Tuesday 11th December 2012, Cambridge, UK – Jagex, maker of the popular MMO adventure game, RuneScape, have today launched the highly anticipated Player-Owned Ports update, a high level content expansion which allows users to venture into previously undiscovered Eastern Lands.
The Player-Owned Ports update allows players to take full control of running their very own port, from which they can commission voyages to explore unmapped parts of the world. The expansion puts players in complete control of running their port, charging them to return this dilapidated area into the bustling centre of commerce that it used to be. By upgrading the buildings of the port, not only are they able to house more ships but they will also be able to attract a better class of captain and crew for their adventures.
The Player-Owned Ports expansion is crammed full of content and whilst unlocking everything a port has to offer and getting the best Captain and crew can take a significant of time and effort for a player, the rewards are more than worth it, with rewards ranging from high level crafting recipes to coveted eastern armour.
" Player-Owned Ports is something that our players have been looking forward to since it was announced at RuneFest last year," said Mark Ogilvie, RuneScape Design Director. " It's exciting for players on a couple of levels, not only are we allowing them to explore a whole new area of the map which comes with its own lore, monsters and races, but we're also giving them another bit of the game which they can call their own. We've produced a large amount of low level content for our players recently, so we wanted to produce something for players who had higher levels and give them something that they could really get their teeth into."
To mark the release members of the RuneScape development team have created their own comedy pirate themed video which can be found here: http://youtu.be/NvNiwh9aQ2M. You can also watch it below. A more serious development diary about the update can be found on the RuneScape YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/RuneScape.
Player-Owned Ports launches today on www.RuneScape.com.
RuneScape is the world's most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online adventure game (as recognised by Guinness World Records), from multiple award-winning independent British development studio Jagex. Set in a richly detailed, medieval fantasy world, RuneScape's traditional storytelling proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games. RuneScape delivers a contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across the globe every day. RuneScape offers a fully featured free-to-play game, with a popular subscription option of even greater scale and ambition, both running directly within almost any computer's browser.
Thanks to its character-class-free skill system and elective gameplay, there are no limits to the hero players can become, no quest you cannot complete and no requirement to collaborate with others or face them in player-versus-player combat unless you so choose. RuneScape's distinctive role-playing style rewards players who think strategically and play smartly. Its witty, intelligent tone, finely balanced gameplay, epic questing and myriad in-world diversions combine to create a game that has earned its place as the most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game of all time and continues to push the boundaries of online role-playing games.
Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.
Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.
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