Rays are the virtual currency of Utherverse, and can be used for a variety of different things. You can see how many Rays you have on your main Social Center page. If you click the Transaction History link, you'll be able to see how you earned and spent your Rays.
100 Rays is roughly equivalent to USD$7 (based on the average market price for March, 2014).
Members who have not validated their email addresses will not be able to earn Rays. If you did not receive a validation email, you can request a new one through this link: https://www.redlightcenter.com/resendvalticket.aspx
How To Use Rays
Rays are the virtual currently in RLC, and are used in every transaction. You can use them to
- Send members gifts: https://www.redlightcenter.com/net/gifts/default.aspx
- Upgrade yourself or someone else to VIP. Learn how in the Upgrade Help Article
- Trade them for services from other members, such as Event and DJ services, deco for your properties, or erotic services from WGs
- Buy and sell them on the Marketplace
Please note that any Rays exchanges between members are performed on a ‘buyer beware’ type of basis, and we cannot reverse transfers if you do not get the services or products paid for.
How To Earn Rays
You can earn Rays through Social Center actions, by becoming an affiliate, or by running a virtual business!
Earning Rays in the Social Center
You can earn Rays by performing actions on the site, such as rating and posting picture, blogs, and bulletins. There are limits on how many Rays you can earn this way each day.
- Social Center Logins: ®0.25 once per day
- Client Login to Red Light Center network: ®0.75 up to 2x per day
- View a Profile: ®0.10 up to 10x per day
- Rate a Profile: ®0.10 up to 10x per day
- Rate a Picture: ®0.05 up to 30x per day
- Rate a Blog: ®0.25 up to 2x per day
- Post a Blog Entry: ®1.00 up to 1 every 3 days
- Upload First Picture: ®1.00
- Upload Pictures: ®0.25 up to 20 pictures per month
- Your Blog Read: ®0.05 up to 10x per day
- Your Profile Viewed: ®0.05 up to 20x per day
- Upgrade to paid VIP: ®20.00 plus ®20 Rays per month that you remain paid VIP
Earning Rays as an Affiliate
Sign up for the Affiliate Program and you can earn Rays for referring new members to RLC! Make sure you always refer people with a link that includes your tracking code, otherwise you won't earn Rays. Visit the Affiliates Help Article for tips and frequently asked questions.
Earning Rays as a Virtual Business
Many members earn Rays from virtual businesses. Some common virtual businesses are:
- Designer: Designers create avatar customizations such as clothing, skins, tattoos, and accessories. Designers' work is featured in the Clothing Mall. To learn more about designing for avatars, visit the Designing help article
- Decorator: Decorators customize properties to suit their clients' needs and tastes using the in-world prop and texture editors. Designers can list their business in the Decorator Directory. To learn more about decorating, visit the Decorating Your Zaby article, which includes some helpful links for additional info.
- Events Services: Club owners, hosts & MCs, DJs, and dancers can earn Rays by hosting an working at various events throughout RLC. Events can be listed in the Events Calendar, and services can be advertised through the Ad System, Forums, Business Directory, or by word of mouth.
- WG: WGs offer virtual sex sessions to other members, and can advertise in the WG Directory. To learn more about WGs, visit the What Are RLC WGs article.
- Other Services: Many other services can be offered, such as sales and promotion, education, art and design, and more. You can offer any other service you like, as long as it's legal and doesn't violate the ToS or RoC.
How To Buy Rays
With a Credit Card
You can buy Rays Instantly through CCBill. The minimum purchase is 250 Rays for USD $20, but you can purchase any amount over that.
- Click the Buy Rays Instantly button on your main Social Center page, or visit this link: https://www.redlightcenter.com/Net/market/PurchaseRays.aspx
- Enter the amount of Rays you’d like to purchase. The cost will be displayed to the right of your selection
- Click Proceed to Payment
- Complete your payment info and click Submit Order
You can also Subscribe to monthly Rays deposits through CCBill. You can sign up for USD $10, $20, or $50 worth of Rays to be deposited into your account each month. The number of Rays you get each month will depend on the current Price for Rays as determined by the Marketplace. To start a Rays subscription:
- Go to https://www.utherverse.com/Net/Market/rayssubscription.aspx
- Read all the information on the page to ensure you understand how the subscription works and how your Rays are calculated
- Select a monthly billing amount
- Click Subscribe and follow the prompts
If you have accidentally signed up for a Rays subscription while upgrading to VIP and wish to unsubscribe, please contact our support team to cancel your Rays subscription.
Through the Marketplace
You can also buy Rays from other members on the Marketplace. You can learn how in the Marketplace Help Article
Other Ways to Buy Rays
You can buy Rays by Money Order or Western Union. To use either of these payment methods, please open a Customer Support ticket and let them know that you'd like to buy Rays and which method you'd like to pay with. A support team member will guide you through the process.