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Runes of Magic Information/FAQ

DasadorahDasadorah Monroe, LAMember Posts: 38



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This information is provided by Khrakantasse

 

 

As I can speak several different languages, and since someone asked me to create a FAQ(which I found interesting), I'll try to compile various interesting aspects of the game here within one thread. I'll try to keep it updated with the latest information as soon as I find anything new.



I hope you'll enjoy it and that it will help some of you to understand some unclear details about the game.



If you don't like english, there is a German version of this article, copied and translated by Shonju here.





The FAQ is something that cannot be compiled alone, so help is greatly appreciated. If you have something that you believe is important and may be of interest to the community, feel free to send me a private message and I'll be happy to update it's content. Of course, the ones who'll have contributed to this FAQ will have their names credited. Thanks you.





The titles as images is currently being tested, feel free to give some feedbacks.











What about the system requirements? From the official chinese website.



CPU: AMD 2500 + or above INTE Pentium 4 - 2.0GHz

memory: 512MB

Cards: 128M memory Nvidia GeForce 5700

ATI Radeon 6200 graphics card or other equivalent

Hard disk space: 3GB

DirectX: 9.0c



Where does the story take place?



"Taborea was once a book in which the creation of a simple world of flora and fauna was supposed to be recorded, but today it is full of myths and legends.

The continents are covered by baffling and cryptic traces of time long gone.

In the Age of discovery the people of Taborea are now on a quest to find out about their mystical past."




When will the game be released?



We don't have a fixed date regarding the release of the game, but what we know is that the developers want to release the game before Christmas. In regards to this, we know that the closed beta and the release will take place before Christmas. The game will prolly be released in December.



What are the principal features of the game?



 

  • Free2play, no monthly fees, free download
  • Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
  • Enthralling background story
  • Over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series at launch
  • Instanced and persistent dungeons
  • Individually developed skills and spells
  • Armor sets with special bonuses
  • Dynamic item system: upgrades with hundreds of runes
  • Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)
  • Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items
  • Individual coloring of clothes and armor
  • Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
  • Special zones for guild houses
  • Reputation system
  • Scalable user interface based on the user's flavor (development of own add-ons possible)
  • In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
  • Auction house: auction and purchase items
  • Teleporting possibilities per runes
  • Different and unique mounts
  • Control via mouse (point & click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible



How do Frogster and Runewaker work together?



 


Quote:

Originally Posted by Frode789

As I've understood, the game is already launched in Asia. Are the devs located in that versions company, so all changes to the game has to go through them? Or does the company behind the EU version have their own devs, allowed to make whatever changes they wish?


Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverfox

It is correct that the game is in Beta in china.

The devs are in Asia and work closely (and very well) together with us.

While I cannot get into many details at all, I can say this much:



There are changes for the european market.

We have the ability to change nearly everything for the western MMORPG market.




Will there be some kind of item shop in the game?



As another f2p game, some sort of item shop is necessary to provide revenues and profits for the company.



 


Quote:

Originally Posted by Frode789

Concerning the item mall.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverfox

Our main goal in general is to develop a game where quality lies above quantity.

This includes our Item Mall system.



While there will be exclusive item in this shop, players will have the chance to get their hands on equal items in the game without using real currency.







Is there a lvl cap in the game?




From what is currently understood, the supposed level cap is 50.



Is there a good lvl of customization for our character?



Yes, there are a great deal of options to customize your character to make it appear different from the others.



You can watch a video about that here (in german but watching is enough ).



http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=hbYDuj...eature=related



Will the game support custom Ui Mods?
(Thanks to circaender for the information)



It seems that like many other MMOs, the players will be able to build customized UI Mods (personal add-ons) to modify their interface in various ways. The basic user interface will also be scalable.











How do I register for the closed beta of the game?



Follow this link and read the steps which are provided. Cross your fingers and hope that you'll be chosen to partake in the adventure!



How do I download the client of the beta?



The client isnt' released yet, check fequently the official webpage of the game to be informed. You'll see a link for the client as soon as it is available to be downloaded. Don't forget to check your e-mails too!



When will the CB starts?



As you have maybe read in the announcements, the closed beta will start at this date: August 28th, 2008



Will there be a wipe of the characters after the closed beta?



For the moment, a wipe of the characters after the closed beta is not planned. However, things can change with time.



Will there be an open beta?



There will be an open beta yes, that is supposed to be launched in November.











What about the classes of the game?



At the release the players will be able to choose between 6 different classes. You can also combine two classes together. For example: Scout / Rogue. 36 class combinations are possible.



Here are the 6 different classes you can play:



- Warrior

- Scout (ranger)

- Rogue

- Mage

- Priest

- Knight



I have seen on the classe's page two places that are free, what does it mean?



It means that two new classes are going to come after the release. We don't know when. On what I have read so far, it seems that those two classes are going to be a Druid and a Tarot Dancer. No information about those two classes yet.



Will the players be able (for classes who need it) to support dual-wielding?



Even if we don't have all the information about all the classes, we can admit that the knight (even though it's considered a tank, and shield would be better), warrior, rogue and maybe scout (ranger) are going to be able to support dual-wielding.



The game is dual-classes, what is the difference if I chose Mage/Priest or Priest/Mage?




"When players reach level 10, they will be able to select a secondary class, which increases the possible class combinations up to 36 individual character types. Within the towns of the game world Taborea, players can switch between their primary and secondary class, which gives them interesting tactical choices about how to approach their next tasks. Consequently the primary and secondary class will level independently from each other. So the dual class system of Runes of Magic functions like two characters in one.



From then on, they can level up both independently. At any time, they can decide which to play as the primary, and switch. In the launch version, both can reach level 50. And while they progress, the game will also give them master and legendary or epic classes.



Turning to skills, every character has its own set that distinguishes between general ones like crafting or attack, and class-based primary and secondary possibilities. Characters can access all their main class skills of, but only the primary ones of their secondary class. Reaching a new level grants points that can be distributed to improve attributes; furthermore, new skills can be unlocked. There are also talent points can that used to upgrade individual skills and spells at any time. Players get these by completing quests or succeeding in combat. Crafting and weapon skills like one-handed swords or bows are leveled through use and application during play."



Chose then your two classes very thoroughly.



Is there a class that is overpowered? (typical question...)



I have read something interesting about the classes of the game, based on the experience of a previous Radiant Arcana player who was telling exactly which class was better than the other. Nevertheless I think it's not something to speak of, as we want variation in classes. Make a class combo that works for you!



Who is going to be the tanking class?



The Knight is the tank of RoM.



What about the warrior then?



The warrior is going to be the melee damage dealer for the most part.



Will there be pets for some classes or for everyone?



You'll be able to have a pet (now it seems that there are no differences between the pets, one for everyone, nothing special for rangers or anything) by collecting some special cards, which tell you some specifications about a creature, and then you'll be able to take it as a pet (sounds like Pokemon). This bit of information is still unclear, however.











Will there be the possibility to own houses in the game?



You'll be able to own a house and to customize it. Your guild will also be able to own a guild house. Every player will have a house that you'll be able to personalize with decorative furniture, treasure chests, mannequins, crafting tools, housekeepers, bonus experience, and more. Every other player will be able to visit your house, and it will encourage social interactions and there will be a popularity ranking system.



The fact of owning a house won't take place in the real world of the game, and you won't be able to see the houses of the different players. You'll have to talk to a NPC to be teleported in your house, same thing to go out of it. By the way, each new player will be able to own a house from the very beginning of the game.



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You can dl a video by maltaner 87 here about housing.



Will there be some special abilities like jobs?



Yes, like in other MMOs, you'll be able to choose various jobs. Some include gathering professions, where you probably gather raw materials, and others include manufacturing professions, where you create items.



Example:



*Gathering --> Mining, Herbalist, Lumberjacking...



*Production --> Alchemist, Blacksmith, Armouror, Botanist, Carpenter, Fisher Cook, Tailor...



*Dismantle



The crafting system allows the learning of all skills on the basic level. Restrictions are applied at higher skill levels.



Will there be some special collectable items?

Yes. You'll be able for example to collect a Rune atlas, a monster compendium that allows you to capture monsters that will be summonable. You'll also be able to collect titles that mark player achievements, that grant additional skills and attribute enhancements.











What about the combat-system in RoM?



We'll have a unique playstyle for each classe of the game. The gameplay will suit your classe and you'll be able to deal different types of damages, from chainable spell effects using elemental power to physical or piercing damages. You'll be able to loot bonus orbs that are randomly dropped by monsters. You'll gain some benefits, as effects during the combat.

You'll also earn some technique points that will be accumulated with each kill and lvl-up. You'll be able to use them to improve your character skills or spells.



What about the itemisation-system?



There will be hundreds of traits combined on item drop. We'll have a nine upgrade ranks system to level-up your equipment with different leveling paths. You'll also have some runes to customize your items. Of course, there will be dozens of class-specific armors.



How are we going to move in the game?




In Runes of Magic you'll be able to move your character with the WASD keys of the keyboard. You'll also be able to move using the point and click way. Notice too that all the keys will be configurable, that means that you'll be able to move as you want and pushing the keys you want.



As update, I can confirm that the player will be able to jump.



Will there be mounts in the game?




Yes, there will. But no information is yet known on how to get one and if we'll have to pay for them or not.

They'll likely be horses, but there will be some special mounts that only the bravest adventurers will be able to attain.



You can watch an image of a mount here, that looks like its wow-cousin.



Will there be some GMs in the game? How will they look?



Yes there will, and they will be in-game with us. But we don't know yet how they'll look.



Will RoM be another Asia-Grinder like?



Hopefully not. It seems that there are enough quests (about 600 at the release) to grind without monster-bashing sequences. For more information about the quest-system, read the PvE section.











What about the pve in RoM?



We don't know much yet about pve in RoM, but it will be for sure something like we already know in other mmo's.



Runes of Magic will feature raids and fights against boss opponents. Players will encounter mobs in instances and within the open world. Besides static dungeons, Runewaker will introduce so-called tile-based ones that change by re-generating themselves every once in a while.



We'll have diverse and unique zones, like the Wailing Mountains, Silverspring, Aslan for example. We also know some names of some dungeons as Forlor Monastery, Mystic Altar, Reliquary of Reflections or Kleeon's Temple.



What kind of questing will it be?



For the quest-system, we'll have mostly plot quests, that tell the tale of the world and the storyline. Plus, we'll have hundreds of side-quests to do.



How will the inventory work?



As in other MMOs, what you are going to loot will go to your inventory. The inventory contains 40 slots (You may be able to upgrade it later to make it contain more places). You can also find in your inventory some options to make it more readable. For example, you'll find a tip that tells your how many places left you have, a filtering option and more..



What about the loot-system in the game?




For the loots, it seems that there is an auto-loot system. When you loot a mob, it goes automatically in your bags and your inventory. (Thanks to barbariank for the info)



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You can watch a PvE video where you can see many things about PvE here (Proposed by
barbariank too)



You can dl and watch a video by maltaner87 about PvE groups in the game here.











What about the pvp in RoM?



Basically, Runes of Magic will have a common duel system and arena combat. Within the open game world, PVP is only open for players who actively “flag” themselves for it. If somebody wants to peacefully play PVE only, they can simply un-flag themselves. As a result, the PVP system of Runes of Magic won’t interfere with the game play experience of players focused on PVE. It’s only an additional feature so to speak. But there will be PVP only zones and when a player enters these, he will join PVP automatically. Within the arenas, players are able to take part in tournament style battles.



The Taiwanese developer Runewaker also plans to implement faction based PVP and guild wars. In addition to that, they are developing server vs. server combat as a very special feature. When this feature is ready, the whole community of one server will be able to fight the players of another in a massive server war. All results of PVP fights attribute to the players’ PVP scores, which derive from acquired wealth, title and class, and will decide his overall ranking in the game.

 

Tagged:

-GUILDMASTER OF WICKED RED-

Comments

  • DasadorahDasadorah Monroe, LAMember Posts: 38







    What about the translation of the game?



    The game will first be translated from Korean (or something similar) to German, as it is done by Frogster, a German company. Then they'll translate it again from German to english.



    Is the trailer that we can see in-game footage?



    Yes, there has been no modifications of the videos to make them look better. All you can see is in-game graphics.



    Is there any other source of information about the game?



    Of course! There is the official website, that is the main source of all the content of the game.



    There is also a German Wiki that was created some days ago about the game. It's going to be very useful, but it's in German. You can visit it here.



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    The english Wiki!



    We were waiting for it and he made it! Thanks for Frode for this Wiki, feel free to read it to learn new things!



    You can visit it here.



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    Another english Wikia about RoM!



    KingM built up a new Wikia about RoM with informations about the game you need to know. Feel free to check both Wikis now!



    Visit it here.









    Thanks to shonju for some of the videos.



    Videos




    Trailers




    - Korean trailer no. 1

    - Korean trailer no. 2

    - Korean trailer no. 3

    - Official trailer of radiant arcana

    - Official Runes of Magic Trailer



    Gameplay movies



    - Gameplay movie (general)

    - First zone of Radiant Arcana (part 1)

    - First zone of Radiant Arcana (part 2)

    - First big city

    - Mob database system (New!)



    Character creation



    - Character creation



    Housing



    - Housing



    Others



    - Douglass guild

    - Some players in front of Varanas (New!)

    - The Ghosthouse (New!)

    - More about the interface system (New!)





    Music




    Soundtracks



    - A little part of a soundtrack (53 sec.)





    Images



    Concept-Arts



    You can find some nice concept-arts about RoM here.



    Screenshots



    You can find some screenshots about RoM here.



    Wallpapers



    You'll find various wallpapers for your desktop following this link.



    Various images




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    -GUILDMASTER OF WICKED RED-

  • Tyres100Tyres100 Palm Harbor, FLMember Posts: 704

    Damn nice, thanks for the info in one spot. Plus rep to you.

    OMG you can dye your armors in this game, I did not see that info before. Can't wait to try this game.

    Who let you in the VIP section?

  • DasadorahDasadorah Monroe, LAMember Posts: 38

    I thought I should post this here to get more ppl interesting in playing Runes of Magic. Its a very fun mmo. I hope more will come join the community.

    -GUILDMASTER OF WICKED RED-

  • khartokhar3khartokhar3 HannoverMember Posts: 486

    good job.  thx for the infos

  • DasadorahDasadorah Monroe, LAMember Posts: 38

    np glad to help. :)

    -GUILDMASTER OF WICKED RED-

  • JelloB2000JelloB2000 NAMember Posts: 1,848 Common

    Stickied for now.

  • jackeccsjackeccs Kaukauna, WIMember Posts: 392 Uncommon

    that youtube video is just a little bit Chinese. not German.

    the korean videos are also chinese.

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  • DasadorahDasadorah Monroe, LAMember Posts: 38

    Update on the FAQ for Runes of Magic by Syndreamer

    [quote=syndreamer;285381]

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    OPEN BETA STARTS DEC. 9TH!! (probably)

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    I can't speak several languages and the current FAQ seriously needs an update so people won't get confused anymore. First off, I want to thanks Krakantasse and Shonju for their efforts for making a FAQ for the entire community. Everything in this FAQ should be covered except the ones that break the Non Disclosure Agreement.

     

     

     

    What is an NDA?

     

    NDA stands for Non-Disclosure Agreement. It's an agreement written by the publishers during Closed Beta testing phase to ensure that participants understand that whatever is done in the beta, Stays in the beta!! So therefore, this is enabled so that people won't leak out information to media sources or general forums. Failure to abide by these rules in place results in removal of material, temporary suspension, or in worst cases, a ban from ever entering the CB again or game. Spreading Closed Beta content to media sources for profit or to cause harm to the developers and publishers of the game can cause a major lawsuit to be brought down upon you. Here's a list of things that shouldn't post in the General forums or elsewhere:

     



    Screenshots that come from the Beta Forums

    In-game content

    Specific content that isn't listed on the main website

    User posts that come from the Beta Forums

    Quest specifics

    Where does the story take place?

     

    "Taborea was once a book in which the creation of a simple world of flora and fauna was supposed to be recorded, but today it is full of myths and legends. The continents are covered by baffling and cryptic traces of time long gone. In the Age of discovery the people of Taborea are now on a quest to find out about their mystical past."

     

    When will the game be released?

     

    We don't have a fixed date regarding the release of the game, but what we know is that the developers want to release the game before Christmas. In regards to this, we know that the closed beta and the release will take place before Christmas. Also be aware of delays during this time.

     

    What are the principal features of the game?

     



    Free2play, no monthly fees, free download

    Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes

    Enthralling background story

    Over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series at launch

    Instanced and persistent dungeons

    Individually developed skills and spells

    Armor sets with special bonuses

    Dynamic item system: upgrades with hundreds of runes

    Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)

    Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items

    Individual coloring of clothes and armor

    Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds

    Special zones for guild houses

    Reputation system

    Scalable user interface based on the user's flavor (development of own add-ons possible)

    In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily

    Auction house: auction and purchase items

    Teleporting possibilities per runes

    Different and unique mounts

    Control via mouse (point & click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible

    How do Frogster and Runewaker work together?

     

    Will there be some kind of item shop in the game?

     

    As another f2p game, some sort of item shop is necessary to provide revenues and profits for the company.

     

    Is there a lvl cap in the game?

     

    From what is currently understood, the supposed level cap is 50.

     

    Is there a good lvl of customization for our character?

     

    Yes, there are a great deal of options to customize your character to make it appear different from the others.

     

    You can watch a video about that here (in german but watching is enough ).

     

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=hbYDuj...eature=related

     

    Will the game support custom Ui Mods? (Thanks to circaender for the information)

     

    It seems that like many other MMOs, the players will be able to build customized UI Mods (personal add-ons) to modify their interface in various ways. The basic user interface will also be scalable.

     

    How do I download the client of the beta?

     

    You can follow several links that are posted in the forums, you can also follow the link that is in the e-mail you receive when you are chosen for the beta test.

     

    If you don't wanna go the official way downloading with the yuleech downloader, you can visit this thread, telling how to do to download and install the game in a different way.



    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/showthread.php?t=3359

    Thanks to nanoentity for this guide.

     

    Where can I download the game?

     

    Please refer to this thread by Dasadorah: http://forum.runesofmagic.com/showthread.php?t=11658

     

    How do I register for the closed/open beta of the game?

     

    Here at this link: http://www.runesofmagic.com/en/user,register.html

     

    When will the OB starts?

     

    As you have maybe read in the announcements, the open beta will probably start at this date: December 9th, 2008

     

    Will there be a wipe of the characters after the closed beta?

     

    This has changed, a wipe of the characters is now planned. We don't know yet when it will be placed. It is supposed to take place during the closed beta to test the changes and the updates, or just before the open beta.

     

    What about the classes of the game?

     

    At the release the players will be able to choose between 6 different classes. You can also combine two classes together. For example: Scout / Rogue. 36 class combinations are possible.

     

    Here are the 6 different classes you can play:

     

    - Warrior

    - Scout (ranger)

    - Rogue

    - Mage

    - Priest

    - Knight

     

    I have seen on the classes page two places that are free, what does it mean?

     

    It means that two new classes are going to come after the release. We don't know when. On what I have read so far, it seems that those two classes are going to be a Druid and a Tarot Dancer. No information about those two classes yet.

     

    The game is dual-classes, what is the difference if I chose Mage/Priest or Priest/Mage?

     

    "When players reach level 10, they will be able to select a secondary class, which increases the possible class combinations up to 36 individual character types. Within the towns of the game world Taborea, players can switch between their primary and secondary class, which gives them interesting tactical choices about how to approach their next tasks. Consequently the primary and secondary class will level independently from each other. So the dual class system of Runes of Magic functions like two characters in one.

     

    From then on, they can level up both independently. At any time, they can decide which to play as the primary, and switch. In the launch version, both can reach level 50. And while they progress, the game will also give them master and legendary or epic classes.

     

    Turning to skills, every character has its own set that distinguishes between general ones like crafting or attack, and class-based primary and secondary possibilities. Characters can access all their main class skills of, but only the primary ones of their secondary class. Reaching a new level grants points that can be distributed to improve attributes; furthermore, new skills can be unlocked. There are also talent points can that used to upgrade individual skills and spells at any time. Players get these by completing quests or succeeding in combat. Crafting and weapon skills like one-handed swords or bows are leveled through use and application during play."

     

    Choose your two classes very thoroughly, you won't be able to change them again, unless you start-over!

     

    Is there a class that is overpowered? (typical question...)

     

    I have read something interesting about the classes of the game, based on the experience of a previous Radiant Arcana player who was telling exactly which class was better than the other. Nevertheless I think it's not something to speak of, as we want variation in classes. Make a class combo that works for you!

     

    Who is going to be the tanking class?

     

    The Knight is the tank of RoM.

     

    What about the warrior then?

     

    The warrior is going to be the melee damage dealer for the most part.

     

    Will there be pets for some classes or for everyone?

     

    You'll be able to have a pet (now it seems that there are no differences between the pets, one for everyone, nothing special for rangers or anything) by collecting some special cards, which tell you some specifications about a creature, and then you'll be able to take it as a pet (sounds like Pokemon). This bit of information is still unclear, however.



     

     

     

    Will there be the possibility to own houses in the game?

     

    You'll be able to own a house and to customize it. Your guild will also be able to own a guild house. Every player will have a house that you'll be able to personalize with decorative furniture, treasure chests, mannequins, crafting tools, housekeepers, bonus experience, and more. Every other player will be able to visit your house, and it will encourage social interactions and there will be a popularity ranking system.

     

    The fact of owning a house won't take place in the real world of the game, and you won't be able to see the houses of the different players. You'll have to talk to a NPC to be teleported in your house, same thing to go out of it. By the way, each new player will be able to own a house from the very beginning of the game.

     

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    You can dl a video by maltaner 87 about housing.

    http://romwiki.kilu.de/videos/housing1.wmv

     

    Will there be some special abilities like jobs?

     

    Yes, like in other MMOs, you'll be able to choose various jobs. Some include gathering professions, where you probably gather raw materials, and others include manufacturing professions, where you create items.

     

    Example:

     

    *Gathering --> Mining, Herbalist, Lumberjacking...

     

    *Production --> Alchemist, Blacksmith, Armouror, Botanist, Carpenter, Fisher Cook, Tailor...

     

    *Dismantle

     

    The crafting system allows the learning of all skills on the basic level. Restrictions are applied at higher skill levels.

     

    Will there be some special collectable items?

    Yes. You'll be able for example to collect a Rune atlas, a monster compendium that allows you to capture monsters that will be summonable. You'll also be able to collect titles that mark player achievements, that grant additional skills and attribute enhancements.

     

     

    To be continued....[/quote]



     

    -GUILDMASTER OF WICKED RED-

  • DasadorahDasadorah Monroe, LAMember Posts: 38

    [quote=syndreamer;285481]

     

    What about the combat-system in RoM?

     

    We'll have a unique play style for each class of the game. The gameplay will suit your class and you'll be able to deal different types of damages, from chain-able spell effects using elemental power to physical or piercing damages. You'll be able to loot bonus orbs that are randomly dropped by monsters. You'll gain some benefits, as effects during the combat.

    You'll also earn some technique points that will be accumulated with each kill and level-up. You'll be able to use them to improve your character skills or spells.

     

    What about the itemization-system?

     

    There will be hundreds of traits combined on item drop. We'll have a nine upgrade ranks system to level-up your equipment with different leveling paths. You'll also have some runes to customize your items. Of course, there will be dozens of class-specific armors.

     

    How are we going to move in the game?

     

    In Runes of Magic you'll be able to move your character with the WASD keys of the keyboard. You'll also be able to move using the point and click way. Notice too that all the keys will be configurable, that means that you'll be able to move as you want and pushing the keys you want.

     

    As update, I can confirm that the player will be able to jump.

     

    Will there be mounts in the game?

     

    Yes, there will. But no information is yet known on how to get one and if we'll have to pay for them or not. They'll likely be horses, but there will be some special mounts that only the bravest adventurers will be able to attain.

     

    You can see an image of a mount here that looks like its wow-cousin.

     

     

    Will there be some GMs in the game? How will they look?

     

    Yes there will, and they will be in-game with us. But we don't know yet how they'll look. Some sources state they hold the key and meaning to life as we know it. I guess that means we all lose our minds at their stage. :)

     

    Will RoM be another Asia-Grinder like?

     

    Hopefully not. It seems that there are enough quests (about 600 at the release) to grind without monster-bashing sequences. For more information about the quest-system, read the PvE section.

     

     

     

    What about the pve in RoM?

     

    We don't know much yet about pve in RoM, but it will be for sure something like we already know in other mmo's.

     

    Runes of Magic will feature raids and fights against boss opponents. Players will encounter mobs in instances and within the open world. Besides static dungeons, Runewaker will introduce so-called tile-based ones that change by re-generating themselves every once in a while.

     

    We'll have diverse and unique zones, like the Wailing Mountains, Silverspring, Aslan for example. We also know some names of some dungeons as Forlor Monastery, Mystic Altar, Reliquary of Reflections or Kleeon's Temple.

     

    What kind of questing will it be?

     

    For the quest-system, we'll have mostly plot quests, that tell the tale of the world and the storyline. Plus, we'll have hundreds of side-quests to do.

     

    How will the inventory work?

     

    As in other MMOs, what you are going to loot will go to your inventory. The inventory contains 60 slots (You may be able to upgrade it later to make it contain more places). You can also find in your inventory some options to make it more readable. For example, you'll find a tip that tells your how many places left you have, a filtering option and more..

     

    What about the loot-system in the game?

     

    For the loots, it seems that there is an auto-loot system. When you loot a mob, it goes automatically in your bags and your inventory. (Thanks to barbariank for the info)

     

     

     

    What about the pvp in RoM?

     

    Basically, Runes of Magic will have a common duel system and arena combat. Within the open game world, PVP is only open for players who actively “flag” themselves for it. If somebody wants to peacefully play PVE only, they can simply un-flag themselves. As a result, the PVP system of Runes of Magic won’t interfere with the game play experience of players focused on PVE. It’s only an additional feature so to speak. But there will be PVP only zones and when a player enters these, he will join PVP automatically. Within the arenas, players are able to take part in tournament style battles.

     

    The Taiwanese developer Runewaker also plans to implement faction based PVP and guild wars. In addition to that, they are developing server vs. server combat as a very special feature. When this feature is ready, the whole community of one server will be able to fight the players of another in a massive server war. All results of PVP fights attribute to the players’ PVP scores, which derive from acquired wealth, title and class, and will decide his overall ranking in the game.

     

     

     

    What about the translation of the game?

     

    The game will first be translated from Chinese to German, as it is done by Frogster, a German company. Then they'll translate it again from German to English.

     

    Is the trailer that we can see in-game footage?

     

    Yes, there has been no modifications of the videos to make them look better. All you can see is in-game graphics.

     

    Is there any other source of information about the game?

     

    Of course! There is the official website, that is the main source of all the content of the game.

     

    The english Wiki!

     

    We were waiting for it and he made it! Thanks for Frode for this Wiki, feel free to read it to learn new things!

     

    You can visit it here: http://romwiki.intoxicated-guild.net/

     

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    Another english Wikia about RoM!

     

    KingM built up a new Wikia about RoM with informations about the game you need to know. Feel free to check both Wikis now!

     

    Visit it here: http://rom.wikia.com/

     

    Due to NDA restrictions, Wiki sites aren't allowed to post new and current information on the game.

     

     

    General Roadmap of the Forums:

     

    Confused on where to go for your questions or forum posts? Well here's a guide to where things should be. It keeps the GMs in the game rather than in here all the time!

     

    Beta Board

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=144

     

    This is where all the registered users who were accepted into the beta through activations, keys, or invites. All stuff that's posted in Beta Forums, STAY IN BETA FORUMS

     

    Stress Test Forums

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=193

     

    Same as Beta Board.

     

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    Announcements

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=64

     

    All Announcements here are made concerning testing phases of the game, game development, and all game-related news ends up here posted by our very own happy GMs!

     

    RoM News

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=187

     

    Any news regarding new zones, classes, monsters that the Happy GMs post for us to see.

     

    Community News

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65

    Spotlights, Contests, Warnings, Awards, Pictures: anything that comes and goes with the Community of Runes of Magic!

     

    Community Stickies and Guides

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=197

     

    All the important stuff about the Forums and things like this FAQ will go. It's considered a must-stop for any newcomer into Runes of Magic. You might get a free cookie for coming in.

     

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    Discussions About Runes of Magic

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=68

     

    Place where you can discuss all about the game without breaking the NDA of course. Please keep all other topics such as beta invites, keys, whining, complaining, off this forum. You may whine and complain in the Spam Areas.

     

    Questions and Answers

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=122

     

    Post any questions you may have with the forums or downloading the game. Please keep whining and complaining in the Spam forums. Also don't ask the following topics:



    "Why did I not get a beta invite?"

    "When is Open Beta coming"?

    "Why does Nightpool have a high post count?"

    "Can I be a developer for your team?"

    Suggestions and Feedback

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=72

     

    Have a suggestion that might benefit the game, the website, or the forums. Please share with us your insight. Please keep whining and complaining down to a minimum.

     

    Roleplaying

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=86

     

    Got a story to share about Runes of Magic or any other fantasy story, please share it with us. We are literature fans and we love to read. Do remember that any offensive story that violates the Terms of Service will not be allowed. Stories that include gory violence, suggestive overtones, sexual innuendo, traumatizing stories involving your next door neighbor, or a story of how Syndreamer got pregnant.

     

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    Fan Art

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=98

     

    Have a nice piece of art you want to display for everyone? Make signatures or avatars for people? This is the place to put them in and showcase your work. Please be courteous and polite. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all and move on.

     

    EstebanPR has a Photoshop contest going on right now: http://forum.runesofmagic.com/showthread.php?t=12859

     

    Fansites

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=99

     

    You’ve created a fansite for Runs of Magic? Present your hard work here.

     

    Videos

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=100

     

    Have a video you want to share with us? Or a video of another game? Show us here! Please keep NDA restricted content out of this section until NDA is lifted. Please don't post pornography videos, myspace videos, or music videos in there.

     

    Guild Community

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=101

     

    Where all the guilds congregate and recruit your lost souls to join their ranks. We have many great guilds representing Runes of Magic and will benefit you during Open Beta and Release day. Frode has come up with a nice list of guilds:

     

    Guild Listing Index: http://forum.runesofmagic.com/showthread.php?t=528

     

    Looking for Group

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=102

     

    For those who can't stand guilds but rather a small group of friends or companions to party with. Please keep all personal ads out of here. Don't post your measurments, where you live, what type of food you like, or marriage proposals in here. You will be laughed at!

     

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    General Issues

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=154

     

    If you have problems running the game or getting the launcher to start. Post in there. Remember, because of our lack of technical supporters in this forum, not all issues can be resolved, but if you are tech savvy and can lend a hand, by all means please contribute!

     

    Spam and General Chat

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=82

    http://forum.runesofmagic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=83

     

    A place to go nuts and unwind. Unmoderated...kinda.

     

    To be Continued.[/quote]



     

    -GUILDMASTER OF WICKED RED-

  • Frostbite05Frostbite05 Jacksonville, FLMember Posts: 1,880

    to simplify what the OP just posted this game is a near mirror image of WoW in almost every single aspect even going down to simple interface commands.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöMember Posts: 19,280 Rare
    Originally posted by Frostbite05


    to simplify what the OP just posted this game is a near mirror image of WoW in almost every single aspect even going down to simple interface commands.

     

    Not really, it have also a lot of things from other games that we never seen in Wow. And look on the stuff in wow and compare it to Everquest, a lot of the same things in those games too.

    Wow don't have multiclassing and playerhouses for a start. It is influenced a lot from wow, that is clear but also from EQ2 and Guildwars.

    Still, it is the only F2P game I ever tried that is worth playing.

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOMember Posts: 4,844 Common
    Originally posted by Loke666

    Originally posted by Frostbite05


    to simplify what the OP just posted this game is a near mirror image of WoW in almost every single aspect even going down to simple interface commands.

     

    Not really, it have also a lot of things from other games that we never seen in Wow. And look on the stuff in wow and compare it to Everquest, a lot of the same things in those games too.

    Wow don't have multiclassing and playerhouses for a start. It is influenced a lot from wow, that is clear but also from EQ2 and Guildwars.

    Still, it is the only F2P game I ever tried that is worth playing.

     

    QFT

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  • kingtommyboykingtommyboy earthMember Posts: 543

    Im playing in beta now!

    great game, good f2pgame

    i see influences from a lot of games

    gw, most wow i think

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  • HannahMontanHannahMontan Monroe, MSMember Posts: 12

    Nice FAQ....

  • PiGz_88PiGz_88 Kuala LumpurMember Posts: 6

    thx for information

    the ROM was arrived to malaysia n singapore (opened beta at 29-07-09)...

    come c around !!

    i'm also in playing it  now,

    this is the links for the website~: http://rom.runup.com.my     /      http://rom.runup.com.sg

     

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