The last few months have seen an explosion of online games hitting the iPhone. Developers are waking to the fact that in today's WiFi world and speedier mobile internet, online content delivery for the iPhone has finally entered the mainstream. Com2Us have tapped into the mother load of online genres, the behemoth (to pronounce) Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, through its release of IMO: The World of Magic [AppStore].

IMO adopts the controversial 'freemium' model, where games are released free to the public, but charge an in-app fee for premium services and items. Instead of just recommending you an app that you can try for yourself, this review should assist to shed light on what is actually available to premium users, and what free users may be missing out on.

Many would be surprised to learn that IMO is in fact a port of a 2006 release on older mobile devices in Korea. The in-game artwork is a give-away in this respect, not being as high-resolution as you would expect from a native iPhone app, but still sporting the vibrant colors and cute characters that the Korean game market is known for. Another apparent symptom of the port to iPhone is an ever-present stutter as the game world scrolls around the character, a factor that detracts from the fluidity of the game and lends it a sometimes lag-like quality.

This shouldn't detract people from enjoying The World of Magic though, as it also happens to be a surprisingly comprehensive MMO that is a heap of fun to play with friends. There are three unique characters to play; a warrior, mage and archer, each of which has a well-developed skill tree up to level 50. These characters can have their appearances customized to a small degree at creation, but to a much greater scale through the many different armor and weapon sets expected of an MMO. IMO also features a full-scale guild and party system, as well as PvP battlegrounds, challenging dungeons and an expansive, open world.

What is more astonishing is that all of the above is available completely gratis. Where your wallets do come into play though is through the auction system. In the middle of town are two traders, both of whom are inaccessible to 'free' players. On purchase of a 'Starter's Pack' for $2.99, the player is bestowed with a Premium Member Ticket. This ticket enables players to access the auction house system, as well as removing in-game AdMob ads that pop up on occasion and cause minor irritation. Prospective traders may also choose to dig further into the purchasable items, as they can have their trading slots expanded to 10 and then to 15 for $0.99 each.

To entice players to pay, the 'Starter's Pack' opts for the carrot rather than the stick. Together with the Premium Ticket, you are given a 7 slot bag (an otherwise expensive in-game item), a random Costume Hat (I got kitty ears!), and a slew of consumable items that cannot be purchased through the in-game currency (and cannot be found either, from what I can tell). Each of these consumables have special effects such as resurrecting on the spot, summoning friends, insuring against item breakage or -- strangely -- permitting you to shout to all regions. If you had to buy them on their own, they cost between $0.99 and $2.99 for between 3 and 10 items, making the Starter's Pack a bargain.

It really seems as though the Starter's Pack is enough for most to get by with, but in any case IMO is not as restrictive as other 'freemium' games. In fact, it has no inherent requirement to purchase anything at all-- so long as you are happy with the ads and aren't using the auction system. The consumable purchases are of questionable use, particularly as they are offered in rather paltry bundles. Whether they become more useful in the latter game is yet to be seen though, as IMO also features a steep levelling curve that appears to require a substantial amount of grinding for both gold and experience.

If you can get past the MMO grind-- a fact made easier by the regular PvP battlegrounds that are a real spectacle-- IMO has alot going for it in both its social features and its huge game world. It may prove inaccessible to those not willing to ask questions though, as the game documentation is currently a little sparse. Having said that, this is an enjoyable, practically-free title that is capable of consuming countless hours and have you still clamouring for more. Our readers are certainly responding well to IMO, with hundreds of impressions already streaming in to our forums. IMO: The World of Magic can be played over both WiFi and 3G internet.

App Store Link: IMO: The World of Magic, Free (With In-App DLC).

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  • Davd

    I've really been enjoying the game so far, although the character models are down right ugly. Overall, it's a pretty impressive game, given the platform.

    • darkewalker1

      Dude, how are they ugly in any way? The sprites in this game are just great.

      • noneniaoid

        maybe because the males look like little girls in dresses?

  • Davd

    I've really been enjoying the game so far, although the character models are down right ugly. Overall, it's a pretty impressive game, given the platform.

    • darkewalker1

      Dude, how are they ugly in any way? The sprites in this game are just great.

      • noneniaoid

        maybe because the males look like little girls in dresses?

  • iGamer285

    Is available for 1st Gen. iPod Touchs

  • iGamer285

    Is available for 1st Gen. iPod Touchs

  • klouud

    I downloaded the game... and boy was I suprised! The UI and controls are great! But the frame rate and graphics are total crap! I guess i have been spoiled by other GOOD LOOKING iPhone games because this thing is hard on the eyes!

    The game looks great in screen shots but looks like a polished turd when you play it. I'm not even going to give the game a chance.

    Call me a graphics/frame rate whore... because I guess I'm acting like one... but come on dev's! would it be too hard for Zenonia2 or Across Age type graphics?

    piss poor presentation if you ask me.

    tim

    • darkangelx

      at least this game is free to play, its not like you need to pay for anything for the game to be fun

    • wadnkaaaa?

      speed optimizaition: 10
      problem solved!

      • really?

        genius!

  • klouud

    I downloaded the game... and boy was I suprised! The UI and controls are great! But the frame rate and graphics are total crap! I guess i have been spoiled by other GOOD LOOKING iPhone games because this thing is hard on the eyes!

    The game looks great in screen shots but looks like a polished turd when you play it. I'm not even going to give the game a chance.

    Call me a graphics/frame rate whore... because I guess I'm acting like one... but come on dev's! would it be too hard for Zenonia2 or Across Age type graphics?

    piss poor presentation if you ask me.

    tim

    • darkangelx

      at least this game is free to play, its not like you need to pay for anything for the game to be fun

    • wadnkaaaa?

      speed optimizaition: 10
      problem solved!

  • Joseph

    Appears to be incompatible with OS 4.0, crashes immediately on startup on both of my devices.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Why is that surprising? The game was beta tested way before the iPhone 4.0 beta was released.

      • mochibandit

        Answer to an older post, but I just started playing it today, and I have an Iphone 4. Works fine, other than the occasional disconnect from server, but I'm used to that from playing other free-to-play MMOs. They must have patched it since then, but I'd hope that they would after 4 months

    • BIGMAMA

      Thats cos the game dislikes gays.

  • Joseph

    Appears to be incompatible with OS 4.0, crashes immediately on startup on both of my devices.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Why is that surprising? The game was beta tested way before the iPhone 4.0 beta was released.

      • mochibandit

        Answer to an older post, but I just started playing it today, and I have an Iphone 4. Works fine, other than the occasional disconnect from server, but I'm used to that from playing other free-to-play MMOs. They must have patched it since then, but I'd hope that they would after 4 months

  • V

    *Face palm* This game smells like epic fail :(
    Com2us seems to run out of ideas this past months.. whats up?

  • V

    *Face palm* This game smells like epic fail :(
    Com2us seems to run out of ideas this past months.. whats up?

  • Johnny

    I'm sick of these bad mobile java ports. Scrolling sucks, graphics are a blown up blurred mess. Final Fantasy was done quite well, apart from the laggy scrolling. Why can't developers do the same. It's just laziness and a way to make a quick buck.

  • trevs

    Shouldn't there be some sort of disclaimer stating that the developers are paying you guys money to run ads your site? There's a huge Imo ad right under the "review"...

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Why would anyone need a disclaimer? The ad is there for anyone to see, and they've made their editorial policy vis-a-vis advertising clear. If you're rather believe that the TA editors are liars, I would suggest that you make your way to a different iPhone gaming site.

      • trevs

        Journalistic integrity is important, and has been an issue more than once on this site. If you want to be told games are great simply because the writer received compensation to tell you so, then you're free to do that. You're exactly who marketers look for: the gullible consumer. I'm not saying anything is going on here, just that it looks very bad for the site to have ads up for games BEFORE they publish a positive review.

      • arn

        Writers and editors have no knowledge of who is or is not an adveriser. So it can't influence reviews and also makes it hard to consistently disclose at the time of review writing since the reviewer simply doesn't know.

        arn

    • really?

      thats y da game is free

  • Johnny

    I'm sick of these bad mobile java ports. Scrolling sucks, graphics are a blown up blurred mess. Final Fantasy was done quite well, apart from the laggy scrolling. Why can't developers do the same. It's just laziness and a way to make a quick buck.

  • trevs

    Shouldn't there be some sort of disclaimer stating that the developers are paying you guys money to run ads your site? There's a huge Imo ad right under the "review"...

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Why would anyone need a disclaimer? The ad is there for anyone to see, and they've made their editorial policy vis-a-vis advertising clear. If you're rather believe that the TA editors are liars, I would suggest that you make your way to a different iPhone gaming site.

      • trevs

        Journalistic integrity is important, and has been an issue more than once on this site. If you want to be told games are great simply because the writer received compensation to tell you so, then you're free to do that. You're exactly who marketers look for: the gullible consumer. I'm not saying anything is going on here, just that it looks very bad for the site to have ads up for games BEFORE they publish a positive review.

      • arn

        Writers and editors have no knowledge of who is or is not an adveriser. So it can't influence reviews and also makes it hard to consistently disclose at the time of review writing since the reviewer simply doesn't know.

        arn

  • http://ifonekit.com bomber

    Account creation still doesn't work, waited 10 minutes

  • http://ifonekit.com bomber

    Account creation still doesn't work, waited 10 minutes

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Go read a movie review in the New York Times. Chances are the same movie is being advertised elsewhere in the paper. Try to find a "disclaimer" anywhere near the text of the review. Go ahead; I'll wait.

    Let me help you with the legwork: you won't find it. Why? Because the New York Times has a general policy that isolates editorial from advertising; they don't need to repeat it every time they talk about a product or service that's advertised in the paper.

    Arn has repeatedly stated that TA reviews are not influenced by advertising on the site. You are, of course, free to think of him as a liar. But it make one wonder why you would bother with this site at all

  • Anonymous

    So it's a grind-based MMO? Not surprising coming from a Korean company.

    No thanks I'll wait for IMO 2: TBH

    • :o

      I'm not a person that likes to be racist, but yeah, as soon as I saw "Korean company" I thought of Zenonia.

  • Anonymous

    So it's a grind-based MMO? Not surprising coming from a Korean company.

    No thanks I'll wait for IMO 2: TBH

    • :o

      I'm not a person that likes to be racist, but yeah, as soon as I saw "Korean company" I thought of Zenonia.

  • http://arcadeboxx.com Badr

    I downloaded that game last night. The initial visuals are ok, and the controls are meh... The graphics were horrible... and it was laggy even on wifi. After Pocket Legends launched (even at its lite game play) if future MMO's dont have the ease of use and the eye candy of PL, and instead are going to look like this one...

    They are going to last 5 minutes on my iphone... just like this one lasted..

  • http://arcadeboxx.com Badr

    I downloaded that game last night. The initial visuals are ok, and the controls are meh... The graphics were horrible... and it was laggy even on wifi. After Pocket Legends launched (even at its lite game play) if future MMO's dont have the ease of use and the eye candy of PL, and instead are going to look like this one...

    They are going to last 5 minutes on my iphone... just like this one lasted..

  • http://www.bolehland.net Dan

    definitely prefer pocket legends to this.

  • http://www.bolehland.net Dan

    definitely prefer pocket legends to this.

  • AKGUY

    WOW ! It's hellua "laggy" (on wifi) and the controls for moving is horrible !

  • AKGUY

    WOW ! It's hellua "laggy" (on wifi) and the controls for moving is horrible !

  • Maxpancake

    We need an update because IMO is so laggy.... I hope the update come soon... or I will delete my app :/

    • darkewalker1

      Update came out last night. Go try it, mate.

  • Maxpancake

    We need an update because IMO is so laggy.... I hope the update come soon... or I will delete my app :/

    • darkewalker1

      Update came out last night. Go try it, mate.

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    I kind of liked it, really. I teamed up with someone and we did some quests. This is more an MMO than Pocket Legends is. The graphics and scrolling could be better, but I don't care.

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    I kind of liked it, really. I teamed up with someone and we did some quests. This is more an MMO than Pocket Legends is. The graphics and scrolling could be better, but I don't care.

  • bearhugs4

    People need to mention that when you start the game up, it says that it is a beta test and that the characters WILL be wiped. I am sure alot of people will hold off on playing until the characters are actually going to stick around.

  • bearhugs4

    People need to mention that when you start the game up, it says that it is a beta test and that the characters WILL be wiped. I am sure alot of people will hold off on playing until the characters are actually going to stick around.

  • Chanandler

    This is a great little game and it is much easier to play in the expanded iPad view.

  • Chanandler

    This is a great little game and it is much easier to play in the expanded iPad view.

  • GroxNinja

    IMO is really fun. I have it, and I find it extremely addictive. The graphics ARE pretty good, they're just a different style. The pixelly style. Heaps of good games are like that, eg. Lock's Quest, Pokemon, Doukotsu, CityPixel, etc. It's just a classic sort of pixel art, and I think computer and iPhone gaming would be hurt badly if it dissappeared.

  • GroxNinja

    IMO is really fun. I have it, and I find it extremely addictive. The graphics ARE pretty good, they're just a different style. The pixelly style. Heaps of good games are like that, eg. Lock's Quest, Pokemon, Doukotsu, CityPixel, etc. It's just a classic sort of pixel art, and I think computer and iPhone gaming would be hurt badly if it dissappeared.

  • Apples

    I think that yall are being a little harsh on an iphone MMO with such breadth of content. Yes, its a little grindy...and yes, the sprites are a little old school. But as far as having a nice social mmo handy for when youre on the bus or sitting around at the DMV, I really dont think theres much to complain about.

    Lets not forget that its free, people. The controls are extremely fluid, and the gameplay is pretty fun. No, its not the World of Warcraft of the Iphone era that were all waiting on, but its a good time nonetheless.

    Also, you can bet that premium content is on the way, with all the people playing this game right now (seriously, a LOT). If this devolves into some BS cash-shop extravaganza where you cant compete with people without dropping 100 bucks on items, then yeah Im out. But they could go the other way, adding dungeons and more content as well as costumes and minipets. I think that that would be just fine for my new favourite pocket mmo.

  • Apples

    I think that yall are being a little harsh on an iphone MMO with such breadth of content. Yes, its a little grindy...and yes, the sprites are a little old school. But as far as having a nice social mmo handy for when youre on the bus or sitting around at the DMV, I really dont think theres much to complain about.

    Lets not forget that its free, people. The controls are extremely fluid, and the gameplay is pretty fun. No, its not the World of Warcraft of the Iphone era that were all waiting on, but its a good time nonetheless.

    Also, you can bet that premium content is on the way, with all the people playing this game right now (seriously, a LOT). If this devolves into some BS cash-shop extravaganza where you cant compete with people without dropping 100 bucks on items, then yeah Im out. But they could go the other way, adding dungeons and more content as well as costumes and minipets. I think that that would be just fine for my new favourite pocket mmo.

  • Tiger

    This game is really addicting, its like a cross of MapleStory and World of Warcraft. Seriously, I'm not joking with the whole spell system and the shrooms you kill at the beginning of the game. Also Wild Boars. But yeah, this is a great game to burn off time and I hope they add new stuff. A bit laggy at times ad you may disconnect if you lag TOO much, but overall pretty good. 4/5

    • darkewalker1

      I couldn't agree with you more.

  • Tiger

    This game is really addicting, its like a cross of MapleStory and World of Warcraft. Seriously, I'm not joking with the whole spell system and the shrooms you kill at the beginning of the game. Also Wild Boars. But yeah, this is a great game to burn off time and I hope they add new stuff. A bit laggy at times ad you may disconnect if you lag TOO much, but overall pretty good. 4/5

    • darkewalker1

      I couldn't agree with you more.

  • Fred

    Anyone know any codes?

  • Fred

    Anyone know any codes?

  • Kez

    It's a beta if you're retarted enough to by starters pack when it will get deleted soon anyway whats the point, im not going to buy it till its not just a beta.

    • doot

      And what are the consequences if you're retarded enough to spell it "retarted" instead of "retarded"?

      • Kez

        idfk

  • Kez

    It's a beta if you're retarted enough to by starters pack when it will get deleted soon anyway whats the point, im not going to buy it till its not just a beta.

    • doot

      And what are the consequences if you're retarded enough to spell it "retarted" instead of "retarded"?

      • Kez

        idfk

  • Kez

    its now $3.99 for starter pack

    • da pro

      graphics.....crap
      gameplay......decent
      connection...no comment

      overall......crap

      and now they rip you off!!!!
      starters pack...was 2.99 now 3.99!!!!
      wot else do they have in store

      • darkangelx

        its not like u need to get the starter pack. not gunna kill u if u dont

    • Catherine

      can u tell me how to download the starter pack?
      is it find it at app store? what is the name?

      • Picklechees

        its in the game. premium trader. near middle of village right of newbie helper

  • Kez

    its now $3.99 for starter pack

    • da pro

      graphics.....crap
      gameplay......decent
      connection...no comment

      overall......crap

      and now they rip you off!!!!
      starters pack...was 2.99 now 3.99!!!!
      wot else do they have in store

      • darkangelx

        its not like u need to get the starter pack. not gunna kill u if u dont

  • Angry Player

    This game will get you hooked when playing from Level 1-8.

    And when you are hooked and feel that its invincible, you will start to pay premium for it.

    But from level 10 to 12-15 onwards, you are screwed and stuck. Because the Koreans limited and capped you around that level.

    This game is like only 10% completed when compared to the original Korean release.

  • Angry Player

    This game will get you hooked when playing from Level 1-8.

    And when you are hooked and feel that its invincible, you will start to pay premium for it.

    But from level 10 to 12-15 onwards, you are screwed and stuck. Because the Koreans limited and capped you around that level.

    This game is like only 10% completed when compared to the original Korean release.

  • Mortuhm

    I don't know why people complain about the graphics, it's about the playability of the game, which is awesome. God forbid you youngins can't get over the fact that us adults are used to these kinds of graphics, given the games of the 80's and 90's. I for one think it's a great game, and the graphics reminds me of Zelda. So far it's only had one update, but there are plenty more to come...
    Not to mention this is very new to the iphone, so many more games will come out in the future, and I'm sure they'll be just as awesome. But for now, I am extremely happy with what this game has to offer.

  • Mortuhm

    I don't know why people complain about the graphics, it's about the playability of the game, which is awesome. God forbid you youngins can't get over the fact that us adults are used to these kinds of graphics, given the games of the 80's and 90's. I for one think it's a great game, and the graphics reminds me of Zelda. So far it's only had one update, but there are plenty more to come...
    Not to mention this is very new to the iphone, so many more games will come out in the future, and I'm sure they'll be just as awesome. But for now, I am extremely happy with what this game has to offer.

  • monkey.D.Luffy

    This game has no story whatsoever and is a kill and a level up game. However, I like it.

    • Jonathan Lang

      You create your own stories and communities by communicating and partying with other players !

  • monkey.D.Luffy

    This game has no story whatsoever and is a kill and a level up game. However, I like it.

    • Jonathan Lang

      You create your own stories and communities by communicating and partying with other players !

  • Lynners

    I don't see how it crashes :o I have it and it's never crashed before unless it was low battery. Which I understand. For a touch game I love it!! It's addicting and the graphics are welldone :) they aren't horrible which thank goodness they aren't! It does have a plot if you do your quests but the game allows you to do whatever you want with plenty of space ^^
    I love this game!!

    • Shelby

      HEY! wats ur characters name??

  • Lynners

    I don't see how it crashes :o I have it and it's never crashed before unless it was low battery. Which I understand. For a touch game I love it!! It's addicting and the graphics are welldone :) they aren't horrible which thank goodness they aren't! It does have a plot if you do your quests but the game allows you to do whatever you want with plenty of space ^^
    I love this game!!

  • Lyron

    I absolutely love this game. I do not see how you people can hate it, but personally, I love the quirky graphics in this game, a lot like Maplestory. If you give this game a chance, grind to level 5, it IS really fun. I have bought 3 premium packs, one for each of my characters, and if you give this game a chance, you might too.

  • Lyron

    I absolutely love this game. I do not see how you people can hate it, but personally, I love the quirky graphics in this game, a lot like Maplestory. If you give this game a chance, grind to level 5, it IS really fun. I have bought 3 premium packs, one for each of my characters, and if you give this game a chance, you might too.

  • http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=5541 Zanga

    To the very first guy, i believe you would have to be an otaku to understand the character models

    • Andrew

      I agreee completely. I personally love the graphics(:

  • http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=5541 Zanga

    To the very first guy, i believe you would have to be an otaku to understand the character models

    • Andrew

      I agreee completely. I personally love the graphics(:

  • Twinkle

    My daughter downloaded the starter pack and got a diaper...anyone know anything about that? She is really disappointed.

    • Cresthyrt

      the hats u get are random for each starter pack thingie. She could probably sell it in the trader and then earn gold to buy a new one from the trader or other people...

    • Kevin

      she got  a diaper i think its a hat to wear cause i have one too  she must bewarrior then

  • Twinkle

    My daughter downloaded the starter pack and got a diaper...anyone know anything about that? She is really disappointed.

    • Cresthyrt

      the hats u get are random for each starter pack thingie. She could probably sell it in the trader and then earn gold to buy a new one from the trader or other people...

  • suds

    its sooo hard to get past lvl twelve... i was addicted to it until i got to lvl 10... then it got like work. they need to update this so its easier to level up

    • Kevin

      im with u
      there

  • suds

    its sooo hard to get past lvl twelve... i was addicted to it until i got to lvl 10... then it got like work. they need to update this so its easier to level up

  • Duchezkat

    Waaa I can't play it anymore :( it says that your version is late and so when I checked in the website there's no new version I dunno maybe I just dun know where to find :((( can someone help me pls -.- or give link I use to dl in apptrack pls pls I'm addicted to it now

    • sLeEpY007

      hey is that you dutchekat?!? check the ipod app update on your ipod/iphone and try to look for the IMO update.. it is there... or try downloading the app again.

  • Duchezkat

    Waaa I can't play it anymore :( it says that your version is late and so when I checked in the website there's no new version I dunno maybe I just dun know where to find :((( can someone help me pls -.- or give link I use to dl in apptrack pls pls I'm addicted to it now

    • sLeEpY007

      hey is that you dutchekat?!? check the ipod app update on your ipod/iphone and try to look for the IMO update.. it is there... or try downloading the app again.

  • Mikkie

    I think this game is pretty good and addicting !! And u don't have to buy a starter pack. The quality I think is good and no duh it's goin to be hard to level up a little that's so the game ain't easy to beat !!! It's a challenging game with manyy quests. And the more u update the better it is

  • Mikkie

    I think this game is pretty good and addicting !! And u don't have to buy a starter pack. The quality I think is good and no duh it's goin to be hard to level up a little that's so the game ain't easy to beat !!! It's a challenging game with manyy quests. And the more u update the better it is

  • MissTay

    I dont know about yal but the game is pretty descent yeah the graphics may be alittle crappy but thats because it has the same graphics as the old final fantasy games I love playing the game iits very addictive and very fun to play id give it a 3 out of 5

    • Kevin

      5 out of 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MissTay

    I dont know about yal but the game is pretty descent yeah the graphics may be alittle crappy but thats because it has the same graphics as the old final fantasy games I love playing the game iits very addictive and very fun to play id give it a 3 out of 5

  • Grant

    I enjoy seeing people stand up for this game against all the loud mouth bashers. Go play something else if you don't like the graphics. I just got dropped due to lag and missed out on an awesome dungeon romp I was having and I don't care. Why? Because I'll log in again tomorrow and find more cool people to party with. It's a fun game that attracts fun people. If you don't think it's fun then please do anything else but play the game and ruin the experience for the rest of us.

  • Grant

    I enjoy seeing people stand up for this game against all the loud mouth bashers. Go play something else if you don't like the graphics. I just got dropped due to lag and missed out on an awesome dungeon romp I was having and I don't care. Why? Because I'll log in again tomorrow and find more cool people to party with. It's a fun game that attracts fun people. If you don't think it's fun then please do anything else but play the game and ruin the experience for the rest of us.

  • emo rando

    This game is mad chicken breast

  • http://poo emo rando

    This game is mad chicken breast

  • Alek

    I played it for about 1week now, got to lvl14. Initially the cuteness of the game keeps me going but over times annoying factors start to appear: gazzilion frogmen ppls farming/lvl make u lvl really slow, the gay talent skill point system that require u to buy a book to put a skill in, the stupidly low drop rate on item n especially quest item, the stupid loosing xp when u die, n guess what u die more due to their fricken ridiculous agro table. Those hi lvl farmers round up like 10mobs run pass u, n the mobs will charge at u instead is WTF. Not to mention the lag n the frame rate. Also a Rez outside the dungeon is fricken better than at the village (lighthouse). N keep the fricken pvp outside of the fricken lighthouse due to the previous factor. All in all don't fricken bother with this imbalance shit game

    • Alek

      There are other things like when u try to chat, it takes up the whole screen make u unable to do anything, n one channel being spam by everyone, u can miss your friend whisper or ur guild chat. Also, is it so hard to have a small text box said someone inv u to a party instead of taking up a whole fricken screen-make u unable to see or do anything.another thing is the tagging of mobs, it's like all u can eat, u can attack other players' target n if u do more than 50% DMG to the mob, the loots are yours. N y do I have to run to each of the item n press pick up for each of the loots instead of walking over n pick them all up at once, just shit design, especially worse when the mobs die in 1 place n their loots drop 2 tiles away from the corpse. Anyway, with so many farmers, the asshole one would kill u or 1shot ur mobs n take the loots. Last but not least, if I have fricken manage to kill a mob, then some other mobs come/some retard pvper

      • Alek

        Come kill u, u can't loot the mob. These r the frustrations of this game, if u think u can happily playing this with all that faults, then this game is made for u, for me, I'm out. It's not fun in any sense, u press one button, I generally fall asleep after killing 3mobs that tells u how fun this is

      • Aikyla66

        Heh.. Well the chatting part is because.. It is in fact an iPhone screen, what would happen if they made it smaller? .. Oh you wouldn't be able to see it! So.. Yeah..

  • Alek

    I played it for about 1week now, got to lvl14. Initially the cuteness of the game keeps me going but over times annoying factors start to appear: gazzilion frogmen ppls farming/lvl make u lvl really slow, the gay talent skill point system that require u to buy a book to put a skill in, the stupidly low drop rate on item n especially quest item, the stupid loosing xp when u die, n guess what u die more due to their fricken ridiculous agro table. Those hi lvl farmers round up like 10mobs run pass u, n the mobs will charge at u instead is WTF. Not to mention the lag n the frame rate. Also a Rez outside the dungeon is fricken better than at the village (lighthouse). N keep the fricken pvp outside of the fricken lighthouse due to the previous factor. All in all don't fricken bother with this imbalance shit game

    • Alek

      There are other things like when u try to chat, it takes up the whole screen make u unable to do anything, n one channel being spam by everyone, u can miss your friend whisper or ur guild chat. Also, is it so hard to have a small text box said someone inv u to a party instead of taking up a whole fricken screen-make u unable to see or do anything.another thing is the tagging of mobs, it's like all u can eat, u can attack other players' target n if u do more than 50% DMG to the mob, the loots are yours. N y do I have to run to each of the item n press pick up for each of the loots instead of walking over n pick them all up at once, just shit design, especially worse when the mobs die in 1 place n their loots drop 2 tiles away from the corpse. Anyway, with so many farmers, the asshole one would kill u or 1shot ur mobs n take the loots. Last but not least, if I have fricken manage to kill a mob, then some other mobs come/some retard pvper

      • Alek

        Come kill u, u can't loot the mob. These r the frustrations of this game, if u think u can happily playing this with all that faults, then this game is made for u, for me, I'm out. It's not fun in any sense, u press one button, I generally fall asleep after killing 3mobs that tells u how fun this is

  • http://www.friendster.com/andrieken Zensiske/Sinzeske

    IMO/The World of Magic is a Game that is unique.LVL up until 50+ and it takes a while to lvl up which is great.Im playing this game for almost 1 year and still lvl 46 .This game have many adventures and for the graphics (Ordinary ,Not Like Cool Graphics)But still a Good game . 0.o

    • Mendezz25

      sinzeske is dat really u if u remember me its sephiroth O_o

  • http://www.friendster.com/andrieken Zensiske/Sinzeske

    IMO/The World of Magic is a Game that is unique.LVL up until 50+ and it takes a while to lvl up which is great.Im playing this game for almost 1 year and still lvl 46 .This game have many adventures and for the graphics (Ordinary ,Not Like Cool Graphics)But still a Good game . 0.o

  • Catherine

    Where to get the starter pack?

    • Rebecca Tochterman

      You have to buy it with platinum, at the store which can be located at the top left hand corner of your screen that says "Shop"

  • Aikyla66

    I've had a lot of fun with it, I can't figure out how to get a Starter pack, all I can see in the shop is "Platinum" so, Yeah.. Dunno.. Errr.. Quest drops are stinky.. But oh well, I get moar exp for running around killing stuff anyhow.. all in all, it's awesome. Low Graphics, but hell, how much space would it take up if it was a MMO type of game, and have amazing graphics AND be this fun? Yeah >_>; Plus if it had better graphics, they'd start charging monthly fees to pay their developers!

  • Jakjak332

    ok, this is annoying the hell out of me. how do i create a guild, and how do i pm my friends????????

    • tigers12

      go to guild supervisor at village.
      check if ur friends online first then u can whisper to them if u want it private and faster.

  • gifteddub

    i love it

    • caryl_abrera_big_boobs

      hey do you love big boobs too? cause i have them

  • ToT TAT ^ . ^

    I like the game! :D
    I just hope they would improve the graphics reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally soon....

  • Black Star

    Wow you get to lvl 20 and realize theres no quest lol I give this game, and Im a huge MMO fan this game has become boring and expensive to buy stuff, And the hackers omg theres so many hackers ruines the game Im about to delete it now :( Wish there was a game like this with tons of quest not jut 3 main quests that you can have done by lvl 16 lol ( 10 Thumbs Down ) :(

  • Nicholeiscool

    :'( i forgot my username... :( :( :( :( :( :( :( ( :( :( :(

    • tigers12

      oh no u need ur email to log in...why the username?

  • tigers12

    I now have disconnection problem...

  • tigers12

    i keep having disconnection problem no matter how much i tried to log in now.

  • Amirah

    i love i play it

  • Kimishima

    I would say one problem about this game is the pking (Player killing.). Wether the beach, light house, pirate ship, and some other places, people can pk you for no reason when you are training or just walking around. It sucks especially when you are a lower level! They should make an item were you can not get pked or pk other people. I'd be the first in line to buy. ;) Other then that it's a great game and lots of fun.

  • Kimishima

    I would say one problem about this game is the pking (Player killing.). Wether the beach, light house, pirate ship, and some other places, people can pk you for no reason when you are training or just walking around. It sucks especially when you are a lower level! They should make an item were you can not get pked or pk other people. I'd be the first in line to buy. ;) Other then that it's a great game and lots of fun.

  • Kimishima

    I would say one problem about this game is the pking (Player killing.). Wether the beach, light house, pirate ship, and some other places, people can pk you for no reason when you are training or just walking around. It sucks especially when you are a lower level! They should make an item were you can not get pked or pk other people. I'd be the first in line to buy. ;) Other then that it's a great game and lots of fun.

  • Yellow

    You know what make this better y making this game into a PC game too.so it will be a PC game and ipod game

  • 1apollo

    Its a great game. com2us has updated the game until it was a real decent MMORG. i was suprised how much it has changed the last few months, and it is definitely really good. The only this im not comfortable with is with the leveling. It takes days, months, to leveling up. It starts getting really difficult after level 15.

  • picklechees

    okay well the graphics dont really suck at all. ive played this game on ipad and ipod... their is no native ipad app for it, its stretched out and still doesnt look bad :P

  • daniel_nieto

    it's very hard to lvl up, besides i dont like that stats do not increase when you gain more levels, instead you "improve" your stats with equipment which in fact is very god damn HARD to get... the quests are very HARD to for instance: 1 out of 7 mobs killed drop 1 small coral... you trade 10 small coral to get 1 red ruby.... then you have to trade, 5 red ruby to get 1 refined coral.... then you have to trade 5 refined coral to get coral dust which you use to finish a quest... so you gotta kill 1750 to get the coral dust, which is the 50% of a quest, not to mention the mobs that drop small coral are higher o equal level than you and killing just one consumes almost half of your life!!!!!! anyway.... i'm still playing it, i dont know why

  • Wolfblade100

    guys this games is awesome if u dont believe me try it for yourself

  • Elleserramour

    I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If yall ever wanna play with me.
    I am on devilang - Lanos

    Warrior- Ellesmere
    Mage: Lady Terra
    Archer/Ranger: Lady Amour

  • wwwfdf

    Already crashed the level editor. :P   bell & ross watches

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000668533848 Lachlan Pyne

    I think this is a great game but... So laggy and un-reliable!!! Today my friend traded me 36k to send to his ranger account so he went in his ranger. But when i traded instead of 36k (whuch is what i put in) it traded double!!! 72k!!! And he only got the 36k!!! I hope that TWOM can fix this error and give me back my money!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAJEBDCLCSKT4AGDZ7RLYOPVCE BONNIE

    How does my daughter get powers

  • Rebecca Tochterman

    Need to even the classes
    Needs to be able to change characters looks more, both at game start and during game play.
    Wish leveling was faster.
    Black trader should be free for everyone
    Considerable amount of lag
    Game gets slow between levels 13-17.
    Needs more ranger items.

    Other than the above mentioned, this is a great game! <3 it!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MZ6ZM3J7HYWCK54IGE7UILMJLM Ashley

    This was a great game to begin with, however now it is just plagued with scammers, hackers and bullies and if you form the wrong friends, thats it you will get killed till you quit. Good luck to everyone else who tries to play this game.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Go read a movie review in the New York Times. Chances are the same movie is being advertised elsewhere in the paper. Try to find a "disclaimer" anywhere near the text of the review. Go ahead; I'll wait.

    Let me help you with the legwork: you won't find it. Why? Because the New York Times has a general policy that isolates editorial from advertising; they don't need to repeat it every time they talk about a product or service that's advertised in the paper.

    Arn has repeatedly stated that TA reviews are not influenced by advertising on the site. You are, of course, free to think of him as a liar. But it make one wonder why you would bother with this site at all