Materia Magica happily accepts secure transactions through Paypal. You may use your credit card or checking account.
If you purchase a Reward Units using Paypal with a credit card or instant transfer from your bank account, your payment will be processed and the staff at Materia Magica notified to deliver your Reward Units as soon as possible, which may take up to 24 hours. If you use an electronic check, the reward units will be processed and added to your in-game account as soon as the electronic check clears the issuing bank and Paypal notifies our automated payment processing system, which typically takes 4 business days.
Once in your in-game reward unit account (REWARDUNIT shows the amount of reward units in this account), reward units can be transferred to another online player using the REWARDUNIT TRANSFER <player> <amount> syntax. Reward Unit vouchers may also be purchased from the Van Pelts. Reward Units and Reward Unit vouchers can be gifted to other players, or traded in this manner for other items within the game. You may not trade Reward Units for anything outside the game (e.g., real world cash or real world services).
It is strongly recommended that you engage the services of a Guide to assist in your Reward Unit transaction, if you are trading with another player. Guides can act as a form of "escrow", where they hold the tradable items until both parties are satisfied with the deal.
Refund and Exchange Policy
Refunds and exchanges are allowed within 3 days of the original contribution or in-game purchase of a refundable Reward Unit item. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted for perishable items once the item is used. Items traded to other players are similarly not refundable.
Items are not guaranteed to remain unchanged their entire lifespan and may be altered or exchanged for items of a similar value for purposes related to game balance or bug fixing.
Remember that even as a Reward Units purchaser you are expected to abide by the rules of conduct for all players. If you break enough rules and your character(s) are removed as a result, all of the Reward Units and reward items on the character(s) will be removed as well. We reserve the right to restrict or remove any player who violates the game rules, so please respect the game and others. Obviously no one would contribute if this occured frequently, but all players - even those who contribute - are expected to obey the game rules.
Any transactions made using fraudulent funds - such as with a credit card, Paypal account, or checkbook that isn't yours - or even reporting the transactions as fradulent in order to save some money months later - can result in the termination of your account and the reporting of these financial activities to the appropriate authorities.