Warnorken Castle update to Runes of Magic

by: Chad -
Can I just say that Warnorken is one of the best names I have ever heard?  It just rolls off of the tongue.  Warnorken Castle is the latest content update for Runes of Magic, a free-to-play MMORPG. It adds a new six-player dungeon for level 58 and above and two-player mounts among other things.  We've even got some screens of the new content.

Check it out if you are interested.  It is free after all.

Runes of Magic unveils the “Warnorken Castle”

Update 3.0.2 goes live today with a new dungeon and mount system

Berlin, 1st July 2010: “Warnorken Castle” the latest content update of the third chapter of Runes of Magic has now gone live. The comprehensive update will include new features to the fantasy online role-playing game including a new evil six-player dungeon, the ability to raise virtual pets actively and two-player mounts so intrepid explorers can enjoy the scenery of Taborea with their friends in the saddle.

Player groups of six adventurers on character level 58 and above can now visit the “Warnorken Arena” to participate in horrific tournaments organized by blood-thirsty Baron Reuen von Jura. In the Southern Janost Forest, players are able to join two new public encounters and take part in massive brawls to reach a common goal.

This new patch is not only focused on battles but will also include a new active in-game pet system for Runes of Magic that allows players to rear over 100 new virtual companions and train them into valuable assets that can be used whilst adventuring in the remotest areas of Taborea.

Furthermore, two-player mounts have been integrated into the game. Players can choose between four new mounts which will allow friends to share a ride with them.

To find out more details about the new dungeon of the “Warnorken Arena” please check out the new official trailer on the official web site of Runes of Magic: www.runesofmagic.com/en/chapter3.html.

Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure
‘Runes of Magic’ has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,700 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. ‘Runes of Magic’ offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features ‘Runes of Magic’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 3.5 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.

Runes of Magic Features
- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
- Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
- Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars
- In-depth story experienced through above 2,700 quests laced with epic quest-lines
- Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts
- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players
- Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons
- Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike
- Dynamic crafting and customization of items
- Versatile role play elements including a marriage system
- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

Facts
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH
Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Release:
19.03.2009 “Chapter I – Rise of the Demon Lord”
15.09.2009 “Chapter II – The Elven Prophecy”
18.05.2010 “Chapter III – The Elder Kingdoms”
USK: From 12 years
PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 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 which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com

Frogster – We take you to a new world!
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 200 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. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de

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