Jagex, maker of the popular MMO adventure game, RuneScape, has launched the highly anticipated Player-Owned Ports update, a high level content expansion which allows users to venture into previously undiscovered Eastern Lands.
The Player-Owned Ports update allows players to take full control of running their very own port, from which they can commission voyages to explore unmapped parts of the world. The expansion puts players in complete control of running their port, charging them to return this dilapidated area into the bustling centre of commerce that it used to be. By upgrading the buildings of the port, not only are they able to house more ships but they will also be able to attract a better class of captain and crew for their adventures.
The Player-Owned Ports expansion is crammed full of content and whilst unlocking everything a port has to offer and getting the best Captain and crew can take a significant of time and effort for a player, the rewards are more than worth it, with rewards ranging from high level crafting recipes to coveted eastern armour.
“Player-Owned Ports is something that our players have been looking forward to since it was announced at RuneFest last year,” said Mark Ogilvie, RuneScape Design Director. “It’s exciting for players on a couple of levels, not only are we allowing them to explore a whole new area of the map which comes with its own lore, monsters and races, but we’re also giving them another bit of the game which they can call their own. We’ve produced a large amount of low level content for our players recently, so we wanted to produce something for players who had higher levels and give them something that they could really get their teeth into.”
To mark the release members of the RuneScape development team have created their own comedy pirate themed video. Have a look below.