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Posted: Mar 23rd 2009 8:48PM Spron said

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I'd take a look at the _actual_ crafting system in Runes of Magic before calling it anything, let along "fairly involved." Here is the _entire_ tradeskill system: gather three types of mats. Press one button to refine them. Press one button to craft items. Yes, there are rare mats, so if that makes it an "involved" process, there you go.

It seems more like a "fairly grindy" process, since you need up to 72(!) mats to refine a single item for a rare. If a node has five mats, you have to click the node five times, once per eight seconds or so.

It is also a "fairly useless" process with quest rewards and world drops literally being better than crafted items with a single exception that requires raiding a dungeon.

So, on the Govinda server, folks sell the raw mats for tens of thousands of gold and call it a day.

Posted: Mar 30th 2009 9:32PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, I would hardly call the crafting here "involved". Slow would be a better word. Still, this game is pretty great for a f2p.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2009 10:05PM (Unverified) said

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Wait WoW is an MMO all this time i thought it was some kind of Barbie Doll Online type game where you do all sorts of wacky stuff to get sexy new outfits to wear and stare and admire yourself hmmmm....

Posted: Mar 26th 2009 10:20AM (Unverified) said

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Well first lie noted already...

The say they have 700 K players and have .... 9 servers.

Everyone in the industry knows that there is about 10K players per server distributed in a fantasy mmorpg.

Of which about 3 K can be on line at the same time.

So they have the infrastructure for 90.000 players....

I pity the other 600.000. Oh wait those are the "accounts" created ones. You know the guys who registrated on their site.

No need to argue: this is rock solid proof they are already lying about their numbers.

Just check on www.xfire.com I guess they are in the neighbourhood of War and LotrO on the playing list of a very good sample of 150K daily Xfire users.

But hey what did you expect from crooks out Korea letting you pay for in game items.

Posted: Mar 26th 2009 10:30AM (Unverified) said

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http://www.xfire.com/games/runemagic/Runes_of_Magic/

Indeed looked it up. They are somwhere in position 12-14 at launch in played PC games.

30% under War player numbers and about 30 times less players than the 5.000.000 Wow western based subs.

Roughly (of course) it proves they don't even have 200K active players ... at launch.

Expect to drop after 4 weeks to 100 K max. That's way behind GW - as should be - for such a copycat.

Just watch the server numbers as an indicator because thes guys gonna lie up into the millions if necessary.

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