October 31th, 2012 – Sometimes 13 is a Lucky Number!! Joymax, leading online game developer and publisher for many years, today unleashed a powerful new content update to their Silkroad Online spin-off title, Silkroad-R.  Tier 13 is the most powerful armament class yet and is required to delve into the most dangerous dungeons.  Players can jump straight into the action by registering or logging into their current account at

Top tier content awaits you, but is your armor ready for the challenge?  Imagine being unable to complete one more quest because your weapon is holding you back!  No more, as players can now upgrade to the next level: Tier 13!  First introduced to Silkroad Online earlier in 2012, this coveted equipment upgrade is now also available in its sister game, Silkroad-R.

Players can begin upgrading their Tier 12 items to the next level by acquiring a magical Astral stone.  These rare minerals imbue weapons and armor with currently unheralded power.  The special stones are a rare drop from many high-level monsters, especially in dungeons.  Too impatient to wait?  An alternative type of Astral stone is available in the Silkroad-R cash shop.  These stones have an increased success rate, and will be highly desired as upcoming contest prizes.

2012 is the Year of the Players.  With celebrations including fan-made content brought to life inside the game, to spooky and freaky Halloween events, this is the best time for new, current, and returning players to join together and take on the trade of Silkroad Online and Silkroad-R.  Fans can check out all the latest news at the Silkroad-R Facebook page at


About Silkroad-R

Silkroad-R is the light and easy to play massively multiplayer online role-playing game that picks up where the original, Silkroad Online, left off. The game provides a bot-free and lag-free experience for players while they journey deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade routes. Travelling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. Silkroad-R provides players with the ultimate PVP experience. Players can battle it out with their Fellows, their partner pets, to become champions of the Silk Roads.

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.  With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information, please visit 


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