yesterday I've decided to go back to Runescape and I've found out that it's no longer the same game. One of the changes is that you can now decide what combat skills are trained and which skills aren't
For example: when doing combat using magic you can choose to train defence or not. The same applies for the magic skill.
Are there any benefits to turning of training for a skill? does it train the other skill faster?
If you are creating what is known as a "Pure" account, then it has advantages. For example, a "Strength" pure will only train Strength as a combat skill, and will aim to leave every other combat skill at 1. Being able to turn off earning experience for certain skills will prevent them from accidentally leveling those skills and "ruining" their Pure account. It will also allow them to do things like cast basic spells or use ranged attacks for certain scenarios without fear of leveling them.