The Classic Server is alive and well
Ragnarok Online is a huge MMO that’s been around for years, ten years in fact. Most people can easily recognize it by its cute anime art style. I remember it from when I was playing back during the beta test; I enjoyed dressing up my character and grinding on slimy porings for hours on end. Over the years, it drew fans of all kinds. Fanart, fanfiction, and community groups can be found all over the internet and it shows just how dedicated the fanbase is.
Like most games that have been around a long time, Ragnarok Online has changed and grown. There was a shift in the game about six years ago. Many players were not very happy with how had Ragnarok evolved and left the game, but still stayed within the community.
In a roundtable discussion, Press2Reset got to hear about the exciting news that they did a throwback to the old school Ragnarok Online. Recently, they put up the classic server, which is an all new server that goes back to how Ragnarok used to be around the 2004 era. The community is very excited to experience the classic server.
During the storyline on the present day Ragnarok Online servers, certain towns and places have been destroyed. The classic server has brought those towns back, along with certain monster spawning points and a renewal of old game physics. Many fans felt the newer physics took away the essence of Ragnarok Online, making it just like any other MMO; it took away what made it special. It’s no wonder the older fans are excited; it will play just how they remembered it.
Ragnarok sets itself apart from other MMOs with its adorable art style, character customization, and the committed community that follows the game.
When beginning the game, each player starts out in Midgard with a novice class. Upon obtaining a high enough level, players then branch off into a second class and then at level 100, players can transcend to a more powerful class.
The classic server won’t allow players to transcend for the first couple months. This is because they want to introduce it later on, so everyone can take advantage of it at the same time.
In the future, Ragnarok Online also plans on adding more character customization, including hairstyles, colors, headgear, and customizable equipment.
With the classic server up and running, it gives both new and old fans a chance to experience Ragnarok Online how it used to be.