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  • Summary: Runes of Magic is a fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), in which words can create, but also destroy. Here you can explore and discover a magical world full of wonders and ancient riddles. Encounter arcane and dangerous creatures and solve the mystery of aRunes of Magic is a fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), in which words can create, but also destroy. Here you can explore and discover a magical world full of wonders and ancient riddles. Encounter arcane and dangerous creatures and solve the mystery of a long-perished kingdom. You have access to a dual class system which gives you the freedom to combine your main and secondary class, in order to build your character the way you want conceive it. Learn professions and special skills, to forge mighty armor and weaponry or to enhance them. Accumulate unique in-Game collector's cards, which provide you with information and data of all creatures you have already encountered. Relax after a hard day of labor in your own house, which you can arrange just the way you want to. On your long journey from a helpless novice to a proud hero you will always be accompanied by magical runes and potent oracles - fragments of the divine book Taborea. Use them wisely for they might also lure you on to destruction. Master their handling and do not repeat past mistakes. Legend has it, that he, who embraces the oracle and acquires its might, will garner absolute power over the future. It is now up to you, to write the history of the world! Choose from a flexible class system with six main classes and 36 combinations. In addition you have access to a dynamic item and rune system, as well as three gathering and eight crafting professions. Obtain your own house, which you can proudly show your friends and others. Fight against powerful monsters and obtain magnificent treasures and glorious titles. Be astonished by regular updates. [Frogster Interactive] Expand

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. By all indications, Runes of Magic is only going to get bigger and better. Although it's available for free, if you love the game, you should feel obligated to support the developers by visiting the Item Shop. If you're a purist, keep in mind that you can purchase items that are purely cosmetic. Consider that your price of admission to a wonderfully enchanted world.
  2. Have you been playing World of Warcraft for such a long time, that streets in Stormwind or Orgrimmar have been named after you? Why not try a free alternative? Runes of Magic is really impressive. There is no pressure to buy anything, it's easy on beginners and at the same time a complex game thanks to the rune system and dual classes.
  3. Granted: This is not WoW, but Runes of Magic is the ideal entrance into the MMORPG world, since it's completely free.
  4. Certainly one of the most intuitive and easily enjoyable free to play MMO in the market.
  5. The MMORPG market is as wide as ever, although most of the public is monopolized by Blizzard, but there are alternatives for those who get tired of World of Warcraft and want to try another worlds, or prefer to join the online RPG world without spending a cent to try and see if they like the game.
  6. For me, Runes of Magic is impressive for a free MMO, perhaps even the best, but predictably it's nowhere near as good as its subscription-based rivals, WoW and Warhammer Online.
  7. PC Gamer UK
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    A free MMO whose ingenuity does little more than simply streamline what we've seen elsewhere. [July 2010, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. Jan 12, 2012
    10
    The games great. People may have had bugs n stuff but my game is working excellent. Had no problems with hackers or anything. Theres ALOT toThe games great. People may have had bugs n stuff but my game is working excellent. Had no problems with hackers or anything. Theres ALOT to do almost like WoW but its free Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2014
    9
    i'm not to crazy about the new partner up they choose, because but all games need to do that i love that it is free and that its watered down,i'm not to crazy about the new partner up they choose, because but all games need to do that i love that it is free and that its watered down, i don't mind i think it could use some upgrades but overall i like the game. Expand
  3. DanielE
    Mar 29, 2009
    9
    For a free game, this is almost exactly a clone of World of Warcraft. The gameplay feels, looks, and tastes like WoW. Even the loading screen For a free game, this is almost exactly a clone of World of Warcraft. The gameplay feels, looks, and tastes like WoW. Even the loading screen is like WoW. Now this may be good and bad for some people. If you are looking for a free *WATERED DOWN* version of WoW, then you found the right game, if you are looking for a replacement that is greater than or equal to WoW, then keep looking. For a free game though it is the best one on the market. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    7
    Honestly I have been playing this game for 3 years(and 2 months of the 3rd chapter) and still playing. From my past experiences i can sayHonestly I have been playing this game for 3 years(and 2 months of the 3rd chapter) and still playing. From my past experiences i can say that:
    Runes of Magic is a great game. It's a fun copy of WoW and a really fun MMORPG to play.Many User friendly players.Reduced prices though, many huge cities or casltes have been fixed and bug removed. Player versus Player, Player versus Monster, Free to Play. Free quests. The Idea of choosing from 3 classes are a solid gold and having a combo of two class's skills into 1, Can really create a unique character like what I did for my Character.
    It is fun, though many spammers, hackers during PvP. 1 or two cities not fixed. Dalanis is 1. Constant disconnection which have never been fixed. Now if you can run it at max settings it won't disconnect so often. Only 2 cities or when near many players.
    Never had or heard a person hacking others account.Though if you are dumb, use your money on diamonds.If your wiser than other knuckle heads below in the comments you will learn that you can get diamonds for cosmetics by their gold. They have devised a system that you can trade in your gold for diamonds.*(Diamonds are a type of Real money currency required for purchase of certain stuff)*
    You can level up fast but the requirement of armor is tremendous which makes leveling up a lot less faster.
    There are many Instances, Raids etc. If you are lucky you can do the instances with other higher levels who can finish it. No matter how high a level you are there is always room for something to do. You can always improve your armor and buy more better ones to be more better.And there are people who can run instances for you to get upgraded(as in with armor and weapons and stuff). The auction house concept and way they created it is a good concept I must say.But the sad part is that it needs constant maintainance as after every 30 days if your items are in the mailbox, It dissapears forever never seeing the light of it.There are many types of game currency.All of them can be earned accept Diamonds
    New races and classes are not a big hype as the release of the Elven race and its classes.
    Yes it has a lot of spam bots but the developers made the effort to cancel their spam and 'report spam' them. And yes the communications between Game Master to player is horrible. You almost never get a reply. Class balancing is almost done being fixed now. Its a free MMO if you know how to play MMO's unlike Rundas342. And yes during 2011 there was a time when your first chest was missing and when they gave the chest back not all was there.I have heard a lot of complaints on this and I was the lucky few to get all my stuff back.Only about 35%-45% of all players got their first chest back with their stuff. The patches are getting more noticeable nowadays. They patch most of their bugs.(but have not patched the leveling ground Dalanis. I swear i have crashed more than 10 times just getting from one end to another in the damned castle.Otherwise all is fine). And the worst part is the part that they didn't fix the siege wars between guilds.Has been BETA from since its release.
    It is now more possible to play but havent fixed the way and how humans level.(they are slower levelers because they only have two zones to level from.They made getting to the leveling zone much harder which is good cause you dont get noobs and all just spamming or disturbing the others.) All clases have been fixed. It still has a lot of bugs. And it takes up about 40 Gigabytes of space after a bunch of patches for me since its all patches of the 3rd chapter 4th and 5th chapter too.Other wise like about 10 GB.
    Here and there patches are being made.The wait to download the game is really long but i do not understand. A graphics card which have been purchased at 2005( not at all high end. Mid class) could run RoM at max graphics.Ohh and my graphics care is in American Currency is worth 142 and probably few cents in Dollars.Now that graphics card of mine is broken and using a graphics card with built in motherboard. It still runs perfectly fine. But recomended to get a 4GB ram or 2 2GB rams as game takes up lot of ram. The biggest wait for download but then, Hey!
    They created it to be a copy of WoW which is free.
    Costs less than WoW(Or nothing at all like I said if you know how to play your cards right).
    A WoW player changing from WoW to RoM will definately enjoy it.
    But due to all its problems I have faced, I doubt the game will get my hopes up.
    Its great for me as I am still a RoM player but about you guys, I listed the pro's con's and neutrals of this games.Play according to your rating and whether you think you should play it. I rate it as about a six.Probably even higher.There are more to the system that makes it more complicated and easier at the same time.I really like this game even though for its crappy problems as the people there are friendly, The game makes you want to try, try again and there is always room for extras
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  5. Jan 7, 2012
    3
    The game is fun and amazing but at the end of the game (Last level) the item shop seems to become a nesesity in order to survive. Those basicThe game is fun and amazing but at the end of the game (Last level) the item shop seems to become a nesesity in order to survive. Those basic gems used to level up your weapon and gear are availible in the item shop, the ones that have a chance to fail and trust me they do. As for the ones that are free ingame for ingame gold, the fail rate is 98% its horrifying. Another thing, bugs and spam bots. The games developers have failed to remove advertising bots from the game, and also the basic bugs. They expand the game while leaving the bugs behind! its ridiculous!

    And to top it off, in 2011 they had a technical problem,sort to speak, every players 1st storage chest was "magicly" gone, as in it was purged without the GMs knowing, they tried to fix it but not everyone got their items back, complete that is, i have not gotten mine up to this date and this began in september by the way. Their ticket system is also pathetic as you get a reply by one of their mail bots.


    This game may have good graphic but heres the reality
    1. Its VERY expensive
    2. It has spam bots and to many bugs
    3. The communication and time reponse from GM to developer is horrible
    4. Class balancing still has not been fix, their is always 1 class in this game that can destroy the rest

    If you really want a "Free to play" MMORPG this is not one, it is advertised as one but in reality its very expensive, you will save a lot of money if you play a suscription game than this,

    I played it for 2 years and it was fun but when these bugs escalated, it was the last straw. This is my rating, hope you remember it becuase if you play this youll be understand what i mean.
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  6. Feb 6, 2011
    1
    I played this game for several months before the hackers got to be too much. All over the ROM forums are complaints about how hackers haveI played this game for several months before the hackers got to be too much. All over the ROM forums are complaints about how hackers have gotten into accounts and stolen gear, money, and gift shop items. Also all over the forums is the lack of help or interest from the company itself. I too experienced a hacker of my high level gear and found out first hand that the forum complaints are correct. After over a month of either generic or no responses I found the game to not be worth the time unless you are a hacker who can fight back for your own gear.
    Game interface - okay, a lot of lag and the guild wars are still beta after over a year
    Character selection - only 2 races, has duel classes, but must switch between the two, very limited on the spells which crossover
    Play - Okay as long as you stay out of high lag areas, which includes most busy towns.
    Customer service - is none, do not expect any help
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  7. Jan 4, 2013
    0
    0/10 This game took over 11hours to download. And once was downloaded the graphics were not even working correctly. And ive seen many people0/10 This game took over 11hours to download. And once was downloaded the graphics were not even working correctly. And ive seen many people with great graphics and what not who couldnt play this game due to errors with the game that was already there. Honestly. Probably the worst wait ive ever waited. and Probably the biggest waiste of time ever. If you dont have a 300$+ Graphics card. This game probably wont work on yours either. Expand

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