OSRS Bonds, Membership and Runecoins
There's more than one way to buy membership from Jagex. One of these is by buying OSRS bonds. To know more about this special item that has helped change OSRS’s economy and the way players get access to exclusive content, read on.
What are OSRS Bonds?
An OSRS bond is an item bought from Jagex using real-life money, which can then be spent in-game for membership. It can also be traded with other players, which means you can use them to buy OSRS gold with real money.
Aside from the aforementioned uses, bonds can also be spent on a display name change. While this can be done for free every 28 days in your account settings (provided you are a member) having an OSRS bond saves you the wait.
OSRS Membership Bonds
The number of membership days obtained through an OSRS bond depends on how many are used. For example, one bond yields 14 days, two yield 29 days, and three give 45 days. The extra days you get for paying more bonds is meant to encourage players to buy and use three at a time when they’re signing up for membership.
Bonds can also be used to pay for Premier Club membership. Bronze lasts 90 days and costs 5 bonds, Silver for 180 days costs 10 bonds, and Gold for 360 days costs 20 bonds. For Premium, you don’t get any additional days for purchasing a longer length of membership, so choosing a Premium Membership tier is going to boil down to convenience.
How to Buy OSRS Bonds
If you have plans to buy OSRS bonds, it would be best to buy them from other players using either real-life money or in-game gold. With the former, sellers will sell them to you at a lower price, as they want to make sure that you buy from them instead of Jagex. Same goes with sellers here at PlayerAuctions.
As for gold, transactions happen either by trading directly or through the Grand Exchange. Pay attention to the Grand Exchange prices to make sure the OSRS bond price is worth the money. On the other hand, since you can also buy OSRS bonds with gold, you can also indirectly purchase them by buying gold first and then OSRS bonds after.
How to Sell OSRS Bonds
Perhaps you’re looking to sell OSRS bonds instead of buying them. If you’re selling them for gold, either you trade with players directly or go through the Grand Exchange.
If you’re selling it for money, the best place to do so would be PlayerAuctions. Simply log in or register and follow the prompt for selling OSRS items.
The World According to OSRS Members
There is lots of content that's exclusive to members, and that’s why a lot of players find it worth subscribing to. A good, yet important, example of that is the world map, whose explorable area for members is actually around three times bigger.
Here are some of the areas that are accessible to members:
- • Morytania – a swampland often associated with the dark arts, it is rife with vile beings like vampyres, witches, werewolf, the undead, and other related folk. Its capital, Hallowvale, has been surrounded by a wall and turned into a blood farm.
- • Kharidian Desert – a huge arid region south of Misthalin and Morytania, players are required to drink from either available sources or waterskins, when travelling through the desert. Failure to do so will cause players to lose HP, and eventually die.
- • Kandarin – one of the largest kingdoms in Gielinor, it is a wealthy and among the land’s most powerful. However, it is not without its problems. In true adventurer tradition, you’ll be taking it upon yourself to solve some of these problems.
- • Tirannwn – a forest area to the west of Kandarin, it is the region that elves inhabit. It’s also a treacherous place, so it requiring level 56 Agility. Make sure to bring along some antipoisons.
There are also areas that, while not fully exclusively for members, do not give full access to free-to-play players.
- • Karamja – the biggest island in Gielinor, it has rather enjoyable tropical weather. For free-to-play players, only a small part of the island is accessible.
- • Asgarnia – one of Gielinor’s most important kingdoms.
OSRS Membership Skills
A lot of members consider members-only skills to be the most important exclusives. There are eight member skills in OSRS, which are the following:
- • Agility – gives access to shortcuts, higher run energy restoration rate, as well as other related perks.
- • Construction – allows players to build player-owned houses and furniture.
- • Farming – a skill that enables players to plant and grow crops, trees, flowers, herbs, and other plants.
- • Fletching – gives players the ability to create ranged ammunition, especially for bows.
- • Herblore – allows players to create potions from herbs and other items. Potion effects vary from one set of ingredients to another.
- • Hunter – a non-combat skill that gives players the opportunity to catch animals and creatures. Do note that you can get damaged white hunting.
- • Thieving – makes players able to steal coins and items from market stalls, chests, and even NPCs.
- • Slayer – a combat skill that enables players to kill enemies that, without Slayer, would be impossible to even damage.
When it comes to utility and in-game quality of life, these skills are very important and a huge help. In fact, for a lot of players, the skills alone are enough to justify having a membership.
On top of the new skills, you also gain new capabilities in free-to-play skills. For example, those with membership get to make Dragonstone and Onyx Jewellery with Crafting, create claws and crossbow arms, and access to Coal Trucks for Mining.
One of the most enjoyable content for members would be minigames. Aside from the fact that they’re fun boredom beaters, they’re also a great way to grind skills. Some examples include are the following:
- • Agility Pyramid – a great way to earn money and level up Agility.
- • Barbarian Assault – a combat minigame that gives players the chance to unlock new armour.
- • Barrows – a rather tough minigame that rewards you with the Barrows armor, one of the best in the game.
There are twenty other minigames, and each of them has a unique mechanic and a worthwhile reward, so they’re definitely worth playing once you have membership.
What are Runecoins?
Other than membership, you can also use OSRS bonds to purchase Runecoins, items that are used to buy purely cosmetic items in Solomon’s General Store, the game’s cash shop.
One OSRS bond can get you 195 Runecoins. At that exchange rate, it's hard to say no to spending your bonds on Runecoins.
Gold may be important in Gielinor, but you can enjoy even more things with OSRS bonds. So, what are you waiting for? Start earning those bonds so you can have access to everything Gielinor has to offer.
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