Ragnarok Online is a popular free 3D fantasy MMORPG based on Norse mythology inspired by the anime written by MJ Lee. Ragnarok Online was entirely pay to play but in October 2008 gravity launched a free to play server called Valkyrie (Valkyrie Server Client).
Players can select from a wide range of job classes (over 20) that suit their individual playing style. Each job class comes with a unique array of skills and abilities. The strengths and weaknesses of these classes encourages to players of different types to form parties.
Ragnarok Online is a great game with beautifull visuals and music. The game got so much fame that even the style is "copied" by other free MMORPG games like Secret of the Solstice and Water Margin Online.
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June 01, 2003
Ragnarok Online Launches New Freya World Server, "Illusion Of Luanda" Balance Patch, And Level Booster Event7 months ago
Minimum System Requirements (Windows)
Windows-based (with administrative ability to install and patch)Memory
RAM 128 MBStorage
entium II, 400MHz (or better)Graphics
Any with 3D Acceleration & at least 16MB on-board RAMAdditional Notes
Specifications may change during development
+ 4 Classes or more
+ Friendly Community
+ Decent Storyline
- Low Exp Rate
- Lack of customer support
- Gold Seller
- Small Community
- Lack of development
And good luck with that, because it's nigh impossible.
(Not Recommanded) Star rate:4/5 (great)
A while back I went back to RO to check it out after I'd heard it became a free to play title and had an absolutely miserable experience. After some deliberation and just as much misery with newer released free to play titles I decided to give it another shot and delve a little deeper with some of the more recent updates.
The game at its core is a standard isometric point and click anime rpg, it has plenty of content though all of it is based on killing monsters. The game could easily be written off as a dull grind session but it has plenty of charm to it which those who appreciate forget the grind.
This game is old, almost Ultima Online old. The graphics still manage to remain decent despite the age due to unique implementation and interesting art direction. Don't expect it to impress if your thing is realistic 3d graphics. It gets the job done and remains cute all the way through, and occasionally throws something that does look pretty awesome at you despite the ancient engine used.
Wide range of music, from dull elevator music to upbeat techno to almost grindy metal there is plenty to hear. It's not perfect but better than most mmos I have played in this regard.
Sound effects are rather standard, sometimes annoying and other times amusing and the crit sounds I always find so satisfying in any game.
Point and click would usually mean very limited game play but as you advance you gain more functions, targeted aoes and such and it's not completely dull. It's much more fast paced leveling than it used to be up till 3rd job where it slows down a bit. The class system is still one of my favorites and job advancement i don't think has been surpassed in many other games using similar engines to date. The biggest drawbacks are small maps. Which in the case of maps being small it becomes an issue when people bot, and they do. Warportal the company hosing internationr ragnarok has taken some steps to deal with the issue but it's not an easy task without restricting new players.
There is plenty to do even if it is an older game that just means there is more to it.
If a story exists it is in lore alone. The plot is non existent in most regards. Dialogue/translations - This is amongst the original engrish mmorpgs with horrible translations and dialogue that leaves you questioning more than you did going in to it half the time. Not a big deal since the fan base has documented everything in wikis for your convenience.
At first glance I would have thought it pay to win. After a little digging and looking into the vip benefits nothing in it is actually sold power, the upgrade items on the cash shop are still the same as the normal ones other than the lack of chance for the items to break and can be traded amongst players, nothing else is anything but convenience. There are a few items sold with stats that benefit players but these can be matched in game with other items, some of the better items come out of lucky boxes which contain powerful equipment but they only gain the powerful stats through upgrades for the most part, each one is tradable and the boxes are based on chance as well so nobody flat out buys power. Some people might have mixed opinions on this but it works for me since there are plenty of ways to make currency in game to buy them if you don't want to dish out money.
Overall I'd say this is one of the few free to plays that has actually become far better since transitioning from a subscription. If you don't mind ancient graphics it is worth the time investment. The community has its share of jerks and stuck up people but these are mostly newbies with friends aiding them who aren't gonna be around long. There are some events for chances at winning decent items to get going in the game hosted regularly be gms. They have possibly one of the most active Community Managers i've encountered on any mmo as well - Oda. So it's worth a try if you are bored with the current mass of mmos and looking for something to kill time with.
But I think I won't play this anymore. Every kid calls you 'noob', even if you have higher lvl then him -___-. I won't forget, I will love this game 4ever!
-a class that kill every one in 1 skill (WTF??)
-a lot of hours spent upping