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Jade Dynasty

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Perfect World
Developer: Perfect World
Release Date: June 15, 2009

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'Jade Dynasty' Celebrates Second Anniversary

by Rainier on June 15, 2011 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT

Jade Dynasty is the English-based, North American version of Zhu Xian, one of China's most popular Free-To-Play games. Based on the extremely popular internet novel, also titled "Zhu Xian," Jade Dynasty features a unique martial arts style game play wrapped in a huge, evolving game world.

Jade Dynasty is the English-based, North American version of Zhu Xian, one of China's most popular Free-To-Play games.  Based on the extremely popular internet novel, also titled "Zhu Xian," Jade Dynasty features a unique martial arts style game play wrapped in a huge, evolving game world.

Jade Dynasty offers players a multitude of features and systems not commonly found in free-to-play MMORPGs.  Once inside the crisp, clean game world, players begin their quest to uncover the secrets of immortality as they first assume the role of a simple paladin. Players delve into a system where choices between good and evil begin to shape their game play experience as they obtain different skills, items and ultimately, a story that is unique to every player.  Among the many great features, the classless character progression system allows players to focus on the skills you desire to create the ultimate warrior.

Unlike other games that charge subscription fees, Jade Dynasty is "Free-To-Play." Digital goods that players can obtain in the Cash Shop include: items that can assist with tasks such as consumables that aid player progress, others that reset or temporarily increase stats, expansion of storage capabilities, customizable fashion and equipment, such as mounts that allow faster movement and reduce travel time, social items and gifts that assist communication, and much more.

Since launching in 2009, Jade Dynasty has opened new servers in North America and Europe, providing service in English, German and French languages.

"Jade Dynasty continues to grow around the world with recently released German and French versions. With the two year anniversary, we'd like to thank all of our players worldwide for their dedication and their help to make the game even better with age," said Dean Sakurai, Product Manager for Jade Dynasty. "We look forward to continue making Jade Dynasty even better with feedback from our players. In celebration, we've partnered with media sites to give out limited numbers of the highly coveted lion-like Auspicon mount."

Key Features:

  • Unique Character Progression – Players begin as Paladin and once proven worthy, select from 5 different factions, each offer their own unique set of skills and game mechanics for countless customization possibilities.
  • Navigation System – Players will no longer be confused about where to go or what monsters to kill.  Quests will have a link which will allow players to click and automatically navigate to their quest objectives.  In addition, a click anywhere will route a player there automatically.
  • Alliance System - Create a mighty army and level up, to earn special skills and items.  Ally with other Alliances and engage in Fort Battles or Battlegrounds to defeat your foes.
  • Pets – Pets can be found in the wild or purchased to fight alongside a player and provide that extra edge in battle.  Pets grow, learn new skills and eventually "go to heaven," leaving an incredible reward.
  • Crafting – Gather the right materials and obtain special training to create armor and weapons.
  • Weapon and Armor Upgrading – Increase statistics and even modify the look of gear.  This system allows players to fine tune the functionality of their equipment, and at the same time, further customize their character's look.
  • Flying Weapons - In traditional Chinese martial art myths, flying upon a sword is the ultimate sign of a powerful warrior.  Jade Dynasty brings this fantasy to life.
  • Player versus Player Combat - Fight for honor and rewards with intense Worldwide Player versus Player (PvP) battles.
  • Fort Battles – Engage in daily fort battles where Alliances defend or attack. Spawn titans to battle, construct defensive or offensive buildings and complete the objectives to reap the benefits of victory.
  • Marriage – A complete marriage system where a male and female can attempt to prove themselves worthy of each other's love and earn romance skills.
  • Mounts – A huge selection of mounts, including flying mounts which will allow players to soar, and take their friends along for the ride.
  • Dungeons - Explore numerous dungeons and defeat the foes from within to gain high quality items.
  • New Quest System – Leveling with quests is as entertaining as ever; choose various quest types to level by such as:
    • Story Quests: Experience the events of the original novel.
    • Journey Quests: Seek the farthest regions in Jade Dynasty.  Exploring the lives of characters in the original novel, revealing secrets previously unknown.
    • Treasure Hunting Quests: Complete treasure maps with missing fragments to discover treasures untold.
    • Legendary Quests: Pay respect to the legends of Jade Dynasty to receive rewards.
    • Clan Chain Quests: Pick a clan and rise within the ranks to become the ultimate warrior.
    • Exploration Quests: Explore the numerous dungeons within Jade Dynasty and discover their secrets.
    • Monster Killing Quests:  Slay beasts of Chinese Legend and accelerate the adventure.

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