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 (800 reviews) - 80% of the 800 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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July 13

Steam Login issues *resolved*

Greetings everyone. We received reports over the weekend that the Steam sign on and overlay weren't working properly. This meant manual logins and not being able to purchase points. We have investigated this issue and as of 2:15pm today we have a solution.

1. Please start the game and let it patch fully. Once it has done so exit out of the patcher and restart the game through steam

2. When you start the game a second time it will fix the issue and the single sign on for RO's Steam client will work properly.

Thank you very much for your patience.

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May 8

Ragnarok VIP+Points plan returns to Steam!

We're happy to announce we've brought back the VIP+Point plan to our steam users. Previously the way the VIP worked was that you were paying for VIP and got the points for "free", but those free points caused some issues with how we calculate billing. The new plan is 20.00 USD for 2000 Kafra Points that inlcudes 30 days of VIP. We apologize in the delay in getting this plan launched and thank you for your patience.

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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
    • 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
    • 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
59 of 72 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
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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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Game was ok years go, now... servers to slow and nothing is worked on and its a waste. Would say avoid and play games that are active and not empty can't do anything anymore games. RIP Ragnarok
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
it is nostalgic for me
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Haven't played the Steam version but this is basically the very first MMORPG game I've played :)

Brings back memories! I would love to try this out again one day. I rate this game as one of the best MMORPG games around! There are so many job classes, including 2nd and 3rd jobs and a lot of maps to grind from. Quests isn't the main focus for this game but you will have to grind a lot in order to become useful in its best feature, the WOE (guild war). The WOE or War of Emperium is basically a guild vs guild taking over castles when its WOE time and it is the most enjoying part of the game!

I also think this game has the BEST soundtrack of ALL MMORPGs around. I would sometimes login just to hear the music. Each city/map has their own theme song! My favorites are Prontera city, Gonyryun, Alberta, and even the WOE music!

The game does look childish because of its graphics but what do you expect from a very very old game? Try it out and meet people to guild with and get stronger and get better in WOE and you won't be disappointed. This game is a MASTERPIECE!

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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Ragnarok Online is one of the few MMORPG i have ever played. Back then Ragnarok Online was entirely pay to play so in order to play, private servers were made. Until gravity made it free-to-play which made people play the original servers rather than private servers.

So, Ragnarok Online is a animated 3D fantasy MMORPG. Players can move around and explore the world through a simple yet polish point and click controls. Ragnarok Online has an interesting system where players have two levels, a base level and a job level, How you raise those levels is by gaining experience either by clearing quests or killing monsters, but the job level tends to level up slower. Each base level earns you status points that can be allocated into different attribute and each job level earns you job points which you can allocate into skills which the player can use.

What makes Ragnarok Online feel like a complete game is the large selection of job advancements.
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