Grouping thoughts: RoM vs. WAR

I hit level 20/20 in RoM yesterday. That means I'm level 20 with my primary class (Scout) as well as my secondary class (Priest). Runes of Magic for me has been almost a completely solo game so far. I have only grouped once and that was so I could quickly loot some bodies, and aside from I have simply quested on my own. Its quite a big difference from WAR which was all about grouping. Everything in WAR centered around being in a group and working as a team while RoM really leaves you to yourself. There are a few elite quests scattered around that you will need a group to complete but it is often hard to get a group for these. Its interesting to see how two MMORPGs approach the multiplayer aspect completely differently.


The end-game of RoM is very similar to WoW in that it is centered around raiding. From what I have heard even the easiest raiding instance in quite hard and you will need an organized and balanced group to complete it. This seems a rather large jump from the previous levels where you are simply expected to run around by yourself and complete quests. I expect a lot of players who never grouped once will reach the endgame and find that they cannot get a group or have no idea what to do when they are in one. At 20/20 I haven't entered a proper instance yet but I am hoping that once I get to 25/25 that I will do one as I have heard of an instance called Forsaken Abbey which I think is the lowest level instance. I also have a couple of quests for it so hopefully I can get a good group and knock off some of them.

3 Comments:

Crimson Starfire said...

Just out of interest, would you say you are enjoying RoM more than WAR?

Chappo said...

Hmm, I'm enjoying it but in a different way to WAR. In WAR I loved the PvP in the early game and the small skirmishes...I was in bliss when this happened. So early in WAR I was enjoying myself more then I have done so in RoM. But in the end-game for WAR I really disliked the game...really enjoying very little at all.

In RoM I can just sit down and play without worrying that I'm not making the most of my time/money. Its a very relaxing and easy game to play. So in a way I'm enjoying it more then WAR, but I don't think it will ever top that first half of WAR.

br3ntbr0 said...

I have to say that I am really enjoying RoM...waaaay more so than I thought I would. I am only 11 rogue/11 scout at the moment, so I have alot left to experience and decide if I like or not. But for a free to play game...color me impressed.

 
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