. There's a light at the end of that tunnel.

4. Have people cheering you on. Friends and such. Notify then of any level ups. Their congratulations may spur you on.

5. Take regular breaks. Try to avoid stopping entirely, but if you feel like quitting, spend some time off and do something fun.

6. Set a quota for experience per day and strive to meet it. Go over your quota if you feel like it, but it's good to tell yourself you're done for the day and can relax.

Regards, Boombaye1

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Of Moonraking

I got level 96 Attack.

And 97.


I want more. 422k till 98 As of this typing.

I train at Giant Spiders in the Stronghold with a bunyip. I train at the Armoured Zombies with a bunyip, super set and Piety. I train at Soul Wars when possible for the opportunity to get 63k experience per hour and some nice mass murder.

Good stuff. These methods are very similar. I hate them all.

Soul Wars forces me to wait in a waiting room, lest my priority to enter a game gets destroyed. Zombies make 220k+ cash per hour, on average but takes loads of attention and spiders are annoying. They hit me on occasion.

Stupid 99 Attack.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Of Timing the Run

The new Development Diary. Now in condensed form.

Let's get some facts in.

1. No level 90+ Slayer Monsters this year.
2. There's gonna be a rebalancing of the Triangle. Large amounts of time invested. Possibly stretching through next year.
3. JaGex is looking to expand on dragon colour variants.
4. There's a greater probability of Magic Armour reducing damage than offering bulky defence.
5. The level 80+ Armour and Weapon sets are released after the rebalancing.
6. Sailing skill is just a rumor. Get over it.
7. No Farming in Stealing Creation.
8. Pets are gonna remain as they are, providing very few benefits.
9. High level dungeon, vibrant bosses and possibly great rewards planned.
10. No plans of allowing runes to be retrieved after minigame combat.
11. Level 80+ Requirements for next Grandmaster quest.
12. Achievement diary set with set bonus.
13. Too early to tell when combat triangle will be rebalanced.
14. Slayer update with a small but nice item.
15. New entries for major quest storylines in foreseeable future, therefore; within 6 months.
16. Duel Tournaments, Gnomeball and Barbarian Assault updates have not been forgotten.
17. Sliske in quest possibly in near future.
18. Skill updates through next year.
19. More focus on higher levels.
20. Plans for future landmasses exist. Only in concepts. Probably available by 2010.
21. Balance between Pking and skilling is being achieved.
22. More high level items that require actual skill rather than money.
23. Skills with little to no uses at higher levels to be upgraded first.
24. No more Grand Exchanges.
25. No skillcapes for free players. Ever. Get over it.
26. Idea of replaying quests without reward is in mind.
26. That tab will be revealed by September.
27. Plans for truffles were canceled.
28. Bug fixes in construction 'fore new content.
29. Large, high level dungeons with a team mechanic planned.
30. Indicating banned friends and friends with chats open to you is planned.
31. Major rewrite of the hiscores.
32. No mounts in the foreseeable future.
33. New woods are planned. Not redwood and cherry.
34. No current focus on a Bandos Helmet.
35. Dragon Warhammer will be released at some point later on.
36. Updating more useless skills like Mining and Smithing.
36. No plans to add a full refund for minigame rewards.
37. Prifddinas is massively huge. Expect with a Grandmaster quest.
38. No re-releasing holiday items.
39. There will be an option to have member's items seperate from Free-play items. Possibly a seperate storage box.
40. Maximum experience and level cap unlikely to rise. Too many gaps already.

So, I'mma try and set up a timeline.

1. Within the next three weeks: a small Slayer update, useful, apparently. 14-31 September. The new tab is to be revealed by September.

2. That kudos island isn't gonna be around for a while, probably next year.

3. Elemental Workshop quest, sometime next year.

4. A new quest, available to free players and members alike, by 2010. The word 'hopefully' was used, so I'd peg the time of release at around this time next year.

5. Possible plans to improve drops for older bosses.

6. Bloom and particle effects for magic spells in prototybe phase. I figure about November before they're released.

7. Updates are planned for Mining and Smithing with possibility of dragon armour smithing. Methinks we'll have it in late 2010.

8. The end-game, team based dungeons with really big hitpoint counts and rewards, alongside level 80+ armour and weapons could be released at the same time. A Dragon Crossbow is in the works. All of this may appear in a God Wars Dungeon scale update after the triangle rebalance.

9. New newbie tutorial quest launching very soon. I'd shoot for an October-November release date.

10. Perhaps new holiday event, small ones for the regions of the planet. Expect around the holidays. Duh.

There. The really big Diary in 40 simple facts and 10 speculated release dates.

I got 95 Attack and 89 Hitpoints. Within 48 hours. I'm a Soul Wars product now. So shameful.

I love the new Hand Cannon, it appears perfectly balanced and all. Slow, hard hitting and accurate with a chance of epic failure. I don't care about historical accuracy. Runescape happens in its own time period, the first real life hand cannons appeared around 1200 AD. That is, at the same time the knights were around. Swordsmen, pikemen and hand gunners fought alongside.

The balancing and all makes sense. A valuable player killing weapon.

Regards, Boombaye1

Friday, August 21, 2009

Of Armoured Superiority

Soul Wars is spearheading my way to 70 Summoning. I want those birds. Also, viva la Bork. 41 Gold Charms per 4 zeal at my level is pretty damned good.

Visited a friend's 99 Ranged and Fletching party.

Ran into a level 24 at Soul Wars who just got 95 Hitpoints.

Also dropped off the fully grown squirrel in the menagerie. I wish you could build 2 menageries.

Got 69 Summoning.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Of Bad Blue Lightning

That set if Lord Marshal came in last Monday. Today's Mobilising Armies update allowed me to sell all of my previous rewards, get my Warrior's Ring enchanted and buy the best Quest Kit out there.

The Menagerie update also gave me an incentive to close off the 3 levels of Summoning I had left and get all the God birds. Once you add a pet to your house, it automatically begins wandering around your house. I'd love to see that happen, I'm raising another squirrel. Pity I set the first one free.

Also, while cutting Teak logs for the menagerie, I somehow got two bird's nests in one inventory. Nice.

Regards, Boombaye1

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Of Feeding Thineself

I still don't see why people don't use a crystal bow. Is it because of the recharge?

The damned weapon has greater damage than Rune Arrows no matter the charge, it has range longer than anything else. It's also 4 times faster than the Dark Bow. Fully charged, it beats out the Dark Bow and Rune Crossbow. Only at 2/10 does the Magic Shortbow with Rune Arrows match up to it.

I like to think most people are simply afraid of the initial recharging costs to get it. So was I until I tested it out. The experience from it isn't cheap. Only slightly cheaper than rune arrows. Fortuitously, the bow came along just as I was planning a trip to the Fight Caves.

The last time I attempted it, I had 68 Ranged and hoped I could get it. 70 Ranged passed and went. Now a friend of mine with significantly lower stats got it right so I'll see if I can pull it off via the Power of Jealousy.

I figured if I went all Ranged with a Crystal Bow and Rune Crossbow, I might make it to beat up that pile of rock at the end.

I've also taken to lending my Godsword to people. 30k per hour. It's probably the cheapest out there. I need more junk.

Thought for the day:

The good excel. The great excel even in death.

Regards, Boombaye1

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Of Mizzling the Drizzling

It's boring what with school back.

I procrastinated my way through a science project so this frees up time for RuneScape once more. I'm starting to de-stress.

My 99% on a recent Economics test, 92% on Math and 5% on an Afrikaans have improved my spirits.

The last really is bad.

I'm playing Mobilising Armies. Join "Fast Ma"'s clan chat for...fast Mobilising Armies games. You can get 5 ranks in 20 mintues if things go well. I figure I can get my War Chief's outfit by Saturday.'

Regards, Boombaye1

Friday, July 17, 2009

Of xTreme Improv

I've run some tests with Irene. The Godsword cost me 20.1 million, it might as well be versatile.

Test 1: Cutting small things.

I started off with a watermelon, diamond, pineapple, orange and cabbage. My theory is that the Bandos Godsword's special attack should be able to effortlessly tear through these ingredients for my stew. The diamond ? Oh, sliced diamond adds texture to any meal.

I dug up some interesting uses for the Godsword.

So I made the cut. I needed a target before using my special attack so a nearby spider kindly err...volunteered.

Quite fun, once done, I brushed the spider's smoking carcass away and examined the results of my experiment and whether I would be required to order takeout tonight.


Orange - Sliced and diced, devoid of dangerous contaminants. Success!
Watermelon - Neatly carved into 3 equal parts. Success!
Pineapple - Diced, not what I was hoping for. Failure.
Diamond - Turned to flour. At least it looks like flour. Don't breathe this. Failure.
Cabbage - What cabbage?

Fruit salad at best.

Test 2: Slightly larger and smellier things.

The remains of my previous experiment were only enough for a fruit salad so I needed some actual food.

Sushi time.

I took the liberty of preparing a shark, tuna and swordfish for diner. Gutted them and all that. My theory is that the shockwaves from Godsword Special Attack + Piety would neatly slice up these fish.

The spider's wife kindly volunteered for the next test.

I examined ground zero and found nothing.


Shark - Vanished
Swordfish - Vanished
Tuna - Vanished

Utter failure. I also cracked some tiles. At least the spider family doesn't have to cremate the family member this time.

Test 3: Hot beverages.

I dig mah tea, yo! As a player originating from a country which has had some British influence over the past 100 years, I am required by law to enjoy tea.

I got some water, and planned to boil it with my Godsword. The tea leaves are just there for a size reference.

Some nearby goon assaulted and murdered my test subject, a nephew. So I got the uncle over here. *shwing*

Inconcievable! The massive heat and pressure has warped the carbon structure of the bucket into a bowl! Oh, and the water was boiled.



In conclusion, the abilities of the Godsword are endless. Warping things, making things vanish, cool effects and making tea. It's a warrior's dream!

I'm gonna have to order pizza. Fruit salad and tea are not enough to satisfy my hunger.

Mebbe I should try slicing pizza with my Godsword!

Regards, Boombaye1

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Of Godswords and Their Strengths

I've finally been drawn into this Godsword craze. I can see why it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Allow me to elaborate.

It's great for cutting zombies.

It's great for cutting moles.

It's great for trimming weeds and spiders AT THE SAME TIME!

It has all the attack styles so you can cut in different ways !

This sword is really good at cutting things ! And life in general. If the cows complain about their status, begin cutting ! If General Graardor gives you a funny look, make his knees regret the day they were born ! If you need to perform a tonsillectomy, use the Armadyl Godsword special !


Regards, Boombaye1

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Of a Triumph

I'd like to dedicate this poem to Irene, my sweet, my love, my Godsword.

You changed my world with a blink of an eye
That is something that I cannot deny
You put my soul from worst to best
That is why I treasure you my dearest Irene.

You just don't know what you have done for me
You even pushed me to the best that I can be
You really are an angel sent from above
To take care of me and shower with love.

The market crashed and all that and I gave in and bought the sword weeks before it hit it's all time low. I coulda gotten it for a few million less but I caved. Her luscious curves, her gleaming spirit and her awesome destructive power called to me.

So yeah. I need mebbe 4 million 'til I can get my Whip, Amulet of Fury and Dragon Sq shield back. But the drop in prices will do well to aid this.

Check the chatbox.

Fun fact: If I had 99 Strength, all possible Strength boosts barring a Salve Amulet or Black Mask, I have just enough of a maximum hit with an Armadyl Godsword special attack to kill myself in one hit.

Regards, Boombaye1

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Of Samus' Reserves

They hype from Mobilsing Armies has died down enough for me to enjoy a game on a Mobilising Armies world, I got my Serjeant rank and now I need the Commander's clothes 'fore I stop and get back to the usual.

Also, Mod Nexus stopped by at Mobilising Armies after the update and said something about a solution to the 26k trick.

Regards, Boombaye1

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Of the Piranha Gambit

I had an argument with myself today and we had to end our friendship.

Check the picture for details*.

Regards, Boombaye1

*Details may not be pretty

Of the Things that Don't Grow on Trees

I love this minigame ! It's awesome ! I'm awesome !

The Notes function is real nice, I loves it.

Also, I got a buncha levels and got rich, too ! 13 million coins. If I don't get a Visage drop, I'm buying the damned shield.

And that song Waiting for Battle in Mobilising Armies is epic.

Too bad when I put that song on a loop, it stops playing for 5 minutes and then randomly starts again.

Regards, Boombaye1

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Of the Sounds of RuneScape

I always play with sound on in the game though I frequent areas of the game with generic music. As I type this, I'm looking through the list of tracks and playing the ones that sound interesting.

I found that the vast majority of tracks suit a certain mindset. These hundreds of tracks are rarely listened to by us, most are supremely well composed. We players are a fickle bunch, we don't truly care about the hours of work the audio teams at JaGex put into their songs and move on with our own choices, I acknowledge that we should listen to what we want to but there exist 599 tracks for a reason.

Many of these tracks are only ever used once, during some obscure quest or in the far north-east corner of the Wilderness. If only JaGex would update their tracks and add some sort of playlist options, a list of favourites and such. There is an empty space for button on the bottom left in smallscreen mode, might as well fill it up.

I'm also posting my favourite tracks.

Fruits de Mer
Scape Summon
Dogs of War
The Mentor
Corporal Punishment

Regards, Boombaye1

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Of Literary Abandonment

Sweet mama Peru ! According to this Developer Log, posted on 26th of June, Mobilising Armies will be with us in a few weeks.

Only 7 months overdue.

I've been anticipating this moment for months. My computer's cooling went wonky and had to replace a fan.

I also love Fishing, made over 2 million off sharks so far. It's far more soothing than Woodcutting.

In other news, I can hit 10 million coins within an hour. Fishing and all that.

Also, the Dragon Longsword kicks the Dragon Scimitar's ass. When on Aggressive mode, I hit just as hard as a whip, it's special kicks in 4 times per bar, hits often and harder. All of it's stats are superior to a Scimitar of the same and includes an option to stab.

Also, the Longsword is cheaper. 50% so.

It's just a little slow.

Regards, Boombaye1

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Of Canis Latinicus

Win. I envy Tim's place for that reason.

I've had a sudden impulse to work on non-combat skills after the hours spent picking up 92 Attack. Out came the knife. I'm not far from 1 million experience in Fletching so I've taken up the knife and 5000 maple logs to get 75 Fletching.

After this, I'll have 75 Fletching and a stack of 5000 untrung maple longbows in my bank. They're worth about 730k all but nobody buys them. I'll ship them into the general store, should make a profit anyway.

Looked up the price on Wikia. I'll make a loss selling them to the store. Should I opt to sell these things to a general store, I'll lose an incomprehensibly large sum of 38k. 0_o

I also got 76 Fishing today and begun harassing sharks. Turns out, they're better money than Woodcutting Magic trees, even at level 76 against 88. The sharks don't make annoying choppy noises, I don't have to fight over their respawns and I don't need to world hop to find an empty world.

Caught 500 sharks. Sold them. I should get 80 Cooking and a set of Cooking Gauntlets to supply myself with big fish.

Also, I appear to be too lazy to close a 4.5k gap to 67 Magic.

No, I don't use Magic, why did you ask ?

Regards, Boombaye1

Friday, June 26, 2009

Of Kuudere

So, I was visiting a Bounty World out of desire to unlock a music track when I went passed the ditch to build some potential and renew my memberships.

15 minutes later, this guy jumps me outta nowhere and starts attacking and harassing me so I head back to the bank, take out a dagger and some food.

Walk out, DDS the poor sod to hell and pick up the loot.

Turns out the guy I mauled with my gigantic 6% Earning Potential was my bounty target.


I was also assaulted by a unicorn in Stealing Creation and got 92 Attack.

Rather unfortunate business with Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. Hard to realize so many familiar songs were by this one man. All these songs I grew up alongside. Worse still, how Farrah's death was hardly noticed. My thoughts go out to these people's families for this ordeal.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Of Sactioned Resplendence

No, I have no idea what the title means.

Whether such a title exists at all is debatable.

I've settled into my new computer, a beast of a machine. 9800GT, 2 Gigs of RAM and all that jazz. I was hoping for 4 gigs but that would mean the loss of Windows XP.

Unfortunately, I use this hulking monstrosity to play Runescape. The damned rig puts Fallout 3 at maximum detail with no noticeable slowdown and I use it to play RuneScape. This is the epitome of wasteful and awesome.

Internet is still capped.

I've stepped up training at Armoured Zombies with a Sacred Clay helm. Too bad the helmet seems to run out of charges within 50k experience. What's the damned thing made of ? Clay ?

Also, Barrows. It's awesome, I picked up 1.5 million at the cost of approximately 42k. Mostly paying for the first run's supplies. That's in one day*.

While typing that last sentence, I picked up a Champion Scroll from the zombies.


My first scroll was a demon. I went in with fire blasts and died. End of story.

In more interesting news, my membership is being canceled in 3 days.

In other interesting news, someone told my mother she could cancel my membership.

Regards, Boombaye1

*Dates, names, places and amounts subject to chan-wait, I lost the citation, where is it ?!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Of Percussive Maintenance

I would like to formally declare Piscatoris the centre of not child safe weirdness.

In Piscatoris, pantless guys mocks you.

I'm pulling RuneScape back to the top of my priorities. Galaxy Online is a boring, waiting game. Like Travian or Ikariam in space.

Pirate Galaxy has a grind arguably worse than RuneScape. Level 10 can take a good 4 hours, if you're lucky. Exteel is just way too laggy for a third person shooter.

A close friend who dropped out for a good year came back, some guy broke into his account and got rid of his Tassets and Saradomin Sword. He's back around now.

That is all.

Regards, Boombaye1

Friday, March 27, 2009

Of The Lost Monarch

I haven't been playing Runescape much since 2 weeks after my last post. Other games got in the way, Fallout 3. Battlefield 2. Galaxy Online. Exteel. Last Chaos.

Each vying for a place in my limited schedule.

I still log onto Runescape once or twice a day.

In the two weeks that I did actually play, I gained 72 Fletching and...something else.

Stuff I achieved since the last post which I may soon regret: So much.

Regards, Boombaye1

Monday, February 2, 2009

Of mah lazur

I'd also like to take this opportunity to showcase my 1337 pr1ntscr33n 5k1llz.

No, I don't care if someone else simply took your name and did this for fun, it's hilarious and if my readers are as dumb as I hope they are, they'll believe it's you.


Meh, my new school is made of pure win, it's no school. It's a park, 70 well-behaved students coupled with friendly students and 3 kids who play Runescape, it's a dream come true.

Little made it's way to Boombaye, though.

I relish the coming update, some good fun is innit for me. This Soul thing is interesting. More so than Jiant Slayar Monstars. Yay for combat. Now, yay even more for Mobilising Armies.

Stuff I achieved since the last post which I may soon regret: 64 Prayer and something else...

PS: I didn't post that just to make him look bad, that'd be silly willy.

Regards, Boombaye.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Of Planetary Collisions

I'm hanging out at the Black Dragons with my mind resting on the thought of hunting down Iron and Steel dragons for the Visage. I've got the Saradomin Sword, let's kick it up a notch.

My 99 Attack goal stagnated when I decided to bring down those dragons once more but rest assured, it will come along after 85 Strength shows up.

The fact is, I stopped Visage Hunting at the Iron Dragons due to poor luck, I'm heading back there soon with better stats and more patience this time around. It appears that with a deeper understanding of game mechanics, I can get anything here done. I know much but understand very little. As such, I'm going to put more into this. I have a fine stockpile of cash with which to pull this off. The only problem is choosing a weapon. No whip. Dragon Battleaxe or Dragon Mace.

In other news, I'm unfortunately being transferred to another school. Big shot private school. Do not want.

Stuff I achieved since the last post which I may soon regret: 90 Attack, Lunar Diplomacy, 49 Herblore, 49 Farming after Tears if Guthix.

Regards, Boombaye1

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Of Helios

I just read through my first posts and noticed my first hiscores picture. Here's another one that's more current.

I've looked at the changes over the past year, and I'm suitably impressed. No less than 300 levels in the year, even with a 8 month long hiatus of minimum playtime. Many skill have had their levels doubled over time. You can see Woodcutting taking it's place as a source of income.

Disappointingly, Strength has only ever seen 3 levels in a year. Elegant proof of how much I hate that skill. The most progress stands in non-combat skills. I don't know where or when Runecrafting ever leveled up. Smithing, the skill that started as my favourite which has lost that mantle to Attack, never really made progress. I should take time off to Smith. Prayer would see far more progress if it was cheaper. With approximately 4.3 million coins till 70 Prayer, it's not looking good. Most of my Woodcutting experience over these years has come from Magic Trees and Yew trees, so the money compensates for the few levels.

Even now, I still bow down to the task of money, I had my first Black Mask drop after about hlaf an inventory of monkfish but that could just be the luck.

My only real goals in mind for now are first 90 Attack, then 85 Strength, followed by a one-way trip to 99 Attack. I'm nearing the halfway point. Bandits have unfortunately made themselves a viable choice for experience though the cost of food is phenomenal.

I'm moving towards a Herblore level. And with only 5 songs until the Air Guitar, it's going to be a priority over these next few days. I'll pull off Spirit of Summer tomorrow and then if I could force my Hunter over the 51 mark, I could do Defender of Varrock and finally get the Air Guitar.

Regards, Boombaye1

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Of Seeteufel

Well, after a good 30 days of work, toil and a little crying, I've cobbled together enough for the Saradomin Sword. At the cost of my Whip and a certain Dragon Square.

I've found it to be a good all round weapon in general and it matches well with the skilling outfit.

I signed up with a new 100+ clan by the name of Glory of Saradomin. Great bunch of high rollers. Hell, their entire clan has an activity system, be active in the clan, events are held daily, less activity, greater chance of getting the gem-toed boot.

In a word, I had some great fun with them.

I named my Saradomin Sword Kardiac. A KO with that thing is called Kardiac Arrest. Geddit ?

Special thanks to the penguin spies and the level 60 Summoning they gave me. I named my new pet squirrel Nightbringer.

Stuff I achieved since the last post which I may soon regret: Saradomin Sword, 89 Attack, 60 Construction, 60 Summoning, 60 Crafting, 58 Slayer, 74 Range along with 1 million Cooking and Fishing Experience.

Regards, Boombaye1.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Of a Minor Setback

I was woodcutting earlier, on a PvP world.

Wearing most of the best stuff I owned, including and not limited to Guthan's Body and Skirt, Abyssal Whip, Dragon Square Shield and a pair of Dragon Boots.

Hilarity ensued.

Long story short, I'll never look at PvP world the same way ever again.

So, my mildly impressive 5.7 million was abruptly cut back to 4 million.

Yet in all this, I learned something. That my last 20 or say days with membership went rather well. I amassed the largest amount of money I had ever seen in my own bank. And most of all, I realize that having a good 2 million or so would be a good thing. With only mild cursing and a few less than savoury gestures, I merely bought back all I had lost.

Either way, I also tapped into a near untapped source of great money.


The ranged experience is phenomenal and the money even more so, with only 2 hours camped out there, I raked in a spectacular 500k in cash. So, I've brought it into consideration as a primary source of money. It's for more dangerous but just as profitable.

And now I'm brought back to wondering: Dragon Platebody and Platelegs or a Saradomin Sword.

I can afford the repairs for my Guthan's but the idea of armour that doesn't need constant management is very tempting. I'll hold out for the Sword right now, the rest comes later.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Of Bucklers

I buckled and lost.

I did capture this poignant scene before going down.

It took every nerve I had not to report the clown and once I realized I didn't report him, I also realized that I had willingly not done the right thing out of fear of retribution once more. Hence, I resigned and will now move on on my own. I will not hunker down to peer pressure once more and will carry on as I please. At many points, in real life and otherwise have I been pulled between what is right and what is socially acceptable. In real life, Right always prevailed and I should care to let Boombaye1 follow this example.

Oh, and to Sam: Use private chat, you got lucky.

Blargh, on the bright side, I hit my first 3.7 million. Somehow, I may have picked up some twisted responsibility and have learned to save my money. So, I may now be able to soldier towards that Saradomin Sword. In a word, I'm also pulled between Saradomin Sword and Dragonfire Shield. The Sword will give me a capacity to finally pull some Strength out but the Dragon Longsword is just as useful for said puporse. A Dragon hatchet is just as tempting.

The censor update isn't something I'm incredibly happy about. Being a teenager myself, I've tossed a few profanities at the twelvth graders on my first day of high school. It's all about context. Yelling out "Suck my ass, noob!" in a conference room is not a very charitable thing to do. There are times and places for cussin'. Runescape is not high on my list of good places to do so.

I find that exposure to swearing may prompt someone to do the same, it's not so much the fact that 9 year-olds don't know the word than they fear punishment for use of the word. Once others catch on, thery realize they may get off clean free with this and carry on to worse things.

After a run-in with Sandwich Lady at the trees, I realized that probably a year ago, I did an experiment which consisted of leaving a baguette in my bank for a month and then examining it afterwards. It's examine info still included the word 'fresh' even after one month made so little sense.

Though leaving my cat in there for 9 months without any attention may be just as baffling.

There is something wrong with this picture. The only hint I'll give you is that I'm the one wearing Guthan's, Whip and Dragon Square.

Stuff I achieved since the last post which I may soon regret: 83 Strength, 80 Defence, 57 Slayer, 73 Ranged, largest amount of money ever seen in my bank account.