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Bigbear Claw
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Hey yo, its bear.


I've participated in the other Parcels from the Hedge events in the past, I like aiming for unique gear and cosmetic offerings. I'm not seeing consistency in the getting fanmail and parcels from "Skill and Kill".

One thing of note before the question, I'm minding my xp gains and not trying to level up; so I am not necessarily playing with "abandon" or normal. So that could possibly factor in, but I don't think it that should.

I know a criticism of many modern events here in RS is their grind-scape nature, but most times there is sort of rhythm to it. Often a certain amount of XP yields a token/fragment/ seasonal resource; or action performed in so much time, like once every 10 or 15 minutes ect.

What is exactly required to get fanmail and parcels (from Skill n Kill) and how frequently are we supposed to get them?


Thanks for your insights folks, maybe you can help me get to the bottom of this. ^_^ The new wiki and the old wikia don't seem to give me this info.
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13-Mar-2019 20:15:06

Sad Hero
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I have a question to add I've opened over 100 packages but have yet to get the sack of parcels and I believe it stacks with fan mail too? Might be wrong but if it does that's over 200 opened is it just because I'm on mobile or do i have absolute garbage luck? Had clan members get it after 5 tries

14-Mar-2019 14:19:16

Bigbear Claw
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Jeremy Cheng; They do not seem to be every 5 minutes on my end of things, maybe I get 2 deliveries an hour at best.

Yoiola. I haven't done dungeoneer in a long time; I can't give testimony if it gave parcels and mail last event.

Sad Hero. I looked up the fanmail rare you have in mind, it seems to be on the "rare" tier.
From my experience last time round, I only got the Ring of Small Parcel toward the end of the event, it might just take a luck or several hundred tries, slightly unfortunate for collecting purposes... :|
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I still haven't found the clarity that I'm hoping for. I guess two items and hour isn't bad, but it still feels random and a bit grindy.
I'm doing rather mundane skilling activities, so maybe my thought of an XP cap per item is a good lead; maybe if someone gets 1 item per 5 minutes, they're earning several thousand xp in that time.... O_o
I do pick-pocketing, runespan, killing pekins/chickens, repeating agility obstacles and fletching logs into to arrow shafts.
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14-Mar-2019 17:59:54

Draco Burnz
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Jeremy Cheng said:
Bigbear Claw said:

What is exactly required to get fanmail and parcels (from Skill n Kill) and how frequently are we supposed to get them?



mails are every 5 minutes.


If you actually partook in the event youd know how wrong you are.
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15-Mar-2019 00:21:39

Yoiola
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From my experience (which means nothing on a global scale), I seem to be getting parcels on a different rate from different skills, but it's most likely that they are just random. With fishing and farming arc mushrooms I seem to be getting them quite consistently (in the last days I've mainly been farming chimes on the Arc).

I tend to open the parcels 40 at a time and I easily got all the rare prizes from the small parcels and the fan mail.

15-Mar-2019 00:44:06

Lord Drakan
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You can get a maximum of 1 parcel per 5ish minutes, yes, but to get there you would need a constant supply of experience. And just cutting down a tree every 10 minutes doesn't seem to do it, so I'm not sure how it works. I think it's similar to elite skill outfit fragments if not the same mechanic.

Very annoying though, because in order to get parcels you have to get xp every so often. Really they should change it so that every D&D or minigame played also awards a parcel (or has a chance of doing so), then hopefully that should cover most players. (since a lot of stuff give xp even if very little, so questing is probably included here)
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16-Mar-2019 13:59:10

Draco Burnz
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Lord Drakan said:
Very annoying though, because in order to get parcels you have to get xp every so often. Really they should change it so that every D&D or minigame played also awards a parcel (or has a chance of doing so), then hopefully that should cover most players. (since a lot of stuff give xp even if very little, so questing is probably included here)


Or they can make it so a parcel is given out every 5 min or so of gaining xp like some of these promos do.
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