With more than 10 years of history, Ragnarok Online is an old MMORPG game to many. At a quick glance - it may seem fun to you but however, the community of this game really makes up a lot of your in-game experience. Talking about community, this game has real players who gave you the cold shoulders because of the vast amount of bots in the game. Lot's of Philipino and Asian players, you know you could reach out to them and make some friends if you are one of them - and assuming they don't ignore you. They are generally cocky and arrogant, but few handful would still help you out if you are lucky enough to meet them. Noobs start out weak (of course) and without a proper guild, party and friends, its almost impossible to get powerful unless you spend on the game. Well, duh. That's the main purpose.
This game has a rich art base and many fans would draw them for fun, laughter, peace and joy. It's a 3D game, and a very successful one during its time - one would not simply ignore the art and just play the game. The art is great in my point of view and I do admit that their art makes me get hooked to the game. You will rave about the awesome sprite of your character, no matter the class you are in.
The core design of the game offers you guild wars, Player VS Player, vending, and turn-ins. (for exp) It's a wonderful world out there to explore as well, though you might just go for the shortcut and teleport around the world if you purchase their premium services. With that said, the design is very multiplayer heavy - and you will only gain from it if you play with someone else. There will be events held often in the game, be sure to take advantage of it and not miss it ! Wide diversity of classes, you will always find a class that suits you most. However, some special classes do not offer you rebirths - so you lack some extra stat and skill points which makes you weaker than most players.
Graphics is cool. The skills animation are awesome in my opinion and they are truly worth raving about as you scale later on in to the game where you do job advancement for your character. There are items in the game that needs to be purchased in real cash to exchange for better graphical aesthetics. Other than that, the animation might be a little choppy due to the latency of the game - it depends on where you are from and all.
Sound. The reason why I gave sound a 9/10 is because they are really awesome. You can grab them in your directory for free as well, and I have used the BGMs of this game before in my school projects as well. They have a wide range from classical to metal, and different maps invoke your feelings and really puts you into the world of Ragnarok with their music.
Summary: Do NOT try to play this game alone, because you will probably ragequit due to all these bots who would KS you and helpdesk takes a super long time in looking and solving your queries. It can be a very fun game despite my critics, you should try this timeless game out before giving judgement of your own. Support the game if you like it, but I would highly doubt it because of poor customer service. Lastly, great way to kill time with your friends! I have hundreds of playing hours in this game and and made awesome lifelong friends - talking about a gamer for 4 good years in here.