A Punishing, Yet Rewarding MMORPG Experience: "Realm of the Mad God"

Updated on April 27, 2020
Jesse Pierce profile image

Jesse is a veteran gamer with countless hours of experience, ranging from the original GameBoy to the latest consoles.

Do You Enjoy Challenging Gameplay?

If so, then this is the game for you!

With permadeath mechanics and the extremely challenging and fast-paced nature of the bullet-hell genre, this game certainly isn't for everybody. It requires skill, whether it be from inherent gaming skills, or lots of practice. This game is sure to keep you on your toes!

Co-Op at Its Best

In Realm of the Mad God, you control a character from one of the 15 classes available, tasked with the challenge of defeating Oryx, the Mad God, who's realm you're teleported to in order to become food for his minions. Gameplay consists of fighting Oryx's minions (and himself) in various procedurally-generated realms and dungeons.

RotMG does an amazing job at being a game that can be enjoyed with others, but can also be played solo without an inherent need of others. However, although the game can (mostly) be played solo if desired, the varied classes make co-op a more desirable experience, with:

  • Priests healing entire parties
  • Archers paralyzing foes
  • Warriors buffing allies

to name just a few advantages of playing together with friends and strangers.

In my opinion, the game is much more enjoyable with friends or strangers you meet on your journeys, but it's great to know I have the ability to do most activities in the game by myself. As even if it can be much more tedious and time consuming, it can also be more rewarding!

"RotMG" does an amazing job at being a game that be enjoyed with others, but can also be played solo without an inherent need of others.

Players coordinating to form a heart
Players coordinating to form a heart

Leveling, Maxing, Pets, and the Long Grind

In RotMG, the best way to go about completing your goal, whether it be the "main" goal (defeating Oryx), or getting the item you want from the coveted white bag--a loot drop containing some of the most rare and desired items in the game--is to level and max your character, through the consumption of stat potions.

Reaching the max level, 20, while perhaps time-consuming for newer players, can be easily done in about 20 minutes or less by experienced players.

Maxing your character, a process in which you max out your character's stats through the use of stat potions, can however be a much longer and tedious process. Stat potions are dropped from monsters in the Godlands (the most difficult area in a realm, not including dungeons), and from various dungeons. Going the traditional route by farming Godlands and dungeons for pots, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on how efficient and risky you play the game, as well as how good your gear is. Luckily, there are other ways of obtaining stat potions and other items, such as through trading.

Pets, while seemingly not a big impact, are essential to making your character more powerful. Pets are not only incredibly powerful, they're also pretty much the only progression system that affects the strength of your character. Unlike the gear and stats on your character, pets are not lost upon death. Rather, they're simply sent back to your Pet Yard when you die, waiting to be picked up by your next character!


Yes, there is a trading system in RotMG! This mechanic allows for a substantial amount of time to be saved obtaining gear and pots.

While there is no set tradeable currency, the "base" currency is stat potions, especially the defence stat potion. Def pots are regarded as the most desirable potion, as maxing your defence stat makes it much easier to survive, saving your character from permanent death. There are life potions which increase the amount of health points your character has, however they are much more rare, making them technically more valuable, and as such cannot be deemed as the base currency.

There are many other tradeable items, other ones for example being of high value and desirability, are character skins, which when consumed, grant your account permanent access to the skin.

Pets, while seemingly not a big impact, are essential to making your character more powerful.

Players fighting Oryx, the Mad God
Players fighting Oryx, the Mad God

Absolutely Addictive

I don't think it's possible to put into words how ridiculously addicting this game is. I have been playing RotMG for 6+ years, and while I have gotten bored of it occasionally, I always get sucked back in. I don't go more than a couple months without getting the urge to play again. What contributes the most to this, I believe, is:

  • Simple, yet very attractive, pixel graphics
  • Easy controls
  • Easy to learn, hard to master gameplay
  • Class/weapon/ability variety
  • Trading!

In conclusion, all I have to say is, I love this damn game!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, levelskip.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)