Ragnarok Online Dev Journal

Posted Tue, Oct 11, 2005 by Ethec

If you ever wanted to game with "Precious Moments" figurines...
Ragnarok Online is for you. This dev journal focuses on the frustrations involved with trying to localize a game for audiences around the world. Here's the most ridiculous quote I could find, and yes I think they're serious!

" In Juno, the capital city of Schwaltzwald Republic, there is an NPC named “Le Morpheus”.The name was made after Morpheus, a character from the movie “The Matrix” which became a hot trend in 2002. In the movie, ‘Morpheus’ tells ‘Neo’, who is another hero of the movie, that he can move to a different world if he takes either a red or blue pill. Interestingly, this has a thread of connection with a Korean folklore about an evil ghost staying in the bathroom and offering red or blue toilet paper. "

This article is full of multicultural oddities: the Ragnarok Online dev journal at
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Free-to-play is a model that seems to be catching on quite regularly with many developers and another game you might have heard of has just joined the ranks of the free. Gravity Interactive recently announced that it has tossed out the subscription model for its MMORPG, Ragnarok Online, and not the call is out to all heroes to return to Midgard and play for free.

Players will have the option to play Ragnarok Online for free or take advantage of a VIP subscription, which will include increased experience gains, larger storage capacity, monster drops and access to special NPCs and areas. Check out the official press release after the break for more details.

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Free to play game Aurora Blade has been accused of copying artwork and systems from other games, specifically Ragnarok Online.

Tue, Dec 02, 2008

Ragnarök subscription prices decrease!

Gravity Europe announces a drop of its subscription prices on Ragnarök Online.

Here is the new price list:

Press Release, Official Announcements
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