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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

November 13th, 2012 - Joymax, leading online game developer and publisher, today announces a new and exciting expansion for their famous anchor MMORPG, Silkroad Online!  For returning players, November promises to be an exciting month with huge benefits, new and exhilarating challenges, and amazing events!

Named "Ignite Silkroad", this enhancement will change the gameplay for both new and old players and is only the first of many new exciting changes to come.  From system improvements, increase benefits and incredible events, players can expect a different experience when they jump back to the vast Silkroad universe; especially to those who have been away from the game for a while.  “Ignite Silkroad” starts in just one week, on November 20th.

Joymax has set out the welcome mat for returning players with bountiful gift packets filled with helpful items that will ready them for a new exciting journey. These goodie packets are filled with items normally only available through the game's cash shop (max $129 worth!), and will be handed out for free to returning players! Starting on November 20th, all registered players who have been absent for at least a month will receive this unprecedented bounty.  But hurry!  This bonus only lasts only for three weeks. So, dust out your characters and jump into action next week.

Furthermore, players who wish to catch up to the glories of the high end gameplay will be happy to hear about the newly added system, "Rested Experience". When players are away from the game, players are able to stack special buffs that will nearly double their experience gain when they return. Added with the improved balance in leveling up, players will be able to reach their end goal in no time!

"As the name ‘Ignite Silkroad' suggests, Silkroad will return the burning excitement in the coming future and this update is only the tip of the iceberg," said Nam-Chul Kim, CEO of Joymax.  “Rookie players and veteran, current players and those returning, will have much to look forward to throughout these changes.”

November 20th is not only a big day for Silkroad, but all of Joymax's titles! Named "Joymax Day", this shared one week event across all Joymax games will present every player with a whopping 1000% EXP Gain item! Players can earn more amazing prizes by joining the Joymax Day events at the Silkroad Online Official Website at

To see the latest scoop on upcoming content, cash shop sales, find out what the GMs are doing, or want to connect with fellow Silkroad Online inhabitants; check out the official Silkroad Online Facebook at  or Twitter !


About SilkroadOnline

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters.

Did you know?  Silkroad Online was one of the first MMORPGs on the market to hit the coveted 100,000 concurrent logged in users, and at the time it was a plateau that was widely thought to be unreachable for any titles beyond a few big budget offerings.  For a free to play to reach such a status was practically unheard of, but Silkroad's success continues to this day.

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.  With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information, please visit,