You may already read an article or two telling you how you can start making money playing online games. Sometimes you might even hear it from your friend, but the question remains, is it really a thing? And can you make enough money playing video games to sustain your living expenses?
Now, if you’ve been gaming for quite some time now, you may already be familiar with Old School RuneScape. A popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released in February 2013 by Jagex.
We’re focusing on this game because it’s already proven to have a great demand, over a million people all over the world has or are still playing Old School RuneScape (OSRS} from millennials to those part of what we called Gen Z. And since it’s released the game has only gotten better with regular updates being released by the game developer to cater to their players’ needs and preference.
So where do we begin making money from playing OSRS?
The first thing you’ve got to do to start earning money from playing this game is by creating your account and character. RuneScape beginners will stay at Tutorial Island for a while until they’ve learned the basics of surviving Gielinor.
Now, it may be too early to decide, but you’ve got to be ready to spend money first before you start making money from this endeavor. What we’re saying is you may have to buy OSRS GP first to acquire better weapons and armours for your character, it also helps in training certain OSRS skills like Construction, Herblore, and Agility.
However, you also have to consider the fact that some skills are not available for free-to-play (F2P) players and are only available for paying RuneScape members. Similar to other P2P games, OSRS offers more features and exclusive benefits to players that have their own RuneScape membership.
The good news is membership for RuneScape can be bought either from RuneScape’s official site or through a third-party company that sells cheap RuneScape memberships.
For the first few weeks while you get a hang of playing OSRS, you can stay as F2P, but as you get better it might be best for you to buy a RuneScape membership to unlock more location, quests with better rewards, and the members-only skills.
Start Making More Gold
As your character improves, you’ll be able to unlock better gold making opportunities in Old School RuneScape.
One of our favorite methods of making money is by tanning cowhides. You can start tanning cowhides when you acquired at least 7 quest points or have played the game for at least 24 hours and of course some OSRS GP. This gold making method highly depends on your Crafting level and having at least level 28 to make a good amount of OSRS money from this.
It works by buying a good amount of cowhides from the Grand Exchange first, and then you proceed on tanning them with the goal of selling them back at the Grand Exchange for a quick profit. You can expect to earn about 40,000 to 50,000 OSRS gold from this method per hour.
Another great money making method in OSRS is making unfinished potions. A quick reminder that Herblore is a member’s exclusive skill that requires an active RuneScape membership.
Making unfinished potions relies on your Herblore skills, the higher your Herblore level is, the better potion you can produce, and the more money you can expect to earn.
This works by buying clean Kwuarm herbs or better herbs from the Grand Exchange along with some Water Vials. You need to combine each Herb with one Vial of water to make a single Unfinished potion of the Herb you’ve selected. Once done, you can sell the Unfinished potions back to the Grand Exchange.
For making Kwuarm potions, you can expect to earn about 150,000 OSRS gold per hour.
Selling OSRS Gold Online
Once you’ve made enough gold, the next task on your to-do list is to sell OSRS gold online to a reputable buyer. You can decide to sell your gold privately through your friends or by approaching fellow RuneScape players but that may not be the best way to sell your hard-earned GP.
You see, real-world trading is frowned upon by most game developers and one way to get your account banned is by engaging in this type of activity.
We suggest that you find a trusted RuneScape gold site to transact with and use their services to sell your gold. These sites know how you can safely trade your gold without Jagex flagging your account for doing so. Also, most of them offer good prices and you can avoid getting scammed by private buyers by simply choosing a RuneScape gold site with a reputation to uphold to sell your gold to.