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Old 07-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Ragnarok Online 2 back for a serious reboot! And it is awesome.

Ragnarok Online 2 is no longer titled "The Gate of the World" an is now subtitled "Legend of the Second". Everything has been overhauled and RO2 is ready to retain its no.1 MMO crown back.

The name "Legend of the Second" implies that it is a sequel to RO2 and not just a different game.



They've gone back to the basics. They scrapped the new systems; the stupid character bound weapon leveling system, the new classes and skills systems, the new stats system, the dimago/ellr/norman race and etc.

Returning are the card system, pet system, the stats system, the old class system: Swordsman/Knight, Mage/Wizard, Archer/Hunter, Thief, Acolyte/Priest (unfortunately, the merchant class does not return). RO2 will have some new contents too such as a more balanced dueling/pvp system, living system, weaving and much more. RO2 is no longer a separate game from RO1 but a true sequel.

Remember this old RO2 Art?



Too bad for you if you liked it. They've changed their art direction. You are no longer childish chibi characters but teenagers/full grown mature adults. And it looks wonderful.



Classes appear to be redesigns from RO1 instead of fresh new designs. This is a good thing since it retains the feel and flavor of RO1.

They also have a new artist (looks nothing like the work of MJL) and the art is absolutely gorgeous. (check out the official site for larger pics)

Instead of just keeping a Poring while redesigning every other monster in and call it RO2, the new RO2 now has old monsters that return in glorious 3D. These are the monsters we know and have grown to love. It is truly an RO sequel.





Yoko Kanno (music composer) is still on the project, and her music is still mesmerizing. You can hear a glimpse of one of her new soundtracks on the official site.

The current RO2 servers will shut down on August 2nd. The new RO2 Closed Beta testing will begin on August 31st.

www.ragnarok2.co.kr
www.ragnarok2.co.kr/main.html <- use this link to skip the flash intro.
http://www.gamebase.com.tw/news/news...ews_category=1 <- News link

This is going to be awesome.

Have a look around the official website listed above while I find more news to this post XD.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ragnarok Online 2 back for a serious reboot! And this time it's going to be aweso

inb4 RO2 pserver comes up before beta starts

also main pages tries to force download some .exe? lols
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im so going to apply for the CB rawr!!!

Seems like RO1's job system, card system is returning.

They point out that RO2's weapon lvlup system did not satisfy users,
so they are bringing job-specific weapons similar to RO1.

I can't wait for this!
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What exactly did they overhaul?
I am not really up-to-date how exactly the current RO2 looks.

If they remade it now to be a true upgraded RO1
-with better graphics
-better interface
-better coding overall
-better netcode
-better pvp system
-more balanced drop system
-more balanced economy system
-keeping maps but more detailed maps
-keeping the topdownview
-keeping the old dungeons
-keeping the RO1 combat system
-keeping the RO1/ROrenewal classes
-keeping the RO1 movement system (mouseclick)
-keeping WoE1/WoE2 system
-keeping the stat- and skillsystem and
-keeping the monsters
-maybe even the 2d-in-3d-feature
i'd say : awesome.

If its still a clone of all other MMORPGS out there,
-camera very low behind character
-no RO1-like statsystem
-equip-soul-binding system (i like how everything is tradeable in RO1)
-rather slow combat
-walking via keyboard
-not keeping the RO1 classes
i'd say : sry, not interested.

@Frost: where are you getting these infos and pics from?
When i go on that site all i see is a korean longin window.
What you edit-wrote and whats on the pics looks actually quite nice
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #6
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i love walking via the keyboard ): having to click to walk and click to attack and click to DO EVERYTHING in RO feels really clunky. i remember after playing WoW i was typing wasdwasdwasdwasdwasd in RO like WHY CAN'T I MOVE UUUGUUUUUU Q_Q
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First post updated!

@Atum

Try using this link to skip the flash intro. http://www.ragnarok2.co.kr/main.html

I wouldn't like RO2 to be just a copy-paste of RO1 but just with upgraded graphics though. It's a new game and I'd like to see many things changed. But with enough of the old RO1 flavor to make it actually feel like a sequel. The top-down view is pretty much old and outdated so we're pretty much going full 3d this time. Moving with WASD isn't really that bad. :/
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IF you are / were a former player of RO2 beta (the old one that is being closed Aug 2nd)

You can request a 'compensation' and get a ticket to hop on RO2 new beta.

If you request this, allows you to get

1. 1,000 RO Cash (on top of 1,000 RO Cash that is given out to everyone who played RO2 old beta.)
2. Automatically enrolled to new RO2 closed beta.
3. a special themed outlook that will be given in CBT.

I just requested this on mine :P
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eh I plyed the official kRO beta for RO2, got to level 45 from grinding my ass off.. I liked some features about it but damn the grind is a pain lol.
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Now, this is starting to sound appealing. Can't wait for more news about this revitalized project.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:50 AM   #11
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Now for some gorgeous class artwork. I can't find the original ones so these will have to do for now.

Swordsman


Thief


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Wizard


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I think I fell in love with the priest.
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this made me think for a second: could it be possible that some of the changes made in renewal was done to make it easier for old players to more easily make the transition to RO2?

Regardless, loved all the changes you mentioned for now. Can't wait for new details to appear. Does that D-61 refer to how much longer before the new CBD starts? Also, funny how Gravity removed the merchant class in the game. Granted, most of its skills would become redundant if everyone would be allowed to vend in game, but still...
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If it isnt a complete flop, I might try it out.

I honestly never even bothered with the first RO2.
It just looked too wonky and none of my friends played it, or played it enough to mention it or be off of normal RO.
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I heard they changed EVERYTHING. no more cute lil kiddie characters and more into details. Confirm/Deny?

I played the kRO beta as well.
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Does that D-61 refer to how much longer before the new CBD starts?
Yes, it's a countdown timer. It's on D-60 now
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I heard they changed EVERYTHING. no more cute lil kiddie characters and more into details. Confirm/Deny?

Besides, is that true they totally got ride of Yoko Kannos Music at all?

I played the kRO beta as well.

Still Yoko Kanno's music is what I read. Someone posted saying that he/she asked GMs by using 1:1 questionair session about it, and the answer was yes.

The music being played in Background of RO2 website is her new music.

Not sure about the kiddie characters, but I read plenty of news saying that Gravity started this renewal from 0, meaning everything will be different than current one.
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Well, this may be interesting...

(after seeing how renewal is just going...)
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Unfortunately, I can't read Korean and this is all the info I could find.

Since I heard the news, I am totally hyped for RO2! I'm ready to leave the mess that is RO1 + upcoming messier renewal. If RO2 ever comes, it's bye bye RO1 for me. XD

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If you can read Korean, have a look around the official site/comment board and translate interesting things and what Korean players think for us. XD
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It will suck. It'll be free to play with even more Kafra Shop stuff.
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Yay finally doing what they should have done with RO2 in the first place.
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