Jagex has today announced a new system of 'pay-through-play' type currency, Bonds. Mod MMG explains in the video below why Bonds are essential for the future of RuneScape:
A rundown for those who would rather read:
- Bonds completely liberate player-to-player trading, offering RuneScape players more choice and freedom than ever before. This includes the ability to now access all premium membership content through the in-game wealth earned by dedicated players, who can also gift Bonds to a friend or fellow clan member anywhere in the world.
- Available to purchase directly from RuneScape.com, the new ‘pay-through-play’ currency is intended to help all parts of the community access premium content and services during these tough economic times.
- The launch of Bonds will also eradicate gold farming by flipping the balance entirely to free trading within and by the community, benefiting players directly and improving the experience for all.
- A Bond in RuneScape cost $5, £3 or €4.25 each - can only be redeemed in-game.
- Bonds can be redeemed in exchange for 14 days of RuneScape membership, eight Squeal of Fortune spins, or 160 RuneCoins. Multiple Bonds can also be redeemed for RuneFest tickets.
“The launch of Bonds for RuneScape is a really positive move, which will improve the game’s economy and give players more choice in how they get membership. We care as passionately about RuneScape as the game’s community, and are committed to laying the foundations for the next 10 years of RuneScape growth. This update is a firm step in that direction,” said Phil Mansell, Executive Producer of RuneScape. “Many players will have accrued a small fortune’s worth of GP and valuable items in-game over their years of playing RuneScape. By introducing Bonds, millions of dedicated players will now have the choice to fund their membership and other services for free through the exchange of in-game wealth for Bonds.”
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