Frogster has successfully completed the launch of the biggest ever expansion for its seafaring online role play game Bounty Bay Online. With the new add-on ‘Beyond the Horizon’ players can now take the route around Cape Horn and circumnavigate the whole of the historical seafarer world for the first time. The free expansion will take advanced players to the new continent of South America where the legendary Maya civilisation awaits discovery with its impressive stepped pyramids, demanding quest lines and a whole new instance. From the ‘Magellan Supply Station’ in the south to the snow-covered 'Seward’ in the far north, six new cities and harbours in South and North America await traders, seafarers and adventurers. Just like its predecessors, ‘Beyond the Horizon’ is available free of charge.
With the release of ‘Beyond the Horizon’, Bounty Bay Online now boasts five unique character classes on offer. While players only practised professions and skills so far, they can now choose the life of a Treasure Hunter, Armed Businessman, Imperial Guardian, Military Officer or a Caribbean Pirate. Each of the classes is defined by its special abilities which can be expanded in a comprehensive skills tree. After conquering high level instances or gaining a victory in PvP, an individual powerful equipment set beckons to all character classes. With the new expansion, a beginner-friendly tutorial quest series guides players gently into the new class system and through all of the basic game functions. New graphical dialogue boxes, an interactive quest guide as well as a new window for PvP events and world announcements mean that playing gets considerably more user-friendly.
‘Beyond the Horizon’ supplements Bounty Bay Online further with an expanded active pet system. Four new companions in arms called Hell Wolf, Ice Fairy, Shadow Reaper and Wild Bull, not only feature previous values such as loyalty, health, experience or pet levels, but new additional attributes such as ‘Damage Bonus’ and ‘Critical Strike’. In the pet interface players can supply the four newcomers with special equipment or exclusive skills. Thanks to their own inventories, the new companions can also offer additional storage space for the main character.
The historical seafarer world is being further enriched with a new Merchant Alliance system. In ‘Beyond the Horizon’ not just individual players, but also entire fleets or guilds can now join different alliances such as the Iberian or Netherlands Merchant Alliance. With special quest series for everyone of these, there are some quite exceptional rewards on offer. Further highlights of the add-on are a new tournament system, a new marriage system, a new land and a new sea combat arena, some expanded instances and over 40 new main quests. What’s more in ‘Beyond the Horizon’, players can measure themselves in various new ranking systems, such as a guild ranking, a land combat ranking, a millionaires’ ranking, or a fisherman’s ranking.
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