Silkroad-R Open Beta Going Strong – Lots of Events and Free Stuff

Silkroad-R, the sequel and spiritual successor to the original Silkroad Online MMO, recently began its open beta test (OBT) on December 20 and has met with a good response from players and is now adding an additional server, Gobi, to keep up with the demand of more and more players playing the free MMO.

The events and giveaways include:

Period: Dec. 20, 2011 – Jan. 17, 2012 (4 weeks)

  • Event 1. Once a day! Play bingo and receive gifts!
  • Bonus! 30 people who participate in the bingo event will be drawn for an ‘E-Coupon $10 (100 Silk).’
  • Event 2. Once a day! Receive a growth support buff and enjoy fast level up! EXP/SP 100% Increase (continued for 5 hours) Buff is provided to all users who connect to Silkroad R and talk to the NPC So-Ok.
  • Event 3. Take on the challenge! Level up! Connect to Silkroad R and make your character grow. You receive a special gift from the NPC every time you reach a certain level.
  • Event 4. Take part in the review & survey and receive gifts!

One major concern of players of any massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) is the presence of bots. Silkroad-R implements several new in-game strategies that have either eliminated or greatly reduced the presence of even the most sophisticated bot programs. In addition, Joymax has built the security and network platform in Silkroad-R from the ground-up to ensure that players are protected from in-game attacks and have a clean and safe environment to play. However, in the unlikely event that a bot does enter the system, Joymax has also implemented several polices that effectively remove the main incentives for players to turn to botting.

“Joymax’s main mission for 2011 was to find an answer to the two questions, ‘What do our players want?’, and ‘How can we give it to them?’” said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim. ‘But to quote a line from the movie the Matrix, ‘There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. ‘Silkroad-R is our attempt at walking the path. It incorporates all of the most wanted player requests, from faster level-ups, less bots, and a cleaner UI to improved character balance.”

Open Beta for GhostX Ultimate – Free GKash for All

GameKiss.com, a leading global online game portal, just started hosting Open Beta for GhostX Ultimate. The game is a complete revamp of the older GhostX game that features pet-like Nanobots that help gamers fight back monsters from another realm.

“We are very pleased to offer this amazing do-over for the game,” said GM Roberto. “We invite any RPG lovers out there to come try GhostX Ultimate. The innovative Nanobot system combines the traditional MMO class elements of warrior and cleric, but these Nanobots also happen to be loveable pets with their own unique personalities. It’s super-fun to join forces with your Nanobots to smack monsters more and more and get the highest combos!”

There have been many new content additions to the game including strange new mounts that let players more quickly explore the urban landscape of GhostX Ultimate.

The game can be downloaded and played completely for free at http://www.gamekiss.com — as a special open beta bonus, GameKiss is awarding all accounts with a free amount of 5,000 GKash to fully customize their characters in the brand-new Item Shop.

New MMORTS Dawn of Fantasy Launched

505 Games, an international publisher of diverse video games, announced today that its massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) Dawn of Fantasy is now available.

Dawn of Fantasy’s unique online real-time strategy gameplay introduces players to a new era of strategy gaming. Players take their chance to write their own chapter in the bloody history of the war-torn fantasy world of Mythador. Immersed in a vivid, living world, from the swamps of ErtheeLBala of the Wood Elves to the scorched dragon-inhabited lands of Sssilistra, players will explore a detailed world, interacting with native villagers or waging war on nearby armies and trade convoys. Adventurers will complete dozens of story-driven quests in one of three campaigns, and interact with thousands of other players through trading, forging alliances, and waging war in both Player vs. Player (PvP) and Player vs. Environment (PvE) battles.

Dawn of Fantasy enables players to build up villages into towns and then mighty strongholds, to manage a thriving, persistent economy, and to lay siege to enemy armies and citadels with great trebuchets, the brute strength of the walking woods, and fire-breathing dragon mercenaries to reign supreme.

Players can play as one of three different races elves, men and orcs, each of which offers a radically different play style and has been given a deep, compelling mythology, a dramatic, historical background, and a spectrum of complex political ambitions and subplots that drive the story and gameplay.

With a rare combination of the RTS and RPG genres in its persistent MMO environment, Dawn of Fantasy is definitely not your average RTS.

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Dawn of Fantasy to an eager market of MMO and RTS fans,” said Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager UK & Export for 505 Games. “The sheer level of depth, detail and destruction in the game along with copious amounts of online functionality should ensure players are bringing the fantasy fight to the realm of Mythador for many, many months to come.”

Free Steam Downloadable Content (DLC) from Dungeon Defenders

Trendy Entertainment, D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing announced today that its recently released action/tower defense/RPG mash-up Dungeon Defenders is a runaway success across all three platforms Steam, Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation Network. To get in the spirit of the spookiest holiday of the year, Trendy is releasing several Halloween-centric pieces of downloadable content (DLC) to all Steam and TrendyNet users for free for a limited time:

  • Eight brand new costumes for the four character classes four of which everyone will get and four of which must be earned in-game
  • An devilishly hard Halloween-themed mission where players can earn the four ultra-rare costumes
  • Eight new Halloween-themed weapons (two apiece for each class)
  • A redesigned tavern for your heroes to celebrate Halloween in

Note: All purchases of Dungeon Defenders PC come with a Steam code to access ranked online play via TrendyNet.

Dungeon Defenders brings together the best elements of tower defense and action-RPG progression in a fully 3D environment; spreading the four-player co-op mayhem out across 15 unique maps 30 challenges, four difficulty settings in all its loot-raiding, spell-casting, level-up stacking glory. Players control one of four distinct heroes Squire, Apprentice, Huntress and Monk – in an epic bid to fight back an ancient evil. Each character comes with distinct functionalities, and players can create and customize an armory of weapons and equipment. The campaign, whether with friends or solo, has tons and tons of gameplay with hundreds of loot drops (all upgradeable and customizable) to make each character that much more distinct.