Even though I am on MMO break, this weekend was a quick stress test of Runes of Magic.
Runes of Magic is basically a REAL WoW clone.
No, I mean, don't look at the models, but look at everything else, and it is hard to not see WoW.
Buildings, landscapes are even more WoW-like than WAR.
Besides some issues with sound, the models for characters were interesting, the game ran well, and the visual quality of the UI is 100% WoW.
It does have a few uniques to set it apart.
More control of the character visual. More faces, hairstyles and you can even change the thickness of legs, chest or breast size. Think Emeril for character creation (Kick it up a notch!)
Housing is available from the start.
Dual Classing at level 10.
It seems they were huge fans of WoW and just put in the things THEY felt were missing. Created their own background, and made RoM!.
If you play WoW and enjoy it, there is no reason NOT to try this on release. It sure does work on the pocket book.
Head to the website, get signed up, and you should be accepted in their beta (the word is EVERYONE who signs up eventually gets in..)