Old school bond
|Old school bond|
|Released||30 March 2015 (Update)|
|Destroy||This object cannot be dropped or destroyed.|
|Examine||This bond can be redeemed for membership.|
|Exchange||6,182,137 coins (info)|
An old school bond is an item that allows a player to pay for membership, both for Old School RuneScape and RuneScape 3, on their account. Bonds can be purchased from Jagex for real-world money and redeemed in-game for membership or traded with other players for coins or items, providing a means for players to buy membership with in-game items or (indirectly) in-game items with real-world money.
A newly-purchased bond may be traded with another player, sold on the Grand Exchange, or used on another player to "donate" it to them for free - Ironman players cannot donate bonds to other players but can accept bonds donated to them by other players. As soon as a bond changes ownership, however, it becomes untradeable, as indicated by the green gem in the centre of the bond's inventory icon being missing. To make it tradeable again, the owner must pay a fee of 10% of the bond's Grand Exchange value (currently costing 618,214, making the resale value approximately 5,563,923 each). The total cost of buying and converting a bond is 6,800,351.
Players can store up to 20 bonds (tradeable, untradeable, or a mix of both) in their bond pouch. This is a feature of each player's Old School RuneScape account rather than an in-game item, and can be accessed via the Account Management interface.
Players may only buy or sell one bond per Grand Exchange slot. They are the only item that ironmen are permitted to purchase on the Exchange via a special ironman-only interface.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Membership time[edit | edit source]
At any time, whether tradeable or untradeable, a player can redeem one or more of their bonds 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)
Premier Club[edit | edit source]
From November to March, players are able to redeem 20 bonds for Premier Club, which gives 12 months of membership.
Display name change[edit | edit source]
Members can change their display name using the option in their Account Management interface or on the RuneScape website under Account Settings. A player can do this once every 28 days for free, or can spend 1 bond from their bond pouch to do so without having to wait. Note that if a player changes their display name on the website after already having changed it once, they may choose their previous name, but when changing their display name in-game, they may not.
Prices[edit | edit source]
|New Zealand Dollar||$7.99||$23.99||$39.99||$79.99|
|South African Rand||100.68ZAR||302.33ZAR||503.97ZAR||1008.09ZAR|
Cost per day[edit | edit source]
The following table shows the average cost in coins per day of membership, based on the Grand Exchange price of bonds. This could be interpreted as the amount of money a player would need to make per day on average if planning on paying for membership by buying bonds in-game. Note that premier club is only available for a limited portion of the year.
|Option||Days of membership||Bonds required||Price per day|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Changes[edit | edit source]
|4 May 2022
Bond Prices were increased
|23 July 2015
For a limited time (July 23rd-August 20th), you were able to give Old School bonds to the WWF Conservationist NPC. For every bond given to the WWF Conservationist, Jagex would donate at least £2.85 to the WWF Organization, in support of their global conservation effort.
|11 June 2015
The items were renamed from "Membership bond" to "Old school bond", in order to help prevent players from purchasing the wrong type of bond.
|30 March 2015
(update | poll)
Memberships bonds are added.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The old school bond is the only item on the Grand Exchange website that does not display the amount traded per day.