|Dinner should be ready in a moment|
If you don't remember how it went, you generally get a 2.7x experience bonus the first 30 minutes. The next 30 minutes nets you 2.55x exp. Every thirty minutes, the XP bonus reduces a bit, until you get to 10 hours. After that, you get a constant modifier of 1.1x until the weekend is over.
Some skills don't get any improvement. For instance, if you're using a player owned house, or the ectofuntus to work on Prayer, the skill bonus won't apply. That's a downer, because Prayer is the main skill Monique is trying to raise. In lieu of raising Prayer, she's going to work on Herblore. She's always enjoyed it, and wants her next 99 to be Herblore. Though she might spend some time working on other skills. In particular, Agility. We both need to raise that a lot.
|Crafting...I'm Urning this experience (bad pun)|
I think it makes a lot of sense to use the extra experience on skills you hate, so you can knock them out of the way faster... or expensive skills, so you can afford to level up more. I'll save the free and fun skills for normal times. Though like Monique, I may spend some of that time on Agility. It's free, but tends to be boring.
Regardless of how you plan to spend your Bonus XP Weekend, I'm sure Runescape has something to offer for at least some of your skills. Even if it's not the one you most want.
Believe it or not, there are a small group of immature whiners (name-calling, yeah, I really shouldn't, I know) who like to complain about everything. They figure since they had to walk to school uphill, in the snow, both ways, every day of the year, then nobody else should get to ride the school bus. Or, in Runescape terms, since they earned their 99's the hard way (whatever way that was) then it cheapens the skill for someone else to have it easier.
Speaking as someone with several 99's, and several skills close to 99, I don't mind. Sure, maybe I got some of mine the hard/expensive/long way. But that's okay, because... I was a) having fun and b) playing a game. If someone is not enjoying the game, maybe it's time to find a new game. If they're truly upset that someone else gets to play and have more fun than they did, maybe it's time to turn off the computer and play in the real world for a while.
Seriously, it's just a game. If it quits being fun, I'll find something else to do. I play Runescape to get away from working, jobs, responsibilities... for a while. If it starts feeling too much like work, why the heck would I keep playing?
I thought very hard about not expressing my opinions here... but decided to let it stand. Those of us who simply enjoy the game often get shouted out and flamed by those who can't tolerate other opinions. So, there's my opinion. Comments are welcome, even opposing comments... as long as we can keep it civil and express our thoughts coherently. So if you disagree, and can say so nicely, I would be happy to discuss it, and share our thoughts.