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Runes of Magic Review

“Runes of Magic” is a free fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). There are no monthly fees and you don’t have to pay to download the game, so there’s nothing stopping you from getting in and checking out the world.

Dive into Taborea, a magical world full of wonders and ancient mysteries. Adventure, make new friends, meet and battle mythical and dangerous creatures, and solve the puzzle of the long perished kingdoms.

I will have to admit that I enjoyed this game immensely, there are some unique features in the game that I absolutely love.

There is a macro system in the game where you can hold a series of spells or skills in them and all you have to do is load them in and push a button to use them. This is great for priests or buffing skills where you can one click buff you or your group. This is also great for 1v1 battles on monsters or even pvp.

You can set up the macros in game settings menu > Macros. The spell or skill combinations are endless and you are free to customizes them however you want. You are only limited to a 255 character limit.

Another great feature is that you can have your own house! You have the opportunity to spend some time in your house and earn crafting experience and talent point and training experience. However you need to purchase some items in the item shop or the Phirius Token shop to decorate your house. Different items can be purchases serve different purposes so choose wisely.

If you are spending alot on furniture for your house you might need to start expanding your house with your house energy which can be purchased with diamonds. The more furniture you have the more exp, talent points you can get.

Inventory space can become a problem if you don’t purchase some cash shop items to expand the slots in your bag. When you are picking up lots of runes and daily quest trinkets plus gears your slots start to fill up quickly and gets annoying having to go to the house bank or npc to sell them every 15 minutes.

The inventory bag comes with the item mall bag, item trash, arcane transmuter and item organize.

This game also has a auto move feature where you can follow someone in or out of your party and also to move to certain locations on the map.

This feature is a little bit buggy as you sometimes get stuck especially when you are following another person. You also pull aggro as you are going so you need to pay a bit of attention when you are letting the feature move you.

One of my more favorite additions of the game is the mini map. It shows you crafting resources and also quest pickups. You can also see what monsters you need to kill or pick up on the mini map as little dots. There have been many times in other games where I get a little frusterated when i am looking for the right monsters to kill to complete quests.

I would reccomend giving this game a try. It has alot of quests and is the main way to level in this game as grinding is not a viable option to level. The game has dungeons and instances and big bosses to raid. There is plenty to do with Rune crafting, equipment crafting and much more.

Dual Class! Yes i remember regular PC games where you could dual class your builds and use a combination of the skills. Well Runes of Magic has it! There are numerous combination types that you can play for example mage/priest or warrior/rogue. With unlimited possibilities of combinations and purpose specific builds this game will be just as fun as the first time playing through to end game.

How it works? Once you reach level 10 you have the oppurtunity to take on a new dual class. The best thing to do is to do some planning on what combination you want to use before deciding on the perfect class build for you. Fortunately it doesn’t take long to get to level 10 so you can reroll if you are unhappy with your build. Leveling each class can be a little bit of a pain. Each class has a separate set of quests that you can complete. Best way to level them is evenly… finish one map quests, then switch to your other class and finish the quests on the same map before moving on.

You skill capabilities are a little limited depending on your primary or secondary class. If you are switched to your primary class you can us the full range of skills for that class however you wont be able to use the full set of your secondary class as you will be limited to the basic of secondary skills. The great thing is that you can switch your primaries and secondaries to meet your play style, quests, raids ect.

I hope you enjoyed this review and I recommend playing this game if you are looking for a new game to play.


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4 Responses to Runes of Magic Review

  • I have 2 characters on the Palenque server of RoM, 1 at max level, and another near max level…after playing this game a few months, I have to realize like many of those who left this game…Just how much problems this game have…At first glance, this game might look like a decent F2P game…but most of these writers that wrote these reviews never really stayed on the game long enough to give you an accurate feel of the game…RoM for one, has many bugs & glitches…also, many players reported being hacked, or paid for diamonds that they never received…They never bother to address the bugs & glitches issue, as they continue to add on contents in hopes that it’ll keep the paying players on, and many players still talked about getting their account hacked on the world chat…diamonds purchased and never received would take forever to resolve…basically no customer service to paying players…the GMs only come on the server to chit chat…but when a player ask about fixes or raise issues about the game…the GMs tuck tail & sign off as soon as possible…I have gotten my forum account banned for stating the truth…Letting newcomers know that their Palenque server has a lot of players that take advantage of new players, and are very selfish & greedy…I was banned because a paying player who trolled my posts complained to the GMs…and I was the one banned for trolling & forum abuse when i simply tried to warn new players of the problems on that server…and the GMs have been trying to get new players to join that failing server…where many players have grown tired of Frogster’s shady business ethics, and the self serving players on Palenque, and have either quit playing or moved on to another server. If you want to try RoM still, I would highly recommend that you enjoy it as a F2P and not pay for this piece of crap they call MMO, because you’ll most likely be playing by yourself on Palenque…People will only help you when you have diamonds or something they want from you…save yourself time & money…avoid the game or the Palenque server like a plague!!!

  • Totally agree that this game is not worth playing at all…1st, people that plays the game said that you can reach endgame quick…which is technically true…but they did not mention how many hours u have to play a day to get there…while the quests r not terribly time consuming, but that’s not where the problem lies…the reason y u would have to play 8 to 10 hrs a day is because the server is soo laggy…you feel the lag every few secs of playing…it takes 5 mins just to log into the game, 2 mins to load when u switch zones, and if u plan on participating in siege war (RoM’s version of GvG), then be prepared to get dc’d a lot…and i mean somedays, u will dc 8+ times during siege war…now siege war last only 1 hr, so think about dc so many times and 5 mins to log back in each time…u basically r not playing…and if u r the unlucky people who plays Palenque server, u will leave sooner than u can finish downloading the game…they advertise Palenque server as a west coast/mexico server…but there are barely any english speaking players…most of em are spanish player with broken english…and the cash shop is in spanish, without an option for english…and the quality of the players on that server is terrible…not enough people spend money on the Palenque server…most of em playing f2p and knows that they need diamonds, so what they do is prey on unsuspecting newcomers…tons of trading scams, people that’s just nice to u to get u to sell em diamonds u purchased…u won’t get any assistance in game, unless u r the few that buys diamonds…and joining a guild on that server is like joining a gang…they will say that they’re helpful & want to help u reach endgame…but really, they’re just using u to get what they want…they invite people who buys diamonds…take em on instances, but then use master loot to control who gets what…of course they keep the best stuff for themselves & their friends first…so if u’re f2p, u’re pretty much last in line unless u are the self serving types that takes advantage of others..and talk about GM abuse, u can be banned for complaining about the game, and game bugs & glitches…they don’t seem to want to address anything broken about the game…the new chapter 4 is just a ploy to sucker newcomers, pretending that the game is doing well & growing…the fact is, Palenque server just took down another server because too many people left…and when u reach lvl 55, there’s an area where u can farm for high lvl gear, but everyone’s there…so trying to move around in that area is like trying to win a lottery…and there’s only enough room for a raid party of 36…and each event comes around 1 to 2 hrs, but don’t try crashing the party…or u might not likely to get invited in the future runs…and those events bugs often…so it’s not even up for long before it breaks…and unless u have a whole day to blow, good luck trying to get into the raid group, half of them never leave for the whole day…and with more people reaching lvl 55, it becomes even harder to get geared up…unless u can spend tons of money on the game…and the monsters are pretty much the same in all areas, just with different names…so it gets boring quick…and with just bosses in instances that u can’t do unless u have money to spend on the gear…and r willing to deal with self serving players…so all in all, its a big waste of time, imo. Oh, and considering when RoM 1st came out, they report to have over 5 million users…now only 700k+, it’s just an indication of how bad the game is…that they can drop player base this quickly.

  • I have been playingthe game for a couple of months now and have friends that have been playing for over a year on the Palenque server with now problems as posted above.
    Dude, do you really think you are fooling anyone by posting your whining and using different names? Heck just the poor grammar gives it away.

    It’s a free game essentially, so what are you crying about?
    I’ve seen a LOT worse from games that you have to plunk down $40-$50 for plus a monthly fee.

    Go cry to your mommy, she might give a crap.

  • PWND

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