New content arrived today for Runes of Magic (RoM) players with Chapter IV - Lands of Despair.

The latest update adds two new instances, four new expansive regions, over 300 new quests, an increase in the level cap to 67 and quite a bit more.

Chapter IV introduces the new villain, Demon Sismond, who brings pestilence and disease to the citizens of Taborea. Players will need to explore the new content to discover the Sismond’s true intentions and save the people and lands from his wrath.

To celebrate the launch of the new content, Frogster is also holding special “Sightseeing Contest” that could win players some nice new prizes that include Logitech gaming mice and item packages. Patch notes are available on the official RoM website and the launch trailer embed can be viewed after the break.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair Officially Released Today

Berlin, June 16th 2011: The anticipated fourth chapter of the successful online role playing game, Runes of Magic, launches today. Amongst a range of other new additions, “Lands of Despair” introduces four fantastic new regions featuring never-before-seen opponents and dungeons to challenge players both old and new. Runes of Magic, with the updated client, is available for free download from the official website,

Accompanying the release of “Chapter IV – Lands of Despair” is a new trailer, shedding more light on the impending doom threatening Taborea. Demon Sismond, a mysterious new force of evil in the land, has wrought pestilence and disease upon the citizens of Taborea and only by uncovering Sismond’s true motives will the land be rescued from imminent destruction.

To watch the new trailer on our site, please follow this link:,id272,chapter_iv_lands_despair.html

Starting today, players can also take part in an exciting community event – participants in the “Sightseeing Contest” have a chance to win valuable prizes including Logitech gaming mice and item packages.

What’s New in Chapter IV:

• Free choice of third class

• 4 expansive new regions

• Level cap raised to 67

• Over 300 challenging new quests

• Additional storage capacity for mounts and pets

• 2 demanding new instances

• Server-wide battlefields

• New Runes    

• New Public Encounter

For more information on Runes of Magic and the new chapter, visit

Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,800 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary and third class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Runes of Magic offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features ‘Runes of Magic’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 4 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.

Runes of MagicFeatures

·         Multi class system with eight classes and unique elite skills

·         Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles

·         Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield

·         Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars

·         In-depth story experienced through above 2,800 quests laced with epic quest-lines

·         Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts

·         Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons

·         Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike

·         Dynamic crafting and customization of items

·         Versatile role play elements including a marriage system

·         Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet:

Frogster – We take you to a new world!

The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. Founded in 2006 and based in Seoul, the Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. markets and operates virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc., based in San Francisco, was founded in January of 2009 and markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at:

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