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Post by Nergal on Jan 7, 2019 18:55:56 GMT -7

Starting this a week late, RIP. Have been playing more OSRS than RS3 thus far this year though.

2018 Recap of Goals I had for last year:
Max Cape - The major goal Complete!


PVM Gear (I still really want to get into some more bossing.) Got a few pieces of ports armor, and the Mining Smithing rework has me covered for melee starting today anyway.

Nox Scythe - Augmented Dragon Rider Lance has been serving me quite well for now.

Nox Bow
- Picked up Decimation, which I love, though I still want the aforementioned Nox Weapons someday.


Ports Armor Set
- Pieces


Sunshine and Death's Swiftness Abilities
- CHECK
Devotion
-CHECK
Sacrifice
 -CHECK
Nihils
 -CHECK
Dreadnips
- Ooof (was working on it though, getting closer)
Sunspear
 -CHECK


The Achievment Diaries
- Most of them done now, should be done with these this year.


Quest Cape (I miss my quest cape, not in a huge rush to get it back though.)



Comp Cape Tasks and Misc Goals (If I get some of these done, sweet but not really rushing them.):

Flash Powder Factory Outfit (free potion doses)
- Hahah, nope not yet
Livid Farm Spells
- NOPE
Bones to Peaches Spell
 -CHECK
Soul Altar
- NOPE (although I have the Menaphos Reputation needed)
Reaper Title
- HAHAH, nope!
Runespan Prestige
- One tier left, around 80 hours up there though, yikes.
Yaktwee Stick
- Nope
Arc Miniquests
- Some
Elven Titles
- Most (2 left I think)
Memoriam Crystals
- Prif ones, not Freneske
Rush of Blood
- Practice mode so far
Aquarium Prawn Perks -CHECK



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Post by Nergal on Jan 7, 2019 19:24:10 GMT -7

Woke up, logged in to do Dungeoneering Daily, discovered Mining and Smithing rework is live, PANIC.

The Mining and Smithing rework is something which I have been anticipating for a long time, years now but better late than never I suppose.
I had a bunch of alchables on one of my alt accounts and I might have been screwed by salvage BUT I don't want to look into that right now. Replaced my Dragon Pickax with an Elder Rune Pickax, cost under a million gold which seems silly since the Dragon Pick was around 13m when I added it to my toolbelt but no complaints since I can build my own T90 and T92 armors now.

I've upgraded my Elder Rune Pickax to +2 already with ores I collected since the rework went live.
I built an ore box and upgraded through each tier from scratch up to elder rune and learned where to find the new mining nodes.

I have 0 confidence in prices of any ores or bars right now, I'm sure I could have turned a quick profit earlier in the day but I decided to just casually work towards my own set of Elder Rune +5 armor so that I can work towards the T92 Masterwork armor.
I have collected all of the Rune Bars which I need to turn into Elder Rune however I still need 129 more Dark Animica and 184 more Light Animica ores to make the Elder Rune bars which I need.

I could easily get those ores tonight but I'm taking a break to complete the "Everything is Oresome" achievement and increase the capacity of my ore box.

Assuming speeds of mining don't get nerfed overnight, I should have the full Elder Rune +5 outfit tomorrow, probably while enjoying my morning tea.



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Post by lanbo on Jan 7, 2019 22:37:18 GMT -7

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Assuming speeds of mining don't get nerfed overnight, I should have the full Elder Rune +5 outfit tomorrow, probably while enjoying my morning tea.
Speeds seem insane; this AFK XP is outta control. I'm really hoping it doesn't get nerfed.

I don't think you'll get screwed for the rune equipment you kept; salvage should be fine. I think people who kept adamant/rune ores/bars are the ones who lost the most (incl. me). I'm not upset since I'll be using the rune ores and bars anyway for elder rune. 

Looking forward to another year For Nergress!
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Post by Nergal on Jan 8, 2019 8:34:43 GMT -7

At 9:40 AM I finished mining the last Animica I needed for Elder Rune + 5 armor set.
9:45 - Bought my Auto Heater and went to do my daily Dungeon.
10AM - Deposited the last of my ores into ore bank, started Smelting bars.
10:03 - Elder Rune Bars made, Tea is steeping.
10:06 - Base Elder Rune Helm made; sadly I think I miscalculated and am some Elder Bars short of +5 set, oh well, suppose I have a bit more mining to do.
10:10 - Base Elder Rune Platelegs made.
10:12 - Base Boots made.
10:14 - Base Gauntles made.
10:19 - Base Platebody made. Finally have a set of T90 armor, kek.

10:24 - Platebody +1
10:31 - Platebody +2

Time to go eat.



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Post by Nergal on Jan 8, 2019 22:29:52 GMT -7

Overall, I quite enjoy what Jagex has done with Mining and Smithing in terms of how the skills feel while training.
Mining feels pretty good now, and smithing feels like smithing; the experience while smithing hasn't been too incredible IMO however I'm not in it for experience I'm in it for STUFF, going to need to test new smithing for experience on an alt account or something.

GE prices of everything is so wild right now, I haven't attempted to get in on these markets yet because I honestly need the stuff for myself and am enjoying the mining enough to not mind gathering right now.
My account has tier 90 Melee Tank Armor for the first time, although I still need to try the new armor out, and I'm well on my way to having power armor too. Jagex just threw a huge wrench into the economy and I'm curious to see how this plays out as the dust settles, definitely a good update for Ironman Accounts though.



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Post by Nergal on Jan 9, 2019 9:10:46 GMT -7

Elder Rune +5 (T90) has stats identical to Superior Tetsu (T85); except Superior Tetsu has a Prayer Bonus and can be Augmented and a Set Effect which the Elder Rune +5 lacks.
So I have a full set of T90 Tank Armor which is actually slightly worse than T85 Tank armor...



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Post by lanbo on Jan 9, 2019 14:38:27 GMT -7

A JMod said the reason the new Elder Rune / Masterwork items aren't that awe-inspiring is because of the OP-ness of PvMers already. For instance, if they add even 3% more efficiency to bossing with new gear, those efficiency-scapers who have kill times of 45-50 seconds will get to shave off even more time. Basically, they've determined even that little flooding of gold would impact the economy too much right now. They're thinking about how to walk the tight-rope between better gear / economical impact.

On another note, I've heard burial Elder Rune is upwards of 1M XP/HR. Wowee.
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Post by Nergal on Jan 11, 2019 23:14:07 GMT -7

Lmfao, made around 784k in OSRS today smithing cannonballs while catching up on work; according to the rates shown on the wiki guide for cannonballs I apparently spent 8 hours and 48 minutes smithing cannonballs today and that's, like, assuming I was efficient. When did it become 1am and I swear I actually did other stuff today... jeez...



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Post by Nergal on Jan 14, 2019 20:24:04 GMT -7

Started playing Old School RS again after getting my Solid State Drive installed.

Since January 5th and through now I have gained:
-7 Agility Levels (up to level 58 now)
-A cooking level (63)
-A fishing level (54)
-6 Runecrafting levels (52)
-8 Smithing levels (63)

During my agility training I finally unlocked my complete Graceful Outfit.
Graceful Outfit
I'm thinking about rushing to get a Mahogany Eagle Lectern in my house to make Teletabs but that's at level 67 Construction; I'm currently level 41 and it would cost me over a quarter of my OSRS bank to get... but I don't have anything else I'm saving the cash for rn... ugh...


Additionally I started playing on one of my F2P alt accounts and have just been Woodcutting.... because.... and am up from level 33 to 55 Woodcutting.
Yew alt because that's everyone's favorite from like 2004 ain't it?



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