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 (786 reviews)
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

    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
42 of 53 people (79%) 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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9 of 12 people (75%) 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
275.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
epic,nostalgic~
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
I admit, this game is a guilty pleasure of mine. I found it randomly on the internet when looking for games to play on my decade-old piece of scrap metal that was my last computer and, to my amazement, was pretty hooked. Back in the iRO days when I didn't have the money for a subscription I used to make multiple accounts just to play the 72-hour trial until I was told about private servers. Played those for a bit, found a few fun ones with a healthy population and then found out that WarpPortal had come out with RO for North America, free to play.

Bursting with excitement I left my friends from the private servers to play this new completely legit, completely free server and...bots. Bots everywhere. Not once would I ever be around levelling and come across someone who isn't botting in one way or another, which had me feeling really down. Even when I played iRO my most favorite thing to do was explore the scenic places with my friends (the floating islands near Geffen, ruins in Morroc, Prontera's west gate garden) and hang out. So now that I had upgraded my computer I have long since left Ragnarok behind...

Every now and then I get a rush of nostalgia that makes me want to play the game again and lo and behold I'm currently downloading it to play it again. Do I recommend this game to others? Absolutely. Botters aside, this game has an amazing soundtrack, neat places to explore and if you happen to come across a genuine player and you like each other, BE FRIENDS. Because you'll never know when another one like them will show up the next time you play.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
321.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I have been an avid iRO fan since 2004, and the game has seen its ups and downs. There has always been a pretty decent community and the Dev's are pretty good at keeping the game updated and working on issues - which is why the game has lasted so long and has a pretty positive player base. Since coming to Steam its definitely seen an increase in players, with even a new server added recently - so if youre a veteran player or new this is a great time to start! I'd like to mention also that there has almost always been an issue with botting, however they're taking an active role in supressing it and they keep at it regularly as well. All in all, a great MMO to play if you enjoy the Korean Anime styled type and you want to give a good piece of gaming history a try. There is more than enough to keep you interested with its huge arsenal of classes, builds, items, skills and gameplay.

As a personal word of advice for in game longevity - no matter what class you choose to play, make a merchant and learn to sell items to help make some zenny. Anything from selling items to NPC's for even more, or selling valuable equipment and cards. You can check on Ragial.com for a good look at how things are selling too - money is a big factor in your ability to do end game so hopefully this well help some of you out!
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