Not many online multi-player adventure games are as awesome as RuneScape.
There are certain interesting aspects about the game; like you could acquire the necessary skills to equip yourself as a warrior, or becoming a merchant to do the wheeling and dealing in the market.
Players from more than 150 countries play this popular game that has been named World’s Most Popular Free MMORPG by the Guinness World Records in 2008.
Obviously, the objective of the game is to strike it rich, but getting there could be tricky.
At the same time, you don’t want to become a game cheater.
Here is a quick guide on how to make money on RuneScape easily and without breaking any rules.
Making Millions in RuneScape
For many, the thinking is that millionaire-in-the-making needs to spend laborious hours to hone necessary skills. They may not be wrong but a different pre-requisite is just a little capital, and this could set you on the right path.
In other words, you need to become a merchant.
The set up of RuneScape mimics the real world.
I am sure you don’t need convincing that those real business men out there make much more money than the manual laborers.
This guide is not to advocate tedious training; rather it offers tips to help you become a true blue merchant.
It is the universal truth in the commercial world, always buy low, and sell high when you can.
I talked about this also in my recent post on making money in World of Warcraft.
Certain skills may be helpful, but not really the strongest factor in this equation.
People talk about combat skill being critical to getting there.
Well, not exactly true!
A level three gamer just about has the same opportunity to become a millionaire as anyone else.
But first, try to lay your hand on the first 10k. Granted, may ways get you there but probably the easiest is to sell feathers.
One of the most in-demand things here, feathers can fetch you 10,000 gp (gold pieces) if you get 1000 of them and manage to sell them at 10 gp each. To get feathers you kill chickens.
Mining is also perceived widely as huge money making tool, but perhaps smithing has been underrated so far. It is not necessary to notch up your smithing level to 85; I would probably not get there however hard I try.
But through mining your ore, you could get up to 30 comfortably. You then turn your attention to the Grand Exchange to buy coal and iron with a ratio of 2:1, and steel bars smelting can start.
Every steel bar fetches 30 gp, so that could be a fairly decent income.
Fishing is yet another money-making source you can turn to. If for no other reason, I like the no-brainer nature of the activity. I can always do something else as I wait for my catch.
Still, I would suggest that becoming a merchant would be a more efficient use of your time, as you gather your riches quicker.
Becoming a Merchant
So, how one goes about becoming a merchant?
The golden rule of commerce: buy low and sell high.
The existence of Grand Exchange makes it harder, but it is still manageable.
In addition, buy raw materials and turn them into useful products, so that you could sell them again.
My steel bar example above is one way you can do this.
Or you buy gold ore, and smelt it into bars. There are more ways than you can imagine right now, but apply this principle in the game and you can get rich fast.
Don’t let the lack of some specialized skills run you down. Spend enough hours and you can become good or you just resolve to be a successful merchant.
Soon you will see your first 10k, then 100k, and then the millions.
Really the sky is the limit.