Last week Los Angeles was host to the world's most important gaming show again. Right in the middle of all the excitement Frogster presented the up- and coming Runes of Magic features and content to the international press.
During the show we announced Runes of Magic's "Chapter 2: The Elven Prophecy" and allowed the press a glimpse at the new content we are planning for the next updates.
And here's the first overview on what the press had to say:
"The game definitely seems a worthy option for those looking for a fantasy MMO without a monthly fee. A big expansion is set to be announced tomorrow, so, I guess you heard it here first!? More RoM news? A new, upcoming instance dungeon called “Heart of the Ocean” takes place entirely underwater. Glub glub!"
Massively sent Runes of Magic fan Krystalle Voecks to take a glimpse at all the new content we had to show. She summarized her findings in an article titled E3 2009: A taste of what's to come in Runes of Magic.
She added quite a few of her screen-photos of the presentation to the gallery.
Gamespot's Andrew Park managed to make some time in his busy schedule and dropped by for a quick view on Runes of Magic - he posted his findings in his Profile-article "Runes of Magic Impressions - What There Is to Do, What's New".
Living live through a lens, the Gametrailers staff checked out our booth on Thursday and got the walkthrough - with live commentary from your truely. (And I do apologise for m... m... my stage-fright - that happens when people stick a camera or microphone in my face. :) )
Of course we had more visitors last week, so keep an eye on our site to learn what the rest of the press had to say.
Time did not stand still while we were away and so we have a few more things that we did or found on the web last week. Hope you'll like it.
Zam.com - Interview with Community Manager Kerensky
A few weeks ago a good friend of mine, Sam "azerian" Maxted got in touch with us and asked if he could send us a few questions for an interview. His questions and my answers can be found under the headline Runes of Magic: Two Months On.
Let's just quote our friends at TenTonHammer: "When gamers first discovered Frogster’s Runes of Magic, it was too easy to dismiss the title as “another [...] clone.” Once beta began and people got a taste of the many features and design elements present in the world of Taborea, players understood that Frogster was on to something with its free-to-play title. As the game closes in on three months since the official launch and over one million registered users, Ten Ton Hammer takes a look at the top six reasons to play Runes of Magic."
And last but not least we have started a new series of Dev-Blogs on MMORPG.com. Starting the series is our very own Director of Product Management Daniel "Danatross" Ullrich. He talks about New Content and the change to the patch cycle. Watch out for more from our people in the coming weeks.