Posted Thu, Jun 26, 2008 by Ram
It's hard to solo these days.
Hypernia Announces Partnership with U.K.-based GamesMasters.com Global Online Partner for MMO Title "Cabal Online".
Thursday, June 26---Miami, FL--- Hypernia Hosting Corp®, the leader in online hosting services and solutions for the interactive entertainment industry, is pleased to announce their role as global online partner to U.K.-based game publisher GamesMasters.com LTD for the successful MMO game, Cabal Online.
Known for providing tier-1 bandwidth for CDN, gaming and media streaming, Hypernia was carefully selected by GamesMasters.com LTD as their official international online partner based on Hypernia's lengthy and successful history in the online games space. Hypernia's large volumes of equipment, bandwidth and facilities around the world enable game players to enjoy a robust multi-player experience.
GamesMasters.com publishes high quality games for the European online games market. GamesMasters.com is best known for their successful MMO title, Cabal Online, an RPG game product with 90,000 users, with a recent acceleration in subscribers to an additional 10,000 players per week. This rapid rate of increase in players, plus a high level of customer service, ensures that the game remains one of the best free-to-play games on the market.
GamesMasters.com took advantage of Hypernia's on-demand utility hosting model which provided flexibility and cost savings, enabling the company to undergo significant service improvements in recent months. These included the addition of updated payment methods, the release of several large patches which has vastly increased the content of the game Cabal Online, a host of new features including new hunting grounds (the Chaos Arena), new rewards for Player vs Player action (players can now gain EXP from PvP) and several important bug fixes. As a direct result of their hosting partnership with Hypernia, these upgrades have produced positive results and Cabal Online is now one of the largest games in Europe.
Specifically, Hypernia provided multi-gigabit feeds as GamesMasters.com increased their player base. This functionality guaranteed an excellent Internet connection for players, no matter how many extra users were online simultaneously. To accommodate for game world growth, Hypernia also provided GamesMasters.com with new servers during different periods, while also providing an inexpensive CDN solution to keep the GamesMasters.com patches and downloads affordable for all the new users.
By allowing GamesMasters.com to host their own files, Hypernia helped keep users on the Cabal Online web site, instead of impacting the site's "stickiness" by driving players to third parties for file down-loading. Hypernia also provided full 24-hour customer support, a crucial feature since more than fifty percent of the Cabal Online players are based in Europe.
James Vallord-Costa, CEO and co-founder of Hypernia, notes, "GamesMasters.com cut their costs for bandwidth considerably after joining us. With the 'flex computing' capability of our on-demand utility hosting model, they were able to add new expansions and games without the added risk. Most companies would not be able to experiment with a new expansion or game, but we made it easy for them."
GamesMasters.com LTD company director Thorsten Schauer offers, "GamesMasters.com believes that game play should be easy and convenient for all MMORPG game players. With that in mind, Cabal Online was designed for new users and other MMORPG users who will be able to easily adapt to our game system. Cabal Online does not require long periods of game play. Hypernia's role as our global hosting partner has been instrumental to our marketplace achievements with this game play plan for our customers."
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