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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October 20

Changelogs for 10/20 Ragnarok Renewal Maintenance

This week's Renewal maintenance starts soon. This is what's changing this week:

===This week Gramps Turn In monsters
Low: Mavka/Neraid
Mid: Loli Ruri/Wraith Dead
High: Little Fatum/Blue Lichtern

EXTRA LIFE charity livestream is happening this Friday+Saturday
Refine Event Part II upgrade rates depart!

The Dev Interview share event ends next week! Watch the video+share it to get a chance at some IRL kRO /jRO items

Pumpkinpalooza Carving/Art contest is live and running until the 31st

Halloween Loading Screen contest running until October 27th

Halloween Events begin this week. iRO Quest for sure, we are still testing the kRO quest

Ferus and Bewlers Day event turns off

Niffleheim Spotlight continues

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October 13

Changelogs for 10/13 Maintenance

This week Renewal Maintenance is about to begin! Here's what is changing this week.

This week Gramps Turn In monsters
Low: Marionette / Bloody Butterfly
Mid: Dullahan / Violy
High: Salamander / Necromancer

Refine Event Part II sales end. The refine rates will continue for 1 more week as we wait a new server build.
TLAPD Leaves this week.
Halloween Events begin NEXT WEEK!

Niffleheim Spotlight continues

Bug Fixes
Item Identify is blocked on WoE maps
Zaha Doll Hat will now allow itself to be carded.

Refine Event Sales End
New Costume Random Box Goes On Sale

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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

    • 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
    • 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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170 of 189 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
262.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2013
Playing RO for around 10 years.

Ragnarok Online is a good time killer with very friendly community. Some people call it "anime runescape" even though it's quite different from the RS.
(The game is "anime-ish" however 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 doing 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.

tl;dr - Great game, bad server.
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162 of 179 people (91%) found this review helpful
108 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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320 of 412 people (78%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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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171 of 207 people (83%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
390.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
I hate this game why do I keep coming back
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157 of 191 people (82%) found this review helpful
194.9 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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108 of 129 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
127.0 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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132 of 166 people (80%) found this review helpful
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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62 of 75 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people 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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38 of 38 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
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 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.'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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81 of 106 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 among 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.

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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1.1 hrs
Posted: October 11
A good game full of nostalgia for a lot of people, but a terrible server.

Go find a private server if you want to play this. Bots everywhere here. Can't walk anywhere without tripping over some bot-run vendors that literally block the entire road.

...Private servers at least clean their streets up so you can bloody walk.
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Aunt J-mama Pancakes
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 10
To be put simply: Upvote because RO is a great game. iRO server itself is NOT.
You're better off using a private server if you want to experience RO.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
The game doesn't launch on my Windows 7 (64bits).
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31.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
I always loved Ragnarok online, but I wouldn't recommend this game on the steam sever, AT ALL. Very laggy, I'm experiencing a lot of bugs, not the best community, and I'm honestly just going to try a different server with how bad this one is.
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467.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
Its the best MMORPG in 2.5D (3D Scenarios with 2D Characters) with a very low reqs, full playable with old hardware. and 100% Compatible with Wine :D Right now, with Wine 1.9.18 Dev current version, in Platinium. just install, configure, and use it :D

Very nice music, and the best play with friends :D with a big diversity of jobs inside the game :D
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Sneaky Basturd
35.5 hrs
Posted: September 19
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
weak af
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 13
Ragnarok the game everyone loves to hate, what can we hate today you ask? oh i dont know how about woe? thats right lets hate on woe today, so why hate on woe you ask? oh idk just everyone uses autopot/maya purple hack/ oh yes let us not forget about emblem swaping/no emblem in woe.... yes people all theses things are cancer in woe... oh you ask what the gms think about this? oh well they dont give two f u c k s....thats right people the gms dont give a sheeeit... how ever the gms are more worryed about you having (ca wk) in your name on the forums and will ban your acc for having it, thats right they will perma ban you for having ca wk in your name.....

they can suck my c a w k
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I'm so fucking MOIST
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 10
Toxic af community, spawning mobs in tutorial region with aggro so they 1 hit every noob there. Trash af servers as well, disgusting server delay.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: September 9
Ragnarok Online is a free to play JRPG from a Korean developer. It worked, looked ok, sounded ok, played ok, was understandable. It is a old grind centered game, and level cap is 150. I had problems with game not reponding on map transfers, maybe because game servers might be in Asia.

Try it, if you like old JRPGs.

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