Runes of Magic: First Impressions

At first look, I automatically thought this game would be a World of Warcraft copy. After spending a decent amount of time on this game and getting to level 33 I feel I know enough to give some impressions to everyone

First things first, the game is free! Yes, FREE!. Now of course there are micro transactions because after all they do need to make some kind of money off of the game, but you don’t have to buy anything and can still have a good time. The only race you can have is human at the moment, they will be adding elves soon.

pic-786There are 6 classes: Knight, Warrior, Priest, Mage, Scout, and Rogue with two more on the way (Warden and Druid). You pick two classes one primary and one secondary I’ve been playing a Scout/Rogue. (fyi – all I hear about the scout class is that they are underpowered and nerfed all the time. I’m not sure I can 100% agree but I do see where some of the frustration with the class comes from. I do know I am looking forward to trying the new classes, as are a million other people… Back to the post.) You get all of the skills of your primary class (all of the general and class specific skills) and for your secondary class you can only get the general skills. Which leaves you with sometimes either pointless skills from your secondary class or really helpful and necessary skills.

The graphics are more than sufficient for a free game. The armor and weapons actually look like the picture in your inventory(one of my favorite aspects a game if done right.) and the variety is pretty plentiful once you get into the higher levels.

The only complaint I have right now is that the installation/download/update process is long and horrible. Especially since I’ve reinstalled Windows XP after trying the Windows 7 RC. (I should make a post about it.)

There is so much more to go into detail about this game, but I’ll leave that for another post. To wet your whistle I’ll leave you with a trailer.


P.S. If you play or get started I’m on the Osha server and the Name of my Scout/Rogue is Ookami.


  1. This is FREE to play?

    I think that this type of monetary style of play will be the norm in the future.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Guild Wars (2100+ hours with all the expansions) and I also got a good month out off FREE Realms.

    …as a mailman.

  2. Looks like I really should give this game a try one of these days. I’d love a Mac client, but you can’t have everything.

    @Nat – I know you loved GW (which is basically where you and I “met”) but holy cow is 2100+ hours a lot of hours.

  3. Yo!!! I am downloading da game now ( its been going on for 5hrs) guess ill see u on osha server.

    cheers JAKE

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