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Member worlds are worlds that gives players access to the full version of Old School RuneScape.

Extra featuresEdit

Many features are only available to players in member worlds. Almost all recent updates to Old School RuneScape are available in member worlds, but not to free-to-play worlds. There are very few quests available in free-to-play worlds, while plenty more are available in member worlds. There is a condensed list of features available in member worlds below:

  • Extra skills
  • Higher capabilities in other skills
  • Use of several transportation systems
  • Three times as much explorable map area
  • Mini-games and other features, such as dueling under set rules and risks
  • Better equipment, such as dragon, barrows, and crystal weapons and armour
  • More items available
  • Many more quests
  • More music and sound effects

It is important to note that these benefits will only be available if the player logs onto a members world. If a members-only item is on a free-to-play world it will not be usable. The name of the item is replaced with "Members Item" and the examine is "Login to a members server to use this."

Members-only skillsEdit

Currently there are eight skills in RuneScape that are only available in member worlds out of a total of 23 skills. The members only skills are listed in alphabetical order below:

There are many benefits to unlocking these skills. Many members quests have members skill requirements. Agility allows run energy to recharge faster, and allows entry to certain areas and use of many shortcuts. With Construction, players can build their own player-owned house. Farming allows players to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, and trees that only they will be able to cut. Herblore lets players make potions to aid them in combat and the training of other skills. Hunter unlocks new items. Thieving allows entry into certain areas as well as being an easy money source. Slayer unlocks new monsters and items, as well as the Magic Dart spell.

Members only skills make up over a third of the total number of skills to train in RuneScape.

Members-only areasEdit

Free-to-play worlds have very limited access to the world of Old School RuneScape. Players can only access the kingdoms of Asgarnia and Misthalin, the north-easternmost point of Karamja, and most of the Wilderness in free-to-play worlds. Member worlds allow full access to the entire world map. Remember that these new lands bring with them new quests, people and activities to experience and explore.

Here is a short list of some, but not all of the lands reserved for member worlds (Regions and cities/towns/notable features included):

Pay-to-play Wilderness map

A map of the section of the northernmost Wilderness that is only accessible by members.


All of the minigames in Old School RuneScape are available only in member worlds. Minigames are cooperative competitions between players and other players or just a game players can play on their own or in teams. Minigames can be good methods to gain experience in combat or non-combat skills, or just fun competition between players. Minigames are one of the most enjoyable aspects of Old School RuneScape that are restricted to member worlds.

Here is an alphabetical list of the currently available minigames, along with a short explanation:

  • Agility Pyramid - An excellent way for players to quickly train Agility, as well as a decent source of money.
  • Barbarian Assault - A fun team combat minigame which unlocks new armour.
  • Barrows - An enjoyable, challenging single player combat minigame which has valuable rewards, including the desirable Barrows equipment, which is among the best armour in the game!
  • Blast Furnace - An efficient way to smelt bars of metal, as well as a good source of experience in several different skills.
  • Brimhaven Agility Arena - A great Agility trainer for players with moderately high Agility levels.
  • Burthorpe Games Room - A room where players can compete in various board games.
  • Castle Wars - An extremely popular competitive game of combat Capture the Flag, in which two teams infiltrate each the enemy castle and fight to score. Tickets rewarded to the winners can be exchanged for decorative Castle Wars armour and capes. Complicated strategy and tactics have been developed as well!
  • Champion Challenge - Engage the titans of eight different races of monsters in special rules battles! If you defeat them all, you can face the human champion!
  • Duel Arena - Tensions abound in the famed Arena where players face off in a one-versus-one battle to the death. Customizable rules, fine-tuned strategy, and stakes ranging from nothing to millions of coins fill the Arena with a sense of excitement.
  • Fishing Trawler - An interesting fishing minigame in which players sail along the sea trying to keep a leaking ship afloat while they fix their net and catch some fish! Rewards are fish up to your fishing level, so the higher the better!
  • Gnome Ball - A challenging Agility minigame where players try to pass and charge with a small ball towards a hoop to score a goal, while defending gnomes attempt to tackle them before they can throw it. Players earn both Agility and Ranging experience if they're successful!
  • Gnome Restaurant - Players try their hand at delivering food to hungry customers in record speed! A variety of unique items and other rewards are available.
  • Mage Arena - Learn the legendary God Spells and earn your God Cape and God Staff! These spells powerful additions to any magic user's aresenal.
  • Mage Training Arena - One of the fastest ways to earn Magic experience; the Arena offers four different minigames each involving a different type of magic. If you are successful in these games, you can earn pizazz points to exchange for runes or the valued Infinity Robes!
  • Nightmare Zone - The Nightmare Zone, commonly referred to as NMZ, is a combat-based minigame that is located north of Yanille, northwest of the bank. The minigame involves players having "dreams" to fight bosses they have fought before in quests.
  • Pest Control - This immensely popular team combat minigame involves protecting the vulnerable Void Knight while you fight incoming monsters. Commendation Points which can be exchanged for experience in any combat skill as well as a selection of items are rewarded to successful teams.
  • Pyramid Plunder - A source of extremely fast Thieving experience. Combat is interestingly integrated into the game.
  • Ranging Minigame - A fast way to train Ranging which can even be profitable! Players can even exchange tickets earned as rewards for coveted rune arrows.
  • Rat Pits - Players can train their cats to be a fierce hellcat or a clever Wiley cat in these arenas of battle between cat and mouse, then show off their fully trained cats to their friends!
  • Rogue's Den - Players show their deft abilities as they navigate this tricky maze filled with traps and obstacles. Fail and be teleported out! Depending on success, players earn fair amounts of Agility and Thieving experience as well as Rogue Armour displaying their skill.
  • Shades of Mort'ton - Build up a temple and defend it from attacking evil spirits! One of the best ways to train Crafting, a good source of Firemaking experience, or a good way for players to test their prowess in combat and see how long they can last against the shades while they train up their combat skills!
  • Sorceress's Garden - Players attempt to sneak around watchful elementals guarding their gardens to get the a Sq'irk Tree to pick Sq'irk fruits. If caught, they are teleported out! Excellent Thieving experience.
  • Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup - Help clean up the village of Tai Bwo Wannai. Beware, as players may encounter dangerous Bush Snakes and Broodoo victims! Players earn the village currency of trading sticks for a reward.
  • Tears of Guthix - Collect the tears of the God of Balance in a sacred cave guarded by his faithful snake servant Juna. The tears give the best reward of all - experience in the players' worst skill.
  • Temple Trekking - Escort citizens through the dangerous Mort Myre Swamp in Morytania to a temple on the River Salve. If successful, players earn tokens exchangeable for a random reward, including resources such as herbs or ores, or tomes exchangeable for experience in specific skills!
  • Treasure trail - Players follow cryptic clues on wild chases to valuable rewards. Rewards include runes, Holy Book pages, Trimmed Armour, God Armour, Third Age Armour, and much more!
  • Trouble Brewing - Two teams compete as each try to brew the most bottles of rum! Experience in a variety of skills can be earned for performing the many complicated tasks needed in the process of rum production.
  • TzHaar Fight Cave - Players fight alone against an army of Tzhaar monsters! If they can withstand the masses, and defeat the dreaded TzTok-Jad, the most powerful monster in the game, they can earn the coveted Fire cape! Winners as well as less fortunate participants earn varied amounts of the Tzhaar currency of Tokkul.
  • TzHaar Fight Pit - Players are thrown into pits where they fight an every-man-for-himself battle to the death! Deadly alliances and betrayals are all a part of the game. Tokkul is rewarded to the winner of each round.

Most members try out all the minigames at least once. Each is enjoyable, and most of them have excellent rewards.

Unlockable capabilities in skillsEdit

Players in free-to-play worlds are limited in their access to free-to-play skills. Since areas and training methods are also limited, it can be difficult for players in free-to-play worlds to obtain high levels in these skills. Players cannot use members items for combat and use some of the capabilities reached at higher levels in the free skills in free-to-play worlds. Many guilds are located in members only areas.

Here is a list of some capabilities in free skills available to only members:

Attack-icon Attack

Defence-icon Defence

Strength-icon Strength

Hitpoints-icon Hitpoints

Ranged-icon Ranged

Magic-icon Magic

Prayer-icon Prayer

Cooking-icon Cooking

  • Ability to cook monkfish at level 62
  • Ability to cook sharks at level 80
  • Ability to cook Dark crab at level 90
  • Ability to cook a massive variety of new foods, such as chocolate bombs, many new pies, and the brewing section of the skill.

Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting

Fishing-icon Fishing

Firemaking-icon Firemaking

  • Better logs can be burned
  • Ability to light lanterns and other glass objects

Crafting-icon Crafting

Smithing-icon Smithing

Mining-icon Mining

Runecrafting-icon Runecrafting

Members-only questsEdit

The vast majority of quests in RuneScape are restricted to member worlds. These quests unlock important features, new areas, new transportation systems, and new skills. There are currently 18 free quests, and 105 members only quests. A complete list of members quests is below:

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