Sink (economy)

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Sinks are methods of removing items and money from the system, usually to mitigate inflation, and keep the price of items at a stable level. Various methods of acquiring raw materials, e.g. gathering skills such as Mining, Fishing, and Woodcutting or from PvM, generate a large numbers of items each day which are then supplied to the economy. Sinks are an attempt to reduce supply to keep the money and items that are being generated from creating unwanted and excess inflation.

There are 2 major types of sinks: money sinks, which remove coins from the game; and item sinks, which remove any other item.

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Money sinks do not work as effectively as intended, shown by near constant inflation rates in the in-game economy:

  • Players may consider training money sink skills to be wasteful and unrewarding for money spent.
  • Some methods may be unpopular or only available to higher-levelled players or members.
  • Changes have rendered some methods no longer effective, such as gravestones increasing the amount of time a player has to recover their items.
  • Many updates Jagex have implemented have reversed many of the methods they put in previously such as augmented items and degradable equipment.
  • Some toll prices can be reduced or avoided through different methods.