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Transcendent
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The update says you can make masterwork armour just through Mining and Smithing, no bossing required!

But, to get the ores, you need a level 90 pick.

To get a level 90 pick, you need an imcando pick.

To get an imcando pick, you have to have a dragon pick.

To get a dragon pick, you have to do combat, unless there is some other way to get one I don't know about.

I don't see why a pickaxe needed for a non combat skill should require combat to obtain. It bothers me.

So now basically I can't start the new Mining and Smithing update until I spend about a month killing things to get a horribly rare drop dragon pick, and then get it gilded, because I'm not paying for a dragon pickaxe I didn't know I was going to need to upgrade my crystal pickaxes.

And since I need one for my toolbelt and one to augment, that means I need two for each account, so a total of six dragon pickaxes.

This is the same reason I quit ironman, its impossible to get high level skilling tools without combat, and I hate combat, and I'm not going to pay inflated prices to but a pickaxe.

Its just really annoying having skilling locked behind quests and combat.
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07-Jan-2019 15:24:21 - Last edited on 07-Jan-2019 15:29:11 by Transcendent

Steelweaver
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Elder Rune, Bane, Necronium, and Orikalkum pickaxes are a thing.

The only bonuses to your above pickaxes is that they're augmentable.
The Steelweaver

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07-Jan-2019 15:27:28

Transcendent
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I might have known dragon pickaxes/Imcando Pickaxes were required if Jagex had run the beta at a time NOT concurrent with in game events that had to be done at the same time, I had no time to do both the in game event AND the beta, so I am totally caught off guard with this frustrating news that my previously best in game pickaxes are no use now, and can't be upgraded to be augmented without dragon pickaxes I don't have.

I was looking forward to the update, but I should have known Jagex would do something to make it reward and require combat and ruin it for pure skillers or players who don't like combat. They always find a way to make skillers unable to progress without combat.
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07-Jan-2019 15:34:35

Steelweaver
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Transcendent said:
I might have known dragon pickaxes/Imcando Pickaxes were required if Jagex had run the beta at a time NOT concurrent with in game events that had to be done at the same time, I had no time to do both the in game event AND the beta, so I am totally caught off guard with this frustrating news that my previously best in game pickaxes are no use now, and can't be upgraded to be augmented without dragon pickaxes I don't have.

I was looking forward to the update, but I should have known Jagex would do something to make it reward and require combat and ruin it for pure skillers or players who don't like combat. They always find a way to make skillers unable to progress without combat.


Sorry, but it's just a matter of doing your research. That's why the beta was a good four weeks long.
The Steelweaver

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07-Jan-2019 15:36:30

Steelweaver
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Transcendent said:
And what happens with my already augmented crystal pickaxes, can they be upgraded without removing augmentation?


Yes.
The Steelweaver

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07-Jan-2019 15:36:43

Light Gaia
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There is a way to get it without combat. The G.E or trading another player.

The only ones who have to do it via combat are IM/HCIM players.

Skillers who choose not to do combat? their own stinkin' problem. You can just buy it off the G.E if you hate it that much. Stop whining.
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07-Jan-2019 15:38:37

Transcendent
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Distant Hero said:
You can also get them from crystal triskelion keys or the motherlode maw. Or spend a little GP. You don't have to do combat.


I have to do combat if I don't want to buy one, which yes I could buy one but won't on principle, or if I don't want to depend on my always bad RNG which has never given me a dragon pickaxe from triskelion keys or the motherlode maw, which I do on 2 accounts and have never gotten one, and I've never gotten one from drops either despite killing the things that can drop them, so I don't know why I even think I will be able to get any from drops other than sheer stubbornness and determination not to buy one.

But that is my choice, I'm not going to buy one at the currently inflated prices, so I'll try to get six of them from drops. If I don't get them from drops, maybe after prices drop in a few months if ever I might buy some, but I'll try combat for now. And if I don't like that, maybe I'll catch Implings to sell get some.

Or maybe I'll get a Hazelmere's ring and sell it, because the way my RNG goes, I'll either get nothing of value or get something worth over 2 billion GP maybe.
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07-Jan-2019 15:53:42

Hidden Relic
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Transcendent said:
I might have known dragon pickaxes/Imcando Pickaxes were required if Jagex had run the beta at a time NOT concurrent with in game events that had to be done at the same time, I had no time to do both the in game event AND the beta, so I am totally caught off guard with this frustrating news that my previously best in game pickaxes are no use now, and can't be upgraded to be augmented without dragon pickaxes I don't have.

I was looking forward to the update, but I should have known Jagex would do something to make it reward and require combat and ruin it for pure skillers or players who don't like combat. They always find a way to make skillers unable to progress without combat.

If you were Caught off Guard, that's your own fault.
The Info's been out there for MONTHS, and there are even NPCs spamming about checking out the Update info all over the place.
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