Runes of Magic
Runes of Magic is a free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG. Dive into Taborea, a dangerous and magical world full of mysteries. With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic is redefining the standard for free-to-play MMORPG titles.
Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class, choose to create a character from 30 character class combinations. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts including war horses. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the ability to decorate their own virtual homes with individual furnishings.
Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, more than 1,600 quests, thrilling PVP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss monsters, Runes of Magic has something for everyone. It is up to you, to discover Taborea and to write the history of that world!
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Runes of Magic
March 19, 2009
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Minimum System Requirements (Windows)
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8Memory
Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz of betterGraphics
GeForce 6800 / ATI X800 or betterAdditional Notes
Specifications may change during development
Game is deserted. There's only like 10-20 people playing right now, yet there are quests/dungeons that require you to be in a party to get thru.
Wasted three days trying to understand and REALLY LIKE the game, but to no avail.
Except you're a german, you wont find any GM's anymore. You can call out on the worldchat for help, as long as you're willing to pay real cash, because even chatting on the worldchat isnt free and cost around € 0.15 - €0.20 everytime you say something. (if you run out of so called Megaphones, then yuo cant use the chat untill you buy new ones dor dia = real cash)
Around 80% of the people that are still on rom, are people that either bot and cheat with multiple accounts, or people who spend massive amounts of money on their char (sometimes over € 1000,-)
All this was to be expected. The company who created RoM in the first place, sold it to Gameforge to die. Frogster no longer exist and Gameforge is only interested in getting as much money out of the game as possible.
Prices of items and gear and stats went up skyhigh and if you want to get real endgame gear (if possible at all) then be prepared to bot/grind everyday for at least a year (in which time the levelcap is raised several times so you have to start all over again) or pay around € 100 for each gearpiece, ending up paying at least 500 or more for your char.
Support for the many bugs, takes weeks or sometimes months, so dont be surprised if your account is bugged or locked and you cant play for 1-2 months.
Furthermore, the game is obsolete and outdated and doesnt work well with newer computers and newer videocards (nor did it on older pc's but ok.. :) )
Its a crappy 32-bits application that crashes a lot unless you use all kinds of memorytools to fix the massive amount of memoryleaks. (for example, even the gamelauncher can eat up as much as 1 GB ram before the game is ever started or loaded)
GM's are non-existent, particularly on the Australian server, which these days numbers about 50 players. Quest lines are bugged and can't be completed. Despite constant requests from the remaining players, they are never fixed. PVP is bugged. Arena's don't work. Crashes are constant.
It's absolutely not worth your time, and certainly not worth your money.
This game has potential to be amazing. Very expansive, beautiful and colorful, good character creation, and unique class designs.
You'd think that'd be enough... but it isn't.
RoM is indeed beautiful and seems very fun. It will be until you start gaining levels and getting higher, and god forbid if you run into any bugs or glitches that can't be fixed from logging out.
1. The community is a dying one, and those who do play are generally unresponsive. Don't expect to find a Gaming buddy if you don't know them outside of the game. If you find this rubbish, I can tell you the first twenty people I talked to when I was on my first character did NOT respond. Perhaps I lucked out and none of them spoke, or at least read, English.
2. PK/PVP system. Horrible, horrible, horrible. When an MMORPG sets their PvP system up like this, it's bound for failure. Be prepared to lose everything if you're killed by another player.
3. You can run around for hours trying to find where a quest is trying to point you to. Even though Quest Helpers are incredibly lazy and easy, who really has time to run around for 3 hours looking for Ubtok the monster boar with no clues?
4. GMs will not respond to you. Ever. This game has pretty much been abandoned as far as Technical issues go. If you have a problem, you're going to have to resolve it yourself, even if your character is falling through the ground forever.
5. Pay-to-win. This pretty much should speak for itself. In reality, this is not a free game. Not if you want to get somewhere in the crappy PvP system or PvE nearing max level.
So folks, it's shiny, it's pretty, but it isn't worth it. Go find something else.
RIP home i miss it why! :(
I've been waiting days for assistance with a problem which should be easily automated, or take no more than 30 seconds for an actual person to address. After never having played this game at all and run into so many problems at the onset, I still feel like I'm lucky to have avoided a long-term relationship with Gameforge, who can't seem to manage the most basic of support functions.
And now, to visit Add/Remove Programs...
The main questline has been bugged for months now, so you cannot level past lvl 57-58, unless you are willing to do it just by 10 boring daily quests each day.
Support does not know if or when it will; be fixed, so making a new char is just a waste of time. Diamonds are way overpriced and more and more maps are taken down from 3 channels to just 1 channel, increasing the latency even more.
In the mean time, all "great" events that Gameforge create, are double dia's or 150% dia's or whatever dia's as long as it's meant to buy dia's.
This year another chapter will be launched, raising the levelcap and so making your hard-earned (and paid) gear drop in value by 90%.
So, if you have a few hundred Euro's or Dollars to waste, go ahead. If not, look for a better MMORPG to play (actually', EVERY MMORPG is better than Runes of Magic, so that wouldnt be a hard thing to do)
We all levelled, finally got to cap and Runewaker (develepers) have neglected to fix the game engine, quest bugs. Throughout various level caps main quest chains have bugged out and left players stuck for questing and forced to use daily resets (bought from the cash shop). Our old GM team (N3V Games) is what kept our server going and kept us hanging on, even with Runewakers negligence and obvious lack of caring.
Our guild enjoyed the game, raiding questing exploring. The game itself ignoring it's flaws is a great game and does get people hooked.
What changed? N3V Games had to leave and Gameforge took over running the Australian server. The fantastic support we used to have got thrown out the window, support tickets take days and days to get a response, ToSH is reknowned for removing 30 day mount speed pots due to buggy coding on Runewaker's behalf and initially for weeks the support system told us to suck it up we can't help you. That was my first feeling of hesitance with where the game was going, a guildie lost/misplaced/vendored (can't remember which now) some items with recon x miracle x and burst x and was also told, sorry we can't help you. This was getting my back up more on Gameforge,
For months and months we were able to access recon and hatred x's in our cash shop on special sales and suddenly for months and months they refused to place them in our cash shop and we couldn't understand why. Upon trolling through the US and EU forums it came to my attention that those servers didn't receive anything higher than vi or vii's of those runes and they too had not seen any in months and months so it was fairly obvious that when gameforge took over that we too were going to see the same fate. Finally we get a post on the forums, a poll no less asking if we would like to see recon iv's; yes that's right, IV's. I'm sorry what? Add to that we also wouldn't get recons directly we would get Shield iv's, which we then need to combine with advance x 5 per tier. Oooh ooh and not only are we going to refuse to deliver anything you had previously, we're going to provide these exceptionally awesome shields at nothing less than 99 diamonds each. After which I almost choked to death I decided that my time in rom coming to an end. Not only was it starting to cost me an average of $50 per item of armor/weapon to upgrade to hand the current end game, gameforge has lost it's care of customer base be it p2p or f2p.
Frogster pissed off the playerbase, the lack of gm's in other regions pissed off the player base, the abysmal pricing of items in the cash shop pissed off the player base and ultimately Runewaker have seen to the assured death of RoM and since gameforge took over everything has taken a dive for the worst. I can only assume that the recent cm's we had on the forums left of their own accord to find something alot better. I feel for some of them, they had to take a lot of crap but unfortunately their company instilled the general unhappiness throughout all the servers. The gm's/cm's had to play middle man, I assume they saw what was comin and decided to leave the sinking ship before they went down with it. Then there are the gm's/cm's that still work for the company; just recently our server Thalia had maintenance, for 6 hours no less. Thalia was suspicious, why 6 hours just to deactivate npcs? Upon maintenance completing, Thalia became aware that our server had been moved from Australia (Runes of Magic, Australia) to Miami, Florida. There was no notification, nothing. Later in a 9 page rage thread on our forum one of the cm's replied and said, oops we missed that. This has sealed Thalia's fate, in the week of that maintenance most of Thalia's top end players have quit as there has been NO response from gameforge as to the reason for the move.
Pro's: Great game and nice exploration, it's f2p till lv 50+ (with somewhat recent cash shop changes puris are much cheaper in phirius shop now) Community is fantastic long as you bring a decent attitude and not troll the natives ;) Raiding is fun, maps are fun, quests are great (and some annoying of course)
Cons: No customer support, no gm's (Thalia is no longer in australia when it's an au server) bugs and bugged main questlines and have been for months and months and months, Runewaker refuses to fix/update their game engine to suit 64 bit systems and larger ram and newer video cards. The cash shop is still ridiculously expensive and you require to regear (end game) every expansion.
I enjoyed this game for a long time and it was hard to let it go, but it's gone too far, it's time to let it go and die it's natural death its inevitably going to do.
Every aspect of the game is dominated by bot,s every event every harvest and farming opportunity
which you might use to make ingame gold is overrun with bots and no matter how many report are made no action is taken. there are people with 25 alts all used for botting which leaves no hope for an honest player to progress to progress without buying large amounts of Diamonds from item shop which cost real money.
DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME
DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME
1. Majorly unbalanced classes - this means if you do like r/s or k/s or m/p or m/d your overpowered in pvp. Compared to others.
2. Major top players of the game have quit.. including some of my friends... top mages are quiting.... their are and i mean their are no gm's what so ever in the game anymore.
3. The dual class system is a fail and helped contribute to the falling of this game. The reason for this is because i am pretty sure that other companys had the same idea but realized the end result would ruin the game for certain setups would just be unstoppable.
4. p2w the cash shop really said this to you buy diamonds sell diamonds, go spend money on getting new gear..... get purifying stones by more gear use said purifying stones on said armor you just bought to get stats off of it. Then use said stats on specific gear so stats won't overlap and become a bs player. Also what made the game worse and more unbalanced is when frogster decided to remove advanced bind lifters from the game.
5. They sold out to gameforge every and i mean almost every dieing title gets sold to gameforge, and what does gameforge do turns it into an even larger p2w and ruins the game even further. Gameforge already ruined the site and the client cause they both look like trash now.
6. Graphics are majorly outdated, what i mean by this is that they have a really trashy game engine which cannot render or handle their current grahical settings which help contribute to the lagg.
7. way to similar to world of warcraft because if you listen to anyone they will say let's not copy wow because it will ruin the game.
8. Dungeons and instance monsters are to overpowering. What i mean by this is someone with basic gear and like say 23k. health at max level couldn't go and solo KS or HOS that's a terrible way to make a dungeon because we all have our personal feeling of if i am said level and they are said so many lvls lower i should be able to solo with average gear.
9. Inactive guilds sorry to say i wouldn't recommend this game to anyone because guilds are dieing also and you would have a hard time finding decently nice people who would actually care to help you undertstand the game.
10. Siege war terrible just terrible, one their are bugs on the bridge with the catapults where you will randomly float, the lagg is just pathetic when your fighting another person, the game itself has a high tendency to crash while doing siege. Cross server guild battles tends to make the sieges unfair and unrealistic and tends to ruin the point of competing within your own server.
Basically i am saying this don't and i mean don't play this game because it will truly ruin your taste for mmo's.
Support does no longer exist and the same goes for GM's
If you want to play decent endgame you will be spending more money than 4 years of WoW will cost you.
The game is bugged and, wordt of all, insecure. Even as we speak it is still possible to log on to their servers and retrieve personal data from players (something that has been reported more than 7 months ago and agan has been showed on several forums)
The majority of events on RoM are double dia, 120% dia, 150% dia etc... anything just to make you spent $$$ and buy their friggin diamonds. everything else in the game has become less important. So, unless you want to endup disappointed or spending lots of cash (and yes, there are high end players who spend over 600 Euro on their toon to make it endgame) , i would stay far from it, or stick to WoW which, in the end, is far closer to FTP than RoM will ever be.
THIS IS NOT A F2P GAME!!!!!!!
just forget it. you can't do shit as f2p. quite the opposite, this is THE game for the 15y/o who stole daddy's card. in fact there is simply no other option, buying diamonds for game gold won't get you far, you need real $$$ and lots of it, well unless you intend to grind all day for months, and we're talking grind, hunt mobs for hours or repeat solo run inis, all day everyday. About half a year of doing that and you might start to mean something.
if you don't care much about endgame and shit this might be the game for you, but even then keep all this in mind. trust me, as f2p you just hit a wall around 50+ and have nothing to do.
so cool game for the casual player probably, frustrating to unplayable for f2p, very good for p2p (you get to be king)
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This game is a total bust. The mechanics are okay, so I guess if you just want to solo a bit every day and not get anywhere, then this is the game for you!
To say I was letdown is an understatement. The dual class system that everyone bangs on about as "awesome" is robbed from Final Fantasy XII (it might have been in another MMO but I can't remember what one). The sound is alright, the graphics are meh, the gameplay is Wow but not quite as good (and Wow sucks at times as well). All in all dross, those complaints are not even the biggest problems the game has. For a game that makes its living on the back of a cash shop, its a royal pain in the ass. You have to jump through more hoops than a dog at Crufts to get anywhere. I came back to RoM after one of My friends said its been improved across the board (remind Me to slap her for that comment). Once I went to the website and tried to log in to My old account I'm then told I had to enter 4 different passwords and even though I use the same one that I always used, I had to talk to support to get My account unblocked (why it was blocked I'll never know), then once you put money into your account it takes an age to clear and to top it off things are far to expensive, its cheaper and more fun to play Wow (not that I ever will again, been doing that for too long). All in all I didnt see any improvments. What I did see what a husk of a game living in Wows shadow, which is a shame because it had the makings of being interesting. Oh, I'm sure there are some people who will get enjoyment from this game, and if so more power to you. I can't tell you if your going to like this game, I can only tell you that I did NOT.
Toodles for now.
So I did.
The 8.6 giga installer seemed like to take A FULL ERA to download, as it rapidly downloaded at the start but then crippled at approximately 7.9 giga. It took DAYS to get the remaining of the file. After it finally was completed and installed and I had contributed to massive global warming by letting my pc on for it, at last, the launcher, heum, launched. Only to find out that it had to update for another AGE! Considering this effort, it better be an awesome improvement I was thinking!
So after all that time, watching grass grow and a generation DIE, the "Run Game" button finally lighted up! w0000t!! I started the game, found my noob character was still there, entered the world and...
The graphics suck! The speed of movement sucks! The sound sucks! The quests suck!
Everything feels and looks so empty and without a soul. Entering buildings feels like entering a shoebox, no depth, no nothing. Where is the "Do you like better graphics?" promise? WTF? My rig can run this game everything at the highest setting and it's just plain dull! 10 giga + downloaded for THIS CRAP??? I've seen better graphics in friggin' 2005! And the quests, omg, the quests! How can you call these quests if all you have to do is click mobs like a retard and press some attacks and kill it? Where are the forgotten times where one had to use a health potion ffs? Or gather some stuff you have to "search" for? You can see the f*cking things blinking from space! Or go tell that person something, and then return to me to tell me what he said and oh, btw, that person is on the other side of the map. So walk over there like the little b*tch you are.
So if you are a forgiving retard who doesn't like to use his brain, doesn't have a feel for emerging into a game, doesn't give a f*ck about anything for that matter, I STRONGLY suggest you try this "game"..
The Character creation is superb! so many choices you can spend a great deal of time getting everything just right on your characters looks. The game was busy even between 3-5 am. The players are helpful, the graphics are good, and I didn't notice any advantage from items from the cash shop, but I play on a PVE server.
I give the game an 8.5 out of ten. Every game has room for improvment. Anyone looking for a great game with easy UI this is the one!
I really like ROM and am very excited for the new content to update.
1 - Extremely unbalanced classes - Scouts just out DPS everything else by a mile, only r/s comes close. Wardens are useless the have no role, mages do 1/4 of the DPS of scouts.
2 - Lack of variety of classes, basically DPS, tank, healer or useless (approx half the combos). There are no support classes or true CC class, etc...
3 - Pay to win, companies need to make a profit but this is one of those games where they have gone to far in the benefits teh cach shop provides.
4 - Get used to bots and goldsellers and no GM's.
5 - Bugs just don't get fixed (or take and inordinate amount of time months (as in nearer 10 than 2)). Ask anyone about the D/S lvl 50 elite skill, been broken since jan 2010...
6 - Lag, on siege especially is terrible. Again bugs which allow people to cheat at siege take forever to get fixed, ruins it.
7 - Terrible support, they used to have GMs, now all you have is the dire support who send an automated response, if you account gets hacked don't expect any help even if you provide evidence.
8 - The game is dying, most top players have left...
When it was finally done I thought to myself "This better be worth it". To say this game is worth the long download is an understatement. I would have waited 5 days for it to download. It is more fun then you could imagine. It is very much like WoW. I don't see anything wrong with that because WoW is probably the best RPG of all time. It has a bunch of classes like Warrior, Mage, Priest, Scout, Rouge, Knight (Humans only.), and Druid (Elves only.). It has a very rewarding player experience and when you hit level 10 you can choose a 2nd class. You can have around 25-30 characters per account and my main is a level 54 Knight as my primary class and a level 48 warrior as my secondary class. Leveling in RoM is like leveling in WoW as your considered high leveled when you reach 55.
The player-base is very large (Thats what she said XD) and most of the players are very nice and are willing to help you out with quests and things like that unlike the Runescape player-base. As you start out you will receive a gift bag for every level you reach and when your level is high enough to open that gift bag you will receive an item that will help you along your way such as a potion, armor, a weapon, runes, or a ring or necklace.
All in all a very fun game, it gets a 9.5/10 from me. Only problem was the ridiculously long download. Please tell me if this review was helpful to you.
Combat, and graphics are extremely similar, but the world is a lot smaller, and you dont have the ability to go almost anywhere, and everywhere you'd like, like you do in WOW...To me, it's a very stripped down version of one of the greatest games ever...So, if driving a Dodge Viper, with aPinto engine is your cup of tea, then I encourage you to try it...You get what you pay for with this one, maybe a little more....6 out of 10 for me
Ive played for a long time on this game, and I LOVE the pvp, you can kill players ANYtime ANYwhere and steal their armors weps any loot they might have on them as long as its not sealed, Ive got blues greens Epics off ppl THIS GAME ROCKS.