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What even? Tiered memberships for bonus perks


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The 12-month is a pretty good deal considering you get 2000 runecoins with it. Of course you're banking on the assumption you'll still be playing for the next year.


Yup the 2k package normally is $50. If they get rid of the loyalty shop like they look like doing, it might be a good investment for good auras later down the line but...honestly? [bleep] that noise. Auras don't give a substantial enough bonus to pay actual cash for.

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When will this special be available, or is it already available? I'll definitely be getting this deal. I've always wanted a katana, and the extra runecoins won't hurt either.

EDIT: Got it. :).



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Already available on the subscription page. Oddly enough you can still buy the regular 3 and 6 month packages which are exactly the same price.

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How long will this be around for? I'll probably buy it when I get back from holiday.

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When will this special be available, or is it already available? I'll definitely be getting this deal. I've always wanted a katana, and the extra runecoins won't hurt either.

EDIT: Got it. :).



Instantly added to my account. :o.


Pics of katana please :D Or is it just the same one from the membership cards?

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New paladin outfit + katana:
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Ehh... wasn't as great as I thought it'd be :P

Not like I wouldn't buy it anyway

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Requires giving up the loyalty rate to do this.


It's worth stating that the above is incorrect. Just as with redeeming a gift card, this is considered a one-time event and not a recurring agreement. So if you're currently grandfathered into the older/cheaper membership rate, you will automatically resume paying that monthly rate once the year of membership credit is used up. Of course, they may make other changes by then or offer more similar packages; some have even speculated that Runescape may end up going free to play supported entirely by microtransactions.

But if we assume the status quo will be maintained and you currently have the old rate, then you're paying $15 for 2,000 runecoins (regularly ~$40), 365 spins (regularly ~$75), a bunch of old decorative items from the gift cards, and the new decorative paladin outfit. Personally I wasn't planning to shell out ~$25 for one of these new pets, but using half of the runecoins from this new package seems like a more palatable deal.

One thing that confuses me about this new paladin outfit is that I had thought they were soon going to release a paladin outfit related to Sir Owen. Maybe the quests involving him have been delayed, or were always scheduled for further away than we had thought.
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Requires giving up the loyalty rate to do this.


It's worth stating that the above is incorrect. Just as with redeeming a gift card, this is considered a one-time event and not a recurring agreement. So if you're currently grandfathered into the older/cheaper membership rate, you will automatically resume paying that monthly rate once the year of membership credit is used up.


It's completely correct -- taking that offer will, for a 12 month period, lose you that low cost per month. You will have it available to you after a year...assuming that mid way through the 12 month period they don't remove that ability altogether if you don't have it as your active subscription...but you're paying more, aka losing the loyalty rate, in lieu of the "premium membership."

Thought that was pretty obvious what I meant but I guess not.

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Grrr i'm on holiday till january no free cash. Is it only available for credit card or can you use gamecards?

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I think I'll take a miss on this. I'm happy enough with my twice grandfathered membership rate, and since I don't play as much as I used to, I'm happy to just keep shelling out the $60 a year and leaving it at that.

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I wish their marketing team was more adept at timing this with a front-page news-post and a forum thread. People easily saw the different subscription tiers on the Subscription Page, as well as in the in-game Chat Box, before a forum thread or post could clarify how long the plans would last (i.e. is it just a Holiday special?), why they are calling it a "Premier Club", and so forth.

What bothers me though is that, especially after reading through this thread, some of these deals are excellent, if not solid - even the Bronze tier one, considering that an outfit on SGS can sell for 260-1K+ RuneCoin, is good. The RuneScape community has always been very reactionary and this easily could have been much better timed. It would be awful if good membership deals were dragged into a microtransaction debate before they are even properly "launched." I mean, earlier today Mod Mark was on Reddit doing an AMA; their CM team has never been stronger (they're on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube - I wouldn't be surprised if they popped up on Pinterest quicker than you can say "Penguin").


At the very least, it'll only be half a day before we see these announcements (I hope).

(An aside: Isn't it unbelievable that <12 hours, [insert social media spiel], is enough time to generate a marketing snafu? I remember when the Official Forums had an entire month to properly pickle a BTS, now we sort of pre-empt even the announcements. :P)

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I'm confused at what was said before. If I buy the 12 month subscription, what will I pay after the 12 months are over? The same rate as right now?

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I'm confused at what was said before. If I buy the 12 month subscription, what will I pay after the 12 months are over? The same rate as right now?


Yep. Since it's a one-time payment once the time you paid for (i.e. the 12 month subscription) lapses, they will resume charging you your usual $5.00 per month rate.

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The only thing I am missing now is the recolor of PoP armors, specifically Tetsu armor. Give me a Red/Gold/Black color scheme with a Katana, and I'll die a happier man.

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Pardon my negativity, but this smells of a desperation move from a failing company. At least, that's my opinion on the matter. :(

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must..get...gold...membership. Any idea how much that will cost in £s? hate when Jagex use $ in valuations.

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I'm pretty sure that buying the package won't destroy a previous loyalty rate subscription since the way it is set up, it would still be active, but it won't actually charge you anything until your days run out again.

Also, that paladin outfit explains a lot, I thought at some point they had remodeled 3rd age armor and didn't say anything about it lol

being able to pick up all of the previous bonuses without having to buy the cumulative days for all of them is pretty good though, even if only a handful are actually worth using

ofc the katana would have been much more fun as a reskin

(if you were able to use the flaming skull with the captain outfits it would have made a great lechuck)

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must..get...gold...membership. Any idea how much that will cost in £s? hate when Jagex use $ in valuations.


46. Took two seconds to google it :P

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must..get...gold...membership. Any idea how much that will cost in £s? hate when Jagex use $ in valuations.


46. Took two seconds to google it :P

Just logged into membership part of website yeah, £44.95. definately buying after christmas, will cost me little more than buying membership monthly at £3.50, but can't miss the perks.

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