Oct 18 2021
Purchasing a Hardcore Ironman
Hardcore ironman can be some of the most fun, rewarding and challenging content in the game – balancing risk of death with efficiency and obtaining max, best in slot gear without losing 1 life and without the assistance of others. As anyone who has played a Hardcore ironman before can tell you, Due to the nature of Old School Runescape and the game mode itself, it can be a long grind in-between death from beginner, early content back into the mid and end game where the real fun PVMing and skilling begins, making deaths even more frustrating as starting a new account can mean hundreds of hours of grinding, questing and skilling before you can really get back into the game mode. Fortunately, we at Lucky Charm are committed to maximising your enjoyment from the game by doing these grinds for you!
Let us do the hard work for you
Along side our account services, where skilled workers will hand train your account for you, we also offer account sale services. Some of the worst parts of efficiently training your new HCIM is the early game - Wintertodt isn’t exiting for anyone, let alone getting 99 Firemaking for the umpteenth time on your new hardcore, and it’s very easy to get burnt out before even getting to the part of the game you want to play. Our most popular account builds are 99 firemaking, 99 firemaking / 70 agility and 99 firemaking / 70 agility / 83 Hunter. These three builds are perfect for anyone either new to Hardcore Ironman, or those rebuilding a new account after losing status. With these options, you can choose to skip some of the most annoying and boring grinds within Oldschool RuneScape and get straight into the action without being inefficient on your account or limiting yourself. Due to the nature of the boss and its loot, it is far better to get 99 firemaking whilst remaining at 10hp, as well as the crates stacked up being a fantastic starter pack for the early and mid-game on your Hardcore.
All our accounts are 100% Hand trained by our workers – we will never sell botted accounts, or hide any bans / mutes that have been registered on the accounts. We will only ever use Runelite or Vanilla client whilst training accounts. Our customers satisfaction and security are our highest priority, and if any problems arise within the purchasing of an account or after obtaining the account we are always here to help. All accounts sold through Lucky Charm have no registered email or authenticator – meaning we have no way of recovering the account after you have purchased it and added the necessary security details. We highly recommend you add a recovery email, authenticator and change the password after the account is in your possession to make sure there is no way someone is able to obtain your account.
Extra services are always available through our services discord. We offer an extremely wide range of services for your account, from item collection to endgame PVM carries and completions. We have experience with almost all content in the game, from low level fire capes with no supplies, to bossing as a HCIM and diary completions. Any content that you are unable to complete due to time constraints or lack of experience with, we have you back and can help take your account to the next level – just open a ticket up in discord or chat to us in the general chat.
Account Process and details
Why these stats?
We create the accounts fresh and get straight into training. Our skilled workers hand-train the account to 99 - we do not use Bots, AHK scripts, cheat clients or multi-boxing, and all accounts are sold with 0 bans or offences unless stated otherwise.
We get to 99 firemaking first using wines bought from Draynor Village, or cakes. This is an early game grind that must be done on any Hardcore to be efficient, as Wintertodt gets much harder when your HP is trained above 10hp, and the crates are near essential for making your Ironman experience as comfortable as possible.
We get 70 agility using rooftop courses only, collecting all the marks of grace to get your account full graceful – an essential item for any account – as well as set you up to make more stamina potions. 70 agility makes questing on an Ironman extremely smooth and quick, with way less walking than an account with 1 agility.
83 Hunter is an essential skill to have on an ironman since at 83 hunter players can catch dragon implings which have very notable drops such as amulet of glory, magic seed, snapdragon seed which are all very important for an ironman. Especially the amulet of glory is very useful for early PVM on the Hardcore Ironman.
Once purchased, we will send you the accounts login and password Through the Runescape website, you can change the set email and add authenticator to the account and change the password. Runescape passwords are not case sensitive, so we recommend you use a long password that is not used on any other websites. Note – this will not change the login email, so make sure you have that written down as to not forget. Setting a recovery email will mean this account is 100% yours – we have no way of recovering your account, even if we wanted to, so you have absolute security and zero worries we can recover once the account is trained up to a beast Iron.
A pre-made Iron is an incredibly easy and quick way to save time and avoid burning out on some of the slow yet essential early game grinds on Ironman, and is highly recommended whether you are new to Ironmen or a returning player looking for a hardcore challenge.
If you have any further questions, message Lucky on discord or ping any of the managers within our services or accounts discord in the general chat. Good luck on your Ironman, and I hope to not see you on the hardcore deaths twitter!
Sep 16 2021
Explaining and Optimising the settings of the Runelite 117 HD plugin
HD is finally here in Old School RuneScape! 117’s new plugin brings new life to the game, bringing it fully into 2021 with amazing graphics and lighting. In its current state, those without brand new RTX graphics cards may struggle to run it at optimal performance, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on HD.
Explanation of settings
Very simply, expands how much of the game is drawn. I recommend turning this up as high as you can for the most immersive experience
draw distance on 90
draw distance on 40
This smooths the edges of objects, producing a cleaner look with higher detail
This affects how your inventory and world map looks – This all comes down to personal preference.
This reduces jagged edges within textures, and adjusts textures for your viewing angle to improve the visual aesthetic of textures on the ground and on walls
Within the HD plugin, certain areas have special lighting affects – such as Draynor manor and tempoross having lightning. If you don’t suffer from epilepsy and want the most immersive visuals, make sure this is on!
Saturation, contrast, brightness
These are the colour filters for the graphics. I recommend playing around with these settings until you get your preferred visuals, but personally I keep saturation and contrast at default and brightness on “darker”, to adjust for the extremely bright textures in the overworld
Level of detail
This setting will adjust how many extra textures, such as blades of grass and dirt piles, appear in game, and how far they are rendered from your character
This setting gives off lighting in game from certain light sources, such as fires, pets and teleport portals. This lighting is beautiful, and I highly recommend it. The different settings (25, 50, 100) will adjust how far out these lighting effects are rendered
dynamic lighting on full
dynamic lighting on 25
dynamic lighting off
Projectile and NPC lights work in the same way, with projectiles lighting up your magic spells and crystal bow arrows, and NPC lights showing lighting off certain pets and NPC models.
This will give different lighting to different affects areas in the game. Although this plugin will make the game look beautiful, it can make it hard to see in certain areas
atmospheric lighting on
atmospheric lighting off
Shadows are my personal favourite part of the plugin. They bring so much life and detail to the game, and I highly recommend you turn these on. Shadow resolution will affect how high detail these shadows are and turning on “expand show draw” and increasing the shadow distance will render shadows in all areas that are rendered in the draw distance. Lighting will always come from the southwest, with shadows pointing northeast
shadows on, 8192 resolution
shadows on, 2048 resolution
Fog depth will do as it says, adjust the depth of the fog on the border of your draw distance. I recommend keeping this at static and a depth of 5
Ground fog will also do as it says, giving the floor fog in certain areas. This looks amazing, but again can make certain areas difficult to see in
ground fog on
ground fog off
I recommended leaving the default sky on “Default (Blue”. The sky will adjust itself to match the environment you are in, which looks amazing
Ground and object textures are as they say, the improved textures on floors and walls. I also recommend leaving these on for a full HD experience
ground and object textures on
ground and object textures off
HD Tzhaar reskin will reskin the Tzhaar area to the yellow orange it was back in 2008. This plugin comes down to personal preference on how it looks
TzHaar reskin on
TzHaar reskin off
Optiming the settings for performance
For those of us without top-of-the-line PC builds, leaving the settings on absolute max will not be possible. Luckily, with how customisable the plugin in it is easy to optimise it for your PC or laptop. The most intensive settings are shadows, anti-aliasing and dynamic lights.
The minimum computer specs I recommend for this plugin are an i5 4460/Ryzen 1600 or above, 8gb of ram, GTX 1050/RX 470 and above. Whilst it is possible to use the plugin on lower power machines, stable 50fps won’t be achievable in most areas
For optimal performance
turn anti-aliasing off
turn shadow resolution to 2048
turn dynamic lights to some (50)
turn draw distance down, 70 is optimal for good performance and visuals
turn anisotropic filtering to 8
turn expand shadow draw off, and shadow distance to 40
turn level of detail to medium
turn water effects to some
These settings are the most intensive on your computer and decrease the performance the most. Turning these down will only mildly affect the visuals, whilst increasing performance massively, keeping your game at a stable 50fps with smooth gameplay.
Certain areas, such as priffdinas and the GE on a heavily populated world, will always be intensive on your computer due to how many shadows and dynamic lights are drawn, but with these optimisations you should still be able to run it even on lower end computers.
Sep 15 2021
Baby Pure PKing guide
PVP is some of the hardest and most rewarding content in the game at its high levels, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t easy to learn. PVP at its core is about stacking out your opponent without getting stacked out yourself – easy in concept, but against experienced foes it can prove difficult.
We highly recommend you create a baby pure if you’re completely new to PKing – our guide to make this account can be found at here. These extremely low-level accounts risk next to nothing, and are a great start to learning to PK. More experienced players quickly level out of the bracket, leaving only newer PKers for you to fight. This makes it much easier to learn PKing without dying every time you step out.
The risk in this bracket is extremely low, as little at 50k per set. This makes it extremely cheap to learn to PK, you can even turn a good profit once you are proficient. However, if you are confident, you may risk up to 1m in gear – this isn’t recommended if you are very new to PKing, as you are more likely to be focused by experienced PKers if you are risking, and you are also extremely likely to lose your items. Only risk what you’re willing to lose!
This is our recommended setup for beginners.
If you don’t have 70 range, equip Red D’hide chaps instead
This is the advanced setup. Only use this if you’re confident
The most active honour-pking spot is the grand exchange on PVP worlds – world 560 and world 539. Pures generally fight around the south of GE, and the north of Varrock west bank. It is active at all times, but most active between 8pm – 2am UTC
If you have it, keep protect item on at all times and watch out for rushers. If you are suddenly frozen or hit by a crossbow bolt, teleport straight away to avoid dying to rushers – they are common in this combat bracket, but easy to avoid if you keep an eye out.
Pre-angler before you step out to have the highest HP possible. When you start a fight, pot up and put your prayer on
this is the prayers to use. Switch to ultimate strength when speccing, or camp ultimate strength if you are not confident in switching prayers quickly
Be very careful of your HP, try and stay around 80% of your max HP the entire fight, making sure to not get yourself “pot stuck”. Eating has a set order – Food, Sarabrew, Karambwan. If you eat out of order, you are delayed by a few ticks until your next eat – this is enough to get you killed! So make sure you eat your shark first, brew second and karambwan last.
If you see your opponent running in to spec, put your phoenix necklace on and eat up! Most players will use and MSB or crossbow into gmaul, meaning the damage will stack in 1 or 2 hits – You need to eat as your opponent hits you to survive, but its always better to eat too early than eat too late
Make sure you keep an eye on your prayer – its better to die and keep your +1, than risk dying and losing it.
To put it as simple as possible, PID determines whose hit registers first. An easy way to see who has pid is to see if your hit registers as your XP drops, or a tick after your XP drops. You want to be speccing on PID and focusing on eating when its not your PID. PID will swap randomly, and if you’re lucky/unlucky it will swap as you or your opponent specs
If you are “pid swapped”, your opponents hits will register on the same tick, and a tick before you are expecting them to – this makes it incredibly difficult if not impossible to out-eat, but they are rare.
After both players have used their special attacks, its time to teleport – there is little point in staying after both have specced / ran out of KO potential, and you’ll just be wasting supplies. Below is a video demonstration on how to use w330 house portals to regen your stats and spec
An organised bank goes a long way in making your inventory quick and easy to manage and refill. I highly recommend keeping your gear and supplies in your first tab, and using your second tab as a loot tab. This way, you can quickly bank without having to search up every single item you need.
KO-ing your opponent
Here comes the fun bit. The granite maul is the best weapon for special attacks in this bracket, with its potential for huge stacks and ease of use. To double spec, either click the spec bar 3 times in 1 tick and then your opponent, or spam click it 4 times in 1 tick to instant-fire it. If you have a secondary weapon, click it as soon as your XP drops to whack after. If not, hold the gmaul to get an extra hit on the end.
My go to strategy is to wait for two big arrows in a row, and then send the spec. This will mean my opponent is on lower HP and eat stuck, so they can’t out eat my stack – as long as I hit
The use of F-Keys are essential for this stack, as well as some quick clicking. Practice doing this in PVM or in the clan wars portal, where there is 0 risk, so you can get the timings right and get into the muscle memory of the action. If you aren’t confident switching prayer along with the spec, prod super strength through the entire fight.
These are the basics of PKing! Although it feels complicated at first, you will quickly learn how to fight and kill your opponents whilst surviving their specs. I recommend to new players to buy 10-30 PK sets, and expect to lose them all whilst learning. The low cost of sets in this bracket make this an easy investment for anyone who wants to learn how to PK. I can make up to 3m an hour PKing on my pure, or over 20m an hour DHing on my main. Once you’re good, PKing is some of the most fun you can have in OSRS, as well as some of the best money outside of ToB! Good luck, and I’ll see you on the PVP worlds!