Runes of Magic is a great, free alternate to other well known MMORPG’s that require a monthly fee. The first step to getting started is to create an account and download the game client from the Runes of Magic website. If you are in the United States make sure you are signing up on the US site. While you are waiting for the game to download feel free to take some time and browse the forums or look at the wiki page. There is an abundance of information on classes, races, and quests. This is a great first stop to get a feel for the game.
After your download is complete and you have created your character and logged on, make sure that you do not skip over the tutorial. Although you may think you do not need it, it is rather helpful and doesn’t take much time. After you finish the initial tutorial you will start your journey. I want to stress to you right now, spend your talent points wisely, it is not easy to reset them.
Newbie Pet and Adventurer’s Bag
Upon the start of your journey you will receive two important items, a Newbie Pet and Adventurer’s Gift Bag. Make sure to summon and keep your Newbie Pet out while exploring. He will aid you on occasion when you find yourself in a sticky situation. Your Adventurer’s Gift Bag will be available to open every level for a while so make sure you remember to use it when you can. It will give you some items to assist you on your way.
You will notice an abundance of quests. Make sure you do all the quests you can, this is a great way to gain experience and items. Until you hit level 20 you should be able to do well with gear from drops, quests, and the occasional auction house purchase.
The Auction House
The Auction house is a very easy way to sell things that you do not want to vendor. Using the Auction House is fairly simple. If you want to make some gold the items you can gather herbs, ore, and wood sell rather well. But, you might want to hold on to these items so that you can use them for crafting and quests. You will also need some of the gathered items for your Elite Skills.
Once you gain 10 levels you will be able to unlock a second class. This is one of the most awesome features in the game. Your second class can match the level of your first class and you can also use some of your skills for your second class! To switch back and forth between classes all it takes is a quick trip to your house. You will also have a second equipment set full of slots for your second class which makes it easy to switch your gear with the push of a button. This feature also enables you to have a way to store your gear without taking up extra space in your inventory.
This is enough information to get you started and give you a taste of what lies ahead. Hopefully this quick start guide will help you be a little less confused about the basics of ROM.