Berlin, 22.02.2010: Break out your finest keg of rum, adorn yourself with your most exquisite jewels and polish up your hooked hand– because today is a very special day: Bounty Bay Online is celebrating its third birthday! Publisher Frogster is using the anniversary as an opportunity to thank its loyal players and so is delighted to announce today as the start of the‘Bounty Bay Online Holidays’. Up until 31st March, during the jubilee weeks, shop points and cash prizes with a total value of more than 750,000 Euros will be berthed among the online treasure seekers.
It was on 22nd February 2007 that players first hoisted their sails and Bounty Bay Onlin e started out on its maiden voyage. Three years and three comprehensive content updates later Frogster is celebrating the pirates’ jubilee in a quite special way: A series of community promotions will sweeten the tough life of the pirate over the celebratory period. Among other things, beckon doubled experience points and an increased drop rate for booty items. In addition all players will this week be receiving a voucher code for 50 shop points along with the newsletter.
The promo launch is marked today with an event in which all users buying shop points up until 25th February will receive double the value– therefore 100 percent extra points - of the points purchased.
The climax of the‘Bounty Bay Online Holidays’ will be a seven-day in-game regatta in which players put their piratical knowledge to the test in an adventurous quest. All of the buccaneers who successfully complete the regatta will be entered into a lottery for 333 Euros as well as for various item packages.
As a crowning closing event to mark the end of the celebrations on 31st March, Frogster will be running a lottery for a full 1 000 Euros among all of the players who have been active during the jubilee weeks.
There is a special micro site which gives more information about the‘Bounty Bay Online Holidays’: http://www.bountybayonline.com/en/3years.html.
Although Bounty Bay Online has been out there making the seven seas a more adventurous place for more than three years now, Frogster posted new records in January for new player registrations and the CCU (number of players simultaneously online). So the wind is certainly continuing to billow in those sails. And now Bounty Bay Online is setting course straight for the fourth comprehensive expansion. More details to follow on this very soon.
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 allcontinents 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 cities and entire colonies and thus 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 in historical authentic style
• Guilds can conquer towns
• Trade system based on supply and demand
• Free Colony Add-on: Guilds can now found their own colonies and then decide upon the rules in their territories.
• The comprehensive expansion‘Beyond the Horizon’ allows a complete circumvention of the world for the first time and will contain new cities, one new continent, some new instances and many new quest.
• Launch of the German version in February of 2007
• Launch of the English version in September of 2007
• Launch of the French version in November of 2008
• Over 250.000 registered players in Europe
• Hundreds of active guilds
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 150 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 Dr. Horst Köhler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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