Berlin, 2008/08/28: The biggest mob laid successfully, the last spell casted and exhausted from a difficult raid in the world of Runes of Magic. Blood and dents in the armour testify to long and extensive online adventures. Only a few MMO games offer players the chance to withdraw to their own home with the game character to recharge their batteries for upcoming tasks. In Runes of Magic players immediately have their own house from the first level onwards, which they can set up and furnish at their personal liking. A new trailer gives a first impression of the possibilities.
A pretentious bed? Or rather a cozy wooden table? In the item shop of Runes of Magic, players have more than 130 items at their disposal. In comprehensive treasure chests with 20 slots they can also store important items. Who wants to flaunt his best equipment can put it on a mannequin. Dual class players prepare an armour set for their second class like that. With one click they are able to exchange the entire set against their current equipment and head out to the next quest with their second class. A second login for their own dwelling may even be given to other players, to get the own equipment admired or to plan the next group quest together.
If fantasy heroes want to follow their crafting profession away from the city’s hustle, they can simply start working on their domestic anvil - the necessary working utensils provided. Armour parts and captured trophies can also be used to decorate the walls. Moreover, shields can be combined with a sword for even more personal touch for example. Interactive elements such as candles or fireplaces that home owners can ignite with a mouse click augment to an atmospheric place.
Developer Runewaker has already planned extensions such as new rooms, side rooms or attics for the future. Even guild housing is already an issue and grounded firmly in the development process for the launch version of Runes of Magic. Such expansions will be part of larger add-ons that are supposed to enrich Taborea, the game world of Runes of Magic, all three to four months.
Interested players can still register for the beta on the official website of Frogsters’ new online fantasy role-playing game: www.runesofmagic.com.
Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure
With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Right from the launch Runes of Magic will convey its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world. Players can choose from six main classes. Combined with a secondary class they dispose of 36 individual character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts in the later stages of game play. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PVP as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find first pictures and a registration form for the newsletter on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.
Runes of Magic features
• Free2play, no monthly fees, free download
• Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
• Enthralling background story
• Already over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series on launch
• Instanced and persistent dungeons
• Individually developed skills and spells
• Armor sets with special bonuses
• Dynamic item system: Upgrades with hundreds of runes
• Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)
• Epic crafting system with the possibility to improve existing items
• Individual coloring of clothes and armor
• Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
• Special zones for guild houses
• Reputation system
• Scalable user interface based on the users preference (development of your own add-ons possible)
• In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
• Auction house: auction and purchase items
• Teleporting possibilities per runes
• Different and unique mounts
• Controlling with mouse (point&click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible
About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 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 that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computer games industry, Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. At their headquarter in Berlin and in Rheine and Korea, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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