It's only been almost a week ago since we officially released Runes of Magic to a wider audience and already we're back posting our weekly Community Spotlight - a general overview on things that might interest you, ranging from community news to press reviews.
This week we got a few articles from the press, we would like to bring to your attention. So let's kick off!
Of course the news of Runes of Magic launching in Europe and North America hit the news on a number of sites. Here's just a motley sample:
Massively not only reports on the launch, but obviously likes us so much that they wish us the best of luck for our future:
[...] Runes of Magic, the recent entry into the market by Runewaker Entertainment in partnership with Frogster Interactive has definitely caught our attention in playing through the game recently. That's why we were glad to hear that they've announced 700,000 players are checking out this interesting new world. [...] it's a good sign for Runes of Magic, and we wish them all the best luck on the future of their game!"
Source: Massively "Runes of Magic nabs 700,000 players at launch"
And from reading their article called "The Daily Grind: Single or dual classes?" they seem to be curious how their readers view the general idea of a dual-class system. If you want to join the discussion, have a look at their site.
Dutch gaming site Gamer.nl posted their preview a bit earlier this March but we did not want to simply ignore it, because they say that Runes of Magic doesn't take itself too seriously and that they are curious what the game will have in store for them in the future.
"Zo te zien biedt de game genoeg opties voor vermaak en neemt het zichzelf niet al te serieus. [...] Wij zijn in ieder geval benieuwd welke verrassingen Runes of Magic nog meer voor ons in petto heeft."
Source: Gamer.nl "Runes of Magic Hands on"
But there are not just a previews out there. This week, Eurogamer published their review. Despite Eurogamer's Daniel Etherington rating Runes of Magic with a 6/10, his review is high praise:
"Runes of Magic is by and large a robust, enjoyable game. As a free-to-play title, it's impressive [and] something of a landmark [...] Runes of Magic [...] offers proper graphics, proper classes and an involved, involving world."
Source: Eurogamer "Runes of Magic Review"
TTH Interview with Sean Kauppinen
And finally here's a nice word from Frogster America's Sean Kauppinen on the End of Beta:
"The biggest lesson is the fact that the community can actually change the game. I’ve worked on a lot of games and the community’s feedback has always been important, but this is the first time that it has influenced the game as quickly and as drastically."
Source: TenTonHammer "Runes of Magic: Exclusive End of Beta Interview"
That's it for now. Have fun reading and call back next week for more.