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Re-trimmed

After an initial failure, I succeeded the final story mission, thereby unlocking the admiral title and my trimmed cape simultaneously.   Next: I'll slowly work toward collecting the trade goods and scrolls for port armor. No real rush--after all, once I acquire it, it'll probably just sit in my bank.      

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Tackle Box

Unlocked the champion's tackle box this morning.         Which leaves:         So...I'll probably get the trimmed cape this Saturday at around 9 pm gmt, as that seems to be when most people can make it. There'll be a Castle Wars game half an hour beforehand, open to anyone who wants to come. :D

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QBD

Beat Jethraw to the 4th dragonkin journal. :D   Although the loot is usually quite bad, it seems that in ~55 kills I was pretty lucky. I wound up getting 6 crossbow pieces (each piece selling for at least 3M) as well as a dragonbone kit.   Not much on the horizon since I still have over a month of Fish Flingers remaining.   Drops:      

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4999

So concludes months of my monomaniacal focus on Castle Wars. To give you an idea of the extent to which this consumed me, I played 250 games over this past week. That's over 100 hours. I'm pretty sure I naturally sleep in 25 minute intervals now.   Currently at the Runespan for the next 25-30 hours. Then it's off to the fight kiln and the queen black dragon.   The 5000th game will probably be played with a few people from Sal's after everything else is complete.  

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4.5k

I've been playing more.   3k-3.5k took over 4 weeks 3.5k-4k took 3 weeks 4k-4.5k took 2 weeks (excluding the Runespan weekend)   Now to embark on a 4 day weekend to cut down on those remaining 200 hours.      

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4k

Feels so much closer, though there's still a long way to go.   Damn that taunting question mark.      

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3.5k

70% of the way there, as of this past Saturday.   Getting disconnected from a game with 1 minute left was the emotional nadir of my Easter weekend. I should reach 3.6k today and, fingers crossed, 3.7k by the end of this weekend.      

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Dahmaroc Statue

Penultimate trim requirement complete. Started in 2010--so this took me nearly 2 years, on and off.         In other news, here's my hybrid helm collection:     Non-stop Castle Wars has turned me into a pretty boring player.

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3k

It's hard not to let this goal encroach upon one's real life. Hence my reticence in pursuing it. I've got over 800 hours of Castle Wars left. That's 5 months of treating RS like a full-time job.      

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Halfway

Speeding up now.   I'll probably start posting updates every 500 games to keep myself motivated.      

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2000 Castle Wars Games

I've been playing quite a bit recently (although not nearly as much as I used to), and am starting to feel a little burnt out on Castle Wars:    

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Enthusiast Cape

1k games complete. Glorious, fun-filled way to spend ~17 days of in game time, right?   Managed to complete the Artisan's Workshop the day before I was hacked, so, aside from strange rocks, nothing on the agenda for now.  

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Stripped Bare

Logged in today at Lumbridge bank, where'd I been last night after completing the circus for the new clothes. Teleported straight to the citadel to finish capping. It was only afterwards that I noticed my money pouch was empty.   Upon further inspection, it turns out I've lost:   Bandos Armadyl Claws ~10k cannonballs/~5k sharks Robin/ranger boots Fury/glories/etc. Ahrims/Zamorakian spear Runes/herbs/gems/half key collection Santa hat (Yuanrang's, which he gave me after maxing)   After looting my bank and selling it off at the GE, the hacker was considerate enough to return me to my previous location: http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1438/lumbridge.png   And now I'm remembering smaller things, like the fact that I used to have 2k unicorn pouches. :mad: I'd never considered myself a rich player, but now, adding up the losses, I realize that I'd probably underestimated my wealth. Such is the consequence of hoarding toadflax, uncut diamonds and other random stuff. They took all the marigolds I'd farmed myself.   Bright spot: I have 1k uncrushed nests which the hacker was evidently too much in a hurry for.   I'm mostly baffled. Since 2004 I've managed to keep my account secure. This is truly out of the blue.

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Famous Rs Warriors Of Sal's

Stolen from nomoretears, because everyone should know about old-school players. I'll try to add more names and details as I remember them.   Added dates because I have nothing better to do.   ==========================================================================   Maxed players:   Candi: 1st to 2475 total, 1st to 99 dungeoneering (May 2010). Retired. Eberk: 2nd to 2475 total (October 2010). Retired. Tws: 3rd to 2475 total (April 2011). 4th to 2496 (April 2012). Retired. Sellador: 4th to 2475 total (April 2011). 1st to 2496 (June 2011). 1st to trimmed completionist (August 2012). Blake: 5th to 2475 total (May 2011) 2nd to 2496 (August 2011). Retired. Low Ki: 6th to 2475 total (June 2011). Retired. Byz: 3rd to 2496 (August 2011). 1st to 120/200M dungeoneering and 200M thieving. 1st to 1B xp. Retired Goggie: 8th to 2475 total (September 2011). Hypermark: 5th to 2496 (August 2012). Gocart: 10th to 2475 total (October 2012). 1st to 200M firemaking. Bwauder: 11th to 2475 total. Wlls0n: 6th to 2496 (June 2013).   ============================================================================   Old school crowd:   Sneezingtree: highest level player (both combat/total level) on Sal's during the early years and famous fisher (~50M+ xp?). 1st to many 99s on Sal's. Jithin: old-school runecrafter, 30M+ xp before effigies. Metalkon: merchanter, one of the richest player on Sal's. Known for his blue party hat. Joe 2142: merchanter, also among the richest players on the forums. Known for spending millions on worthless seeds before farming's release. Simple013: self-sufficient skiller, old-school ranger. Kuittaa: old-school skiller, known for researching efficient training methods before "efficiency" was even talked about on RS. Cameron: former forum admin, fisher/cooker with a low combat level. Lakerkobe: old-school slayer/PvM'er. Jure7heKin: old-school skiller/slayer, retired just before maxing. Felinoel: old school woodcutter djpailo: pure f2p'er. Fryslanman: pure f2p'er. X Dun89: pure f2p'er, high level smith. Elit Druin: old-school pure f2p'er. Multiple 99s, 1300+ total, easily the best f2p'er ever on Sal's. Gardner: old-school melee'er. Still semi-active, working on maxing. Yuanrang: old-school high combat level player. 1st to maxed combat stats before summoning Kanadien: pk'er/pure. Also known as Half an Hour. X Drummer: notorious pk'er/clan member/friend of Sneezingtree. Sharky Marky: pk'er, active in the clan world. Jzdunbar: former successful f2p'er turned p2p melee'er/clanner with 100M+ attack xp   ==========================================================================   Others:   Egghebrecht: merchanter, top constructer. Sparhawke: merchanter, crafter. Gocart: famous firemaker (50M+ xp). Xr3d3mpt1onx: probably the most accomplished slayer/melee'er of Sal's (50M+ xp). Jacky: slayer/melee'er. Luftey: top herblorist. Tiki: bankstander/dancer. Well-known for 4k chompy kills. Will Miss It: level 3 with 99 slayer via Soul Wars, extensive minigamer (MA/CW). imsleepy: low combat level player who dominated the agility and mining highscores.

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Hobbyist Cape

500+ castle wars games complete. I'm aiming for 1000 now.   Unfortunately I lost the screenshot of the results of my 500th game, in which I managed to score once in a fairly entertaining 2-2 match. Here's the cape paired with my scorer's outfit:  

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Full Hybrid

Here's roughly how long it took for all 3 pieces:   Fights Pits: ~300 wins Pest Control: ~600+ wins Fist of Guthix: ~190 wins Castle Wars: ~80+ wins Soul Wars: ~120+ wins   Trickster:     Vanguard:     Battlemage:  

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Citadel Tiers

I'd speculated that the restrictions looked like this:   Tier 2: tier 1 tree Tier 3: tier 2 tree, tier 1 mine Tier 4: tier 3 tree, tier 2 mine, tier 1 firemaking/smithing Tier 5: tier 4 tree, tier 3 mine, tier 2 firemaking/smithing Tier 6: tier 5 tree, tier 4 mine, tier 3 firemaking/smithing, tier 1 crafting/summoning Tier 7: tier 6 tree, tier 5 mine, tier 4 firemaking/smithing, tier 2 crafting/summoning, tier 1 cooking   However, here's what I discovered when trying to upgrade to tier 4:     This makes it a little harder to discern a pattern. It could be that tier 5 will require every skill plot to be tier 3+, but this is sheer guesswork. We can only be sure that a tier 4 mine will be needed for precious metal bars.   Tier 2: tier 1 tree Tier 3: tier 2 tree, tier 1 mine Tier 4: tier 2 tree, tier 2 mine*, tier 2 firemaking/smithing Tier 5: ?   *a tier 3 mine is a de facto requirement, since bars are needed to upgrade further.   We can still lay out how the next few weeks will look (it's currently week 6):     If we're able to upgrade to tier 5 on week 10, then week 11 can be skipped. After weeks 12/13, there's too much uncertainty.   Finally, here are the calculations for next week. We'll be working toward a tier 4 upgrade, so it'll be the most demanding week yet. Fortunately refining charcoal does not require timber.  

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Castle Wars Guide

5000 games*25 minutes per game/120 minutes, average movie length= 1042 movies, rounded up.   Movie suggestions (particularly foreign/classic/obscure, anything but horror or romantic comedy, really) are welcome.  

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Citadel Speculations

First of all, here are the resource targets for this week and next (assuming no cosmetic upgrades).     Secondly, assuming the information in the KB is complete, this would be the fastest upgrade schedule to tier 7.   Restrictions:   Each week, you can upgrade either the storehouse or the battlefield. (The storehouse is always prioritized.) Each week, you can upgrade/build two skill plots.     However, last week (week 2) I attempted to upgrade the citadel from tier 2 to tier 3 and was told that the woodcutting plot and the mining plot were both one tier too low (confirmed by admins from other clans). This would suggest that we need a tier 2 tree + tier 1 mine to upgrade to tier 3, and then a tier 3 tree + tier 2 mine + tier 1 firemaking/smithing plots to upgrade to tier 4, etc.   There's no mention of such restrictions in the KB, but I wouldn't be surprised if our skill plots had to keep up, as it were, with the citadel tier. By the time we reach tier 7 in the spreadsheet above, no skill plot is above tier 3.   Extrapolating with the new set of restrictions:   Tier 3: tier 2 tree, tier 1 mine Tier 4: tier 3 tree, tier 2 mine, tier 1 firemaking/smithing Tier 5: tier 4 tree, tier 3 mine, tier 2 firemaking/smithing Tier 6: tier 5 tree, tier 4 mine, tier 3 firemaking/smithing, tier 1 crafting/summoning Tier 7: tier 6 tree, tier 5 mine, tier 4 firemaking/smithing, tier 2 crafting/summoning, tier 1 cooking     The upgrade schedules begin to diverge week 5. We'll either upgrade the citadel and steamroll toward tier 7, or be forced to upgrade the tree and other skill plots to progress further.   I assumed for simplicity's sake that 1 charcoal requires 1 timber and that 1 bar requires 1 charcoal and 1 ore.   Under schedule A:     Under schedule B:  

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Champion Scrolls (13)

Credit where credit is due: the strategies I've posted were mainly adopted from Shadow338's videos and adjusted accordingly. The most significant differences lie with earth warriors and banshees.   Jogres: Range + cannon them near the broken glider. Positioning the tooth creature southwest will prevent all but one of the jogres from approaching you. Playing in low detail is a must, otherwise your drops will be well hidden under the vines and foliage.   (One of the worst scrolls. Jogres are relatively slow kills and the jungle spiders will draw away your cannon fire. I'm very thankful it took ~1k kills.)     The final (15th) champion:  

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Champion Scrolls (11-12)

Just one more scroll to go!   Banshees: Mighty banshees (cannonable in the Pollnivneach dungeon) are a popular alternative. I believe, however, that the level 23s provide faster kills per hour, assuming you focus and have the 4-5 southern spawns to yourself. Hop to a foreign server and bring along herbicide with a few extreme attack/strength potions. The salve amulet is effective against banshees.   A few oversights along the way...but third time's the charm (~7k kills).       Mummies: Chin/burst/barrage them in the chaos tunnels. Bring a steel titan/wolpertinger with scrolls. You have to run back and forth over the mummies to gather them together (plenty of videos on Youtube can show you how).   (Just under 5k kills.)  

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Champion Scrolls (9-10)

Hill Giants: Range+cannon them southwest of the Ourania teleport. Bring your tooth creature. Use the same strategy as for ghouls and imps/lesser demons to transform a single-combat area into a multi-combat one. There are only 6 giants; try to get into world 2 or 117 to minimize the respawn time.   (I racked up over 7.5k kills here. Eventually I stopped paying close attention. While browsing the forums, I just happened to check my adventurer's log. I was on the verge of full-throated panic and rage when I saw that I'd been "challenged by the Giant Champion." Thank god the scroll was still on the ground.)     Earth Warriors: Melee+cannon them in the wilderness section of the Edgeville Dungeon. The area is single combat, so kills are substantially slower. Full rune with a rapier/dragon defender works well. Bring bunyips or excalibur to heal. An imp-in-box may also be worth considering, although the danger from pk'ers seems minimal.   (Under 1k kills for the scroll. I confess that I didn't track too closely.)     And the 11th, scroll-less, champion:  

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Champion Scrolls (7-8)

I've edited my previous two entries to include additional tips on chompies and champion scrolls.   Lesser Demons: As I posted previously, range+cannon them in the resource dungeon on Karamja. Bring your tooth creature. Drops will appear all over the map; keep your eyes peeled.   (I could have easily missed this scroll, as it wasn't visible under my cannon.)     Zombies: Cannon them at the wilderness graveyard. Equip black dragonhide for cheap, effective protection. The zombies are so low level that it doesn't matter much what you wear--they'll die quickly enough. (I personally brought a rapier and maximized my stab bonus.) Run around the graveyard, picking off the stragglers toward the west/southwest while your cannon decimates the northeastern zombie huddle. Bring an imp-in-a-box to quickly bank your cannonballs in case pk'ers arrive.   (This scroll took me 9.5k kills. :P By then I'd almost forgotten what a scroll even looked like!)  

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Champion Scrolls (2-6)

Note: Thanks to Egghebrecht for the use of his Armadyl armor while ranging/cannoning.   Edit to add a few more tips:   1. I'd recommend black dragonhide/armadyl over void while range+cannoning imps/lesser demons and ghouls. The cannon will be dealing the vast majority of damage, so maximize your range bonus.   2. You can use a bonecrusher to track your kills.   3. The (adult) tooth creature can block NPCs, allowing effective use of a cannon in single-combat areas. Remember to bring a few buckets of milk to feed your pet or it'll run away. The screenshots below show some ideal spots to set up your cannon while using the tooth creature and surrounding environment as cover.   4. If you or other player run over the tooth creature, it will lose its blocking ability. Click "call follower" to reset it.   Aberrant Spectres: Cannon them as you would during a slayer task. A steel titan speeds up kills, a yak defrays the cost of cannonballs.     Imps: Cannon them, along with lesser demons, in the resource dungeon. Bring a tooth creature to block.   NB: This assumes that you haven't obtained the lesser demon scroll. If you have, then the God Wars dungeon may be a better location for imps.     Skeletons: Lumbridge catacombs. Use dragon darts, void, extreme ranging potions, and possibly rigour. Don't wait for a skeleton to die before firing at another one.     Ghouls: Cannon them just west of the Canifis fairy ring. Use the tooth creature to block. Bots may often run over your tooth creature; spam "call follower" to keep it blocking the ghouls.     Hobgoblins: Cannon them in the wilderness. Wear cheap ranging armor with a crystal bow. Bring an imp-in-a-box and your tooth creature. You can't block the northern approach, so a hobgoblin will occasionally engage you in combat.  

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Five-feathered Hats

Chompy hats are all I wear nowadays.   General tips:   1. Use void, the ogre composite bow, and mithril/adamant brutal arrows. Bring Excalibur to heal (I just happened to forget in it the screenshot below.)   2. Don't bother plucking and looting the corpses.   3. Lay 2 toads at a time and try to have ~6 toads on the ground at all times.   4. Shoot each chompy once as soon as it appears to prevent it from gobbling your toads. Then finish them all off.       I'll post about my progress on champion scrolls later.

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