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#1 Oda

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 02:59 PM

Calling all veterans! If you played on iRO in the early years (beta-2006) we need your memories! We're looking for:

 

stories from getting started on RO, cosplay photos, screenshots, and artwork from back in the day!

 

Meanwhile, I'll be posting up some RO concept art, posters, and character designs from the old old old days

 

Starting with: 

 

Job Counseling on the RO website circa 2006

 

Rune Midgard Library

 

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From the old screenshots section: 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 03:55 PM

Not exactly screenshots but... it fits the nostalgia bit.

Alpha Towns:

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Wish it was possible to revisit these maps during an Anniversary Event. Maybe a quest specifically for first classers or something. Sadly it's not possible :\.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:10 PM

I leveled a battlesmith in Louyang in 2007. I actually miss selling Louyang leeches for 700k/hr.

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Adding to the Scuba, Bean, Bean, Bean confusion. (Yes I know 3 separate people who go by Bean in this game. What's wrong with you people?)

Back in my day THOR DUNGEON CAME OUT

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The old visual bug that we used to have... You used to be able to char select and press the right arrow quickly and load the First character's class with the second character's headgear and pet/cart

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:47 PM

Sharing some very old screenshots :)

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:51 PM

When reaching max meant a big party.

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Back in my old guild, we made a collage for nostalgia before the guild broke and people moved on.

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Edited by Demeris, 16 May 2016 - 05:54 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:28 PM

http://imgur.com/a/ilJTn

^ The album of what I was able to gather~

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:44 PM

http://imgur.com/a/ilJTn

^ The album of what I was able to gather~

 

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Your screenshots bring back a lot of memories. My irl friend ended up marrying someone from Impulse.
Also, the April Fools event makes me sad, one of my good friends was talking in the screenshot. He unfortunately passed away in a car accident a few years back.
Nice dose of nostalgia though!


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:47 PM

Oh !! :o!! Your friends waifu/husbando XD was from Impulse? dayum! really small world! XDD

and I am sorry for your loss :<


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:22 PM

Anyone have any screenshots from Argioppe field or the Cross? So many hours spent there helping random people for fun. I wish I still had screenshots from back then.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:00 AM

Oh !! :o!! Your friends waifu/husbando XD was from Impulse? dayum! really small world! XDD

and I am sorry for your loss :<

 

Yup, his wife was from Impulse. Her name was Anna and she went by Nellie or some variation of the name.
I played on Loki from the very beginning. I wish I still had access to my old photobucket.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:57 AM

Yup, his wife was from Impulse. Her name was Anna and she went by Nellie or some variation of the name.
I played on Loki from the very beginning. I wish I still had access to my old photobucket.


Omg! If my mind is not playing tricks on me, I know who she is ! XD I have more screenshots but they got downsized by some odd reason by photobucket and it's like for ants. I wish I had my old PC, I had so much screenshots. ;( maybe there's a way for your to retrieve the password for yours ?
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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:59 AM

I'd have to look farrrrrrrr back, but I met my wife on Ragnarok Online back when Comodo was first released. I met a GM in Comodo, took a screenshot (gotta find it), and met my [now] wife the next day. We now have a 6 year old daughter <3 <3

 

-Re-joined just to make this


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:07 AM

Awww unfortunately i delete all archives from my another laptop time ago.. i miss al screenshoots :c  but i have this, from 2012 before the merge i was on Neo Observers Guild.
 

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:21 AM

I have a bunch of random stuff from back in the day. I've been an iRO Chaos player since beta, after the server started working reliably again (had to play on Loki for a bit while Chaos was down). I don't know the exact date I started, but we could only be swordsmen or merchants. I don't think Geffen was in yet. The starting area was just a bunch of portals that dumped players into different maps.

 

Original installation CD pack and foil Assassin-F card: 

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SinX cosplay (2007 photos, made in 2006):

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http://predzor.devia...dzor/71903&qo=7

 

2004 LoD farming in a castle (Ikigami, the Knight tanking, passed away):

http://twitpic.com/148slj

 

2004 Prontera GM Invasion:

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Funny guild recruitment chats were a thing:

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I made a living farming zeny for WoE supplies/gear, including camping minibosses for drops (I ended up getting a Deviling card out of it. Worth.):

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I have other things that I can probably dig up on my ancient laptop. I was at the USRC event at Anime Expo (2003??) and won the cosplay contest with my Mage costume. Still have that Crusader wallscroll :) I also keep a little poporing that booth staff gave me and a larger poporing plush that I caught in the AX crowd at my desk at work. All my other goodies are safely stored at home.

 

https://www.instagra...m/p/UmrD3MSZSU/


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:19 AM

I have a bunch of random stuff from back in the day. I've been an iRO Chaos player since beta, after the server started working reliably again (had to play on Loki for a bit while Chaos was down). I don't know the exact date I started, but we could only be swordsmen or merchants. I don't think Geffen was in yet. The starting area was just a bunch of portals that dumped players into different maps.

 

I have other things that I can probably dig up on my ancient laptop. I was at the USRC event at Anime Expo (2003??) and won the cosplay contest with my Mage costume. Still have that Crusader wallscroll :) I also keep a little poporing that booth staff gave me and a larger poporing plush that I caught in the AX crowd at my desk at work. All my other goodies are safely stored at home.

 

https://www.instagra...m/p/UmrD3MSZSU/

I think we actually have a picture of you winning that? From Heim's archive of Anime Expo/USRC 2004 photos. 

 

We have a bunch of AX '04 pictures like these

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State of the art Cathode Ray Tube screens!

 

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We still have some of these banners, but the castle walls are lost to time


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:43 AM

Reaching level 99 with my friend Greg

 

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:44 AM

First started working at Gravity back in '05. The office (our first) looked like this. 

 

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Folks who have been to our office will notice that we still have this exact same shelving unit, with the same porings in it, 12 years after this photo was taken. 


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#18 Aludiana

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

I think we actually have a picture of you winning that? From Heim's archive of Anime Expo/USRC 2004 photos. 

 

 

Yep! That was the year :D I only have a photo that was taken of me at the booth for the USRC wrap-up gallery. Nothing from the contest lineup or the little quiz giveaways. I didn't get any photos of the event at all :[ It would be cool to see a gallery if you have more photos around! DC was legendary back then!


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:45 AM

I haven't touched this photobucket in ages. I made it a long time ago when RODiary was still around. It has a HUGE collection of old screenshots. I hope this link still works T_T

 

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http://smg.photobuck...aos screenshots

http://s2.photobucke...ibrary/RO Stuff <--this album has 2008/2009 stuff

 

Here are some of my favorites :D

 

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The Maintenance before rogues were implemented :D

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trying to 99 off a lunatic :D

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Picking up guild treasures is a tough job for a 1 str alchemist :( Even GMs make fun of me

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Them goblins are terrible wedding guests....

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I always loved "Hide and Seek GM02" days :D

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There's a GM in my cart :D

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I MISS THIS THE MOST.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:06 PM

Yep! That was the year :D I only have a photo that was taken of me at the booth for the USRC wrap-up gallery. Nothing from the contest lineup or the little quiz giveaways. I didn't get any photos of the event at all :[ It would be cool to see a gallery if you have more photos around! DC was legendary back then!

 

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:19 PM

This is like, the oldest screen shot that actually has a date on it. I was a hella XD so random teenagers.

 

 

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Rockers are gr8 okay.

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one more for funzies. The Nile Rose anniversary event. Probably the only time a MMO community got along so well for the greater good. As everyone waited their turn to click on an NPC for whatever reason.

 

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:57 PM

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The images above was an area where players have to fight various monsters solo.  My friend and I (on my monk character) went to check it out.  Then we both discovered that we didn't have to fight solo.  When she died I told her not to respawn.  Then I initiate my turn to start the fight.  I was transported to the same ring and revived her before the first round started.  Word eventually spread and several other players joined the fray repeating the same process (we didn't lose exp from those deaths which was a plus).  We had a blast.

 

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This is another good memory.  Several friends and old guildmates had left the game for some time.  One day I received an email saying some of them are getting back together to check out the new Niflheim area.  After our adventure, they've helped me battle Edgga to collect some of Tiger's Footskins needed for this headgear quest.  It was treated as a goodbye gift.  I've lost touch with each of them as time went on.  To this very day whenever I visit RO I still have this Boy's Cap on my knight's head.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 02:04 PM

Summer of 2008 Troy Festival.  

 

I remember Heimdallr was so ecstatic to have everyone doing something together.

 

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Caught someone doin very naughty things in Louyang back when it was the Go-To spot for leveling.

 

 

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:22 PM

Summer of 2008 Troy Festival.  

 

I remember Heimdallr was so ecstatic to have everyone doing something together.

 

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The Siege of Troy! :p_love: *looks desperately for one of my charas in picture*

It gave me my first 99, not even a trans 99, just a regular one, but I was so happy.  *searches computer for old screenshots*
 

Oldest I could find so far is 2011

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 06:17 PM

When reaching max meant a big party.

screenChaos019.jpg



Back in my old guild, we made a collage for nostalgia before the guild broke and people moved on.

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:)


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