07 Nov 2014 00:22
When I first discovered Sherwood, I was excited and disappointed all at once, excited because it was 3D, dissapointed because it had virtually no content at the time. But since then much has changed.
Sherwood is the only free 3D PBBG known at the time of this writing. There are only two known 3D PBBG's in the world, though I know of at least one other in development. The other is well known, Wurmonline. Wurmonline is not very popular because it's free only up to level 20, most other PBBG's have come up with ways to monetize their games without level restrictions. Some might even argue that Wurmonline is not a PBBG.
Sherwood has more content now including account creation (previously accounts were tied to a PC using a cookie only), quests, more equipment and gear, a more robust PvP system and a slight expansion of the mainland area. As with most RPG's, players can develop their characters by gaining XP to grow in levels.
Sherwood still lacks much content, in fact it consists of just one main leveling dungeon that gets more difficult as one explores deeper. This really seems to indicate that the game is a leveling mill. I'm not going to try to polish that view… yes it's a neat looking 3D PBBG, and yes, it's really not that deep in terms of content. You can enjoy this game for a while, but I don't think it will retain your attention as well as others might. That said, since there has been additional development over the last 6 months, there is a good chance that MMI (Maid Marian Entertainment) will continue to develop the game further. With more content, this PBBG could easily become the most popular since Runescape.
Sherwood was previously ranked on this site but has since then been downgraded in favor of other, better PBBG's.