Real world trading or RWT for short is a form of trading when you are buying or selling virtual in-game goods or services for real world currency. That can be items, game currency or some sort of aid (like powerleveling). While there are many things in RuneScape that can be sold or bought, we will focus specifically on how to safely sell RS gold.
For maximum safety you should always ensure that your account is a member. Being a member shows that you are actually playing the game and not registering tons of brown and green dressed baldies. While being a member you should also always trade on member worlds.
Choosing Trade Location
Always aim for the spot that’s a little bit out of the way, but still convenient enough for a quick transaction. Avoid such spots as the top of Lumbridge Castle or southern entrance of the Grand Exchange. You would think that GE is not suspicious at all, since it’s a trading hub, however a lot of RWT traders choose that spot and you should avoid it. People may be reporting you just out of spite. The general rule of thumb is this: if you yourself suspect that there are other people engaging in RWT at a given spot, avoid it.
Masking Your IP
When engaging in RWT make sure to mask your IP during the whole process. If you’re playing on that account and not just using it for RWT, you can play without VPN or proxy, just make sure to use one when you are trading. For obvious reasons, Jagex does not reveal the exact methods of how they track RWT, however if you use a VPN when trading you always have the excuse that your account was broken into and thus you do not deserve to be banned.
Reducing Ban Risk
To reduce your chances of getting banned always make sure to put some junk items into trade. It doesn’t rally matter what you are putting there. Do this both when selling and buying RS gold. Big sums of gold being traded for nothing do look suspicious at first glance, don’t they?
Finding a Trustworthy Gold Seller/Buyer
You want your trading partner to be following the same rules you are. But what is more important is that the trade is actually fair and you don‘t get scammed. Trading with some random people on a shady forum is a recipe for disaster. Least you can do is trade in small amounts. In case you are scammed that won‘t hurt that bad.
This is not an optimal solution, if you‘re selling big amounts of gold, though. In this case you should always choose a buyer/seller that has an excellent reputation. Always check the reviews other people leave about a person or site. 10 minutes of information digging can save you a lot of time and grief in the future. It so happens that we know the best place to sell OSRS gold.
Fresh level 3 account receiving/giving 20m of gold is quite odd, don’t you agree? Whenever you wish to do some RWT, know that you should always have a trained account to do so on. And most importantly, not botted. Bots are the number one target and people who complain about getting banned for buying/selling gold often conveniently forget to mention the fact that they were also botting on the same account.
Train some combat skills, some crafts: catch a fish, spin some flax. A typical RS account will often have a random set of skills trained at least a bit, so look natural. Playing on the same account from time to time also doesn’t hurt.