One of the most decorated MMORPGs, possibly the granddad of all online role-playing games, that had claimed the hearts of aspiring swordsmen, mages and healers around the world for almost a decade has now vowed to make its second coming (redemption) to once again personify the game’s most essential part to every wistful geek, its massive game culture.
With its game relaunch festival at the SM City North EDSA Annex last May, the game was promoted magnanimously to a massive number of attendees by enforcing three entities who enchanted the Ragnarok’s revival. These high-profiled RPG figures are Gravity Chief Operating Officer Kitamura Yoshimori, Electronics Extreme Thailand CEO Rithirong Kaewvicheara and Elite Sourcing Global CEO Johnny Paek.
The Ragna Festival was deemed as a major success just by basing it on the huge number of gamers who attended. Familiar OPM bands, such as Sandwich and Imago, and TV personalities presented their own assets to entertain the fans and hosted to help promote the game’s relaunch.
Glimpses of the highly-anticipated game were brought for enlightenment and excitement’s sake.
Followed by the pleasing auras exuded from cosplayers during the official relaunch, massive enthusiasts of the game ambushed the “bona fide men” of the game for a squeezing interview. Footages of the interview can be found on YouTube all in which were sectioned to a Question and Answer portion. The full official server of the game was doled out on a platter but its entire details remain as food for thought. However, a hint was given that accounts from the old Ragnarok servers will not be viable for transfer into the new servers. Remnants of lagging experiences from the old servers will not resurrect anymore on the new servers, according to the Electronics Extreme Thailand CEO. Yoshimori gave a golden sneak peek that Ragnarok will likely be free-to-play. In-game purchases will still use top-up cards as the game’s in-game currency.
Hype ventilating around the gloriously-anticipated revival has become more outrageous when Ragnarok developers announced that they were planning to work on exclusive freebies and contents for the Philippine server. This plan has been seriously considered as they have been taking opinions from various Ragnarok users through social media since April.
Ragnarok’s return is set to spread parts of its wings and showcase its excellence in a closed-beta on mid-June with no specific date, as per Extreme Electornics and Elite Global Outsourcing Incorporated during a press conference held in Marco Polo Hotel. The registration for the closed-beta is currently open to all newbies and veterans.
Still in its molding phase, expect the game’s full potential once its minor issues and undiscovered bugs become tweaked and resolved during the closed-beta sessions. Nostalgic fans of the legendary game will once again be able to experience Ragnarok’s enchantingly epic world full of characters coming from various novel classes and a unique system that valiantly stands out from the rest of MMORPGs.