Massively has returned from GDC09 with lots of fun and interesting news about the future of Runes of Magic. Don’t go deleting that account or re-rolling a new main based just yet. I know some of you are unhappy about the release patch class changes. I was going to finish my main then select something else but now I’ll wait a bit longer. I'm going to hold out for details about the new races and classes before selecting an alt.
Some of the upcoming changes are polish as expected like additional audio - ambient noises, NPC dialog and mob combat effects. They’re also working on visual enchantments – underwater effects, adding celestial bodies, etc. Of course, more things to tempt you in the item shop like new mounts, mounts that support multiple players and new pets.
Then there’s the free stuff that’s extremely exciting like two new races, two new classes, the ability to raise and train pets that you can sell to other players, underwater combat, completion of guild castle sieges, just to name a few. Whew, this all sounds like a lot of fun. The only thing missing from the list is a review of the crafting system, which I find too much grind for the value, and worth of the items. I hope that they will get this tweaked in the near future. Oh and a bit more documentation on the features wouldn’t be amiss either.
Yeppers – good things are coming so hang in there. *smile*