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#1 Njoror

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 02:55 PM

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Warpportal takes over Ragnarok 2 Development!

 

We are excited to announce that WarpPortal will be taking over development of Ragnarok 2!

 

We know that players have wanted updates, changes, and fixes with many aspects of the game for some time now. We are confident that taking over development of Ragnarok 2 will afford us the control necessary to achieve these goals. WarpPortal has had success in developing for other MMORPGs, such as Requiem, ROSE Online, Dragon Saga, and it's predecessor, Ragnarok Online!

 

We will begin taking over development in March of 2016, and our aim is to avoid any major hiccups in the transition, while starting to work on those updates and changes our community has requested for so long. It is our sincere hope that with greater control of the game we will be able to deliver the Ragnarok 2 experience that you so deserve.

 

Warpportal Takeover Sale!

 

To celebrate, we are having a huge March sale that will bring many items that we haven’t seen in a while, and many more at discounted rates! Expect to see old Platinum and Mount Boxes return that you haven’t seen in a while!

Check the patch notes on March 28, 2016, for details!

 

Warpportal Takeover Login Event!

 

Players who play for the following hours from March 23, 2016, through May 2, 2016, will qualify to win immediate refine stones! The more time you accumulate, the more stones you can receive!

For example, get over 300 hours accumulated and earn 8 immediate refine stones!

 

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Note: Rewards to be given out at the end of the event

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I thought Warpportal and Gravity were the same?

 

You're sort of right! Warpportal is the North American publisher for Gravity Interactive.

However, Warpportal never acted as developer for Ragnarok 2, and only as a publisher. Gravity employed a development team for Ragnarok 2 that was responsible for all development which included updates, bug fixes, etc.

 

Does this mean we should worry about Warpportal developing games if they are a publisher?

 

Nope!

 

Warpportal has grown beyond being just a publisher many years ago when we started to develop games such as ROSE online, Dragon Saga, Requiem, and aspects of Ragnarok Online.

 

What does this mean for the future development of the game?

 

We can look forward to the following in Ragnarok 2’s future:

 

  • Niflheim: New zones, new monsters, new quests, and more activities to explore
  • More Solo Dungeon experiences
  • S Rank Update: New Skills, stats, and other updates plus balancing!
  • New Vanity and Costume sets
  • Stat, Skill, and Formula balance and updating
  • Leveling, quest, and zone balancing and updating
  • Improvement of secondary systems such as refinement, honing, cards, DNA, and more
  • Updates to existing content such as War of Emperium, Unions, and more
  • Addressing bug problems, exploits, and feedback in a more timely manner
  • Endless, horrible, and cringeworthy puns from our CM staff
  • Adjusting Cheny, Diamonds, Scrolls, and other related content
  • Updating the Kafra Shop items and prices
  • And many more changes to come

 

Those are just the short term, as well. Once we're fully confident with Ragnarok 2, we have a lot of plans to make it a more enjoyable game, and intend on including you all in on that.

 

Does this mean "X" is going to get updated or fixed?

 

That is our goal!

 

Thankfully, we have amassed a large amount of feedback, reports, suggestions, and criticisms from the Ragnarok 2 community over the past three years of operation. We know that there are a lot of areas that players would like to get fixed or updated soon. We've already taken the steps to start prioritizing the feedback, changes, and fixes we've known you've wanted for a while so our team can work on delivering them.

 

There will likely be a brief period of time, as we get our feet under us, that we will be getting situated with all the tools, processes, and documents that Ragnarok 2 has. Trust me, there is a lot to go through. However, we're confident that in the next 3-6 months, we will be able to start making substantial changes and updates to the game. Some of which we know our players have been waiting a long time for.

 

We've loved having an open conversation with players about the game up to this point. The Volunteer groups we have from the community have inspired us. We would love to continue to grow that connection to our players going forward, since it is you who we are developing this game for.  


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#2 Tonitrua

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:08 PM

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#3 KuroiKoneko

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:11 PM

omg finally
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:12 PM

Is an expansion of the original levels a possibility? I'd love to see real level 51+s running around instead of Master Levels.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:13 PM

So Giddy,  words cannot express my glee!!!
 
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#6 INCUBOY

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:06 PM

FINALLY OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD HOPING FOR AN EARLENDING WP DEVELOPERS 


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#7 Rykum

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:08 PM

First I must tell that this news is a good chance to bring this game back to life. I'm honest when I say that after Metal Assault came (on soft launch yet but still awesome) I stopped playing RO2.

 

I really want to see what comes next from now on.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:14 PM

I hope the best to Warpportal in this new path  :no1:

 

 

Edit; Can you.....you know.....make "magic" with drop rate in wonder now..... and soon?  :kis:  


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:23 PM

I'm really glad Njoror, best wishes to the next "NA" developers for RO2. Hopefully we'll get the "out of range" bug fixed after 3 years of waiting. Hire Tonitrua to develop RO2, he will do way better than these koreans from Gravity. co

 

 

Improve the drop rate on Wonderland dungeon before releasing ML 45, please and thank you. The level restriction will screw us over.


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#10 Draobyek

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:25 PM

Wonderland's drop rate is being looked at. Trust me on that one.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:34 PM

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Nice!! BALANCING alas   :D   Does this include BT, hide? New awakened or mastery classes please..   <3  :p_love:     :p_love:  :p_laugh:    

 

 

 

One more thing about the price of pvp inc runes and pvp red runes still no change 60:40 considering both runes gives 3% of PVP   :D   


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:02 PM

Awesome! 

 

Looking forward to these mostly 

  • Stat, Skill, and Formula balance and updating
  • Leveling, quest, and zone balancing and updating
  • S Rank Update: New Skills, stats, and other updates plus balancing!

and, of course, the new Niflheim zone!


Hopefully RO2 will stop being a flop, it deserves to be much better.

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#13 SeeMei

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:25 PM

Hopefully, i guess nah - more control over crappy sales
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:45 PM

it's great to know that WP has taken the reins on RO2 development. since you mentioned requiem development here, i hope you do not take the same route reqq has. please be more like rose online in terms of development and improve the game :)

 

i liked the RO2: LotS, AoV, not that much. i hope the changes that you will be making can finally make me go back to playing RO2 again.

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

THERE'S STILL HOPE, GUYS AND GIRLS!!! :p_laugh: :p_laugh: :p_laugh:
 
It's a great step towards a better developing, i hope your decisions are really based on community feedback and do make this game at least as good as LotS was :no1:



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 07:28 PM

So is that means we can finally blame WP if something goes wrong? Yay \o/


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:05 PM

Randomly saw this on my update on my facebook and I just had to sign back in to respond....... after realizing that the gmail I use for every other site I've ever used EVER has those annoying numbers for my username and had to fumble about finding the alternative email I used for this account. (it was my yahoo.) But that's enough of my gripes. Let's talk about this update. YAY! enough said. No but seriously, this legit makes me wanna get back into the game. Gravity did not do so well with the game so it'll be a breath of fresh air for this game now that WP is on the case. I'm gonna be lurking in the shadows, just waiting to see what will happen with this. I hope to not be dissapointed. I actually liked this game for a while and maybe I'll get back into it if I like what I see.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:13 PM

*keeps my fingers crossed* :rice:


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:07 PM

This is really BIG NEWS, even for us Indonesian RO2...

 

Is this mean that RO2 developed by warpportal will affect us in Indonesia RO2?

 

I really hope that it will happen :p_smile:


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:01 AM

Best news ever!!! I'm looking forward to it  :Emo_12:


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:23 AM

crossing fingers to see party exp bonus disappear and solo quests and solo maps avaiable again to level up.....


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:33 AM

2 years late(?) Probably its too late with -95% of population. Slowpoke.
75k likes (FB page) and only 300 likes (Taking over notice)...
ML50/S rank and RO2 dead. MMO game with final cap coming...
2017 updates cooommmiinnggg... :v

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:23 AM

Oh my god, i am so excited

 

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I really love this news and i hope Warpportal shall not drop RO2 or get focused on other games and leave RO2 behind like Gravity did..

I support this, keep your works up, guys <3 Players will come back ~


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#24 Njoror

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:00 AM

Is an expansion of the original levels a possibility? I'd love to see real level 51+s running around instead of Master Levels.

 

We'd like to focus on the system they have and making adjustments so that it can feel more like the LotS feel, and move away from the grindfest we've known since AoV.

Your idea is not off the table, and definitely interesting, but we can deliver quicker gameplay change and experiences if we work with what is there and make it better than to approach a new system.

Definitely, though, the leveling progression is important to us, so we're open for any ideas.

 

I hope the best to Warpportal in this new path  :no1:

 

 

Edit; Can you.....you know.....make "magic" with drop rate in wonder now..... and soon?  

 

Drop rates are actually one of the very first things we're looking into, so expect something soon.

Next week's patch likely won't cover it, since we're just digging in, but we're aiming for as soon as possible.

We will be applying test builds to our internal test server, where our volunteers also help us test, and we're hopeful to show players what we're working on (as long as players understand that testing on the ITS does not necessarily mean it's what will make it to live, especially if it's buggy or the balance isn't quite right).

 

I'm really glad Njoror, best wishes to the next "NA" developers for RO2. Hopefully we'll get the "out of range" bug fixed after 3 years of waiting. Hire Tonitrua to develop RO2, he will do way better than these koreans from Gravity. co

 

 

Improve the drop rate on Wonderland dungeon before releasing ML 45, please and thank you. The level restriction will screw us over.

 

If we allowed Tonitrua in, we may all be bots by 2017.

And yeah, drop rates are definitely going to be tackled first. We also want to adjust the leveling progression of master levels, add in more daily quest alternatives, maybe tweak some zones so leveling isn't a grind and adding in more stuff.

Thankfully, we have nearly three years of feedback and almost two years of VCR work to assist us on this. We intend to include the community in these, since RO2 is for the players, not us (though we enjoy it immensely).

 

Hopefully, i guess nah - more control over crappy sales

 

Prior to this, sales were mostly in our control, but needed approval.

The reason we did sales was to allow for lower prices to items for players who wouldn't want to purchase the item priced at the normal price before. It also helped the in-game market if more players felt they could approach those items if they were at a lower price.

Now that we have control, one of the first things will be analyzing the Kafra Shop and making price adjustments and changes to items that make more sense. Some items are, honestly, too overpriced to make sense. This drives up the KP rate in-game and causes inflation with the players who use the Auction House for purchases. We're hoping to make adjustments so we're in a better place for the Shop and for the in-game market, and hopefully that will drive down the KP rate.

 

 

 

THERE'S STILL HOPE, GUYS AND GIRLS!!!
 
It's a great step towards a better developing, i hope your decisions are really based on community feedback and do make this game at least as good as LotS was 




Are pineapple pizzas included? :heh: joking joking

 

Pineapple pizza will now be against the Terms of Service and a bannable offense.

(Just kidding)

(Or am I?)

 

So is that means we can finally blame WP if something goes wrong? Yay \o/

 

Yes.

You may direct your complaints to Idun (ha).

 

Kidding. You can definitely always reach out to our CMs or myself. I check my forum PMs, I have a public skype in my signature, and (when I remember) I also have a Twitter. I'd give you my AIM, but I haven't used it in over a decade, so I've forgotten the login information. I hope my away message has been okay for this long.

 

Randomly saw this on my update on my facebook and I just had to sign back in to respond....... after realizing that the gmail I use for every other site I've ever used EVER has those annoying numbers for my username and had to fumble about finding the alternative email I used for this account. (it was my yahoo.) But that's enough of my gripes. Let's talk about this update. YAY! enough said. No but seriously, this legit makes me wanna get back into the game. Gravity did not do so well with the game so it'll be a breath of fresh air for this game now that WP is on the case. I'm gonna be lurking in the shadows, just waiting to see what will happen with this. I hope to not be dissapointed. I actually liked this game for a while and maybe I'll get back into it if I like what I see.

 

Welcome back, shadow lurker! We hope to deliver for you, and others like you. 

 

This is really BIG NEWS, even for us Indonesian RO2...

 

Is this mean that RO2 developed by warpportal will affect us in Indonesia RO2?

 

I really hope that it will happen 

 

I'd assume yes. Though, we don't develop specifically for RO2 Indo, we will be developing RO2 so they will get what we get I'd assume.

I feel like making sure 'I assume' a third time will cover me if this turns out to be wrong. We will see!

 

Oh my god, i am so excited

 

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I really love this news and i hope Warpportal shall not drop RO2 or get focused on other games and leave RO2 behind like Gravity did..

I support this, keep your works up, guys <3 Players will come back ~

 

We are putting a lot of effort and resources behind RO2, so no worry there.

Also, I appreciate your use of gif.


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:13 AM

only 2 years too late not bad


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