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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April 28

Maintenance changelogs for 4/28

Our weekly maintenance is beginning!

Here's what's changing this week:

Campitor's working on getting 15.1 prepped for Sakray this week.

We just added the first batch of headgears for our "Spend 2000kp between 4/15 and 4/30 and get a bonus hat" promotion to Code the Redeemer! If you spent the points between the start of the promotion and 11am Pacific Time today you will have received your headgear!

On April 29th, our ISP will be having a hardware maintenance between 2-5am Pacific time, during that time it's likely there will be high latency and intermittant connection blackouts while they work.

This week we're resetting the Alchemist Brewer list!

===RENEWAL===

Ending this week:
Green ale effect returns to non-event strength.
St. Patrick's Day Quest leaves

Continuing
New gramps TI:
Low: Siorava/Rybio
Mid: Blazzer/Seeker
High: Gajomart/Cenere

Costume: Devoted Eyes added to boxter list

MVP Summoner list returns to non-event (sans Kiel) list of monsters that will now better reflect MVP desirability.

New Spotlight!
Glast Heim/Geffen Spotlight

===Classic===

Spotlight changes to Lighthalzen!

Green ale effect will be reduced for non event time.

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April 21

April 21 Maintenance changelogs

This week's maintenance is underway: Here's what's going on this week!

Granny Boxter is being updated on Classic and Renewal with items from our recently added Lucky Box

Our Sale-O-Mania event is expanding with an Enriched Hammer event being added on Renewal along with the continuing Generous HD ore Hammer. To help with upgrading, we're also going to have Safe to +7 certs available from the Prontera Fire Sale NPC at the end of this week.

We will make Safe Certs temporarily available to be vended, the GM Team will be monitoring for any suspect vends.

From 4/15-4/30 Players who spend 2000 kafra points or more in item mall purchases will receive an exclusive headgear. We will have a second exclusive headgear for players that spend 2000 kp or more from 5/1-5/15

===RENEWAL===
New Gramps TI
Low: Punk/Stem Worm
Mid: Draco/Ancient Worm
High: Egnigem Cenia/Margaretha Sorin

On Classic, we are still working on development projects that we'll have more news on soon!

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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)
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 100 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Ragnarok Online was for me the best MMORPG out there, but its official servers confront some issues mong them:

I. Economy. The cash shop of Ragnarok Online offers a lot of powerful hats and items, that aren't available normally inside the game, of course, you can purchase some of those items with IGC if someone else is selling them at the market, but this has two issues: 1. A player can become rich in a short amount of time by purchasing items from the Cash Shop and then selling them for IGC. Making it completely unbalanced for F2P users. 2. The price of those items is so high, it demands a ridiculous amount of effort to acquire only one item. It's funny how is illegal to sell IGC for real money and yet is OK to sell Cash Shop Items bought with real money for IGC.

II. Bots. The game is plagued with them. There are many solutions to deal with bots, but, either, Gravity got tired of trying or just didn't try hard enough.

III. Lag. The server has lag peaks, not only on WoE time, but at any other time as well, it makes it horrible to play, even when alone. The problem must be either, the way the servers are distributed or their capacity, which is strange, considering there aren't that many active players nowadays.

IV. Rates. People grow and time decreases, the rates of experience and drop of the game are so demanding, that you either, have a lot of time in your hands or you can forget about getting anywhere inside the game, it doesn't particularly appeal to new players and it didn't adapt it to its actual player base, causing a constant drop of users.

As you see, those problems could be easily fixed, but Gravity never seemed to care about them, that's why, if you still want to play Ragnarok Online, I'd highly suggest you a private server instead.

★★☆☆☆ | Loved it, but disliked iRO servers
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Hi steamers. I played Ragnarok Online religiously before it was released on steam and while it was on steam. Although it seems my hours are not logged, They are there. I have had the best times in this game. It really breaks my heart to not recommend this game.

Best friends of mine who played this for decades, girl friends who hated my soul for WoE timed events, craziest card drops that changed the whole tide of war, awesome battles in WoE, and PvP. Please beleive me. I am trying to warn you of your current time.

Year 2000. Alpha and Beta stages all alike. This game was the best MMORPG you would ever of played, even surfacing vanilla WoW Imo if u had a chance to play it. PVP and Guild WoE slaughtered the idea of capture a flag.

Since around 2005 till now its cash shop has screwed and spread like a virus crossing the korean world and globably to not just this game but many others. It has ruined this game. This game is also ran on a bot fest economy, if it isn't then problems start showing up. This is another hatred of many. But the problem is that its needed, yet not allowed, supposedly lol.

This game has turned into a phantasmal ghost yet people still feed into it and I can't blame them, It's beautiful. Not alot of games come close to the joyous, no holding of the hand feel of entering a world such as midgard. There is always something to do unless you have it all. Venturing map to map as your cool class, seeing and slaying awesome pixel monsters, hopefully with friends. Hearing some classic music that makes your nostalgic sense kick in always, and collecting items such as cool hats, accesories, and of course those cards. Gosh, next to increasing your skills and stats through an allocation system. You will never wanna leave.

But heres the hard truth. This free game still lives because of the real life dirty money still being pulled through botting and idiocracy. You either need to be in this game to be slaving someone, becoming a botter, or selling into the cash shop. But why not do it all? Lol. Zero game experience

It will never shine like it used to and as a retired vet take my word of advice. You are better playing on a private server or just a different game. The people playing this game are mainly young millennials experiencing a zombie game full of bright colors and cool effects being mislead, or adults still milking this game dry.

Do not be mislead by my words.

R.I.P. RO
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
I adore this game. I have been playing on private servers for years. My one complaint is the botting. There is no community. I have only once ran into other users that actually talk. I try to stand even at eden group or warp points in prontera. Nothing. If I ever had a question, I'd go to like 5 different places to ask it and was lucky if I had one response at all. Needless to say, great game, ♥♥♥♥ing terrible community.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
Ragnarok Online is a game where you star as a ruthless warlord who murders tons of small, fluffy, blobby creatures.
Revel in victory when your murder entire villages of fuffly animals (including the younglings)

Collect and build your character until you level up to the ulitment warlord.
Start a guild and go on a murder spree with your fellow maurders

Never go to prontera, we dont goto prontera
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32 of 57 people (56%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
1,498.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
its ok.
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