Wednesday, May 20, 2009

RuneScape tutorial, so far

I'm working on a RuneScape tutorial for the entire game. Its a work in progress, but here is what i have so far:
Chapter II
Well, obviously, to start you need to create an account. Make a catchy name, not a name like ‘8105581055’. Seriously, that user needs help. My first account was KatanaMage1, as Katana is a mage off a book I read. Then I was given the account named Deathhelm64. Not sure about the Deathhelm part, but the 64 is off the Nintendo 64. So make a good name. You like fire? PyroWraith, or InfernoPlex, or something. You are sure you want to be a mage? Do what I did, with adding a magery type part to the name. Or make your own name up, like Ehthak or something (DO NOT STEAL THAT NAME!).
Then you will appear the game tutorial. For all other quests, I will give you an in-depth tutorial on them. Not this one. It is extremely self-explanatory, as every person says “Do this exactly like this”. And with arrows all over the island, it’s easy. And you are supposed to learn something for that tutorial.
NOTE: You mine extremely easy and fish even faster in the tutorial. Get those levels up on the island! Get level 3 mining, level 3 smithing, and level 3 fishing (On the tutorial, it only lets you get stats up to level 3) And the rats cannot kill you! Kill lots of them! …Just a little note.
Stop here until you have completed the tutorial and are on the main land.
Once you are off the tutorial island, you will probably appear with up (the top of the monitor) being south. Use the arrow keys to turn your scene, making north the top of the monitor. You will be northeast of the Lumbridge castle. Cross the bridge and walk south and into the courtyard. I will tell you directions from this point. To go to bank: go into bank, go either up or down and go up the spiral stairs 3 times. Then walk into the building and there you are. Note about this bank: There are always people here. If I need free stuff, or need to buy something, or sell something, I go there a lot of the time.
From the Lumbridge courtyard going to the general store: Leave the courtyard and go up until you see a building that has a pot emblem on it (on your mini-map). Enter and talk to either store manager or assistant. Then trade. You won’t need any of that for now, but if you die, you will. If you switch over to the player stock, you may find runes, tools, feathers, and many other things.
Note about the general store: Do not buy anything from the player stock. I will soon show you a market place that is much cheaper. For example: Fire runes are 15 at general store. But they are 9 at Grand Exchange. And you can sell fire runes for 9 at GE (Typical abbreviation for Grand Exchange), while you can only sell then for 5 at the store. I know these are little numbers, but when you start messing with armor, the differences aren’t even comparable. (Rune chest plates are ‘cheap’ at 65k. At the Grand Exchange, they are 45k)
From Lumbridge courtyard to mining areas: There are 2 areas located south of ‘Lumby’ (another abbreviation for Lumbridge). One has copper and tin in it. Then other has coal, Mithril, Adamantite and Runite in it (Extreme mining nuts go there). To go there, exit the courtyard and walk due south, through the grave yard, and at the fork in the road take a west/left. Mine to your hearts delight. (Read my “How to get Rune armor the easy way” to find out the importance of mining)
From Lumbridge courtyard to the weapon shop/cooking spot: Walk down toward where you would go to the mining spot, but instead of going into the grave yard, stop there and look around. Enter either of the buildings, depending if you want to wield a deadly battleaxe, or cook your nice little shrimp. Note: Cooking over a stove decreases your chance of burning food.
From Lumbridge courtyard to fishing spot: Grab your net if you have one, if not pick one up off the ground there. Go to the fork in the road by the mining spot, and take an east/right. Keep walking until you get to the fishing spot. Note: The bubbles move quite a bit, so don’t begin your fishing and walk off. The bubbles mean fish is there.
Now you know your way pretty well around Lumbridge. Be sure to look at your map when you’re looking for something (the mini-globe under your mini-map).
Now I will show all you who don’t have a clue about slangs what most of them are.
Ge: Grand Exchange
Fally: Falador
Lumby: Lumbridge
“I’ll meat u at the teleport spot” Fill in the blank with a town, and that’s where you appear when you teleport there. In Lumbridge its in the courtyard, Verrock its in the town square, and Falador its just south of the gates.
Tele/telly: Teleport
Guth: Guthix
Zammy: Zamorak
Sara: Saradom
“…and I have like 15 fog tokens…”: F.O.G. Fist of Guthix.
“Full Iron”: Full meaning full armor. So it really means Full Iron armor.
Brb: Be right back.
Rotf /Rofl: Rolling on the floor / Roll on the floor laughing
Wc: Wood cutting
Cb: Combat
Fm: Fire making
Lvl: Level
Plz: Please
Ty/Tysm/Tyvm: Thank you/Thank you so much/Thank you very much
Np: No problem (also seen No prob)
Thx: Thanks
Att: Attack
Str: Strength
Def: Defense
Pray: Prayer
(My favorite) lol: Laugh out loud.
Fav: Favorite
OMG: Oh my gosh
Noob: By many peoples standards, it’s a new player that asks for cash, items, and doesn’t accept advise on how to get cash; highly frowned upon by 99% of RuneScape players.
Nub: A different type of noob, according to many players, that asks for advise versus cash or free stuff. Rarely frowned on, gets help almost every time he/she asks for it. Pronounced the same as noob.
Nat: Nature runes
Laws: Law runes (Often purchased at the Lumbridge bank for 1k)
Airs: Air runes
Fires: Fire runes
Earths: Earth runes
Waters: Water runes
Lobby/lobbies: Lobsters
Swordy/swordies: Swordfish
Colonels: A members creature; hardest creature in RuneScape, about level 750.
Scimmy: Scimitar
Baxe/b-axe: Battle Axe
2h/2-h: Two handed sword
Bez: Bezerker shield
Cc: Clan Chat; if some one asks you to join their cc, join the clan of their name unless directed differently.
Wildy: Wilderness
Rev: Reverant creatures; ghost like creatures only found in the wilderness (Thank heavens) that are beyond hard to kill; in full rune I has hit with a 28 by a Reverant Werewolf. There also are many, many variants of Reverants, from Reverant Imps (Level 7) to Reverant Orks (Level 126). When taking on a Reverant, anticipate their level equivalent to be at least 15-25 levels higher then what it says they are. But they drop excellently, and can be attacked by multiple people.
If you get a clan of 10 people who are high, high levels you could go Reverant hunting, and very un popular sport because its almost a guarantied failure. If you win though, Reverant Werewolf’s can drop rune 2h swords, (Members) Reverant Hellhounds can drop Amulet of glory or 15,000 coins. Note: Most of the reverent creatures are the free to play people’s version of members creatures: just way harder.
F2P: Free to play, meaning non-member
Yer: Yeah, yes, ok, any of those. Generally used more by Australians
Aussie: Australian
Ammy: Amulet
Sap/Saph: Sapphires
Emmy: Emeralds
Uncuts: The uncut version of gems, such as Sapphires, Emeralds, and Rubies; worth more then the cut version; useless for anything except to sell or cut with a chisel.
Blck: Black items, generally armor. Black armor is rare, as it cannot be smelted or mined.
Addy: Adamant armor and weapons.
Whip: Abysle whip; the most honored and respected weapon in Runescape, as it is the strongest. Can be identified at a stripped black-and-gray whip wielded in the right hand, and somewhat coiled. And by a large group of people surrounding the wielder.
Maul: Granite Maul, then next more honored weapon. It is the second most powerful, and is easily identified at a large 2-handed with a square gray block on the end of a staff.
Granite: Granite armor, by many people considered the best armor in Runescape. It’s the third best.
Dragon: Considered by the mass majority of people in Runescape to be the best armor. It’s the second best.
Black elite: Looks like granite armor, except for the complete black coloring with gold trim. The best armor in Runescape.
Torags hammers: If you seriously specalize in Strength and not in Attack, these are the best weapons. One being wielded in each hand, it can strike two blows in the time that most weapons strike one.
Ppl: People
Auto/Autoer: Meaning generally that that person uses an AutoTalker. But can mean an AutoMiner, AutoWoodCutter, AutoMerchant, and other third program hacks. That breaks RuneScape rules, but is legally fine. Illegal hacking is changed code, breaking into secret files, and hack government websites.
“Nice cape”: Generally meaning that some one has a skill cape, which means they have level 99 in the stat that the capes emblem on the back shows. Some people will ask for the skill emote, which is only available to use if you have a skill cape. Depending on the skill, the emote will be different (ex: Strength skill emote is a guy lifting a huge weight with one hand)
(G): Gold trimmed armor; nearly only seen in adamant and rune, a little with black. At the Grand Exchange, if you want to buy trimmed rune lets say, you would type in ‘Rune (g)’. Note that gold trimmed anything is much, much more expensive then normal armor (Rune amror costs 180k, while rune (g) costs 1.8Mil)
(T): Same as gold trimmed, except more of a blue-gray color; looks good with rune armor but lousy with most of the other armors.
M/Mil: Million GP
B/Bil: Billion GP
Other terms:
The number 3 can be exchanged for E (ex: “I pwn3d u!”)
The number 5 and the symbol $ can be exchanged for S (ex: “ye555!” or “ye$$$!”)
“My main could do that” Main meaning their account that has either a better level or they play more often.

Some dialogue you are bound to hear at your level: “Noob!” “Newbie.” “Weakling.”. Don’t get put down by this! I personally don’t call people noobs because I didn’t like it, but it’s not the worst thing in the world. Now, if someone starts cussing you out, even if it looks like this: “YOU NO GOOD ****! U SHOULD ******* DIE!” Report them immediately!
Now, if a cuss word does get through, stop EVERYTHING ELSE and report them! We do not tolerate cussing people on RuneScape! And if they sexually talk to you, other than saying “you look good” report them!
All the cuss words and most of their variants are censored, but other words are censored too. Now, for your reference, Jegax blocks the word ‘password’, your actual password, and your actual password backwards.
Making money:
As a newbie (I won’t refer to you as a noob; newbie just sounds better and nicer), you need money, and an easy way to get money. I will give you all the steps you need to make money. The items you will need (in order):
1. Fishing net/crawdad cage
2. Access to a fire/stove
3. Iron weapon
You will need to fish shrimp/crawdad until you have a full inventory. Then go and cook them. You will probably burn about 50%; that is fine. Drop the burnt fish and get your iron weapon. If you have armor, wear it. Now go back over the bridges to the east side, then go north. You will see lots of goblins. Kill these if you like, but these aren’t you moneymakers. If you drop mail, pick up 3 and leave the rest. You will need these for a quest later on.
Continue north until you find a cow pasture. Enter through the gate, and start killing cows. At your level, they will hurt you, especially with little or no armor. So eat food when necessary. I know that shrimp give you 3 points of health.
When you kill a cow, it will crop 3 things: bones, meat, and cowhide. Pick up the cowhide and bones. Bury the bones for prayer points, and keep the hide. Leave the meat for now. Continue the process until you have a full inventory of hides. Then go to the Lumbridge bank and deposit them all. Return and get more hides. Deposit. Return. Cycle continues.
Once you get about 200 hides, you will sell them at a town called Verrock. Leave them in the bank. Go to the gate of the cow pasture, but keep going north. Note: leave at least 40 run points left before entering Verrock. You will need them! You will make a left-hand turn in the road right before coming to a fork. Take a left. You will be going west then. Then the road will turn to the north. Once you see lots of yellow dots on your mini-map, and a circular shaped row of pillars, RUN. They are level 20 Dark Wizards, who attack anyone who ventures past them. They can inflict damage all the way up to 8, so be careful!
Once past them, you can slow down again. Keep going north until you find a large fountain that is shaped like 4 pie-pieces. Take a left here. Enter into the first doorway you meet going north. You will now be in a large bank, also referred to as the ‘big bank in Verrock’. There is also a little bank, if you would have gone right at the fountain. Walk through the bank, and keep walking until you meet walls. Walk through the open gates. Talk to a man named Bugle Burgess. He will tell you about the Grand Exchange.
After chatting with him, continue north until you find a large pillar with people all around it, and people in tuxedos all around it. The gray tuxedo people are bankers, while the blue tuxedos and Grand Exchange people. While in the bank, push the little note button on the bottom on the bank window, and withdraw all your hides. Then right-click the blue tuxedo people and select the ‘exchange Grand Exchange’. A new window will open. Click the button with the back-pack and an arrow pointing out of it.
Now right-click on your hides and select ‘offer all’. Then push the ‘confirm offer’ button. Hides generally will sell at market price, but you can change the price lower. Or higher. Rarely will people buy items at maximum price unless it is either rare or extremely popular.
Ok, your hides will sell for about 125 apiece. Whats 200 X 125? Hmm… it is 25,000. You just made 25k! That is incredible for a newbie! Now, look at your stats. If your defence level is under 5, buy iron armor. If it is above 5, buy steel or black if it is above level 10. Buying things at the Grand Exchange is backwards from selling. Click on the back-pack with arrow pointing into it, then type in either ‘Iron armour’, or ‘Steel armour’. Since this game is worldwide, they use the spelling that is used most commonly, not necessarily American.
Once you have searched that, select one of the two results. One will say ‘Iron armour full (l)’ and one will say ‘Iron armour full (sk)’. If you are a guy you want the (l), because it means legs. If you are a girl, you want (sk), because it is a plate skirt. It’s ironic how much those leggings/skirt effect your appearance. My sister is playing my KatanaMage1 account, which is a male persona. But when she wears the skirt, everyone thinks she is a girl persona.
Once you buy it, it will be a cube. “Oh wow, let’s wear a cube as armor!” Nope, it doesn’t work that way. With the cube in your inventory, right-click the blue-tuxedo people and select ‘exchange sets’. A new window will appear. Right-click your inventory, and select ‘exchange components’. Then you will have a full helm, kite shield, chest plate, and leggings/skirt. Wear them, and now you don’t look as much like a newbie.
Go back and kill cows and collect hides again. Continue the process until you have level 10 defense and 9k (should be easy), then buy black armor. Wow, you’ve come a long ways!
Be content with black. But don’t stop working on your defense and attack levels! And work on your strength levels, too.
Now to begin the simplest quest: Cooks assistant

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