I stayed with Agility the whole weekend. My reward for running around in circles for 19 hours? 4 levels of Agility! Doesn't sound like much, until you realized it's levels 82 - 85. Started off with Ape Atoll, because after level 75, you no longer fail on it. But after a long while, that got boring, so it was time to visit the Dorgesh-kaan agility course.
For those who haven't done it, Ape Atoll has a beautiful Agility course. Lush hills, plenty of greenery, a variety of agility hazards. It's probably the most attractive agility course in all of Runescape (I haven't been to the Advanced Barbarian course yet, but I don't expect it to look any better.) There's a Fairy Ring access point, but you have to have done Fairy Tale III, Battle at Ork's Rift before you can use it. After the quest, you go back and unblock the log, then you have full access to the fairy ring (access code CLR).
When all this finally wears off, just grit your teeth and keep reminding yourself how much closer the goal is getting. I hit this point with about 168k to go, to finish level 84. Kept at it until achieving 85
Of course, by level 90, the Barbarian advanced course will be calling my name. I'm looking forward to getting the Agile Top and Agile Legs. The Agile Legs are earned by making 250 perfect runs (not consecutive) around the Gnome advanced course. The Agile Top is earned by making 250 perfect runs around the Barbarian advanced agility course. Both reduce weight, and will be very nice for any skill where I need to run a lot. I can see a lot of Runecrafting in my future wearing this gear. And, definitely for Penguin Hunting!
|I'm in the back... but this guy in front looks pretty cool!|
So, it was a great weekend, got a lot done, and very happy with the progress we made. Now it's time to get back to normal.