Ragnarok Online was released in 2002 in South Korea. Beautiful graphics and high-quality optimization were so much adored by the gaming community that, in a short period, the MMORPG became famous all over the world. It was played on official and pirated servers, with updates and global changes awaited with a sinking heart. In 2018, 4Game launched the official Russian server based on the Revo-Classic version of the game. The developers reworked some mechanics and also improved the resolution if compared to the 2002 version. The graphics have not changed - the environment is modeled in 3D, and the characters and monsters are drawn by sprites, in fair 2D.
Players travel from one location to another, perform tasks on finding items, collecting resources, and killing monsters. They level up and learn combat skills. They gather in groups to explore dungeons and fight against bosses. PvP modes are few, presented by duels in arenas and guild wars. One clan defends the castle, while others try to capture it. The defenders receive passive increases of the health and speed of regeneration and also hire strong monsters to protect the fortress walls.
In Ragnarok Online, a person has two experience bars: basic and professional. When the first is filled, your character receives a new level, as well as some points of characteristics, which he can distribute between the following parameters:
After an increase of professional experience, the player gains skill points that are used to learn abilities or magic spells. Professions in Ragnarok Online are called classes, and their skills can be combat and peaceful. At the start of the journey, the player is a beginner with a set of simple strokes, but, at the tenth level of the development, he chooses one of nine specializations, on the 40th level - the second profession, and on the 99th - the third. Among them, there are some standard ones: a magician, an archer, a swordsman. But the unusual ones are also represented: a taekwondo player, a merchant, a super newbie. They give different bonuses and push to the unique style of the game. The merchant is very weak, if not stocked with gold. The blacksmith passively enhances the equipment of the allies, and therefore there is no use of him if he travels alone. Game mechanics stimulate interaction with other people. Peaceful relations facilitate it.
Two players can get engaged, start a family and even adopt another person. His size will decrease, and he will receive an increased flow of experience. Family members can resurrect and teleport to each other, and also do not lose experience if they die near their relative.
Ragnarok Online is continually growing. Developers listen to the audience, introduce relevant changes and come up with new tests that are always interesting to pass and explore.