Category Archives: ‘Scape Stories

‘Scape Stories: Noob vs. The World Wakes

Of course we all remember the hyped up release of The World Wakes that came out early last March. Well I was a part of that bandwagon, I had just newly became a Member and was ready to put my F2P honed skills to the test. So I spent my bank on some Barrows armor, grabbed some food, and dived into something that was way above my head as all true noobs do.

I got into the quest and almost immediately I was faced with a boss fight, something I had no experience in. The toughest things I had killed prior were Reverants, hardly a challange with EoC mechanics. So when I stepped up to Kree with my full Barrows, duel dragon longswords, low 70s combat stats, and a inventory full of sharks, I had no idea what I was up against. Quickly I tanked through my food to die with hardly any damage done, not only did this happen once, but multiply times. Finally as my frustration built and my supplies dwindled I knew it was time to get serious. So I asked a long time friend who had been a Member for a long while what I could do to kill Kree. This in itself was a mistake, he was mostly a skiller and not so much a quester or bosser, so he told me the friendly advice of bringing along some Saradomin Brews. I hardly knew any of the stat boosting potions available so I made my way to the Grand Exchange and put in an offer for 50 Saradomin Brew flasks.

They went through so I grabbed a full inventory and headed off once more to Kree, little knowing what I had gotten myself further into. The fight started fine enough, I had discovered a ¬†handy safespot that avoided most of the hurricanes he threw at me. With this problem out of the way it was just a matter of survival and DPS. However, quickly I saw a problem, I had no restore potions. Saradomin Brew potions heal 500 hp however, reduce all combat stats except for defense (which it boosts). Quickly my levels were plummeting but I was so close to a kill, but finally the potion nerfed all my skills down to 1 except for defense. I couldn’t even use most of my abilities as they all had combat requirements, so I was only relying on my auto attacks. At this point the fight was well over 10 minutes long and looked like it would last another 10 minutes as my auto attacks hardly dealt any damage because of the lowered stats, but the kill was insight with only a couple thousand lifepoints left.

So there I was, full Barrows, duel wielding dragon longswords (couldn’t afford anything else), spam eating Saradomin brews with all combat stats at level 1. However, finally, I finished off Kree. It was probably one of the most clutch and insane kills I have ever made, I literally held on by the skin of my teeth with no stats to support me for a near 15 minute kill.

Afterwards I did some more research and more or less blasted my way through the rest of the boss fights in the quest, I made sure to point out to my friend that I wouldn’t be needing anymore bossing advice as well. ūüėČ

And naturally, I haven’t touched Saradomin Brews since (seriously, what purpose do they have?)

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‘Scape Stories: How I Started

Every Monday, we’re planning on starting a weekly series of random stories¬†throughout¬†our RuneScape experiences. Each story would be about a different situation, be it humorous or jaw-dropping. Anyways, we hope you enjoy these future posts as we move along into the future.

It was really by chance that I stumbled upon RuneScape. When I was younger I played alot of flash games and jumped from one game to another. I soon grew tired from all the games, as once you play a couple you’ve basically seen all your typical plots, game mechanics, and graphics. I never heard of RuneScape but saw it featured on one of the many gaming sites I visited. At the time I had no email address so it limited me in what I could play. However, RuneScape was an exception, it only asked for a new username and a password (this has since changed and you need a valid email upon registration).

So thats how I joined RuneScape, only because it didn’t require an email address. As soon as I got in game and saw the first pitiful early 2009 tutorial island graphics I was blown away. I had never seen a ‘3D’ game like this and one with so much depth. Soon I completed tutorial island, still as clueless as what to do as anyone. Somehow I managed to find the chef inside the Lumbridge castle and he set me up with the famous cake quest. At the time I had no idea how to open the world map, not realizing the world symbol next to the minimap actually opened a map. So attempting to find the wheat I got myself hopelessly lost.

I ended up traveling through the crossroads above Draynor, which had a few highwaymen who were aggressive. They naturally attacked me and I almost died, but I outsmarted them by running farther west. I then saw the  entrance to the Draynor sewer and entered it. I thought I had gotten away from the highwaymen but I was greeted by something ten times as worse: a horde of zombies who promptly killed me.

So I was doomed, I was carrying everything with me which I had received from the start bronze dagger, fishing net, 25 gp and a few other things. When I spawned and saw I had lost everything but 3 items, I didn’t know what to do as I had no clue how to make progress without these items. So I just create another account with the goals of ¬†figuring out how to open the world map and finding that darn windmill.

‘Scape Stories: Dagannoth Kings

Every Monday, we’re planning on starting a weekly series of random stories¬†throughout¬†our RuneScape experiences. Each story would be about a different situation, be it humorous or jaw-dropping. Anyways, we hope you enjoy these future posts as we move along into the future.

Dagannoth Kings are among my favorite bosses to kill in RuneScape. In fact, I recently made a guide¬†dedicated on them. Anyways, last Friday, I was killing them when my computer downloaded new updates for Windows 7. My computer needed to restart itself to install the updates, but as I was in the middle of killing Dagannoth Kings, I simply clicked the “one hour” delay and thought nothing of it afterwards.

That is, until an hour later, when the prompt came again. This time, I ignored it completely, and ten minutes later, my computer automatically shut down while I was killing Dagannoth Prime. At this point, I panicked as I waited for the computer to finish installing the updates and restart. I thought I had died there, so I rushed to get back online and retrieve my stuff. After five minutes, I managed to log back on. But the sight before me wasn’t what expected: when I logged back on, my character was¬†still alive,¬†but with only 254 LP left. I immediately ate sharks as I ran out of the room when Dagannoth Prime and Supreme caught sight of me. I had almost died there, and without realizing it.

What random things happened to you while you were playing RuneScape? Let us know in the comments below.

~ Evil Lucario