In the world of Rune Midgard, it was a time of strife between the Gods, Humans and demons... Battle weary from the long war's carnage, the factions entered into an uneasy truce. The truce grew into a fragile peace that lasted for a thousand years.
User reviews: Very Positive (628 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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August 28

Steam Trading Cards now available

Greetings Midgardians! This week we have introduced Steam Trading Cards for international Ragnarok Online.

You can collect these cards and make some fun Poring monster badges and backgrounds. When you purchase points/VIP time through steam it makes these cards available. This applies to purchases made after the cards were made live on RO.

This update includes RO themed Trading Cards, craftable badges, emoticons and backgrounds!

Check out this guide for how the Steam Card system works!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=145245037





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August 27

Shadow Item Update

The costume tab has been expanded to include "Shadow Items"

Mysterious Bugs can be found throughout Rune Midgard and will drop shadow items. Combine all 6 shadow items to receive a +9 stat bonus until October 1, 2014.

The Shadow Item Random Box is also available for 200 kp each.

To help get the full potential of the new items a Shadow Item Double Refine Event will be available from now until September 10, 2014.

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About This Game

In the world of Rune Midgard, it was a time of strife between the Gods, Humans and demons...

Battle weary from the long war's carnage, the factions entered into an uneasy truce. The truce grew into a fragile peace that lasted for a thousand years.

As the memory of that great war faded into legend, the humans began to fall back into the corruption, selfishness and arrogance that they had once risen above.

Breaking this time of tranquility is the sudden strange howl that tore through the boundaries dividing the Gods, Humans and Demons. Once peaceful creatures began to attack villages, and violent earthquakes ripped whole continents apart.

Sinister corporations to the north engage in twisted genetic experiments and the recent discovery of a pan dimensional portal has opened up amazing new adventures.

With the Ragnarok threatening to destroy Rune Midgard, adventurers are needed to step up and battle against the forces of Chaos. Join your friends in exploring the world and build your own legend in RO!

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Key Features

Hybrid 2D/3D Graphics
One of the first things noticed about RO is that the character and player models are sprite based while the towns, fields and dungeons are polygonal. This gives RO a unique visual style that hearkens back to the golden age of console RPGs.

Extensive PVE and PVP content
Whether you want to hunt down the toughest monsters in Rune Midgard or engage in our bi-weekly Guild vs. Guild War of Emperium, Ragnarok Online has over 10 years worth of content, including new maps, new classes, challenging instanced dungeons and PVP arenas and Battlegrounds.

Extensive class system
Every player starts out as a novice class character, from there you choose a class. Multiple branching paths when you level up adds up to a total of 32 classes, each with their own specific abilities. From the hard-hitting Monk to the Robot riding Mechanic, there is a class for every type of player.

Make your character your own
Character's skills stats are completely customizable with each choice ultimately changing the direction a character will take. Combinated with many different job choices this allows characters to be unique adventurers in the world of Ragnarok Online.

Forge, brew and sell
Merchant class characters can open shops, and put items up for sale in a totally player driven economy. In addition, certain classes can craft high level equipment and consumables.

Weekly events and updates
RO is updated every week with fun new things for players to do, and we have major quests and events added every month.

Passionate Community
The RO fanbase was established in the early 2000s and we have many players who have been with us since the game's early days. We have quests, in-game art and events that come directly from our extremely creative community.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows-based (with administrative ability to install and patch)
    • Processor: Pentium II, 400MHz (or better)
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any with 3D Acceleration & at least 16MB on-board RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound (or compatible with 3D Sound Effect Support)
    • Additional Notes: May not run properly on integrated laptop graphics cards
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound (or compatible with 3D Sound Effect Support)
Helpful customer reviews
87 of 108 people (81%) found this review helpful
390.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I hate this game why do I keep coming back
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
It's like I'm 16 again, only this time it didn't take a day and a half to download the client.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Came for the RPG, stayed for the hats.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
169.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This is my first online game that I've ever play. My childhood is here. A very good game to play. A game that worth to learn.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
What can i say. Im a sucker for the classics.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I've been playing this game for years off and on, have tons of fond memories of playing with my brothers and friends.
No matter how much time goes by and no matter how many new shiny games come out, the original RO will always
have a place in my heart and games folders.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Seriously, I do like RO, but this server probably has more than 200ms anywhere, and it's not just the delay, but the actual LAG, it is unplayable like this.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Is good
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
One word: YUSSS!!! This is quite possibly the only game on my pc that works and is anime, its adorable the graphics are a pleasure to the eyes and the speed is extroadinary especially comparing to the other games ive attempted on my pc. Other than the fact it is free it is also fun just moving around in the game, the only possible complaint i would have so far is the small letters, viewable but not the easiest to read. That and the loading time is a few minuates long versus instant entry. but personally i believe it is worth the wait. Im so happy this game works i was going to be so dissapointed if i had to delete yet another game from my computer. ANIME + FREE + ACTUALLY WORKS = MUST HAVE!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Don't let my game time fool you.... I played this game AGES ago. My first MMO ever. Absolutely loved this game when I was a freshman in high school. I couldn't wait to get home from school just so I could sit my happy ♥♥♥ down at the computer and log in, haha.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
duhh childhood game still awsome ;D
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
166.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
First MMO I've ever played.. This game brings back sooo many good memories. The music in this game never gets old and brought a tear to my eye when I came back to playing it after many years. I still remember that excitement I felt when I created my very first character all those years ago and all I wanted to do was explore the world of Rune Midgard. Sure the graphics can't compete with today's more modern games, but then again today's more modern games don't have the sentimental value this one will always have for people like me who remember talking about this game in school and then rushing home to continue an adventure with friends. I can only hope that they will make a (third) remake of the game that only involves making the graphics better while maintaining virtually everything else to preserve the "feel" of the original.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
375.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Never gets old, Hack and Slash at its finest. Better than RO2 and always will be.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
This is certainly a game I have played
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
295.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
its a great throwback to the good old days where you dont have to worry about your graphics card or processing capacity or sound cards. Its a great gind heavy game that will attract old and new pc gamers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Best MMORPG I have ever played! Brings back a lot of memories back when I played this game 10 years ago. If only they have multiple locations servers, I would play this game again. The lag is unbearable.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
588.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
this game is not good, too many hackers, scammers and alot of botsss.. i really sick of this game... so lame..thanks
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
408.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
I'd only recommend this game to people who loved it back then more than 10 years ago; as comparing this game to current MMORPG standards - it just fails in many aspects.

Pros:
~Great music
~Nice community
~Deep and plenty of customizations on how you build your characters
~Tons of content to explore, unlock, and enjoy
~Well done sprites that still looks awesome even after 10 years

Cons:
~Outdated gameplay - compared to today's standards, RO is grindy, repetitive, and stale
~Unforgiving character customization - it's easy to screw up your character if you do not understand how to build your skills and stats
~Still tons of botters - 10 years and maps and dungeons are still infested with gold farming bots
~Laggy servers - it says "International" but if you're playing anywhere outside the US, it's gonna be a laggy mess

OVERALL: 5/10
~If you loved it back then and don't mind the current problems it has then go try it out - even if just for the sake of nostalgia.
~If you haven't played RO before, and are looking for an F2P MMORPG, then skip this one and try one of the many, modern (and much better) MMORPGs out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
390.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This game...consumes my life
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I cant see other warp portal, people, npc and monster, yet I can see their chat, portal. When I googling how to fix this most this kind of question got ignored by other player. When they said need to repatch (on the asker question, of course), I tried the method and every single time I lauch either as adminstrator or not, the game is crash. Not to mention player are supposely edit their stats during character creation.

Man, I miss old RO day, it seems it become worse and more worse. But so far this is the only (dev/warpportal) RO that I encounter such bug while the other RO that I last played still fine (around 2011, but the server is closed permanently).
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