Old school bond

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An old school bond is an in-game item that allows a player to pay for membership with in-game resources.

Tradeable membership bonds may be traded to other players and sold on the Grand Exchange; however, when the transaction is complete, the bond will become untradeable. A membership bond is always bound to a player when it has not been redeemed or traded to another player. It is always kept on death, even when inside the Wilderness. Both tradeable and untradeable versions may be stored in a player's bond pouch, accessible via the Settings interface. Players can only buy or sell one bond per Grand Exchange slot. Bonds can be traded to ironmen by using it on them, so long as the bonds are in tradeable form, although ironmen cannot give bonds to other players. The player can store 20 bonds in their pouch before needing to withdraw them from the pouch.

Uses[edit | edit source]

When bought using real life currency, bonds added to the account are tradeable. Once traded to another player or sold on the Grand Exchange, the bond becomes untradeable. Untradeable bonds can be made tradeable again for a payment of 10% of their Grand Exchange value (10% currently being 376,099), making the resell value approximately 3,384,887.

At any time, whether tradeable or untradeable, bonds can be redeemed for membership:

  • 14 days for 1 bond
  • 29 days for 2 bonds (1 day extra compared to 2 bonds separately redeemed)
  • 45 days for 3 bonds (3 days extra compared to 3 bonds separately redeemed)

Members can use bonds for name changes as well. After the bond has been redeemed, the player can change their display name in the Option menu within the Chat sub-menu. Alternatively, a display name can also be set on the RuneScape website and under Account Settings.

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Currency Bonds
1 3 5 10
British Pound £3.99 £11.99 £19.99 £39.99
US Dollar $6.99 $20.99 $34.99 $69.99
Canadian Dollar $7.39 $22.19 $36.99 $73.99
Euro €5.69 €17.09 €28.49 €56.99
Australian Dollar $7.99 $23.99 $39.99 $79.99
Mexican Peso $68.99 $206.99 $344.99 $689.99
Brazilian Real R$13.99 R$41.99 R$69.99 R$139.99
Polish Złoty 16.99zł 50.99zł 84.99zł 169.99zł
Swedish Krona 44.99kr 134.99kr 224.99kr 449.99kr
Japanese Yen 800円 2400円 4000円 8000円
Malaysian Ringgit 29.90MYR 82.90MYR 179.90MYR 280.90MYR
Norwegian Krone 43,99NOK 131,99NOK 219,99NOK 439,99NOK

In-game money[edit | edit source]

The following table calculates the average cost per day of membership when buying bonds with in game currency. Please note that this is not the Grand Exchange price of the bond itself, but rather a calculation thereof.

Offer Unit Price
Standard 1 day of membership (1 bond; 14 days total) 268,642
Standard 1 day of membership (2 bonds; 29 days total) 259,378
Standard 1 day of membership (3 bonds; 45 days total) 250,732
Premier Club: Bronze 1 day of membership (5 bonds; 90 days total) 208,944
Premier Club: Silver 1 day of membership (10 bonds; 180 days total) 208,944
Premier Club: Gold 1 day of membership (20 bonds; 360 days total) 208,944

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Upon release, Old School bonds were named "Membership bond". This was changed to "Old school bond" in an update on 11 June 2015 in order to help prevent players from purchasing the wrong type of bond.
  • The old school bond is the only item on the Grand Exchange website that does not display the amount traded per day.