Yes, you can play Ragnarok Online again very soon! Ever since it was first announced, people have been buzzing in social media and have expressed excitement towards this awesome nostalgia trip.
This was first celebrated on May 7, 2017 via a huge Ragnarok event in SM North EDSA. The event was a HUGE success as many attended and had a great time enjoying the festivities. The place was beyond packed and you could feel the hype practically blowing through the roof of SM North EDSA!
The event not only featured announcements about the game, there were also a lot of events to be enjoyed by the community. In classic RO event fashion, there was a headgear competition and cosplay competition! The energy was intense and you could feel all the love for the game by participants and audience alike.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! While the event was a success, it wasn’t until the press conference held on May 12, 2017 where the juicy deets of the relaunch was revealed! Key presenters Kamphee “Ken” Piromward (Managing Director of Electronics Extreme) and Johnny Paek (CEO of Elite Global Sourcing) were truly hyped to talk to us about some of the specifics regarding the launch.
The big announcement? The closed beta is set to be released in Mid-June 2017! Yup, starting mid next month, we’ll finally be able to journey back to the world of Ragnarok and embark in the MMO journey that started it all!
It was also announced that Ragnarok will remain to be free-to-play and anyone in the world can join in as there won’t be any IP restrictions. Top-up cards will also be making a comeback! These would be available for purchase in convenience stores around the nation and will also be available to be bought via the Ragnarok website.
Some key features that they shared to us include:
- Free-to-win. All key-items could be dropped in game
- Players will initially experience 2-1 character classes
- All monsters return to their original spawn points
- A ‘Renewal Feature’ will be available that ignores level differences between Player and Monster
- The Guild war feature will be released within the first 3 weeks
- Godly items will be released soon
Future plans for Ragnarok include custom events for the Philippines as well as the return of the Ragnarok World Championships! With the rise of eSports and the Gaming Industry in the Philippines, having the RWC up and running again would definitely promote and hasten that growth even more.
Are you all as excited as we are? Will you be entering the world of Ragnarok Online this June? Tell us your thoughts down at the comments section below!
For more information, you can visit the Ragnarok Online Philippine Website.