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Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II

Human Head Studios announces RUNE II is the new title of the project formerly known as Rune: Ragnarok, also revealing the Viking-themed action/RPG sequel is now going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive when it launches this summer. If this raises questions or concerns, the chance to voice them will come on Friday afternoon, when they plan an AMA session on Twitch. They illustrate the announcement with a new Ages of Darkness trailer. Here's word:

RUNE II is finalizing development and will launch worldwide on Windows PC on the Epic Games store in Summer 2019.


For more details on the story, bad guys, quests, and other items players will discover in RUNE II, join Human Head at Twitch.tv/HumanHeadStudios on May 24 at 3PM CST/1PM PST for a livestream and Ask Us Anything event to see further reveals and chat with the developers. Have a burning question you want answered? Submit it in the official RUNE II Discord (Discord.gg/PlayRune) in the #may-ama channel.

“We’ve spent the last few years building a story-driven brutal Viking experience and evolving it with the help of our fan base,” said Human Head Studios Co-founder and CEO Chris Rhinehart. “Players return to Midgard with a sense of familiarity, but with new mechanics such as god-given abilities, open world events, crafting, a full single/co-op campaign, along with UE4 enhanced visuals, making it a true sequel to the original.”

Inspired by the original Rune (2000), RUNE II is set in a dangerous Norse universe during Ragnarok, the end of days, where beasts and the last remaining humans alike struggle to survive. You have been chosen by the gods to be Midgard’s savior - receive their blessings and powerful abilities as you endeavor to end Ragnarok! Race against time to prevent the trickster Loki from destroying Midgard as he keeps the world in a perpetual state of chaos. Alone or with friends, you will battle legions of Loki’s minions in brutal melee combat, travel the world collecting rare resources, locate precious artifacts to weaken the Realm Gate and craft the mightiest weapons the Nine Realms have ever seen. Are you powerful enough to take down Loki...or will a new age of darkness begin?

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19. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 02:05 jacobvandy
 
The problem with persistent online games is that they rely so much on the players providing the content. Trying to enjoy the same game solo almost always feels hollow, because you are in fact roaming around a multiplayer map by yourself.  
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18. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 01:43 Drayth
 
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 21:22:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2019, 21:09:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:23:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."

He is not mistaken. It is a MMO and what you quoted is not how the game plays. You start on a server, you can form a party, and there are instances and other players in the "open world" you can play solo and there is story, but it still a MMO.

It is pretty much exactly like Conan Exiles, without the building and the ability to run your own server.

Wrong, you don't need to play online. There is full SP. Nowhere is it either called an MMO, nor does it play like an actual MMO.

Seriously, check out the actual game page:
"What game modes will there be?:
You will be able to play through the open world campaign in online multiplayer or local single player.

How will servers work?
There will be official Rune servers, you can rent your own server through G Portal’s service in-game, or host your own through a provider of your choice.

If you don't want to believe both of us then that is your choice. I just wanted to make sure you aren't hyped for this game on the basis of wrong information.

Wrong information that I've taken direct from the OFFICIAL FAQ and game's websites VS two guys with nothing to back up their claims?

Lol, you guys are hilarious. It's not an MMO. The only way you can call it one is if you stretch the definition to ridiculous lengths, and if you do that then every game with an online component is also an MMO.

Never go a'SP to MMO'th
 
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17. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 01:41 Dravnt
 
Gonna be honest: I've lost all interest in this for two reasons:

1) Epic store front exclusive
2) MMO (did a search online; appears they changed this game from being an epic single player experience to some sort of MMO)

Meh! Oh well, got a bunch of other great games to focus on.
 
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16. Well that really sucks May 23, 2019, 01:17 WitcherOntheProwl
 
So sad to hear this. I really liked the first one. Too hear that the company sold out to Epic is really bad. I lost all respect for them now. I will not bother with this company also from now on. If the game was on console and PC on multiple services I wouldn't mind. To sell out to only one company/service is just dumb. This will hurt them in the long run.

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15. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 21:22 Razumen
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2019, 21:09:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:23:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."

He is not mistaken. It is a MMO and what you quoted is not how the game plays. You start on a server, you can form a party, and there are instances and other players in the "open world" you can play solo and there is story, but it still a MMO.

It is pretty much exactly like Conan Exiles, without the building and the ability to run your own server.

Wrong, you don't need to play online. There is full SP. Nowhere is it either called an MMO, nor does it play like an actual MMO.

Seriously, check out the actual game page:
"What game modes will there be?:
You will be able to play through the open world campaign in online multiplayer or local single player.

How will servers work?
There will be official Rune servers, you can rent your own server through G Portal’s service in-game, or host your own through a provider of your choice.

If you don't want to believe both of us then that is your choice. I just wanted to make sure you aren't hyped for this game on the basis of wrong information.

Wrong information that I've taken direct from the OFFICIAL FAQ and game's websites VS two guys with nothing to back up their claims?

Lol, you guys are hilarious. It's not an MMO. The only way you can call it one is if you stretch the definition to ridiculous lengths, and if you do that then every game with an online component is also an MMO.
 
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14. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 21:09 eRe4s3r
 
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:23:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."

He is not mistaken. It is a MMO and what you quoted is not how the game plays. You start on a server, you can form a party, and there are instances and other players in the "open world" you can play solo and there is story, but it still a MMO.

It is pretty much exactly like Conan Exiles, without the building and the ability to run your own server.

Wrong, you don't need to play online. There is full SP. Nowhere is it either called an MMO, nor does it play like an actual MMO.

Seriously, check out the actual game page:
"What game modes will there be?:
You will be able to play through the open world campaign in online multiplayer or local single player.

How will servers work?
There will be official Rune servers, you can rent your own server through G Portal’s service in-game, or host your own through a provider of your choice.

If you don't want to believe both of us then that is your choice. I just wanted to make sure you aren't hyped for this game on the basis of wrong information.
 
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13. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 21:07 Razumen
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:45:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:26:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:19:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."
Conan Exiles is called an MMO.
And Rune Ragnarok played pretty much like it, minus the building.
I mean, Conan has some kind of story as well.

Conan Exiles isn't called a MMO either, not even by the devs:
"Conan Exiles can be played in full single-player, co-op, or persistent online multiplayer."

So what you're saying is a game that's not an MMO plays like another game that's not an MMO.
Conan Exiles is called an MMO everywhere.
Ive played Rune 2.

Everywhere?
Like the Steam Page? Wait, nope.
Like the Wikipedia page? Wait, nope.
Like the OFFICIAL Wiki? Wait, nope.
Like the OFFICIAL website? Wait, nope.

It's nice that you've played Rune 2, that still doesn't make it an MMO.
 
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12. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:45 Muscular Beaver
 
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:26:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:19:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."
Conan Exiles is called an MMO.
And Rune Ragnarok played pretty much like it, minus the building.
I mean, Conan has some kind of story as well.

Conan Exiles isn't called a MMO either, not even by the devs:
"Conan Exiles can be played in full single-player, co-op, or persistent online multiplayer."

So what you're saying is a game that's not an MMO plays like another game that's not an MMO.
Conan Exiles is called an MMO everywhere.
Ive played Rune 2.
 
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11. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:44 Cutter
 
AoC isn't a MMO either. You can play MP up to 32 people per server. MMOs are hundreds or thousands of players playing together.

 
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10. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:32 Razumen
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:23:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."

He is not mistaken. It is a MMO and what you quoted is not how the game plays. You start on a server, you can form a party, and there are instances and other players in the "open world" you can play solo and there is story, but it still a MMO.

It is pretty much exactly like Conan Exiles, without the building and the ability to run your own server.

Wrong, you don't need to play online. There is full SP. Nowhere is it either called an MMO, nor does it play like an actual MMO.

Seriously, check out the actual game page:
"What game modes will there be?:
You will be able to play through the open world campaign in online multiplayer or local single player.

How will servers work?
There will be official Rune servers, you can rent your own server through G Portal’s service in-game, or host your own through a provider of your choice.
 
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9. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:26 Razumen
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:19:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."
Conan Exiles is called an MMO.
And Rune Ragnarok played pretty much like it, minus the building.
I mean, Conan has some kind of story as well.

Conan Exiles isn't called a MMO either, not even by the devs:
"Conan Exiles can be played in full single-player, co-op, or persistent online multiplayer."

So what you're saying is a game that's not an MMO plays like another game that's not an MMO.
 
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8. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:23 eRe4s3r
 
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."

He is not mistaken. It is a MMO and what you quoted is not how the game plays. You start on a server, you can form a party, and there are instances and other players in the "open world" you can play solo and there is story, but it still a MMO.

It is pretty much exactly like Conan Exiles, without the building and the ability to run your own server.

And the part with running your own server is why Conan Exiles isn't called a MMO, but if you play it properly online it absolutely is one.
 
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7. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:19 Muscular Beaver
 
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."
Conan Exiles is called an MMO.
And Rune Ragnarok played pretty much like it, minus the building.
I mean, Conan has some kind of story as well.
 
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Sick of waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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6. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:15 Razumen
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:06:
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.

You're mistaken, or don't know what an MMO is. Co-op doesn't make a game an MMO:

"Rune II is described as a “true sequel,” and is directly inspired by the original game, which launched in 2000 and spawned two follow-up titles, Halls of Valhalla and Viking Warlord. Building on the Norse setting of those games, Rune II will see players return to Midgard with new abilities granted by the gods, as well as open-world events, and a full story-driven campaign that you can experience either alone or in co-op."
 
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5. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:06 Muscular Beaver
 
Razumen wrote on May 22, 2019, 20:04:
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
When I played it in the Beta, it was an MMO. Pretty much like Conan Exiles.
 
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Sick of waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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4. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:04 Razumen
 
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?

What? No, it's an action/adventure, just like the first one.
 
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3. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 20:02 RedEye9
 
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2019, 19:59:
Why would you limit your MMO client anything to one store?
Probably because it does not matter what color the store front is on the internet. It's all the same thing.
 
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2. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 19:59 wtf_man
 
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?
 
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1. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 19:49 Razumen
 
EGS: Best way to destroy any goodwill towards a sequel that may nor may not suck.  
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