If you’re looking for a free to play MMORPG (massively multiplayer online game) that can match the great paid MMOs like World of Warcraft, Lords of the Rings: Online, and Age of Conan, then Runes of Magic might be right for you. Often abbreviated RoM, this game from the developer Runewaker Entertainment has gotten more fame than anyone could have imagined.
This is far better and more advanced than any free to play MMORPG of its kind. The game is completely free and you are never forced to pay anything to be able to play. However, there are real money transactions which can be made to give you little extras in the game. These microtransactions will give you extra goodies such as better looking gear. These real money transactions only give you cosmetic benefits, not an actual advancement against other players.
Runes of Magic have six great classes for you to choose from. You can choose your class and create your character from several customization choices. Once you have your character created, you can begin leveling. You can level by killing monsters and performing quests just like in most MMOs. There are a good number of quests for you to choose from at each level so there is always something to do to help you get experience.
Quests also yield rewards and money which can be used to buy other things in the game. Quests are usually simple and not very intricate in story line but this is good for people who don’t want to be required to follow difficult quest lines.
While there are some downsides to any free game, Runes of Magic has fewer than other games of its time. There’s enough game content to keep you coming back so you never get bored and the community is friendly and helpful. There’s a large enough community that there is always something to do and it’s an all-around great MMORPG.