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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June 30

Ragnarok Maintenance Changelogs for 6/30

This week's maintenance for Renewal has begun! Classic's maintenance will begin at 2pm.
Here's what's changing this week

===RENEWAL===
Next week on July 7th we're going to be down for an extended downtime on Chaos as we continue work on the DB. During this time we'll have events running on Classic and Thor as well as doing livestreaming while we're down.

The EXP/Drops event is extended on Classic and Renewal one more week! so enjoy the 4th of July weekend.

New Gramps TI:
Low: Evil Druid/Elder
Mid: Loli Ruri/Zombie Slaughter
High: Knocker/Angra Mantis

Mailbox NPC and Eden Warper storage get added to Mora Inn!

===CLASSIC===
Classic's maintenance runs from 2pm-6pm on Thursdays!

The EXP/Drops event is extended through next week to celebrate the 4th of July weekend!

Event WoE Ends!
-restrictions removed from WoE maps
-WoE 2 castles revert to pre-event WoE status
-WoE 2 castle drops revert to pre-event WoE status

Hazy Forest
-Monster damage and def are being adjusted to more closely match their stats in pre-renewal (Camp will have more info posted)

Working on adding the Brasilis map for the late July/August event

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June 16

Maintenance changelogs for 6/16

Our Renewal maintenance starts now! Classic's maintenance is going to start at 2pm today. Here's what's changing:
===RENEWAL===
Continuing:
Exp and Drops continue until the end of the month
New Gramps TI:
Low: Petit/Blood Butterfly
Mid: Anolian/Naga
High: Agav/Pom Spider

New this week:
June Renewal Lucky Box
Preliminary contents to be posted soon, please make sure you've posted what you'd like to see in our thread here
On Thor server, we will make one more free stat reset available so please use it wisely!
The name change box is usable again! Thank you for your patience, we have recently received the fix from kRO regarding this item.

===CLASSIC===

Changes:
Maya Purple Card Added to event WoE Block
Next week we will turn off alliance protection in Event WoE. (this means allies will not be protected from being hit).
Fixing a error that prevented the Hazy Forest from being implemented last week.
Updating Boxter
Greyworld being patched out.

We have reviewed Greyworld and its effect on playing the game. Unfortunately the edit has had a negative impact of WoE as it no longer allows players to attempt to hide behind terrain. Due to this players have until Aug 1st to stop using this edit.
Classic's maintenance starts at 2pm PDT and continues until 6pm. We are experimenting with separating Classic's maintenance time and eventually day from Renewal.

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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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Neal
( 49.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Used to be fun. I'd reccomend private servers now honestly though. NovaRo is a good one. Unfortunately the bots control the marketplace. Almost impossible to make reasonable zeny unless you buy cash shop items or have 100 bots running. The majority of people online are either vendors or bots. While many other players are doing gramps quests.

If you want to get to max level buying exp manuals is almost mandatory. This adds up to a lot.

I love this game but honestly feel it is best to play a private server. Some of them like NovaRO have zero bots. The main server is a little too cash shop reliant. And if you want to get the best stuff you may be very outclassed by people with a ton of bots or people who drop $100's on cash shop.

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whitedove4
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
New player experience:
Downloaded the game only because I play Ragnarok Online 2 and wanted to see the original game that started it all. I was amazed to see an old game filled with tons of players! High levels as well as new ones. 11 hours into the game recieved a whisper from a lvl 99 who gifted me a large sum of zeny (in-game money) and a sword and warmly welcomed me to the game. Now this is what community is all about! Here is my review...

PROS:
Very little to no lag despite a very high online population.
Relaxing music that changes with each area, never boring, enjoyable+
Amazing community! General chat is quiet with people mostly opting for private chat options.
Old style graphics but very well done with cute sprites.
F2P or VIP (F2P gets 9 character slots by default) Yay!
Cash shop is available but never felt like it was in my face prompting me to buy every second like some games.
Progressive class system with indepth character customization.
Starter area tutorial. Don't skip reading this!

CONS:
City streets clogged with player vendor stalls.

NEUTRAL: ( could be good or bad )
Learning curve. Online research sort of required to fully understand Class progression.
New players may not always know where to go but there are NPC city guides that help.
Mostly a go kill X number of monsters game.
Top down view though you can rotate view and zoom in a little.

I highly recommend you give this one a try. Hope this review was helpful to you.

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BakaOkami
( 60.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I am enjoying the game right now and have found a few friends, but the only thing i dislike is the tutorial since you are kind of left to wonder around.
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Jiljimish Runehart
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I love this game. I have been a Ragnarok Online fan for several years. They changed a game a lot in the renewal, but I like the third classes. I have not been back for a while, but I definitely suggest it as an MMORPG even if it is 'old.' I hope you at least give it a try. ♥
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PouKii
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
I love this game, it gives you such a feeling of freedom to adventure into uncanny lands with it's beautiful music and wide open world and spaces.
It's excelent to lose yourself into the phantasy world for a while and have fun exploring and both fighting or running from monsters.
Good to play alone or with a party.
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tuba noises
( 172.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
You jump in, make a character, smash pink tiddies and find a group of people to smash non-pink tiddies with, all in your own pace and without an array of boring quests.

For over 12 years, no other MMO has managed to redo this simple yet efficiently fun concept.
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artisticnstuff
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
This review is on certain parts of the community and usefulness to new or interested players. (For the record, I have invested several weeks into the game by now. I just use the exe from the installation folder to bypass Steam's account creation requirement)

On to business: Ragnarok's main server Chaos, the most popolar Renewal server, isn't very accomodating to new players or returning players. The entire time I played I saw folks chatting to each other a grand total of twice. Oweing to the fact that half of the players are dual client shops, this still gives about 1500 active players who must already have their cliques or guilds and chat privately only. So, if you planned on asking questions to find out where to go in the very open world that is Ragnarok, plan to feel rather isolated.

If you plan on visiting the forums, you will find that there seems to be an internal war of sorts between newcomers and veteran players, where new players don't truly feel welcome. This is very unfortunate, as I too am a returning player and I wanted to reinvest myself into the game, but have decided it is not worth my time.

Don't expect timely updates in game, as it seems that the folks in charge of placing updates have to follow a specific schedule that is several months behind their Asian counterparts, which leaves players exposed to bugs and poor update planning.

Based on these observations, I thus cannot recommend this game to new players, which is very sad for me as I wear thick nostalgia goggles from playing as a child. only play this if you have plyaed iRO in the past and are widely experienced with it.
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zerocky1
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Still one of the best MMORPG games of all time.
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You're gogna have a bath Tim
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
AMAZING game.

So many memories. From the begging for money and parties to lvl up, to the huge raids onto super hard dungeons, to the pvp, and the general chatting with your party after a large quest to kill a boss at 5 a.m. this game is really fun.

BUT i wouldnt recommend you dedicate your life to lvl a character in this version (vanilla) cuz the exp rates are insanely low.

I recommend you to download a server with increased exp and item rates, they come in x5 for the hardcore MMO fans to the x100 for the more casual players, and most of them are free and in any languague you look for them.
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ElfenLied
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Played this for eight years on a private server previously called AnimaRO. It went from that to AnimusRO, AnesisRO and now it's apparently JellyRO. I had so many memories playing this game. I wasn't aware it was on Steam until a year or so ago and played a bit. The EXP rates and leveling are slow as hell I will admit. So different from the 5x/5x/3x rates I was used to. Overall I recommend this game to anyone. The music and lore are great and the monsters range from adorable to creepy as hell. Graphics are pretty good for a game that came out in the 90s. Classes are the usual RPG fare.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
If you are a new player... and you want to play this game and be good at something (pvp, woe, mvp....sometimes even pve) prepere to pay $$.
if you just wanna have fun lvling and being isolated from society (because everything is way overpriced and you wont be able to afford almost anything soo no one will want you in there party...) than its an ok game.
when RO came out a very long time ago it was an amazing game because it was fair and fun to play and you didnt have to marry the game with your wallet.... but now days... i suppose its a trand for games to be P2W.
id realy prefer to pay money to buy the game and not to have all this in-game items crap that makes you OP for some cash.
RIP RO it was fun while it lasted.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This review is on certain parts of the community and usefulness to new or interested players. (For the record, I have invested several weeks into the game by now. I just use the exe from the installation folder to bypass Steam's account creation requirement)

On to business: Ragnarok's main server Chaos, the most popolar Renewal server, isn't very accomodating to new players or returning players. The entire time I played I saw folks chatting to each other a grand total of twice. Oweing to the fact that half of the players are dual client shops, this still gives about 1500 active players who must already have their cliques or guilds and chat privately only. So, if you planned on asking questions to find out where to go in the very open world that is Ragnarok, plan to feel rather isolated.

If you plan on visiting the forums, you will find that there seems to be an internal war of sorts between newcomers and veteran players, where new players don't truly feel welcome. This is very unfortunate, as I too am a returning player and I wanted to reinvest myself into the game, but have decided it is not worth my time.

Don't expect timely updates in game, as it seems that the folks in charge of placing updates have to follow a specific schedule that is several months behind their Asian counterparts, which leaves players exposed to bugs and poor update planning.

Based on these observations, I thus cannot recommend this game to new players, which is very sad for me as I wear thick nostalgia goggles from playing as a child. only play this if you have plyaed iRO in the past and are widely experienced with it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I love this game, it gives you such a feeling of freedom to adventure into uncanny lands with it's beautiful music and wide open world and spaces.
It's excelent to lose yourself into the phantasy world for a while and have fun exploring and both fighting or running from monsters.
Good to play alone or with a party.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
AMAZING game.

So many memories. From the begging for money and parties to lvl up, to the huge raids onto super hard dungeons, to the pvp, and the general chatting with your party after a large quest to kill a boss at 5 a.m. this game is really fun.

BUT i wouldnt recommend you dedicate your life to lvl a character in this version (vanilla) cuz the exp rates are insanely low.

I recommend you to download a server with increased exp and item rates, they come in x5 for the hardcore MMO fans to the x100 for the more casual players, and most of them are free and in any languague you look for them.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Played this for eight years on a private server previously called AnimaRO. It went from that to AnimusRO, AnesisRO and now it's apparently JellyRO. I had so many memories playing this game. I wasn't aware it was on Steam until a year or so ago and played a bit. The EXP rates and leveling are slow as hell I will admit. So different from the 5x/5x/3x rates I was used to. Overall I recommend this game to anyone. The music and lore are great and the monsters range from adorable to creepy as hell. Graphics are pretty good for a game that came out in the 90s. Classes are the usual RPG fare.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
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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134 of 148 people (91%) found this review helpful
71 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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310 of 398 people (78%) found this review helpful
8 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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156 of 188 people (83%) found this review helpful
52 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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151 of 184 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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