Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Runescape Elder Kiln Quest and Fight Kiln Minigame: Happy Valentine's Day!
Today is Valentines Day. Monique and I had planned a quiet evening, something a little 'special' to eat, otherwise nothing much. For a married couple that Runescapes together, Tuesday is already a standing date night. It's when the Penguins get refreshed, and we do our weekly penguin hunt together every Tuesday.
But for valentines this year, Runescape has gone all out. Not only do we get penguins tonight, we get a brand new, master-level quest! It gets even better- it's about the TzHaar, with a major graphics rework. And better... A new minigame, sequel to the Fight Caves. Called the Fight Kiln, and it's absolutely guaranteed to kill me many times. Even if I make it to the 2 Jads... yes, you read that right - 2 TzTok-Jads... even if I make it to the Jad twins, I don't expect to win until many deaths later. After all, Jad alone is just barely manageable to me. Having to face 2 at once is certainly going to be more than I can handle. At least, until I learn new fighting techniques.
But I still want to try. Not just because it's new content, or because of my love/hate history with Jad, but because I want the new cape. Jagex bills it as the only cape in the history of Runescape with a +8 Strength bonus. For that alone, I want it. I'm also hoping it will look really awesome. But even if it looks sorry, I still want it for the stats. It's definitely a powerful improvement over the Fire Cape. Check out this comparison:
Significant improvements accross the board, except for Prayer. A little Prayer improvement would have been nice, but I'm not going to complain.
Since Runescape is offering an early bird special (more exp rewards) for beating the quest within 2 weeks, and getting to at least level 30 in the Fight Kiln, I'll be trying early. I want the bonus points. There's 37 levels in the Kiln, with Twin Jads at level 36, just before the big boss. I think I can get to level 30 without too much frustration. I hope.
I'll be trying to get that cape for a long time, I'm sure. But in the meantime, Monique and I have penguins... and a new quest. Who could ask for a better Valentines Day??
Posted by Crewman6 at 2:51 PM