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Free MMORPG – Perfect World International – PWI – Genesis Preview: Runecrafting

By frankieraye @ February 1, 2011 at 10:10pm


Are you one of those players who gets great satisfaction from crafting items for yourself and others? Does your faction look to your crafting abilities to help to give them that extra edge? If so, you should be very excited, because PWI: Genesis is the first expansion to have a new crafting skill, and that skill is known as Runecrafting.

Runecrafting is basically the creation of consumable items that apply a thirty to sixty minute buff to the weapon of your choice.

At lower skill levels of Runecrafting, the only possible buffs are the standard +STR/+DEX/+VIT/+MAG, but once you reach higher skills levels, you will gain the ability to craft runes that grant far more powerful buffs– ones that can increase stats like +Crit, -Chan, and Atk/Def level. For this reason,  a guild with a master Runecrafter will see a significant advantage over the opposition, and herein lies another interesting aspect of the profession– it's going to be a far more exclusive skill than any of the existing crafting professions.

Gaining the ability to craft runes will require some serious questing, much of which can be aided significantly by your factionmates. An aspiring Runecrafter with a supportive guild will have a much easier time of things, and the great part is that he or she will then be able to give back to the guild through his new acquired talents.

Another aspect of the profession is that the buff gained from an installed rune will not only have a statistical change, but a visible one as well. The effect will depend on the level and type of rune, and can vary wildly. Check the examples below– the first image shows dual-swords with no rune applied; the second and third images show those same same dual-swords, but with runes in place.









Hope you all enjoyed the preview, and we can't wait to show you the rest of the exciting developments revolving around PWI:Genesis in the coming weeks!

Take care of each other!

-PWE Staff



Free MMORPG – Perfect World International (PWI)

  • wrpodetudo @ May 12th, 2011 11:56AM

    Oi a todos de PanGu, Gostei desta nova expansão da muita experiencia e moedas. Em contra partida voce nao faz arma para você mesmo (-_-) e esta abilidade custa muito caro.

  • felipenses123 @ Apr 17th, 2011 4:17AM

    naum vejo a hora deles colocarem mas

  • obl1v1on666 @ Mar 8th, 2011 2:01AM

    And when do you tards plan to place the actual NPC?

  • flamedancer16 @ Mar 5th, 2011 2:03PM

    dude go and sc re w aurself bcuz if u play something u dont like so much than u need to get a life

  • nabonaga77 @ Mar 3rd, 2011 4:34AM

    in what NPC i can do this thing ?

  • sparco22 @ Mar 3rd, 2011 1:10AM

    dam this update is AWSOME :D

  • meeeeowwwwwwww @ Mar 2nd, 2011 1:31PM

    Runescape is what I instantly thought of lol

  • sparco22

    hay meoow it was a time a go i saw u last time :) huws it going?

  • lyder0 @ Mar 2nd, 2011 11:26AM

    Who will use it for normal play (PvE)? nobody. Its will usefully in TW. i think

  • wolfofsahara @ Mar 2nd, 2011 6:53AM

    OOH! So now Clerics can no longer be blamed for not having buffs because, well, "Why don't u use runes?!"?

  • spazzzzz @ Mar 2nd, 2011 5:01AM

    OMG what is up with the sensitive word warning? how do people get anything posted????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • crisisxx12 @ Feb 23rd, 2011 10:21PM

    Hmm i wonder if this is going to be similar to gathering herbs for mats, on another note.. Cleric buffs.. look at all the money you put in for that.. OH NOES 30-60min buffs wah wah.. goodness gracious these will probably be used similar to the attack and defence charms made with chi stones, whether or not you use them they are there, and are readily consumable Oh i bet the QQ'ers about this will be first to try them out and the longest lasting users.. QQ my cleric buff's only 60min LOL don't like fine then don't use and don't complain

  • tristanthomas @ Feb 20th, 2011 4:51PM

    CANT I READ A POST WITHOUT SO MUCH BELLY ACHING> Jezz people, if you don't like the game leave.... fricking children, i swear.

  • methieos

    agreed,too much crying . simple solution,if you dont like it find another game then.

  • necromancer015 @ Feb 16th, 2011 12:23AM


  • waregrim @ Feb 15th, 2011 11:48PM

    i like what im reading

  • peacefulsilence @ Feb 13th, 2011 8:14PM

    And in two or three months they will add an auto rune craft item to the boutique. Pissing off everyone that did it the hard way.

  • youfightme

    Lol, most likely. Non cash players like me will never have a chance. V.V

  • darkgizzeh @ Feb 9th, 2011 1:40PM

    Should be interesting.

  • jackal0628 @ Feb 8th, 2011 11:12AM

    thats freakin gay that the buffs are gonna last for only 30-60 minutes. who wants -10 interval or - 10 channeling for 30-60 minutes. some people do but why make it last so short. why not make it last 7 days like the jones' blessings do. at least it wont be 30-60 minutes. u cant even get through a dungeon in 30-60 minutes (unless ur a high lvl person). freakin retarded

  • samay

    Lol, fail. If you ever notice this is "probably" just a cheaper way for people to get buffs on their weapons. People are already QQing about rank gear stuff and how much it costs. :P And of course theres gonna be more about this when it officially comes out. I actually wouldn't mind a channeling buff on my weapon for cheaper price. Since someone was complaining I should get a rank weapon for better channeling. I just told him to give me the money for it so he can shut the f**k up. I am not wasting my money on rank gear. Yea they seem nice, but I rather work my way to get it than spending real-life money. Weapon buffs is better than NOTHING AT ALL. Thats like with every buff from other squad members. Cleric buffs can last up to 30-60 minutes. All you have to do is rebuff just like any normal squad would have to during a two-three hour instance O.o And if you don't like it, think about all the people out there that will enjoy it. A LOT than you could ever imagine. ;)

  • gabriellarose

    It is useful for veno's soloing hh's and tw's where those stats matter, if your in a full party doing like a frost run or a nirvana run, you dont need a bunch of those stat bonus's from runecrafting unless your gear sucks that bad.

  • archuletta @ Feb 6th, 2011 4:19PM

    lol runecrafting? sounds dangerously close to something from RuneScape, or should i say failscape.

  • atheistscreed

    Rune: n. 1. a. Any of the characters in several alphabets used by ancient Germanic peoples from the 3rd to the 13th century. b. A similar character in another alphabet, sometimes believed to have magic powers. - Shut up.

  • bolloiskrem

    i agree

  • spiritnova

    OH...MY...GOD! I THOUGHT THE EXACT SAME THING WHEN I SAW IT!!!! I was like "Wow, when did Runescape join PWI?"

  • darkvoidchild @ Feb 6th, 2011 5:00AM

    lol i feel stupid XD was staring at all 3 pics trying to spot the differences with and without rune... turns out i should be looking at the players wrists instead of the weapon itself *facepalm*

  • xbux

    lol same XD

  • phoenix61

    The Rune is actually in the hilt of the sword.

  • eyebegrindin

    that's the pommel.... not the hilt.

  • reilachannn

    Ahaha I did too, I even went as far as thinking "Hm.. I think the blade got a little longer?" Ahaha I feel so dumb

  • prochargedtwin @ Feb 5th, 2011 10:13AM

    im ganna runecraft ur FACE

  • xcadex


  • mariomaster2 @ Feb 5th, 2011 6:01AM

    cooooooooooooooooolllll i want runecraft btw it sounds like the game Runescape :D

  • drenith2 @ Feb 5th, 2011 3:37AM

    So a bunch of time and money for a 30-60 minute buff.... totally gonna waste time and cash for such short buffs. I was really hoping it'd be custom runes that you could actually socket into weapons, but this is just going to be a trivial thing after awhile outside of an aps rune I don't see them being very useful. Channel is nice and all but that -.05 int from 4aps to 5aps is 20% more damage, can't even imagine how much channel you'd need for a comparable boost.

  • sereneai

    25% more, not 20% more 4x1.20=4.8 4x1.25=5 ;) math <3

  • celestorion @ Feb 4th, 2011 6:42PM

    In a related note, runecrafting looks likes something that I would be interested in, since I always try to find news ways to power myself and allies up. Can't wait for this to come out, unless college gets in the way of things like it normally does.

  • renazza @ Feb 4th, 2011 5:52PM


  • moonlghtprowler @ Feb 3rd, 2011 11:41PM

    ah just reminds how interesting this is i get hacked and gms do nothing about it and then i get hacked again being to where i cant even log into pw anymore so lol im tired of this bullcrap of a game xDDD u can go off urself gms im tired of your lazy,greedy,and not caring i hope someday u get taken to court but then again there are all those people still addicted to this game and willing to put 10's of thousands of dollars in this game i myself put about $3k and i cant even get refunded my account................. yeah yay for runecrafting? more to cashop towards then get hacked and lose everything.. bye pwi -___-

  • thom4444

    How do you get hacked 2 times jeez im starting to think you hacked yourself

  • benjmin

    if u leave can i get ure accaunt?I wull take good care of it

  • kannachu

    Twice, huh? Most people learn not to share their information or go to third-party sites after the first time. Runecrafting sounds interesting, quite popular, and possibly may lead to some money-making in game. I look forward to learning more about the quests and leveling it up.

  • celestorion

    Hacked, huh? Maybe you should be a bit more intelligent and learn to change your information every so often, and not be immature about it. No one gives two shits about you whining in a news post to get some attention.

  • moonlghtprowler

    haha funny because 1st time wasn't my fault it had to do with lack of gm support second time i just cant log on and no i didn't hack myself just forget this stupid game waste of time and money.

  • walisorah

    Lol hacked twice? Stop watching so much pr0n and blaming it on the game

  • iamugly

    Sorry to hear about you getting hacked, but look to your computer, use something like spybot to check for keyloggers and such, might not be the answer in your case, but it will not hurt to check.

  • ispaztron

    guys u guys have your heads up ur asses why would a 14year old girl watch pron? second of all this is my sisters account and i found out she got a 3day ban now stfu and grow up

  • only1inch

    uhmm, no 1 has ever spent 10k on this game, everyone in my factions and all my hundreds of friends have ether spent £10 or nothing, no 1 buys gold in thsi game or they spend little money, now its ur fault u spent 3k. But i actuallly dont belive u in spending 3k u must be a crazy geek 2 do thts so please dont lie 2 us and im glad ur gone


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