Introduction: How to Play Runescape: Simple Guide and Tips!

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Hello everyone, this is my first attempt at a runescape instructable. My Name is Cloud 1802 with the space, so add me if you want. This instructable will cover:
Basic controls
how to make money
How to gain experience fast
Tactics for fighting and good places to go
FAQ step
Any questions or requests for new steps, comment on the faq step
Also, this is for non members, i don't want to pay, so don't tell me to.

Oh yeah, if you want to, you can be recruited into my clan. We have a base, I'll show you where it is when you join the clan. I'll be there at some time in the GMT day.

Step 1: Basic Controls

The basic controls are:

Click on the screen or the map to say where you want to go. Clicking on items in your inventory makes you eat them, wield them, wear them, or use them, maybe with something else, depending on what the item is. eg.
Use cooked meat to eat it.
Click on armour or weapons to wield or wear them.
click on dough and click on an oven to bake bread
click a bar of metal on an anvil to smith it.

Camera controls:

up moves camera in an arc up over your character
down moves the camera down in an arc around your character
left/right move the camera sideways around your character.

Typing in: usually public chat. click on a friend in your list's name to send a private message, or if you are in clan chat, start each sentence with a / to send it to everyone in the clan.

Step 2: Money Making!

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Fighting is not the only important thing in runescape. You have to buy your armour, weapons, clothes, robes etc. but with what? The economy would crash in minutes without it. I know! Money! Also known as gp, which stands for gold points, K when referring to ammounts in the thousands, mil when refering to millions, and bil in billions. but this is rare, as the highest ammount of money you can hold is around 2 billion.
Anyway, selling stuff is good, getting money from enemies works, whenever someone wants to trade with you, do it cos they might have something good, and some quests get you money. Some players even ask you to guide them to places for money. whenever someone does this, oblige.if anyone owes you money, add them as a friend to get your worth. Whenever you go to the wild, put stuff in the bank in case you lose it. Another way to make quick easy money if you are under lvl 30, id to go to the Lumbredge cow feild. There you can kill lvl 2 cows and collect their cow hides. Then take the cow hide to the Grand Exchange and sell them there for 100gp. Another way is to go to the wilderness (dont worry you cant get attacked by other people). Go north and around the yellow lava. You know you're there when you see lvl 28 hill giants. Kill a bunch of them and you can get some goodies (Big bone (sells for 346gp) lumpurt roots, daggars and som other stuff).

Step 3: Combat: Tactics for Fighting

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Firstly, you are going to want to get the best sword you can for your level: scimitars are generally better. Also get the best armour you can, because you want to minimalize your chances of being hit: get platebody rather than chain. I favour kiteshields to squareshields, but take your pick. Try to get your stuff from the Grand Exchange North of Varrock. Go to the wilderness and as you advance levels, go deeper in. If you don't want to go to the wilderness, there are goblins and people to fight who are level 2 and chickens, cows, imps and highwaymen in and around Lumbridge, so fight them until you are ready. Note that with the armour you are wearing, you are heavily weighted, so you won't be able to run as fast or as far.

For your weapon, get the largest/best bow and best arrows you can. For armour, leather is good, but for solid defence, try a med helm. Shoot people, goblins, imps, cows and chickens to boost your ranged level. If you want, get a crossbow. With the leather, you weigh an ok weight, and should be able to keep running quite far.

If you want to favour magic, get a staff of some kind, and get runes as soon as possible. For your "armour", get a wizard's hat, wizard's robes and a skirt (yes men, I mean it. It's a shame, but it's true) of the same colour to look good. train up your magic in Lumbridge until you get to level 25, then go into the wilderness with a sword in your inventory just in case. The robes mages wear are quite light, so you should have little trouble running around.

Try to fight things weaker than you. Don't go in over your head, pick on someone your own size etc. Concentrate. If your life meter next to the world map starts flashing, run you arse off back to Lumbridge. Go to the wild if you can, or fight the guards of varrock or other people. Go to a pvp world if you have to!

Step 4: Gain Experience Fast!

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If you want to gain experience like lightning, look no further.
If you want to get fighting experience (strength, Attack, Defence, Hit points, Magic, Ranged) get a scimitar, a bow, or a staff and fight! Use the shared exp. option to get those points up fast!
If you want to get other things up, (mining, smelting, crafting, cooking, firemaking, fishing etc.) Do half an hour on each skill: spend time on it!

Step 5: FAQ

Have you got a question? Ask away!

1)I can't buy or sell stuff on the grand exchange! Nothing comes up! What am I doing wrong?

The Exchange doesn't have infinite items: they come from people who are selling their's! Wait a few minutes, maybe hours, maybe days if you're unlucky, and the money or items will come.


SonicX 22 (author)2010-11-04

lol heres my really updated status:
Combat level is 86

i also have 1M in my bank

shieldsam (author)2010-11-02

whats ur username

The Jamalam (author)shieldsam2010-11-03

cloud 1802, but i barely play anymore. add me all the same though.

Shad0w-H0und (author)2010-04-11

im lvl 92, with like 4 mill gold of stuff and i havent played in ages...

xdarkxsparkyx (author)2009-03-16

hmm nice but im a member i have way more cash then that i have 999 mil so like i make cash by killing black dragons, i forgot what orger but they drop orge bones and all that stuff and im in level 70 im so good oh and im a mod as well so like i really dont care about bein a mod of corse its fun but i just became a mod to like chill when im board so anyways im rich oh and i can fight satan his like level 445 hes easy anywasy later oh and i have 99k everything ill show u one of this days sencirely; zezimas bro zezima1

were is satan

im right here

what is so good bout bein a mod

d2j5 (author)xdarkxsparkyx2009-03-19

theres a satan on rune scape ? -.- or is it just something that looks like satan lol. but honstly i dont belive you, i have been wrong before.

The Jamalam (author)d2j52009-04-19

probably some demon

cloot100 (author)2009-07-19

yea and the things i have are rune plate body rune platelegs dragon med helm dragon longsword and toktz something (shield)

harmenator (author)cloot1002010-03-17


bighead5454 (author)cloot1002009-07-21

hey do you have a dwarf cannon

King Crab (author)2010-01-29

I sold all my stuff. I'm level 92 and have like 2.5m, but I haven't played in a long long time.

SonicX 22 (author)2009-04-18

uptaded these stats today my combat level is 60

The Jamalam (author)SonicX 222009-04-19

nice! If i remember rightly...
Smithing=34 (snap!)

Pizzapie500 (author)The Jamalam2009-12-31

Sorry for really late reply but here's a pic of my stuff
I have about 2.5m in items/cash

SonicX 22 (author)The Jamalam2009-04-19


The Jamalam (author)SonicX 222009-04-19

ummmm ok

pic of ur char?

SonicX 22 (author)RMConstruction2009-06-09

heres my char i have a Rune Full helm Rune Platelegs Guthix Platebody Rune Scimy and a Rune Berseker

RMConstruction (author)SonicX 222009-06-30

Here's mine: Full rune plain Rune gauntlets (oh yeah!) Rainbow boots Str Ammy Warlock cape Rune berserker 100 (4 spiked) And explorers ring 2

SonicX 22 (author)RMConstruction2009-06-30

i also got everything that u have exept i dont have rainbow boots and rune gauntlets

RMConstruction (author)SonicX 222009-07-02

No Way! you don't! I have full charged rune berserker. it has 4 spikes

SonicX 22 (author)RMConstruction2009-07-03

well besides the berseker

RMConstruction (author)SonicX 222009-06-11

cool! what technique did you use to get enough money????

SonicX 22 (author)RMConstruction2009-06-11

coal or yew logs

RMConstruction (author)SonicX 222009-06-11

al would b best for me. need mining up anyway.

SonicX 22 (author)RMConstruction2009-06-07

hey sorry if i didnt respond to u fast il get a pic tomorrow or tuesday

On the main thing

SonicX 22 (author)The Jamalam2009-04-19


SonicX 22 (author)2009-12-16

 skill update

along with items i have:
Rune Scimmy
some grapes
an Abyssal Whip

squarepants (author)2009-09-16

i used to play as well-i was always gonna quit at level 90-when i did i had 70 magic, around 70 def att def, and 6-10 mill in items. I was awesome lol

strcrusher (author)2009-08-02

used to be a mem got red dragon hat thing got 3 mill then i got hacked and the next time i opened it it was all gone :( cmbat lvl 103

cloot100 (author)2009-07-15

combat levels? mines 76 really really really need 99,wc 99,cooking and 99firemaking my wc level is 67 cooking 49 and firemaking 57

strcrusher (author)cloot1002009-08-02

103 and my other 61

cloot100 (author)2009-07-19

firemaking is now 60 :D

cloot100 (author)2009-07-15

im going to work on thieving and agility right now

cloot100 (author)2009-07-15

my levels that i remember are farming:4 thieving:26 attack:60 defence:60 strength:59 mining:37 cooking:49 hitpoints:60 woodcutting:67 smithing:32 crafting:36 slayer:5 runecrafting:9 fishing:18 firemaking:58 agility:27 prayer:46 fletching:23 range:42 magic:47 and combat:76 thats all i remember.

cloot100 (author)2009-07-15

my name on runescape is cloot100 lol.

cloot100 (author)2009-07-15

my combat level is 76

build a BOOM (author)2009-06-10

IM lvl 61 with rune full and 170K 50attk 50 hitpnts 52 minig (essence all the way) 55 str 43 smthing 47 def 55 fishin 7 range 56 cookin 35 fire 36 mage 38 wood cuttin and 24 runecrafting

and combat 61

The Jamalam (author)build a BOOM2009-06-10

lol you said that. Higher tot than me :P

The_Lost_Carrot (author)2009-05-30

i thought it was gold pieces not gold points

The_Lost_Carrot (author)2009-05-30

i have 70 attack 65 str 68 def 68 hp used to have 3.5mil but i lost it all :( my username is luxor140

SonicX 22 (author)2009-02-27

my: Strength 49 Attack 43 Defence 45 Magic 19 (lol) Mining 56 (WOOT) Smithing 34 Cooking 40 (cake anyone) Crafting 17 Treecutting 37 Ranged 2 (ROFL But i hate using bows so go ahead and say its stupid) All quests completed and almost full rune and my account name is Jogita6

Kaiven (author)SonicX 222009-05-27

I'm happy to have 50 construction, and still have 1.1 mil. Construction ate half my moneyz >:O

SonicX 22 (author)Kaiven2009-05-28

im happy to have 62 woodcutting and 61 mining

Kaiven (author)SonicX 222009-05-28

lol I thinkmineis 63 wc and 61 mining.

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