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Beginner's Guide

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Getting Started

Creating your avatar Creating your avatar

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ow that you have an active account, you’ll need to create an avatar that represents you when you adventure across Gielinor!

Our easy-to-use character creation interface lets you get incredibly hands-on with your avatar, allowing you to choose features such as skin colour, hairstyle, facial hair and more. You can also dress up your avatar in a variety of costumes and outfits, giving you the opportunity to create an entirely unique character, ready to make its mark across Gielinor.

Happy with how he or she looks? Clicking ‘Confirm’ will take you to a screen where you can name yourself (within reason, of course). Once you’ve decided on a name, others will be able to see it as you wander the plains, and you’ll be able to see theirs in return.

Go Questing...

...and improve your skills ...and improve your skills

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ou’ll be able to carry out a huge variety of tasks throughout Gielinor, but this depends on how proficient you are at certain skills. For example, the Woodcutting skill lets you chop down trees and turn the wood into logs. Other skills complement each other: the Firemaking skill will let you turn those logs into a warm campfire to cook from.

Practicing these skills is essential to gaining experience in them and improving their levels. There are 26 skills in all in RuneScape, all of which can be trained to level 99 except dungeoneering which goes up to 120. Only by improving your skills can you truly be considered a powerful warrior, and tackle the larger challenges that lie ahead.

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