Runes of Magic this week asks if you're just playing, or if you've made a home? A fair question indeed! They follow that up with a pretty hefty discount on anything and everything FURNITURE! The housing starter package this week will be half of it's normal cost, and the same goes for several other pieces of furniture! If you've been thinking about decorating your home - now's the time! To take advantage of this deal visit the item shop ingame!
Here's some information from TheRomWiki.com on housing in Runes of Magic:
If you’re sweaty, covered in blood and dirt and your armor has taken quite a beating, many a hero hopes to withdraw back into his own home to get some rest.
This is exactly what you will find in Runes of Magic! Your own home is available to you from the very beginning, and you can enter it for the first time in Logar. Setting up your interior is fairly simple: Just buy the items, “drag&drop” them into one of the available slots, click the button to place it and that’s it. You can turn, spin and move and place the object freely.
Decorate as you wish: taste variations Currently there are over 130 available interior items -with more to come- giving players many different options to decorate their home.. A Variety of tables, chairs, rugs, fireplaces, beds, wall decorations, room-dividers… the range of possibilities allows individual design for anyone’s tastes!
The (treasure)chest: item storage
Of course Runes of Magic offers a bank in every large city. But since humankind has always been hunters and gatherers, players have access to their own chests as well, in which they can store all their precious treasures. The first of those chests has 20 slots and can –like everything else- be freely placed within your home. More chests can be bought and placed at anytime, of course!
The players' new cloths: the mannequin
Everybody knows mannequins and hardly anyone has walked past shop windows without gawking at the clothing they are dressed in. In Runes of Magic players can put such mannequins in their houses: There are male ones and female ones and of course you can put several of them in your home. With one click the equipment screen appears where the players can dress up the mannequin with their own armor. That does not only look great but also has an additional advantage. If you are in a hurry and want to dress up for the next raid, with one click you can exchange the armor you are currently wearing with that which is on the mannequin.
Crafting sites: from blacksmith to alchemist
Everybody knows the problem. You just collected all the materials necessary for the next few armor sets and you are standing at one of the forges in the city when other players come by to ask: “Hi. You are a blacksmith, right? Please craft this-or-that item for me.”
Those who would rather quietly practice their profession can just put the necessary crafting sites in their house. There are anvils for blacksmiths, laboratories for alchemists or huge pots for chefs. For each profession the right equipment is available.
One account, eight characters, one house
Below was advertised intent. However, it is incorrect.
It doesn’t matter how many characters you have, they all live in the same house. Therefore it is really easy to put the potions you just made into one of the chests and pick them up with the next character. No more of this annoying “One moment, got to switch my account”.
The reality is each character is currently able to have a house. Each will have to be adorned to gain bonuses for the currently logged in character. One character does not have access the the chests in another character's house.
A second password gives your home additional protection. You can pass it on to friends and family to give them access to your homestead.
My home is my castle: expansion
In the near future it will become possible to expand your home. More floors, bigger rooms, attics, closets, as with all the features of Runes of Magic, the possibilities are nearly endless.
Click me: interaction with surrounding objects
Mannequins are not the only things that can be used with a short click. Also the flames in the fireplace and on the candlestick can be lit and give the house a homely atmosphere.
The future: more ideas
Every three months a free add-on with fresh content for Runes of Magic will be published. That includes pieces of furniture and other additions for the house. It will be fascinating to see what will happen here, after all Halloween is at the doorstep and Christmas is not too far away.
The Runes of Magic community is highly important to us and for new creative ideas we like to pick the players brains. So, your visit to the forums, which are there for that purpose, is highly welcome.
The Housekeeper is your key to unlocking furniture, design, energy use and other options for your home.
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