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RuneScape Bonds give you more control and freedom than ever before: pay for your membership with in-game funds; securely give membership to a friend anywhere in the world as a gift; and access more content by trading RuneScape Bonds in-game for items or gold.
Treasure Hunter, and Solomon's General Store - via the extras button on the ribbon.
RuneScape Bonds are in-game items that allow you to pay for selected account-related and out-of-game benefits with in-game resources. RuneScape Bonds are initially purchased just as you would purchase membership - but they can then be freely gifted or traded with other players. They can be redeemed for membership, Treasure Hunter keys, runecoins, display name changes, and tickets for RuneFest, and we plan to offer the option to purchase items from the Jagex Store in the future.
You'll be able to freely determine how you exchange your RuneScape Bonds - be it on the Grand Exchange or in player-to-player trades - and how much in-game gold you wish to buy and sell them for. Just like any other item on the Grand Exchange, the community will determine how much RuneScape Bonds are worth in relation to other items.
Acquiring RuneScape Bonds
RuneScape Bonds may be purchased via our website's billing page. They cost US$5, £3 or €4.25 (see the billing page for equivalent prices in other currencies) per RuneScape Bond and can be redeemed in exchange for 14, 29 or 45 days of membership, 12 keys or 160 runecoins. 35 RuneScape Bonds may be redeemed in exchange for a RuneFest ticket.
RuneScape Bonds may be traded with other players - either player-to-player or via the Grand Exchange. If you purchased the RuneScape Bond initially and are looking to gift or sell it you can use the normal systems as you use for any other tradeable item. It is up to you to decide the price so you can gift the item or list it on the Grand Exchange for convenience of sale.
Redeeming RuneScape Bonds
RuneScape Bonds can only be redeemed from within the game. Click on the 'Extras' button on the ribbon and the RuneScape Bonds section will tell you how many RuneScape Bonds you own overall. Clicking on this section will open the RuneScape Bonds interface which will provide details on how many of your RuneScape Bonds are tradeable or untradeable; and also has a button for redemption.
If you wish to redeem a RuneScape Bond it needs to be in your backpack. You can only redeem one RuneScape Bond at a time and they are redeemed in the following order: untradeable in backpack, untradeable in bank, tradeable in backpack, tradeable in bank.
If you have a Bank PIN activated, you will be asked to enter this when redeeming RuneScape Bonds.
After clicking the 'redeem' button you are given the option of whether to choose redemption in exchange for membership, keys or runecoins. Once they are redeemed you are then given the option to move to a members' world, go to Treasure Hunter or open Solomon's General Store.
Note that the process for getting a RuneFest ticket with your RuneScape Bonds is different (see question 22 below).
Converting RuneScape Bonds
If you have traded or been a gifted a RuneScape Bond by another player it will, by default, be in an untradeable state. In this state you can either redeem the RuneScape Bond for 14, 29 or 45 days of membership, 12 keys or 160 runecoins.
If you instead want to trade it, or give it to another player as a gift, you will need to pay a conversion fee to return the RuneScape Bond to a tradeable state. The conversion fee is 10% of a RuneScape Bond's value on the Grand Exchange at the point you wish to convert.
Use the 'Convert Bonds' button in the main RuneScape Bonds interface in order to convert your RuneScape Bonds. You can convert multiple RuneScape Bonds at once should you wish.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are RuneScape Bonds?
RuneScape Bonds are items that can be purchased for real world currency, and traded in game. They can be redeemed to add RuneScape membership, keys or runecoins to your account.
2. How do I get a RuneScape Bond?
You can either purchase them from the billing page, or trade some from the Grand Exchange, trade with a fellow player in-game who owns a bond, or ask your friends nicely.
3. Does this mean I can buy membership with in-game gold?
Yes, because you can trade a RuneScape Bond from another player or the Grand Exchange, and then redeem it for membership credit.
4. Can I trade my RuneScape Bond?
Yes, when it is in the tradeable state.
5. How do I redeem my RuneScape Bond, and/or convert it to be tradeable?
If you click on the RuneScape Bonds section in the Extra's window, you'll be taken to your RuneScape Bonds interface. This allows you to redeem, convert or buy RuneScape Bonds, and informs you of how many RuneScape Bonds you currently have.
6. How does the tradeable/untradeable aspects of RuneScape Bonds work?
A Player who buy their RuneScape Bond from the website will be able to trade or gift their RuneScape Bond immediately. If you buy the RuneScape Bond from the Grand Exchange or receive it through a trade with another player, you'll have to pay a GP tax to convert it to be tradeable again – equalling 10% of the current Grand Exchange price. This 're-trade tax' is to reduce excessive merchanting and to act as a gold sink. You will be able to convert your RuneScape Bond back to a tradeable state through the RuneScape Bonds interface, and it is free to redeem the RuneScape Bond for membership, runecoins or keys at any time.
7. Can I convert multiple RuneScape Bonds at once?
Yes, but you will only be able to convert RuneScape Bonds that are in your backpack.
8. Can I redeem multiple RuneScape Bonds at once?
No, at the present time you can redeem one RuneScape Bond at a time.
9. Can I redeem RuneScape Bonds from my bank?
Yes. RuneScape Bonds can be redeemed directly from either your bank or your backpack.
10. Can I give a RuneScape Bond to my friend?
Of course – provided the RuneScape Bond is currently in a tradeable state. You can trade it for whatever you feel its worth or give it away for free.
11. What can I redeem my RuneScape Bond for?
You can redeem the RuneScape Bond for either 14, 29 or 45 days of membership, 12 keys, 160 runecoins or a display name change. You can also purchase RuneFest tickets with bonds when they are on sale.
12. Will the amount of membership, keys or runecoins received by redeeming a RuneScape Bond change?
No, these are fixed conversion rates which will remain the same.
13. Is there a limit on how many RuneScape Bonds I can have at a time?
No – although RuneScape Bonds do not stack so they'll take up bank slots if you want to hold onto them!
14. Will the RuneScape Bond set up a recurring subscription on my account?
No – RuneScape Bonds redeemed for membership will add 2 weeks of membership to your account, which will expire normally with no further charges incurred.
15. What happens when the membership redeemed from my RuneScape Bond runs out?
If you have a recurring membership set up, you'll be charged 3 days before you're due to run out. If you don't have an active membership, your account will be restricted to free worlds and your loyalty programme bonus progress will be reset as per normal – so make sure to grab another RuneScape Bond or renew membership in good time!
16. Will the RuneScape Bond cancel my recurring subscription if I add membership?
No. Redeeming your RuneScape Bond for membership will simply add the extra membership credit to your account, and leave any recurring membership agreement active. Your next payment will be deferred, and you will only pay for additional membership when you have less than 3 days credit remaining.
17. Will I keep my loyalty rate or my Loyalty Programme progress if I use a RuneScape Bond for membership?
Yes, your loyalty rate and loyalty programme will operate as normal – if you have membership, they are unaffected.
18. What payment methods can I use to buy RuneScape Bonds?
You can buy your RuneScape Bond using a credit card or a PayPal account.
19. What happens if I die with my RuneScape Bond in my inventory?
RuneScape Bonds are protected on death and will stay in your inventory through to your resurrection.
20. If I redeem my RuneScape Bond for membership accidentally, can I reverse my redemption for another choice?
No – once you have confirmed your choice, the RuneScape Bond is destroyed and cannot be retrieved.
21. How does this affect me if I play Old School RuneScape?
RuneScape Bonds will not be introduced into OSRS, so if you purchase a RuneScape Bond the in-game item will only be held by your main game avatar. Because membership credit is shared across both games, if you redeem a RuneScape Bond for Membership in the main game then you'll also get the benefit of it for Old School access too.
22. How can I redeem my RuneScape Bonds for a RuneFest ticket?
As RuneFest has now passed, this is no longer available.
23. I bought a RuneScape Bond package from the website. Where did it go?
RuneScape Bonds are delivered straight to your bank, or your backpack if there is no space in your bank. If there is no space in either of these, your Bonds will appear once space has been made available.
24. What happens if a RuneScape Bond that was traded to me is not paid for?
If the transaction used to purchase a RuneScape Bond from the Jagex website is reversed, then the original owner of the RuneScape Bond would be placed into debt. This account would no longer be accessible until that debt was repaid. There would be no consequences for any players who have had the RuneScape Bond(s) traded to them.
For more details on repaying the debt caused by reversed transactions, see the Payment Help wiki page (Problems Logging In? > What are these JCoins on my account? > Unable to log in due to negative credit).
25. Can I be banned for Real World Trading if I trade another player GP for a RuneScape Bond?
The rules on Real World Trading have not changed. The current rule states: "Game items must only be exchanged for other items/services within the game." RuneScape Bonds are in-game items, and work like any other tradeable items in game. RuneScape Bonds also work exactly the same as any other item on the Grand Exchange.
For further information on the real-world trading rule, and a good sense of the context in which it applies, see here.
26. What happens if I destroy my RuneScape Bond?
RuneScape Bonds cannot be destroyed and any attempt to do so will bring up a warning indicating as such.
27. Why can't I trade my RuneScape Bond?
When a RuneScape Bond has been traded once it must be converted before it can be traded again. This costs 10% of a RuneScape Bond's value on the Grand Exchange at the point you wish to convert. You can convert a RuneScape Bond through the RuneScape Bonds interface.
28. How do RuneScape Bonds impact staking?
RuneScape Bonds cannot be used in staking, so they will have no impact on staking whatsoever.
29. Can I buy JCoins with my RuneScape Bond?
No. RuneScape Bonds can only be redeemed for membership, keys or runecoins.
30. Won't this cause price crashes? I don't want my valuable items to lose their worth!
While there may be some short-term fluctuation in item prices, RuneScape Bonds will ensure a healthier game economy in the long run. The lack of gold farmers injecting gold into the economy, along with the additional gold sink from the tax on secondary RuneScape Bond trading, will mean far greater economic stability for RuneScape's future.
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