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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Mixed (18 reviews) - 61% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (984 reviews) - 78% of the 984 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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September 22

Maintenance changelogs for 9/22 maintenance

This week's maintenance has begun on Renewal Thor and Chaos! Check out what is changing this week:

This week Gramps Turn In monsters:
Low: Yao Jun/Firelock Soldier
Mid: Anolian/Nepenthes
High: Eremes Guile/Pom Spider

Events:
Refine Event Part II Turns on, with improved upgrade chances are modified
Mad Bunny Exchanger arrives-exchange a +10 unslotted shield for a slotted +0 one. If you are VIP the slotted version will keep the refine level.
We are (finally) distributing the promo headgears for accounts that reached transcendent max level characters on Classic for our Anniversary event.

Spotlight:
Spotlight on Aldebaran continues
Clock Tower, Nightmare Clock Tower and Toy Factory are spotlit in addition to nearby field maps.

Bug Fixes
Bellum Guillotine fix happening this week

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September 14

Ragnarok Maintenance changelogs for 9/14

This week's maintenance is taking place today (Wednesday). Here's what is changing:
==RENEWAL==
-This week Gramps Turn In monsters
Low: Headless Mule/Anopheles
Mid: Medusa/Naga
High: Bradium Golem/Antler Scaraba

-Lucky Box/Kafra shop
August Lucky Box Leaves
RWC boxes Leave
New items arrive (see the forum thread)

-Spotlight
Spotlight on Aldebaran continues
Clock Tower, Nightmare Clock Tower and Toy Factory are spotlit in addition to nearby field maps.

-Events
Captain Whitebeard appears!

-Bug Fixes
Wild Beast Claw fix
Perfect Tablature is disabled during WoE, bug reported to kRO for fix.

==CLASSIC==
This week we will be introducing the Chick Hat Quest.
VIP Players will be able to obtain 1 Chick Hat Quest Permit per character from NPC located in Morocc
To complete the hat players will need to gather ingredients in order to request that the NPC craft the hat for them.
This hat quest will be available for 2 weeks. (Ending on 9/29)

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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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shiro #splash
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
The game doesn't launch on my Windows 7 (64bits).
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Lunali
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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Inukaze
450.5 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
lol
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SandMan
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
weak af
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SephySama
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.....

PS
they can suck my c a w k
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Did you assume my gender?
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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Legion =)
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 7
Excelent game, totally laged. Useless "international" servers.
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Captain Energy
39.1 hrs
Posted: September 6
Pure nostalgia!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
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.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQblnrueRk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c8VZx63MmM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNaGFVxLEmo

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/ragnarok-online

https://mmos.com/review/ragnarok-online

http://www.gamespot.com/ragnarok-online/reviews/

http://mmohuts.com/game/ragnarok-online/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnarok_Online
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
254.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
good awesome old game
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
170 of 188 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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161 of 178 people (90%) found this review helpful
106 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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319 of 411 people (78%) found this review helpful
12 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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171 of 207 people (83%) found this review helpful
69 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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157 of 191 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 130 people (83%) 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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131 of 165 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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62 of 75 people (83%) 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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