San Jose, Calif. (July 10, 2008) - San Jose-based online game publisher, Gamescampus.com ( www.gamescampus.com, run by OnNet USA), announced today that it will launch Shot-Online Season 2, the sequel to the popular Shot-Online MMO golf simulation game
( http://shotonline.gamescampus.com) this August.
Shot-Online Season 2 includes many significant enhancements over the original Shot-Online release. Highlights of the new Season 2 game features include:
. Meet the newest golfer on the course: Camilla is a 26-year-old Brazilian who tees off for the first time in Season 2.
. New course, 'Pearl Green Island', looks like a resort island in thetropics and has a difficulty level between that of the Cadeiger and Rufus Arena.
. The addition of a four-player 'Las Vegas Game Mode' has been included where the highest andlowest level team members are paired together then changed up after every team match according to their score on the previous hole. The winning team also receives an additional 50% EXP on each hole and the losing team receives 50% less EXP.
. A new 'Worldwide Arena' where all Shot-Online players will now be able to record their scores of the World Championship and check their ranking for the tournament has now been included. The 'World Ranking' records all of the scores from the World Championship and uses a realistic method of calculating scores that was actually adopted from the PGA tournament methodology. The world rankings for the World Championship will be determined according to all World Championship scores recorded in the Arena for the past one year.
. The new 'My Course Ranking' will allow players to check their ranking among all the players around the world. The average score of each course is calculated and the ranking is determined accordingly. Course records will also be updated every 6 months.
. An updated Messenger will help players manage the friend list, guild member list and graduate fellows list all in one form. A new note system will be added and players will also be able to set their status (online, busy, etc.). In addition, the friend registration process has been changed, now requiring both sides to register. The limitation of the friends list has also been set to a maximum of 200.
. New upgrades have been made to sound quality and added sound effects, including high quality BGM's for the new course.
. A new Guild feature with a take-in/take-out Guild Locker function has been added (Master/Assistant, Master/Regular, Member/Semi-Member). There will be a guild locker usage log in the game and Assistant Guild Masters are increased according to the guild level. Benefits for Master/Assistant Master include additional guild points and guild room coupons.
. An enhanced Chat Window enabling users to choose and set up regular chats, guild chats, private messages and tips has been added. The existing chat messages will also remain when moving to the Square, Auction House and Game List.
. Higher graphic quality and lighting effects will be included, providing more realistic and stereoscope expressions for the characters. The new multi texture will provide more realistic visuals on all courses and more delicate and transparent expressions for the characters. Enhanced face motion and animation are also included.
. New Quest features with an NPC will provide quests in which players need to complete a certain condition in order to gain a particular item, EXP, NG or other special items. The Quests for lower level users will help to educate the beginners on how to play Shot-Online and newly added Quests for mid and high level users will provide new goals to players who just aim to level up.
. A new Caddy System will provide help and record player scores, with additional functions following soon.
. An enhanced user loading on the square will improve the loading time when players enter the square, allowing for no delays.
. The new In-Game Item Mall will allow players to use the Item Mall in the game. A "Send as Gift" function has also been added, allowing players to preview what a certain Item Mall item will look like on a character prior to purchase. Purchasing Campus Cash will still be available through the website only.
Season 2 is set to launch in August. To get updated information on the launch of the new season visit www.shotonline.gamescampus.com. For more information about Gamescampus.com or Shot-Online Season 2, please visit www.gamescampus.com .
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Shot-Online, developed by Gamescampus.com, is a hybrid massively multiplayer online game. This golf simulation game incorporates elements of traditional role-playing and is enhanced by proprietary physics software. This software allows for real-world golf ball behavior based on environmental factors. Detailed 3-D graphics and realistic animation enhance the user-experience as players help their characters grow in skill and capability. Team and solo competitions allow players a chance to win game currency with which users can purchase skill-enhancing items.
Gamescampus.com, run by OnNet USA, is dedicated to changing the way people play games. Based in San Jose and founded in 2005, OnNet USA hosts amazingly fun item-based online games for all gamers from MMORPG's to sports through its game portal www.gamescampus.com.