Welcome to my first guide. This guide was created to help fellow questers to achieve their quest cape by levelling smartly and checking off all quests so they can enjoy the lore with minimum fuss, as well as achieve their in game goals as fast as possible.
Some may ask, what is exactly the point of 99 farming? The highest levelled content is the wishing well fruit, which may as well be obsolete because they make a loss almost all the time. However, this is just one side of the story.
For starters, level 99 skills help a lot in dungeoneering, especially opening skill doors such as this one.
Some say it's a pain to boost to open them, others say these doors are good xp.
You spend a lot less time scrambling to get a naturalist's potion together saving time and effort.
Moreover, the green cape matches a lot of your outfits, and you get to grow many colorful plants and trees throughout your game play experience, brightening up landscape, giving you trees to cut without competition from others, free fruits, lots of money from herb collecting which may even pay for your 99 eventually.
Note that using allotments, flowers and herbs is not recommended before level 31 farming.
1-31 (Starting out)
As players start at Burthorpe now, there is a disease free potato patch south of the troll warzone, near the cow pens. You can buy potato seeds and start planting and wait there for the crops to grow. Weeds can be raked for experience as well. As soon as you get to level 5,you can proceed to buy onion seeds and go to the falador allotment patch to plant them. Be sure to rake the patches you do not use, in order to get more weeds to make compost. I stress, however, this is the slowest, among the 4 methods, to level from 1 to 31 farming, but it is a good choice if you start off a new account.
Proceed to the grand exchange, buy and plant the highest levelled allotment, flower and herb patches you can, until you reach level 31 farming. You do not need to pay farmers for these. You need 3 seeds per allotment patch.
Farming level/ Type of Allotment/ Experience per harvest
5/ Onion/ 10.5
7/ Cabbage/ 11.5
12/ Tomato/ 14
20/ Sweetcorn/ 19
Farming Level/ Flower/ Experience per harvest
2/ Marigold/ 47 (Protects potatoes, onions, tomatoes)
11/ Rosemary/ 66.5 (Protects our cabbages)
24/ Nasturnium/ 111 (Protects watermelons, which we are not growing)
Farming Level/ Herb/ Experience per harvest
9/ Guam/ 22.5
14/ Marrentill/ 15
19/ Tarromin/ 18
26/ Harralander/ 24
1-31 (Without quests, expensive)
Buy bagged plant 1's from the garden supplier at falador, plant them at your house in building mode, remove, rinse and repeat. Each plant gives 31 farming xp and 31 construction xp each.
1-31 (Without quests, 28 summoning required)
However, if you have 28 summoning, you can buy a compost mound pouch and generate compost scrolls, buy a lot of buckets from the garden suppliers' and start filling them. Filling compost gives 4.5 xp each bucket, supercompost gives 9 xp each bucket. For every scroll you use, you get a full bin of compost or supercompost which you can fill your buckets for good xp.
The fastest method, from 1- 31, however, is still doing quests.
1- 17: Fairy Tale I (2,500)
17- 25: Forgettable Tale of theDrunken Dwarf (5,000)
25-31: Garden of Tranquility (5,000)
The quests would give you ample experience on the fundamentals of this skill as well as experience in other skills. You can refer to my quest guide for farming HERE.
Skill Guide Formula: What to Plant?
The brackets include the level required, further explanation below if necessary. I have excluded explanation for herbs, as I believe you all should know how they work. Plant A to H, if possible for the best experience.
A)Highest Levelled Tree, x5
B)Highest Levelled Fruit Tree, x6
C)Highest Levelled Herb, x5
D)Poison Ivy (70) or Barberry (77) x3
E) Calquat x1 (72)
F)Morchella Mushroom x1 (74)
G)Spirit Tree (83)
H)Spirit Tree #2 (86) + Potato Cactus (86)
Check the Jade Vine!
At 31 farming, you would be able to plant 2 new types of trees: Willow trees and Apple trees. Here is where you should start the conventional way of farming.
Below are the farming patch locations for fruit trees and regular trees. Only the viable methods are stated, the rest take far too long and should not be used.
Wood tree patch locations:
You unlock all 5 of the patches without quest requirements.
1. East of Lumbridge general store- With the lumbridge event, the patch was shifted around. Lodestone teleport.
2. Varrock Castle Courtyard- Ring of Wealth/ Spirit Tree (after tree gnome village quest)
3. Falador Park- Falador lodestone, run east.
4. Taverley, beside pet shop- Falador lodestone.
5. Gnome Stronghold- Spirit tree, run south (after tree gnome village quest). If you haven't done tree gnome village quest, don't bother with this patch as it takes too far to walk to.
Fruit tree patch locations:
6 Patches, 1 accessible after starting MEP I.
1. Gnome Stronghold- Spirit tree (after tree gnome village quest).
2. East of Catherby- Catherby Lodestone.
3. West of Tree Gnome Village Maze- Spirit tree to tree gnome village, Elkoy as guide out of maze/ Yanille lodestone, run north.
4. North of Brimhaven- Teleport to house in brimhaven or brimhaven tablet after completion of Love Story/ Port sarim lodestone, take charter ship to Brimhaven.
5. Herblore Habitat- Juju teleport spiritbag/ Witchdoctor mask (after completion of HH).
6. Lletya- Elf teleport crystal.
Trees are your way to 99 farming efficiently. Below is a table of what you need to plant, in order to get 99 farming the most efficiently. Always pay farmer unless otherwise stated. After checking experience,
Trees/Level Required/Payment/Time taken to fully grow/Exp for planting and checking health:
Willow/ 30/ 1 Basket of Apples/ 4 hours 40 minutes/25 and 1,456
Maple/ 45/ 1 Basket of Oranges/ 5 hours 20 minutes/ 45 and 3,403
Yew/ 60/ 10 cactus spines, do not pay*/ 6 hours 40 minutes/ 81 and 7,070
Magic**/ 75/ 25 coconuts/ 8 hours/ 145 and 13,768
*They are about 3k each, which means 30k per patch and 150k extra payment every day. They do not make so much a difference as only about 1 in 10 yew tree die from disease due to not paying. The savings in the long run is worth it.
**If you are on a budget, do not plant this at all, stick with yew trees all the way to 99. 25 coconuts amount to 75k, which equals 375k per day on top of the price of magic seeds which are 170k each. Yew seeds are a lot cheaper, at 67k each.
If you can earn between 1 and 2 million coins per hour, plant the highest levelled tree, up to yew trees. If you earn less, plant maples all the way to 99.
If you can earn about 2 million coins or more per hour, plant the highest levelled tree.
Plant the highest levelled tree you can, up to yew. If you feel like spending vast amounts of cash on just a skill, go ahead and plant magic trees.
I stress again to always, always, pay the farmer to look after your tree unless stated otherwise.
Fruit Trees/ Level Required/Payment/Time taken to fully grow/Exp for planting and checking health:
Apple/ 27/ 9 sweetcorn/ 16 hours/ 22 and 1,200
Banana/ 33/ 4 Baskets of Apples/ 16 hours/ 28 and 1,750
Orange/ 39/ 3 Baskets of Strawberries/ 16 hours/ 36 and 2,470
Curry/ 42/ 5 Baskets of Bananas/ 16 hours/ 40 and 2,907
Pineapple/ 51/ 10 Watermelons/ 16 hours/ 57 and 4,606
Papaya/ 57/ 10 Pineapples/ 16 hours/ 72 and 6,146
Palms/ 68/ 15 Papayas*/ 16 hours/ 111 and 10,150
*15 papayas cost 45k, but you can be partially self sufficient:
At level 68 farming or higher, if you are on a budget, you can plant 4 papayas and 2 palm trees per cycle, assuming you have unlocked the elf land fruit tree patch. Oh, and use a giant ent familiar (78 summoning) for every trip as well, and pray you get more fruits so you pay less money to train.
Papayas and palms cost almost the same, xp/gp. The guide is that if you can't earn more than you spend on fruit tree seeds plus payment in a day, you should downgrade to the next best fruit tree to plant. Unless of course you are willing and able to pay more.
1. Bush patches are one of the extremely underrated farming exp gainers in game. The 4th bush patch at Kingdom is too far and not worth the trip.
a. West of Champions' Guild- Combat bracelet teleport/ Varrock Lodestone
b. Rimmington- Teleport to house/ Rimmington teleport after Love Story quest.
c. South of Ardougne- Ardougne cloak to Kandarin Monastery.
At level 70, you should add poison ivy bushes to your farm run. They give 600 xp per health check, have a cycle of 2 hours and 40 minutes. They also don't need farmer's payment. For every bush you get about 1,000 xp in total. There are 3 bush patches in game. Technically, you can check their health once every 2 herb runs, providing a nice bonus.
At level 77, you could swap out poison ivy with barberry seeds. They grow in 3 hours 20 minutes, and each seed can provide about 2,000 farming xp. You can get additional agility xp per harvest as well. The only drawback is you need 15 hammerstone hops per payment, which may be quite hard to find, considering nobody ever plants hops.
Never do wishing well bushes. They are never worth the investment, you need to pay to open every fruit you get. For example, if you have a total level of 2,000, you need to pay 385,000 coins to open the fruit which may give you a random yield in items. Some of the items aren't even sellable at grand exchange medium prices. You need to pay wildblood hops as well, which are hard to find.
2. Jade Vines
Jade vines are accessible after Back to My Roots, after 53 farming. You should check Jade Vines every so often, and check it twice every day, so you get farming xp (1,500) per day and slayer xp (2,500) 3 hours later after it becomes wild. This bit of experience counts if you are under a budget. If not, don't bother, as the wild jade vine takes quite long to kill if you don't have a dragon hatchet.
3. Potato cactus
At 86 farming, you can plant it at the cactus patch beside the Al Kharid lodestone. Payment is cheap, only 10 watermelons. You do not need to pay if you completed hard Desert Tasks. Time taken: 9 hours 20 minutes. It gives about 3,500 xp per seed. Easily overlooked but good xp for cheap.
4. Morytania Mushrooms
74 farming required, you need to have completed Morytania set, medium tasks or else it is not worth it. The tasks grant it free from disease. You can easily get 1,000 experience and 30k coins from the harvest, which takes only 4 hours. Use fairy ring CKS, other methods of travel are too slow and should be avoided.
72 farming required, cheap and good experience. Remember when I talked about poison ivy earlier? Yes, you grow them to pay for this. 12,096 xp per health check, at only 14k per seed, this is arguably one of the best methods to level up farming. Only thing is, it takes 21 hours, 20 minutes to grow.
6. Spirit Trees
83 farming (78 w/pork pie) , 19,301 xp per health check and a new teleport location. After Prisoner of Glouphrie, you can plant a second one if you have 86 farming (81 w/pork pie). Payment: 5 monkey nuts, 1 monkey bar, 1 ground tooth (suqah). Locations: Port Sarim, Brimhaven and Etceteria (Not recommended to plant at Etceteria). 58 hours 40 minutes for tree to grow. If you can get the seeds from Kingdom Management, I say go ahead and plant it.
A dangerous D&D, offering supply crates with bountiful xp. Often know to make the game so much easier. A day of farm run can easily be replaced by one successful trip. 25 Farming supplies can easily get you 80k xp at level 80. You're better off referring to the Runescape wiki, as this is a farming guide, not a warband guide.
Helpful Items to be used:
I have excluded all the unnecessary items, such as amulet of nature as I do not think allotments are a good source of experience.
1. Pork Pies. They provide +5 farming boost.
2. Magic Secateurs. 10% yield for herbs.
3. Falador Shield 2+. 10% Xp boost for the falador herb patch.
4. Explorer's Ring 3+. Closest teleport to the falador herb patch.
5. Ectophial. Teleport to the herb patch at morytania.
6. Ardougne cloak 1- Teleport to Kandarin Monastery, bush patch. If you don't have it there is no point in using that bush patch.
7. Ardougne cloak 3+. Teleport to the Ardougne herb patch.
8. Magic Watering Can. Unlimited supply of water to make tree seedlings.
9. Giant Ent Pouch (78 Summoning). Increases yield of fruit, bushes, potato cactus by 50%.
10. Juju Farming Potion. Extra herb yield. Makes torstol planting profitable.
I believe in practicing what you preach. Here is my setup for a full farm run, back when I was getting 99 farming a few months back. I do the tree and fruit trees first, and throw away the empty pots so I have enough space for the berries and herbs later on. Be sure to add a teleport to bank.
The one in red goes first. Those are 5 yew trees and they don't need any payment. I get supercompost from the leprachaun.
Next is the green one. Those are papaya tree saplings.
Next I run from the brimhaven fruit patch to the calquat patch and use up the blue box.
Next up the purple box. I'll go plant my 3 poison ivy seeds, note my ardougne cloak and combat bracelet. I forgot the rimmington tablet.
Lastly, the orange box. Explorer's ring 4, trollheim tablet, ectophial, juju potion and seeds.
Pink box: Remember the cash for charter ships if you need.
With that comes the end of my first guide, I wish you all the best in achieving 99 farming.
Article by Santa Ends
From Wise Ork:
What is your favorite color?
Why is your profile picture a fire extinguisher?
You knew I was going to ask this: IRL picture? :face: (not of a fire extinguisher )
Tell us more about your IRL job and/or show us some of your best creations
In your last interview you talked about playing RuneScape back in 2003, and the group you called your clan mates then. Tell us about those times compared to now.
This is a big deal. Clans existed in the past because they made playing the game much easier. Now they exist because people like each others company. It makes running a clan harder now, because there is less of an incentive to participate, BUT it also makes the members of clans now much friendlier and loyal.
When did you become a Player Mod? Why do you think you were chosen for that?
My involvement in the clan community and more importantly, my proposed clan updates (which I helped to design (as some of the older clan members remember)) which would eventually take place in the game- granted me an “important” spot in the global gaming community that the Community Management Team felt should be afforded a moderator position. I only have 10,000+ posts on the RSOF and have been involved with some of the most successful clans in the game's history.
So much for the past...what do you most like about RuneScape now? That 'suttle humor' is still in the game, isn't it?
This summarizes my opinion:
Still, I love the extreme details of the lore for this game. The game is very deep in content, compared to most other MMOs, and that makes it pretty freaking awesome. Name another game with 100+ quests, lol.
Have you any predictions for the future of RuneScape and particularly for Clan Quest?
Runescape has been suffering from the same issues the rest of the gaming community is suffering from. There is too much competition and not enough customers. How many people actually play MMOs? I don't know, but the number doesn't grow as quickly as the number of available games does. I think that Runescape will continue to provide a quality gaming experience as long as it can, and I expect that Clan Quest will evolve with every development, but I also see Clan Quest expanding outside of the game. Even now, I have started professional relationships with various members of the clan. Some of our members are younger and just now entering society as professionals. We can utilize our contacts with each other to benefit ourselves in real life. Some of the older members of this clan are seasoned souls that possess the experience and wisdom us “young folk” badly needed. I love to hear their opinions on all aspects of my life, not just the game.
Maybe we will expand into other games, or maybe we will play runescape for 50 years while Jagex keeps the game going. I don't know what will happen in the game, but I do know that the relationships I have made during my time in this community will not die by my choice.
Is Brassica Prime still your favorite RuneScape god? (dumb question, eh?)
Have you ever attempted to make a Balloon Creations cabbage big enough to wear? (Would it go with pink underwear?)
Have you any photos of your TaeKwonDo training you would like to share, and when is that next big competition going to happen?
The next big competition? Unsure, season resumes January 1st, but I am not in training at the moment, too busy with other obligations.
Have you ever traveled outside the United States?
What part of the world would you most like to see?
If you could, would you like to travel in Space?
You’re finally going for you Law degree, awesome! What made you decide on that as your chosen career?
What's a typical day like for you since you're a full time working student?
It might be too early to ask, but any idea as to what type of legal specialization you’re going to concentrate on?
Do you have any plans in the future to be involved in any governmental position?
If you do, what position are you aspiring for?
Are you a Democrat or a Republican?
What do you think of Obama care? Personally, I think it sucks, how about you?
Why was the first government ever created, created? When the first government was founded, a bunch of cavemen farmers where having problems with other cavemen looting their crops. So... all the farmers got together and said, “We can't protect our land from looters on our own, but if we united into one group, we can stop them together!.” And so, a city was born. Down the way a few days, the city decided they wanted to trade with another city, but they couldn't reach each other. They created a state together with a few other cities, and built roads to all the cities in the State. They combined armies, created a commerce, and once a few states were formed, they combined to make a nation, and operated with one currency, and under one united banner.
What is the point of this story? Well.... Government was created to do what an individual cannot do on their own. And the larger governments were created to do what smaller governments cannot do on their own. When society codifies law, we have to consider the question, “Can someone do this on their own?” If the answer is yes, then the government cannot get involved. The truth of the matter is... Government was created by people who had something to protect that they didn't want to lose. If you don't have anything to lose, what purpose does government serve for you? Government only works for people who have something, or are striving to get something. If the government is giving away what people can get without the government, there is no incentive for that individual to get it on their own. And if they don't get it on their own, then they have nothing, and there is no need for the government, other than to provide them with what they could be getting on their own.
What’s your opinion on this government shutdown? Could it have been avoided?
What's your life philosophy?
With regards to RuneScape, are you totally retired now? Since you are so busy in real life, would we ever see you play again?
You've mentioned that you're an excellent whistler, is it alright to give us a sample via youtube?
Some random-out-of-the-blue questions:
I would make a note, money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy a roof over your head, food in your belly, and a convertible Porsche for sunny days. :p
Why do you think people believe in 'truths' without evidence?
I believe that a person should believe in things, not necessarily because they are true, but because they are things worth believing in. Things that if they were true, would make the world a better place, and if everyone believed, then the world really would be amazing.
True love does exist.
I don't need evidence to believe in those things, because those are things worth believing in.
What makes a good friend?
What defines you?
Would you ever ride a motorcycle again?
Your sheer determination to succeed in any goal that you set for yourself is quite astounding. Was there ever a time when you had failed at something? How did that make you feel? What had kept you from not giving up too easily?
Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?
How much control do you have over your life?
If lying is wrong, are white lies okay?
Is it easier to love or be loved?
What do you like/love about yourself?
What's your ideal vacation?
Favourite TV show?
What were you like as a kid?
What's your favourite accent in the world? (mine's anything not Australian)
From Santa Ends:
Why are you so adamant about not getting any 99s?
With that in mind, I do NOT want a 99, simply because obtaining a 99 is admitting that I have shifted from the old game which was an MMO, to the new game, which is focused on maxing. >=(
What are your goals?
What do you think is your weak point?
What total and cb level are you?
What's your favorite skill?
What's your least favorite skill?
Favorite/least favorite quest?
I really like the pirate quest line.
How'd you pick your name?
Throughout my life, I have drafted many books and screenplays. My first among these is a chronicle of mythical lore centering on a few heroes as they struggle to uncover the past about the first and most powerful wizard in history. The man, so powerful in his magic, eventually became recognized as the first and best of his kind. Over time, society gave the title wizard to other magic wielders, and they inverted the first Wizard’s name to brand others who possessed similar skill. So… Draziw, gained a permanent spot in the magic community as the first Wizard. All others to follow after him wore his name (while backwards).
What most people don’t realize is that I carry the name Draziw in almost everything I do. While everyone in the clan quest community recognizes the name Draziw as my RuneScape name, I also utilize it in every other medium of entertainment and communication that I can. My car’s license plate is Draziw, my email is a combination of my gaming and real life nick names “Grandpa Draziw” (yes, most people in real life call me grandpa), my xbox- StarCraft- WarCraft- LazerQuest, wiki and every other games’ names are Draziw. I have always used the name as my tag, and I doubt that will change.
If you take anything away from my name though, please realize- I have a backward sense of humor. Draziw explains that fairly well.
Why are you pitching so many restaurants?
What is the dumbest thing you have ever seen someone do personally? Heard about? What is the dumbest thing YOU have ever done?
One of the dumbest things I have heard about. My father was driving up to one of his triplex properties when he saw two criminals carrying the refrigerator out of his apartment. The third floor apartment. They were carrying it down the exterior stairwell, so he proceeds to call 911, tell the operators on the line that he was going to put the phone on speakerphone and asks her to be silent, then parks his car as the two criminals finally make it to the ground. He runs up to them, “Oh my! I'm so sorry I am late! Thanks for delivering this for me, it goes in the third floor apartment up these stairs.” The two criminals proceed to carry the refrigerator BACK UP THE STAIRS and the cops arrive shortly thereafter.
I have never done anything dumb.
Do you travel around the US often? Ever make it to the southeast sometimes?
What is the longest period of time that you have stayed awake for? Longest time you have slept?
Why does your location in your profile have two mistakes in it?
If you are slightly backward, how would you describe me? Have you, in your travels, met anyone both as strange and as lovable as I am?
If you could take three people from any point in history to lunch (disregarding language barriers, the shock of being in another time period, and all of that), who would it be? Why?
Why did you turn Cros into a balloon?
How many bones in your body have you broken?
Do you ever want to have children of your own?
In court, would you rather Defend someone you know is Guilty, or Prosecute someone you think is Innocent?
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” -Plato
The guilty man will commit another crime and go to jail latter...
Article by Wise Ork
~!~Avant-Garde Poetry Corner ~!~
by Wise Ork
A world filled with war, the people are scared
For a battle is raging between the gods who once cared
Clashing swords and breaking bones
't is no longer the kings to have heirs to their thrones
Friends fight each other to prove which god is best
While He just spectates at their biggest test
Holding the Staff with the Stone by his side
Soon the world will see His true might
And when darkness comes with the help of Zanaris
He will ascend and claim the world as his
Article by Wise Ork
by Miss Alaska
The Giant Dwarf
Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf
Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf
We meet up with Commander Veldaban again, and he tells us that tragically, more and more people are missing from Keldagrim. We assume that the Red Axe is behind it. Suddenly, the conference is interrupted by a Black Guard member informing Veldaban that Chaos Dwarves are attacking the watchtower. We hurry with Veldaban to the watchtower to defeat the remaining Chaos Dwarf on top of the structure. It drops a Grand Exchange slip upon death, and we discuss the meaning of this with Veldaban. He instructs us to go to the Grand Exchange to ask about the request indicated on the slip.
After inquiring at the Grand Exchange, we are given a package with seemingly random and useless items contained in it. Returning to Keldagrim, we find Veldaban drinking in the Laughing Miner bar of Keldagrim East. He tells us he is angry because he has been taken off the investigation of the missing dwarves, simply because all the missing dwarves are residents of Keldagrim East - the derelict, underprivileged suburb of the city. The investigation has instead been handed to Lieutenant Brae, who in Veldaban's words is just "a girl with a weak will" that does whatever Supreme Commander Bisi tells her. We change the topic and talk to Veldaban about the contents found in the package, giving him a Guardsman's stout, a very strong ale. He becomes drunk and decides to confront Supreme Commander Bisi nonetheless. They have a heated argument, and Commander leaves afterward to go to bed and sleep.
At this point we decide to figure out what the link is between the recent Chaos Dwarf activity and the missing Keldagrim citizens. We investigate the watchtower, using items from the package to help us find clues, eventually being led to a secret mine cart cave with a strangely familiar control panel (we can't remember the similar panel used in Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf as our memory had been wiped). We notice that the green and yellow stones that were in the package are used to operate the mine carts, but we need assistance of another person to make them work. We leave to bring Veldaban to the mine cart cave, and together, solve the track puzzles. Reaching the other side of the maze, we find a cell containing all the missing dwarves. We set them free but one refuses to leave until she finds her husband Brunolt, who had been taken away by Chaos Dwarves.
We go through a tunnel with Veldaban to search, and arrive inside a cave to see Brunolt being brainshwashed by Grunsh the ogre shaman. We both watch in horror as he is turned into a Chaos Dwarf before our eyes. Veldaban screams "Hilda!" upon seeing this, blowing our cover. We run and hide in a safe room, and Commander Veldaban finally tells us about him and his love interest Hilda. Both she and Veldaban had stumbled upon the secret cave looking for her missing brother, but were caught. As Veldaban was a commander in the Black Guard, he couldn't just suddenly go missing; but Hilda was considered an unimportant resident from Keldagrim East. So while Veldaban had his memory erased, Hilda was instead turned into a Chaos Dwarf.
Colonel Grimsson, Hreidmar's henchman, reveals that Hilda was amongst the Chaos Dwarf battalion that attacked the watchtower earlier, and that none of the dwarves had returned, implying that she was killed. Upon hearing this, Veldaban vows to take his revenge on Grimsson. At this time we both find another escape route out of the cave using a tool from the package. We immediately run to the Consortium to report the situation. The company directors decide to post Colonal Grenda's Black Guard division at the entrance cave to the Red Axe's base to prevent the Chaos Dwarves from entering the city. While Veldaban thinks the Red Axe needs to be stopped at once, the Consortium directors don't believe the problem to be serious enough for a full assault, seeing as "no one important" has been kidnapped from the city yet. Veldaban replies that Hilda had been brainwashed and transformed into a Chaos Dwarf, and that he should be the one investigating the Red Axe. When unsuccessful in his appeal, Veldaban resigns from the Black Guard, throwing down his commander insignia to the floor in anger. However, he doesn't give up his fight against the Red Axe choosing to investigate without the help of the Black Guard now.
King of the Dwarves
Birthright of the Dwarves
Article by Miss Alaska
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Article by Miss Alaska
Upon getting Windows 8 for the first time I noticed many many issues that overall made it completely unusable and just insanely annoying to use to the point where even the most simple of tasks was an incredible strain on my sanity. This is because Windows 8 was built from the ground up to be used on touch screen devices. ALL THE CONTROLS WERE MADE TO BE USEFUL ON TOUCH SCREEN DEVICES AND THEY USE THE SAME CONTROLS ON NON-TOUCH SCREEN DEVICES. Let that sink in. Windows 8 does not care that your computer may not be a touch screen device and you will get the same settings even if they are almost impossible for you to use, or serve no purpose what-so-ever. But fear not! I will show you how to make Windows 8 completely usable and even user friendly in what I like to call "The Windows 7.5 Experience".
This is clearly the work of Satan (or Mod Stu). The most apparent problems with Win8 are located on the Trackpad. The trackpad is used for almost everything as the mouse is a key feature on computers for obvious reasons. Not one, but TWO different programs use the trackpad to make shortcuts on your computer. Windows 8 Gestures and the built in trackpad shortcuts are the offenders and the picture above shows what they do.
•The yellow arrows show that any motion from the right of the trackpad will open up the charms bars which appear over anything you are doing and shift focus away from it (a real pain while typing).
•The red arrows show any motion from the left of the trackpad will open up the switcher, once again jumping in front of anything you are working on.
•The black arrows show any motion from the top of the trackpad will open up the app bar, again getting in the way of whatever you are doing.
•The purple arrows show any motion from two fingers anywhere on the trackpad both going left or right will scroll your screen on you. This might not sound like a big deal but constantly losing your place is a huge pain, and it happens OFTEN because the right and left click buttons on the win8 trackpad are touch sensitive so if you move the cursor with one finger and click with another you are constantly making two points of contact on your trackpad.
•The pink arrows show any motion from two points of contact going towards each other will trigger the zoom shortcut. Once again this is very easily triggered because of the sensors in the right and left click buttons.
•The brown circles indicate that if you press down too hard the trackpad will click for you. This can happen anywhere on the trackpad so I just put a few circles up to show this.
•Believe it or not there are several more shortcuts I was too disgusted to try and put up.
So, the most used area of the computer has the most crap packed into it. What could possibly go wrong? By the way did I mention THERE IS NO SETTING TO TURN OFF WINDOWS GESTURES? Luckily there is a settings menu to turn off the trackpad shortcuts with and I found a simple hack to turn off the windows gestures. So here we go!
•Open Control panel
•Change to large or small icon view (not grouped)
•Click the "device settings" tab
•Click the "settings" button
•Uncheck everything but clicking
•Hit apply and your trackpad shortcuts are now disabled!
•Copy the following into a text file(.txt):
•Save and close the text file.
•Rename it anything you want but change the file extension from .txt to .reg
•Ignore any warnings about changing filetype and ect
•Double click "whatever_you_named_it.reg"
•Restart your computer and windows 8 gestures and trackpad shortcuts will be disabled so you can now move your cursor without wanting to put your fist through a wall!
Since the dawn of Windows 95 Windows users have been taught to use the start orb/start menu and for no good reason non touch screen users have had that replaced with a far inferior start page. It totally covers the monitor so you have no idea what is going on underneath it and is easily cluttered with tiles and loads a lot of motion crap that will just eat up ram on your computer for no good reason. There are free programs that can fix this but this is by far the best option and at just $3 for 2 lifetime licenses I would say that is more than affordable enough so without further ado...
•Go to http://www.startisback.com/
•Test it out for 30 days
•If you like it then pay them $3 (they earned it) and give your spare license to a friend who will love you forever.
•If you somehow have a win8 laptop but can't pay $3 for some crazy reason Classic Shell does most of what start is back does and is free http://www.classicshell.net/
Added benefits of start is back include disabling annoying win8 features like the start page, using custom start orbs (just search deviant art for more), and disabling the corner charm bar shortcuts that open at horrible times.
You know what every non touch screen user needs? A touch screen keyboard that starts every time you turn the computer on and never does anything but sit there and take up space! I shouldn't have to explain why adding a touch screen keyboard ON EVERY NON TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE is an act of pure stupidity.
Press "Windows key" + "W"
Type "Services" and press "Enter"
Scroll down to "Touch screen keyboard and handwriting panel"
Double click and change it from "Automatic" to "disabled"
For some reason Windows thought it would be fun if every time you turned your computer on you had to click once to get passed a lock screen just to log in... I don't even know, and I have given up trying to understand them at this point so why don't we just skip to the part where I tell you how to fix it.
•Press the Windows key (key with the windows logo on it) and "R" at the same time
•Type "Regedit.exe" and hit "enter".
•Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
•Click "Personalization" under "CurrentVersion", if it doesn't exist right click "CurrentVersion" and select "create new key" and name it "Personalization". Click it after creation.
•On the right-hand side under "(Default)" right click any blank space and select "New>DWORD (32-bit) Value)" and name it "NoLockScreen".
•Double click "NoLockScreen" and set its value to "1".
For some mysterious reason Win 8 decided to leave all the old power down options and only disable hibernate (The one I use all the time because it turns the machine off to save on power cost, and doesn't close any of the windows I have open). Why only disable hibernate? God only knows at this point but anyways here we go.
•Right click the plugged in/battery power icon on your taskbar and select "power options"
•Click "Change what the power buttons do"
•Click "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
•Check the "Hibernate" box
•Click Save changes
Congratulations! Your computer now runs at the lightning fast speed of windows 8 with all the functionality of windows 7!
Article by Wolfie
Aries (21 March – 20 April)
Taurus (21 April – 21 May)
Gemini (22 May – 22 June)
Cancer (23 June – 23 July)
Leo (24 July – 23 August)
Virgo (24 August – 23 September)
Libra (24 September – 23 October)
Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)
Capricorn ( 22 December – 20 January)
Aquarius (21 January – 19 February)
Pisces (20 February – 20 March)
Article by LizBeth
Having a personality color orange means you are warm, optimistic, extroverted and often flamboyant. You are friendly, good-natured and a generally agreeable person. You are assertive and determined rather than aggressive – having a personality color orange means you are more light-hearted and less intense than those who love red. You thrive on human social contact and social gatherings, bringing all types together. As a personality color orange you enjoy partying and socializing and planning all types of social events – orange people are the life of the party, the uninhibited performer! You are often the loud talker in a group.
Having a personality color red identifies you as extroverted and optimistic, courageous and confident. You are action oriented and physically active – sex is a necessity to you – you have strong survival instincts. With a favorite color red, you like to be the center of attention – in fact all reds crave attention – other people are drawn to the vitality and sense of excitement you emit. As a personality color red, you are stimulating to be with and you radiate a great deal of energy.
With a personality color green you are a practical, down-to-earth person with a love of nature. You are stable and well balanced or are striving for balance – in seeking this balance, you can at times become unsettled and anxious. Having a personality color green means you are kind, generous and compassionate – good to have around during a crisis as you remain calm and take control of the situation until it is resolved. You are caring and nurturing to others – however you must be careful not to neglect your own needs while giving to others.
Having a personality color black means that prestige and power are important to you. You are independent, strong-willed and determined and like to be in control of yourself and situations. As a lover of black you may be conservative and conventional – black is restricting and contained. You may be too serious for your own good – bring some color into your life to lighten you up – life should be fun. You may appear intimidating to even your closest colleagues and friends, with an authoritarian, demanding and dictatorial attitude.
Having a personality color brown means you are honest, down-to-earth and wholesome, salt of the earth people with both feet planted firmly on the ground. You are steady and reliable and quietly confident. You are friendly and approachable, genuine and sincere. With a personality color brown you have a keen sense of duty and responsibility – you take your obligations very seriously.
Note: Rarely is the personality color white a favorite color from childhood – a favorite color white tends to become a favorite at a time when you are going through a transitional period in your life, preparing for new beginnings or seeking a new direction in one or more areas of your life. The following descriptions will apply to both those who love white and those going through a transitional time, although the latter may be a temporary display of the following qualities until the transitional period has passed. This transitional time may last for weeks or years. Having a personality color white means you are neat and immaculate in your appearance, in the presentation of your home and in your car, almost to the point of being fanatical. You have impeccable standards of cleanliness and hygiene and you expect others to adhere to your high standards. You are far-sighted, with a positive and optimistic nature. You are well-balanced, sensible, discreet and wise.
With a personality color yellow you have a happy disposition and are cheerful and fun to be with. You are creative, often being the one who comes up with new ideas – an ideas person who needs others to bring the ideas into reality – you tend to have your head in the clouds much of the time. You can be very critical of yourself as well as others – a perfectionist. You analyze everything, all the time, and are methodical in your thinking.
With a personality color blue as your favorite color you are conservative, reliable and trustworthy – you are quite trusting of others although you are very wary in the beginning until you are sure of the other person. At the same time, you also have a deep need to be trusted. You are not impulsive or spontaneous – you always think before you speak and act and do everything at your own pace in your own time. You take time to process and share your feelings. You are genuine and sincere, and you take your responsibilities seriously. Having a personality color blue means you have a deep need for peace and harmony in your everyday life – you don’t like having your feathers ruffled. You would benefit from daily meditation and quiet time for reflection, introspection and self-discovery.
Source: Personality Color
Article by LizBeth
Article by LizBeth
~!~Very Simple Cranberry Sauce~!~
This is amazingly simple, 3 ingredients, it thickens by itself!
(Original recipe makes 12 servings)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries
Add all ingredients to a sauce pan, boil on top of stove, stirring frequently, until desired thickness. Chill and Serve.
4 cups dried course bread cubes
A stuffed bird takes longer to roast than one that is unstuffed, so plan to cook it about 25 minutes per pound if under 12 pounds, and 20 minutes per pound if over 12 pound bird...in 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven. Remove foil during last 1/2 hour of roasting. Let stand 10 minutes before carving.
When your turkey is removed from roasting pan for carving, there will be some 'fat' left in the pan. Drain out all but about 1/2 cup of the fat. Add 1/3 cup of flour directly to the fat, and stir on top of stove until all dry flour is emulsified. (dissolved in the oil). Gradually add the water from your boiled giblets, stirring constantly. Let boil about 1-2 minutes, tasting to be sure there is enough salt & pepper to taste. (You may color with oyster sauce or soy). Then transfer to gravy serving dish. This is much easier than mixing flour with water as a thickener, and you will NOT GET LUMPS!
Now you know 'Grannies simple secrets' for cooking a perfect Turkey Dinner. It has only failed once, the very first time when I asked my Dad how he roasted a turkey...and I said I did not have 'Poultry Seasoning'. He told me to use 'pepper' instead. I used 2 tablespoons of black pepper as a substitute! The stuffing was inedible!!!
Article by MsKonnan
There are only nine questions. This is a quiz for people who know everything! These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
Answers to Quiz:
9 correct= Brilliant, 7-8= Pretty darn smart, 5-6= Average, Below 5= How hard did you try? 1-3 = You win the dunce cap!
Article by MsKonnan