In the end, efficacy doesn't matter. So long as you are progressing, doing what interests you, and creating your strategy, you are fine. In terms of where you should be in 35 hours of playtime, difficult for me to tell, once I began, RuneScape was substantially different than it is currently, and the rate of progress has been different. I'll carry on to RS gold google and wiki the hell out of everything. It's been entertaining, I only agree with your post that matters would be much better when I had my hands held through the UI along with the basics. I will get there. I'm presuming RuneScape becomes social as you level up--it's pretty lonely right now at the beginning.
I tried to enjoy RS3. Idk where I'm, if its the artwork style but I constantly feel like idk. Not certain if nostalgia goggles for OSRS but I'm constantly confused. The amount of (at least to me) non-user friendly menus makes it such a clutter and quite confusing on how the UI works to where id rather use the legacy one just so I have some kind of sequence. With that I might never learn the new combat since the UI was annoying to use. I already know what I am doing in osrs and in rs3 its not. I do appreciate also the quality of life matters and the toolbelt. The xp bypassing though does disturb me as I simply feel like u can just skip the grind more or less so that which feels less rewarding. Individual who played back in the afternoon to come back to it to play OSRS because its easier to understand.
RS3 is a fantastic game, it is just packaged overwhelming and very poorly to ex-players. I've played RS because Classic at 03 and played with RS3 post EOC for some time. I enjoy the combat and abilities but I've returned to OSRS because it is more akin to RuneScape I liked. RS3 also appears to be completely tailored to stuff and maxed players I have no interest in. Both are great games, but OSRS is chill and comfortable which is exactly what I enjoy in an MMO.
I'm one of those osrs players after obtaining all elites done on osrs and simply not having time to get what I need anymore today with work. I'm simply taking rs3 slow and doing it how I want and not being crazy efficient from the gate. I see all of the crazy stuff and occasions but I just ignore it for now, but definitely will feel the pain later when attempting to determine what I should do and what I could ignore when I need. However, I was surprised if you spend some time 19, how new participant rs3 is cash wise. Like mix simple and buy osrs gold safe runecrafting clues are beginning off for you going.