Runescape 3 Double XP Weekend Gains 18-02-2017

runescape double xp weekend day two blog feinraf

Hello again guys, what’s happening? Here’s day 2 of my Double XP Weekender.

Herblore

I decided to start my day going back to Herblore and aim for 75. I’d like to get all of my skills to at least level 70 and then try and get all of the Plagues End Skills to 75 so I can get to Prif as everyone on Gaming Heavens Discord never shuts up about it! Knowing my luck as soon as I actually get the levels there will be something new and exciting out which I can’t access. Here are my skills below vs what is needed for Plagues End.

Agility – 52 / 75
Construction – 51 / 75
Crafting – 68 / 75
Dungeoneering – 48 / 75
Herblore – 75 / 75
Mining – 62 / 75
Prayer – 64 / 75
Range – 54 / 75
Summoning – 51 / 75
Woodcutting – 99/75

So back to Herblore, I thought I may as well aim for 75 Herblore this weekend since it’s rather expensive to train. Also, when I first logged into the game this morning, I was greeted with a “You have finished buying 702 limpwurt roots”, when I was buying them yesterday I must have inputted the purchase twice and never realised (no idea how I managed this as I went to the GE multiple times throughout yesterday) so I had an extra 702 limpwurt roots.

I didn’t make the same mistake as yesterday and I put my Botanist mask and gloves on straight away before I made my way to the Portable Well. I got to 75 from 70.

feinraf gets 71 herblore on runescape 3

Smithing

After Herblore, I started smithing by making Cannonballs. I initially thought this would be an excellent way of gaining XP but quickly realised that it would be the opposite. An inventory of Cannonballs takes just under 4 minutes to complete. Even on double xp I was only getting 1503xp per inventory. That said I continued making Cannonballs as I enjoy being able to AFK skill and it was coming up to 3pm when the football was about to start. I got from 55 to 58 Smithing.

feinraf gets 58 smithing on runescape 3

Runecrafting

I wanted to get to 60 Runecrafting this weekend. Not happening – after 30 trips to the fire altar I’m level 51 from 50, woo!

feinraf gets 51 runecrafting on runescape

Poutine

So today I had the “pleasure” of learning about Poutine (thanks Amber). Cheese Curds? Cheese and Gravy? That just sounds really horrid to me. I like gravy on chips, cheese and chips is for Mackems, but together – ew. But, as Amber says “Don’t knock it until you’ve been to Canada and tried it”.

Summoning

Decided to train summoning during this weekend to as it’s rather expensive and I don’t really care for it as a skill. I bought a ton of shards and gold rings and made some magpie pouches with green shards I discovered in my bank. I don’t do much combat and I used all of my gold ones last month. I’m saving my blue ones for higher levels as suggested by the guys in the Gaming Heavens discord. I got from level 51 to 57 summoning today.

feinraf gets 57 summoning on runescape 3

Back to Smithing

I went back to smithing canonballs at this point as I needed to do ironing, cook tea and clean up the flat. Got to level 62.

feinraf gets 62 smithing on runescape 3

Whispur’s Computer Fund

A lot of you reading this will know Draga (Whispur) and know that she’s a very talented video maker, gamer and artist. She’s been gaming for years and a has made a lot of good friends through gaming. She’s one of those people which makes your Ventrilo server beat. Her computer has been on the blink for a while but a couple of days ago it died completely. A few friends have tried to patch it up with various hardware parts but it’s not working fully. Cassy has set up a GoFundMe page to try and raise some money to get Whispur a new computer. Please consider donating anything at all. Thanks!

https://www.gofundme.com/whispurs-computer-fund

whispur pc is a potato

Finishing up with Combat

Decided to end the night doing a small amount of Defence, got from 64 to 65. Hoping to get to 70 Defence tomorrow and then maybe train up strength as high as I can get it. I want to be level 100 combat so I can use the 3rd tier boat in Pest Control as I love playing the minigame but it’s rare to find anyone playing in the lower 2 tiers.

feinraf gets 65 defence on runescape 3

World Factions

A quick one before I leave, if you haven’t already please check out a game I’m working on with a couple of friends, it’s Called World Factions and it’s an upcoming MMORPG, the best way to follow us is on our facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/WorldFactions/

world factions shop work in progress wip

Well that’s it for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this. Finishing up the images with my Runescape Gainz.

feinraf runescape gainz 18-02-17

See you tomorrow!

~Feinraf / Chris

Runescape 3 Double XP Weekend Gains 17-02-2017

runescape double xp weekend day one blog feinraf

Hey guys, just writing a quick post to show everyone what I’ve been up to today during the first day of the Double XP weekend on RS3.

I’ve been back to RS3 for just over a month, maybe 2 months after a 4 year break. A lots changed and it’s been a bit of a learning curve trying to work out what’s the best way to train skills now. “No rock crabs?”, “What in the world are Portables” and “How do I even combat?” have been just a few questions I’ve asked since returning.

feinraf closeup 14th jan 2017

Thanks to everyone over in the Gaming Heavens Discord for helping me out when I was too lazy to RS Wiki or couldn’t find the answer especially GC20 Amber, Cabbage God, XP Engineer, Banunu and Draga!

If you’d like to join our Discord, please use the invite link below. We’re a bunch of adult gamer’s who have been friends for close to 10 years across different websites, games and voice servers. Somehow we’re all still talking and now Discord is our humble home.

https://discord.gg/0d2t94cRYJhlBgg6

gaming heavens website

Prayer

Started the weekend off by buying and using 500 Airut bones which got me from 54 to 64 Prayer.

Herblore

I also got my Herblore up from 62 to 70 by cleaning all of the herbs I’d saved up and then making Super Strength Potions. In hindsight I should have pre-made all of the Kwuarm potions (unfinished) before DXP as I spent half of my Herblore time gaining 3XP per unfinished potion which is a complete waste of DXP but you learn from your mistakes! I also should have bought my Limpwurt Roots before today too as I ended up spending close to 8k per one! (Bad planning! Who’d have thought the Grand Exchange would have stopped selling them?)

Speaking of mistakes, it was at level 69 herblore I realised I’d forgotten to put my Botanist clothing items on while doing Herblore and I forgot to put my First Age Tiara on while doing Prayer so I’d wasted some XP there too. Doh!

Thieving

I absolutely hate thieving, I tried to level it last week a little by pickpocketing farmers in Draynor and stealing from Stalls in Ardougne as that’s how I remembered levelling years ago. After a bit of last minute Googling last night, I found out that there are some chests / gates in the Thieving basement in Lumbridge which give some pretty decent XP so I decided to give them a go today and I’ve levelled from 55 to 60 Thieving.

feinraf gets 60 thieving

Mining

Mining is a skill I’ve never really gotten into, for those of you who have known me a while will know I’m all about skills rather than combat but since I’ve came back, I’m starting to enjoy combat more than some skills. Mining is so slow and boring and the only way to truly train it fast is to drop all of your ore which I have always hated doing. I was hoping I’d come back and it would have changed but no, it hasn’t. I levelled from 61 to 62 doing Iron/Coal/Silver/Mithril. I had planned just sticking to iron and dropping but I got so bored so fast I had to keep moving to different parts of the cave just to keep sane. I ended on Mithril just so I could go back to the bank after gaining one level feeling like I’d at least came out with something more substantial than iron ore.

If anyone can suggest a new way of levelling mining I may not be aware of please do tell me! It’s a skill I really want to level up but I can’t stand.

Crafting

Crafting was another skill I’d planned on doing more of than I did today. I’d planned on spinning flax to bowstring on a Portable Crafter or cutting uncut emeralds on a portable crafter until I tried to spin flax and realised you can’t.. More bad planning! I then tried to find the gem interface and whenever I clicked on the portable crafter with uncut gems in my inventory, it said “You have nothing to craft” so I assumed yet again that you couldn’t craft them. It turns out you can cut gems with a portable crafter but to do so you need to right click the uncut gem, hit use and then click on the crafter to open the interface, which is completely different to every other portable so that frustrated me a little bit as I had already used several emeralds before I realised.

Similarly, I came across another annoyance when cleaning herbs using a portable crafter, normally when using a portable you can just click it and it opens on the correct screen automatically, not with cleaning herbs – it still opens on the potions screen and you need to manually click. Not too annoying but it’s a bit odd.

Both of these small issues should be fixed I think. Back to crafting, I got from level 64 to 68.

Fishing

I’ve been fishing pretty much solid for the last 2 weeks, I haven’t been on much so haven’t levelled very well but the way I play Runescape suits fishing as I like to AFK play, whether I’m browsing reddit/social media or watching Netflix, it’s an easy skill to train on my other monitor. It’s the same reason I used to love woodcutting/cooking/fletching – but they’re all at 99 now. I got from 76 to 77.

Combat

After I’d trained most of the skills I’d wanted to train somewhat today, I needed a break from skilling and thought I’d try and advance some of my combat levels. I’m not a huge fan of combat but as mentioned above I am starting to enjoy it more than I did several years back. I got from level 63 Constitution to 65, from level 67 Attack to 70 and from level 62 Defence to 64.

feinraf gets 65 constitution

Overall

So overall, I’ve gained a massive 36 levels today and 1.4 million XP. See the below image for a full list of gainz.

feinraf gainz 17th feb 2017

Thanks so much for reading, hopefully I’ll keep this blog updated a bit more regularly with gaming posts.

~Feinraf / Chris

Harpers Testimonial

Quick post to share my photo’s and videos from Harpers testimonial. I had a great night and it was amazing to watch some players like Beardsley who I had never seen before and it was great to see some legends who I used to love watching play years ago!

Here are the photo’s and video’s!

Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day

 

The first Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day takes place today as we mark 150 years of The FA.


What is a club in any case?

Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.

It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes.

It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.

It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.

– Sir Bobby Robson

Finished Fullmetal Alchemist 1

 

Fullmetal-Alchemist-Vol.-1

So a while ago as part of the manga reddit exchange, I was sent the first Fullmetal Alchemist book. Having not really been into Manga but loved various Anime I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it. What I discovered was quite the opposite, I loved the manga! While reading I found myself making up my own voices for the characters which was completely new and something I hadn’t and couldn’t have experienced with Anime.

A short post because I’m terrible at reviewing things, all that you need to know is that I really enjoyed it!

Drawing: Gamer Girl Chibi

 

gamer-girl

This is my second drawing. I tried to use what I had learned from the Happy Cute Chibi tutorial I followed to create my own gamer girl. I didn’t follow a tutorial or copy off a picture for this girl, I just drew it from the top of my head. Let me know what you think of it!

I also uploaded a video montage of some pictures I took through me drawing it, you can see step by step here:

Edit: Just decided to add a bit of colour in Photoshop..

gamer-girl-coloured

 

Drawing: Happy Cute Chibi Girl

Konichiwa!

So in an attempt to try and learn how to draw manga and things having no experience with even drawings, I decided to look up a tutorial online. I found an incredibly helpful YouTube channel by Mark Crilley which has a lot of guides/tutorials on how to draw.

Anyway, I decided to try and follow this tutorial for my first drawing.

Here is my drawing.

happy-cute-chibi

 

I then decided to colour it in on Photoshop, here it is coloured.

happy-cute-chibi-coloured

 

Let me know what you think of both of them!

Sayounara!

Condiments and Plushy Reddit Gifts Exchange

This month I’ve taken part in two more Reddit Gift Exchanges; the condiments exchange and the plushy exchange. Here are the two gifts I received:

1. Condiments Exchange

 

For the condiments exchange I received a mayonnaise product by Mr Vikki’s, it’s a hot chili mayonnaise and although I’m not usually a fan of anything spicy, it was actually pretty nice, I guess the mayonnaise cooled it down.

2. Plushy Exchange

 

For the plushy exchange (a bit girly right?) I received a companion cube plush which is pretty awesome if you ask me. I don’t have much to say about a plush but I’m over the moon with the one they got me!