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Runescape membership costs are rising due to Brexit

Posted By blueDR Sky     May 27    


Old School Runescape is getting more expensive soon -- if you're not yet paying for it, that is. Prices for all new subscriptions and bond purchases increases later this season, and developers Jagex state that this is due to RS Gold rising development costs and operating fees, brought on at least in part by"economic factors such as Brexit." The new prices go into effect on June 4. Existing subscribers will continue to cover whatever their current rate is, but new players -- and those who've let their subscriptions lapse over 14 days -- will be subject to new membership rates. Here's what to expect.

Bonds, which may be redeemed for spend time, will also increase in price on the same date, going up to the subsequent prices. Prices on the in-game gold marketplace are most likely to increase (they have already been trending upwards for the last month), but which will naturally be determined by the player-driven market. In an FAQ explaining the reasons behind the shift, Jagex say"we're continuing to invest in RuneScape, and the price increase is 1 part of assuring RuneScape's future for many years to come. Additionally, economic factors such as Brexit and changes in the value of monies meant that we had to examine the pricing structure for our games."

Jagex also state they"are convinced that 2018 will function as best year yet for Old School." On the game's official subreddit, community director Shauny admits the"blip we had in 2017" with lackluster updates due to a reset in the development cycle, but adds that"at the last two months I think we have given the very best value for membership according to our releases and we'll continue to do so." Originally RuneScape was a free-to-play top notch MMO built with Java that let you play the entire game inside only your web browser without needing to download anything in any way. This made it an excellent game to enjoy at school when you weren't supposed to be gaming through homeroom or Computer Science courses.

Ever since that time it had been transferred to a C++ client and has seen several relaunches and new iterations. Originally published in 2001, the present edition, dubbed just RuneScape, is actually the third iteration. The original is known as RuneScape Classic, but the version I knew the most vividly was formerly called RuneScape 2. Now, that version has its own independent customer named Old School RuneScape. Over 200 million people have played with RuneScape through the years. Before this month RuneScape finally released on Steam formally and is visiting a strong introduction. More than 11,000 people tend to play with at any given time with OSRS Gold For Sale its all-time summit nearing 12,000. To put that into perspective, as of the time of this writing midday, it's only 5,000 players supporting Final Fantasy XIV, among the biggest and most popular pay-to-play MMOs on the market, according to SteamCharts.