BERLIN – September 16, 2010 - The latest update to the popular online role-playing game Runes of Magic is now live. Update 3.0.4 - “The Mystery of the Temple”, gives players access to new content by opening the doors of the Raksha Temple, a challenging instance as well as new features, including the Juice Festival, a special event linked to the gathering of a very particular fruit: the Moonlight Grapefruit. Guilds now have new objectives like new guild quests and a new level for guild castles.
The Raksha Temple dungeon represents a major addition to the game. It invites Runes of Magic players to explore a sanctuary in order to calm the anger of the gods, which are threatening the area of the Northern Janost Forest. For the first time in the game, six player groups will be given the opportunity to choose from three levels of difficulty: easy, normal and hard with the most difficult level planned for implementation in the next update. The harder the level, the better the rewards received when players manage to pacify the gods.
Guilds haven’t been forgotten and are set to evolve further. New quests are available for their members on the guild quest boards in their home castle. These missions will allow them to gather the resources required to bring their castle to its next level, granting a new marble-like appearance. Furthermore, players now have the ability to build new buildings on the four extra slots implemented outside the high walls of their fortress. Their members will also have the opportunity to enjoy two new guild mini-games, where they can test their dexterity to get interesting rewards.
Casual players will also be excited to hear that with this new update, a new event is happening in Taborea. The Juice Festival is historically linked to the Moonlight Grapefruit Tree, which blossoms once a year when the moon is at its highest point. This fruit, added to any juice, grants special powers. Every year, a huge festival is organized during this particular period and players are invited to join in. However, drinks are not free. If festival-goers want to benefit from the bonuses granted by the special juice, they have to take part in activities in the form of mini-games, where for example, they need to collect items or serve other players juice.
For more information regarding Patch 3.0.4 – “The Mystery of the Temple”, visit the page dedicated on the official website of Runes of Magic : http://www.runesofmagic.com/en/chapter3.html
Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure
Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,800 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Runes of Magic offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features ‘Runes of Magic’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 4 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.
Runes of Magic FeaturesDual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars In-depth story experienced through above 2,800 quests laced with epic quest-lines Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike Dynamic crafting and customization of items Versatile role play elements including a marriage system Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH
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