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Genre: Online Multiplayer
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'RiotZone' Content Update To Add Changes And Improvements

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT

Set in a tropical country disrupted by civil war, RiotZone is a new browser-based MMO in which gamers engage in ferocious tactical combat.

The story is set in the tropical jungle where players battle to deliver the future of the civil war torn state of Merania. Semi-automatic rounds show which of the two playable factions will emerge victorious from the war. Tactical decisions, the strategic outfit of mercenaries and clever handling of the special abilities available determine the difference between victory or defeat. A good dose of black humor, unique game characters and addictive gameplay attract fans to the monitor.

With short game sessions, during which gamers single-mindedly adopt the special skills of their units, RiotZone is especially appealing to casual gamers. The comic style and exaggerated characters offer a pleasant distraction from conventional strategy games. RiotZone is free to play and does not require a client or installation.

First in the flurry of changes are numerous weapon improvements.  From sights giving increased accuracy, to bipods for more stability, and even larger bullet magazines - even self-guided bullets.  Weapon upgrades unlock at level 20, and will be released slowly over the rest of the year, so players will have plenty to look forward to throughout 2012!

Energy will now replenish to full when a player reaches a new level, giving them extra actions as quickly as possible.  Daily missions have also been divided into two difficulty levels: Regular and Difficult.  For veteran players who find the normal dailies a little too easy, try the new harder difficulty for an extra challenge with its own set of rewards.

PVP rewards are also changing, because whoever fights well deserves to be rewarded.  Now when players lose in mass battles, but are individual leaders in the fight will receive pesos, stars, respect, and other rewards as if their team had won the skirmish.  Camp battles have also been given a facelift, and will both load faster and be more dynamic.

Several art updates have also been added to RiotZone, including matching players' avatars to their profile picture.  Mercenaries will also begin to have their own unique as uniforms will begin to reflect their quality and experience levels.  The elusive red mercenary Quasar has been added to mined crates at low levels, giving newer teams a competitive edge.  Storm troopers are now back on their feet and prepared for battle.  Lastly, some gunfire animations have been updated, so bursts will no longer merely look like a long sequence of individual shots.

In Merania, civil war is raging. Two rival organizations have declared war on the Dictator: the fighters of the Scarlet Alliance are striving for the rule of the people, and are known for their fanaticism. The Crown Coalition prefers a cold-minded, business-like approach. As commanders of mercenary squads, players place themselves in the service of one of these organizations. Leading bold forays, planning ambushes, intercepting convoys or capturing military bases - a leader has a lot to do! There is also no time to rest between fights either. Commanders are in charge of setting up camp, gathering resources and training their units; they control the finances and provide new equipment. From level five on, players can use a multitude of enthralling PvP options such as team combat or invasions of enemy territory. Mass battles will decide who takes control of the game zone.

Anti-malaria’s? Check. Food? Check. Adequate equipment? Check. Good preparation is essential in “RiotZone”. Gamers will not only fight for one of the two factions – The Red Alliance or the Coalition of the Crown - but also train their soldiers, upgrade weapons and expand their base. These role-playing elements turn out to be authoritative in later gameplay. Only the coolest strategic thinkers will prevail in numerous missions and PvP battles. “RiotZone” scores with many PvP modes: 1on1, 2on2 and 3on3 are just the beginning. Raids on enemy territory, conquest of resource-rich areas and large-scale battlefields require the commander within the gamer. Semi-automatic fights allow dynamic and spontaneous short-time battles where players can bring in a lot of extra firepower in form of various special abilities.

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