Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Press Release: RAN Online celebrates Its fifth year anniversary with Ran D’ Reunion and Power Hour

IP e-Games’ Flagship title holds biggest online eyeball and in-game  party for players and gives away big in-game bonuses, virtual items and gadgets worth hundreds of thousands of pesos.

RAN Online, the no.1 campus-based MMORPG (massively multiplayer online roleplaying game) and flagship title of publicly listed online gaming publisher,IP e-Game Ventures Inc.,  (IP E-Games; PSE: EG), culminated its fifth year anniversary celebration with  RAN D’ Reunion and RAN Power Hour, a grand in-game reunion for its players and one of the biggest in-game raffle promos for local online games to date respectively.

These events were held as a way to thank the dedicated RAN Online community for their continued support of the game.

RAN Online revolutionized local gaming through its free-to-play model by providing its players the freedom to play the game without requiring them to pay for monthly subscription fees. Now on its fifth year, RAN Online still enjoys its position as one of the leading online games in the country.

RAN D’ Reunion aimed to bring together all the players of RAN Online, past and present, for one day and have them meet new and old players. To complete the ensemble, the RAN Online team also brought in most of the Game Masters (GM) from RAN’s early days such as GM Amethy, GM Boom, GM Raven and more. The GMs came out en-masse, appearing in different locations in-game and interacting with RAN Online players.

The   RAN Power Hour, held last September 24, 2011, provided RAN online players an unprecedented EXP (experience) boost to help increase players’ in-game characters levels which is crucial to mastering in-game skills, defeating monsters and using more powerful weapons.  Players were also able to “stack” this EXP bonus with other  EXP multipliers like in-game EXP  rosaries (also provided free during the day) and Netopia Internet Cafes’ EXP promo for RAN Online players (RANatics).

Aside from the EXP bonus, anyone who logged-in to RAN Online’s servers during Power Hour also got a  chance to win rare in-game items and   gaming merchandise. In-game items include over-upgraded accessories, weapons and armors that are worth hundreds of thousands of pesos. An android phone, laptop, and gaming PC were also given away as prizes, along with thousands of pesos worth of e-Points.      

Heidi Mendita-Garayblas,  Vice President for  IP e-Games MMO Group   says  “RAN Power Hour is an in-game give-away and raffle for our players, and the first of its kind for a local online game. This is the biggest in-game MMORPG EB and reunion where gamers get to meet in-game their favorite RAN Online GMs. Holding the event is our way of thanking the community for their continued dedication and support of the game.”

Miguel Bauza, IP e-Games Vice President for Marketing says, “ RAN Power Hour was  a momentous event for the RAN community. We designed this activity to reunite the old players with the new ones and to show off all the new improvements within the game.  The mood inside the entire game was exciting and celebratory as we gave out cool in-game and real world prizes every minute. This is just one of the many ways we’d like to express our thanks to all the loyal RANatics who’ve stayed with us throughout the years.”

For more details about RAN D’ Reunion and RAN Powerhour, visit  the official RAN D’ Reunion website at

IP E-Game Ventures Inc. (IP e-Games):
IP E-Game Ventures Inc. (IP e-Games) is a publicly listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: EG) which operates the online gaming business of technology conglomerate IPVG Corp. (PSE: IP). IP e-Games is ranked as the leading online games publisher in the Philippines and holds top MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) titles such as RAN Online, CABAL Online, and Presidential Award recipient Korean game Granado Espada. Other games include high-fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic and Korean adventure game Dragonica. The casual games of IP E-Games are published under X-Play Online Games Inc. (X-Play), a joint venture company between IP E-Games and GMA New Media Inc. (GMA NMI), the digital arm of GMA Network Inc. (GMA7). X-Play publishes the no.1 online dance game Audition Dance Battle, MMO First person shooter OP7, online rhythm game Bandmaster, and online videoke game Superstar.  IP E-Games strategic minority investors include the Philippine Star Group and E-Store Exchange (an affiliate of GMA7). For more information, visit

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