runes of magic

Official Site: Runes of Magic
Studio: Runewaker/Gameforge
Launch Date: March 19, 2009
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

AQ3D’s 8bit NES Kickstarter is not a joke – it’s ‘the hottest game from 1985… created in 2019!’

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Gonna be honest, when MJ linked this Kickstarter to me, I actually went straight to the April Fools' Day roundup and added it. I...

Runes of Magic celebrates its 10th anniversary with in-game events and exclusive gifts

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A week from today, free-to-play fantasy MMO Runes of Magic will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the folks at Runewaker Entertainment and Gameforge...

Runes of Magic unleashes the Snowflake Festival, new zone, and new multi-mode instance

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Yes, Runes of Magic is still around, and in fact, it's still getting updates, including the one that's rolled out this week. The star of...

The MOP Up: TERA’s Valkyrie goes to console while Vainglory comes to PC

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No matter what platform you're on, there's good stuff coming your way! TERA's Valkyrie update is finally making the jump to Xbox One and...

The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster

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In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

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The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 185: PAX West crud

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Larry, Justin, and Bree talk PAX West, Elder Scrolls Online, Rend, Dauntless, Torchlight Frontiers, Blades, Neverwinter, Anthem, Star Citizen, Runes of Magic, Wizard101, FFXIV, PlanetSide 2, SWTOR, WoW, and Star Wars Galaxies, with a mailbag email on how MMOs can facilitate roleplaying.

Runes of Magic gets a new lease on life with Steam

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Yes, it's still running. And yes, it's now on Steam. Runes of Magic used to thrive by its slavish copy of World of Warcraft's format...

Runewaker’s Guardians of Ember is getting a relaunch in the west thanks to Gameforge

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It's been a weird 2018 for Guardians of Ember. Back in February, Valve booted its publisher, Insel Games, off Steam, citing review manipulation in...
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Runes of Magic heads to Steam this month

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At this point in MMORPG history, it might be hard to find titles that aren't on Steam already. Late to the Valve party, however,...

Perfect Ten: Best MMO debuts by year, 2007-2017

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Continuing from my previous column, I'm going to be running through the second decade of graphical MMORPG launches and picking the best title to...

Battle Bards Episode 122: Happy town

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In peaceful villages and bubbly burgs, you just know that there’s bound to be an abundance of happy music! Whenever the Battle Bards regroup...

The Game Archaeologist: Myst Online

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The impact of Myst in 1993 was akin to an atomic bomb going off in the PC gaming world. The leap forward in graphical...

‘We all can be heroes:’ An interview with Star Trek Online’s Chase Masterson

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With a dozen members of the all-star cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine returning to reprise their roles for this June's Star Trek...

Star Trek Online recruits a dozen Deep Space Nine actors for this summer’s expansion

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The final Deep Space Nine cast members reprising their roles for Star Trek Online: Victory is Life were announced today, bringing the total up...
Seriously? Huh.

MMORPG Runes of Magic celebrations nine years of operation with daily gifts

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Can you believe that Runes of Magic has been operating for nine years now? That's a long time. Like... well, like nine years, actually....

Massively OP’s guide to Valentine’s Day 2018 across the MMORPG-verse

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Is your Valentine's day about love, friendship, or free candy from mom? In MMORPGs, it's about questing, murder, and free loot! So, yeah, kinda...

The Game Archaeologist: Revisiting the first three months of World of Warcraft

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Were you there? Many of us were. Many weren't. Either way, November 23rd, 2004 was a watershed date for the MMORPG industry and one watched...
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Halloween events across the MMORPG verse, 2017 edition

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Hey, you. Yeah, you, dude leeching candy from the bucket you bought "for the neighborhood kids." And you, lady still trying to decide between...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World’s Tokyo reveals (September 24, 2017)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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