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 (587 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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August 28

Steam Trading Cards now available

Greetings Midgardians! This week we have introduced Steam Trading Cards for international Ragnarok Online.

You can collect these cards and make some fun Poring monster badges and backgrounds. When you purchase points/VIP time through steam it makes these cards available. This applies to purchases made after the cards were made live on RO.

This update includes RO themed Trading Cards, craftable badges, emoticons and backgrounds!

Check out this guide for how the Steam Card system works!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=145245037





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August 27

Shadow Item Update

The costume tab has been expanded to include "Shadow Items"

Mysterious Bugs can be found throughout Rune Midgard and will drop shadow items. Combine all 6 shadow items to receive a +9 stat bonus until October 1, 2014.

The Shadow Item Random Box is also available for 200 kp each.

To help get the full potential of the new items a Shadow Item Double Refine Event will be available from now until September 10, 2014.

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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

    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
    • 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
    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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound (or compatible with 3D Sound Effect Support)
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
332.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Never gets old, Hack and Slash at its finest. Better than RO2 and always will be.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Came for the RPG, stayed for the hats.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
225.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
1. NOT BALANCE
2. PAY TO WIN
3.AWESOME CLASSES
4.RAGIAL.COM / RAGNASTATS.COM IS THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOUR DREAM ITEM WITH REASONABLE PRICE
5.LAG (SOMETIMES)
6.3RD CLASS MAKE IT UNBALANCE BUT AWESOME
7.GOOD MUSIC
8.GRINDING TAKES FOREVER WHEN U LVL 99+
9.VIP'S IS A SCHEME TO MAKE YOU LVL FASTER
10.BOTS!!!!!!!! I MEAN THERE ARE TONS OF BOTS AT SPORE MAPS AND STAPO MAPS
11. DB AND BB IS AWESOME AND ANNOYING(FOR NEW PLAYERS)
12.SCAMS I MEAN LOTS OF THEM LIKE REAL $$$$ TO ZENY AND THEY SPAM THE ♥♥♥♥ OF THEM
13.TONS OF SCAMS IN PRONTERA AND PAYON
14.BIOLAB DUNGEON IS HARD AND EREMES IS A ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (I DID KILL HIM SOMETIMES)
15.TURN INS QUEST IS A GOOD WAY TO DIE AND LEVEL FASTER
16.EDEN EQUIPMENT IS GOOD (LITTERELLY)
17. REFINE 4 OR 5 ABOVE REQUIRE REAL MONEY OR YOU CAN PAY 30 MILLION ZENY FOR ONE (ON WEAPONS)
18. REFINE 4 OR 5 ABOVE REQUIRE REAL MONEY OR YOU CAN PAY 50 MILLION ZENY FOR ONE (ON GEARS)
19.IN TI,EVERYONE INVITE THE ♥♥♥♥ OUT OF YOU IF ARE A HEALER , MS SURA , RANGER (SPAM ARROW STROM) AND SHADOW CHASER , WARLOCK AND SORCERER
20.IN TI , SOME OF THE PARTY WILL INVITE YOU IF YOU A GENETICIST , ROYAL GUARD , MECHANIC AND GUILLOTINE CROSS
21.SORCERER AND HEALER ARE SLAVES TO THE PARTY AND YOU CAN LEECH THEIR EXP LEGALLY
22.TI TIMER IS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!
23.WANNA SELL STUFF AT EDEN? GO UPSTAIRS
24.RATEMYSERVER IS A GOOD GUIDE FOR NEW PLAYERS
25.ALT+C [MOVE ON WARP PORTAL ] THEN HIT [ENTER] . CONGRAT YOU FOUND OF THE RO BUGS
26. HARPY IS ♥♥♥♥ING PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥ FOR NOOBS BUT THE LOOT COST ALOT OF ZENY EACH
27.PEOPLE BUYS ALOT OF IMMORTAL HEARTS FOR MAKING ACID BOMBS [OP SKILL IN RO]
28. DONT REST IN SOUTH PRONTERA CUZ PEOPLE SPAM DB AND BB
29. VIP = LOST 1%
30.NON VIP = 3% [WHICH IS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ CUZ 3% IS ♥♥♥♥ING HARD TO GET ]
31.NOBODY WANT A GUNSLINGER IN TI MISSIONS
32.DONT FORGET TO WASTE ALL YOU NOVICE POTIONS BECUASE ITS ♥♥♥♥ING HELPFUL
33. HEROIC BACKPACK HAS THE POWER TO GREDD YOUR ITEM [WHICH IS ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ]
34. OOHH, A PRECIOUS ITEM [SUDDENLY SOME ♥♥♥ GREED YOUR ITEM ] RAGE MODE ACTIVATED
35.ONCE YOU PLAY , U WILL NEVER TURN BACK
36. MAP IS HUGE [WHICH IS GOOD ]
37. MAGMARING IS A GOOD SPOT FOR LVL 100+ [INCOMING BOTS]
38. MOUSE = FOR MOVE
39. KEYBOARD = FOR SKILL
40. BEST HOT KEYS FOR SKILL ,F1-F9 ,QWERTYUIOP AND ASDFGHJKL
41. U NEED 1 ACCOUNT FOR SELLING YOUR ♥♥♥♥ , 1 ACCOUNT FOR GETTING THAT ♥♥♥♥
42.DONT FORGET TO /MEMO UR WARP PORTALS [ FOR ACOLYTE CLASS]
43. KUNLUN DUNGEON IS ALSO THE BEST SPOT TO REACH LVL 99 OR ABOVE [INCOMING BOTS]
44. LAST BUT NOT LEAST , BUY A LOT OF BUTTERFLY WINGS ANF FLY WING [IT WILL HELP YOU A LOT) MY FINAL SCORE : 4/10 I DONT LIKE GAMES THAT HAVE PAY TO WIN SCHEMES RAGNAROK ONLINE IS NOT THE SAME AS THE OLD RAGNAROK ONLINE. BUT!!!!!! IF YOU REALLY, REALLY, REALLY ,REALLY WANT TO PLAY IT . PLAY ON CLASSIC SERVER , IT'S A BIT BALANCED - Zuner_infinity 2012- APRIL 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
What can i say. Im a sucker for the classics.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Well the frist time i played this game was abute 11 years ago and for some reson it kept me entirtane for years apone years if you dont mind old graphics and a point and click i would say you should play this game
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
185.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
For some reason i must have this game in my library even though i dont find any excitements in the game but i still go on daily
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
How do i register so that i can play this game?
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Too old.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
lai pvp
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Not the same anymore compared to the past.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
good only in the past, not for modern players...over 1hr still no real action...now become worse than ro2...
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
204.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
very lag with horrendous drop rate... play for 1 whole month and not a single card picked up
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Not sure if just me, but whnever i try to start the game, it goes to the agreement thing and all, but when i pess accept these conditions, the game freezes for a sec and i get a message saying that ragexe or something like that has stopped working. Any info on how i can fix this. Also, ive seen vids of this game, its one to get.
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173.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
its a great throwback to the good old days where you dont have to worry about your graphics card or processing capacity or sound cards. Its a great gind heavy game that will attract old and new pc gamers.
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67 of 86 people (78%) found this review helpful
390.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I hate this game why do I keep coming back
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I've been playing this game for years off and on, have tons of fond memories of playing with my brothers and friends.
No matter how much time goes by and no matter how many new shiny games come out, the original RO will always
have a place in my heart and games folders.
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18 of 32 people (56%) found this review helpful
441.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Overall: 2/10
Art: 8/10
Design: 5/10
Graphics: 4/10
Sound: 9/10

With more than 10 years of history, Ragnarok Online is an old MMORPG game to many. At a quick glance - it may seem fun to you but however, the community of this game really makes up a lot of your in-game experience. Talking about community, this game has real players who gave you the cold shoulders because of the vast amount of bots in the game. Lot's of Philipino and Asian players, you know you could reach out to them and make some friends if you are one of them - and assuming they don't ignore you. They are generally cocky and arrogant, but few handful would still help you out if you are lucky enough to meet them. Noobs start out weak (of course) and without a proper guild, party and friends, its almost impossible to get powerful unless you spend on the game. Well, duh. That's the main purpose.

This game has a rich art base and many fans would draw them for fun, laughter, peace and joy. It's a 3D game, and a very successful one during its time - one would not simply ignore the art and just play the game. The art is great in my point of view and I do admit that their art makes me get hooked to the game. You will rave about the awesome sprite of your character, no matter the class you are in.

The core design of the game offers you guild wars, Player VS Player, vending, and turn-ins. (for exp) It's a wonderful world out there to explore as well, though you might just go for the shortcut and teleport around the world if you purchase their premium services. With that said, the design is very multiplayer heavy - and you will only gain from it if you play with someone else. There will be events held often in the game, be sure to take advantage of it and not miss it ! Wide diversity of classes, you will always find a class that suits you most. However, some special classes do not offer you rebirths - so you lack some extra stat and skill points which makes you weaker than most players.

Graphics is cool. The skills animation are awesome in my opinion and they are truly worth raving about as you scale later on in to the game where you do job advancement for your character. There are items in the game that needs to be purchased in real cash to exchange for better graphical aesthetics. Other than that, the animation might be a little choppy due to the latency of the game - it depends on where you are from and all.

Sound. The reason why I gave sound a 9/10 is because they are really awesome. You can grab them in your directory for free as well, and I have used the BGMs of this game before in my school projects as well. They have a wide range from classical to metal, and different maps invoke your feelings and really puts you into the world of Ragnarok with their music.

Summary: Do NOT try to play this game alone, because you will probably ragequit due to all these bots who would KS you and helpdesk takes a super long time in looking and solving your queries. It can be a very fun game despite my critics, you should try this timeless game out before giving judgement of your own. Support the game if you like it, but I would highly doubt it because of poor customer service. Lastly, great way to kill time with your friends! I have hundreds of playing hours in this game and and made awesome lifelong friends - talking about a gamer for 4 good years in here.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Don't let my game time fool you.... I played this game AGES ago. My first MMO ever. Absolutely loved this game when I was a freshman in high school. I couldn't wait to get home from school just so I could sit my happy ♥♥♥ down at the computer and log in, haha.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
408.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
I'd only recommend this game to people who loved it back then more than 10 years ago; as comparing this game to current MMORPG standards - it just fails in many aspects.

Pros:
~Great music
~Nice community
~Deep and plenty of customizations on how you build your characters
~Tons of content to explore, unlock, and enjoy
~Well done sprites that still looks awesome even after 10 years

Cons:
~Outdated gameplay - compared to today's standards, RO is grindy, repetitive, and stale
~Unforgiving character customization - it's easy to screw up your character if you do not understand how to build your skills and stats
~Still tons of botters - 10 years and maps and dungeons are still infested with gold farming bots
~Laggy servers - it says "International" but if you're playing anywhere outside the US, it's gonna be a laggy mess

OVERALL: 5/10
~If you loved it back then and don't mind the current problems it has then go try it out - even if just for the sake of nostalgia.
~If you haven't played RO before, and are looking for an F2P MMORPG, then skip this one and try one of the many, modern (and much better) MMORPGs out there.
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