Monday, August 8, 2011
Runescape: Dungeoneering, Baby TzRek Jad, Slayer... so much to do, so little time!
In spite of the fact that Monique and I are still Dungeoneering extensively, I've not seen any Night Spiders since the beginning of the month. That makes 7 Night Spiders to get my Shadow Silk Hood, then 2 more Night Spiders in the next couple of days, now I've seen none for nearly 2 weeks. Wow. I'm extremely glad I got my hood so early in the hunt.
Since then, I've managed to get level 83 Dungeoneering, which makes 42 my deepest dungeon available. Monique's gotten to floor 38, but for her, it's not about the Dungeoneering, it's about the tokens. By now, she's gotten every reward she desires except for the crafting one. She's already gotten Bonecrusher, and the Scroll of Life. Once she gets that last reward, I think I'll have lost my Dungeoneering partner. Oh well, I ran solo before she got interested, and I'll just go back to solo when she's done. In the meantime, she still needs about 23,000 tokens, which means I don't have to worry about it for a while.
Besides, with Jagex releasing baby TzRek Jad sometime this month, I've got plenty of other things to work on. His requirements are 99 Summoning, 99 Slayer, and 100 Zeal from Soul Wars. I've got the summoning, which is the hardest/most expensive skill to max (in my opinion, anyway). My Slayer is 93, but I like training Slayer, so it'll be fun to focus on getting that as my next 99. It's the Soul Wars I'm really dreading. Don't like team sports... But I'll do it for baby Jad. TzTok Jad was such a pain to beat, that in a strange way, I kind of like him. It's going to be awesome to sport a baby TzRek Jad.
While Monique is still interested in Dungeoneering, I haven't put much effort into Slaying. Maybe three tasks in the last several days. I always go to Kuradel, and she gave me nearly 200 Nechryaels, then 186 Spiritual Mages, and now 150 Blue Dragons. Blue Dragons! Heck, yes, they're like a trip to Disney. Fun, fast, easy, and reasonably private if you use Kuradel's Slayer Dungeon. I'm about halfway through them, and have gotten 2 Dragon Eggs so far. Nice, though I've got plenty in my player owned house.
Getting assigned Blue Dragons is like a break. When that's over, it'll be back to the usual assignments (I assume).
The nice thing about Slayer, is you can go slow, medium, or fast, depending on your goals. Slow, allows for bring a Pack Yak, and banking the drops for profit. Medium, allows for banking the really exceptional drops, but mostly just killing. And fast, is when I use all the boosts I can (Super Sets, Turmoil, etc.)
I don't include overloads because I can't do the max, and it seems to me like the one I can do might be more effort than it's worth for an ongoing task. I could see the value in getting past one specific boss monster, but not for a continuous ongoing goal.
But for now, we're Dungeoneering. Lots of variety and fun. We're not fast, and we don't rack up amazing experience. We just play. Monique by nature has gravitated toward being our keyer. She loves to explore, and blaze new trails. She manages the doors and makes sure we clear the floor before going after the bosses. I combine skilling and fighting. Making our armor, and our summoning beasts. And fighting. I enjoy fighting the monsters. Even when we're trying to rush, I keep getting sidetracked fighting. I guess it's not really a big deal. We both enjoy it for one reason or another.
So, once Monique has reached her Dungeoneering tokens goal, I'm going to go guns blazing on Slayer and blast through it as fast as possible. Goodbye, bank account. But it'll be worth it...
Hello, baby TzRek Jad!