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.
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Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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May 26

Maintenance changelogs for 5/26

This week's maintenance kicks off at 10:30am PDT, and we are beginning our Memorial Day/Anniversary Events! Here is what's changing this week:

Anniversary Sales begin: We're bringing back the 180 day VIP subscription plan for 7000 WPE that includes 7000 kafra points! It's the perfect time to top up your VIP for the events and updates we'll have going on this summer!

===RENEWAL===

Ending this week:

Geffen Spotlight ends!

Continuing:
New Gramps TI
Note: Gramps is not leaving. Campitor's notice about gramps looking for new money making opportunities is a reference to our soon-to-come Anniversary Quest. Gramps the NPC that gives monster hunt quests will stay where he is.

Low: Mavka/Obsidian
Mid: Dullahan/Incubus
High: Kasa/Miming

New:
Camp will work on getting the Tarnished Lamp quest reintroduced this week
Phantasmagorika Spokesperson will shout less often

Rune Midgard Anniversary Event: Server wide EXP increase (+100%) for the month - Ends on June 30th

Upcoming:
We'll be getting the data for the 2016 Anniversary quest next week!

===CLASSIC===
Classic is also getting 100% more monster exp until the end of June!

We are bringing back the Tarnished Lamp Quest as well!

We are expanding the Janeway leveling quests this week

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May 19

Maintenance changelogs for 5/19 miaintenance

This week's maintenance has begun! Here's what's changing this week:
===RENEWAL===
Mostly some convenience changes and small fixes for 15.1 this week as we work on Classic and get the Anniversary events put in place

Departing:
14.3 Morroc Rebuilding quests departing this week

Continuing:
New Gramps TI
Low: High Orc/Anopheles
Mid: Ancient Mimic/Violy
High: Frus/Eremes Guile

Arriving:
VIP storage options will be added to the Cool Event Corp NPC in Verus City
Eden Teleport NPC being added to Verus City

Bug Fix:
Green Ale effect properly departs
Zonda NPC in Verus City gets properly localized Cool Event Corp
Overlook Dungeon Monster sprites were broken
Medicine bowls disappeared from the NPC tool dealer shop in the Kafra Mail Annex
===CLASSIC===
God Items and Seal Quests
-Seal Power 2 and higher becomes much rarer. In general it will be more efficient to roll the seals twice in a row than attempt a double creation.

Castle Treasure
-Removed several generic gears from castle treasure drop list and replacing with cooking supply items

New Stages added to Jumping Janeway on Classic

WoE Realms (not castles) will have Miracle disabled from being cast.

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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!

*Steam login designed for new accounts registered through the Steam service.

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound (or compatible with 3D Sound Effect Support)
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F4r1nha
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
Just a jewel of the MMORPG history that i've played for 13 years (still with some comebacks randomly)

Playing Tree of Savior now but Ragnarok still stays in my memories.

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DrSteve
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Its still a solid game has a massive world with tons of classes and options. Could use a indicator pointing you in the right direction though. Worth check out for sure
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khelbenvasq
( 268.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
Found this Gem on steam,

It is the Real deal, the original game.

Pros:

Weekly Updated
Good story,
Good Quests,
Good PVP system,
Good Group PVP event.
Runs Great on almost any PC.
Little to no Lag (Thor Server)

Cons:

Not enough players (thor Server) needs more. (Very Low Bot (read almost none) Count)
Seems to have been forgotten in the mists of Time.

I use to play this when it was a subscription game and fell on times that prevented me continueing it. It is now Free to Play with a VIP / Cash Shop option. Big hint The Cash shop stuff does not Really break the game if you know how to Hunt for Gears. The market on thor is not insane there are good equips for vend. The people mostly come from the phillipines so US time zones there is a low Population and almost no Lag unlike the Chaos server which has a higher US population. The Player base is very nice and welcoming to new players. Aperently the Game has been getting updates every week, has an active GM staff.

A worthy MMO that will not tax your system.

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Jorvall
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
A classic game that every true gamer should try.
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Mushroom Turtle
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This has been an all time favorite game of mine. It was the first RPG I have ever played and I still love playing it today. It's fun for all ages and it always has a good community base.
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TensuiTae
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Having played this game and its many iterations since it released in the US in 2003, all I can truly say about this version is that it's so...free.
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Runesocesius (Javelin)
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
well as a player who played this for over 9 years now i would say this game has improved but has a lot of room for improvement such as changing the outdated engine amongst other things otherwise this game is a great 2d/3d hybrid

(but as far as steam goes im disappointed with the fact you cant switch accounts and are forced to make a new one to even play this makes players like me forced to have the original and steam patcher taking unnecessary space

once thats done this version will be much better) -outdated info

whoops i double check this and you only need to login then press the cancel while in the server login screen and you can switch accounts my bad
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LD
( 86.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
hw to auto pick item?
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Yuckani
( 2,686.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
what can i say ?

pay2win at best full of bots and one guild who dominate the server

pretty much the woe is dead, the pvp too, full of pinoys,cheats and cheats and GRF manipulation everywhere iRo is really trash seriously don't play it if you want to experience ragnarok again, better play a private server.

and also 5 years behind of the new updates HAHAHA
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Achikpaku
( 147.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
this is the greatest game ever
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Heyᴾᴮ
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
gg i rate 8.9/10
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LoLzzyy
( 107.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Well I should tell you that i have played many servers for this game. The servers are animaRO, AnthemRO, CakeRO, HiddenRo, RareRo, mysticRO. I'm a huge fan of this game and well this server is the worst server i have ever played. I believe the conpany running the server is in it for the money but the thats not the only problem. So lets start with the money problem. I dont have a problem with dontations until the items are break the game or you get more exp for paying. This server does the ladder and that means there is a gap among the players. Next the server basically lets you bot. This kills the community aspect of this game. This leads to the guilds being unbalanced because people who pay have extra exp and bots that follow the person usually healing them. So this means the economy is unbalanced too. I estimate their to be about 300 actually people to be playing this server. Even the most experinced players would have a hard time in this enviroment. In the end, i wouldnt even bother with this server and i would go to ratemyserver and find a good server to play. Im sorry for any spelling or grammatical errors i made.
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BL!Ñk-™
( 334.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
cani ask how to unbanned account
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Warxa
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
This game is too ancient. Whoever likes this game must be wearing nostalgia goggles.
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The AJ
( 43.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
classic, never gets old
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ZiLioN
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
My favourite MMORPG. Unlike other mmorpg game, ragnarok nid more player play together to level up faster and fighting boss together. Rare item drop rate low, sometime got money also cant buy.
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Sirvalakar
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Way too much story. The law isn't interesting and there is just walls of text. Gameplay clunky and glitchy, hasn't been updated in forever clearly. Crashes constantly. Actually unplayable.

1/10
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Sidewalk DxD
( 245.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
too many BOT and lag!
no recommend this game at all
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
268.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
Found this Gem on steam,

It is the Real deal, the original game.

Pros:

Weekly Updated
Good story,
Good Quests,
Good PVP system,
Good Group PVP event.
Runs Great on almost any PC.
Little to no Lag (Thor Server)

Cons:

Not enough players (thor Server) needs more. (Very Low Bot (read almost none) Count)
Seems to have been forgotten in the mists of Time.

I use to play this when it was a subscription game and fell on times that prevented me continueing it. It is now Free to Play with a VIP / Cash Shop option. Big hint The Cash shop stuff does not Really break the game if you know how to Hunt for Gears. The market on thor is not insane there are good equips for vend. The people mostly come from the phillipines so US time zones there is a low Population and almost no Lag unlike the Chaos server which has a higher US population. The Player base is very nice and welcoming to new players. Aperently the Game has been getting updates every week, has an active GM staff.

A worthy MMO that will not tax your system.

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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Having played this game and its many iterations since it released in the US in 2003, all I can truly say about this version is that it's so...free.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
Just a jewel of the MMORPG history that i've played for 13 years (still with some comebacks randomly)

Playing Tree of Savior now but Ragnarok still stays in my memories.

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
245.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
too many BOT and lag!
no recommend this game at all
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
First and still one of the best MMOs I've ever played. Everything about this game is unique and fun. Having come back from the depths of Ragnarok II, I came to appreciate its functions and details more (like its catchy and quirky soundtrack).

I notice that they added more quests so now there's even more things to do. Can't wait to make my Royal Guard!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Hi steamers. I played Ragnarok Online religiously before it was released on steam and while it was on steam. Although it seems my hours are not logged, They are there. I have had the best times in this game. It really breaks my heart to not recommend this game.

Best friends of mine who played this for decades, girl friends who hated my soul for WoE timed events, craziest card drops that changed the whole tide of war, awesome battles in WoE, and PvP. Please beleive me. I am trying to warn you of your current time.

Year 2000. Alpha and Beta stages all alike. This game was the best MMORPG you would ever of played, even surfacing vanilla WoW Imo if u had a chance to play it. PVP and Guild WoE slaughtered the idea of capture a flag.

Since around 2005 till now its cash shop has screwed and spread like a virus crossing the korean world and globably to not just this game but many others. It has ruined this game. This game is also ran on a bot fest economy, if it isn't then problems start showing up. This is another hatred of many. But the problem is that its needed, yet not allowed, supposedly lol.

This game has turned into a phantasmal ghost yet people still feed into it and I can't blame them, It's beautiful. Not alot of games come close to the joyous, no holding of the hand feel of entering a world such as midgard. There is always something to do unless you have it all. Venturing map to map as your cool class, seeing and slaying awesome pixel monsters, hopefully with friends. Hearing some classic music that makes your nostalgic sense kick in always, and collecting items such as cool hats, accesories, and of course those cards. Gosh, next to increasing your skills and stats through an allocation system. You will never wanna leave.

But heres the hard truth. This free game still lives because of the real life dirty money still being pulled through botting and idiocracy. You either need to be in this game to be slaving someone, becoming a botter, or selling into the cash shop. But why not do it all? Lol. Zero game experience

It will never shine like it used to and as a retired vet take my word of advice. You are better playing on a private server or just a different game. The people playing this game are mainly young millennials experiencing a zombie game full of bright colors and cool effects being mislead, or adults still milking this game dry.

Do not be mislead by my words.

R.I.P. RO
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
I adore this game. I have been playing on private servers for years. My one complaint is the botting. There is no community. I have only once ran into other users that actually talk. I try to stand even at eden group or warp points in prontera. Nothing. If I ever had a question, I'd go to like 5 different places to ask it and was lucky if I had one response at all. Needless to say, great game, ♥♥♥♥ing terrible community.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
Ragnarok Online is a game where you star as a ruthless warlord who murders tons of small, fluffy, blobby creatures.
Revel in victory when your murder entire villages of fuffly animals (including the younglings)

Collect and build your character until you level up to the ulitment warlord.
Start a guild and go on a murder spree with your fellow maurders

Never go to prontera, we dont goto prontera
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35 of 63 people (56%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,914.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
+ the world experience
+ classic 16-32 bit RPG style
+ meeting new ppl (like Chiyoko)
+ making friends
+ best selection of classes
+ doesn't require the top of the line PC to run

- assassin/rogue thief bots plague classic server
- novice spambots that spam hack links on renewal servers
- doesn't work well with win 8 so stick with win 7 better or upgrade to win 10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
157.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Ragnarok Online is one of my favorite MMORPGs out there. Maybe I've got my nostalgia goggles on or something, but I've always loved the art, pixel work, music and just overall feel to the game. (Although I will say the story itself and the dialogue is still -- since I started playing in 2004 -- some of the worst Engrish I've ever read. I can't understand a thing!)

I've been playing the game since its launch in 2004 when it could barely run on my clunky, poorly-made computer and have been playing on and off since then. It's been over 10 years but I saw it on Steam and had to REALLY get back into it again. It's been a long time, but I think I can see what makes this game so addictive and yet so frustrating at the same time. At age 14 I was't exactly sure how to pinpoint the amazing things in this game, nor did I know how to word exactly what was wrong with the game, and how it got worse over the years.

Basically there's about 394304034 bots, a Cash Shop which throws things off and the Engrish is so bad you can't understand the storyline if you tried. Also there's constant crashing and Gravity will ignore your emails for weeks until they feel bored and answer your question.

10/10 would continue to play constantly and be treated like garbage
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166 of 179 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
262.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2013
Playing RO for around 10 years.


Ragnarok Online is good, it's a good time killer with very friendly community
(Even tho the game is "anime-ish" there are not so many weebs as you could think)
Ragnarok Online 2 is a terrible sequel, don't even bother trying it since you will regret it.
Ragnarok Online on Steam (which is called iRO), is bad in my personal opinion. It might be good if you're playing for the first time and can't figure out what to do, but the amount of bots, donate items, premium features and lag make recommend you to also try other servers.
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131 of 145 people (90%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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309 of 395 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 5, 2013
Ragnarok is something I wasn't expecting to see in Steam in late 2013.
So, does that mean that Ragnarok 2 failed so hard they put 10-years-old-game on steam?
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152 of 184 people (83%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
390.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
I hate this game why do I keep coming back
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150 of 183 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
194.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
One of the first MMORPGs to grace the Internet. It still has the same look and feel from 2004. Despite it's outdated graphics, the sprites and music make this game cute and nostalgic enough to re-try again. The game is still active after all these years and has a very familiar feel to it. It might be hard for newer players to just pick it up without any outside research but still worth it.
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121 of 153 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,211.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2013
This is by far the best MMORPG I have ever played, even now that the game is 10 years old. If only modern MMORPGs followed this game model instead of WoW...
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95 of 117 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
126.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
After 2 weeks of coming back, it is obvious that this game is cashing out on its old legacy. It used to be an amazing game I admitted. But if you're looking to come back for the good old days, there's not much iRO can offer here.

1) Pay2Win system:
It is against term of service to purchase in-game gold (zeny) using real cash. Yet it is ok to sell your warp portal energies into zeny ( which is obtained by cash). So the only way to cheat is to give money to WarpPortal.

Cash shop items also rendered many other in-game gear useless. And the only way to upgrade safely to +9 is to choke up $20-$50 in game cash for it.

2) Cheaters
There are so many bots in this game. Honestly I only see around 100-300 active players in game, and the rest are either bots, vend bots, or afkers. Worst part is some bots are actually ok, I see them roaming around cities buffing people, and somehow that makes everything ok? Also there's this thing called ragial which is obviously run by third party bot systems.

3) Lag issues and DDOS:
It's 2015 and this game is still constantly lagging and I am using 75mbps fiber optics internet. Also their servers keep crashing very often, and usually at the worst time of the day.

4) Immature game design decision:
For those who paid for VIP for leveling, the GM sometimes decide to change the turn in quests so impossibly difficult that only godly geared veterans can do them. So you're likely wasting 1 week of VIP time afking or slow grinding your level. Also good luck finding public parties to play with outside of the turn ins.

5) Slow customer support:
It literally takes them days weeks or months to answer ticket issues. Worst part is they will just ban you and give you no reason sometimes. So you have to open them a ticket just to find out that some of the items you bought may came from a cheater, causing you to have weeks of downtime.

6) Good luck finding players to play with.
Finally, good luck finding enough players to play with. It's a dying game, and most of the time you'll be spending time waiting for a party to setup (30min - 3 hours recruiting time just to setup 15 minute leveling session)


I'd say save your money folks. The old days of Ragnarok is loong gone.
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59 of 70 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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78 of 102 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Ragnarok Online was for me the best MMORPG out there, but its official servers confront some issues mong them:

I. Economy. The cash shop of Ragnarok Online offers a lot of powerful hats and items, that aren't available normally inside the game, of course, you can purchase some of those items with IGC if someone else is selling them at the market, but this has two issues: 1. A player can become rich in a short amount of time by purchasing items from the Cash Shop and then selling them for IGC. Making it completely unbalanced for F2P users. 2. The price of those items is so high, it demands a ridiculous amount of effort to acquire only one item. It's funny how is illegal to sell IGC for real money and yet is OK to sell Cash Shop Items bought with real money for IGC.

II. Bots. The game is plagued with them. There are many solutions to deal with bots, but, either, Gravity got tired of trying or just didn't try hard enough.

III. Lag. The server has lag peaks, not only on WoE time, but at any other time as well, it makes it horrible to play, even when alone. The problem must be either, the way the servers are distributed or their capacity, which is strange, considering there aren't that many active players nowadays.

IV. Rates. People grow and time decreases, the rates of experience and drop of the game are so demanding, that you either, have a lot of time in your hands or you can forget about getting anywhere inside the game, it doesn't particularly appeal to new players and it didn't adapt it to its actual player base, causing a constant drop of users.

As you see, those problems could be easily fixed, but Gravity never seemed to care about them, that's why, if you still want to play Ragnarok Online, I'd highly suggest you a private server instead.

★★☆☆☆ | Loved it, but disliked iRO servers
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