Ragnarok Online 2 Kicks Off This Week, Will Be Available On Steam

By Ishaan . April 29, 2013 . 10:00pm


Free-to-play MMORPG Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second will open for commercial service on May 1st at 3pm PDT in North America. The game will be available on Steam as well as on Gravity Co.’s WarpPortal website.


“We are excited to officially launch Ragnarok 2 simultaneously on Steam and the WarpPortal…” said Jason Koerperich, Ragnarok Online 2 producer “It is a perfect match, bringing a great community to a great game!”


WarpPortal users will be able to download the client early from the official website after registering, while Steam users can register and download the game via Steam.

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  • Andrew Arndt

    Can´t wait i made my acconte already for it and so did my wife will be playing it togther the hole time we both pumped yeha!!!

    • Dexward

      Me too. Had the client downloaded already, so just gonna wait.

  • CirnoLakes

    I still have strange feelings about all of these free to play MMORPGs that are reaching Steam. Or free to play games and MMORPGs in general.

    Well, I guess it is good that Free to Play games are becoming more common on the platform. This does look like one of the most interesting free to play MMORPGs in recent year. I’ll be probably at least attempting to play it for a few days when it comes out. I honestly didn’t expect it to be on Steam, somehow.

    I guess the reason I have strange feelings and get surprised when it happens is that I feel there is a clash in philosophies on payment models between Valve and most MMORPG publishers. I’ve heard multiple MMORPGs have been refused and taken from the store because of the way the monetize their games.

    Well, I’ll just hope for the best.

    • Kaitsu

      I’m not sure why you’d think that. Have you actually seen the gameplay of this game? It’s more generic than the most generic of all MMO’s.

      • CirnoLakes

        Because I’d been told otherwise I suppose maybe? I don’t really know much about the game.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    From the guys that made Double Dragon II: Wander Of The Dragons.

  • Sardorim

    It’s finally coming out? This thing has been in development for years!

  • Crevox

    Safe warning from someone who played it and researched it in depth: it’s quite bad. Gravity threw this together finally from all the failed RO2 concepts and it’s just a really safe bet in order for them to try to make some money off these failed projects. It’s the most generic, basic MMO you’ll ever find that just does its best to take things that work from other games, except in a flawed, broken way.

    The game is not good; the only thing you will like about it (and some people will be blind to how bad the game is simply because of this) is the RO theme, which they even get wrong in a lot of ways, sadly…

    I loved RO1, and played it for years; but this is not a good game by any means, and doesn’t live up to the RO legacy. Play it only for nostalgia if you must.

    You want an example? The first dungeon/instance is culvert, it’s like level 9 or something. The dungeon is intended for one person (but you can queue for it through the dungeon finder, lolWoW copy) for 4 other people. The culvert consists of one room (a long hallway) and Golden Thief Bug is at the end. He dies in seconds and drops his card very often (which does nothing special, because all cards in the game are just +stats, no special effects at all). You don’t have to kill any mobs either, you can just walk past them and kill him over and over.

    The game is a cash-in, sadly. :

    • Zenthos

      And this is exactly why im looking forward for the mobile version of the original RO. Hopefully it will release on android sometime soon.

    • The Watcher

      Thats your opinion. I’ll play it myself like everyone else should and we’ll determine that.

      • Crevox

        That’s exactly what I said when I was reading everyone else saying bad things. ;(

        But, it’s best to try it for yourself if you’re unsure/really hoping for it to be good… I suppose.

  • I just sorta hope they’ll put RO1 onto Steam sometime, as well. I’d sure like that.

  • harmonyworld

    I played it, I thought it was nice.
    Simple and easy to play, good for wasting time.
    Lovely character designs and animations.
    The music is nice~
    Though, could do with more inventory space~
    Once you learn how to play a class, it’s fun….to me anyway!
    Maybe not good for veteran mmo people, but good for a first timer.
    I wouldn’t say it’s deep for the short while that I played it, but I thought it was just normal mmo fair.
    I liked the simple job and class system.
    You pick a class and a job.
    Jobs are easy and simple to use and can be used on the spot.
    Though with jobs, I didn’t like having to buy recipes, I should be able to learn them as I craft more, but whatever, it’s fine~
    Small amount of grinding needed, but not too bad.
    What I didn’t like is I had too many items for my inventory, perhaps nerf drops.
    But whatever, it’s not so bad~

    • Vash bane

      yep that was the downside to me to and also most of the grinding will come from ppl trying to collect all the cards

  • Kaitsu

    The thing with this game is that you can set your control scheme to mimic the original RO pretty well. However, you’ll be turned off by the fact that if you were to go under something(like a building), the whole camera angle will shift down to where the roof is above you, which forces you to use the ASWD controls. That was fine, except the ASWD controls is probably the worst ASWD controls in any game I’ve ever played. I don’t know why they made it so bad, but it is. It took me a bit to figure out where I was turning so I could change the camera around and walk out of that stupid roof.

    Combat wise, it was completely fine. Until I realized that ranging means nothing. Shooting 3 meters away from an enemy means absolutely nothing. They will still be able to attack you right after you did. And all they’re doing is attacking the air. Other than those nitpicks, I didn’t really get to experience all that it offered, but I liked the idea of what it had, it made it seem less overpowered than the current RO. But I’m probably never touching the game again.

    • Vash bane

      yeah I noticed that I was wondering like how was that possible? lol
      ill prolly play it again ….to lv10 then stop :p

  • CycloneFox

    I played on the asian server and I would like to ask one question: Are the cutscenes now translated and have subtitles, when it comes to steam? Because that was the biggest concern I had with the game.

    • Crevox

      The characters all speak korean in voice, and there are subtitles for some cutscenes only.

  • Never played a MMORPG through Steam before.

    Will it connect to the same servers as WarpPortal or does it have its own servers?

    • Magicks

      It will connect to the Warpportal server. I believe that the option to connect through Steam is convenient to tell your other friends on it what you’re currently playing.

  • NightzeroAX

    Suprised the first game isn’t on Steam.

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