- One of the new skills is called Make Your Time!, a phrase lifted from the English localization of the cult game Zero Wing.
- Amongst many other pop culture references in the game, the skill "It's Just a Flesh Wound" is a reference to the comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- 2006 – Best Online Role-Playing Game of the Year
- Games for Windows Magazine
- March 2007 - #9 Game of the Year 2006
- 2006 – PC MMORPG of the Year
- GameStar (Germany)
- February 01, 2007 - Best PC Online Game in 2006 (together with Guild Wars: Factions) (Readers' Vote)