Gameforge and Runewaker Entertainment have announced this week that they will be celebrating Runes of Magic's 10th Anniversary this year. The game will officially hit the milestone on March 19th, and to celebrate the company has plans to throw an Anniversary Festival starting on March 10th, which will include an exclusive boost, exchange, and login events, as well as special in-game activities. Players whose accounts are also celebrating their 10th anniversary will receive an exclusive "Legend of Taborea" costume set, while those hitting seven years or more will receive the "Hero of Taborea" costume set. There will be exclusive boosts and login events that run until March 19th, followed by a special exchange event from March 22nd-31st. Here's a quote from the company and more details on what's happening in the game for the anniversary.
"I'm extremely happy to see Runes of Magic hit this major milestone," said Belen Banos Trujillo, Associate Game Manager for Runes of Magic. "We're thrilled to celebrate not only the game's history but also the fantastic community that has formed over the years, which continues to enjoy the world of Taborea and are probably the most welcoming and helpful bunch you could hope for when returning or joining fresh! I'm really looking forward to another great 10 years of excitement, adventures, and more friendships to be forged!"
There has never been a better time for players who yearn for the glory days of their epic crusades to return to Taborea. Set off on epic adventures, rekindle the long-lasting friendships that can only be found in battle, and, of course, race some Alpacas. Among the various improvements added to Runes of Magic throughout its 10 years, at the dawn of Chapter V: "Fires of the Shadowforge," a new race was introduced to its epic story — the Shadowforge Dwarves. Skilled prospectors and master weapon-smiths, the Dwarves must fight against the menacing spirits plaguing their home — the glorious underground city of Taffroc — and save their princess from the clutches of this twisted enemy.
The highly anticipated latest chapter, Chapter VII: "Legacy of the Soulless," returns to "The Spirits of Despair" storyline that began in 6.4.0 and introduced the Shataem Archipelago — with four of its five islands: Tasuq, Korris, Enoch and Vortis, currently available — bursting with lore, challenging dungeons, and simply begging to be explored. A forbidden spatial rune landed in the wrong hands and is the source of dangerous rifts sprouting up across Taborea. A newly formed group — the Hands of Balance — call upon the heroes of Taborea to join forces and venture forth to the Archipelago to put a stop the rifts and defend the land from certain demise.