Runes of Magic is the first free-to-play MMO that I find myself returning to on a regular basis. I’ve moved servers, choosing what I think will be a permanent home for a while.
Over the last 10 days or so, I leveled a character up on the Govinda server, getting a Scout/Rogue combo up to 13/13, or something like that. As I learned about the primary and secondary class system (which explains the Number/Number level designations), and as I learned more about the crafting options and the daily quests, I realized I could probably call ROM home for a little while…or a long while, since I don’t have to worry about a subscription fee, and I can log in whenever I want.
I figured if I’m going to play semi-regulary, I should move over to the Artermis server, where Saylah plays. Yesterday, I created a new character over there, and quickly leveled my first class (warrior) to 11 and traveled to the main city of Veranas, where I picked Priest for my secondary class. I took the priest to Reifort, since I haven’t leveled over there yet, and quickly got to level 8.
I still really don’t know what I’m doing in ROM, but I am enjoying myself. I try to run my 10 daily quests every day, and I gather a bunch of stuff and craft it into something else, and I’m enjoying exploring a new world. I have to shoot Saylah an email and say hello…I managed to get all hyperfocused on leveling and forgot to do it yesterday :) Doh. If you read it here first, Saylah…hi!
If my work and RL schedule cooperates, I’ll be posting thoughts and impressions on ROM here. If I get swamped again, I’ll talk to y’all in a week or so :)