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: Mostly Positive (877 reviews) - 79% of the 877 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

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February 11

Maintenance changelogs for 2/11/2016

This week's maintenance has begun! We will be under maintenance at 10:30am
This week we're introducing a brand new Valentines day quest on Classic and Renewal as well as a New Valentine's Day Lucky Box.

===RENEWAL===
New Turn ins:
Low: Dark Priest/Evil Druid
Mid: Naga/Cornus
High: Horn Scaraba/Antler Scaraba

===CLASSIC===
Spotlight Warper NPC is being updated to take people to the current spotlight
January Groove Pack leaves the Kafra Shop
Looking to boost Challenge dungeon monster EXP

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February 4

Maintenance for February 4th changelogs

This week's maintenance is beginning!

Announcements: For Lunar New Year we have a company holiday on Monday and Tuesday so our Tiki Tuesday Q&A/bot banning liveshow will be wednesday

We have a game night on February 19th

===RENEWAL===
We are receiving data for the next update on the 5th, and Campitor is already hard at work on localizing the quests that will be coming in next week.

The next update will contain the Hero's Trail Part III update as well as an update to the game's map and navigation systems. I'm working on getting that information put up on the website.
Leaving this week:

January Groove Pack

Continuing:

New Gramps Turn in:
low: Bathory/Obsidian
Mid: Isilla/Vanberk
High: Angra Mantis/Blue Lichtern

New this week:
Lunar New year Quest and Shadow Gear daily reward for VIPs
We're looking at the Dragonhelm quest, will try to get it in this week or the next.

Coming Next week: February Lucky Box
Gives one of the following at random:
Palace Guard Cap
Transformation Scroll: Poring
Party Hard Scroll
Lovelove Balloon
Prize Medals
Costume: Happy Peace Proof
Heart Wing Hairband
HE Bubble Gum

===CLASSIC===

Announcement: Dear Users, Please stop drop trading Items on WoE Maps. Thanks

This Includes
Brynhilds
MP Sunnies
Unfrozen Formal Suits

As a note: We looked reports of WoE 2 Guardians dropping weird things. Could note find any logs, monsters have no item drop entry. We did find that someone decided to drop trade a Flame Manteau of Naght Sieger.

Ending this week:

January Groove Pack leaves the Kafra shop

Starting this week:
Camp is checking the lunar new year quest to see if it can be ported to Classic.

Future:
Would the community be interested in a system where a bounty is paid in prize medals (EXP Disabled) for hunting WoE supplies which are then available for sale to other players through the NPCs?

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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
37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
11 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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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
70.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
I'll admit I am a bit naive expecting to play a MMORPG that is older than me, expecting there will be the same amount of players as it did when it was first released.

Don't get me wrong, Ragnarok Online is an awesome game, and is certainly still much better than it's successor Ragnarok Online 2. However, a MMORPG cannot be a good MMORPG without a playerbase, because without one, that would make it a single-player game. The single-player experience and MMO experience of the same game is totally different.

That said, the "playerbase" of the current RO is just what all MMORPG suffers from; AFKers as well as bots, automated third-party programs that does the grinding for you.

I can't recommend RO on Steam. I would recommend RO private servers instead.

3 out of 10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,498.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
its ok.
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