Just yesterday we discovered and shared an objective player review of ROM open beta that was mostly positive. The reviewer seems to have pretty good credentials considering their experience with other A-list MMORPGs. After extensively weighing the pros and cons of ROM's various systems, they vowed to stick with it for the foreseeable future. We also hear that open beta characters will carry over to release (i.e., no wipes), so now is as good a time as any to get your feet wet in this fantasy-based MMORPG. Be forewarned though, the game is still in beta and will probably undgero major changes as the looming official release date approaches.
[Full press release at Allakhazam]