Suspect Humza Bajwa, 19, of Massachusetts, pretended he was seeking to buy game currency and arranged a deal with fellow player Jonathan Dokler to purchase the nearly 5 billion coins for $3,300 in real money, according to a criminal complaint.
When purchased using real life currency, bonds are tradeable. Once traded to another player for an in-game sum of money or items, they become untradeable. Bonds can be made tradeable again for a payment of 10% of their Grand Exchange value (10% currently being 7,257,632 coins).
Jagex has said that despite the controversies, bonds reduced the amount of other real world trading that occurred on non-Jagex sites; within a week of the introduction of bonds, according to Jagex the amount of other real-world trading dropped by 61%, and the amount of coins that was transferred by other real world trading was down by 81%.
When the number of coins in a single stack exceeds 99,999, then the examine text reads \"____ x Coins\", where the blank is the exact number of coins in the stack. If there is less than that, the examine text reads \"Lovely money!\" when examined in the inventory. When a stack of coins on the ground is examined, the examine will always show the exact amount.
Players often refer to one thousand (1,000) coins as 1k and one million (1,000,000) coins as 1m or 1mil. Both can be applied to larger numbers, for example, 10m refers to ten million coins (10,000,000). More rarely, 1b or 1bil refers to one billion coins (1,000,000,000).
Alchemy spells, which create coins, cannot be cast on coins. If a player attempts it, a message will inform the player that \"Coins are already made of gold.\" You can, however, turn other items made of gold like gold ore and gold bars into coins.
The alternate terms for coins have seen seldom official usage since RuneScape Classic was replaced by RuneScape 2. One of the only NPCs who say \"GP\" ingame is the brewer dwarf in Keldagrim. The reason given is that he prefers to associate with gold at the expense of proper terminology. Additionally, when the glassblower was added to Entrana, he always referred to coins as 'gold pieces'. Another instance that a player may find coins referred to as \"gp\" is when attempting to pass through the gates to Al-Kharid, right-clicking upon the gate will give the player the option to spend 10 gp to go through.
Some players purchase coins in exchange for real-world money using websites such as eBay. This is known as real world trading. Although players can potentially gain monetary value within RuneScape by such means, this method is not recommended, as Rule #12 of the RuneScape Code of Conduct forbids the trading of RuneScape items for items outside of RuneScape, and can result in a player ban.
With the release of Old school bonds, however, you can legally buy RuneScape coins with real-world money by buying bonds from Jagex and selling them to other players in-game or on the Grand Exchange.
Real World Item Trading is an exchange in which RuneScape items or coins are traded for items outside of RuneScape (usually real world money). Unfortunately, in order to meet the demand of the real world traders, the members of the real world trading companies use bots to gather money and items, exploit bugs in the game, and scam players out of items and even their accounts. This is a direct breach of the 'Real world trading' rule under Honour, and the punishment for guilty parties is almost always a permanent ban from the game. It is even illegal in most countries as well, since it is the selling of stolen property, and many of the p2p bots in Runescape are paid using stolen credit card numbers.
Real World Trading is a growing problem in RuneScape, as dozens of illegal sites have sprung up solely for the purpose of running a Real World Item Trading business, and the account fraud costs Jagex a lot of money. These sites have even managed to place ads on popular RuneScape fansites, but will usually get blocked and removed after a while. Jagex does its best to find these sites and press legal charges against them. Real World Item Trading can also be found on eBay and other online market sites, although Jagex tries to keep that market down too. Players should beware and never attempt to buy RuneScape items or coins, especially if you are asked for your username and password, as some sites simply scam the players out of their money and/or account, and Real World Trading is a serious offence which often results in a permanent ban anyway. Players who buy RuneScape items for real world items or money are most likely very addicted to RuneScape, and should remember that RuneScape items are worth nothing in real life. RuneScape is just a game, and real world item traders are cheating and wasting their own money and accounts. Jagex recently released an update to totally remove Real World Trading, which seemingly blocked nearly every way of doing it but had a high cost on legitimate players (inability to give gifts, inability to merchant, inability to pay highly for much-wanted items, and last but not least, severe changes to PKing and the Wilderness.
For example, they may offer 1 million coins (1 000k) for a full rune. Whilst their eager victim is distracted they will withdraw 989 996 coins, leaving a total of 1 0004 which looks almost identical to 1000k in the Runescape window.
When players get quite a big amount of coins (for example after exchanging some rare items), they have a few choices what to do. You can either sell OSRS gold to get some extra money, or you can stock up on needed Runescape 59ce067264