Digimon Masters Announces Player Driven Updates
Joymax announced today the start of a series of new content and changes inspired by and based on player feedback for its online massive multiplayer title, Digimon Masters. A fantastic universe where our world and the Digital World are closer than anyone would have imagined is about to change in ways never expected! Joymax has now launched the first of several patches which will include functional game changes as well as new Mercenary Digimon.
“We set in place a number of measures in order to limit the negative impact of real-money trade and botting on Digimon Masters, but quickly came to the realization while these were effective in deterring RMT, they were also overly punitive to our players.” said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim. “The player’s voices have been heard on this issue and others, and we’re committed to addressing their concerns in a timely manner.”
The first part of the update, which launched on November 1st, addressed player requests that were related to experience point deductions and low drop-hatch rates: the XP penalty for extended game play has been removed, and the drop-hatch rates have been increased. These improvements were widely lauded as a positive step forward for the publisher. In addition, several new Digi-Eggs were added to the cash shop: Keramon, Hawkmon, and Petimeramon.
Future content updates, that are due out in November and December, will include an expanded cash shop with more payment methods, a new game server named Lucemon, two special Digivolutions for Beelzemon and MetalGarurumon, eight new Digimon including Agumon and Tentomon, and last but not least, three new maps! With more unannounced changes to come throughout 2012, this is the perfect time to jump straight into Digimon Masters.
Digimon are well known all over the globe as part of the famous Japanese TV animation series. Digimon Masters is the first ever 3D online game based on the Digimon universe with more than 1,000 characters featured from seasons 1 through 5 of the series. Not only is it faithful to the art design, Digimon Masters closely follows the original story that will satisfy both loyal fans of the series as well as the average gamer. The game seamlessly combines pet training simulation with role-playing elements to deliver a one of a kind gaming experience. Featuring real-time combat, Gamers will be thrilled with the challenges brought forth by real-time combat which requires quick thinking and good reflexes. Players can also become one of 8 Royal Knights. Royal Knights are Digimon who are in charge of each area in the Digital World. Leaders of a guild that conquers one of these areas can become a Royal Knight who has the right to impose taxes along with other perks and obligations.