21 Nov 13: Asiasoft Games now enhanced with Overwolf
21 November 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd (“Asiasoft”), a subsidiary of Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited has announced that its games will now be compatible with Overwolf, a software company specializing in adding a rich layer of apps and add-ons to games.
Overwolf is a software client that integrates social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and MSN Messenger to help users share their game experiences in real-time, and to connect with their friends while playing. The client includes a wide set of gaming features available to users to further improve the whole gaming experience while playing their favourite Asiasoft titles. Overwolf is currently compatible with a number of Asiasoft titles published in Singapore and Malaysia: MapleStory, Cabal Online, Chaos Online and Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A).
Overwolf is free to download and all users have to do is simply to visit http://www.playpark.com/en/playparkconnect/ for the client download and installation. To use Overwolf in game, users have to launch the client and start their game. They simply have to move the mouse cursor above Overwolf apps to control them. If no cursor is available, for example while playing a game, hit “Shift + F1” to control Overwolf, and “Shift + F2” to show/hide Overwolf. The users are also able to configure their own personal hotkeys in the settings window. To see the client in action, visit Overwolf’s website (http://www.overwolf.com/) to check it out.
About Asiasoft Online
Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd in Singapore and AS Online Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, collectively known as Asiasoft Online, are incorporated as subsidiaries of Asiasoft International Co. Ltd, listed in Thailand as Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited, in 2004 and 2007 respectively.
Asiasoft Online is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing companies with a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam serving over 70 million registered gamers.
Asiasoft Online publishes Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Singapore and Malaysia and assists game developers to tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.
Asiasoft Online publishes “MapleStory”, “Audition”, “CABAL Online”, “Sudden Attack”, “Ragnarok Online 2”, “Alliance of Valiant Arms”, “Chaos Online” and “FC Manager”.
Committed to developing the regional online gaming community, Asiasoft Online works with content developers and industry partners to entertain and engage casual gamers and netizens. Content localization, marketing and game service management are deployed by specialized and dedicated professionals, for game developers, in an integrated services platform.
Founded in 2010, Overwolf is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and focused on connecting game worlds with the social world. The company’s first product, a software overlay client called the “Overwolf Client”, allows users and game publishers to add a rich layer of functionality to any game without touching a line of game code. It allows users to communicate, easily share game experiences with friends and get instant access to web resources from within the game. It also allows users to develop in-game apps for their favorite games, utilizing Overwolf’s technology, and publish them at the In-Game Appstore. For game publishers, Overwolf is a tool to effortlessly integrate social media within their games, boost virality, reduce user acquisition costs and provide their community with a powerful tool for developing game related add-ons.
14 Nov 13: Ragnarok Online 2 unveils latest PVP arena – Grand Master Jehoon Training Site!
Unleash the hidden potential within!
14 November 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – An unexpected hero has stepped up to bring peace and justice in the chaotic world of Vanir. A hero named Jehoon. With perserverence and command, Master Jehoon trained and helped many other warriors attain their true strength in the past. He has decided to come out of seclusion to help Vanir achieve peace by painstakingly built a new arena to assist valor warriors on their mission and be a legacy. This arena is now known as ‘The Grand Master Jehoon Training Site’.
In the newest content update, Ragnarok Online 2 is rolling out this new 5 versus 5 group PVP arena. Players will be divided into teams and the main objective is to destroy opposing team’s statues while defending their own. Players may also hunt monsters in the map to obtain buffs for assistance during battle.
To enter the training site, players will have to look for the new NPC at ChungLimSa in Payon Forest. They can party up with their friends or go for random matching with other solo players. The system automatically assigns the teams and will transport everyone into the training site when the battle starts. The request to enter is canceIled automatically if the party loses a member while waiting. Players also cannot quit the party while in queue.
About Grand Master Jehoon Training Site!
- Each team will start with three statues in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large.
- Objective is to destroy opposing team’s statues in ascending size in order to progress: Small —> Medium —> Large.
- If the battle ends without either group destroying the last statue of the opposing party, the team that has earned the most points will be declared the winner.
- Players can hunt monsters in the map to obtain “Chakra” and exchange for extra buffs known as Secrets, Scripts and Vision Scripts. Each of them requires different amounts of Chakra.
- There are also four unique statues at the outskirts of the map that can cause their opponents to experience stun, polymorph, silence or other status effect for a period of time when destroyed.
- Upon death in the training site, players will respawn at their party’s starting point after a period of time without any loss in blood points.
- The winning team will receive blood points and a Seal of Master Jehoon at the end of the battle.
Visit Ragnarok Online 2’s official site at http://ro2.playpark.net to find out more details about Grand Master Jehoon Traning Site or recruit party members on Ragnarok Online 2’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2 !
13 Nov 13: A Japanese Invasion dawns on MapleSEA
The era of Sengoku arrives with the launch of two new ancient warriors, Hayato and Kanna
13 November 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Asiasoft Online (“Asiasoft”) announces the anticipated launch of the Sengoku era in MapleSEA. First launched as an exclusive content for Japan MapleStory, the content has finally made its way to MapleSEA in two parts and will introduce two new classes – Hayato and Kanna, the stars of Sengoku that MapleSEA fans have been waiting for!
The story of Sengoku dates back to Japan many centuries ago. It was a time of peace. However, Abeno Seimei, the Great Diviner of that peaceful period had a premonition that an evil force would appear and take over Japan. ,The prediction came true and Sengoku was seized into hegemony by a man called Oda Nobunaga who claimed to be the 6th Demon King.
Abeno Seimei also predicted that five highly skilled warriors would rise and oppose the evil force, and from then on, they were known as “Children of Five Stars.” Hayato and Kanna were the first two who rose to stop Nobunaga from carrying out his evil plan of demonising Sengoku.
Hayato will be the first to make his appearance felt in MapleSEA with today’s patch. He is a samurai warrior that wields a Katana as his primary weapon and a Wakizashi as a secondary weapon while his fighting style is called Battoujutsu that deals specifically with the rapid drawing and sheathing of a sword.
Kanna will debut in part two of the update on 4 December 2013. She is a magician who uses a fan as her weapon of choice and has a white fox called Haku as her trusty companion on her battles. She uses a combination of fan attacks and ghost with Haku assisting her during battles, as the fox has the ability to transform into human form during combat.
Players can now explore Hayato and Kanna’s hometown with the addition of new towns within Mushroom Shrine and join forces with them to thwart Nobunaga’s nefarious plans and restore peace to the whole of Japan. For more information on the content update, please visit http://www.MapleSEA.com for the interactive factsheet and patch notes.
To celebrate the launch of Sengoku, there will be a plethora of events that will reward players for their participation and perhaps earn some limited in-game items as well. Join the Sengoku Hunt and have a blast with the bi-weekly mini games and be rewarded with in-game items. There are also upcoming events where players may stand to win a trip to Japan, as well as cash prizes for their efforts too.
Log on to MapleSEA today and save the peoplpe of Sengoku from the evil clutches of the Demon King! Visit http://www.MapleSEA.com for more details and garner forces to battle against the dark side at MapleSEA Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA!
24 Oct 13: Asiasoft Announces Strategic Partnership with YY Inc. and S2 Games
S2 Games’ Highly Anticipated title Strife to debut for Thai public in PlayPark FanFest 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand, October 24, 2013 – Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”) today announced a strategic partnership with YY Inc. (“YY”), a revolutionary rich communication social platform, and S2 Games to create a seamless and interactive playing experience for users in Southeast Asia.
As part of the partnership, Asiasoft has been appointed by YY as the Southeast Asia Operations Partner for Strife, S2 Games’ premier second generation Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA). Asiasoft and its country subsidiaries will provide localized operations support for Strife in marketing, customer service and payment solutions in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Mr. David Xueling Li, Chief Executive Officer of YY, stated, “We’re very excited to partner with Asiasoft and S2 Games, marking our expansion outside of China and into the international gaming arena. By leveraging our partners’ established expertise and proven track record in game operation and development, we are not only adding a highly anticipated S2 Games’ title to our gaming portfolio, but we are also gaining immediate access to Asiasoft’s 60 million registered users. We believe such partnerships will further enable YY to leverage its unique and powerful communications technologies and expand its user base and brand further outside of China.”
Marc DeForest, CEO of S2 Games, stated, “All three of our companies are navigating a similar trajectory to success. YY is a distributor of rich, engaging and compelling content that is delivered to hundreds of millions of people. Asiasoft is a leading online game operator in Southeast Asia. Because of our regional prowess, we have the potential to propel Strife to success throughout Southeast Asia.S2 Games is a seasoned developer of award-winning video games that have been played by millions around the world. We each have our respective expertise. Together, YY, Asiasoft and S2 will deliver what is set to be one of the most memorable and rewarding gaming experiences throughout China and Southeast Asia.”
Pramoth Sudjitporn, Chief Executive Officer of Asiasoft stated, “YY’s communications platform and interactive features have proven to deliver premium audio and video services and content to millions of users. Meanwhile, S2 Games has developed a very exciting next-gen MOBA title in Strife. Asiasoft is proud to be partnering with YY and S2 Games as we are looking forward to the potentials of enriching the gaming experiences for our users, as well as further growing our market in Southeast Asia.”
In October 2013, Asiasoft hosted the S2 Games’ Strife Southeast Asia Road Tour in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia, introducing the game to press, cyber cafe management companies and gaming companies in each of above-mentioned countries.
The Strife Southeast Asia Road Tour will conclude in Bangkok, Thailand at Asiasoft’s PlayPark FanFest (http://fanfest.playpark.com, 26-27 October 2013, MCC Hall, The Mall, Bangkapi) and The Philippines at Pinoy Gaming Festival (http://pgf.ph, 26-27 October 2013, World Trade Center Hall B & C, Pasay City). This will be the first time the game demo will be playable for the public preview in Thailand and the Philippines.
Strife is slated to enter Beta in Q4 2013 with a full release in early 2014. For more information about the game, please go to http://www.strife.com or http://www.facebook.com/StrifeSEA.com for news on Strife community activities in Southeast Asia.
17 Oct 13: Ragnarok Online unleashes the Ultimate Battle – War of Emperium
The latest large scale PvP awaits the rise of the top guild.
17 October 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – A disturbance is slowly seeping through the land of Migard. Right in the centre of the Prontera Fortress, a war is about to break out. It will be a battle on a scale never seen before, until now that is. As the Emperium statue appears, guilds will face off in a bid to bring honour and glory to their respective allegiance.
In the latest content update, Ragnarok Online 2 is proud to release the highly anticipated PvP feature today – War of Emperium (“WoE”). WoE is a Guild versus Guild siege battle where players will have to attack the Emperium that appears in the fortress. The successful guild will gain control of the fortress, and its members will enjoy benefits such as additional stats buffs while the guild can receive some income from the taxes levied by the NPCs within the fortress area.
In subsequent battles where the reigning guild has to defend their fortress from other guilds, NPC Guardians will also appear to help them when opposing guilds attack.
Taking down the Emperium will not be easy for the attacking guilds as they will have to battle through waves of obstacles and defence lines before they can reach the main Emperium. However, the victory at the end of the battle will be rewarding and sweet if successful.
With the release of WoE, players can also look forward to a line-up of activities that can help build their bond with their guildmates and show off their loyalty, teamwork and hard work they have put in to bring honour and glory to their guilds.
Active guilds may stand to receive additional buffs if they are ranked as the most active for the week. Scores will be given for daily attendance and will be reset on a weekly basis, so guilds that could not make it for the first week will be able to try again the following week.
In addition, players can also mark their calendars for a major showdown some time in November and it will be a good chance for guilds to meet up, share tips and guides and possibly win themselves some snazzy prizes if they participate in the PvP tournament slated to be held. More details will be released nearer to date.
Visit Ragnarok Online 2’s official site at http://ro2.playpark.net to find out more details about the War of Emperium or recruit guild members on Ragnarok Online 2’s at https://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2 !
01 Oct 13: Asiasoft Sets to Introduce Strife in Six Southeast Asian Countries
Singapore, 1 October 2013 – Asiasoft Corporation Public Limited Company (“Asiasoft”) announces today that it will be S2 Games’ Southeast Asia Operations Partner for Strife, the premier second generation free-to-play MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), covering Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines.
Strife is developed by S2 Games, a pioneer in MOBA genre of video games with over six years of experience in the industry. Their first MOBA, Heroes of Newerth, has 15 million installs and over 2.5 million current registered players. Strife made its first public debut at PAX Prime 2013 held in Seattle in August and it has been positively received by media and gamers.
Some of Strife’s unique features:
- Compete with Enemies, not Teammates – Collaborative gameplay design eliminates battles over resources.designated roles, and player experience issues.
- Fostering Community – Innovative social systems have been created based on a philosophical design goal of creating a truly collaborative, self-regulating community.
- Evolving the Genre – Customizable progression lets players advance in the areas they choose. Select crafted items that suit in-game skills, while pets provide additional customization to complement the heroes’ abilities. Progression is earned, not purchased.
- Deep, Robust Lore – Strife has a rich backstory of each hero’s personal journey.
- Enjoy your Role – No player should feel relegated to sacrificial roles. With visual clarity in team fights and out of combat regeneration, the game is designed so everyone can be active and fight longer.
“S2 Games has developed Strife to be a highly accessible and collaborative multiplayer game without sacrificing the competitive aspect found in MOBA genre,” says Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft. “On behalf of Asiasoft, we are delighted to be S2 Games’ Operations Partner in Southeast Asian countries and we are looking forward to bring Strife to our audience.”
“Our philosophy at S2 Games for Strife is to create a MOBA utilizing clean sheet design that will appeal to a mainstream audience. We have high expectations for this title, and we needed an experienced, proven leader in Southeast Asia to achieve those goals,” says Marc DeForest, Chief Executive Officer of S2 Games. “We are confident that partnering with Asiasoft will propel Strife to a massive audience.”
Throughout October 2013, S2 Games will conduct a Southeast Asia Road Tour in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand to introduce Strife to media, cyber cafe management companies and gaming communities in the region. Hosted by Asiasoft and its country subsidiaries, the Road Tour will mark the first time Strife playable demo to be available outside of the United States.
Strife Southeast Asia Road Tour starts in Singapore at Campus Game Fest (http://www.campusgamefest.org, 4-6 October 2013) and culminates in Bangkok, Thailand at Asiasoft’s PlayPark FanFest Event (fanfest.playpark.com, 26-27 October 2013).
Strife is scheduled to enter Beta in Q4 2013 with a full release in early 2014. For more information about the game, please go to http://www.strife.com or http://www.facebook.com/StrifeSEA.com for news on Strife community activities in Southeast Asia.
10 Sep 13: AuditionSEA concluded its 7th Birthday Party Bash on a high note!
Over 200 AuditionSEA fans attended the party to celebrate and witness the crowning of the FAM of the Year 2013 !
10 September 2013, Singapore – AuditionSEA, the popular online dancing game since 2006, has just celebrated its 7th Birthday at Alienware Arena on Sunday, 8th September 2013, with the highly anticipated FAM of the Year 2013 (“FOTY2013”) tournament as the main reason for AuditionSEA gamers, also known as Clubbers, to congregate and support their favourite FAMS.
As the theme of the party was “Mysterious Black”, it was a sea of black as Clubbers rose to the occasion in their best interpretation of the theme, for the best dressed stood to win a set of X-mini speakers. One boy and one girl ultimately won the “Best Dressed” prizes.
While the intense competition was going on, Clubbers were also kept busy with many fringe activities at the party. One of them was a treasure hunt where clubbers had to hunt for hidden potion bottles. Each potion bottle contained a message note on the item they have found and some lucky Clubbers walked away with exclusive premiums and one lucky Clubber won a set of X-Mini speakers.
Another activity that Clubbers had loads of fun, was during the Randomizer Rounds. They had to pick a number for the computer terminal they were to be assigned and sat down for a round of random mode battle in the game.
There were also loads of laughter heard during Bonus Stage rounds. For this activity, selected clubbers would go on stage and compete through four stages per round, with a fun challenge thrown to them, such as playing the game blindfolded, or play with their non-dominant hand etc.
As the final minutes of the FOTY2013 trickled, everyone was eagerly waiting for the results of FOTY2013. After a long and grueling dance-off, “Legends” became the FAM of the Year 2013 by emerging tops, while “Apocalysm” and “Wootism” were the 1st and 2nd runner-ups respectively.
With the crowning of the FAM of the Year 2013, the party also came to a close with much thanks to the support of AuditionSEA fans who had made this event possible and a fun and memorable one to be remembered in AuditionSEA’s diary!
Visit AuditionSEA’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AuditionSEA for the highlights of the birthday party!
04 Sep 13: The Secrets of the Abyss Beckons in MapleSEA!
The origins of life in the world of Maple is revealed.
4 September 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Deep within the underworld of Sleepywood, a secret of ancient times lay hidden. Many have known about the battle that sealed up the Black Mage, but not many are aware of the story about the World Tree, the source of life in the Maple World.
Black Mage had plotted to seize the power of the World Tree and almost succeeded. The World Tree retreated to the Root Abyss, a sanctuary hidden beneath Sleepywood, to recover after being weakened by Black Mage. Now, rumours of a trapped girl called Alice are swirling furiously, prompting the Knights of Cygnus to investigate.
Players venturing into Root Abyss dungeon will have to be Level 100 and be in a party consisting of at least two members. They will have to be prepared to face four different bosses as they wander deeper in on their mission to save Alice.
Other than the launch of a new dungeon, players will also be able to own powerful weapons known as Soul Weapons. This is an enhancement feature where they can attach a “Boss Soul” to their weapons, and will be able to summon bosses to help them after charging up a summon bar. Most of the summoned bosses will attack once, with some exceptions. The type of boss summons will also depend on the soul that has been imbued into the weapon.
More information on the bosses that resides within Root Abyss and Soul Weapons can be found here: http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/abyss#/start
To celebrate the launch of Root Abyss, there are also many in-game events that will reward players handsomely for their participation and perhaps lay their hands on some limited in-game items as well. Check out http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/updates/view/root_abyss_event_notes/ for the line up of exciting events.
Also, new gamers can still join the Knights of Cygnus (“KOC”) crusade that started its search for new blood in the fight against Black Mage since August 2013. All that is needed is to sign up for an account; create their KOC character and level it up to 100! Prizes worth up to S$5,000 await the deserving, including an Alienware laptop!
Therefore, hesitate no more! Log in to MapleSEA to rescue Alice and save the World Tree now! Visit MapleSEA’s official site at http://www.MapleSEA.com to find out more about Root Abyss or form your rescue parties on MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA!
14 Aug 13: Asiasoft To Publish PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 in Six Southeast Asian Countries in 2014
Singapore, August 14th, 2013 – Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”) announces that it will publish Japan’s biggest online RPG, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 (“PSO2”) for Windows PC platform in six Southeast Asian countries; Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.
With a history more than 25 years, PSO2 is the latest and the master series of role playing game (RPG) that represents SEGA Corporation.
PHANTASY STAR Online (“PSO”) was first published in 2000 and received many awards including the 5th Japan Game Awards, as a pioneer of online RPG in Japan. In July 2012, as a successor of PSO, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 (“PSO2”) was released for Windows PC platform in Japan.
PSO2 is developed to provide unique and innovative gameplay experience in online RPG by offering the following three pillars: ‘infinite adventure’, ‘top-level action for online RPG’ and ‘the ultimate character creation’.
In PSO2, player takes an adventurous journey to unknown galactic territories as a member of “ARCS” expedition, an Oracle interplanetary cruise fleet in the infinite universe.
Players get to enjoy the exhilarating in-game battles and strategic actions using highly customizable control system. Additionally, PSO2 features an intuitive character creation and customization system that provides comprehensive options that will give unique looks and feels for each character created by the players.
As of August 2013, PSO2 service in Japan has reached over 2.5 million registered IDs and 107 thousand concurrent users, both of which are record-breaking numbers for online game in Japan.
“Since its first conception in 1987 on SEGA Master System, PHANTASY STAR has been one of the most renowned gaming franchises in the world. In PSO2, SEGA has developed exciting, unique and polished online action RPG experience,” says Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft. “On behalf of Asiasoft, we are proud to carry on the legacy of PHANTASY STAR franchise to the current generation of gamers and to provide the best online service for this exciting title in Southeast Asian countries.”
“Asiasoft has an excellent track record in publishing online games in Southeast Asian countries and this partnership is in line with SEGA’s aspiration to expand our PC online game portfolio,” says Naoya Tsurumi , the president and the COO of SEGA Corporation. “SEGA and Asiasoft will be working closely together to provide the best PSO2 experience for users in Thailand, Singapore Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines by creating localized contents that will appeal to the market in said countries.”
PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 is slated for release in early 2014 for Windows PC platform in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Asiasoft will make an announcement on the launch plan in the near future.
07 Aug 13: Dance with Sanrio characters in AuditionSEA!
AuditionSEA partners with Sanrio to introduce official Sanrio-themed in-game items on a year-long contract!
7 August 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – AuditionSEA, the popular MMOG online dancing game since 2008, has signed on a year-long partnership with Sanrio Co., Ltd to introduce official Sanrio-themed items within the game.
With this partnership, AuditionSEA players can look forward to dressing their in-game characters with their favourite Sanrio characters, some of which are available for a limited time (yes, there are permanent items which true fans can purchase and keep forever in their game inventory.) However, they need not worry about having to queue overnight or experiencing “out of stock” woes, as these items will be available within the in-game cash shop throughout the sale period.
These official Sanrio in-game items will be released with a monthly theme in mind. Players can check out the cash shop and look for their favourite character items and there will always be something for every fan out there. Take a look below for the thematic monthly releases.
|August 2013||Let’s Celebrate with Sanrio|
|September 2013||My Melody Birthday Party|
|October 2013||Bad Badtz-Maru Halloween|
|November 2013||School’s Out|
|December 2013||Sanrio Joyful Christmas|
|January 2014||Sanrio New Year Party|
|February 2014||Sanrio Romantic Valentines|
|March 2014||Rockstar with Sanrio|
|April 2014||Sanrio Summer Party|
|May 2014||Sanrio Study Paradise|
|June 2014||Rainy Sanrio Day|
|July 2014||Sanrio Fever|
Other than having a piece of Sanrio in-game item for their characters, players can also look forward to upcoming activities that would allow them to gather with other like minded fans on the dance floors in AuditionSEA. One activity to check out would be the Virtual Sanrio Audition Jigsaw Collection, where players will need to collect jigsaw pieces featuring Sanrio characters over four Jigsaw seasons to redeem in-game exclusives and stand a chance to win attractive prizes with a full collection!
Players should also keep a look out for other in-game activities and challenges where they may also stand to win rare in-game Sanrio items which may not be available for sale too!
Visit AuditionSEA’s official page at http://www.AuditionSEA.com. or AuditionSEA’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AuditionSEA for the latest updates, events and activities happening in AuditionSEA.
ⓒ1976, 1993, 2013 SANRIO CO., LTD. Approval No.: P130700198SK
06 Aug 13: Return of the Knights of Cygnus
Revamped skills for KOC, raised level caps and new maps take centrestage in the ongoing crusade against Black Mage and his army of evil!
6 August 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – A new challenge awaits all Maplers in MapleSEA! The much anticipated revamp for Knights of Cygnus (“KOC”) is finally here and along with it, level caps has been raised for most characters in this latest content update.
Three KOC classes will be the first to receive this gift to help them continue their crusade against Black Mage. The Wind Breaker, Striker and Soul Master armies will undergo a major skills revamp! In addition, their level cap has also been raised to level 250.
All other classes (except the Flame Wizard and Night Walker classes) will also be challenged as well. The level cap has also been raised from 200 to 250, and this provides a new opportunity for throne seekers to rush their way to be the first new maxed level character in MapleSEA at Level 250!
In addition, MapleSEA will also release two new high level maps. The Twilight of Perion, is a high level training map suitable for level 190 to 200, while the Crimson Wood Castle is a theme dungeon available for level 130 – 200, but with a much bigger challenge as the mobs inside this theme dungeon haven proven to be much stronger than others. Maplers are advised to party up to enter the Crimson Wood Castle.
There is also a flurry of upcoming activities and in-game events to assist Maplers in their leveling crusade to become the top in MapleSEA. With the upcoming Maple-athon set to commence, Maplers can also grab the chance to glean some tips on leveling from these seasoned pros.
Also, Maplers who level up their KOC characters will also received attractive in game rewards for their effort. New gamers to MapleSEA can also join in the crusade as new members may stand to win exclusive premiums and prizes if they sign up for an account; create their KOC characters and level it up to 100!
The best time to join the crusade is now! Head over to MapleSEA’s interactive fact sheet at http://www.MapleSEA.com to find out more about the KOC revamp or share leveling tips on MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA!
01 Aug 13: Chaos Online SEA Championship is here!
US$10,000 monthly prize pool up for grabs!
Chaos Online Monthly SEA Championship
From August till December 2013, MOBA players in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines, will battle it out in the respective country’s qualifier round, in 5 versus 5 Single Elimination format. The winner of each country’s qualifier round will proceed to the Regional Finals event, in 5 versus 5 Round Robin format.
Qualifier Prizes per month (per country)
- Champion US$400
- 2nd Place US$300
- 3rd Place US$200
- 4th Place US$100
Regional Finals Prizes per month
- Champion US$3,000
- 2nd Place US$1,500
- 3rd Place US$500
Where to register:
- Singapore Qualifier Round registration: http://chaos.playcybergames.com/main/en/singapore-sea-online-tournament/#.UfXKNG1vg6h
- Malaysia Qualifier Round information and registration: http://chaos.cibmall.net/home/?p=146
- Philippines Qualifier Round registration: http://forum.esport.playpark.com/topic/27705-sea-qualifier-registration-august-2013/
Chaos Online Monthly SEA Championship is happening from August till December 2013.
Country Qualifier Round is held on every 3rd week of Saturday each month. Regional finals is held on every 4th weekend of the month.
Registration opens at 1800hrs (GMT +8) every 1st Monday of each month and closes at 1800hrs (GMT +8) every 3rd Monday of each month. Match schedules will be available at Chaos Online website (http://chaos.playcybergames.com/main/en/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/chaosonline.game).
18 Jul 13: Asiasoft Launches Football Club Manager in 5 Southeast Asian Countries
Free-to-play football management game starts Closed Beta on 18th July 2013
Singapore, 18th July 2013 – Asiasoft Online today announces the start of Closed Beta Testing (“CBT”) for the hit free-to-play football management game, Football Club Manager (“FCM”), which will serve players in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Developed in Korea by HanbitSoft and T3 Entertainment, FCM allows football fans to live their dreams of taking the reins of their dream football clubs and winning titles for their teams!
FCM players will go through the exciting process of building the best line-up by recruiting, training and trading football players, as well as finding the winning formations, tactics and strategies for their line-ups. During matches, players can make on-the-fly decisions such as substitution and team adjustments, including changing of formations, tempo, passing styles, offensive/defensive mentality and so much more.
FCM features more than 5,000 FIFPro licensed professional football players from world class leagues such as England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and German’s Bundesliga. These players have statistics and skills that are based on their real-life counterparts, providing an additional layer of realism to simulate the dynamic and exhilarating experience of actual football management.
The English service of FCM will feature renowned sports and video game personality Kelly Latimer, who has previously hosted numerous regional football and video game shows on ESPN Start Sports and Fox Sports. Kelly will appear in the near-future version of the game to provide in-game pointers to new users, and will also be the official face of FCM, appearing in all promotional materials for the game.
During the CBT period, Asiasoft Online will release the “That’s How It’s Done in FCM” video series, which captures the highlights of playing as a football manager in FCM. Kelly Latimer will also be featured in the video series as a post-match interviewer, getting answers from the Manager on “how it’s done in FCM “ to achieve victories. The videos can be viewed at FCM Microsite: http://fcm.playpark.com/EN/microsite/.
“Football is possibly the most popular sport in most Southeast Asian countries and we believe football management has been one of the most exciting aspects of the game for avid fans,” says Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online. “We are looking forward to providing the ultimate football management experience in gaming with FCM to our users in this region!”
FCM’s CBT starts on 18th July 2013 at 1200hrs (+8 GMT) and ends on 30th July 2013 at 1100hrs (+8 GMT). Open Beta (“OBT) is slated to start on 6th August 2013, and will also see the opening of the in-game cash shop where players can purchase optional enhancements to improve their gaming experience.
On the evening of 11th August 2013, FCM will host an offline Happy Hour session for users in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This is to coincide with the FA Community Shield match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic, and patrons of the Happy Hour sessions will get to watch the game live, have drinks on us and participate in a series of exciting FCM community activities.
For more information about FCM and to download the game for free, please visit http://fcm.playpark.com/EN/microsite/. For announcements and updates on community activities, such as Happy Hour with FCM, please “Like” the official FCM Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PlayFCM.
17 Jul 13: Farm Up A Storm in Monster Life!
Take a break in the countryside and raise monster pets in MapleSEA’s latest in-game feature!
17 July 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – MapleSEA concludes its Season 2 update with the launch of Monster Life, the newest game feature to be launched.
Monster Life is an interactive game, where players can seek a little relief from their arduous training by building their dream farms and raising little monster pets that can be found in the Maple World.
Players start off by creating houses to earn the game currency called Waru, and with Waru, they will be able to purchase random monster boxes and officially have their own farms with these cute little critters running around the farm. These monster pets will give additional potential stats to all their characters, some of which could aid greatly during boss fights or hunting trips with their fellow friends, especially the rare boss monster pets.
They can also decorate their farms with flowers and trees to increase their attractiveness, as this will earn them decoration points which are essential for features like expanded Waru storage, discounts in the stores and special merchants may drop by the farm for a visit, which could promise special items.
To help players get used to farm life in MapleSEA, there will be a series of quests to assist them on starting their first farm and tips and tricks by NPCs on how to earn more Waru and gain extra Decoration Points.
So head over to Monster Life and start a farm today. Visit MapleSEA’s interactive fact sheet at http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs/#/start to learn more about Monster Life! For the latest updates and details, stay tuned to MapleSEA’s website at http://www.MapleSEA.com or meet fellow farmers and exchange farming tips on MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA!
15 Jul 13: Sony Online Entertainment and Asiasoft partner to bring DC Universe Online to Eight Asian Countries
Original Source: http://www.soepress.com/article.vm?release=soe-asiasoft-dcuo
SAN DIEGO – July 9, 2013 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced a new partnership with Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (Asiasoft), a leading online games operator in southeast Asia, to bring the award-winning massively multiplayer game DC Universe™ Online to major Asian countries: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
The international partnership grants Asiasoft exclusive PC publishing rights for DC Universe Online in multiple Asian territories and ensures dedicated servers, local customer support and payment gateways will be provided for the game. Utilizing a free-to-play model, DC Universe Online players are granted basic access to the game free of charge so they can choose to play in a way that suits them best. DC Universe Online will be available on the PC in Asia later this year.
“Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the entire roster of DC Entertainment heroes and villains are among the most recognizable icons in the world. By bringing DC Universe Online to southeast Asia, more people than ever will be able to gear-up and fight alongside their favorite characters,” said Louis Figueroa, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sony Online Entertainment. “Asiasoft will provide high quality player support ensuring the DCUO community continues to thrive throughout Asia and beyond.”
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DCUO, visit http://www.DCUniverseOnline.com.
About DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player’s extraordinary powers to life.
DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for the PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access is available for a $14.99 monthly fee.
About Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, DC Universe™ Online, and the recently launched PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit http://www.soe.com.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide, and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
About Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited
Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (Asiasoft) is a leading online game operator in Southeast Asia, dominating market share in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia and convening Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. The company’s affiliates are involved in international investment for online games publishing and development, as well as game portal services (http://www.playpark.com) including others IT related business. Currently, Asiasoft has 43 enjoyable and interactive online games from all over the world, with more than 70 million registered IDs in South East Asia region.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
10 Jul 13: A Rising Revolution in CabalSEA!
New in-game content poised to provide an all-new CabalSEA experience in the Rising Force: Extreme update!
10 July 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – CabalSEA has just released another wave of new content! New high level skills, a new challenging dungeon and a new item takes centre stage in this patch. Adding on to the exciting revolution are rewarding activities for current and returning players as well as the opportunity to battle against game moderators in friendly Player versus Player (PvP) matches!
The characters in CabalSEA just got stronger with the new Transcender Skills. Every class will have their own set of skills and players should not be fooled by their visually stunning effects as these skills, when used, are truly formidable that could give a player an edge in battles against the strongest mobs or during PvP battles.
High level quest fanatics now has a new mission with the opening of the latest dungeon – Forgotten Temple B2F (Awakening). Only for Level 155 and above and a time limit of 15 minutes(Time Attack Style), dungeon challengers will have to earn extra time bonuses by killing monsters, or race against time to complete it. New quests are also available within this dungeon where players could earn a high amount of honor and soul experience points to further strengthen their own characters, and best of all, the Cursed Ring (material for Tyrant’s Ring craft)!
For players who love the art of crafting will be very excited with the release of the new ring – the Cursed Leth Tyrant’s Ring. With improved statistics from the previous Leth Tyrant’s Ring, this new ring further increases critical damage and reduces the damage received, as well as unique ones such as HP increase and attack increase, it will be a ring worth crafting and set to be an essential must have item. This ring is only available through the Request Craft System and has a success crafting rate of 100%.
Other than the new content updates, there is also a line up of exciting activities and events to reward players, especially those who have probably been out of action for a while.
Players who have not logged in to the game for more than 180 days will receive a welcome back package upon their return. This package contains goodies that will help them catch up with their friends quickly and rejoin the ranks of the top players in the game.
In addition, players will also have the opportunity to unleash the creativity in them, and they get to include their skeleton pets in this activity. Owners of skeleton pets are invited to create a video of their pets doing a synchronised dance and the most creative video will walk away with attractive prizes!
Last but not the least, there will also be upcoming PvP tournaments, new mission battle ladder events as well as GM events and many more to welcome all old, current and new players for a totally new CabalSEA experience.
Check out CabalSEA’s website for the latest details on the revolution at http://www.CabalSEA.com. Also, fans can also be visit CabalSEA’s Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/CabalSEA for the latest activities and upcoming events.
09 Jul 13: MapleSEA successfully concluded its 8th Anniversary Celebrations!
Over 2,000 gamers and 5,000 online fans partied with the Maple Party Bus over two weekends!
9 July 2013, Singapore – MapleSEA went on its second wave of roving with the Maple Party Bus. Despite the back breaking sun unleashing its full sunny power after a very hazy episode in Singapore a couple of weeks ago, and that school had already started for most, fans of MapleSEA still came down to the respective locations in Clementi, Yishun, Serangoon and Jurong on the weekend of 6th and 7th July 2013 to show their full support for the event.
In true MapleSEA fashion, the gamers gathered to lay their hands on the exclusive in-game items that was on sale, lucky dips and redemptions that promised special MapleSEA premiums as well as opportunities to win game cash through the live activities on the event grounds, and walking away with 8,888 worth of MapleSEA Points in a simple game of “Scissors, Paper, Stone” with the MapleSEA girls. Some of the gamers had such intense looks of determination on their faces that one may think they were preparing themselves for a war, or a scientist about to make a breakthrough discovery. However, these looks soon turned into expressions of ecstasy when they managed to win 8,888 Maple points, accompanied by loud cheers and victory signs in the air from the winners while thundering applause from the audience filled the atmosphere.
There were also fervent players who followed the Maple Party Bus religiously throughout the two weekends and to thank these players for their utmost support, they were invited to board the Maple Party Bus and joined the crew on a roving escapade as the bus made its way downtown to greet the folks in the city.
As the Maple Party Bus finally cruised along the roads against the scenic backdrop of the Marina Bay Sands area in the night on its final downtown roving, MapleSEA officially concluded its 8th Anniversary Celebrations with much thanks to its supportive fans, for without them, the roving party would not have been possible.
Catch the highlights of the second wave of roving on MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA
04 Jul 13: Arrival of the Noel Race in Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second
The first English service for the popular 3D MMORPG launches the Noel Race and introduces two new in-game reward systems.
4 July 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Asiasoft today announces the official launch of the new NOEL race in the first English service of Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second. Along with the launch of this new race, the game also introduces a new map where the Noels originated from – Yggdrasil Garden.
The History of Noels
Noels came about during the time of the Midgard battles. They were once Elves who battled alongside the Human Race against the Goddess Freyja, in which they emerged victorious. However, after that, the Elves began to disappear after they absorbed the demon spells that were casted during the battle.
The Elves could only survive by absorbing spells and thus they started to grow black wings and tails on their backs, and the symbol of the demon, horns, also appeared from their heads. Due to the transformation, the Human Race started calling them Noels.
The Noel race was saved from extinction by a piece of Ymir, which contain pure and infinite spells, preventing the Noels from transforming into demons when they absorbed demon spells. Even though they would grow into adulthood, they spent their lives as children to reduce the need to consume more spells.
New Map: Yggdrasil Garden
The Yggdrasil Garden, located on the top of the world tree Yggdrasil, is the home of the Noels. The Noels started building the small town Elenas, and lived there happily and peacefully until one day, the peace was shattered by the Freyjas.
The Freyjas’ mission was to destroy the pendant made from Ymir, and the Noels fought bravely to protect it. The Noels won the battle eventually after a long and hard fight and they marked this victory with a celebration. However, it was abruptly ended when a wounded traveler showed up in Elenas town and the story of Noel began.
The Journey Begins
The Noel starts its journey as an Alter. Upon reaching Level 25, the Noel can choose to continue the path as a Crecentia or a Soul Maker. Each job has their unique support and attack skills that could prove essential and useful for any situation. Visit http://www.playRO2.com to find out more about the Noel race.
“We are very excited to launch the new Noel race in the world’s first English service for Ragnarok Online 2!” said Mr Sherman Tan, Chairman for Asiasoft.“We hope that players will be able to explore new experiences and enjoy themselves with the launch of the new content and we look forward to the players’ support as we continue to work closely with the developers to bring in more new content for their enjoyment in the near future.”
A Rewarding Gameplay with Ragnarok Online 2
Introduced since April 2013, two new in-game reward systems had been implemented within the game, namely the Daily Attendance System and the Hourly Giveaway. For those who had taken a break from the game before then, now would be a wonderful time to make a comeback. With every day of login, the Daily Attendance System will reward the player with an in-game item, and the rewards will get more attractive for each consecutive day of login. Players will start off with a seedling and the seedling will grown into a full bloom after five consecutive days of login, rewarding the player with a rare in-game item which would assist players with their raids and game.
Also, players will be rewarded for staying in the game. The Hourly Giveaway promises attractive in-game cash items such as explorer potions and repair spinels. Upon login, the hourly timer is activated and for every hour, the player will receive the reward by clicking on the giftbox that appears on the top right hand corner. Upon reaching the 3rd hour mark, players will be rewarded with a much sought after item that is rare within the game.
Players already familiar with both systems would be pleased to know that the top tier rewards will be updated with new items regularly. From 4th July 2013 onwards, the 5th day reward for the Daily Attendance System will be a Special Card Synthesis Stone and for the Hourly Giveaway, they stand to receive one Mysterious Crystal upon reaching the 3rd hour mark.
In addition, to mark the launch of Noel race, Ragnarok Online 2 is also giving a chance for players to win RO2Cash!
From 4th July to 5th August 2013, the first 5,000 players who create their Noel characters in the game in July and in August will stand a chance to win 100,000 worth of RO2Cash each! Head over to http://www.playRO2.com now for more details and be part of the ever-growing Ragnarok Online 2 community at http://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2!
02 Jul 13: MapleSEA kicked off its 8th Anniversary Celebrations with over 1,000 attendees!
Maple Party Bus resumes its roving this weekend along with other exciting activities lined up for those who missed it!
2 July 2013, Singapore – It was a fun-filled weekend on 29th and 30th June 2013, as MapleSEA kickstarted its 8th Anniversary in a very unique way. Introducing the first-ever Maple Party Bus by MapleSEA, it brought the party to its gamers across various locations in Singapore! The Party Bus also brought cheers to shoppers along the downtown shopping belt while on the move, with the pretty and vivacious MapleSEA girls adding a sunny vibe to the area as the bus roved along.
Anticipation was high among the MapleSEA gamers, with some coming as early as one hour before the bus was to arrive at its destination. As the Maple Party Bus slowly pulled into the stadium carpark, smartphones quickly snapped out of their pockets as gamers tried to capture a glimpse of the first Maple Party Bus and the MapleSEA girls who were seen waving and greeting the waiting gamers!
Even the morning drizzle on the 30th June morning did not dampen the spirits of the gamers as there was already a group of people standing along the sheltered areas, waiting patiently for the bus to arrive. Although on-ground activities were halted, sales and redemptions still went on to reward the support of these gamers who did not let a little rain stop them from coming.
The main highlight of the weekend was the Birthday Bash held at Woodlands Stadium Carpark, the most voted location by the fans of MapleSEA. A long queue was already spotted one hour before the bus was due to arrive, waiting patiently for their turn to lay hands on exclusive in-game items, or to try their luck at the free lucky dip booth, where they could stand to bring home a MapleSEA premium! The event also made use of crowd-sourcing to allow event attendees to share a post on Facebook with their mobile phones to unlock a secret game activity during the birthday celebration when the post reached a certain amount of shares.
There were also fans from across the causeway who specially came to join the fun. It was definitely a festive mood as gamers hung around for the celebration to start, livening up the area with laughter as they watched fellow gamers trying to win themselves one of the cute standees and other exclusive premiums with the on ground activities, or simply gathered with their fellow guildmates and discuss the intricacies and strategies of their game play.
The excitement rose to a new level when the Yeti appeared! It was time to kickstart the official birthday celebration. TheVIPs from Nexon led everyone into a birthday song for MapleSEA and after the candles were blown, everyone gathered for a group picture before tucking into the delicious birthday cake. Many were also seen having a photo opportunity with the cute Yeti as well as the friendly MapleSEA girls to remember the event by.
As the Maple Party Bus concluded its first half of the journey with a bang at Woodlands Stadium, gamers who missed all the festivities need not fret, as the Maple Party Bus will continue its party this coming weekend on the 6th and 7th July 2013! Be sure to catch the all the action personally by checking out the Maple Party Bus Schedule at http://www.MapleSEA.com/MaplePartyBus! It is the last chance to celebrate and party away with MapleSEA!
For pictorial highlights of the event, please visit the MapleSEA Facebook Fan Page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152980835900612.1073741828.55465290611&type=1
Along with the slew of roving celebration festivities, gamers could also look forward to the release of the final character in the Season 2 content update – Xenon, a new high level party quest and a new boss on 3rd July 2013!
The story of Xenon is about a little boy who was abducted by an evil scientist, whose plan was to create the perfect weapon. His memories were taken away and was re-awakened when he met a prisoner who was someone from his past. Because of the trigger, he decided to join the Resistance. His full story can be found here: http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/content-xenon
While Xenon embarked on a search for his origins, Pantheon, home of the Nova Race, has come under attack from Magnus and Hilla’s forces. Gamers will need to help the Nova race against this Dimension Invade.
This is a new party quest for level 140 and above. There are a total of five(5) stages where waves of monsters must be defeated. If too many monsters are alive at one time, players will be kicked out, but if the monsters are defeated in good time, a hidden stage will be unveiled. The quest can be accessed in a party of one (1) to four (4) players and special rewards await outstanding gamers. The invasion does not end there, as Magnus, one of Black Mage’s commanders, has made its appearance felt and known throughout Pantheon. First spotted during the launch of Kaiser, Magnus is the latest boss to be introduced into MapleSEA!
Battling Magnus is like no other boss fights, as there will be a new battle systems implemented in the battle, such as staying within a selected zone in order to deal damage and having to avoid falling rocks while battling again the enemy; both adding a whole new level of challenge to the boss fight. More details can be found here: http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/updates/view/3rd_july_2013_xenon_patch_notes/
Other than new content launch, there will also be many exciting online activities and in-game events happening at the same time, so do head over to MapleSEA’s website at http://www.MapleSEA.com or MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA to receive the latest MapleSEA news, updates and events!
25 Jun 13: Chaos Online Cash Shop NOW OPEN!
Today marks the official opening of Chaos Online Cash Shop, which operates from 25th June 1100hrs (+8 GMT). Players can purchase items such as Heroes, Potions, Skins, and Charms to boost their performances in game. From today onward, only 30 Heroes will be available for free in Chaos Online on rotation basis. However players can spend Red Soul Stones to purchase and to own any Heroes permanently.
In celebration of this occasion, there will be a DOUBLE BOOSTER event. Players who log in to the game from 25th June at 1100hrs (+8 GMT) till 1st July at 2359 (+8 GMT) will get a double EXP + GP boost.
Additionally, Asiasoft has created a Free Chaos Hero Facebook App, where players can earn Red Soul Stones by doing the following:
- Go to https://apps.facebook.com/freechaoshero/
- Share this app = get 1 code for 4 Red Soul Stones (one time only)
- Invite a Friend = you and your friend will both get a code for 5 Red Soul Stones each. The more friends you invite, the more stones you will gain.
12 Jun 13: Luminous and Kaiser Blaze Their Way into MapleSEA
The highly anticipated final hero, and a reborn dragon warrior ignite the flames of righteousness in the 4th update of MapleSEA Season 2!
12 June 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – MapleSEA fires up the June school holidays with the launch of two characters and a new hangout for players as it releases part four of its Season 2 content today.
The first character to be introduced is the final hero who helped to seal up Black Mage, Luminous. During the battle, Luminous and Phantom were the last to arrive upon Freud’s instructions. When Luminous entered the Black Mage’s throne, he found the injured Freud and through telepathy, Luminous was told to seal off the Black Mage once and for all.
However, in the midst of Freud and Luminous fighting to activate the seals, Black Mage attempted to break free and Luminous had no choice but to physically clash with him. Though Black Mage was ultimately defeated, Luminous was tainted in the process.
100 years later, as Luminous woke up and found himself in Ellinia, the dark powers within him gained control and he annihilated the entire area. Slowly, he gained control over himself and realised that his light and dark powers are at an imbalance as the dark powers he gained from Black Mage started to show its true form and therefore, he had to make the choice between the Light and the Dark.
As a Luminous, players will be able to choose either the Light or the Dark powers to embark on an adventure with the challenging character. They would have to maintain the balance between these two powers to unleash the most damage upon their enemies.
For more information on Luminous and his skills, please refer to the following link http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/content-luminous
While Luminous is caught up with the balancing of his powers, a new character is also rising in another part of the Maple World, Pantheon. Kaiser also originates from the Nova race like the Angelic Buster. He was the defender of Grandis 100 years ago, and went off to battle Magnus, one of Black Mage’s commanders after telling his comrades to stay behind and protect Pantheon.
Unfortunately, even when he transformed to his final stand as the battle wore on, Magnus proved too strong and Kaiser had to unleash an attack that eradicated both Magnus’ forces and himself as a last resort. It was kept as a secret that Kaiser would eventually reincarnate as a Nova child.
Forward to the present times and a little boy called Kyle formed the Heliseum force with his friends, Tear and Velderoth. In the same battle where Tear became the Angelic Buster, Kyle killed one of the priests, who tried to seize a relic, after Tear was defeated. At the same time, the Kaiser powers awaken within him and he killed the remaining priests.
When Kyle regained consciousness, he was told that he is the reincarnation of Kaiser and from then, he had to accept his destiny as the defender of Pantheon.
Players will have to fill up a morph gauge by using skills to attack their enemies, before they can transform into Kaiser. Once transformed, players will be awed by the power Kaiser during the battle.
Discover more about Kaiser and his skills from the Interactive Factsheet via the following link, http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/content-kaiser
Other than creating new adventures with the new characters, players can also travel to the new Gold Beach resort for a breather and hang out with their friends at this sunny recluse.
Gold Beach is a new theme dungeon where Gold Richie is in the midst of setting up his resort business with his son, Gold Richie Junior. Set against a backdrop of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, players will need to help Gold Richie overcome some of the problems he encountered while trying to start his resort business.
Open to level 40 and above, players will need to accept a quest to be ported over to this new map. Otherwise, they could head to the Six Path Crossroad and look for Pilot Irvine if they needed an escape to the sunny paradise.
In conjunction with the launch, there will also be a plethora of events and activities waiting for players to participate and explore and win attractive rewards and prizes. Players can also keep a lookout for a unique party experience that will be coming soon to celebrate MapleSEA’s 8th birthday too.
11 Jun 13: Asiasoft Sets Up Operations in the Philippines
11th June 2013, Philippines – Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd, a leading online gaming publisher in Southeast Asia, today announces the opening of its new Philippines office, as part of its expansion plans to reach out to gamers in the region.
The opening of Asiasoft Philippines will elevate the online gaming industry locally to greater heights with numerous popular titles set to launch in the coming months.
The Philippines office will kick start its services with Asiasoft’s current titles such as Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA), a fast action high-definition First Person Shooter (FPS) game powered by Unreal Engine 3, Sudden Attack, the number one FPS game in Korea, and Chaos Online, Asiasoft’s first Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) title. Asiasoft will also be launching a new football management game titled FC Manager soon.
“We see the potential of eSports and the burgeoning gaming scene here in the Philippines, therefore we decided to set up an office here to better serve the local gaming community,” said Mr Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft. “With the plethora of games in the line up, we hope that gamers here will be very excited and we look forward to their support as Asiasoft embarks on its journey.”
For this year, Asiasoft has also several plans in store to excite the Filipino gamers, both young and old alike. Other than launching free-to-play games for general enjoyment, those looking to fulfill their competitive streak can look forward to the series of tournaments that will be held across selected iCafes nationwide, leading up to the Asiasoft’s owned regional championship in January 2014, which will feature attractive cash prizes. The participating games will be AVA, Sudden Attack and Chaos Online.
Details about the tournaments will be released nearer to date. Interested gamers can check out the respective games’ websites and their Facebook fan pages for the latest news and updates.
For Chaos Online
Official website: http://www.playcybergames.com
Official Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/chaosonline.game
Official PH Community Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ChaosOnlinePhilippines
Asiasoft Philippines would like to extend their thanks to the following partners for making this a successful launch: Lean and Mean Machines, RedFox , Globe Torque, Razer and You Ignite.
About Asiasoft Philippines
Asiasoft Philippines is a branch of Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Asiasoft International Co, Ltd, listed in Thailand as Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited.
Asiasoft Philippines is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing companies with presence in South East Asian countries, serving over 49.5 million registered gamers.
29 May 13: Explore a New Town with the Angelic Buster
The loveable Angelic Buster has finally arrived on the shores of MapleSEA with the reveal of her birthplace in the third installment of Season 2 update!
29 May 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – MapleSEA heats up part three of its Season 2 update with a new character, new maps and a new unique dungeon system!
First up, players can finally roam the worlds of MapleSEA with the loveable and most popular character on MapleSEA’s Facebook poll, the Angelic Buster!
She hails from a new race called Nova and is also know as the Idol of the Battlefield. Her story began as a young girl known as Tear, who was very different from her own kind as she neither had a tail nor magic and thus, she was always being made fun of by others.
Fortunately, she had two very good friends, Kyle, the future Kaiser, and Velderoth. Together, they formed the Heliseum Force and hoped to regain ownership of their homeland that was taken away by the evil forces.
During a battle with Magnus, who was trying to seize a relic from Pantheon, Tear accidentally touched the relic and was “cursed”. After defeating the evil forces, a magic bracelet was attached to her arm, which revealed itself to be the vessel of the ancient dragon, Eskalade. She was appointed to be the guardian and became the Angelic Buster.
The Angelic Buster is a DEX based Nova class. Through Eskalade’s power, she unleashes her power through a recharge system instead of Mana. Every time she uses selected skills, she will be able to recharge her weapon and once fully charged, she will be able to deal extensive damage with other skills that utilizes the charged energy.
For more information on Angelic Buster and her skills, visit the Interactive Factsheet at http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/content-angelic-buster/
In conjunction with the release of the Angelic Buster, MapleSEA will also launch a new town called Pantheon. Pantheon is the hometown of the Nova Class, the birthplace of Angelic Buster and Kaiser. There will be new maps for players to explore and a series of quests based on the story of the Nova Class. They will ultimately be led to the outskirts of Pantheon, Heliseum, in preparation for the battle with the evil forces that controls Pantheon currently.
At the same time, a new hidden dungeon known as the Evolving Dungeon has been uncovered in Edelstein. It is suitable for those who are of level 100 and above. The unique feature of this dungeon is that players can create and customize their own dungeon training grounds through the use of Cores. Players will need to accept and complete a series of quests in order to obtain cores and enter this new dungeon.
28 May 13: Asiasoft launches its First MOBA: Chaos Online
Hit competitive multiplayer title from South Korea will go live regionally on 29th May 2013
Bangkok, Thailand, 28th May 2013 – Asiasoft today announces the regional launch of Chaos Online at a press event in @Club Esplanade, Bangkok, Thailand. The game will go live on 29th May 2013 and this will be the first title in Asiasoft history where a game will be published simultaneously to players in seven countries in Southeast Asia region (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar). Moreover, there will be a SEA online championship with monthly US$10,000 prize pool.
“Chaos Online is Asiasoft’s first published MOBA title and we are proud to partner with Neoact who has done a great job in creating such a competitive title that suits our region’s e-sports scene,” says Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft. “Chaos Online is the first in a line-up of regional AAA titles that will be published by this year simultaneously in multiple countries in multiple languages.”
Chaos Online is a Free-to-Play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) title, developed by Neoact, the Korean developer who first broke into the MOBA scene for creating the Chaos map for Blizzard Entertainment’s WarCraft III.
Chaos Online revolves around the conflict of two factions in Ramian Kingdom: the Divine Union, led by Eldin and the Immortal Legion, led by Leonic. Both are fighting for dominance in a world infected by an unknown epidemic that threatens the existence of all creatures in the kingdom. There are over 80 unique heroes from the two different factions with distinctive play styles that players can choose from: Carry, Disabler, Escape, Ganker, Initiator, Nuker, Pusher, Support, Semi-Carry and Tank.
The game has two innovative MOBA features – players can purchase items in real time during combat, and all heroes can destroy parts of the environment to create alternative routes to provide more exciting and unpredictable combat encounters.
Chaos Online is open to all on 29th May 2013 and there will be a series of community activities and tournaments to celebrate the game’s launch. Players are encouraged to practice hard and be ready for SEA Online Championship starting in July 2013, which features monthly US$10,000 prize pool. To download the game client and for more information on Chaos Online and its tournaments, please visit http://www.playcybergames.com. For information on the game’s community activities, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/chaosonline.game.
15 May 13: The Demon Avenger is Here!
First new character release for MapleSEA’s biggest content up in its history – MapleSEA Season 2!
15 May 2013, Singapore and Malaysia - MapleSEA releases the first of the series of new characters in its Season 2 content update – Demon Avenger!
The Demon Avenger is part of the Resistance Force. Though he has many similarities to the Demon Slayer (Both of them belong to the Demon Class), he uses a new weapon called a Desperado and a Force Shield as his secondary weapon.
Another difference from his counterpart is that the Demon Avenger is a HP-based character, which means that his damage and skills are all dependent on the amount of HP that he has. Every stroke that he unleashes will utilize his HP and the damage that he is capable of depends heavily on the amount of his HP too.
The Demon Avenger also uses a new skill system called the Exceed Skill System. When he uses special Exceed skills, he will become stronger and faster, but at the same time, his HP recovery will reduce. Furthermore, these special skills also consume a huge amount of his HP, therefore, it is a constant challenge for the Demon Avenger to maintain the balance between having enough HP while dealing out decent damage.
For more information on the Demon Avenger and his skills, visit the Interactive Factsheet at http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/content-demon-avenger.
24 Apr 13: MapleSEA Season 2 is here!
Biggest Update in MapleSEA’s history to feature five new characters!
24 April 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Asiasoft Online today announces the highly anticipated launch of MapleSEA’s Season 2. Packed with new characters and features, the new content will be released periodically until July 2013.
This content update will be one of its biggest in MapleSEA’s 8-year history, where gamers, especially Maplers, can look forward to an exciting season of embarking on new adventures with the following features in the upcoming months: Five New Characters, Hyper Skills, Item Reorganization, new game features and numerous exciting in-game events.
Below are the launch dates of the new characters and game features:
24th April 2013
- Hyper Skills
- Monster Park Extreme
- Item Reorganization
15th May 2013
- Demon Avenger (New Character)
29th May 2013
- Angelic Buster (New Character)
12th June 2013
- Luminous (New Character)
- Kaiser (New Character)
3rd July 2013
- Xenon (New Character)
17th July 2013
- Monster Life (New Game Feature)
All information on the updates and in-game events, as well as Season 2 offline events, will be released in due time on MapleSEA’s official site at www.MapleSEA.com and on its Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/MapleSEA.
11 Apr 13: Defend Audition Town from the Evil Forces in the New Battleparty Challenger!
A new challenge awaits all AuditionSEA Clubbers in the new Battleparty Challenger Mode as evil lurks to take over the world of AuditionSEA!
11 April 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – AuditionSEA has been invaded by evil NPCs bent to take over Audition Town and it is up to the Clubbers to save their beloved gathering ground from falling into these evil clutches through the new Battleparty Challenger!
This new challenge mode will be hosted on a brand new server and will be activated at 6pm on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. A dedicated server will appear on the server selection list. Within this challenge mode, ten Boss NPCs and their followers will compete with players through a non-stop 15-stage dance battle of varying modes and degrees of difficulty.
Players will have to defeat the Boss NPC and their followers in all 15 stages to receive Dens and in-game items exclusive to this server, as a mark of their victory over the bosses, in their path to defend Audition Town!
For more details and information about the Battleparty Challenger, please visit http://www.AuditionSEA.com. Also, fans can also check out the latest activities at AuditionSEA’s Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/AuditionSEA
In addition, players will also be pleased to know that AuditionSEA is now compatible with Windows 8.
12 Mar 13: Unleashing the Mother of all Updates in CabalSEA!
A highly anticipated content update set to whet the appetites of those seeking new challenges!
13 March 2013, Singapore and Malaysia - CabalSEA has launched a major content update! A new Mission Battle, new Dungeon, new dungeon rewards and items will set the tone for new challenges in the game. Topping it all off are exciting activities specially designed to bring out the competitive streak in players with attractive prizes to boot!
Fight for glory in the new 1 versus 1 battle arena with a mission – the icy caves of the Frozen Colosseum. Each player will start out with 50 points and the first player to gain 500 points will win. Watch out for icy bosses and eliminate the flag inside the arena to gain more points for victory while battling the opponent for that special advantage!
The latest dungeon to arrive in CabalSEA is a force not to be taken lightly of. A party based dungeon for Level 155 and above, the Tower of the Undead B3f is a race against time. Some of the strongest bosses lurk in the dark crevices of this dungeon, waiting to kill intruders in their way and players will need superb teamwork to eliminate them in order to progress.
Given with a time limit of ten minutes upon entry, the party will have to fight against a total of six bosses in the dungeon in order to conquer it, and each eliminated boss will earn them bonus time. Successful parties can look forward to attractive item drops such as new armor sets, new weapons and this extremely rare mount – Astral Bike. These new drops are also exclusive to the dungeon!
The Astral Bike can be upgraded to improve its performance, but being the highest grade among all in Cabal, it rightfully deserves the best resources for its upgrades. It is also an additional storage option for the savvy, and with its impressive design, players will definitely be the envy and the centre of attraction everywhere. Watch out for CabalSEA GMs as they may just zoom into towns on the Astral Bike. To find out when to catch a close-up glimpse with the GMs, visit http://www.CabalSEA.com for more details.
Players can also interact and battle alongside CabalSEA GMs in the new Tower of the Undead B3f by signing up for the Fastest Dungeon Run in-game event. GMs team up with players and help them in their battle. The team who clears the dungeon in the shortest time will win attractive prizes. Keep a lookout on http://www.CabalSEA.com for the schedule.
Last but not the least, new skills await selected classes while adjustments have also been made to other skills to improve the overall gameplay experience.
07 Feb 13: Pieces of Love embrace AuditionSEA in this Season of Romance!
AuditionSEA launches new “Jigsaw Room” mini game, runs matchmaking sessions for singles to find their love!
7 February 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – In the month of February where declarations of love and affection, coupled with gift tokens to signify their commitment, takes centrestage all around the world, one cannot help but be surrounded by the air of romance. This is especially so in AuditionSEA, the free-to-play massively multiplayer online dancing game, as it launches the new “Jigsaw Room” mini-game for all AuditionSEA couples today.
The new Jigsaw Room is accessible through the Couple Garden in AuditionSEA and Puzzle Boxes to activate the mini-game can be purchased from the Couple Shop within the game. This is an opportunity for couples to strengthen their relationship by completing jigsaw puzzles together and in return for their efforts, receive attractive in-game rewards.
The jigsaw puzzles come in three different sizes and pieces for the jigsaw puzzle can be obtained as random drops when couples harvest the flowers in their Couple Garden. Hence, if couples have been neglecting their garden, now is the good time for them to spend more time together and rekindle their affection in their Couple Garden.
AuditionSEA has been the hangout place for many of its fans to find great friends and for some, their better halves, as most strut those nifty dance moves in their best fashion attire. Many players will also flock to popular modes such as Club Dance, Boys & Girls and Ballroom Dance, with hopes of finding that special someone while they dance or waltz their way to the top couple in that session.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many single clubbers may be keen to find someone to celebrate this special occasion with in AuditionSEA, and to finally experience the beauty of the exclusive couple features in the game. Therefore, they will be pleased to know that AuditionSEA will be running a matchmaking event in the month of February, to help these singles connect with other similar individuals within the game. They will need to submit entries of their name, and other required details for AuditionSEA to participate in this session.
Then on 14 February 2013, AuditionSEA GM will conduct a compatibility match and run the event. Winners of this event who becomes a couple eventually and completes the wedding licence within two weeks will be handsomely rewarded with exclusive couple avatars and accessories, and not forgetting the slew of special couple features they get to enjoy as well.
Celebrity GM Couple, GM Wasabi and GM FrenchFry will also be present on 14 February to celebrate the special occasion and perhaps players could invite them to be witnesses to their wedding parties upon successful matchmaking.
“This will be a very exciting Valentine’s Day for us as we can’t wait to complete the first jigsaw puzzle together, except that the question now for us is, which puzzle to start on.”, quips GMFrenchFry. “I haven’t been contributing much to our garden, so for this Valentine’s Day, I’ll roll up my sleeves and harvest some flowers to get the pieces, but that will have to wait after we have finished our duties at the matchmaking party on Valentine’s Day” adds GMWasabi.
AuditionSEA clubbers can also look forward to many other exciting activities during this season of love by visiting AuditionSEA’s website at www.AuditionSEA.com or the Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/AuditionSEA.
06 Feb 13: New Class in MapleSEA: Mihile – The Knight Command of Light!
MapleSEA to celebrate Chinese New Year with an On-Ground event in Singapore
6 February 2013, Singapore and Malaysia - Mihile is the latest warrior class to join the ranks of all other mighty classes of MapleSEA! Many would not be unfamiliar with him as he is a Knight Commander for Empress Cygnus, and players can now have first hand experience of how he rose to that key position.
Mihile was once an overworked stock boy for Mr Limbert’s General Store known as “kiddo”. Little did he knew that Empress Cygnus saw something more in him, and together with her trusted aide, Nineheart, tested him and witnessed the power he has within.
This nameless little “kiddo” then found out from Empress Cygnus that his father was a warrior of great power, a warrior for good and light, and was thus named Mihile, in honor of his fallen father, Chromile. Mihile returned to Ereve with Empress Cygnus and Nineheart and his true calling as the Knight of Light began.
Players can now live the life of Mihile and experience his journey to become a Knight Commander of Light, following in the footsteps of his father. Mihile is melee warrior well-versed in one-handed swords and uses a special growth light shield called the Soul Shield. It also has high mobility which is essential during battles against enemies.
For more details and information about this content update, please visit http://www.MapleSEA.com.
Last but not least, as Chinese New Year is approaching, Asiasoft will organize a on-ground MapleSEA-themed Chinese New Year Lohei event on Saturday, 16th February 2013. Watch out MapleSEA’s Facebook Community Page (http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA) for details on the event and how to score invitation to the first of many MapleSEA community events this year.
18 Jan 13: Storm your way in Rift: Storm Legion
Special promotional game time packages available with the launch of RIFT: Storm Legion expansion!
Purchase RIFT: Storm Legion game time with @Cash and receive exclusive items!
Be the 1st 100 players to purchase a 1-year subscription will receive a FREE exclusive RIFT mousepad worth over $40.
For more information about the promotion, please visit
http://www.playpark.net/promotions/exclusive-rift-mouse-pad/. Also, check out the latest news and updates on Rift’s website at http://rift.playpark.net.
17 Jan 13: Have “U Si Liao” in GetAmpedSEA?
GetAmpedSEA kicks off a brand new year with the Ultimate Champions League to search for its top fighter!
17 January 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – GetAmpedSEA starts off 2013 with a fighting league not to be missed! Coined as the Ultimate Champions League (“UCL”), it will run from today until March to search for its top fighter of UCL!
Players will have to challenge their way through two qualifying rounds before they could approach the final Top Four battle ring for the last leg to become the Ultimate Champion.
In Round 1 of the qualifiers, players will need to play and accumulate points for a place in the Top 16 to proceed to Round 2. Round 2 will see a total of 32 players, where 16 of the places will be put up for “purchase”, similar to a “Wild Card” chance where players can buy their way directly in. These Top 32 players will then proceed to fight their way for the top honours in a series of round robin matches.
The first round will take place from 16 January to 13 February 2013. Players will need to purchase an event coupon from the Cash Shop to indicate their participation in the league. During this period, they will earn points from the matches that they have played, the challenges they have taken, as well as the length of the time they have stayed logged in the game. 16 players who accumulate the most points by the closing date will be selected for Round 2!
16 Jan 13: Return of the Dual Blade and Rise of Hilla!
The Dual Blade returns with a new vengeance after a long hibernation since 2012! Meanwhile, Hilla, the corrupt conqueror of Azwan, finally appears to execute her evil plans!
16 January 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – The Dual Blade returns to MapleSEA! The first dual-wielding thief class went into major revamp in May 2012 and is now back in MapleSEA!
Skills for the Dual Blade has been greatly revamped to harness its dual wielding powers, and the class is no longer gender bound upon creation.
Meanwhile, in the city of Azwan, as efforts of liberation spread through Maple World, its corrupt conqueror Hilla, has finally appeared to defend her control over the territory. In a new boss expedition, players who are Level 120 and above can now battle Hilla in two modes, Easy Mode (Level 120 and above) and Hard Mode (Level 170 and above)!
Players can gather up to a maximum of five other friends to form a party of six for this boss fight, and if they are successful in defeating Hilla, they can look forward to be handsomely rewarded with boss drops such as Necro Weapons.
With this new update, check out the various exciting activities happening on MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA as attractive prizes will be given away.
For more details and information about this content patch, please visit http://www.MapleSEA.com.
07 Jan 13: Asiasoft Online opens third world for Ragnarok Online 2
Cash Shop is open for business from 7th January 2013
7 January 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Asiasoft Online (“Asiasoft”) today announces the opening of third world for Ragnarok Online 2 called “Freyja”, which is the name of a Nordic goddess associated with love, beauty and fertility.
Soon after Open Beta Testing (“OBT”) phase was opened on 3rd January 2013, Ragnarok Online 2’s servers were 98% full with players from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Realizing the phenomenal demand from players, Asiasoft has decided to add a third world to accommodate more players and to ensure the smoothest gaming experience in Ragnarok Online 2 players.
“Freyja” has been in full operation from 6th January 2013, 1000HRS (+8 GMT).
Additionally, starting from 7th January 2013 at 1030HRS (+8 GMT), players can gain full access to Ragnarok Online 2’s Cash Shop to purchase in-game items such as special potions, decorative clothing, equipment and mounts.
To download the game and for more information about the game and its activities, please visit the official Ragnarok Online 2 game website at http://www.PlayRO2.com and its official Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2.
03 Jan 13: Asiasoft kicks-off Ragnarok Online 2 open beta today!
The world’s first English service opens its doors with special rewards for players
3 January 2013, Singapore and Malaysia – Asiasoft Online (“Asiasoft”) today announces the rescheduled start of the Open Beta Test period (“OBT”) for the world’s first English service of Ragnarok Online 2, which will serve players in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Developed by Gravity Co. and published by Asiasoft, this highly anticipated blockbuster free-to-play MMORPG was launched with great fanfare at this year’s Licence2Play 2012 event on 7th December 2012, marking the start of a wildly successful Closed Beta Test phase (“CBT”) that lasted until 13th December 2012.
With the launch of OBT, gamers in above mentioned countries can now enjoy Ragnarok Online 2 round the clock as the game servers will be fully opened for 24 hours a day. There will also be a plethora of in-game activities to enjoy, including the 24-Hour Cash Shop Opening Sale where players will be given free RO2Cash – the game credit required to purchase items – to purchase in-game cash shop items for use in their online adventures.
“First of all we would like to apologize that we had to delay the start of OBT, which was necessary in order to achieve our main objective of providing the most stable gaming experience to our users,” said Mr Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online. “We have been working closely with Gravity Co. to resolve bugs and issues reported by players during CBT and have subsequently run many stress tests during the final days of December 2012 to ensure the stability of the new game servers we have invested into the game. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us during that period and we now welcome gamers to rejoin us in the magical world of Ragnarok Online 2.”
As a token of appreciation to Ragnarok Online 2 players for their continuous support, Asiasoft Online will give 5,000 free RO2Cash to every player who has at least one Level 10 character in the game by 6th January 2013, 0259hrs (+8 GMT).
Additionally, each player who participated in Closed Beta Test or any of the Stress Test sessions held from 28th to 31st December 2012 will receive a special “Thank You Pack”, which includes 5 Explorer’s Purple potion, 5 Remote Storage scroll, 1 Spinel and 2 Butterfly wings. Terms and conditions apply and players can read more about the tokens of appreciation on the official Ragnarok Online 2 game website.
For more information about the game and its activities, please visit the official Ragnarok Online 2 game website at http://www.PlayRO2.com and its official Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2.