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 Runescape  adds first microtransaction system
Runescape adds first microtransaction system
April 2, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

April 2, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
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Newsbrief: Jagex's long-running online game Runescape has begun experimenting with microtransactions with a mini-game that allows players to spend real world currency.

The game's most recent update has given players the option to buy more turns for the "Squeal of Fortune" mini-game, from which players can earn additional items and bonuses. This addition sets an unusual precedent for Runescape, as it has traditionally relied only on a standard subscription model.

Jagex said on its official forums that the new system is intended to give "impatient" players a chance to benefit from the mini-game at a faster rate. The company did not confirm whether it plans to add additional microtransactions to Runescape going forward.

For more information on the game's new microtransaction system, check out the FAQ on the official Runescape forum.


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Mark Ludlow
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It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out because I have a feeling it's going to run afoul of some country's gambling laws.

eric gideon
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MMOs have been doing it everywhere for years. Unless it gives out actual $$$, then it aint illegal.


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