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Mod Shauny

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Disclaimer: We'll continue to add to the FAQ based on questions we receive from you.

Why are you increasing the price?


In short, we are continuing to invest in RuneScape, and the price increase is one part of assuring RuneScape's future for many years to come. Additionally, economic factors such as Brexit and fluctuations in the value of currencies meant that we needed to review the pricing structure for our games.

What will happen to my existing active membership when the price increases?


Good news - nothing changes. Any existing subscription agreement will be honoured for as long as it remains in effect, in accordance with the agreed Terms and Conditions. This means that you get to keep your existing price, as long as your membership remains unbroken. For example, if you are on a monthly agreement to pay $7.95, you will continue to pay that amount until your membership ends. We call this a "grandfather rate" and we're delighted to honour these for our loyal members.

As a new or returning player, what will the new price for membership be?


View the updated membership price list. Remember - this is for new members, or returning members who have lapsed out of membership for longer than 14 days.

My membership ended after 4th June 2018. Am I no longer eligible for my lower price?


We allow a 14-day grace period, during which you may start a new membership and retain any lower rates for which you are eligible.

Will the real-world price of Bonds be increasing?


Yes, the real-world price of Bonds will be increasing to reflect the new membership cost.

Will the in game cost of Bonds increase?


Most likely, yes. It's hard to say exactly how much, as the price is determined by the player-run economy, but Bonds will likely settle into a new value reflective of their new real-world cost.

What about Bonds that I have on my account before June 4th that I haven’t used?


Any Bonds that you have on your account come 4th June 2018 will be redeemable for the new values.

I use game/store cards, will the prices of the cards be increasing?


The actual price of game/store cards will not be changing, but the amount of membership cards can be redeemed for will change.

Will the price change affect both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape?


Access to Old School RuneScape is included in your normal subscription. If you start a new RuneScape subscription agreement after the date of the price change you will need to pay the increased amount.

I play in Australia/New Zealand – will my price be brought in line with the rest of the world?


We have carefully considered the local costs that vary on global location, and have made sure that the new prices are balanced carefully with this in mind.
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09-Apr-2018 10:50:25 - Last edited on 10-Apr-2018 13:40:39 by Mod Shauny

Blackwing
Nov Member 2012

Blackwing

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Mod Shauny said:
Why are you increasing the price?

In short, we are continuing to invest in RuneScape, and the price increase is one part of assuring RuneScape's future for many years to come. Additionally, economic factors such as Brexit and fluctuations in the value of currencies meant that we needed to review the pricing structure for our games.

You're "continuing" to invest in RS? That implies that you have already, so why hasn't it shown? The game is monetized more and more, while we get patch weeks repeatedly, and actual game updates feature lots of copy-pasted assets/mechanics. Where has all that invested money gone into?
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10-Apr-2018 14:04:39

Thanks
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Thanks

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Good to hear Grandfathered prices remain the same :)
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10-Apr-2018 14:18:30 - Last edited on 10-Apr-2018 14:21:34 by Thanks

Mythikos

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Got to love this.. I come back every month and the game barely changes and little to no content is present... The game is surely dying and you guys are raising prices of members like that would help??? Who comes up with these ideas??

10-Apr-2018 14:20:38

Boss of Nubs
Jul Gold Premier Club Member 2015

Boss of Nubs

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I think we all need to admit, we care to much about this game, and we can afford to put in a little extra, ONLY IF WE SEE A RETURN ON PROMISES MADE TO US!


No more scrapping content, if you think it will be a flop? add in a server or 2 for some players to test out new, upcoming content, not only will it help on the QA side, it will help you get the feedback you need to keep bringing great content to this game.

10-Apr-2018 14:23:02

Ivich
Jul Member 2018

Ivich

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Add bonds to oldschool so people start using them for membs, then hike the price of bonds to strongarm players into paying with irl $. Really scummy move

10-Apr-2018 14:26:05

CoreoPoreo
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2017

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*insert the take my money meme*

but for real I fully understand and support this decision, Runescape is improved weekly and supplies us players with so much enjoyment, what more could you ask for?

Thanks for the update.

-Cory
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Please take away the tick system!

10-Apr-2018 14:31:56

Coward
Jul Gold Premier Club Member 2017

Coward

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I would like to see an ascension 2h crossbow added into the game, since the ascension crossbows are made from dragon crossbows which already have a 2h form.

I would also like to see Fishing Trawler be removed, or for the Ardougne task to catch a manta ray to be completable from catching a manta ray on the deep sea platform, since that is my only task left for the elite cloak and I feel awkward to ask my clannies or friends to do a trawler run with me since it is such dead content and I don't want to have to do that on every new account I make. Consequently I would also like to see the Castle Wars tasks removed or alternated just like the blood tablet Morytania Task that can now be completed with a tab we buy from Wizard Rinsit.

Hopefully this will see more interesting Treasure Hunter promotions and Solomon's store outfits come into the game as a return for the price hike. My problem with membership prices going up is that we don't get a discounted price for having multiple accounts and this will likely discourage me from making any new accounts out of boredom in the future. My original account still gets membership prices of around £3 which I am happy with since I only log on to it for buying the maps from the merchant.



As for the price of bonds increasing I would like to know the exact values of runecoins / keys that they will be redeemable for, as upon reading this I just remembered that when they originally went up they went from giving 160 runecoins or 12 keys to 195 runecoins or 15 keys. So I would like to see if you can answer that in the top post. I am noting down my other requests because I need to find somewhere better to put them but I know you are probably more likely right now to check the responses here. :D :D

10-Apr-2018 14:33:32

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