I know there were many of these topics about history over the years. I won't bother looking for them and bump them. So I'll start a new poll about this because I just realize RO has been over 10 years old
and I am curious to know how long have everyone been playing / knowing this game.
For me, it was during the Christmas holiday of 2001. I won't go into the detail of how I started. I am pretty sure I posted the story a couple times in this forum already, if you want to know just check my old posts from 2006~2007 xD.
To give a time reference to others, the time I started (December 2001) was during iRO beta. I am not sure if it was the first ever North America server beta but it was definitely not beta 2. That beta I played from December 2001 lasted until the summer of 2002 then closed for 5~6 months or so until paid Beta started. The paid beta with only the Chaos server lasted for 3~4 months. In May/June 2003 free beta 2 started with new Loki server opened. Sometime in July/August 2003 beta 2 goes to P2P. That was about it then I was invited to my first pserver.
Without taking up spaces with 12+ options I'll put the choices in 2 years intervals. I have no idea if RO existed in 2000, i heard mixed answers over the year. Maybe in Korea or Japan? Let me know when we need a 2013-2014.
This might very well get a sticky after I get some response/votes on the poll. So start now.