Monday, September 27, 2010

Ragnarok PVP!?

I know there haven't been new posts recently. Ever since Gravity took down the Closed Beta Servers not much new have been going on in the world of RO2. But rest assured Gravity took all the feedback from the players and are working hard on improving the game.

Meanwhile they've started asking their community about PVP. Personally I've always enjoyed PVP in MMO's and also the PVP in RO1. I saw some korean users mentioning World of Warcraft and Lineage 2 when it comes to PVP and PK'ing, which got me thinking.

What kind of PVP system would I like in Ragnarok 2?

The RO2 reboot is taking what is good from RO1. I actually really enjoy the epic battles of WOE and prestige of getting the good castles in RO1, but I think it might get too chaotic in a 3D game. There is no duel system or PK enabled (except for maybe Dead Branches) in the old Ragnarok. You had to go to a PVP enabled room and kill each other.

Rated arenas in WoW is really well done and the world pvp is really catering to the beginners. Unlike the korean MMO Lineage 2, which allows players to kill anyone, almost anywhere, but will get a form of penalty for doing so.

Too me, the ideal PVP in Ragnarok would have Guild battles of Castles or something similar, but also some kind of world PVP. Some rated team duels would also be cool. But I remember RO1 didn't even have any kind of PVP, when that made it was open Beta - so I'll be pleased for any kind of PVP early on in RO2, and I really appreciate Gravity asking the users about it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

More 2nd job footage

Just before CBT ended people turned 2nd job and some of those people put up videos and screenshots. Here are some:

Acolyte turning Monk and showing some fist weapons and new monsters and environment I haven't seen before:

Here is an Acolyte that instead of Monk chose to be a Priest:

Here is a Thief who turned Rogue:

Here is a Thief who turned Assassin:

Here is a Swordsman who turned Knight:

RO2 Loading screens + Rogue gameplay

With the CBT on hold, not much new information and updates is coming out lately. So I decided to update with some wallpapers of the RO2 loading screens. You might have seen them when watching gameplay videos. I really like them and decided to throw them up here for your enjoyment too.

1600 x 900

More resolutions (Wallpaper size)

Also, here is some gameplay from the closed beta with a Thief turning into a Rogue. And then showing it off, including translated skills and combat. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CBT ended + site updates

The closed beta testing has ended, for now. It will begin again on a later time, so check back for that. Meanwhile I have spend the time updating the site a little and I have added some pages with information about the classes/battle job and life jobs.

Of course, all the information is subject to change since the game is still under development.

I will add more information and pages in the time to come, so be sure to check back once in a while.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Narrated mage gameplay + 2nd job screenshots

The gameplay is shot off screen with narration by english and korean speaking (plus a little japanese once in a while) YouTube user tangos. She has a bunch of RO2 videos which you can check out here:

She has a fairly high level mage beating a blue Rhoda frog boss. We see in the beginning that swimming is not yet implemented.

The reason I bring this up is because, in the video she turns level 20, which means she can get the new 2nd job as Sorcerer or Wizard. People are now starting to get their 2nd job and we might get to see a bunch of new 2nd job class gameplay footage.

Sadly I must disappoint you for now. But while we wait, we can look over the shoulder of tangos playing her mage:

And enjoy these screenshots:

The Warrior 2nd job

The Monk 2nd job

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Peco Peco mount

All classes can get a Peco Peco mount, unlike RO1 where it was only the swordsman 2nd jobs that could.

This mount can be summoned with a cast time. You cannot fight while on the Peco Peco, you will get knocked off. The Peco Peco gives a 20% movement boost.

Video showing of the Peco Peco mount in the Prontera Culvert:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Higher level footage

Here is some more gameplay from the Closed Beta testing on the Korean servers. This time we get to see some new monsters and areas. Check it out.

Swordsman fighting some Weasel monsters

Mage burning monsters. Mail system shown at 6:00

Beta servers improved

Another CBT day has gone by.

It seems that Gravity has fixed most of their server issues and we will get to see some players get out of the starting area. Hopefully some more information and exciting footage coming soon.

Remember to check the stream list page when the servers are up. Here is a recording from a stream:

Here are all the base classes in combat, with voices:


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thief Gameplay + Welcome to Prontera

More footage from the first days of beta. This YouTube clip is showing some Thief action.

And finally we get to see the most memorable town from the original game. Welcome to Prontera!

Some screenshots in case you can't get enough of the new world of Ragnarok Online.

The map showing quest objectives.


Quests with reward of your choice.

Some view of the scenery.

Different monster.


Equipment have durability, if it's getting low there is an icon in bottom right

RO1 style portals are back

Mail system (you can't send mails to you)

A sign

And some more monsters

HD Acolyte Gameplay + Emote animations

NOTE: The 2nd day of beta has ended and only few minuttes of playing time was available. Hopefully Gravity is fixing the server issues, so they can actually be running during testing times.
HD ingame footage featuring an Acolyte doing the different emote animations. The game is partly translated by the fan made translation patch. It is nice to watch the clip in 1080p on YouTube and getting all the details of the enviroment and interface.

Watch it here:
YouTube - Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second Closed Beta Testing Day 2

It is a continuation of some other HD footage from day 1. Which in case you haven't watched can be found here:

YouTube - Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second Closed Beta Testing Day 1 (part 1)
(character creation)

YouTube - Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second Closed Beta Testing Day 1 (part 2)
(more character creation, in-game questing)

YouTube - Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second Closed Beta Testing Day 1 (part 3)
(combat, emotes, and more)

First impressions + Archer gameplay

Here are some different first impressions from the 1st day of actual playtime. These are from different players and with lag, crash and only little time to actually play.

Keep in mind that the very point of a beta test is to find bugs and get feedback on the game.

"autoloot menu junk; get back the item drops like RO1"
"I do not like web start button"
"Net coding fails like RO1"
"why does my char hand goe through my weapons?"
"Picking crops?! im no novice i didnt sign up to be a farmer."
"Sorry Gravity the Emoticons from RO1 look like from some Chinese MMO"
"I don't see day and night, why?"
"Thnk you for adding RO1 top view. It works nicely just gittery sometimes."
"I wished characters had more detail."
"I don't see anything special, no cut scenes, no NPC zooms, its rather boring and linear, right?"
"This is GotW all over again ~ I was expecting more of an RO1 instead monsters, skill, maps, and classes are thrown in to make up for it. Gravity plez do something different with RO2 to make it RO1 but better than other MMOs. Cosmetics will not win over this one."
"no story, no opening."
"i'm crying for everyone that been hyped up"

"The game works - fast too like RO1."
"Animations are much more fluid."
"Love the extra outfits, ty"
"i like the mobs are different size based from their level of strength."
"Wow, my PC can actually run this"
"Maps are Large, Love it."
"Nice BGMs"
"Graphics look smooth and clean"
"Job Emblems are cool"
"the GUI and sfx are nice."
"controls are tight, i like it"

And now for some gameplay Archer action from the first day. No ingame sound.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Korean CBT Gameplay footage

Here are some more gameplay footage. This time it is a Magician with Doctor as Life Job. The footage shows how you can switch between the two.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

Sadly there is no sound. But you can see the same footage in lesser quality, but with sound, here: &

kRO2 CBT Gameplay Footage

Some laggy gameplay footage that includes: character creation, interface, combat and questing. Some of the text is translated due to a translating project over at

Character creation (in CBT some jobs are locked to a specific gender)

Loading screen, starting area, some UI and first quest

Some combat and emoticons

More combat and questing

Beta problems

First first days of Closed Beta Test has been bumpy. It's over for today and will continue tomorrow. Hopefully we still get some gameplay footage soon, I really want to see some combat.

Some official words Google translated:
CBT has been shut down today. It had many problems today were many sick. Tomorrow is the problem with the modification to be a better test will be ready. Thanks to all the people involved ...