Greetings mortals, and welcome to another chapter of The Ragnarök Theorist, a totally original blog series that explores the lore-rific world of Ragnarok.
For everyone playing Ragnarok Online, most likely you guys have been under the impression that fairies are a fairly (ha) new thing to the game with the introduction of the Laphine race. But little did you know that fairies have always been a part of the game long before we even step our little pixel foots into the New World.
The first presences of fairies were introduced to us through Willows and Elder Willows, in which official sources stated that they were formerly regular old trees that fairies took residence in. For some reason, the fairies inside them went nuts (ha) and ended up twist…Read more >
Spent some time to analyze the whole Revo-Classic movement that GRAVITY has been doing starting with thRO to more recently iRO and it's been getting me theorizing what they're trying to accomplish.
Ragnarok Online first launched in Korea in 2002 and it's been through a myriad of changes:
- The kiddie script hack, which got rid of a lot of neat stuff that RO would otherwise have like the day/night cycle and weather system.
- The 3-1 Classes being released as Rebirth Classes while the 3-2 Classes became linear 3rd Classes.
- Renewal changing a lot of combat formulas and adding stuff like EXP and drop penalties as well as fixed cast times.
- Cash shop introduction releasing a lot of game-changing stuff like Convex Mirrors and Battle Manuals with game-brea…
Hello again, people! Welcome to another chapter of The Ragnarök Theorist, the blog where we explore the backside of
waterRagnarok Online's ever puzzling lore.
Today we're investigating the Regenschirm Laboratory fire which left quite a mark on the Rekenber Corporation. If you ever get to explore the laboratory yourself, you'll notice that as you move to the lower floors, there are more and more noticeable evidences of a fire having ransacked the lower levels. Participating in the Episode 10 quests reveals a sinister side to the Rekenber Corporation that they may or may not be aware of. However, several quests suggest that Rekenber did not deal with just one, but TWO major fires. Both of which occurred within laboratories. (So flammable, thos…Read more >
I enjoyed this quest. More to come.
Start off in Alberta. Here we meet Karam Pucci. He needs help dealing with bandits in Rock Ridge. Head over and go meet the mayor.
Right off the boat we meet Castillo. He agrees to let us help and sends us to go meet the Sheriff.
Here the option doesn't matter, we need to go back to the Mayor and let him decide what to do about the bandits. The Mayor is a total coward and says it is up to us to deal with the bandits.
Head back to the sheriff. He knows where the bandit is. Head one map east.
Here we find the Freight train and run into Johnny James the bandit. Tell him you are here from headquarters. After watching the cut-scene play out, talk to the Sheriff and head back to his office.
Back in his office we nee…
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Salutations, people! Welcome to The Ragnarök Theorist, where it's all about the puzzle known as the Ragnarök franchise, but more specifically Ragnarok Online! (I am totally not parodying a particular YouTube channel at all! TOTALLY!)
Anyways, for the very first (episode? chapter? I dunno) of The Ragnarök Theorist, I want to explore what happened to Tristan Gaebolg III's family, more particularly his sons. Most of you RO players probably never even bothered to learn the name of the frickin' king of Rune-Midgarts (much less the country itself) and I don't blame you, since GRAVITY never really put much thought into this bearded monarch until Episode 10 rolled around and brought us a lovely basket of training quests for 1st Class Jobs in addition…Read more >
Originally posted on the WarpPortal Forums.
I cannot stress this enough, this is a WIP. I will be working on this for the next week or two. This will be a hub for the main story quests and sidequests. Lets go!
We start in Prontera near the spawn point. Here we meet The Royal Errand Boy. He needs our help and upon offering he can teleport us or we can walk north to Prontera Castle and give us an invitation to the Banquet.
Entering the castle we are greeted by Chamberlain Bell. He needs us to head to your room in the castle.
Once in your room, talk to Chamberlain Bell. We need to go meet all the royal families. We start with Heine. Then move up from there and then to the right rooms. In Heine's room talk to Kronecker G. Heine. If you get kicked …
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About 2 years ago, I stumbled upon this article that claims iRO was supposed to get their own culture town back in 2005 or so.
Anime News Network
And this comic strip by Aragan/Trev-MUN confirms that the USA culture town was planned to be in development alongside the Indonesia culture town (revealed to be Dewata).
Ragnarok Wisdom #92
So it surprises me that the USA culture town has been delayed for so long until the current iRO team started work on iRO's 12th Anniversary Event. What gives? Dewata came to iRO around 2011, but the USA culture town was still absent by that time despite both were supposed to have started undergoing development around the same time. People assumed that Einbroch or Lighthalzen was the American culture town, but thos…Read more >
Was reading through Aragan/Trev-MUN's Ragnarok Wisdom webcomic and I think he's the only RO comic artist that has actually bothered to reference the game's original source.
Ragnarok Wisdom #102
Ragnarok Wisdom #312
Ragnarok Wisdom #342
Ragnarok Wisdom #350
Ragnarok Wisdom #384
Ragnarok Wisdom #471
Something tells me his favorite manhwa character is Loki.
These comics just serve to illustrate (ha) how very little Lee Myung-jin and GRAVITY care about the manhwa, if at all. Imagine if Akira Toriyama started work on Dragon Ball and dropped it after 10 volumes just because a game developer asked to make an MMORPG out of it (yes, I know about Dragon Ball Online, but fortunately that was way after Dragon Ball Z ended at least). How sad would it be if he was co…
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I hate this quest. It has been in since 2010. I remember doing this when it came out....
Start in Prontera.
Here we find Lina. She asks for our help and to take a sacred oath.
Now we must kill 50 Deviruchi, Wraith Dead, Dullahan, or Nightmare Terror. Your best bet is in Niflheim, go to Eden Kitchen, talk to Bathory.
Now we gotta go to 4 different locations and talk to the dark manifestations:
Return to Lina and she will reward you with Exp and an Easter Egg Shell Hat.
If you talk to the egg next to Lina you can trade 1 Egg, 1 Star Dust, 20 Jellopies, and 300k Zeny for a random item:
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I hate this quest. 0/10 would not recommend.
Previously, I was banned from the iRO2 section of Gravity Interactive's WarpPortal forums. I was later unbanned, and now banned again. The reason this time around?
Thread necroing. Even though there were 3 other necros in recent times, but those people didn't get banned.
Necro #2 (Which a CM actually supported with a post!)
The only threads I necroed were: TidusPeco's Revival of Oridecon/Elunium thread, my Buying Costumes thread, my classic server thread, and my card game thread. All of which was mainly to revive discussion on them since Gravity Interactive took over development of RO2. So yeah, the fact that a Community Manager actually okayed a necro says pretty loudly that they're targeting me specifically. And so I am to …
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Back in April of 2015, Gravity Interactive introduced what they called the BLOB (Big List o' Bugs) using the Trello project management platform. (Ironic that it was introduced on April 1st.) Created for their Ragnarok Online server, the Trello board allowed the playerbase to report bugs and expedite fixes. The Ragnarok Online II team followed suit with their own BLOB board.
Fast-forward to recently, I was trying to track down the iRO BLOB board to discover this.
iRO BLOB Trello
I don't know if the board has been hidden away or outright deleted. Either way, it was not surprising this little project didn't last very long. On the other hand, the iRO2 BLOB board is still kicking.
iRO2 BLOB Trello
Granted, the iRO2 team has more power to enact fixes…Read more >
I get it, Gravity Interactive. Ragnarok Journey is the first browser-based game you've ever hosted. (Requiem doesn't really count since it was hosted on Facebook and not launched into the browser.) It's rather different from your usual PC and mobile game fare.
But seriously, in all the years you guys spent hosting online games, I would've thought you knew better than to open 10+ SERVERS ON DAY 1.
Seriously? Who does that? Online games open maybe 2 or 3 servers at most on launch day and then add more servers as the playerbase grows. Gravity Interactive has done just that for all of their online games since forever (2003 was when the Gravity Interactive branch of GRAVITY was open, FYI). Did they seriously anticipate tons of people clamoring to…
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Decided to check out Gravity Interactive's first storefront hosted by GodMode to see if they've added anything new.
Unexpectedly, the store has gone poof. However, Gravity Interactive managed to transfer the Kafra café and Turtle Party designs over to their RedBubble store. Wish they took more care in applying the designs to the different products because some of Gravity Interactive's stuff looks terrible as a result. (The laptop skins and wall art could've been done much better than the haphazard slapping they did.)
Out of curiosity, I decided to dig into when the GodMode site shut down and what I discovered was rather surprising.
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Strangers need to leave me alone while I am sick! Mom if you don't send them away I will hate you FOREVER!
Start in Hugel!
Here we find O'Reily and he needs our help! He had a fallout with his sister and asks us to help her.
Head over to the 2nd floor of the Hugel inn. Here we meet Widow Thon and her son Baal Peter Thon.
Tell her you can help, and she will ask to you to examine her son. We are clueless so we need to find Nurse Anna.
Head outside to the Hugel Grocery store. (Right above O'Riley)
Tell her you are here for Thon and she will recommend you approach him with an Eggshell in your inventory.
After you talk to Thon with the Egg Shell in your inventory, he will teleport you to a map of Hugel full of monsters.
First off talk to O Riley first…
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A long time ago, an iRO player that goes by the name Nightmaren wrote an in-depth blog entry comparing RO, the first version of RO2, and the second version of RO2.
The Evolution of Ragnarok
It's interesting to see how GRAVITY changed things around when translating RO into a 3D experience. For many RO players, both attempts failed. But there are those who developed a fondness for either the first or the second version of RO2 (or both). It's just disappointing to see so much potential just killed off and dumped onto someone else (Gravity Interactive). It's obvious that GRAVITY allowed themselves to be held back from making a decent game for the sake of profits.Read more >
Originally posted on the WarpPortal Forums on 2017 February 9.
You can do this in any order, but I would recommend the route below.
Here we meet Garnish Lorenzo. She needs us to gather items to help her son win over a girl.
- 5 Candy
- 5 Candy Canes
- 3 Throat Lozenge - It says Neck Protection Candy you can buy these in Comodo.
After giving her the 3 items, she gives you 10 Sweets Festival Coins.
Note: The coins are tradeable.
You can get coins by turning 20 stolen cacao from Sweet Drops in for 10 coins at Chocolate Factory Owner in Prontera.
After you give him 20 stolen cacao, you can help him deliver the chocolates. He teleports you around Rune Midgard.
First you are sent to Geffen, then Payon, then Aldebaren and finally Prontera. …
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Originally posted on the WarpPortal Forums on 2017 February 16.
Oh boy, here we go....
Start off by talking to Vigilante Ajegna. He tells us we need to find Vigilante Aglio.
Aglio asks us to kill 3 Eggring.
After killing the 3 Eggrings, he gives us one Apple Juice and asks us to drink it.
After drinking the Apple Juice, Aglio gives us:
New weapon in hand, he asks us to kill Eggrings and recover one Delivery Box.
After giving up the box to Aglio, he sends us on our way into town!
On our way to town, we run into Well -Known Trouble Maker. He asks us to kill 3 Leaf Lunatics and 2 Grass Fabres in 10 min.
Completing this quest awards 180 Base and Job Exp.
Further up the road, we encounter Sloth. He needs our help picking Red Grass. He needs 2 Red Herb…
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I will be out of the country and adventuring in Thailand for this coming three weeks. Although I won't have access to a computer to do regular edits during that time, I will check in here and on the Gamepedia branch of the wiki from time to time to maintain order and make sure no one's stirring up trouble. I likely won't be able to check in as often as I'd like due to limited Internet options overseas. Probably won't be able to pop in on the WarpPortal forums either because of that. Might be able to still keep in touch via the iRO Community Discord, though. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
I don't really have a replacement ready in my stead, so if something were to happen to me during my overseas adventure, then this wiki will simply die o…Read more >
With the Disney College Program completed for the second time (and having done all the stuff I missed out on the first time I did the program), peak season at the parks have come to an end for now. Along with the lull in attendance comes the cutting of work hours; something that I had longed for since I first hired in back in 2011. As a DCP participant, I worked 30 to 35-hour weeks in addition to attending classes for the program. When I accepted the offer to continue working at Disney after the program back then as a part-timer, I expected to get my hours cut considerably. That, to my surprise, did not happen. I continued getting at least 30-35 hours a week despite my much lower seniority compared to my coworkers who were there much longe…Read more >
Welp, it's 2017. I've been managing this wiki for 4 years now and going on 5. How the years fly. The wiki has grown so much from my initial desire to log quest information to being a full-blown Ragnarök franchise archive. Although I've been playing Ragnarok Online off and on since 2005, there's still much about the game and the franchise itself that I simply don't know about. And that's fine with me. There's always something new to learn and that's what keeps it all interesting for me.
On the downside of it all, it appears that the Ragnarök community itself has therefore imposed high expectations on me when it comes to the lore of the Ragnarök universe itself. There's certainly no doubt that I'm not the only Ragnarök lorekeeper out there, b…Read more >
I am so -__-ing sick IRL right now. But someone has to make the guides....
We start off in Eden, here we meet A Girl Asking For Hel. She says her sister needs help and to meet her by Pronteras Church.
Here we meet Valerie. Tell her Elena sent you. Elena sends us all over Rune Midgard to gather Firewood to boil wine.
First talk to Tepicy. He will warp you to the destination of your choosing.
Here we meet Brew Master Kantina. He needs help getting Fermented Grape Juice.
Happy Santa Orcs drop Fermented Grape Juice and they spawn on every map.
Here we meet Wholesaler Brutaqual. He needs helps sourcing materials from Mr. Vinpa. He will warp you to Payon.
After talking to Vinpa, talk to him again to have him warp you back to Brutaqual.
Here we meet Trad…
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So yeah, first quest I wrote. Came out really good. I am happy with it.
Start out in Izlude. Here we meet Dandruff Potter. He is a new student at the Kiel Hyre Acadamy.
While talking to Dandruff, the teacher mistakes us for a new student and throws us on the airship.
On the airship we find 3 bullies picking on Dandruff. After showing them who's boss we arrive in Juno.
Before parting ways with Dandruff, he realizes that he is missing school supplies.
Fear not, you assure Dandruff that Juno the city of magic will have everything he needs. So you two set off for the item shop.
After chatting with the shop owner, and realizing you can't pay the 300 billion late fees, you give up. But wait, the shop-keep knows Dandruffs father!
With our new supplies i…
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... when you realized you created more content compared to other wikis with WAY more contributors.
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Was talking to some people in the iRO Community Discord and the subject of my name came up, which reminded me of a time that fellow iRO player Queen of Furs (nickname Tiggy) kept being mistaken for me because she renamed herself to tigriss216 in the WarpPortal Forums. It got her so frustrated that she even made a thread dedicated to it.
I Am Not ZeroTigress!
Rather amusing for sure. The subject then recalled that of another iRO player name Dr. Tame who dedicated a thread to me for a different reason entirely.
Haha, ZeroTigress, you were wrong!
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FIND JAKK! DON'T GO GREEN!!!!!
We start in Prontera (Or any major town, they all have groups of Ludes).
We find a group of Ludes talking to each other in Prontera. They tell us that Jakk is missing. After listening, they will warp you to Niflheim.
Talking to Horolrong, he tells us we need to find Jakk in the middle of Niflheim.
There are pumpkin heads all over the middle of Niflheim. Talk to them until you find the one that tells you the Jakks location. Then go talk to Hooroorong.
Hooroorong needs us to do some errands for him.
Kill 10 Jakks. These are special Jakks that spawn on every map.
10 Pumpkin Decorations
20 White Pumpkin Stems
Hooroorong talks the items and thanks you for helping.
30 Cookies Bats Reward or a random chance at othe…
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People have been comparing me to Doddler more often as of late. I've even been asked by some folks if I'm trying to take his place in the Ragnarok Online community, which I think is a rather silly assumption. I'm just here doing my own thing without regards to anything concerning Doddler. So no, I'm not trying to take Doddler's (or anyone's) place (in the CIRCLE OF LIIIIFFE).
For those of you who joined the RO community late, Doddler was an iRO player who was most notable for sharing new updates to RO in addition to providing a plethora of other RO resources to the community. He eventually stopped playing RO in 2011 and disappeared from the community for a few years until he resurfaced in the Tree of Savior English forums.
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Character Window Revamp
RO Friendlist Revamp
Party Search Revamp
Vend Catalogue Revamp
Going along with the rest of my other UI revamps, this proposal addresses the former Auction Hall that once existed in Ragnarok Online.
- Auction = list bid prices
- Buyout = list buyout prices
- Register = put up an item for sale
- List = all items you've registered for sale
The UI design is obviously based on the old AH UI. I don't quite remember what the difference was between the original design's Register and Sell options. Obviously that needs to be cleared up so that's what I've done with this proposal.
Not sure whether to have it display Auctions by default or just have it on the last tab that the player clicked on. Probably the latter would be preferable since mo…
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Recently watched Kubo and the Two Strings, which came out in theatres back in August. I highly recommend it as it's a very beautiful stop-motion film and is the first film I've ever seen that made me cry so many times (my face was snotty throughout the movie). You will understand the "two strings" once you finish the movie and it's a very appropriate title for that. I wonder if Laika's marketing department really went all out for it, as the only time I've ever seen any marketing of Kubo was via a trailer while watching another movie (I think it may have been Warcraft, I don't recall). Granted, I am a huge stop-motion fan so I should've eventually stumbled upon Kubo one way or another, but it certainly deserves some new stop-motion fans. I will …Read more >
What do you mean we don't have enough green makeup?! Quick run down the the store and buy some! - Okay places people, we want to see proper fire breath from the dragons this time! That means you Steve! - Calm down Frank. The lighting is just fine. Yes, they will be able to see your backdrop artwork. - Quiet guys! The adventure's will be here soon. We don't want to break the 4th wall.
We start off in Geffen, talk to Jorge Gnomero. Every 15 minutes he will allow players to warp into an alt Geffen map. Once there Dragons will spawn, kill all of them to advance. First you walk 9 O'Clock, then make your way 12 O'Clock, then 3 O'Clock, and end at 6 O'Clock.
Note: Be prepared to fight Detardeurus. After beating Detardeurus, talk to Gnomero for your…
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Oh, where to begin.
Well, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is not a totally bad movie. But it's not a great one either. There's a lot of things that I liked and plenty I wasn't a fan of. I'll just break it down.
First off, I like the story. It brings me back to the modern medieval knight feel that I love in Final Fantasy VIII. The pacing, however, leaves much to be desired. There wasn't a moment where there were reactions in the theatre because barely anyone knew what was going on. The action was too fast and the slower scenes did not last long enough. Seems Takeshi Nozue went to the school of Michael Bay directing because although there were a lot of neat scenes in the movie, they were zoomed in too much and went by so quickly I could barely figu…
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When I said on the iRO forums to:
Let's just turn RO into this and be done with it.I was not actually serious. But it seems that it has actually happened with the release of Gravity Interactive's Ragnarok Clicker game.
Source: WarpPortal Forums
So what the heck is Ragnarok Clicker? Like the name implies, there is a lot of clicking involved. So much so that it is literally the point of the game. You click on monsters to deal damage and earn coins from them. And then you use those coins to "hire" adventurers into your team and level up their skills so you can increase your click damage and coin gain. And if you get tired of clicking, the game will automatically play itself for you.
Yes, you heard me right. The game PLAYS ITSELF. The epitome of lazy…
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DON'T DRINK THE WATER!!!!!!
We start off in Brasilis.---->
Talk to Terra Track. She needs our help in setting up the 2016 Summer Sports Festa. Agree to help her.
After agreeing to help her, go to the inn and talk to Perriot. Perriot tells us we need to recruit 4 people for the games.
First up is Major Molitov who broke his legs in a Baba Yaga attack. He needs a milkshake to cure him. Gather these for the milkshake:
- 25 Milk
- 15 Strawberries
- 20 Iron Ore
After you gather the items, talk to Major Molitov and he will agree to be in the games. He then tells us to go meet Lydia by the bar in the inn.
Talk to Lydia, she will challenge us to a race Aslan to the center of Brasil. Race to center of Brasil. (Next to Kafra) And talk to Aslan.
Go back to Lydia. Sh…
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Also known as:
- Pokemon Get-Out-of-the-Frickin'-House
- Pokemon Excuse-to-Walk-the-Dog
- Pokemon I-Volunteer-to-Get-the-Mail
- Pokemon Stalk-ALL-the-Pokestops
I was unfortunate enough to not have my Pokemon.com login not working on the day of the USA release of the game (July 6), so I wasn't able to get my password reset until July 10 (since the Pokemon.com website was flooded with new registration requests). Why not use a Google account? Well, I'm still peeved at Google for banning my YouTube account because I uploaded anime music videos (AMVs) even though there were plenty of other YouTube users that got away with it. So yeah, screw Google and their retarded Google accounts.
Anyways, I've been making use of Pokemon.com's Pokedex to keep track of wha…Read more >
For many, many years now (about 20ish or so), I've been searching for a particular movie of which I only remember a snippet where a Chinese guy in a big straw hat was shooting lightning out of his fingers. Google searches continually failed me for results have often turned up Mortal Kombat. (For goodness sakes, I'm pretty sure Raiden isn't the only lightning wielding dude out there!)
Anyways, I was roaming around video sites and by complete accident I came across video clips of this movie. Lo and behold, it's the very movie that I've been looking for all these years! Not only that, but someone uploaded the whole movie. Since I wanted to refresh my memories of it, I figured "heck, why not? It's right here for me to watch."
Let's just say, I do…Read more >
Feels like just yesterday I wrote the 12th... and the 11th....
Anyways.... Happy Birthday Gramps! 132 years young!
Start of in the Criatura Academy (/navi iz_ac01 83/130) and we will find Gramps wanting to brew a potion based off his time spent as an Alchemist!
Gramps wants to make money to leave something behind for his family! He asks us to get him some supplies.
Gramps can be found on the first floor in the last room at the end of the hall.
50 Empty Potion Bottles (Mail Annex)
20 Empty Test Tubes (Mail Annex)
1 Level 5 Fire Bolt Scroll (Marduks)
5 Holy Waters (Priests)
After supplies we need to go to Izulde Warf and walk near the sign.
Test successful! Go back to Gramps. Gramps needs more supplies!
25 Wing of Red Bats (Drainliar)
25 Claw of Rat (C…
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Read through an interesting article on MMORPG.com and was rather surprised how very uninterested the Elder Scrolls Online community was to help test out the game. Whenever I play an MMORPG, there's always been a group of players that are eager to help test the game, whether it's pay-to-play or not. I mean, if you've already invested in the game to make your characters, wouldn't you also be invested in keeping those characters viable by helping test new content? I guess if a MMORPG's community is not invested enough in the game, then they wouldn't be invested in helping that game grow with or without bribery.
On the one hand, if a MMORPG doesn't offer a test server, then players would expect the developers to test the game well. On the same …Read more >
In two weeks will be my last day working at Michaels, as well as the completion of the last class necessary for my 2D Multimedia Animation certificate program. Right on time for me to start the Disney College Program again at Disneyland. They've apparently decided to put me back into bussing again, despite me not even checking the Food & Beverage option on my application when I re-applied. Thanks for ignoring my role checklist, Disney. (Disney and GRAVITY would be best buds since they seem to do a lot of the same stuff.)
Unlike my previous DCP term which lasted for a good 8 months, I'll only be doing this next DCP term for a mere 6 months. Hopefully another job prospect I'm looking into will be fruitful, otherwise I'll be going into Disney…Read more >
So one of the recent updates to World of Warcraft is the addition of a dungeon called Helheim, which is rather significant considering Ragnarok Online never got a Hel-themed dungeon. Yes, you could argue that the entirety of Niflheim is a dungeon, but c'mon, that would mean that it's Umbala's dungeon since the Tree of Umbala (a dungeon) is the only way to access it (outside of customizations like iRO's Bathory warp). And it used to be that towns in Rune-Midgarts had Wild Roses wandering through them, so I don't buy the "oh, it can't be a town because it has monsters in it." Niflheim has interactive NPCs and vendors, so it's a town; a town with two field maps and NO dungeon. I find it pitiful that WoW, which came out 2 years AFTER RO, is im…Read more >
My review of the official Ragnarok Online USB mug warmer, which is currently available from National Console Support, Inc. I recommend snatching a set if it appeals to you as this set hasn't been available since it was released around 2007. The price is pretty fair at $30.90 and it ships from New York, USA. I had mine shipped via the media mail option and it came in one piece.
Considering how this set hasn't been available for years, I kind of expected that this likely came from some random warehouse that just happened to have a bunch of these collecting dust. (It came in another box that had enough stuff to cushion it so the damage was likely done at wherever they stored it.) The box looks pretty old, like it's been sitting un…
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Been bouncing around between the WarpPortal forums and the official Tree of Savior forums as of late and there's a rather stark contrast between the starting community of Ragnarok Online II and the English Tree of Savior community. Yes, both had their share of salt due to the games being buggy, but I have to say the RO2 starting community wins out in terms of approach-ability than the TOS starting community. I find myself preferring to take part in the RO2 community much more than the TOS community.
Before you say anything, the starting communities for both games ARE pretty comparable. Both games came out on Steam internationally and both games had high expectations to succeed RO. And both games have failed on succeeding RO in some way, whe…Read more >
I discovered a recently-released SEC report for GRAVITY and decided to point out some things that were of interest to me.
"Revenues from our principal product, Ragnarok Online, accounted for 41.5% of our total revenues in 2015, compared with 40.1% of our total revenues in 2014."Well, look at what a bit of tender-loving care for RO can do for it. :U
"Ragnarok Online has been on the market for fourteen years and has reached maturity in most of our principal markets. The life cycle of an online game generally lasts between four and seven years, and online games typically reach their peak popularity within the first two years following their introduction, after which time the game’s usage gradually stabilizes and begins to decline over time. The…Read more >
Earlier this month, I made a Loot Crate account to buy the Star Wars crate for a relative. While perusing the site, I noticed that their current crate features Harry Potter, Labyrinth, Vikings, and Uncharted 4 merchandise. I figured, well, what were the chances I'll find stuff for Labyrinth of all things? And hey, I like me some Harry Potter, too. Never seen Vikings, but since I'm playing a MMORPG based on Norse mythology and culture, I can't go wrong with that. And I've played a little of Uncharted 2 so I'm whatever in regards to the merchandise I may get for that.
Yesterday I finally received my crate and I'm pretty happy with it. Got neat merchandise for all 4 franchises plus the Loot Crate magazine and a little Loot Crate merchandise as…Read more >
About a month ago, I made this sordid post in the forums concerning the state of my bounty boards project:
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The down-low in regards to the Bounty Boards project:
- Bounty Boards proposed in Feb. 2014
- Beta test version implemented in May 2014
- Initial version was deemed unsatisfactory, changed things around after receiving community feedback.
- More boards were implemented until Jan. 2015, when I proposed the integration of community suggestions.
- Project stalled due to hesitation on iRO's part.
- iRO continues to stall the project due to pRO migration and Episode 14.3 implementations.
- iRO continues to stall the project due to Rebel update.
- iRO has…
Anyone who read the Ragnarok manhwa would have noticed that after some time Lee Myung-jin decided to give certain characters in the manhwa D&D-like stats. However, as noted by the editor:
So although these stats do not explicitly follow D&D rulesets nor the Ragnarok Online level progression, it's still interesting to see how each character progressed with each volume of the manhwa.
Class: Rune Knight
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Equipment: Vision, Rune Armor Name: Iris Irine
Alignment: Lawful Good
Equipment: Cheongryongdo, Irine Family Armor
Name: Fenris Fenrir
Alignment: Neutral Good
Equipment: Psychic Medallion, Laeva…
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So Inkr is finally a thing now since it was announced in 2013 in the wake of Anipan and MangaBullet's shut down. For those who are curious about this, here's the low-down on the story between these sites:
In 2008, a DA user name Eddz got together with a friend to create MangaBullet, a site that combines the comic-support of SmackJeeves with deviantART's art gallery feature. With the addition of an art trade feature and a commission feature, MangaBullet was well on its way to being a formidable competitor to art site giant deviantART.
For 2 years, the site thrived and grew little by little. Around the time I joined in 2010, the site was starting to fall in activity and usage due to Eddz rarely—if ever—addressing the growing number of bugs, gl…Read more >
FOOLISH MORTAL! You're in my bubble.
Start in Aldebaran!
All you need to do is walk near Deviling and ask him what is wrong.
How to talk to Deviling : You need to walk near him and be in range to trigger his dialogue. One person at a time can trigger the dialogue at a time.
After that, talk to the Delightful Angeling next and she tells us we need to find what other people do for Valentines day.
Off we go to meet a couple in Al De Baran. Here we meet Boies Rjerks and Nukooties Foreme. Talk to them and then go back to Deviling .
Here, we pick what Deviling will do/get with Angeling. You only need to do one to get the hat.
Gather 50 Apples and 10 Candies.
Gather 5 Burning Hearts and 10 Slick Paper.
Gather 5 Illusion Flower 10 Love Flowers.
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Korea has already seen the shutdown of both Ragnarok: Ash Vacuum and Ragnarok: Valkyrie Uprising last year in 2015 with the North American version of Ash Vacuum biting the dust a few months after the developers' version. It seems Valkyrie Uprising (now known as either Path of Heroes or War of Gods) may be set to be tossed into oblivion as well.
Korea Shutdown Notice of Ragnarök: Ash Vacuum
Korea Shutdown Notice of Ragnarök: Valkyrie Uprising
It's a little strange to be starting up all these Ragnarök mobile games only to shut them down 2-3 years later. Ragnarok Violet is still kickin', but only because that's a single-player game that doesn't require continuous maintenance and server hosting. However Ragnarok Scarlet is nowhere to be found, li…Read more >
I went to bed one night not able to sleep at all as my unstable brain conjured up numerous ideas about Ragnarok Online II's Life Jobs, so I've decided to sit down and write these all out into the open lest I go another night without peaceful sleep.
I'm leaning more towards having the proposed new life jobs be additional life jobs instead of advancements of previous life jobs, as I feel it'll just make things more complicated since RO2 already has 1st Class and 2nd Class issues in regards to the battle jobs.
Anyways, here is my proposed revamp of RO2's Life Jobs (craft professions). This revamp seeks to make each life job more specialized and interdependent on other life jobs to encourage player interaction. Ideally, this would also coincide …Read more >
After seeing how my sister's drawstring bag came out, I decided to get myself a bag of my own featuring the Assassin Cross's Guillotine Cross mark. Ordered it on December 8th and got it December 21; a whopping 13-day turnaround from production to arrival. Considering my sister got her bag much sooner, I'm going to chalk it up to winter holiday delays.
Logo is printed right into the bag and the quality's just as good. Contrast to my previous RedBubble purchases, the sticker I got with my bag is designed by a user of the site. It seems some time ago, RedBubble reached out to artists that have been featured on the site to design special holiday-edition RedBubble stickers to be shipped with orders made in December instead of their usual RB stic…
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On a whim, my younger sister wanted a drawstring bag of the blue Rune-Midgarts coat of arms vector graphic I rendered and uploaded on my RedBubble. So, as a Christmas gift to her, I ordered one on November 27 and just got it today on December 7th. A 10-day turnaround between production and shipping, which is rather peculiar considering my phone case and tote bag each had 5-day turnarounds. According to the UPS tracker, RedBubble had manufactured the bag 3 days after I placed the order. The issue seems to be with UPS themselves as, for some reason, it took them a whole week to ship the bag to me. I'm guessing holiday traffic?
Anyways, the bag is here in one piece and that's what matters, right?
As with the tote bag I ordered previously, the l…
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