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Ragnarok: Expanding and Updateing
10/9/2012
RAGNAROK ONLINE: EXPANDING AND UPDATEING

The War of Emperum Arrives on Classic Server

Marina Del Rey, California – October 9, 2012 - Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), has announced that the massive War of Emperium update has officially launched on Ragnarok Online’s Classic Server. Players can register for a free War Portal account at http://www.playragnarok.com/.

For nostalgia minded players who enjoyed the original mechanics and maps of the game, Gravity launched its Classic Server in June. As the months passed, the server had more regions and features added. This update introduces the War of Emperium: Ragnarok Online's signature guild versus guild competition, pitting warriors from around the world against each other in a weekly test of skill and strategy.

“Classic server is now ready to launch War of Emperum, over the course of three test WoEs we have opened up all of the realms and castles, as well as the guild dungeons,” says Producer Jason “Heimdallr” Koerperich, Ragnarok Online Producer at Gravity Interactive. "With the launch of full WoE castle holding guilds will be able to invest in a castles economy, improve its defenses, pick up treasure, and access the guild dungeon!”

With the War of Emperium launched, one of the next updates in Classic’s future will be the introduction of Transcendent classes, powerful upgrades to existing classes that can be unlocked by reaching the level cap. Players can learn more about special events, patch notes, community fan creations, and much more at the official Ragnarok Online Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/playragnarok .

October Sealed Box event begins for players who have redeemed a magic stone item to change to their second job class. The sealed boxes will drop off of random monsters when wearing a special event headgear and can be unlocked with keys from the item mall for unique and useful items. These change up monthly so check out this page for more details, http://www.playragnarok.com/news/eventdetail.aspx?id=211&p=1.

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About Ragnarok Online
Ragnarok Online is a fast-paced, 3rd person fantasy MMORPG, where friends can make parties, groups can make guilds, and the powerful can battle for top spots in weekly Guild vs. Guild battle to gain supremely powerful items of the Gods. 
Combine hundreds of options to optimize your equipment and appearance, along with fully customizable stats and skills to make your adventurer truly unique! With dozens of classes, you can find the one that fits your play style, band together in parties to fight powerful MVP bosses for unique gear or hunt monsters for cards to get unique and customizable effects for your equipment.
Sell these newly acquired items or player-created ones, including potions and weapons, to your fellow adventurers in a fully player-driven economy.  Take pets out for a walk through the hundreds of areas from lush forests to creepy ruins or even through the bottom of the ocean!  Quest to hunt the deadliest of creatures, to learn about the lore and history of Midgard, or find a way to journey to new locations that become available with Ragnarok's regular update schedule.
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Welcome G-Learning (Game Based Learning)!
9/21/2012
Welcome G-Learning (Game Based Learning)!

Playing Games is Educational! Korea, Vietnam, And Now The United States!

Marina del Rey, CA –September 21, 2012 – Playing Games is Educational! G-Learning (Game based Learning) applies educational content in the class room. The G-Learning purpose is to improve the efficiency in the academic achievements of the students. Gravity Interactive developer of the popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) ROSE Online has partnered with South Korea based CMI (Korean Contents Managements Institute) to bring G-Learning to public Education in Vietnam.

“We have seen the success that G-Learning has had and we are excited to see the results from the class room in Vietnam,” said Jay H Choi, Chief Operation Officer at Gravity Interactive. “The excitement in learning is what we have enjoyed seeing, and to see that comprehension results are higher with the G-Learning system has been spectacular!”

G-Learning has seen results in the United States, South Korea and is currently in class rooms in Vietnam. In September 2010, G-learning was used for the first time in a United States elementary school in Culver City, California. The results of the first G-Learning class showed a 10.8% increase in scoring averages with Game Based Learning of Math. Last year, Gyeonggi Province surveyed 42 elementary schools conducting G-learning classes in English and Math with scores improving respectively, 52% and 29%.

This year in Trân Duc Luong, Vietnam G-Learning, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, will be used in class rooms and expanded based on results. “The students and teachers reaction was beyond expectation,” said Chay Trong Lien Hio Quic, Officer at the Ministry of Education. “Depending on the result, we will plan to extend the G-learning to whole Ho Chi Minh City schools, Vietnam is now focusing on global education and Game based learning which is perfectly suitable for our policy contents.” he added.

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About Game Based Learning (G-learning)
The Contents Management Institute developed an online curriculum based on analysis of the English & math curriculum for fifth graders using “Rose Online,” it’s based on Massively Multiplayer Online Game created by Gravity Interactive and introduced it to the public school system. The method was first used in business management classes at ChungAng University in 2003, and over the past eight years has been adopted by graduate schools at Seoul National University and elementary, middle and high schools in Korea. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology designated “model schools” for G-learning in 2009, and since then G-learning has been conducted in English and math classes at those schools.
Contents Management Institute (CMI) has been constructing G-learning service infrastructure such as producing G-learning contents, designing G-Learning instruction and G-learning teacher training program. Game based learning is perfectly suitable for the general education that is familiar with online games. While playing games, they have fun and learn. The basic premise is to utilize gaming’s optimal functions, to immerse and not repress the game.
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Maestia: Dubs New "Skies Of Palus"
9/19/2012
DUBS NEW “SKIES OF PALUS”

Faces New Challenges Bring All Of These To The Table!

Marina del Rey, CA - September 19, 2012 - Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), has announced that the latest game update has added new features and a level cap, arrived an exciting new zone to Maestia: Skies of Palus. Players can now treat themselves to a sneak peek at the update trailer http://youtu.be/u7836tut74c and Maestia will be holding special event with exclusive prizes for its players; visit http://www.playmaestia.com/ to see more details!

Maestia challenges like the new battlegrounds, new raids, and new max-level dungeons, player will be happy to know that the latest patch, titled The “Skies of Palus”. Players can now queue for instanced PvP at the level cap, square off against dangerous foes in raid bosses by retuning the encounters to make it extremely challenging and unforgiving for unprepared parties, and test their mettle against three new top-tier instances.

“Maestia is fantasy free-to-play and our players can now customize their Heroes. Skies of Palus will a new dungeon instance with two sets of difficulty,” said Alex Kim, Producer for Maestia at Gravity Interactive US Office. “Also included will be an expanded skill tree for every class that will give players new skills for these new encounters!”

Sometimes you need a good partner to help you go through the toughest zones in Maestia. With the new mercenary feature, face new challenges by employing your other characters to help you out. Max out both characters to the new level cap and receive a cool prize!
If you're still looking for something to do after you've conquered all the new content, Maestia is hosting a Lineage of the guild PvP tournament that of course, RvR will never be the same! Participate will need to be not knocking on its Golem in the new Golem Defender PvP mode and wins some awesome prizes!

With the introduction of the Steam Workshop and the in-game store, you can create your own look from the wide selection of content created by the community. Look for the latest news on the update at Maestia Portal, or follow the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/playmaestia.

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About Maestia: Rise of Keledus
Maestia is a full-featured, fantasy MMORPG, following a story about the eternal quest for power and righteousness. Players are able to join Instance Dungeons, fight in battles that involve both guilds and factions, and participate in an advanced Mercenary system. There are also numerous quests that they can complete and items to create.  Always free to play, and now with no download required, players can leap straight into a world of fascinating horror at http://www.playmaestia.com/
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Dragon Saga: Kicks Off The Worlds Collide Update
9/18/2012
DRAGON SAGA: KICKS OFF THE WORLDS COLLIDE UPDATE

The World of Ragnarok is in Trouble and the Heroes of Dragon Saga answer that call!

Marina del Rey, CA –September 18, 2012 - Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), has launched an all-new Dragon Saga update that brings the world of Ragnarok to this Dragon Saga. Players can find new quests, quest rewards, costumes, dungeons, and so much more. For more details on the update:  http://playdragonsaga.com/landing and check out some in-game footage of the Worlds Collide update at: http://youtu.be/BjSF7fvsr74!

WarpPortals have opened up connecting the World of Dragon Saga to the world of the International hit MMO, Ragnarok Online.  Kafra employee, Telling, is in search of heroes to help save her home town of Geffen from certain doom. Heroes must don the armor of Ragnarok Heroes to enter this strange realm and will be rewarded with otherworldly armors and Costumes… if they succeed. Treasure boxes dropped from these new maps contain a chance to score exclusive Ragnarok Themed pets and mounts. New Field maps and monsters await all those brave enough to take on the challenge.

“It’s an exciting time for Dragon Saga, veteran players of Ragnarok will get a kick out of seeing their favorite armor sets and Monster in this awesome 3D environment…” said Vince Kim, Dragon Saga Producer at Gravity Interactive. “… and Dragon Saga players will love the challenges and costumes the new Instance dungeons will bring. “

To get the latest information and regular contests for amazing prizes, follow the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/playdragonsaga.  Players can also find more details at Dragon Saga Portal.

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About Dragon Saga
Dragon Saga is a fast action 3D side-scroller MMORPG. Its server is located in US and services the North American gaming communities. Dragon Saga attracts casual gamers with quest based leveling system, while challenging the hardcore gamers with 6 different PVP modes and multi-level instance dungeons. Its combat system merges the traditional RPG spells with arcade fighting game style combos, resulting in a unique combat style that challenges the players' poise and quickness at the same time. Also, the Partner, Friends, and Marriage systems in-game make it extremely easy for any gamer to make new friends.

About Ragnarok Online
Ragnarok Online is a fast-paced, 3rd person fantasy MMORPG, where friends can make parties, groups can make guilds, and the powerful can battle for top spots in weekly Guild vs. Guild battle to gain supremely powerful items of the Gods. 
Combine hundreds of options to optimize your equipment and appearance, along with fully customizable stats and skills to make your adventurer truly unique! With dozens of classes, you can find the one that fits your play style, band together in parties to fight powerful MVP bosses for unique gear or hunt monsters for cards to get unique and customizable effects for your equipment.
Sell these newly acquired items or player-created ones, including potions and weapons, to your fellow adventurers in a fully player-driven economy.  Take pets out for a walk through the hundreds of areas from lush forests to creepy ruins or even through the bottom of the ocean!  Quest to hunt the deadliest of creatures, to learn about the lore and history of Midgard, or find a way to journey to new locations that become available with Ragnarok's regular update schedule.
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Maestia: First Major Update!
9/13/2012
FIRST MAJOR UPDATE

 “Skies of Palus” Will Be Open To All September 19th

Marina del Rey, CA - September 13, 2012 - Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), will received an update for Maestia: Rise of Keledus dubbed “Skies of Palus”. The update will surprise the community by raising the level cap, expanding the skill tree, and adding a new PvP mode. Players can look forward to starting September 19th at http://www.playmaestia.com/.

The upcoming update will increase the character level cap from 59 to 68. The update will be adding an exciting new zone to the game: Palus, The Forgotten Swamp is a new Day/Night zone for players to compete. Players will have the opportunity to engage in large scale battles to secure dominance for the raid bosses. The raid bosses will also receive an update by retuning the encounters to make it extremely challenging and unforgiving for unprepared parties. Skies of Palus will also a new dungeon instance with two sets of difficulty. Also included will be an expanded skill tree for every class that will give players new skills for these new encounters.

The mercenary system will also receive an update by allowing players to recruit their alternate characters to expand the way they want to play in the game. Following this update, Gravity plans to coincide with the mercenary update with a new event. Players will also receive a new system to upgrade their older Maestone. The Maestone upgrade system will allow players to place their old Maestone for a chance an upgraded version.

Players are allowed this weekend only! Rare monsters from Lipido will be spawning with frenzy! The Dark Lord Keledus’s influence has been slowly creeping into the Land of Desires. His twisted dark energies corrupt the land by increasing the numbers of his strongest minions. Tales of glorious treasures hidden within their bodies have been heard in the streets of Superion. If you are heroes, stop this madness!

Look for the latest news on the update at Maestia Portal, or follow the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/playmaestia.

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About Maestia: Rise of Keledus
Maestia is a full-featured, fantasy MMORPG, following a story about the eternal quest for power and righteousness. Players are able to join Instance Dungeons, fight in battles that involve both guilds and factions, and participate in an advanced Mercenary system. There are also numerous quests that they can complete and items to create.  Always free to play, and now with no download required, players can leap straight into a world of fascinating horror at http://www.playmaestia.com/
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Requiem: Launches On Facebook To Start Now!
9/11/2012
LAUNCHES ON FACEBOOK TO START NOW!

Adult-only Bloody Violence Hardcore MMO Head Over To Facebook

Marina del Rey, California – September 11, 2012 – Requiem opens a whole new world with the Facebook launch! Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), has released social strategy titles with great success, and now aims at the bloody violence dark-fantasy MMO lovers on Facebook. To celebrate the launch, Requiem will be holding special events with exclusive prizes for its players; visit http://www.facebook.com/playrequiem to join Requiem Facebook community!

Launching Requiem as a Facebook game with a brand new world server opens with a level playing field and the ease of sharing through the social network interface. It will allow players to not only expose the Facebook community, to help with improving Requiem as more players discover Requiem for the first time! To join the community managers and game masters to explore the starting map: Turba, get a chance to ask questions, address concerns and make suggestions to our team on the first day of the service in the September 11th 6PM in Pacific Daylight Time.

“We are very excited to make our debut into the Facebook community. Requiem is more than a Facebook game, it’s the first dark-fantasy MMO on the biggest social network,” said Casey Wing, Producer for Requiem at Gravity Interactive US Office. “We anticipate much success. We encourage our social game users to take a break from other MMO games and explore the 3D dark-fantasy world, engage in multiplayer matches or engage in real-time combat in the new world of fascinating horror that is Requiem.”

Opening events for Requiem Facebook version launch include a Temperion Decathlon with competitions intended for casual, social and hardcore players and Facebook “Like / Share & comment” event! Requiem will have also a swimming race hosted by game master character live in game. Facebook Requiem players will receive a stack of AED items which allow character to revive at their current location after dying instead of a resurrection stone. And players will receive a free mount that gives +60% to movement speed riding with GM in a Rex Race!

For those who have a Facebook, Requiem now has a Facebook game application that you can play at http://apps.facebook.com/playrequiem, for more information, please visit our official website at http://www.playrequiem.com/eventlanding/ or follow us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/playrequiem.

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About Requiem: Memento Mori Requiem is a 3D action-packed dark fantasy MMORPG that utilized the famed Havok Physics Engine, which allows for realistic life and death.  As a Temperion, players will be more resilient and adaptable than their fellow humans; the power lying dormant in their DNA comes alive with transfusions.  By modifying a character's DNA, inborn abilities and powers are raised to unfathomable levels to help the Temperions survive the fierceness of combat.  Always free to play, and now with no download required, players can leap straight into a world of fascinating horror at http://www.playrequiem.com/
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