Colony Add-on for Bounty Bay Online in sight

December 9, 2008

Colony Add-on for Bounty Bay
Online in sight

– Free expansion to be launched
on 15th of January –

On January 15th of 2009, Frogster is
going to launch the free colony add-on for Bounty Bay Online. With this
comprehensive expansion, player guilds will be able to establish their own
colonies with towns and harbours in the historical sailor world. Once created,
guilds decide not only upon their appearance but also upon their in-game
progress and their commercial policy. Mighty guilds hereby create their
individual home territory and retreat as well as a profitable trading base. The
colony add-on of roundabout 500 MB size will be installed automatically by the
patcher tool when starting Bounty Bay Online.

Existing characters and accounts can
be used further on unrestrictedly. The game software for Bounty Bay Online is
available for free on
. With the colony add-on players can establish
colonies in 33 coastal regions all over the virtual sailor world. After
completing a series of colony quests, successful guild leaders will receive a
harbour foundation stone, with which the guild can establish a colony on any
free colony ground. Founding a new colony requires that the guild has reached
guild level 5 at least and does not possess another colony already. Once the
colony is established, the guild has 48 hours time to expand it to level 1. If
the player group cannot manage to achieve that goal, the colony will destroy
itself and all allocated resources will be lost. The guild can choose one of
four development paths after the successful foundation of a colony. However, in
order to change this path later on players will have to spend a big amount of
in-game currency.

  • Industrial Harbor: Specializes in
    the research of weapons, armor and the trade of pets.

  • Business Harbor: Specializes in
    the trade of materials between the different colonies.

  • Collectors Harbor: Specializes in
    importing and gathering of materials which can normally only be bought from

  • Military Harbor: Specializes in
    the research of new ships, new ship features, canons and ammunition.

The new colony harbour system offers
players a new anchor point for their worldwide trade. Moreover, a colony opens
up the possibility to create a controlled sphere of influence and to store large
amounts of resources. Feeble warrior guilds can use outposts for the
regeneration of their forces as well as to secure important stock. By increasing
the overall level of a colony city, all guild members gain enhanced character
attributes like better endurance of their ships, increased regeneration rates,
raised manoeuvrability of their vessels and heightened defensive attributes of
their land characters.

As soon as the foundation stone for
a colony is laid, the guild can choose one of three basic appearance types.
Rural village, industry town or pirate nest can be selected, but the look of a
colony town has no effect on its development. Established colony cities have to
be well
supplied with resources to not go bankrupt and thus to dismantle. But a guild
can abandon their colony on purpose by decomposing the guild or by dismissing
the colony themselves.

About Bounty Bay Online

With Bounty Bay Online players enter
the Age of Discovery 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. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade
system based on supply and demand. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the
seas, strong guilds can take control of cities and decide upon their destiny. In
April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an 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