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 (684 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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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
90 of 102 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
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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42 of 51 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
169.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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48 of 62 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Came for the RPG, stayed for the hats.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
376.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Never gets old, Hack and Slash at its finest. Better than RO2 and always will be.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
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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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
What can i say. Im a sucker for the classics.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
166.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
This game... Oh boy this game. Where do i even start, For starters i am what you would call an old time veteran when it comes to Ro1. This game and me go way back, I couldn't even tell you how many years/months/days i have spent running around in this game. This is one of those classics situations where i have a sudden wave of nostalgia and emotion run through my head just thinking about it.

Now, here's the nitty. I have of course played this game, i was an avid hard core player of Ragnarok, But i moved on to other things and basically rarely ever turned back unless i was just casually hopping on to see what changed or for nostalgia purposes. And let me tell you this game is not the game it was back in 2002-2007. Oh no, The new IRO is just a mess of Trolls/Bots a very strange slapped on questing system as well as many other band-aided systems trying to keep this game afloat or up to par with what i would call mmorpg standardization. Many server merges causing lots of strange naming conflicts and renaming issues. Some people given free character name changes, While others somehow being skipped over.

The game at its core is still the same old Ragnarok, But the magic that is Rune Midgard has just somehow been lost somewhere down the road these past years. Partially the community, and just the way the game is ran, The game even seems to somehow run worse now than it did years ago, as if the Server technology has been downgraded even tho computers have gotten better.


So what is my final verdict? I would say give the game a shot, But don't go into the game expecting a lot, It's pretty laggy and seems very quiet at times. gravity definitely seems to be letting the game run its course, But on the bright side at least it seems to be alive and probably kicking for many years to come.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Good old ragnarok got better. But gets repititive very fast as you go around killing monsters over and over again to level up and thats it. But definitely worth a try for rpg fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
444.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
old school yet stil fun to play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This game is no more for a new Comers, hard to find teammate for the journey. Everybody is busy for themself... in year 200? This game is epic... I miss the old times. you should Try.. I miss you old guildie.. and the rest of them.. is gone LoL. GG =P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Old Classic that has Aged very well!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
This game brings me back to a very nostalgic place called Childhood. Ragnarok Online was the very first MMORPG I've ever played, and it really is a good feeling to relive the adventures I'd had when I was 12ish.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This is for the Classic Loki server. I have not played on the Renewal server.

In terms of a decade old MMORPG, Ragnarok really hits home for the nostalgia factor. Gameplay is still smooth and fun. I quite enjoy playing.

That said....

The botting is rampant, don't bother trying to sell anything through vending. Someone has more on sale for less because bots.
War of Emperium is a cycle of 3-4 guilds exchanging castles on a weekly basis. If you want to try and bring a new guild in, be prepared to be squashed by maxed out veterans wearing god-items.
The market is beyond skewed. The botters have so much on the market that you are LUCKY if you keep a vigilant eye on sites like ragial.com for good deals, as some poor sap tries to undercut the botters of their excessive amounts of loot.
To counter the botters, folks will often crack "dead branches" (spawns high-level mobs) where bots frequent in an attempt to grief kill them. Chances are you will die a few dozen times to these things walking from Prontera to Izlude or just trying to get to your hunting grounds.

Logging on, the server is usually at 500+ players. Of that, I suspect 150-200 are vending and about 100 are actual human players. The rest are botting.

With the population so low, it does make the game a bit more fun, in terms of not having to fight over mob spawns (unless it is a profitable area with decent returns, in which case you'll be fighting with botters for mobs) and Prontera is, pretty much, the only place one will find Vendors. There are some in Payon, sometimes. Ragial.com's bot only survery's Prontera/Payon, so why vend elsewhere?

There are constant "jump" events. Events where people can take their character from lvl 1 to 70 in a day with a few simple quests.

Falling outside of the 15 level limit for shared exp in parties will leave you lonely and bored as the rest of your guild refuses to help you catch up because there is no profit for them in it, despite having helped them along...


TL;DR, plan to play a solo game and you'll have fun. If you played this back in the day, Classic Loki is, pretty much, exactly the same game you played 10 years ago.

Despite all the annoying and frustrating things I listed above, I still like the game. I just wish there were fewer botters. :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Good game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
I LOVE THIS GAME it really helps you see the inner skilled part of you, it helps you focus. i recommend this game if your bored and wanna roleplay?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
One of my favourite games from my childhood, but the lag cripples the experience.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
238.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
I've played this game a lot. It suffers badly with player support. Better off finding a private server.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
151.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
I love this game. Would I recommend it to newbies? Thats always the hard question because of the learning curve. I always tell my friends when they try to play that either you suck or you rock those are the only ways to play RO and it takes some dedication to reach the good end. Aside from that it has great class selection, wonderful skill animations, and an overall art style that really enjoy aside from the low-rez 3d terrain. One of the things that I enjoy with this game is that it doesn't hold your hand like the new MMORPGs. Sure the new tutorial is designed for weiners but they made it so hard to find most of the instructors for the tutorial quests it balanced out anyways.

10/10 no wieners allowed so b gud
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