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Posted: Mar 8th 2010 1:30PM (Unverified) said

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I recently came back to RoM to take a second look after a hiatus.

Rolling an Elf Druid (in the newer starting zone 'Elf Island') I was utterly and pleasantly surprised at how far it's come.

No more weird graphics lagging, all the missing sound effects (mining, gathering, mounts, water, spell casting, ambient backgound sfx, looping music) are now healthily in place, as well as a dizzying amount of solid and pacey leveling questlines full of various types of activities (not just simple 'collect-a-kill' mechanics).

The new classes are fun and interesting - I'm especially enjoying the Druid.
Crafting and gathering is set up to be as non-laborious as possible with plenty of resources to gather and a well-designed crafting UI complete with a 'crafting queue' facility.

RoM has come a heck of a long way since launch, and whilst I'm not one to be easily impressed I absolutely recommend a second look (especially the new classes/area) to anyone who parted ways with it last year.

It easily surpasses Allods in terms of enjoyability, polish and pace (in my humble opinion), particularly in terms of the Cash Shop mechanics.

Easily the most matured and polished F2P I can think of at this time.

Never thought I'd say it but: Nice job RoM =)

Posted: Mar 8th 2010 4:48PM (Unverified) said

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It easily surpasses Allods in terms of enjoyability, polish and pace (in my humble opinion), particularly in terms of the Cash Shop mechanics.

i thought that was interesting since I remember hearing and seeing that just just like Allods the cash shop mechanics lean the person into having to pay to continue their progression.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2010 2:00PM Gloon said

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That first sentence doesn't make sense to me. How does the addition of voice chat now allow them to talk *about* each other?

Amana, thanks for your post. I stopped playing well over a year ago and have considered coming back.

Posted: Mar 8th 2010 2:34PM Luk said

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That is a great news, I just hope other MMO games follow the suit and do the same.

Isn't it great when a F2P game actually offers features and services that most P2P games never even consider to provide? I am looking at you CO, STO, POTBS, etc..

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