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Post by i Kelly Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:23 am

Hi there!

My name online alias is Kelly (looooooong story), but my first name is Olivia. I'd prefer if you call me Liv or Kelly, as Olivia sounds like I'm in trouble haha! My wonderful fiancee (almost wife, hooyah!) and I have two dogs (a 7 year old beagle-foxhound mix named Bailey and a 13 year old dachshund named Spencer) and two bearded dragons named Salt and Pepper. I'm not really sure what else to say about myself, haha. Ask away if you want!

I've been playing OSRS off and on (more on than off, admittedly) since about 2005. In all that time one thing I haven't accomplished is maxing out! Pre-EOC I only had 5-6 skills left to hit 99 in before maxing, but then RS3 came out and that derailed my interest completely. However, when they released OSRS, I made an account that day! Starting over from scratch sucked, but as I've grown the account and my levels, I've to appreciate it tenfold! Hopefully I can reach my aspirations of maxing out and owning that sexy max cape one day  Smile

~ Starting Stats (at start of thread) ~
Here are my stats at the start of this thread (July 07, 2021):
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~ Current Stats/Info ~
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~ Current Goals (Long & Short Term) ~
99 Magic
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I've been doing this by plank making mahogany logs. In an effort to be a little more self sufficient, I obtained an okay amount of these logs through Throne of Misc and ended up runecrafting a solid chunk of the Natures and Astrals I'm using. I have the logs/runes for this banked. I've been trudging through this one slowly as it's great after a long day when I don't have the brainpower to focus on the game hard core.

99 Herblore
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Doing a mix of Stam potions and Anti-Venom+ for this. I know it's a hefty loss either way, but given I'm closing in on 99, I might just eat the loss and go all in for it!

99 Thieving
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I was thieving Ardy Knights for this, but recently a clanie suggested thieving elves as there's a chance at good money from it, so I'm going to give that a shot when I grind this out next!

99 Fletching
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Making Ameythst Darts

99 Cooking
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Cooking sharks for this - presently believe they're profitable, too

95 Firemaking
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Through Wintertodt!

92 Mining
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Not entirely sure... Probably Motherlode Mine most of it since that's extremely AFK

90 Woodcutting
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Considering doing Blisterwoods for these even if it isn't the most effective method; it's still mostly afk so I can do it when I'm done work and dead tired

80 Runecrafting
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Blood runecrafting, absolutely!

80 Agility
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Looking forward to giving the Priff course a go, see if I can do that to 80 and then keep upping the level ante!

80 Fishing
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I plan on getting the Angler set through Trawler (gives little Fishing xp, but is xp nonetheless) and thereafter try to keep doing Tempross to get this level. Afterwards will try to shoot for 85 or 90 level. For now I'm trying to get all stats 80+

80 Hunter
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Red chinchompas and bird nest runs


~ Most Recent Level-Up ~
Date Achieved: July 18, 2021 | 78 Hunter
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~ Past Levels/Achievements Log ~
When possible, I'll link the photo to my past achievements. This list will be going from most recent achievement to oldest achievement. Oh, and it will be month/day/year

07/18/2021 - 78 Hunter
07/17/2021 - 97 Herblore
07/11/2021 - 83 Woodcutting
07/11/2021 - 90 Firemaking
07/10/2021 - 89 Firemaking (was unable to get a good photo of it unfortunately!)
07/10/2021 - 90 Cooking
07/10/2021 - 89 Cooking
07/09/2021 - 88 Cooking
07/09/2021 - 96 Herblore
07/08/2021 - 87 Cooking
07/08/2021 - 86 Cooking


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Post by Purple Dude Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:32 am

Heya Kelly, welcome to the wonder of Progression Threads, hope it motivates you as much as it has done for others(and me) Very Happy

You are definitely in a good place to aim for Max, your stats are fabulous xD
I like the self sufficient approach you are taking with magic, gives some variety for the grind Wink

For the Woodcutting, coming from someone who is also aiming for 90, Sulliceps is a really chill method + you get fossils for the completion of Varrock Museum Basement + XP Lamps Wink

But good goal, I hope you complete it Very Happy

On that note, consider checking out #Race-to-max in our Discord, you can sign up and compete with others that is around your lvl and also wants to max, may help you with motivation on the dry days Very Happy

Looking forward to updates in your progress ! Very Happy

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Post by i Kelly Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:32 pm

@Purple Dude wrote:Heya Kelly, welcome to the wonder of Progression Threads, hope it motivates you as much as it has done for others(and me) Very Happy

You are definitely in a good place to aim for Max, your stats are fabulous xD
I like the self sufficient approach you are taking with magic, gives some variety for the grind Wink

For the Woodcutting, coming from someone who is also aiming for 90, Sulliceps is a really chill method + you get fossils for the completion of Varrock Museum Basement + XP Lamps Wink

But good goal, I hope you complete it Very Happy

On that note, consider checking out #Race-to-max in our Discord, you can sign up and compete with others that is around your lvl and also wants to max, may help you with motivation on the dry days Very Happy

Looking forward to updates in your progress ! Very Happy

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Thanks Purple! I'm hoping it will keep me on track with the things that I'd like to accomplish. Given how far off I am from maxing -- how many things there are still left to knock out -- it can occasionally be easy to flail helplessly, lol

I've heard that Sulliceps is pretty chill for sure. I'll have to watch a video and figure it out. I was also thinking of doing Blisterwoods too as they're very afk. Granted not as much XP, but it's sorta like motherlode mining -- sacrifice some of the xp for an even more AFK method

I'll check out the Discord thank you very much Very Happy

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Also, have my first achievement to post to the thread -- 86 Cooking!

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EDIT also got 87 Cooking Razz
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EDIT #2 - and 96 Herblore Very Happy
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Level 88 Cooking
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Post by Involus Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:43 am

Grats on the gainz and good luck on the road to max!
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Post by i Kelly Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:32 am

@Involus wrote:Grats on the gainz and good luck on the road to max!
Thank you much, I appreciate that Involus! Especially coming from someone who I quite look up to for their XP gainz! Razz

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Newest levels (oldest to newest):

July 9th - 89 Cooking
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July 9th - 90 Cooking
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Post by Involus Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:24 pm

Congrats on 90 Cooking! Are you focusing on it until 99?

Also thanks for the compliment! Cool
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Post by i Kelly Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:11 am

@Involus wrote:Congrats on 90 Cooking! Are you focusing on it until 99?

Also thanks for the compliment! Cool

I've been swapping between skills because of the skilling competition. I'm actually going to be a little lost when this competition officially comes to a close.

I've been contemplating which order to do these 99's in.. I have supplies to get 99 Magic, Herblore, Fletching, and Cooking. I'll also be gunning for 99 Thieving since I'm so close (level 96 now). Probably also Firemaking since Wintertodt is pretty fun in short spurts and quick XP

What would you suggest?

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Also, 90 Firemaking most recent level!~

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Also 83 Woodcutting Smile
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Throne of Misc earnings (It's been a few weeks *whistles*)
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Post by i Kelly Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:09 pm

97 Herblore accomplished!
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Post by OmniRick Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:17 am

Why do you have people working the mines? Was it the best gp at the time?
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Post by i Kelly Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:20 am

@OmniRick wrote:Why do you have people working the mines? Was it the best gp at the time?

Yeah, it was the best at the time. Is it not anymore? I had full mines & half mahogany logs. I will admit it's been awhile since I tweaked it or looked at pricing
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Post by OmniRick Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:01 am

Honestly don't know, I have mine on trees at all times for non-gp reasons.
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Post by ellipsism Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:03 pm

making huge gains! cooking and herb 99 next?
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Post by i Kelly Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:58 pm

@OmniRick wrote:Honestly don't know, I have mine on trees at all times for non-gp reasons.

Originally I started it for the mahagony logs for plank making, but wanted to ensure I was also recouping some of the money I was putting into it. That said, I looked up the profitable method and it turned out (at the time--again, it's been awhile, haha) having full mining was the best gp method and it was a tie between mahogany logs for secondary and I think herblore(?). I should re-research just to be on the safe side when I get a chance Razz I'm curious now

@ellipsism wrote:making huge gains! cooking and herb 99 next?

Thanks Ashley! Thinking of getting 99 Herby and then do Herbiboar for as long as I can stand to get some Hunter levels. At least get to 80 with it (I'll be boosting using Hunter pots--huge gp waste, but it's a funner method than alternatives!). Speaking of Hunter levels.. I was like 12k off a level so I figured I'd give Herbiboar a shot just to see the mechanics and all that jazz, so got 78 Hunter Very Happy

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Post by Involus Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:16 am

Solid gainz, Kelly! Keep up the good work!
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Post by OmniRick Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:48 am

I'm sorry but I just noticed you've been training cooking in the Hosidius pub. Do you not have access to the Hosidius kitchen? It has a bank chest 4 steps from a range, and it has a passive effect that reduces burn rate.
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Post by i Kelly Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:38 pm

@OmniRick wrote:I'm sorry but I just noticed you've been training cooking in the Hosidius pub. Do you not have access to the Hosidius kitchen? It has a bank chest 4 steps from a range, and it has a passive effect that reduces burn rate.
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Oh see I thought the pub was the right place Razz Thank you RicK Very Happy Appreciate it!
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Post by OmniRick Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:11 pm

I thought the shots were weird, and then I remembered I have previously helped a cc member with the exact same situation. Laughing
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