Jagex has proudly announced that the biggest new content pack for RuneScape has released today: the addition of enormous floating clan citadels that provide bases to meet, socialise and even create new games with the included battlefield editor. Jagex are convinced that they are now the "envy of the MMO World," and we've got the full details and a trailer after the jump.
The Clan Citadels expansion has caused a massive surge of gamers to sign up to RuneScape over the past month, with the promise of being able to meet with fellow clan members in soaring cities above the clouds. As well as providing places to hang out and plan strategy, these citadels provide scope for players to create their own sandbox levels.
Each clan’s Citadel can be upgraded through seven tiers, unlocking more space, skilling hotspots, impressive elements and special features. These include skilling zones, portal grounds, meeting areas, a senate, dragon perch, and party room.
Today is a historic day for RuneScape, as we release the biggest expansion of the year and our largest ever community update. We have been looking for a unique and innovative way to provide new multiplayer features to the game, and we are hugely excited to see what the community makes of this update. The popularity of our in-game clans is staggering, with more than 1.3 million players signing up since our last clan update in April and, as you would expect, the level of anticipation for this update is unprecedented. Our ambitious plan has always been to make RuneScape’s clan support the envy of the MMO world, and we are confident that Clan Citadels can do just that. - Daniel Clough, VP of RuneScape