Ragnarok Online is one of the oldest Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games that was launched more than a decade ago on the 31st of August 2002 making it one of the most popular online MMORPG’s in the world. Ragnarok Online (RO) used to be Pay to Play for a very long time, but ever since the game was introduced to the world it has had to compete against various private servers that offer Free to Play access as well as other benefits and features over the original game which forced Gravity Interactive, the company behind Ragnarok Online, to finally make the game Free to Play in the fear of losing out on potential new players.
Ragnarok Private Server Benefits
While the official Ragnarok servers are still by far the most popular amongst players, many of the Ragnarok Online private servers that have emerged offer a better, more adventurous alternative to the very grind intensive and somewhat dull original game with an emphasis on friendly close knit communities.
Private servers are less grind intensive
Most MMO games tend to be very grind intensive, meaning you have to spend hours at a time doing repetitive tasks to increase your experience points before you can proceed with the main storyline of the game. I can see how this isn’t really an issue for the hardcore gamers boasting about who can grind the longest, but it can be a real deal breaker for the average gamer like me who has better things to do than to click on one spot whole day just to increase a rank or two on the leaderboards.
Ragnarok private servers on the other hand focus more on the adventures and quests which you are able to take a lot earlier because most private servers have their experience rate boosted so you’ll earn the requirements a lot faster than on the original game. This of course doesn’t mean there’s no challenge at all! On the contrary, you’ll enjoy playing the game way more without thinking about giving up all the time.
Friendly and close knit communities
Since most MMORPG games online are so massive and have so many players roam around their servers all the time, it can be frustrating, especially for the new player, to have their voice heard in an endless sea of people. It’s sort of like trying to meet new friends in Times Square at rush hour where everyone is minding their own business and you are feeling completely left out and abandoned.
Because most Ragnarok private servers are way smaller than the official servers, you have a much higher chance of being seen by the helpful moderator or a friendly experienced player who will help you get started in no time. In fact the smaller the Ragnarok private server is, the bigger your chances of getting help and making new friends early on because they’re working hard on expanding their user base and inviting new players in who in turn help spread the word.