That's right -- those of us outside Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, or Malaysia will have to wait for our dose of Ragnarok Online 2 once again. Asiasoft released a statement on Facebook today:
We are happy to announce that OBT will start tomorrow, 3rd January 2013, at 1300 HRS (+8 GMT)! That is less than 19 hours from now!
However, it's with our deepest apologies that we announce we will not be able to provide the RO2 game service to players outside of our optimised countries - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - due to our licence agreement with the game's developer, Gravity Co., Ltd.
These aforementioned licence terms will take full effect from the start of OBT tomorrow and we deeply apologise for any inconvenience caused to players. We are extremely grateful for the support you have shown RO2 so far and we thank you again for being a part of this journey. Thank you all!
This could mean that Gravity has found a buyer for additional localizations, but nothing has been announced as of yet and of course it still means a lengthy wait for those of us outside the four countries covered by Asiasoft's service. It's likely that several players will attempt proxies, but @cash will still be unavailable to those outside the aforementioned regions.
Stay tuned to Curse for more RO 2 news, and be sure to check out this post for a rundown of the differences between the original game and RO 2.