Asiasoft announced today the opening of the Ragnarok Online 2 Cash Shop for all players participating in the open beta, which began January 3rd. Players gain full access to items like special potions, decorative clothing, equips, and mounts!
They've also had to open a third server, stating:
Soon after Open Beta Testing ("OBT") phase was opened on 3rd January 2013, Ragnarok Online 2's servers were 98% full with players from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Realizing the phenomenal demand from players, Asiasoft has decided to add a third world to accommodate more players and to ensure the smoothest gaming experience in Ragnarok Online 2 players.
These aren't the only countries in attendance though, as the announced IP bans for countries outside the original four haven't seemed to take effect. This may be a bug, or they may be throwing the thousands of sad players that wouldn't have been able to participate in the beta a bone -- who knows!
Released in 2002 by Gravity, Ragnarök Online has been one of those MMORPGs that keep a lot of gamers coming back consistently due to the pure fun and calculative nature of its play. Divided into a series of maps, players exist in a fast-paced fantasy world with massive amounts of character customization to quell the forces of baddies sprinkled throughout the RO universe.
Skill and potion spamming, min-maxing for each boss, the unique art style with anime-inspired flair, 2D sprites, and an isometric view make the game unique and continue to pluck notes of nostalgia with many of us.
RO 2 takes many of the game's beloved elements, revamping them into a modern-day MMO, while still holding onto what makes their series unique. For more information on the game, be sure to check out our overview here, or check out the official site!