When playing an MMORPG, one thing that will come in to play is finances. RuneScape is no exception. RuneScape economics work much like those of the real world and they play a big role in how you succeed within the game. One thing that is important about RuneScape is that money can’t buy everything and while economics play a big role, skill should also be developed as you play. That being said, let’s take a look into the RuneScape economics and how you can fair well in your own game.
Inflation occurs in game just as it does in the real world. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to it. Various currencies are also used regionally throughout the world of RuneScape which can be compared a bit to real life.
In some areas, you can get fish, logs, ore, coal and even bones or raw meat by killing monsters. These commodities can be used as currency in the sense that you can sell or trade them to get other items or gold that you need.
Then there is a second tier of commodities that includes harvested or processed items such as tanned hides, cooked foods, gems and runes and metal bars. Then there is also a third tier of commodities which includes items that are already fully processed as well as rare items. The higher the tier, the more the item is going to be worth. Another factor which can affect how much something will be worth is how common or rare it is.
When it comes to RuneScape economics, monetary value is not the only value of an item. If something can help you excel in the game, level faster or items that are really rare can be considered more valuable just because they are in high demand or can give a lot of value to the user.
Buying and selling prices at specialty stores and NPCs in the game is price controlled. Items that are bought from or sold to other players can vary greatly in price. The price can also vary over a period of time. For example, something may be more expensive one week than another if the demand for the item increases.
RuneScape is a virtual world with a virtual economy but some things still parallel the real world. The most important thing to understand is that this virtual world is constantly changing. You must be able to keep up with the changes if you want to have the best opportunities to make the most financial gain in game.