The feature rich free-to-play (and free to download) Runes of Magic has received an official launch date of March 19, 2009. This MMORPG has been in open beta since December 2008 and has seen over 450,000 testers explore the rich world of Taborea. Key features Massively has covered in the past include a dual class system that allows for up to 30 primary and secondary class combinations and one of the most open crafting systems you will find on the market.
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]