Cultured's UIM Progress Journal
I have chosen to start a "journal" of sorts to track to progress of my ultimate ironman, Cultured. i will (hopefully) update this thread every week or two and hopefully show the challenges, completely dull and fun aspects of this game mode, as well as how i personally complete my goals. I do have goals to comp this account and get to a point where i can solo raid very consistently and hunt that tbow. Thank you guys for taking a look and feel free to follow the topic!
Chapter 1: The Beginning (sort of)
The beginning of this journal is actually the week after i have maxed.
during this week i had one HUGE goal and that was to get a Tanzanite Fang to continue my diaries and some other PVM goals.
Lucky for me i achieved this goal on a sweet KC of 268 along with the majority of Zulrah's collection log.
After flying through that goal i decided to press forward and finish up the last few tasks to complete my Ardougne and Desert diaries completely! now i have 3 diaries completely finished!
Finally i decided to do my 3 fight caves Karamja diary and unfortunately did not receive the pet then since i had 83 marks of grace rotting in my inventory i decided to grind out the remaining of the 270 marks for graceful and amylase for the stamina pot task, and received my first agility pet at 17.6m agility XP!!
I tried to make my inventory and looting bag as pretty as i could for this post but it still remains a disaster. Heres how im looking at the end of the first week.
(yes i still have 10 marks rotting in my invent)
for next week...
My main goal will be to get Arma top and bottom to get some better defensive gear for when i face the inferno.
Some secondary/side goals i have are to complete the Konar and Neive/Steve slayer diaries and unlock the slayer helmet perk and get a black mask.
Chapter 2: Anything you can do UIM can do better
Wow okay where to begin. a lot has happened this week and i found a little downtime with some afk skilling to make this weeks post a half a day early.
to start as you could see from last week journal i was grinding out the buy onyx task and i got that done very quickly while also picking myself a set of obsidian armour.
my next goal was finish off the slayer tasks which is did slowly work on completing the Konar slayer task diaries and getting myself enough points for the slayer helmet unlock! I quickly ran to Cave Horrors expecting a long grind and completely lucked out at #77 KC!
Now with my slayer helm (i) (even thought i couldn't use it as my only armour set was void) I decided to try and get some Kree tasks to knock out my goal of achieving arma pl8 and legs. After some hours of grinding and 5k darts later, i decided to call it quits at 250 KC where i got the Arma legs drop.
After that Kree task i got a barrows task and decided to do it just for fun and extremely luckily got a Karils top from one of my first chests, giving me a decent armour set besides void so i could use my slayer helmet on tasks now. Feeling re motivated i decided to go back to the slayer grind but this time doing Kraken, Hydra, and Kree. on my first Kraken task i managed to accumulate 2 Tridents.
and on the next task a 3rd trident at 199 KC for a total of 4 tridents on this account by 199 KC some insane RNG. I still need Tent so i pressed on. 424 KC total now and still on the hunt but it is a very nice afk task.
I found myself having quite a bit of homework in the middle of the week so i found a semi afk task i could work on while writing some papers, and that was Drake's for the Drake's Claw. i Did this grind completely off task so i could achieve Brimstone Boots a very good defensive and hybrid boot, amazing for a UIM.
after a nice afk grind for the boots i was now back at it and ready to get hydra and Kree out of the way. I got my first ever hydra task a new boss to me since i left osrs. Learnt it in about 2-3 kills pretty efficiently and sat with that boss for a day and a half. After that fun and new grind i found myself with a fancy new ring and gorgeous new slayer helm colouring.
The brimstone ring although not originally this weeks goal was something i was looking forward to achieving for some time now as along with the brimstone boots it is one of the best rings for a UIM being a great hybrid ring.
With my newfound gear i took on Vorkath and put in my 50 KC for the Vorkath head drop obtaining my Assembler max cape. took a good 2 hours but im glad i got it out of the way.
I went up to 281 Kree KC before @Moe generously started the Zalcano event where did not get pet or tool seed unfortunately but i got my 40 crystal shards for my last Western Province diary Completing my 4th Diary.
since i had to suicide for my zalcano set up i checked my other achivement diaries and noticed Falador, Varrock, Fremnick, and Kandarin diaries were all only 1 step away from completing i will be finishing those up as soon as i can. Currently working on getting my 50 nuggets for Falador.
And thats how i will end my journal for this week. a very busy week. As reading week coming up i have some plans to go camping and up to see my girlfriends family for a few days where i will not be playing, so the next journal may be a little shorter.
For next week...
I still have the goal of getting my Arma chest plate as well as finishing my neive/steve slayer tasks diary currently 21/25 along with completing the 4 diaries mentioned above. I would like to get my tent from kraken which shouldn't be too bad as it is very afk.
once i have that done i will hope i could do inferno and maybe 5 of each raid for dairies but those will be up in the air wether i attempt or not this week.
Thanks again for reading!
Chapter 3: Now the fun begins
Well Im off to go camping tomorrow so this is my last chance to post for this week even thought it is technically 3 days early. Got enough done to do a journal post so here we go!
I started off this week by grinding out my 50 nuggets for Falador diaries then continued on to get 180 for the prospector's outfit, wasn't a bad grind post 99 i did unfortunately get a mining pet though which meant i had to suicide to get rid of it (as i have 8 now). below is the loot from getting the nuggets.
After mining i decided to burn through the other 3 diaries like i said i would in the previous journal easily completing the last tasks leaving me with only 5 task left. Both Barrows tasks, 5 COX, 5 TOB, and The Inferno. i had never done the inferno before so i decided to watch some videos on the boss while doing some slayer tasks. My first ever Saradomin task i got insanely lucky grabbing 4 drops in only 28 KC.
Unfortunately a dupe hilt and no acb but i cant complain i was there for 10 minutes. i did have godsword shards 1 & 3 saved as i did want an SGS in the future but had no idea it would come so quickly. I kept up with the slayer but started doing only barrows slayer tasks while trying to finish up my diaries. Flying past 50 barrows runs i got enough points to finally make my hydra slayer helm!
Barrows barrows barrows for a few hours untill finally i achived an entire DH set after 89 barrows runs and wearing the set for my 90 run exactly to complete the achievement.
getting those out of the way had me motivated to continue finishing up the diaries i took my newfound Inferno knowledge and geared myself up for my first ever inferno attempt!
Disclaimer: For anyone attempting inferno and wanting to replicate my inventory. I actually switched my inventory around for when i completed it to 6 brews and the rest restores.
Which ended significantly better than i had expected. Got all the way to Zuk and killed the Jad phase but unfortunately tanked a Zuk hit with only 200 HP left of the boss... Second run! slightly worse dying to Jad phase again by Zuk not even the Jad... Finally a 3rd attempt taking it very cautious and only attacking from the sides i managed to grab myself an Inferno Cape!
WOOOOO! the inferno was significantly easier then i initially thought even going into it very confidently only took around 2 hours to do my 3 laps. After claiming my inferno cape i attempted to get into some raid groups unfortunately i am quite under geared at the moment and with COX/TOB loot bonuses going on i was not able to get into any groups. I did however manage to do 2 COX runs with a friend. While waiting to see if i could get into any raid groups i did some Bandos and Zamorak finally snatching myself a godsword shard 2 at Bandos after getting 8 godsword shards 3's and 6 shard 2's Completing my Saradomin Godsword.
(tiny ass picture lmao)
Finally i did a few more bandos to no avail reaching 35kc continued on with my Tent hunt reaching 600 kraken KC and even attempted 10 basilisk guards hoping to get lucky on jaw. no luck on any bosses.
NOW THE FUN BEGINS
With bonus xp on and my girlfriend out of the house i decided to start on my 200m's going for thieving as my first. grabbing a very lucky rocky pet at 38.5m xp!
Before i even made it to 40m xp i accidently suicided to the NPC and lost it LMAO.... I continue on with my thieving now sitting at 50m xp and am debating on what my second two 200m's should be. was thinking con and cooking but starting to change my mind and leaning now more towards WC and FM. either way thieving is first.
if you made it this far that was a lot of reading congratulations and thank you. see you next week!
For next week...
I will hopefully achieve 200m thieving but doubt ill get the other 2 possibly go back to some PVM my main PVM goals as of now are:
Bandos Tasset & Chestplate
Do not plan on getting all or even half of those drops but they are all on my list of bosses i will be fighting hopefully all on task.