RuneCoins are a type of RuneScape currency released on 17 July 2012. Bought through microtransaction, they are used to buy cosmetic items in Solomon's General Store, which are found in the Extras tab.
RuneCoins can be obtained with real world currencies. Jagex currently has no plans to make them obtainable in-game in any way outside of bonds.
Items you can buy from Solomon's General Store include cosmetic outfits, titles, achievement banners, new animations for fishing, woodcutting, herblore, mining, and slayer, some unique emotes and teleportation animations as well as a new high alchemy animation. Additional bank space may also be purchased.
In the Solomon's Store FAQ, Jagex confirmed that RuneCoins could only be bought through the billing system at the time, and are not available through gameplay. It was also stated that Loyalty points, Squeal of Fortune spins and Gold cannot be used to buy anything from Solomon's General Store. However, this has been changed with the merge of the Membership Loyalty Programme as now certain items are given an alternative to be purchased with Loyalty Points. RuneCoins can now also be obtained with Bonds, which can be obtained by payment or in the Grand Exchange, giving 195 RuneCoins per bond. RuneCoins can now also be earned by clicking the earn tab in Solomon's General Store.
Costs[edit | edit source]
|Currency||200 RuneCoins||400 RuneCoins (+20 bonus)||800 RuneCoins (+100 bonus)||2000 RuneCoins (+400 bonus)||4000 RuneCoins (+1200 bonus)|
|New Zealand Dollars||$5.99||$11.99||$23.99||$59.99||$120.00|
|Malaysian Ringgit||MYR 15.69||MYR 31.39||MYR 62.79||MYR 156.99||MYR 313.99|
Certain quantities of RuneCoins are only available with certain payment methods.
Other offers[edit | edit source]
There are also packages available to American players. If an American player uses game cards (available for $10 or $25) they have a range of options when redeemed, such as:
- 400 RuneCoins and 30 Treasure Hunter Keys for $25
Note: These prices are only for online billing.
Game cards offer lower values than these.
Currently, if bonds are used, it costs 175,190 per RuneCoin.
Premier Club[edit | edit source]
The value of RuneCoins included in the Silver package is worth aprox $11.90USD with numerous other benefits included.
The value of RuneCoins included in the Gold package is worth aprox $41.70USD with numerous other benefits included.
Controversy[edit | edit source]
RuneCoins have caused much controversy, as some players consider it a form of real world trading (RWT) which Jagex has fought against for years. The terms and conditions of RuneScape, updated since the release of Solomon's General Store, making it clear that Jagex define RWT as "a third party selling content which does not belong to them". Jagex consider all in-game items, XP and currencies property of Jagex.
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 31 August 2021 (Update):
- Fixed an issue where Pearl the Unicorn was listed as free on the Store but was charging RuneCoins when purchased.
- patch 26 October 2020 (Update):
- Text that appears when converting Bonds to RuneCoins has been updated.
- coldfix 7 April 2014 (Update):
- A rare connection loss message when buying bank slots with runecoins has been fixed.
References[edit | edit source]
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