A Revolution in Runescape?

Since I started playing Runescape, perhaps two years ago, there have been many changes in this online society. As of late, I have noticed some changes in Runescape, not just the game itself, but also the people who play it. As a result, Runescape has become a lot more friendly place to be in.
Real World Trading and Trade Limit

I have been scammed more than once in the past, while I was a naive, new player. Also, the worlds were rampant with bots and autotypers, trying to get you to buy there gold for real money. Recently, there have been major changes by Jagex to try to stop this, including the inclusion of a trade limit, and the removal of the (old style) Wilderness. This upset quite a lot of people (mainly the people who were benefitting from this illegal activity), but it has helped the game move forward. This ‘trade limit’ has also got rid of scammers, trying to make money off you unfairly off you.

‘Bots’

A Macro is a program that a user can download and install, which does the actions of that character automatically (it is highly reccommened that you do not even attempt to download the software). Such programs are banned by Jagex, because it gives the player an unfair advantage over the other players, also they often install some nasty viruses. When I started playing, these ‘macros’ were all over the place, especially cutting down trees with expensive logs (such as yews), selling them on en masse.

More friendly people

Many of the people who were using Runescape for illicit reasons, most particularly the scammers and the such, were less than pleasant people, and you would not like to meet them in a dark alley. I am not saying that everybody in Runescape is the nicest person in the world, but the level of nastiness has dropped significantly.

Defunct skills for money making

Since the Grand Exchange was introduced, some skills have become useless, for money making or for otherwise.

Smithing used to be a very useful skill for making money and for practical uses, but with the advent of the Grand Exchange, the ores that are used in smithing are now more expensive that the finished product. This, of course, is good for the miners, however, not very good for the smithers, the only way that they can make a profit on some items is to mine the ores themselves and follow the process the whole way through.

Rune-crafting is also very unprofitable, at lower levels especially (if you have it in the nineties then it can be one of the most profitable) as the cost of the basic, non member runes is more than the rune essence, meaning that you have to pay to make runes.

There are still many things that are not quite right with Runescape, but I feel it is almost on the brink of a revolution.

Creating a Good F2p Pure in Runescape

The key to creating a great pure in runescape is firstly trying to figure out what type of pure you want to become and then write down some goals in the short term and long that you want to achieve to get there.
For example you could become a rune pure which is a pure that has 40 defence 40 to 60 attack and strength as high as possible. This is the most common type of pure as they are harder to kill because of their defence level but can also hit high and have a good chance of killing 1 defence pures.

1 defence pures are as their name suggests, pures that have 1 defence, 40 to 60 attack and strength as high as possible. These types of pures are usually a lower level and are very strong for their combat level. They are the types of pures that you want to be aware of as they can kill other players in 3 hits.

Once you figure out what type of pure your want to become you then need to decide how you are going to train him or her. I would recommend starting off by fighting some chickens and getting your attack level to 10. From there you should raise your strength level to 10 and then your attack level to 20. This process should be followed until you have 25 attack and 25 strength.

Once these stats are reached your work at the chickens are done and you will need to move onto cows to get more experience and gain levels quicker. You want to aim at getting 40 attack and then raising your strength as high as you can possibly get it. This would apply to you if you are a free to play character and do not have access to the members features.

If you decide to become a rune pure then you should get defence after attack and strength are reasonably high because you might find that having 1 defence was the best thing for you and what you felt comfortable with.

I’ll leave you with a parting tip: Always find out the stats of your opponent before you battle them. This will help gauge how strong they are and whether you will win a fight, lose a fight or have a very close fight. Even if your stats are the same, runescape can be very random at times and make it seem that one person is stronger than the other, but this could also be because they are wearing the best equipment for their level and I advise you to get familiar with the items and armor and do the same thing.