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Runes of Magic Population Reaches 100,000 Characters on Day One

December 17, 2008

Runes of Magic Population Reaches 100,000 Characters on Day One

Frogster Interactive Announces Successful Start to Open Beta Test

Frogster Interactive today announced that the start of Runes of Magic’s open beta phase exceeded all expectations. Over 100,000 characters were created in the first 24 hours and are now populating the world of Taborea. Due to the high number of players, Frogster opened an additional game world on Monday afternoon. The international community now is spread over seven servers – even though Runes of Magic is only in the early stages of the open beta phase.

In the first few hours Frogster also noted a significant increase in registration numbers. Out of the total number of 220,000 registrations, more than 20,000 Accounts were created on Monday alone and immediately entered the game world: more than 2 million quests were completed in over 200,000 hours of combined playing time in the game world of Taborea. These numbers underline the relevance of quests and immersive background story in the MMORPG developed by Runewaker Entertainment.

“We will systematically analyze the feedback of the high number of players in the coming weeks and use it to give Runes of Magic the final polish for the official release in the first quarter of 2009,” said Daniel Ullrich, director of product management. “The beta is now open to all interested players and the game can be downloaded free of charge after a short registration on www.runesofmagic.com.”

Runes of Magic – A World Full of Wizardry and Adventure With an extensive range of features, Runes of Magic is redefining the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Right from the launch, Runes of Magic will convey its absorbing story through more than 1,000 quests across an exciting and vibrant world. Players can choose from six main classes and secondary classes, offering 36 individual character combinations to suit all play styles. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks, and can use mounts for traveling around the game world.

For guilds and players, it’s possible to arrange your own virtual homes and guildhalls with individual furnishings. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PvP, dangerous dungeons and boss-monsters, there is something to keep everyone playing in the game. Taiwanese development studio, Runewaker Entertainment, has developed Runes of Magic to appeal to a global audience, with more than three years of development put into the game. The studio will provide new challenges for players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates. You can find more information, screenshots, art and videos on the official website at: www.runesofmagic.com.

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