Berlin, 08th June 2010: Frogster are pleased to announce that the next expansion to the third chapter of Runes of Magic due in late June will bring with it a selection of new features to Chapter III – The Elder Kingdom s. The Update “Warnorken Castle” integrates, amongst others, over 100 virtual pets with a range of new functions.
Players will be able to access the new pets after completing a specific quest where they can receive pet eggs after defeating an NPC opponent. Once players have summoned their useful companions a wide range of skills will be made available to them. The pets can be managed, cared for, and even combined together using an extensive menu. These pets can also be allocated various attributes such as experience, talent and loyalty which directly have various effects on players’ characters. For instance, the loyalty value of a pet will directly determine the probability of it attacking an opponent. The more trained and content a pet is, the more strongly it will support its master in battle or in producing crafting materials. Players can also benefit from effective buffs during combat depending on their pets’ attributes. To begin with players will be able to own up to six pets and will be able to summon one of them at any one time. Two extra slots will be activated in the future.
Further information on the new pet system will soon be available on our official website, www.runesofmagic.com.
Chapter III – What’s New?Level cap raised to 58 Two new zones with new dungeons and world bosses Siege wars enabling battles between entire guilds Expanded monster compendium New party search tool New crafting system to create fusion stones with individual stats Newly-expanded skill system linked to armor sets Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons New token system allowing the trading of exclusive armor sets Guild buffs now available in guild castles New guild minigames
Still to come in Chapter IIIRaising of the level cap to a maximum of 60 Two-player mounts Role play elements including a marriage system New Dungeons New regions
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 2,600 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 and each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Players can also choose between two races, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using a wide selection of features available when creating characters. Players may also furnish their own virtual homes choosing from a wide range of furniture and other functional items. Players also have the opportunity to come together to form guilds. Guilds can then construct guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines using which guilds can enter into absorbing guild wars with opposing guilds. 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. Runes of Magic has so far attracted over three 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 2,600 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 Developer: Runewaker
Release: 19.03.2009 “Chapter I – Rise of the Demon Lord”
15.09.2009 “Chapter II – The Elven Prophecy”
18.05.2010 “Chapter III – The Elder Kingdoms”
USK: From 12 years PEGI: 12+
EAN: 4020628086787 – Box Chapter I
4020628087050 – Box Chapter II
4020628087593 – Box Chapter III Price (Box Version): €9.99 (RRP)
About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com
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The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO games with an internal team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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