Ragnarok Online is a well known 3D Fantasy MMORPG with beautifully designed sprites. The game is regarded as one of the best Korean MMORPGs out there, but it has been ‘pay to play’ for years. A new ‘free to play’ server called ‘Valkyrie’ is now available. With a large game world and an incredible amount of job advancements and character classes, Ragnarok Online is one of the most detailed and fun free MMORPGs available.
Pros: +Plenty of job advancements. +Great music and visuals. +Large game world. +Huge community. +Varied PvP options. +Regular content updates.
Cons: -Poor questing system. -Minimal character customization. -Grind based leveling. -PvP imbalances.
Ragnarok Online Overview
Ragnarok Online is certainly one of the most well known MMORPGs out there. The game was originally released in 2001 and has since had a lot of success. The game has always been ‘Pay-to-play’ which is why private Ragnarok Online servers became so popular. I’m surprised it took Gravity so long to launch a free version of their game, but in October 2008 gravity launched a single free-to-play server on iRO (International Ragnarok Online) called Valkyrie which would pay for itself by selling ‘cash shop items’. The free server ‘Valkyrie’ is largely the same as the pay to play servers, but with slightly slower experience gain. If you’re not familiar with the game, Ragnarok Online is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG with detailed 2D sprites and beautifully animated visuals. It has a large selection of playable classes and a huge game world to explore. The game may be a bit older than other MMORPGs, but it’s still been able to keep fresh with regular content updates from the publisher. If you’ve never played Ragnarok Online before or you’re tired of playing on lame private servers, give the game a try!
Note: In order to play on the ‘Valkyrie’ free server, you have to first install the regular Ragnarok Online client and fully patch it. Afterward, you need to run the Valkyrie installer and install it on top of your current Ragnarok Online folder, and then double click on the ‘Valkyrie’ client. See the Download page on the official site if you still need help or post on the forums.