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Dungeon Runners: Chunk #1 Released

SzarkSzark News ManagerMember Posts: 4,420

NCsoft has announced the launch of the first content update for Dungeon Runners, which will include a new high level dungeon, PvP worlds, new skills and quests, and more.

Austin, Texas, August 29, 2007 - NCsoft® announced today the release of Dungeon Runners'™ first feature expansion, Chunk #1, an ambitious content update that includes player-versus-player (PvP) worlds, support for multiple characters, item linking over its chat system, a new high level dungeon, and a variety of new skills and quests. Most of the features in Chunk #1 are available to all active Dungeon Runners players except for a new set of exclusive member-only servers that will come online with the new expansion release.

Dungeon Runners is a free to download and play online multiplayer role playing game in a fast-paced sword-and-shield setting, where defeating monsters and evil enemies results in piles of loot and treasure.

Topping the features of Chunk #1 is PvP action. The Dungeon Runners PvP worlds eliminate all player-versus-environment tasks, focusing solely on player-versus-player combat in a variety of maps and settings. Chunk #1 provides two PvP session types including group practice PvP, which focuses on small PvP free-for-all maps where players can hone their battle skills without a time limit; and group-versus-group death match PvP, which automatically pits similarly powered groups in seven-minute matches.

"The introduction of PvP combat to Dungeon Runners rounds out the features that MMO players expect to see in their RPG games," said Stephen Nichols, NCsoft's producer and lead programmer for Dungeon Runners. "Even though we provide most of our game for free, we are still able to regularly deliver large blocks of feature content and this is just the first of many additions to the game our players will see. Chunk #1, which includes PvP, will add a whole bunch of new content that will give every one of our players new challenges and new opportunities to have fun."

    Chunk #1 will also give players up to three characters for each account created so they can play multiple characters in a variety of shapes, sizes and sexes. “It is common in MMOs for boys to be girls and vise-versa,” said Nichols. “With multiple character slots, our players can take on whatever roles they like, depending on their mood.”



Additionally, Chunk #1 includes 70 new quests, several new armor sets and many new skills, including teleport, heal self and a skill that improves a weapon’s slashing ability, called “awesome cleavage.” A new, tough dungeon for level 75-100 players has been added where new quests, monsters and an all-new boss can be found. Chunk #1 will also allow players to trade items over their chat windows, which gives other players the ability to see the name and attributes of the items up for trade. 

This content update also includes improvement to player controls which reduce movement activation delays.



Dungeon Runners can be downloaded for free at http://www.dungeonrunners.com/join.html. Players can play for free or subscribe to the members version at any point for $4.99 a month. Members have access to more benefits including log-in queue priority, members-only servers, and access to the most powerful items, weapons and armor. Membership status also includes bank storage for hundreds of loot items and the ability to stack potions in one inventory slot to save room for even more loot.

To find out more please visit the Dungeon Runners web site at: www.dungeonrunners.com. 

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  • GarrikGarrik Member UncommonPosts: 950

    The PVP sounds like it might be good fun, ill have to give it a try sometime definatly.

    Garrik

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  • DrowNobleDrowNoble Member Posts: 1,296

    Well it's free, I can afford free.  Plus it really reminds me of Diablo, so if anyone enjoyed Diablo, they'd probably enjoy this game.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726

    Well if you play the free version you are continually handicapped by the inability to use the better equipment.  I can just imagine how bad pvp is when the weapons you are using are only half as good as the paid player and he has much better stats because of equipment too.

    You are also at continual disadvantage using free play since even the pve is balanced towards the better equipment you cannot use.

    I guess if you like real challenges the free to play is ok, but that gets old fast.

    Even the korean free to play's don't handicap you near as much as this game does.

    Just for the curious, there are 5 equipment levels white, green, blue, yellow and rainbow.  Free to play can only use up to blue quality equipment.  That means you cannot use 40% of the equipement you find in this game.  Very big handicap.  And the gap between blue and yellow equipment is huge.

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