So I see all these posts about runescape and world of Warcraft and all those other MMOs but like am I the only person that played ragnarok as a kid? I swear I’m like the only living person who played that
I never got to play on the official server, but bf did. I did play on a free server with very low rates though and came close to it. x2 x2 x1 I think it was?
Anyway, RO holds a very special place in my heart as well. Something about it is hard to forget. Maybe the endless grinding for cards, or screaming at your computer when you die at level 98 and lose about 5 hours worth of exp gained. I don’t know. XD There was a lot of fun to still have in it. Dancer and Alchemist for me.
The only downside is that it felt at the end of the day the game was all about getting ready for War of Emperium. You got cards to make yourself better at gathering cards. Then you got cards to make yourself better at farming specific MVP monsters. You got those cards so you could become epic in War of Emperium and then that was it.
Most MMOs today do this as well but I like the idea of PVP and PVE being more separate. In RO it felt like PVE was meant to help you in PVP one day. I don’t know? Maybe I soloed way too much in that game and never got the chance to run with a lot of dungeon groups. Those were rare and usually ended in tears.
One thing was for sure though, RO2 made me want to go back to old RO!
ahhhhh I see. I think I was spared from that due to being the most clueless 8-12 year old that had ever existed. I had no idea that there were quests in the game, I didn’t know that there was any amount of lore or anything at all, I also wasnt even aware there was a PVP in the game. And thankfully the server I played on (lightside legend) didnt have the take away exp so I never had a problem with that.
The only time I ever card grinded was for the teleport one and I gave up after a few hours because it was boring. HOWEVER, I did at one point grind sandman near the assassins guild for a katar of quaking. That was awful. I spent no less then the span of a year and a half every time I got on, killing sandman for an hour+ looking for that thing and I never got it. I still haven’t.
My family and I never really did the PVP. We all just aimed for getting transcendents, and I think we’ve all succeeded at this point. I was always an assassin, Katars are cool and their hit rate was awesome, even completely broken on a few servers. Eventually though, they released this new area (at least I think it was new) called “The Endless Tower” where you and a party could go and it was basically a gauntlet and every 10 or so levels there would be an MVP and it was really fun. We’d all just spend our time beefing ourselves up and then we’d go together and challenge that.
I eventually stopped playing for probably one of the most petty reasons ever. That katar of quaking I mentioned? I needed it to complete my set of all elemental Katars. I literally had every other katar but that one and I couldn’t get it. Then one day my brother waltzed right into the area, killed 3, and got one right then. That was the most upsetting thing, but then before he was going to give it to me he decided to keep in case he decided to make an assassin, or I could pay him like over 100,000 zeny for it. Thaaaaat caused a big fight, and I more or less lost my drive to play that server. That and my assassins build was just terrible.
We still go back to servers every now and then though, and we even played the main server now that it’s free. I HAAAAATE that one though because money is so hard to get, you die like nothing else, and trust me here I was so bored I literally stopped and did the math, every time I died as a thief, it took me exactly 15 minutes and about 36 seconds to get back to full health, which was especially obnoxious when full health meant about 7 hits until death. Nnnnooooot fun.
br/> I still love the game though. I’d say its still my favorite MMORPG there is.