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What is Ragnarok Online 2?
Ragnarok Online 2 is a MMORPG game developed by Gravity Co., Ltd. The game is based on the prequel: Ragnarok Online.
Game Launch Date: 1st May at 15:00 PDT (3:00 PM) ( 23:00 GMT 0 )
What are the common points between Ragnarok Online and Ragnarok Online 2?
Ragnarok Online 2 is a new game. Ragnarok Online had isometric view with 3D scenarios and sprites based characters, while Ragnarok Online 2 is a full 3D game. RO2 has a different card system, different refining system, and basically is a different game, so don't expect to see just RO1 with new graphics, this is a different game based on Ragnarok's universe.
What does mean "iRO2"?
Since RO1, Gravity has taken a common naming policy (kRO, euRO, iRO...), in this case, iRO means: International Ragnarok Online, and is a reference to specify an International Server.
International means more than 1 country, doesn't mean all the world.
What countries are included in iRO2?
At this moment, iRO is going to cover three areas, North America, Europe and Oceania. Due to licensement terms, there are some zones blocked form iRO2, just because they are going to have an own version of the game in these countries.
Blocked Zones: Brazil, Philippines and SEA Server's countries.
Is there any subcription needed to play Ragnarok Online 2?
No. Ragnarok Online 2 is a Free To Play game, just create your account, download the game client and play for free.
Free?. What is the trick?
There is not any trick, Ragnarok Online 2 works with micro-transactions or Cash Shop. So you can buy game stuff with real money on the Kafra Shop.
Do i need to buy if i want be a regular or top player (P2W)?
No. You can play for free 100%, cash shop is mainly for costumes, mounts, large bags, and some more cosmetic or comfortability focused items.
The only one thing affecting player is VIP membership, and doesn't break the game, is not a great advantage.
What VIP membership does?
For VIP membership gives:
- +5 to STR/INT/AGI/WIS/INT
- Max HP increased by 10%
- MAX SP increased by 10%
- Movement Speed increased by 20%
- Instance dungeon token (Winner's Point) additional obtain 50% increased
- Angeling Name Icon.
- 30 Days Duration Card Album (included in 30 days VIP pack)
- 10 Pump it Up Hard Pills (temporal buff usable item) (included in 30 days VIP pack)
- 10 Spinels (included in 30 days VIP pack)
About 9$ (USD)
Are there free ingame mounts? (Without paying real money)
Yes, you can buy the standard Peco Peco mount at level 15 with Zeny (Ragnarok Online ingame currency).
Kafra shop Mounts (Real life money) are optional and there are different mounts, and they are 20% faster than standard Peco Peco mount.
I do hope this be useful to people with doubts.
Edited by Thaiku, 01 May 2013 - 11:10 AM.