Mana Energy Potion: Real and Virtual
You have heard of Mana Energy potion, the health drink from Harcos, available at the corner store; and you have of course played Lunia the massively multi-player role-playing game (MMORPG) from ijji.com, with all the inhabitants of the jungle as your role models. Now, can you see any connection between the two?
Yes, you can. The Real drink gets into the Virtual world, and the stamina of your characters can be boosted by consuming Mana energy drink and wait…… it doesn’t stop there. As you order the digital version of this elixir, you will also be delivered an actual pack of Energy Mana potion from your corner store – Free of charge, yes, I repeat Free of Charge. Isn’t that the limit of transition from the Virtual world to the Real – or the other way around!!!
Elaborating on this innovative marketing gimmick, Philip Yun, CEO of NHN, USA, host of ijji.com said:
“We long admired Harcos for its creative twist on energy drinks for gamers, and are thrilled to partner with them in such a unique way. This could very well be the first time a product found in game can be purchased and consumed in the real world. Lunia, with the addition of Mana Energy Potions, will change the way online games are played, allowing users to connect with their virtual persona like never before.”
In Lunia’s premium item shops, you can buy a 10-unit pack of Mana Energy potion for 29 G coins (the in-game currency at ijji.com) and a 50-unit pack at 128 G coins. Once you have bought 100 units, you are entitled to a four-pack of the real-life Mana Energy Potion – completely free of shipping and handling charges. To carry the fun further, you can also buy Mana from your store, where it is bundled with ePins which can be traded for ijji.com’s in-game currency.
So, folks, that’s the last word in Virtual Reality, or is it the first word in Real Virtuality for you! Here’s a silly video of Dennis Lesica from “That VideoGame Blog” trying out the mana energy potion.
The drink sounds quite awful but he still has his humor intact, it’s funny how he said “Alright, I’m gonna go? cast puke now.” If you’re somehow convinced to give this stuff a shot you can find it at Amazon or at the official site.