Players of “Legend: Legacy of the Dragons” who want to do their share in helping the Japanese people in this crisis can purchase Ribbons of Sympathy within the game. The price of these special items sold for in-game currency will be either 1, 5 or 10 diamonds whereas the real value will vary in different countries. The Ribbons of Sympathy acquired in this manner may be used within the game later on to be either collected or given to other players as a present.
The Community Management of the different language versions of the game will be continually updating the information on the game’s forums and portals about the current volume of the funds raised. This way the players will be able to watch the developments life, so to speak. Once the fund-raiser has ended, all the funds collected will be donated to 100 % to the International Red Cross [http://www.icrc.org/eng/donations/index.jsp]. This campaign is a joint venture of all the seven different servers of “Legend: Legacy of the Dragons” and will be running until Sunday evening, 22:00h CET.
Mail.Ru ( www.mail.ru) is the leading internet-portal in Russia. Mail.Ru offers over 40 different services of entertainment and communication to the global Russian community, focusing on five core offers. Mail.Ru is operating the longest running and largest Russian email service offering mailboxes of unlimited size, spam- and virus-protection, a translation-service, spell and grammar checking and several other functions. Currently over 80 million mailboxes are being actively used.
Mail.Ru Agent ( http://agent.mail.ru) is a leading instant-messages-service with over 15,5 million active users per month. It includes a free-of-charge SMS function, an email client for the mobile version, voice and video chat as well as micro blogging – all these functions are connected to the social networking service My Mir@Mail.Ru and the blog service Blogs@Mail.Ru.
My Mir@Mail.Ru is a leading social network that offers the possibility to its over 60 million registered users to stay in contact with old friends and to find new ones. They can exchange messages, pictures, videos, music and much more and they may also run blogs together. In regard of the accessibility of external applications especially social games, Mail.Ru did pioneering work. The most popular of these applications by now have from hundreds of thousands of active users up to a million a day.
Poisk@Mail.Ru ( http://go.mail.ru) is an effective multifunctional internet search tool, incorporating search patterns for different types of information, including text, pictures and videos. The close linkage with other of Mail.Ru's products simplifies the search for people, goods and websites that are included in the offers of Catalog@Mail.Ru or part of encyclopedic articles, software and geographic locations of Maps@Mail.Ru. Over 12 million users are employing this product.
With a share in the market of over 50 percent and more than 40 different titles that address a large number of individual interests, Mail.Ru is the leading Russian vendor of online games. Internal developments like the major successes Allods Online and Drachenkrieg are also part of the portfolio as are international successful projects. Perfect World II, Herr der Ringe Online, ZT Online, Feng Yun, Jade Dynasty, Cross Fire, Loong, Battle of Immortals, Empire Craft, Neverland, Rappeltz and Silkroad Online, just to name a few.
In the course of the strategy of a long-term development of new markets the Mail.ru Games GmbH was founded in July 2008 in Hamburg. Starting out under the name Astrum Online Entertainment GmbH, Mail.ru Games GmbH is concentrating its efforts to offer localized versions of popular and internally developed top titles to the European customers. Meanwhile this branch has advanced to the status of European central office and is working internationally, publishing and marketing Mail.Ru-licensed product as well as own developments in the EMEA-region. In doing so Mail.ru Games GmbH has the sole responsibility for all processes of the projects including marketing, distribution, multilingual support and server-hosting.
Currently Mail.ru Games GmbH is running "Drachenkrieg" ("Legend: Legacy of the Dragons"), "Supersoccer" ("Football Territory"), "Juggernaut" as well as "TimeZero" and "Berserk Online", five own developments of Mail.Ru in seven different languages. Additionally by now licensed products like “Empire Craft” and “GodsWar Online” have been released. In 2011 the portfolio will be extended much further.
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