Sunday, July 20, 2008


As good as the bank updates are, I am not happy about the Lending option. Players like me that wear Dragon Chain are inundated with requests to lend it out, along with the whip. Sure, I could charge money for it, but is that worth it? Should I buy an extra for lending? Would one extra be enough, and could I charge enough to make the price back?

I'm not really sure, but I do know that I don't like the interuptions when I am trying to get something done. Now I need to learn a new language so I can pretend not to speak English.

Banking Updates

I have to say that Jagex really did a good job with the most recent changes to the bank interface. I have not played with the tabs much but I can see that they will come in handy.

What really knocks me out is the search option. How many times I have looked for something I needed for a quest or something only to decide half an hour later that I really don't have one. Then I would go and get whatever it is by buying it or making it or something, only to deposit it and not see it at the bottom of the bank. And then all over again, I would look through the bank for it, only this time I would know it has to be there, because I just put it there...or am I crazy?

Anyway, now I can find it as long as I remember what it is called. Also, if I need a bunch of similar items I can type in just enough of the name for just those items (and maybe a few others) to show. Super potions is something that I find this way now frequently; they don't even need to be near each other in the bank now! Plus I find all the various doses that I have left from simply dumping my unused portions into the bank at the end of a slayer task or quest.

Anyone have anything they like or dislike about the bank now?


Hello, everyone.

I am a long-time Runescape player, going back to about 2004 or so. My main character is Erikfrombc, and just recently I maxed out my combat stats: Strength, Attack, Defence and Hit Points all at Level 99.

While I continue to work on other skills, I have created some new characters and worked on them to develop a guide for new players. I have created a strategy that gets me from new player to Level 50 in about a week with no more than an hour or two playing a day. Along with that I am able to make enough money to pay for improved weapons and armor, and all this takes place on Free servers. I cover this in my Web Site at, and I intend to expand this to higher levels, as well as skills other than combat.

In this Blog I want to concentrate on other aspects such as Quests, areas, items and other things that people might like to discuss. I am looking forward to comments from other players, especially those with their own Blogs and sites. Let me know your site address and I will add it to my list on the right-hand side.

For those who simply have questions, feel free to post those, too. If I don't have the answer, one of my many in-game friends might, or perhaps another reader might be able to help out.

And if you have any goals that you are looking to achieve, or have recently achieved, I would love to hear about them. I think the genius of Runescape is that there are so many things that can be done that there is no way that any of us can do it all. Having something left to accomplish is what keeps us playing!