The Bling Gnome has been let loose on the caves of the irreverent massively multiplayer online PC game Dungeon Runners where it will follow players around, eating item drops and converting them instantly into gold which it excretes from its enchanted bottom.
The Bling Gnome, found exclusively in the new Dungeon Runners retail pack, is a bejeweled gangster helper that will save players the tedious chore of picking up loot and taking it to a game merchant for storage or sale. Instead, the Bling Gnome has the ability to pick up most items and convert them into gold instantly in a gassy display from its rear end, no matter what game map the player is occupying.
Additionally, during a particularly flashy “swords-into-goldshares” conversion process, the Bling Gnome will produce magical droppings where players can find powerful items, along with gold. The more items a player picks up at one time, the better chance that the Bling Gnomes’ miraculous buttocks will produce an uber-item.
“Having the Bling Gnome around can be highly lucrative and useful, providing players with lots of ‘back-end’ profits,” said Stephen Nichols NCsoft’s producer and lead programmer for Dungeon Runners. “Actually, this is a pretty innovative tool for MMOGs, and we are excited about the response our players are having towards this feature. The Bling Gnome is exclusive to the new retail pack, but those who purchase that box will get a great value with 6 months membership level for the cost of four, as well as the Bling Gnome which should help any player’s ‘bottom’ dollar.”
The Dungeon Runners retail pack will be available at most North American retailers by June 26 for $19.99, and includes six months of premium membership level play. Currently, premium membership costs $4.99 per month and includes higher levels of experience, greater rewards, advertisement-free play, an exclusive server, extensive potion stacking, larger bank storage and access to the most powerful items, weapons and armor.
Additionally, the retail pack includes a client for NCsoft’s free-to-play mech PvP shooter, Exteel.
For more information about the new Dungeon Runners retail game pack, go to www.dungeonrunners.com/retail/.