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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 20th, 2012 - Joymax, leading online game developer and publisher today launches a spectacular new expansion for their world renowned MMORPG, Silkroad Online!  With an astounding 15 million players throughout the world, Silkroad reaches out to a wide community of players who come together for the love of a single game.  Today marks the official start of the “Ignite Silkroad” promotion! Log in today to experience the newest content changes and find amazing bonuses for both veteran and new players.  Silkroad Online is also bustling with events as part of “Joymax Day,” where every Joymax title – including Silkroad Online – will experience a massive 1000% bonus EXP event! Not part of the Silkroad community yet?  Join now at

"Today’s update is only the beginning of many exciting changes to come," said Nam-Chul Kim, CEO of Joymax.  “It is our humble way of saying thank you to our millions of fans that have expressed interest in our game, and we vow to continue improvements for them.”

As a permanent part of the improvements, newly created characters will be given a special package of nine different beginner items normally found exclusively via the cash shop.  This new feature will be especially useful for the unique level-up event which can be used to race to the max level for the next four weeks.  The players who reach the highest level or who reach 120 first in their servers will receive epic high-tier weapons and full sets of rare alchemy items!  Will you be the reigning champion on December 11 th?

Additionally, for every ten levels a player achieves, they will receive a variety of bonus items which will aid them in their levelling.  These items include Resurrection Scroll, Premium Gold Time Plus, and Inventory Expansion; and with a max level of 100 to aim for, there will be all together 10 different goods to earn. These new level-up bonuses are in addition to a completely revamped tutorial, which launches today.

Silkroad Online also takes into account for players when real life calls by adding the new Rested Experience system. It will give players between 50-100% bonus EXP based on when they last logged off.  If that does not seem enough, players should definitely participate in the special "Joymax Day" event.  This shared event across all titles grants a massive 1000% EXP Gain bonus to players who come and spread the news to their friends.  Players can earn more amazing prizes by further joining the Joymax Day events at the Silkroad Online Official Website at

To find the latest info on upcoming content, cash shop items, GM interviews, or connecting 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