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||4,292,579 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 being missing. To make it tradeable again, the owner must pay a fee of 10% of the bond's Grand Exchange value (currently costing 429,258, making the resale value approximately 3,863,321 each). The total cost of buying and converting a bond is 4,721,837
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.
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)
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|
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.
|Option||Days of membership||Bonds required||Price per day|
|Premier Club: Bronze||90||5||238,477|
|Premier Club: Silver||180||10||238,477|
|Premier Club: Gold||360||20||238,477|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Changes[edit | edit source]
|11 June 2015
|Name changed from "Membership bond" to "Old school bond" in order to help prevent players from purchasing the wrong type of bond.|
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.