One of the reasons that RuneScape appeals to so many people is that there are lots of different things to do. While many other MMORPGs force people down the route of killing monsters for experience, RuneScape offers other advancement paths. You can spend your time hunting, gathering, cooking, building things, or making weapons and armour. You don't have to go down the typical questing and fighting route unless you really want to.
There are several gathering skills in RuneScape, and the resources that you can find with them are desired by all kinds of players. This means that a dedicated gatherer can make a good living. This chapter will explain: