Clearly, lots of people are still checking out Runes of Magic. It remains the most widely read content on Mystic Worlds. By a ratio of 4x, the ROM posts have beat everything else I’ve written here into the dust. I found it surprising, that even Wizard101 posts, were dwarfed by the fever of reading that is ROM.
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I didn’t feel like I’d written that much on the game. However, the interest is so high that I wish I was still playing and posting about it. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have much gaming time this summer. More importantly, I’m waiting for the ROM "the Elven Prophecy" expansion, so I can let go of my Battle Monk that was gimped by the release day patch and subsequent class mechanic changes. Regardless, I like the game and will be back. I’m not into rolling lots of alts early in a game or re-doing the same content back-to-back. I’d like to see the two new classes, make a new choice for a main and re-roll.
I searched but didn't quickly find anything that officially announced the two new classes. However, if this piece of text on the website is to be believed, even though the linked page still shows it's unknown (??), the two new classes are Druid and Warden. I'm very interested in knowing more about the Druid as I'd likely go Druid/Priest or Druid/Mage depending on the Druid skills, role and mechanics.
I’ve read a little here and there, that the crafting system is getting a much needed revamp. Woot! I didn’t find it horrible that the crafting was too much of a grind. Several MMOs have launched with less than optimal crafting systems, that also had ridiculous grinds for the value of the items yielded.
In line with the crafting changes, is the introduction of a Planting profession of sorts. Can anyone say, Harvest Moon in my house?!? I swear, the first time I saw a player discuss farming in World of Warcraft, I thought they meant I could go farm like in HM and what I was simulating the The Sims with hacks and mods long before EA Maxis released the Seasons xpac.
Oh momma, I’m very interested in more information on growing plants as a profession. The only downside I can see from here, is that a new character won’t have the beautiful two-story house I scored by participating in the Taborea Living decorating contest. I thought the other housing layouts, such as the one I was given as a free gift, were going to be made available for purchase but I haven’t read about that happening. The standard and free, one room shack is just too much of a hovel for me to enjoy after having my crafting workshop. I hope something changes that allows my other character to have 100% and benefits of my existing workshop or that I can acquire the same house for my new character.