Yesterday I was home sick and bored. I had heard about this game Runes of Magic on this week’s TRS and figured now would be a good time to give it a shot. I’m glad I did. The graphics are pretty solid, and the gameplay is very similar to WoW in many respects. I played for awhile yesterday and got to level 8. One thing thats really nice is that you can learn all of the professions so if you want to can collect any resources you want and use it to make whatever you like. Its always bothered me in games like WoW that like if you’re able to skin things and mine stuff your guy cannot figure out how to pick some plants.
The game has 6 main classes (warrior, ranger, cleric, knight, mage or rogue). I started out as a rogue, but I’ll probably add either Knight or Scout when I get the chance. I haven’t had a chance to do any PVP yet but that is part of the game as well.
There are opportunities to spend money in the game, though they are not necessary. You buy “diamonds” from the website which are pretty reasonably priced (100 for $4.99), then you trade them for in game items or services, like costumes, special mounts, etc… I dont know that i’ll necessarily be buying things in game but we’ll see. If I end up playing this enough perhaps I will.
Overall, I’m having a lot of fun with the game and with no monthly fee there is no reason not to play, really. Check it out.