Berlin, 30.06.2009: The race for the colonies is on. With immediate effect, the comprehensive colony expansion is available for players of the French version of Bounty Bay Online. Following on from the English and German versions, French-speaking players can now establish their own colonies with settlements and harbours in the historical explorer world. Once they have succeeded in a demanding series of group quests, guild leaders will receive a colony foundation stone for their efforts, entitling their guild to take over one of a total of 33 coastal territories. Along with the outside appearance of the colony, the ruling guild can also define its future development. In this way colony guilds can create for themselves an individual retreat with a profitable trading centre, military harbour, industrial harbour, or raw material store. Through expanding and upgrading their colony town all of the guild members will benefit from gaining better character attributes, such as better endurance for their ships, raised regeneration rates, increased movement abilities for their ships, or improved defence values of their land characters. However, a guild will also need to supply its colony towns with considerable resources.
There is also a practical improvement concerning the sea-faring online role play game’s trading system. It’s now possible for players to make a systematic search of all vending stalls for specific items within the game zone. This lets players compare prices in a relaxed way in order to find the best deal. An automatic route functions to find non player characters, important buildings or coordinates simplifies navigation to fixed defined points in the game world. Moreover there is also a new auto-heal function which is of much practical use in combat.
The free add-on is close on 300 MB in size and installs automatically as the game launches. Existing accounts and characters can continue to be used without any limitation.
The current French version of Bounty Bay Online is now available on the French website complete with the colony expansion:
About Bounty Bay Online
With Bounty Bay Online players enter the Age of Discoveries from the 15th to the 17th century. MMO fans are able to choose an online career as a merchant, sailor, fisherman, pirate or adventurer and make their fortune at land and on the seven seas. Alone or with a guild of players, many adventures and gripping quests lie on their way. Thousands of ancient discoveries on all continents like the pyramids of Gizah or the Chinese Wall are waiting to be explored. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the seas, strong guilds can take control of colonies and cities and decide upon their destiny. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade system based on supply and demand. In April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an integrated item shop as an alternative to the subscription model, so that new sailors can now roam the Seven Seas without any fixed costs. More information is available on www.bountybayonline.com.
• Hundreds of authentic ship models
• Land and sea combat
• More than 60 realistic towns and harbours.
• Guilds can conquer towns and decide upon their taxes and tariffs
• Free add-on„Storm Island“ with new items, new features and new regions included
• Free Colony Add-on released in January 2009
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co., Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America in 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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