Level Up Games goes back into the MMORPG playing field with Ragnarok Online (RO), back in its former glory. We remember the good old days of playing RO with friends back in the 2000’s, and now that 2017 has come, it comes back to us in full nostalgia.

 

Let’s recap: Level Up Games bought the rights to Ragnarok Online from Korean game developers bearing the Ragnarok title. Music was composed and played by the artists at SoundTemp, creating original sound tracks such as Theme of Prontera, Be Nice N’ Easy, Rag All Night Long, and the like. The game is loosely based on the Ragnarok manga by Lee Myung Jin, which stars prominent characters such as Chaos, Iris Irene, Loki, and Fenris Fenrir. The game revolutionized the MMO market in the Philippines, and later spawned competitors in the likes of MU Online, RAN Online, and Flyff, among others, and competition continues up to this day.

 

Around after 2010, the same Korean game developers went on to create Ragnarok Online 2. Though not as successful, it still continued to create a fanbase for gamers who eagerly wanted to go back to the classic RO. As people badly wanted to revert to the classic game, private servers grew in popularity all over the web. RO fans simply don’t die off that easily.

 

The life of RO PH has been rather tumultuous, albeit very interesting. Having started as a breath of fresh air after the rise of the console wars, Ragnarok was a massive hit. It was pay-to-play, and despite the fees, people played it, and indeed enjoyed it. Time passed, patches were made, and more content was added, such as more character classes, skill rebalancing, and at some point, even cosmetic upgrades for additional game subscription. The market for gamers improved, and Level Up Games decided it was time to create the Valkyrie server — a largely free-to-play server, if not for the game subscriptions which would improve the character’s abilities, looks, and training speeds.

 

Like any other good MMO, there is always the bad. Bots were a controversial issue in RO, and even though using automated bots still meant having to stay in the pay-to-play territory, gamers nonetheless felt some alienation towards the spirit of the game. Of course, what is a game without gamers?

 

This is even more exacerbated after the release of the Valkyrie server, which meant that automated bots could be played even without having to pay for game time.

 

After a while, Level Up Games had given up RO altogether, and went on to other ventures. But this 2017, they decided RO must come back, and the MMORPG competition is about to get nasty…


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE FOR ALL ABOUT GAMING


PCBG Gaming Crew
Evil Geniuses versus Newbee: Manila Masters 2017 Hyped Finals
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Gaming Crew | Date Posted: 3 June 2017 1:36 PM | 427 Views
DOTA 2 Fans have been hyping on the Manila Masters 2017 Finals from May 26 to 28, 2017. The three-day tournament was held in SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The tournament.... See More
PCBG Gaming Crew
Evil Geniuses versus Newbee: Manila Masters 2017 Hyped Finals
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Gaming Crew | Date Posted: 1:36 PM | 427 Views
DOTA 2 Fans have been hyping on the Manila Masters 2017 Finals from May 26 to 28, 2017. The three-day tournament was held in SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The tournament...See More

Metamudkip
Sonic Radar™: Instant FPS Party
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 8 March 2018 4:30 PM | 808 Views
Cheating is bad, duh. In any competitive game, it is looked down upon. Gaining an unfair advantage is just not a good way to enjoy the contest of gaming wits. But what if you.... See More
Metamudkip
Sonic Radar™: Instant FPS Party
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 4:30 PM | 808 Views
Cheating is bad, duh. In any competitive game, it is looked down upon. Gaining an unfair advantage is just not a good way to enjoy the contest of gaming wits. But what if you...See More

Rafael Aquino
5 Realities Hitman: Blood Money Hit Hard, and #4 Is the Worst
All About Gaming • By: Rafael Aquino | Date Posted: 27 February 2019 1:33 PM | 102 Views
  If you think an action is supposed to make you feel better, this game might change your mind. Hitman: Blood Money, a game by Io Interactive, was released in 2006, and started a.... See More
Rafael Aquino
5 Realities Hitman: Blood Money Hit Hard, and #4 Is the Worst
All About Gaming • By: Rafael Aquino | Date Posted: 1:33 PM | 102 Views
  If you think an action is supposed to make you feel better, this game might change your mind. Hitman: Blood Money, a game by Io Interactive, was released in 2006, and started a...See More

 
3DMark Port Royal Performance Soars Up to 50% with NVIDIA DLSS
All About Gaming Date Posted: 7 February 2019 9:08 AM | 130 Views
Futuremark has released a new feature test for NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to the 3DMark Port Royal Benchmark, the world’s first ray tracing benchmark. DLSS applies deep learning to accelerate rendering. See More
 
3DMark Port Royal Performance Soars Up to 50% with NVIDIA DLSS
All About Gaming Date Posted: 9:08 AM | 130 Views
Futuremark has released a new feature test for NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to the 3DMark Port Royal Benchmark, the world’s first ray tracing benchmark. DLSS applies deep learning to accelerate renderingSee More

PCBG Contributing Writer
How to Properly Do a Game Broadcast on Steam
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Contributing Writer | Date Posted: 27 February 2019 3:40 PM | 113 Views
With users like Pewdiepie and Jablinski leading the forefront of game streaming, we all wonder, how exactly does one broadcast? What is the easiest way? How do you do it from the comfort of.... See More
PCBG Contributing Writer
How to Properly Do a Game Broadcast on Steam
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Contributing Writer | Date Posted: 3:40 PM | 113 Views
With users like Pewdiepie and Jablinski leading the forefront of game streaming, we all wonder, how exactly does one broadcast? What is the easiest way? How do you do it from the comfort of...See More

Frank Emmanuel Trazo
Dark Souls in Sci-Fi
All About Gaming • By: Frank Emmanuel Trazo | Date Posted: 8 September 2017 10:20 AM | 531 Views
Hardcore action games like the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne allowed a new generation of gamers to experience what is it like to play classic games in the 80s. Classic games from arcades and.... See More
Frank Emmanuel Trazo
Dark Souls in Sci-Fi
All About Gaming • By: Frank Emmanuel Trazo | Date Posted: 10:20 AM | 531 Views
Hardcore action games like the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne allowed a new generation of gamers to experience what is it like to play classic games in the 80s. Classic games from arcades and...See More

 
GeForce RTX Gets a Battlefield V Bundle, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gets NAS, and a New GRD for Darksiders III
All About Gaming Date Posted: 21 November 2018 1:06 PM | 242 Views
NVIDIA has announced a Battlefield V bundle for GeForce RTX-based GPUs and a Battlefield V Shot with GeForce Contest. NVIDIA has also announced that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus now supports NVIDIA Adaptive Shading.... See More
 
GeForce RTX Gets a Battlefield V Bundle, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gets NAS, and a New GRD for Darksiders III
All About Gaming Date Posted: 1:06 PM | 242 Views
NVIDIA has announced a Battlefield V bundle for GeForce RTX-based GPUs and a Battlefield V Shot with GeForce Contest. NVIDIA has also announced that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus now supports NVIDIA Adaptive Shading...See More

PCBG Gaming Crew
GTA Online: Ever Growing
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Gaming Crew | Date Posted: 13 July 2017 9:16 AM | 421 Views
GTA Online came into fruition upon the release of GTA V. It wasn’t that much of a hit then. Really, it was just a bunch of missions tangled together to form a new experience.... See More
PCBG Gaming Crew
GTA Online: Ever Growing
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Gaming Crew | Date Posted: 9:16 AM | 421 Views
GTA Online came into fruition upon the release of GTA V. It wasn’t that much of a hit then. Really, it was just a bunch of missions tangled together to form a new experience...See More

Frank Emmanuel Trazo
Tiny Survivor in a Big, Dark World
All About Gaming • By: Frank Emmanuel Trazo | Date Posted: 9 September 2017 1:17 PM | 370 Views
Every child has their own fear of the unknown since they have not yet understood the world. As they grow up, those fears fade away while gaining wisdom. Despite achieving enlightenment through experiences in.... See More
Frank Emmanuel Trazo
Tiny Survivor in a Big, Dark World
All About Gaming • By: Frank Emmanuel Trazo | Date Posted: 1:17 PM | 370 Views
Every child has their own fear of the unknown since they have not yet understood the world. As they grow up, those fears fade away while gaining wisdom. Despite achieving enlightenment through experiences in...See More

 
Battlefield: Sequels and Prequels
All About Gaming Date Posted: 24 February 2017 10:45 AM | 393 Views
Battlefield™ by DICE and Electronic Arts is a great game indeed. If you don’t want Call of Duty’s lack of realism but abhor the realistic military simulation of ARMA, you should opt for Battlefield.. See More
 
Battlefield: Sequels and Prequels
All About Gaming Date Posted: 10:45 AM | 393 Views
Battlefield™ by DICE and Electronic Arts is a great game indeed. If you don’t want Call of Duty’s lack of realism but abhor the realistic military simulation of ARMA, you should opt for Battlefield.See More


Power by

Download Free AZ | Free Wordpress Themes