Berlin, 23.09.2009: From October pirates and pestilence are going to make the Bounty Bay Online game world rather more unsafe. The publisher Frogster is set to launch a new series of individual in-game events on all of the sailor MMOG’s servers. The spread of these entertaining happenings ranges from pirate attacks on harbours and towns through to scavenger hunts back and forth across the world’s oceans. Dangerous freebooters are already rattling at the bars of their dismal prison cells, threatening to beset the historical world of exploration. Further dangers in the form of plague epidemics are also set to appear, as ships with highly infected crews sail into the harbours of Bounty Bay Online, or also when wild animals rage out of control, set free due to a mishap in their transportation to the royal zoo. Whole towns can become overrun with all manner of fierce creatures in the course of the events. Another scenario revolves around the indigenous people of more exotic game regions, who now and then require fresh virgins for their sacrificial ceremonies. In all of these in-game events, players’ active cooperation is in constant demand. It is only through the use of combined forces that the community will be able to bring the situation on their server back under control.
These new series of in-game events will be running on each of the Bounty Bay Online servers from around October. Frogster will be announcing more details about each event via the in-game broadcast. Alongside these individual events, the regular automated Bounty Bay Online happenings, such as the popular hunting events, will continue to be available to all players every Wednesday and Sunday.
In the course of the fourth quarter 2009, Frogster will be publishing the biggest expansion of the sailor game world to date under the name‘Beyond the Horizon’ according to current plans. Together with the new continent of South America and six new cities, the add-on will include five new character classes, an active pet system with four new companions, new instances, new PvP arenas and tournaments, new ranking systems and mini-games. In keeping with its predecessors,‘Beyond the Horizon’ will be available free of charge. Players can obtain regular bulletins about the up-coming expansion at a special info web page: http://bth.bountybayonline.com.
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 withan 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.
• Coming in 4th quarter of 2009: The comprehensive expansion‘Beyond the Horizon’ will allow 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.
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computer games 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 since January 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, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster.de
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