Runes of Magic Celebrates Its 4th Birthday
Several Events Mark the Anniversary of the Long-Running Fantasy MMO
Karlsruhe, 19/03/2013 – The successful fantasy MMO Runes of Magic is now celebrating four years of operation. Throughout the birthday week, players will be offered all kinds of events and contests, during which they will receive valuable items and hefty bonuses for their characters. With around 8 million accounts and 12 million characters created in total, this Gameforge title is one of the most successful free-to-play MMORPGs in the genre. To this day, the adventurous world of Taborea continues to captivate players in Europe, Australia, and North America.
In-Game Events and Contests in the Birthday Week from 19th – 26th March
Runes of Magic players can look forward to a birthday celebration full of special events. In the Gift Swap, Taborean heroes have the opportunity to receive valuable items through trading with special NPCs, while the XP/TP/Drop Event offers generous bonuses on experience points, talent points, and the item drop rate. Under the motto, ”Let’s Celebrate!”, the community is called upon to post festive birthday screenshots in the Runes of Magic forum and on Facebook. Various desirable items will be awarded to participants who submit particularly impressive snapshots. Detailed information on all the birthday events can be found on the official homepage: www.runesofmagic.com/anniversary.
Four Years of Runes of Magic – A Success Story
Since the game was launched on the 19th of March 2009, the world of Taborea has continually been expanded and developed. The history of Runes of Magic now stretches over five substantial chapters, which guarantee countless hours of compelling adventure. With around 8 million accounts created, the game is one of the most successful free-to-play fantasy MMOs on the market. To date, players have created around 12 million characters – which is approximately the number of people living in the greater Paris area. Over the years, the title has won numerous awards, including the 2009 GameStar for Outstanding Price-Performance Ratio, the 2010 Gamona Readers’ Award “Best MMO”, and third place in the categories “Most Classic MMO” and “Favorite MMO” of the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards by mmosite.com.
The trailer for the 4th birthday of Runes of Magic can be found here.
Runes of Magic – A World of Magic and Adventure
With its impressive range of features, Runes of Magic has been redefining the standard of free-to-play MMORPGs since 2009. The online role-playing game presents a multilayered background story embedded in the elaborate fantasy world of Taborea with over 5,000 quests. Players select their primary character class out of ten possible options, and then take on two additional classes, learning different elite skills for each individual class combination. Runes of Magic offers three playable races: the Elves, the Humans and the Shadowforge Dwarves, and players can highly customise the appearance of the character that will represent them in-game. Players also maintain a virtual home, which they can personalise with a broad selection of furniture and other practical items. In organised guilds, players have the opportunity to establish their own guild castle, which they can upgrade with additional buildings as well as powerful siege weapons to be used in thrilling guild wars. Thanks to exciting PvP content such as arenas and battlefields, the flexible and comprehensive user interface which can be adapted to any playing style, a wide array of challenging dungeons and many other features, Runes of Magic captivates all kinds of players. Now with over 8 million registered users, Runes of Magic is one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 380 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active corporate group offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMO), 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ, as well as browser-based online games such as the popular classic OGame, the award-winning Ikariam and mobile games. The company employs around 600 staff members with offices in Karlsruhe and Berlin.
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.