I have been playing Oldschool RuneScape since 2017 - give or take four years of my active gaming life. I have skimped out playing many newer titles in favor of this game. I have been a RuneScape player since the early days of 2005, but only recently started my Oldschool journey back in 2017.
Since that time, I have spent hundreds of hours killing bosses, grinding up skills, doing achievements I didn't even think I would ever be able to do, acquiring pets, and acquiring the max level in one of my favorite skills, Slayer, which has taken me quite possibly close to over 1500 hours of killing monsters.
I had a bank value of 850 million gold. It's not a lot, but for someone like me, it was crazy seeing how much wealth I amassed over my time. Much of the gold was spent on bonds to keep my membership active, but it was a fun experience having high-level gear and money to do pretty much whatever activity I so pleased.
Then... I lost it all.
This was my bank value at the start of this whole ordeal.
Through unforseen circumstances, I lost it in a scam indirectly. I lent money to a friend, who fell for a phishing scam, and it cost me all the money I had lent him. We had purchased a Twisted Bow to try it out and we played with it a fair bit, but unfortunately he was phished for his full password and authenticator, giving away full access to his entire account. The phishers took the Twisted Bow, and I lost a ton of wealth in the process.
So, I took a few month break from the game. My bank went from 850mil, to a measily 50mil. I had a lot of untradeables and things generally not worth selling. 50mil isn't even enough to get me up to speed on any boss, so realistically I would be chugging along at a much slower pace in every category of the game. That was enough to make me stop. Four years of grinding and acquiring wealth went right down the drain.
But I came back. I felt a spark of motivation to do things again. I could still do some stuff, it wasn't the entire end of the world. There were still enough ambitious goals I could start focusing on, so I rejoined up and started small.
This post is dedicated to sharing my new-found achievements in RuneScape. I am a max Slayer level player so I have access to all levels of monsters in the game. Monster killing is unfortunately the best way to earn money, so I will only be doing this, along with maybe some minor skilling in the process.
Stats/skills - in RuneScape, there are 23 skills in the game all with their own individual experience counters. You get experience (XP) by completing various actions. Skills range betweens Level 1 and Level 99, with 99 being the max level for that skill. Earning 99 in every skills earns you the Max Cape, meaning you pretty much beat the game experience-wise. The maximum level is 2277.
Boss kills - every time a special boss in the game is slain, the game increments your Kill Counter by one, updating you on the highscore boards. A special word for this is "KC", short for kill-count. Saying you have 4,370 KC at Vorkath means you killed Vorkath exactly 4,370 times. Yes there are some absurd boss kill counts out there.
Collection Log - the main thing that people often play for is "completing" the game by filling something called the Collection Log. The Collection Log keeps track of all rare and unique rewards earned from a large array of bosses and activities. Once a unique is earned, it is marked in the collection log. If you earned everything from an activity/boss, then that section of the collection log is then marked as fully completed in green. Players share collection log completions to often times brag about who got 100% completion in the fewest rounds of activities.
Pets - most bosses and skills offer pets, little miniature buddies who follow you around in-game. Pets from bosses are observed at a base-line 1 in 3000 chance of earning them. Meaning to go completely average on a boss pet, you would have to kill a boss about 3,000 times. Skills function differently and pets are earned at different rates depending on the skilling activity. Some minigames and events also offer pets (Chambers of Xeric, Soul Wars, Wintertodt, etc).
The list of things to do in this game grows on, but I have decided to re-write much of this to compress the length of the page. I will be going over quickly what I have "completed", and completion for me means earning the pet. If I get a pet from a boss, I will pretty much never go back there unless under special circumstances, like I actually have fun doing it.
These are all my skills at the time of starting, plus all my 'boss kc' scores from the highscore board.
Giant Mole pet obtained at 751 KC, 1/4th under the regular drop rate.
Vorkath pet earned around 3253 KC, and extra kills were purely for money. Special drop is also the 1/5000 Skeletal Visage, very lucky here.
Hespori doesn't have his own pet, and I do have the Farming pet unlocked as per my journey to 99 Farming, but I have Hespori fully completed after getting a few Bottomless Compost Buckets.
Zulrah has some borderline outrageous rare items that I don't think I want to ever go for, but I have obtained the Zulrah pet twice now under his droprate of 1/4000, which means I'm ... kind of done? I don't want to go for 1/12,000 rare mutagen drops at all.
Here's me getting my second Zulrah pet. First one was at 383 KC.
Updated on 2021/11/08
Over the last two months I've done a lot of bossing and various activities, so I'm going to re-create my goals here. I still very much have pets on my mind and I am willing to do what I can to earn more pets, plain and simple. So here are my goals, at this point.
Kill the Abyssal Sire until 1000 KC to possibly earn the Unsired pet
Kill Grotesque Guardians until 1000 KC to possibly earn the special Gargoyle pet
Kill more Kraken, get the Kraken pet at long last
Try to do some more Sarachnis duo kills and get further on the highscore board
Begin doing more God Wars Dungeon bossing.
Occasionally do some King Black Dragon kills to chance the pet
Do some Chambers of Xeric until at least 100 KC, could be a Twisted Bow
Get more gear and get back into Hydra. I will not be doing Hydra until my gear is massively upgraded. This was a lie, I'm still doing Hydra tasks in budget gear.
Rare Items and Pets
Here is the area where I will show off my new pets and rare drops that I am in desperate need of. This gallery will be in order of events occurring, so things at the top are the earliest.
Not my Kraken, but actually my friend who got this. Worth sharing since he got it before me at a much lower KC.
Thermonuclear Smoke Devil pet. Obtained very early around 900 kills, it basically freed me from ever having to back to Smoke Devils ever again. The funny part is I spent around 12mil gold upgrading my gear to Amulet of Torture and Ferocious gloves to do this task faster, ended up only doing around 30 kills before I got him.
After almost over a month of doing Hydra tasks, after the fourth task in, I received a Hydra Claw, and sold it for about 39 million gold. I would have bought a regular Dragon Hunter Lance instantly, but I needed to buy other things first, like a Dragon Warhammer.
Shortly after buying new gear, namely a Justiciar outfit, I decided to tank General Graardor with my roommate. A few trips later we get this and split it for nearly 4mil gp a piece. Pretty cool to see a rare item like this, despite it being a lesser DWH.
Later on in life, we figured we would try and duo'ing Kril down in God Wars (I can't spell his full name). His most renowned drop is the Zamorakian Spear, which is used for a whole bunch of stuff. And well... We get the spear, worth a whopping 13mil gp. We're going to keep it for use later at Corp Beast.