I've finally reached 99 cooking in RuneScape after eight months of non-stop grinding. W00t!
You can see the screenshot here. It's so hard to believe I actually achieved this goal. I guess nothing really is impossible.
Of course, this monumental task would have been much harder without the help of friends. I'd like to thank Cbkmy, Jeboy and Vera02, and everyone else who traded their raw fish for my cooked. The same goes for people that gave me moral support and encouragement. There are too many others to name, but you know who you are.
I remember back when level 99 stats were the big thing. But as there are now dozens of people who have reached this milestone, chances are that many high-ranked players aren't going to stand out as much anymore. However, that doesn't make it any less of an achievement, especially considering that getting a 99 stat hasn't gotten any easier.
One of the biggest downsides of RuneScape is that it involves a lot of tedious grinding. Had I not taken an eight-month break from cooking, I'd probably be one of the top ten cooks right now. That said, being the 36th person to reach 99 cooking certainly gives me bragging rights. :-)
For those curious, my next goal will probably be level 80 fishing or 80 combat. Regardless of the choice, it should be a heck of a lot easier than getting level 99 in anything!
In other news...
Good luck and Godspeed to fellow RuneScape player Thehate on his own goal of 99 cooking!
Currently playing: RuneScape