In player owned ports, RuneScape players need port resources for upgrading their ship, buying crew, and upgrading buildings in the port. Black slate, the third port resource, is unlocked in the hook region and is one of the more useful but still relatively easy resources to obtain. This RuneScape player owned ports guide will focus on obtaining black slate.
Hook voyages take about two hours to sail; an hour forty four minutes plus time lost in getting to port and selecting the crew and ship preferences for the voyage. With three ships, fifteen hook voyages would take ten hours of play to complete.
RuneScape players can buy slate from the black market when offered and sail the slate missions that come up in the available missions to sail. Nonetheless, RuneScape players will want to get the slate needed to build the third ship by the time they enter the cherry wood region. Sailing in the scythe is very difficult with only two ships.
Therefore, it may become necessary to focus on slate to get the third ship, while doing cherry wood missions overnight. Setting the region on hook while claiming the barmaid's tip is a good way to obtain a large amount of slate. Sailing the adventurer after resources while still in the slate region also works. Merchants or traders should be used on easier slate missions for the bonus.
Ideally, proper allocation of slate and sailing for it when time constraints prevent using all one's voyages on cherry would get the required slate. Some slate ship upgrades (hull, ram, or rudder) may be forestalled in order to procure the third ship, if mission successes don't require these upgrades.
Slate needed later on can be gathered by sailing the slate missions that sometimes appear while focusing on the higher region, and fitting in a few slate voyages on days where voyages would otherwise be wasted.
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