The Gates of the Acropolis are Opening
December 15, 2009
The ‘Gates of the Acropolis’ are Opening
New update expands Runes of Magic game world with the Zurhidon Stronghold
The Zurhidon Fortress, a new raid instance in Runes of Magic, will open tomorrow for all players. The challenge for groups of 12 adventurers is part of the new content expansion, ‘The Gates of the Acropolis’, which will be up and running tomorrow on the free-to-play fantasy, massively multiplayer online role-playing game’s live servers.
With an additional epic quest series, an expansion of the plant system, new elite skills for Elven characters, and the launch of the Snowflake Festival, a winter in-game event for Christmas time, the update delivers a lot of new features. The core of 'Patch 2.1.5. – The Gates of the Acropolis’, is the Zurhidon Stronghold, a massive bulwark built by the Naga as a part of their gigantic Acropolis on the Aotulia Volcano. In amongst fiery lava streams, raid parties can explore the Zurhidon Stronghold, pressing on to uncover the secrets of its demonic inhabitants.
In this high level area, well-equipped players will eventually come face to face with Sirloth, envoy of the Demon Lord. As the dramatic battle progresses, the Demon Lord himself makes an appearance at the end of the instance. So with the release of the new update, the story of the arch-villain and eponymous antagonist of the first chapter ‘Rise of the Demon Lord’ continues.
For more information and details on the expansion, please visit: www.runesofmagic.com/us/zurhidon-patch.html. There is also an in-game trailer offering a first look at the ‘Zurhidon Stronghold’ raid instance. This is available right now at: www.runesofmagic.com/us/videos.htm .
Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure
Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role play game carries an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than 2.5 million registered users, making it one of the most successful titles in the free-to-play segment, and a must play game for all fans of RPGs and MMO Games.
Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s deep customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own completely individual virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone.
Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.
Runes of Magic Features
- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
- In-depth story experienced through above 2,300 quests laced with epic quest-lines
- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of rideable animals
- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players
- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine
- Dynamic crafting and customization of items
- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game