Ragnarok Online enjoyed a resurgence through its renaissance in Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia. Since it was launched in 2003, close to 10 million people played the game in the Philippines. The game introduced Filipinos to the world of gaming adventure and competition also created lifelong friendships. It's return is fueled by nostalgia, and rightly so.
Now with the new Ragnarok Onlin Philippines, Kamphee “Ken” Piromward, Managing Director of Electronics Extreme shared the plans for the game. According to Piromward, Ragnarok Online was relaunched in Thailand last year and enjoyed critical and commercial success. It currently enjoys 93,000 Peak Concurrent users with five servers. Electronics Extreme made sure concerns were addressed. Bots have been one of the major reasons players stopped enjoying the game.
Kamphee “Ken” Piromward
Electronics Extreme and ELITE have great plans for Ragnarok Online. Piromward promises that the game will be more community centric. To show this commitment, Electronics Extreme and Elite started to invite active Ragnarok Online Guild Leaders to a Q&A Session.
He revealed that there will be Custom Events for the Philippines and a number of Ragnarok Online Key Items which were previously acquired through in-game purchases, will now be found in-game. Players will initially experience 2-1 character classes, improved monster spawn points, the Guild War feature and so much more! Piromward emphasizes that the game will be Free2Win and the only paid aspects of the game will be via its Item Mall and will offer just a slight advantage to the money spenders.
ELITE, Extreme’s Philippine publishing partner, will make sure the game and its community activities are optimal to provide the best gaming experience to Filipino players. The Ragnarok Online Closed Beta Testing will commence in mid-June and you can start registering for it now.