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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 1:07PM Deadalon said

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I think housing in ROM is pretty good and well thought out. The rested XP you gain is great and playing around with furniture and stuff gives you something "diffrent" to do. Considering its a free to play title - ROM has probably the biggest variety of features possible. It wins alot of those SUb based games that are charging ppl for far less - and in many cases - less quality.

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 1:32PM benfolds said

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I just recently started playing Runes and love it. The only thing I would change, and only minor tweaks at that, are the graphics. Especially the "mount turning around in one spot" mechanic." Your mount just basically doesn't move its feet, it just turns around in one spot like it's on a lazy Susan. A little graphic tweak here and there and we would be done.

Housing is very well thought out, and I like that I'm not charged a maintenance fee for it like in Lotro. Every games housing should be free IMO. I wonder when WOW is finally going to jump on the bandwagon and do player housing?

Didn't quite know how I would feel about F2P, and buying things in the Item shop. But after doing so, I like the feeling that once you do, it's paid for and you're done. It's yours and no monthly fee.

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 1:58PM Softserve said

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Since it sounds like you play both, I'm curious what your feelings are about the housing in ROM versus housing in LOTRO. I know in LOTRO a lot of people don't like the "hooks" feature that's used to place items... does ROM have something similar or does it work better?

Thanks for any response :)
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 2:33PM benfolds said

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@Tony-

I just bought a few pieces of furniture last night, so I'm still getting the feel of it, but like that you can put things just about anywhere. I didn't notice any limitations. In LOTRO, I like the idea that your house is in a "neighborhood", but don't like the fact you are charged upkeep on the actual house itself. ROM could do the neighborhood thing and be totally complete lol.

When placing a piece of furniture in ROM, you get arrows that pop up, similar to EVE online in placing a POS Tower or structure. I didn't notice any limitation as to where I wanted to put things. And it's pretty user friendly. Thanks for asking:)


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