I admit now, there is very little I know about Runes of Magic, aside from what I have read over at Mystic Worlds (which is all very fantastic information might I add). What I do know, is that it headed into Open Beta, and is free to play. They do of course have an online store where you can buy lots of stuff but I haven’t looked into that too much yet. I think this is quite reasonable since they do have to make money some how, and as of yet I haven’t really been forced to pay anything at all. Granted, I am only level 6.
So my brief impressions so far. It’s fun, it’s colourful. I don’t care for the overhead text too much yet (it really really stands out from the world and distracts me) and the game has a VERY familiar feeling to it if you’ve played World of Warcraft. It’s actually been great for me and a lot of fun because I already have a ‘main’ MMO (or a few) that I play, and I don’t actually subscribe to WoW any more. I like having a ‘free’ alternative to that for when the urge hits me.
So far at level 6 I’ve gotten the hang of combat and crafting, and my class (a priest), made some friends in the general channels who were talking about EQ. The community that I’ve met have been friendly and helpful, answering lots of questions in channel. Families talk about their adventures and their memories of other games which I really like. Since I’m only level 6 and have barely delved into the game I don’t have much to say about it (yet) besides those few bits. It’s not something that will ever be my ‘main’ game of choice, but it’s a great little side path for myself at the moment. We’ll just see how it goes I suppose!
Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend, no matter your game of choice.