We don’t want players to be able to buy their way to success in RuneScape. If we let players start doing this, it devalues RuneScape for others. We feel your status in real-life shouldn’t affect your ability to be successful in RuneScape.
This is the quote seen on the bottom page of the real-world trading page on the official wiki. As you can now see, Jagex is STILL upholding this. A poor player who has invested hours of game time can still reap the benefits of this new system in the same way as a player with birthday money can with one stupid click of a button. I am by no means a wealthy player; I am a college student with a credit union loan and play casually. I may spend the occasional disposable income on a few Runescape Gold here and there, but other than that I would say my advantages are the same as any other player of social class. Bonds will NOT affect you UNLESS you are someone with a huge disposable income (And in that case, send some my way). This simply offers us players who don’t mind a few hours of a grind to get a few extra perks.
According to Mark Gerhard, botting is still a rampant issue in Runescape despite the removal of 3.7 trillion ingame gold and 1.1 million botting accounts. In the ongoing effort to combat botting and Runescape Gold farmers, Jagex has offered to the players a new solution; Bonds. When I first logged in and talked to my clan about Bonds, there was hostility and some misconceptions that arose. Since then, most of us have come to the general consensus that Bonds will affect Runescape in a positive manner and I’ve decided to help clear the air of negativity that encases Bonds. Before posting any comments, I ask that you avoid post EOC complaining, I will not reply to these comments.