Summary: I've played many MMORPGs including most recently Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft, yet for some reason I keep returning to Runes of Magic. Yes, the engine has its quirks and the graphics are a bit dated. But what makes it a great game is the customization of gear and instances that require a lot of strategy.
Summary: If you have nothing better to do it is a good time sink. But there are better ones out there by now. A lot of good ideas dragged down by bad execution. -1 A horrid power creep. -1 Lack of competent balancing team. -1 B2w model. -1 A lot of wasted potential.
Summary: When the game was first released it was great, however at this time it greatly suffers from still using the first version of the World of Warcraft engine causing endless memory leaks and bugs. Right now it feels like the game is a large band-aid from all of the quick fixes and work arounds for the several segments of the game that do not function correctly.
Summary: A good game that sins for having a terrible support or assistance. Many bugs, serious problems that do that this game is very frustrating to play or impossible to contact technical service if you have some doubt or problem. A pity because it's a good game (RoM) with a pathetic assistance (Frogster).
Summary: 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 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.
Summary: Well, I have been a player of Runes of magic for the last 10 months on the Australian Server, and Im going to give chapter 4 a fair review. I will admit runes of magic is my favourite MMORPG I have played so I may be a little Bias. The Story line of Runes of Magic has always been rather week, but it seems that they are putting quite a bit of effort into making the epic King's storyline more exciting and interesting.
Summary: As far as free MMOs go, you won't find one better than this but when you compare it to retail quality MMOs, it just feels like a watered down version of WoW with graphics made purposely bad to look like it. It's obvious their target audience were people who said "I want a game like WoW but I don't want a monthly fee" The game does have a few nice touches like Siege Wars PVP, dual class system, housing, and leveling up is done by completing quests rather than aimlessly...
Summary: I had technical issues and contacted the over 5 times requesting assistance. The issue was that all my furniture was removed from my house and my house energy was drained to 0. In the game you have the option "Report a Problem" and I reported that problem 3 time using that function. When I saw no one was getting back to me, I checked my junk and trash mail folders and there were no emails from Frogster nor from runes of magic.
Summary: 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 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.