RuneScape is my MMORPG
I've been reading a bit about the latest expansion for World of Warcraft. It sounds like it's a much needed improvement to a game that hasn't really been out that long. Well, as long as RuneScape has been out anyway.
I love RuneScape! It's a "live" role-playing game that you can log into via internet through your PC. No need to buy extra software, no need to buy the main program either. All you have to do is go to the main page (www.runescape.com), create your character and begin the fun. Well, if you want a smaller version of the game anyway. There is a free to play version of the game, which only lets you access 1/4 of the entire RuneScape world, but you get to complete quests, level up many different skills, including mining, smithing, crafting, cooking, fishing, etc.
The pay to play section gives you complete access to the entire RuneScape world (assuming you have completed certain quests to have access to certain parts of the world, anyway) and the ability to train in all skills, such as hunting, farming, agility, fletching, etc. The membership fee is only a paltry $5 a month to enjoy hours and hours and (in my case) HOURS of computer fun. Nothing to buy, no extra software, no worrying if your computer has the right connection speed. Dial up users can play as well as DSL or faster users.
I have been playing for about 2 years now and I absolutely am hooked on it. I just wish there were more hours in the day to play. True, the graphics may not be as flashy as WoW, but the skills more than make up for it. To tell you the truth, I am so busy having fun talking to my online friends that I don't even care about the graphics, unless I'm being attacked by a tree spirit, or the Mysterious Old Man pays me a visit. I've even had a mime come by and get me to play a rousing game of monkey-see, monkey-do.
As far as my stats are concerned, well, they aren't the best in the game, but they are rather decent. I am currently in the top 86,000 overall scorers, and I am in the top 25,000 on several stats as well. I have now progressed to the point where higher leveled players are impressed with my stats.
Go and check it out. You'll have spent 3 hours there without even realizing it. Give me a PM too, I'm under the character name of Ashlyn Hart. I could even help you learn your way around the world too.
See ya there!