Rupees are the in-game currency used in Rappelz.
Earning and Saving RupeesEdit
Farming is the act of going out into a field or dungeon, killing Mobs and collecting the items and rupees that drop from them. This is a great way to not only earn rupees, but to stock up on consumable supplies, obtain required equipment and potentially gain expensive and rare items.
Occasionally events are held where unique items drop from Mobs for a given period of time. These event items tend to be worth more and available in larger quantities. It's a chance for players to either stock up for later or to sell off more higher value items than they would normally find.
Completing Quests is another way to earn rupees as well as obtain items that are not available elsewhere. Though most quests are a one time deal, Quest Brokers offer a continuous supply of random quests with varying quest rewards.
Lak can be traded for either chips or rupees. If a player has an overflowing amount of chips, exchanging lak for rupees may be far more profitable than trading it in for more chips.
Players can sell unwanted items to any shop type NPCs. Be warned though that items may be worth far more than the amount one can obtain from an NPC. NPCs buy items at one quarter of the cost they would sell them for.
Players can set up shops in the Flea Market. This allows players to sell or buy up to 8 different items at once. When selling, Players choose a price as well as the quantity of an item they wish to sell. When buying, Players choose the price they are willing to pay for an item.
Note that players must leave their characters sitting in the location where they placed their shop until either all items are purchased or the player closes the shop.
In the Auction House players are able to place items up for sale for a given period of time. They can set a starting bid, a buy now price or both.
Note that any item placed in the auction house requires a registration fee that will be refunded to the player at the end of the auction. It is in the players best interest to leave items in the auction house until the sale is finished so that even if the item does not sell, the player can retrieve their registration fee. Items in the auction house disappear after 15 days so players are advised to keep an eye on items they have placed up for sale or have bid on.
Players are able to trade both items and rupees with other players. This is a great way for players to obtain items directly without having to have a vast amount of rupees on hand.
Note that players should be vigilant and know their item values before trading, especially with unknown characters, to avoid bad trades as all trades are final.
Player Provided ServicesEdit
Taming pets, leveling pets, and assisting with quests and/or bosses are just a handful of possible services you may be able to charge other players for.
Creating New CharactersEdit
Creating a new character and running them through Trainee Island as well as some of the quests on the main continent is a good way to earn quick rupees, farm for event items as well as some types of skill cards and obtain Stamina potions which can be used to restore stamina rather than using Stamina Savers.
For those players who wish to spend real world currency, rare items can be purchased from the Cash Shop and then sold in-game for rupees.
As players reach higher levels and create different characters, they earn achievements located on the Gala-net website. Point are awarded and can be exchanged for rare items. Players should note that some items are non-tradeable and should be cautious as to what they purchase with their points if they plan on selling the items.
Keep or Sell?Edit
Sometimes it is more useful and cheaper in the long run to save items for future use. Saving upgraded equipment and consumables for lower level alternative characters as well as combining old equipment with a Unit Card for use on pets can save more rupees down the road than if it were sold today.
Markets also fluctuate and prices can change daily. Events that supply hard to find items tend to decrease there value because so many more are readily available. Saving these items and selling them at a later date when the price has gone back up can be more profitable.
When purchasing expensive items it is always best to look around first rather than buying the first one a players finds. Checking the auction house is a great way to start as it is easy to compare prices. Taking the time to check all shops in the Flea Market can also lead to savings.
Friends and Guild MembersEdit
One of the best ways to find cheap and even potentially free items is to ask friends and in some guilds to ask other guild members. As a courtesy though one should never demand or beg items from friends, guild members, and especially random strangers.
Not all methods of obtaining rupees are allowed in Rappelz.
Rupee sellers are websites that sell rupees for real world currency. These sites create accounts that farm continuously, sell the items they find and then turn around and sell the rupees to other players. They frequently promote themselves either in-game with characters that spam website addresses while standing in towns or on gamer web sites.
Rappelz forbids anyone from buying rupees from a rupee seller as it violates the ToS (Terms of Service) players must agree to when registering for an account. Players who have been benefiting from rupee sellers will have their account(s) banned.
There is only one legitimate way of converting real world currency into in-game rupees and that is to purchase items from the Cash Shop and then sell those items in-game.