Ragnarok Online - News
Skip Navigation LinksHome > News > News
Thursday the 28th, VIP can get your names
June 28th, at 12 noon PDT the Classic server will allow VIP members to create their names for characters, up to 5 per account. Non-VIP will need to wait for the offical launch to create characters.

You can already see the Classic server on the select screen, but no creation is possible right now. We encourage you to make your characters early so when we open up the game for playing you are playing and not deliberating over hair styles!

You are free to choose whatever name peeks your fancy, but deliberately choosing a "known" community members name or GMs name may lead to calls of impersonation that will need to be dealt with. Names from Anime, or common names are anyone's grab but unique specific names that were big community people are the ones to be careful around.

VIP will have access to more character slots than non-VIP once the server is up as well as full benefits on the normal Renewal servers. You will be able to patch Ragnarok and the "Classic" patcher will be created for you later, so if you have a current client updated, you will not have a huge download to cope with if you play on the Classic server.

Thank you for your support!

New Box, Free Headgear, Cheap VIP and 2x EXP/Drops!
We have a bunch of promotions and events happening in this final week of our 9th Anniversary!
  1. USRC participants picked their favorite headgears that were available for the tournament, and these 2 were winners.

    Available June 27 through July 17, the Participants Request Box gives BOTH of these awesome looking headgears!

    The Box is tradable/Vendable, the headgears inside are Account bound, so be sure you have it on the account you want before opening the box.

    Wickebine's Black Cat Ears
    Wickebine's black ears *Animated*
    Increases critical attack damage by 10%.
    Adds 5% chance magical defense ignored for 5 seconds when dealing magical damage.
    FLEE + 10
    Class : Headgear
    Defense : 4
    Head Position : Upper
    Weight : 20
    Required Level : 45
    Jobs : All Except Novice

    Gangster Scarf
    A gangster's red scarf.
    Atk +5
    Class : Headgear
    Defense : 0
    Head Position : Lower
    Weight : 10
    Required Level : 1
    Jobs : All Except Novice
  2. This is the final week for the Anniversary Extravaganza Box, and many players have asked why the Indian Feather Headband has been so rare. Frankly, the chance was put too low in the Box, but we want to give you a chance to get yours!

    Indian Feather Headband
    Splendid hair accessory made of feathers of birds. Worn by women of a certain tribe.
    AGI + 2.
    Class : Headgear
    Defense : 3
    Location : Upper
    Weight : 40
    Required Level : None
    Jobs : All class except novice

    From June 27 through July 1st any total Kafra point expenditure over 2500 pt on an Account will earn one Indian Feather Headband free! It will be distributed July 5th via Code the redeemer. You may qualify multiple times, both VIP and Item purchases count toward the 2500+ points.

  3. VIP Time Sale continues to July 3rd!
    Event Pricing!
    - 30 Day Price: 600 WP 14% discount over normal Daily VIP
    - 90 Day Price: 1620 WP 22% Discount over normal Daily VIP
    - 180 Day Price: 2850 WP 32% Discount over normal Daily VIP
  4. DOUBLE EXPERIENCE and Double DROPS through July 5th!
    We are skipping our Tuesday July 3rd maintenance.
Thank you for celebrating our Anniversary with us!

Ragnarok Classic Server is Coming!
As so many of our in-the-know community has realized, we are launching a Classic RO server soon. This server will be run as a completely new server and will using the original game settings and physics. Ragnarok has a long history, and along that history major updates have happened to expand the world, game systems and ultimately even the game settings that you play with; this biggest update was "Renewal". Renewal is a wonderful system with what new stories and classes you can play with, but it is of course different than before.

The planned date of Launch is June 29th, but that is subject to change as the setup and opportunities clarify.

The yet-to-be-named Classic Server is to offer that choice of gameplay between Original and the Renewed. And that has us and many players really excited for this opportunity to play like they used to!

Some of the standout features to expect are:
  • Maps and quests available will be around 10.3, which is Schwarzwalt updates with Einbroch, Juno etc. Arunzfelt and the sinister plot of Satan Morocc will not be hatched yet.
  • At Launch you can change to 1st, 2-1 and 2-2 classes.
  • WoE 1 will be opened up after a reasonable number of Characters get to moderate high level, expected to be 30-45 days.
  • Transcending will be available later still, after many characters are maxed out at 99/50.
  • Expanded classes: Gunslinger, Ninja, Taekwon Kid, Soul Linker and Taekwon Master will come out shortly after Transcendent classes.
  • Many of the high level maps and quests will not be available until after Trans classes are available, this is to allow us to expand the game as we go, rereleasing those contents as the server can handle them.
  • Highest Tiered Gear will drop from monsters in Tradable Boxes. Once the box is opened the gear will be account bound. This is to keep those high tiered items limited to those high Tiered characters capable of acquiring them rather than being taken/shared among many. This also will keep them valuable in the economy for a much longer period of time. This feature will not be noticed for a very long time as those monsters that have the items will not be available at the start.
We are still working on the logistics behind the server, to determine if VIP will be possible, and what systems and rates we will adjust to. More information will be released in this blog page as we iron out the details. Of course if you already have an RO account you can access the classic server, and play on both the Renewal servers and the Classic Server too! So bring your friends and join us for what is sure to be good time!

* This will be updated as more info is released, so check every day!

Emergency maintenance 6/22

Servers will be down beginning at 11am today, for a 2 hour+ maintenance of warpportal systems. We will be doing a 3x EXP event after the servers are back up.

This 3x exp event will run until the next Tuesday maintenance, we will keep the community updated on facebook and twitter!

Morning Maintenance May 25

To implement a Memorial Weekend event, we will be performing a brief maintenance this Friday morning at 11am Pacific time.

We'll have more details to announce about what the event details are tomorrow morning!

 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 [19] 20