Dragonica: Phoenix patch updates graphics, adds more dastardly dungeons

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Cheerful free to play MMO Dragonica has just received a big facelift courtesy of the Phoenix Update. The latest patch has sharpened up Draconica's visuals and dungeons have been beefed up with extra difficulty modes and harder bosses for returning players. An extended combo system spices up combat, reduced potion prices will please shoppers and, to celebrate, a "party buff event" is now available that rewards groups for co-operation with increased gold find, XP gain and attack speed, because everything's a little bit more frenzied with friends around.

You can check out the full feature list on the Phoenix update page on the official Dragonica site, and take a close look at those updated graphics in the trailer and screenshots below. It's free to play, so you can download the client and jump in for nothing on the Dragonica site.

Dragonica celebrates third birthday with new PvP maps

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To celebrate the third birthday of free to play action MMO Dragonica, gPotato have opened a new series of PvP maps as well as a special community area. "We haven't forgotten our promise to continuously improve the game," reads the official blog post "so this update will also include 40 bugs that have now been fixed and 5 updated quests."

The new community area allows up to 30 players to fight a new boss to earn special items. There's also a capture-the-bear mode where players have to return a cuddly ursine flag to their spawnpoint. Domination mode, meanwhile, offers more traditional control-point capture PvP.

See below for screenshots of the update.

Dragonica goodie bag giveaway. Win magic beans!

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Today at PC Gamer, we're giving away magic beans! And you won't even have to trade away your cow to get them either.

We're giving away 1,000 goodie bags for side scrolling hack and slash MMO Dragonica, to celebrate the release of their expansion, New Origin. Each one is full of useful items, including the aforementioned magic beans, although these ones double your experience rather than growing a giant beanstalk full of angry giants, which is much more useful.

Check inside for details.

Dragonica 'log in to win' event giving away €10,000 worth of prizes

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A few weeks ago the Awakening of the Ice Dragon expansion was released for the sidescrolling free-to-play MMO, Dragonica. gpotato.eu are planning to celebrate tomorrow by throwing a 'log in to win' event. By logging in and playing the game on certain dates, you'll be entered into a prize draw. There are €10,000 worth of prizes on offer, including three XPS Dell PCs, wireless keyboards, headsets, mice, and an Alienware laptop. There will be some in-game items like XP boosts up for grabs as well. Read on for details on how to enter.