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Title: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Mar 11, 2012, 10:52 PM
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 /ok 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.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Triper on Mar 11, 2012, 11:44 PM
Started RO in 2008, I think, by having friends on an anime forum going always chatting there about the game. Later I asked what the heck were they talking about and bam, RO I joined.

The first server I joined was a pserver without even knowing what was a pserver at that time lol
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Chemical Crush on Mar 11, 2012, 11:49 PM
I started playing RO in 2005.  I started on Sakray when a friend asked me to play the game with him, he was an online friend.  I was like, sure!  I played for a little bit on sakray then he stopped getting online so I switched to Loki, met a few good people and stayed on the officials for a good 2 or 3 years?  Then moved to pservers when all my friends quit playing iRO. 

Now I just stalk RMS / rA forums and I never play servers.  =/  No time.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Anti-Static Foam Cleaner on Mar 12, 2012, 10:25 AM
I honestly don't remember, I played on iRO until my free trial ran out, then I forgot all about it, then I got back via 420chan which ran an ill-fated Spyderlake 3.0. Been on and off ever since.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: leokimah on Mar 12, 2012, 02:28 PM
I started when trans classes were fresh on the iRO server (2004/2005?). Played on and off there till the full renewal patch back in late 2010.
I really miss the old iRO days.

Pretty similar to Chemical Crush. School and Work take too much of my time to play any MMO.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Yukino on Mar 12, 2012, 03:39 PM
I guess I started around 2007 where I played NamelessRO for like 15 minutes with my cousin (he introduced me to the game first). I hated it after getting lost on a Prontera field map surrounded by pink killer jellies, so I didn't continue playing with it until a year later XD. That's when I realized that there are other private servers that had rates better suited for my style, and I started joining smaller communities. For some reason (maybe due to lag and that it is easier to make friends on a smaller server), I always aim for newer servers, especially those with super high rates (and a few HRs).

I truly played the most during grade 11 to 12 (NOT A GOOD IDEA). After I got into university, I don't really play RO--I offer advice and help with script editing for the server I am with now XD. Same with making/editing websites and forums =D. I still have some link with RO, but not as strongly as before I guess. Yeah, I hang around on RO forums a lot ;D.

Though, it would be nice to play as a player again for a brief/some time (just want to play WoE again), and hence I'm interested in the servers-wide WoE if any is coming up soon...
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: DavionFuxa on Mar 12, 2012, 04:28 PM
I can't exactly remember when I started, but it was before Transcendent Classes sometime during the Yuno Episode.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Annihilate on Mar 13, 2012, 09:24 AM
2002-ish.

I remember back then, I can kill MVPs with a naked knight, just by using Autocounter.  /wah
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Mar 13, 2012, 12:29 PM
2002-ish.

I remember back then, I can kill MVPs with a naked knight, just by using Autocounter.  /wah

lol I saw those, it just take forever.  I can't do that, it takes very good timing.  I could pot and kill Phreeoni and moonlight as a knight just not with counter.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Fruityla on Mar 13, 2012, 12:55 PM
Towards the end of 2007 on private servers. I didn't start playing on official servers until sometime last summer-fall.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Annihilate on Mar 14, 2012, 01:58 AM
lol I saw those, it just take forever.  I can't do that, it takes very good timing.  I could pot and kill Phreeoni and moonlight as a knight just not with counter.

Offtopic: Lol we're friggin old. :P


Ontopic:
1. Yeah, and Elus/Oris back then were non-existent. Like, even wizzes were using Agi-int builds. Lol.
2. ME Priests were the thing, esp when soloing bapho and other ME-able MVPs.

Ahhhh....*nostalgic*
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Triper on Mar 14, 2012, 10:39 AM
Ontopic:
1. Yeah, and Elus/Oris back then were non-existent. Like, even wizzes were using Agi-int builds. Lol.
2. ME Priests were the thing, esp when soloing bapho and other ME-able MVPs.

Ahhhh....*nostalgic*
I think some years ago I had a fun moment with someone about that lol
*Talks with an old player that is back after some years of hiatus*
*Old Player decides to check if lod is still easy to kill with ME and asks for some help for a funny moment*
*he, me and some friends die trying to help him kill lod with ME*
*old player - OH, he has skills now *goes to town and afk* *
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Dean Stark on Mar 19, 2012, 03:24 PM
Way way back in 2003 or was it around late 2002. I remember thinking that slotted Rings, while they do exist that time, were a myth; mooks and MVPs had no skills; no such thing as Trans or 2-2's; no WoE; Payon 5's "true" MVP was supposed to be Zombie Dragon - which got scrapped; Payon 2 had Martins and Smokies; Byalan 2 had Thara Frogs; Hunter was the most common class; and Sins were s*** in PVP. I even recall the original Cloaking being only cast-able in a wall.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: immowl on Mar 27, 2012, 02:15 AM
I think that was 2002 when I first started playing Ragnarok with my friends and that was really enjoyable and got me filled for a very long time.  I even remember one booboo when I did not really that much about the game mechanics that I dropped items just to transfer them between characters on the same account.  Because of the huge volume of players, I often lost items because of the timeout they had on their own.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Scarlet~ on Apr 15, 2012, 09:27 PM
In 2003-2004, like the majority (according to the poll). Sadly, I lost contact with all my friends from my first server :[
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Uplink on Apr 15, 2012, 10:34 PM
Around 2003-2004. I've played a lot of severs, stopped and played again. Met a lot of people and made a lot of friends. Quite an experience. :)
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: 8yearsro on Apr 18, 2012, 11:17 AM
I startedplaying RO in late 2003, it has been more than 8 years on and off..  /pif
my first character was a swordman with a green spiky hair bacause it was cool back then  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Creme Poofs on May 04, 2012, 05:52 PM
I started playing iRO back in 2004. But after about ten months I lost my job and couldn't afford it anymore. So private servers I went!
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Blainn on May 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
I believe I started playing 2002 or 2003. I used to play Counter Strike all day all night before going 24/7 to RO.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Peach on May 20, 2012, 06:32 AM
Bah, I think I started about 6 years ago on EtherealRO. I had almost joined sooner, on iRO, but I kind of failed at downloading/installing, so I gave up until one of my friends was like "PEACH~! JOIN THIS SERVER, IT'S SO AWESOME, YOU NEED TO PLAY IT WIFF ME." So I joined. Didn't realize there was a difference between their two rates, Discovery and Revenge, and accidentally logged onto Discovery looking for my friend. QQ;; He was on Revenge, derpy-peachy.

Been playing on and off since them, I haven't found a permanent server since leaving Essence yet. QQ I ROAM THE MID-RATES, LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SERVER WITH ALL OF THE KAWAII HEADGEARS. <3
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Nicosmic on Jun 24, 2012, 10:21 AM
iRO Sakray on the early trials, played with friends in high school. Gooooood times.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Spliff™ on Jun 27, 2012, 11:46 PM
started playing 2001 or 2002 i guess.. can't really remember.. i was an acolyte back then and i go to byalan to level, using carrots as pots.. LOL what a douche.. those were the days.. everyone was a noob back then..  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: MilkyWay on Jul 09, 2012, 04:06 PM
Can't say I remember exactly but I'd like to say sometime around 2002~3ish. I just remember that the Trans classes had just come out.  /wah
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: KevinBryan on Jul 09, 2012, 05:31 PM
I say 2007-2008, can't remember well.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Noble on Aug 23, 2012, 09:25 AM
I started in 2003-2004 I thinnk
my main server was AnthemRO lol I started there with a DANCER! took me forever to level up ... >__>'
I also remember how I used to click click click till death to attack a poring XD
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: aluze on Aug 23, 2012, 03:55 PM
I was talking with some stranger on gunbound chat and he told me about Ragnarok Online. Took the trial on IRO and went on random private servers after. this was around 2005-2006. /omg
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Noble on Aug 23, 2012, 04:22 PM
Q___Q I miss the days I was a super super N00b ... now I am just a noob
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Alphadark on Aug 25, 2012, 02:48 PM
I started playing around 2002-2003, my sister and her husband owned a computer shop in the Philippines. Back then, you needed those prepaid game cards to play Ragnarok, like, it took a certain amount of money for 100 minutes or something like that. Back then, I had never really gotten past level 10 because I was a seriously inexperienced player, I was about maybe... 8, at that time? I'm 17 now, so, yeah, 8. I now live in the States and ever since I moved, I started playing on private servers, my first one being aeRO, which was recommended by my brother. I didn't start playing on the official server until around 2006-2007.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Mira on Aug 25, 2012, 06:00 PM
I think I played around 2010-ish and then quit for a few months and then came back.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Peach on Aug 25, 2012, 06:01 PM
I think it was back in 2004~2005, probably 2005. I tried playing it sooner than that, but I totally derped on how to install it and I gave up until my friend dragged me on to Ethereal-Revenge. (I accidentally logged into Ethereal-Discovery, looool).

It was loads of fun, but that server messed me up on where monsters spawned and how to class change since they had custom spawn areas and you could go from Assassin to High Wizard, iirc. Still, loved that server to bits and I stayed til the day it closed. <3
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Drauger on Aug 25, 2012, 07:05 PM
2005-2006

I was in  a chat room talkin about manga/anime and suddenly a friend told  i got to log off we're playing ro, i asked what was ro and, he xplained to me, send me te link for his server, but i lost it  so i nede playing in atlantis ro .
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Mytholix on Aug 26, 2012, 01:53 AM
I believe I started playing iRO back in 2003 or 2004 on iRO Loki and a little of Chaos with an ex-girlfriend back in the day. I played it religiously for a good 5-6 years and then quit finally in 2009 or 2010 for good after taking breaks on and off. I miss it to death and am actually in the process of brainstorming and organizing a low rate server of my own to bring back the old and bring in the new. :) Granted there are many already. I miss RO though and wish to jump back into the fray soon.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Poki on Aug 26, 2012, 10:36 PM
I swear I started playing in 2011. I swear.
started actually around 2001?
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: KeplerBR on Aug 26, 2012, 11:11 PM
[EN]
In mid-2005, when it had only arrived in bRO War emperiun.
I started playing when my father bought a box of cereal that came with the CD Ragnarok xD


[PT-BR]
Em meados de 2005, quando no bRO só tinha chegado a guerra do emperiun.
Comecei a jogar quando meu pai comprou uma caixa de cereal que vinha o CD com o Ragnarok xD
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Klassione on Aug 27, 2012, 03:05 PM
2003-2004.

Good times. The days of staying up to really grind, haha.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Lyddie on Sep 08, 2012, 07:24 PM
I started playing maybe 2005, Not sure.

a friend of mine randomly linked me a private server website (AnimaRO) and was like. "Download, lets play!"

and since then..I've been a RO player :3
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Vermin on Sep 23, 2012, 05:45 PM
Back in like 2003-2004

My bro used to play, I used to watch
Sometimes he let me play
Awesome times
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kittie on Oct 04, 2012, 04:10 AM
I played back in 2002, if I did the math right. I remember I was 13 and was playing iRO beta (this was before the sprites were able to turn their heads). I shared a Windows 95(?) computer with my siblings playing the same game. My older sister's friend, Frostwave, turned out to be a hacker and got on the news of "Library of Prontera" If only I knew how to take screenshots and save web pages at that time to document it /lv
Oddly I don't think he got banned despite crashing people from using an "unknown skill".
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Oct 04, 2012, 09:23 PM
Library of Prontera ... how long have it been since I last heard that (not the thing in the prontera map lol).  Well, the iRO beta was so buggy that they have to sudden the community by taking it down for nearly half a year with no news made about it beforehand.  Just announced the news in game and bam no more server ... I should still have the announcement by GOD POING in some screenshots.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Peanut on Oct 05, 2012, 03:44 PM
Around 2004, 2005 Not sure :O
Good old Times :3
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Tintinteen on Oct 07, 2012, 04:15 PM
Started in 2003 or 2004, not sure.
It was in euRO before it was taken down due issues related to an 'official' euRO being made later.

It was the first MMORPG I played too. I was always very excited and role played with my character every second I was on.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: MrRyan on Oct 19, 2012, 06:32 PM
Pretty much since the beta stages.

Was epic.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Firewing on Dec 08, 2012, 03:45 AM
hmm... Well when I was like in school or something, my sister's friend used to work for Ragnarok Online in India... (inRO) ... That time I was looking for a new game so I decided to give this one a try. After that I asked my sis's friend to give me some items and he gave me like 500k... which I thought was a lot  /omg So then I started playing inRO. Been playing RO and MMORPGs since then. It was my first MMORPG too.... lol used to sneak up at night to play because that time, the internet facilities in India were bad and night time is the time when you usually get less to no lags
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Dec 08, 2012, 06:19 PM
Nice little story Firewing, you just revealed some official corruption if that was true.  Sigh ... it was so naive of me to trust god-poing all those years  /sob
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Firewing on Dec 10, 2012, 12:16 PM
LOL god poring was the one who took all our money when we bought pots... those are cheap to make but expensive to buy from the NPC.... I think god poring is the gangster running those tool dealer chains

Well he didnt officially give me the 500k over a GM char or anything... I think it was his personal money... This was the time when it actually first start... I did find a guy in the computer shop offering me 200mill for 40$ the next day... I was naive and I actually thought thats a good deal but then I didnt have 40$ LOL.... then inRO closed down because it had more bots rather than players.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Astraeos on Dec 11, 2012, 10:35 PM
2005-2006. Needed something to do, was the first MMO I ever played. Didn't know anything about the game, but PVP was alot of fun back then.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: KeplerBR on Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 PM
2005-2006. Needed something to do, was the first MMO I ever played. Didn't know anything about the game, but PVP was alot of fun back then.
I remember 500z (price to enter the rooms of PVP) was too much for me at the time and used all my savings going in PVP xD
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Astraeos on Dec 11, 2012, 10:52 PM
Haha, yea. And you needed a vvs sword as a swordie class or you couldnt hit anything.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Nefarious on Dec 16, 2012, 04:22 PM
8 years ago made thief on iRO with agi + str almost no dex :( got owned later levels.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Edward EG on Dec 16, 2012, 10:19 PM
Lol. i didn't know it exist since year 2000. But seriously, year 2003-2004 was the year that everyone talks about this game and that's the time where alot of RO-maniacs are coming in
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: henry24 on Mar 15, 2013, 06:29 PM
I started playing on the offical Ragnarok server in europe.
Stopped playing when they closed it!
Started my own server 1-2 years later :)
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: joemar53 on Mar 16, 2013, 02:26 AM
Episode **Something**: Amatsu and Kunlun

wanted to know whats the relation with that "Amatsu and Kunlun".. I played.. but not online XD RO OFFLINE FTW! >_<
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Playtester on Mar 16, 2013, 07:10 AM
If I recall correctly it was 2004 euRO beta.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: ragnazorg on Mar 16, 2013, 11:13 PM
Guess I'm old. :| I remember playing it after high school graduation. So that's around 2002. LOL. I remember just sitting down at Payon christmas 02 and there are like 25k online on that specific server and I had to wait 30 mins to move to one cell hence we called it Lagnarok.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Playtester on Mar 17, 2013, 06:06 AM
Quote
Lagnarok
Most asians don't make a difference between L and R anyway.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Nekoruchii on Mar 17, 2013, 11:07 AM
I never played RO actively..

Played iRO around 2005~
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Bue on Mar 17, 2013, 09:58 PM
I've played RO on dial-up way back along side with Neopets when I was a kid.

Then jumped over to Priston Tale Beta after the promotion ended.

Then jumped over to private servers for Priston Tale, Lineage 2, and then finally RO.

Good times.  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Lakre on Mar 18, 2013, 03:23 AM
I played on iRO Loki a few months before transcendants were introducted. I witnessed GL of Insurrection be the first 99 rebirth. I think that was 2004?
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: note on Mar 18, 2013, 03:42 AM
I was introduced to RO (Thai Beta) in 2001 while I was living in Thailand. My first character was a Thief. I played RO on and off from 2001 until now.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: SukiChii on Mar 19, 2013, 11:22 PM
Pserver in 2005.
I tried playing in iRO, but left after 5 minutes lol.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Master Aqua on Mar 22, 2013, 04:44 AM
2004. I was bored during the summer so my friend told me to try it out. I couldn't download official so we played on a midrate.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Toy on Apr 10, 2013, 08:28 PM
2001, iirc. Though there were a handful of years in between servers where RO wasn't a part of my life, I've still been playing this game far too long.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: ecdarreola on Apr 10, 2013, 11:14 PM
2004 start of pRO! Glory Days of Ragnarok Online and I miss it so much.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: aROPandora on Apr 10, 2013, 11:43 PM
2009, semi new compared to a lot of people /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: VanillaBean on Apr 11, 2013, 02:53 PM
I started playing when it first came out in the early 2000s, but life got in the way and I wasn't able to play again until last December. So yes, I am VERY new to the scene.  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Elementals on Apr 11, 2013, 05:55 PM
2006, over at euphRO.
I started out with a gunslinger. in a 3x. without really researching.
My 56 str GS was OP.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Apr 12, 2013, 01:14 PM
Good to know many of you are like me that stick around for years on and off.

Added option for 2013-2014 so we don't leave out the real newbies  /no1
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Razzles on Apr 14, 2013, 01:42 PM
2005.

Still remember when me and my friend decided to meet up and I told her to meet at Prontera but I was stupidly looking for her at Geffen -_-
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Yui on Apr 20, 2013, 03:32 AM
Started Playing on the Official Servers 10yrs ago  /ho
Time really has passed so fast.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: rhythmixer on May 07, 2013, 04:23 AM
Started around 2007-ish or 2008, I was a high school student then.
I actually found out the online game long before, but never really had the chance due to poor internet connection, as well as I never really savored playing alone; I play always with my friends, and by that time I found some friends to play with me, and that's about how I started.

I also started unconventionally in a populated private server and I actually had no idea how things worked.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: amberdragon on May 08, 2013, 01:00 PM
a friend introduced me to ragnarok online winter of 2001-2002. i remember when beta 2 started. i played that for a few weeks before it got shut down. which i then moved over to blade mistress (ha. what a dumb mmo) when iro came back for free i started playing it, until the day it went p2p.

i saw an ad for a private server at this time, and did a random (Google?) search for ragnarok private servers. i found a list, and chose one at random

anyone remember Sturek RO? It started back in 2003 i believe... i think i started playing it in june or july. It was the original role playing server. Yes, it predated even AeonRO. (Actually i knew lambo, and remember when he said he was going to start his own server)

Good times. I miss the way ragnarok used to be. its not fun anymore. even the new ro2 isn't as fun as the original ragnarok online was.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Nsane on May 12, 2013, 03:32 AM
Started playing Ragnarok around mid 2004.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: GameWorkzHosting on May 12, 2013, 05:01 AM
Back in 2002 :) , remember that  when it came to thailand this year it wasn't a Thai Official Ragnarok but some English Ragnarok maybe Singapore or something :) untill now 2013 , its been a great time :) 11 years ragnarok
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: keens on May 12, 2013, 05:25 AM
I think I started year 2000 or 2001 when our local RO Server launched.  /ok

I am amazed how the RO world have captured peoples attention. It's an addictive game. In my own honest opinion, RO 1 beats RO 2 in many many ways.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: fcktehname on May 12, 2013, 06:59 AM
2004. ever since ragnarok started in india.  /pif /gg
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: iDowngrade on May 12, 2013, 09:38 AM
About 2006, i dont know but for some reason i suck so bad even though we are on 2013, i just enjoy the game alot.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Roda Frog of Sakray on May 16, 2013, 11:35 PM
I vaguely remember things when I first started because I was about 8 years old, but I vaguely remember prontera being 3 maps and Bapho being a giant monstrosity. It was probably around 2002ish. However, I have very good memories of RO before 2-2. I still remember assassins cloak being against walls only and the poison tree skills being so bad that literally no one took them. I had the misfortune of maining assassin right before they came out with rogue.....seriously gravity?.. assassins can only cloak against walls but rogues can go anywhere? I ended sticking to iRO sakray because I had friends there, but I think my days playing official servers may at last be behind me. iRO was great back in the day, but now I wouldn't recommend touching it with a 10 foot pole. Anyway, I still love RO pre-trans....it's too bad there are rarely any pservers 3x rates or below that are non-trans. Not getting into the seemingly prevailing mentality of only wanting to try servers with 200+ people. -_-
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Gaele on May 17, 2013, 01:57 AM
Back then, I wasn't so sure about online games. To be honest, RO is my first online game and I was quite stupid playing it. I received an SS card one time and slotted it to my arc wand. I didn't know the value of cards back then and yeah. I was quite ;______;

P.S. I was laughing at merchants because they had big tummies and also I didn't like (until now) the hairstyle 0 of both male and female characters @-)
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Yoshino on Jun 05, 2013, 06:51 AM
Back in 2006. I even used to sneak out of home just to play in an internet cafe and my cousins used to hack me since I was the youngest long ago. :P
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kaeru on Jun 19, 2013, 04:13 AM
Back in 2006, october I think! I had to ask someone to install me the full game becase I didn't knew how...  /swt
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Skyglass on Jun 22, 2013, 01:51 PM
I first started playing Ragnarok on a Mid-Rate server whose name I've long since forgotten, but I believe it was around 2008 or 2009.

Before that, I did play much earlier, but not really enough to count since I just created a character and ran around confused 'till I quit.

Wasn't really until 2008/2009 that I really got into it because my boyfriend insisted I play on the server he was on.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kolby on Jun 29, 2013, 11:03 AM
I think it was around 2003-2004, I saw my brother lvling in gef_dun00 and killing the poison spores which use to be there. I got hooked since and played MRO and ERO(Malaysian original servers). But in 05' my uncle discovered the world of PServer so basically I moved there since it didn't cause money and I was taken aback when I lvled up so fastt
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kibou on Jul 12, 2013, 12:56 PM
hi!
This was iRO beta, no cards, no jobchange. MVP with my Acolyte lv 62, my weapon was just my fist(nice attackspeed xD).
Date: 2002/05/09
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Jul 12, 2013, 01:51 PM
Oh god, acolyte were that good before?  I never notice that.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Triper on Jul 12, 2013, 02:10 PM
They were considered [email protected] since they could hit and heal. MVPs at that time had no skills too so it was a different scenario.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: DjTeddySpin on Jul 12, 2013, 02:36 PM
It was during xmas 2003 when my friend handed me an installation disk.... and the journey began...
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Ponta on Jul 13, 2013, 02:47 AM
Nice to see, there's quite a few people here that started playing in the early stages  /ok

I actually started playing RO waaay back during the korean Alpha. I can't even remember when that was, so I chose 2001-2002, but it might even have been earlier than that. I remember alpha being terribly laggy, even though there were no more than a hundred people playing. Still the game was good fun, even though there were only 2 classes back then apart from the novice, as far as I can remember. (Swordsman and Acolyte I think). There were no more than 20 enemy types and maybe 10 maps or so. Classes had no skills either, so being an acolyte was kind of useless.

Alpha didn't really last that long though and korean servers were quite a pain to play on anyways, so the next time I played for an extended period of time, was during the european beta. Later I played on the second euRO server Loki and finally quit the game, before transcend stuff came out. I haven't played since then, but now I feel like trying it out again, to have a look at some of the new content that got added.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: rakuzas on Jul 18, 2013, 03:47 AM
2000 - That time RO still new in Malaysia..
2001 - I start play but Sakray only..
2002 - Start play MRO (Malay Ragnarok Online)/Malaysia Official Server
2003-2005 - Really active.. Even join WoE.. And have own Guild..
2005 - Quit Because many of my friend quit and cannot afford to buy credit to play..
2008 - Play some private server
2009 - Play private server (different)
2011 - Play iRO (international RO) got banned due Bots  /heh
2013 - Open own Private server..  /ok
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: mickiedeez on Jul 18, 2013, 06:32 AM
I started  in 2004 at the tender young age of 12  /ok
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Ein on Sep 28, 2013, 09:32 PM
I started playing Ragnarok PH (Official) when I was 5 years old (back at year 2003).

It was pay-to-play that time. I went to an Internet Cafe to try playing there, stared at a Windows XP desktop, and the first thing I saw was Ragnarok Online. I was the youngest one playing there. The people around me was good too. They helped me start, and basically, gave me some items which I don't remember what is it, and they paid for everything like my rental fees and bought me credits (for unknown reason) so I can continue to play.. I think I played 7 hours with them (or less). Ever since, I haven't played much and uh, went to hiatus. I only came back on 2011 when a friend invited me to TalonRO.

P.S: To those guys, thank you very much  /bo
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: cauyao615 on Sep 28, 2013, 10:18 PM
i started playing when i was in 1st year highschool that was 2003-2004

i wanted to be one of the "cool kids" cuz my classmates and friends kept talking about ragnarok every break time...and i felt so outcasted
i was a fan of rpg games on ps1 and ps2 and they told me it was like final fantasy, so that really caught my interest and i tried it out...back then it was not free and you needed a card to play...but when you are new you get free 4 hrs of playing...when i was playing, i really liked it because im playing with my friends and a lot of players all around the country...i remember chasing all female characters in game and giving them the kiss emoticons XD...we were 4 new players that tried the game that day...i was the 1st one to job changed to a swordsman
but didnt really played it that much that year cuz its kinda expensive to play...i dont have my own computer back then so i go to computer shop and an hour was charged half a dollar($)...and the 8 hrs playing time card was 1 dollar($)...that was too much for me so i stopped playing...but the next year i tried it out again...and this time i learned how to save money and play total of 14 hours on weekends and a friend of mine has a bot program and we bot our characters on weekdays..we pay him 2 dollars($) a week for botting us...ragnarok was a big part of my highschool life...after graduation that when i started playing private servers....
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Terky on Sep 29, 2013, 01:28 AM
Around 2010.

I know its late but I really never had interest in games until my curiosity went high and my friend taught me to play a online game which is this.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: sylee on Oct 11, 2013, 06:53 PM
I started playing in 2011 -- which seems to be pretty late compare to the majority!  /wah
I enjoy this game a lot though  /ok
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: dumpling on Oct 12, 2013, 10:47 AM
Around 2003-2004, that's when RO got big in my country. It was fun the, 1x rate and no warpers or healers. Heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Seffi ❤ on Oct 13, 2013, 04:28 PM
I started RO in 2006, when I was like 10 years old. I was so noob.. lol but it was so much fun. I started on iRO Sakray, and played there for 6 years in total. I've been on and off RO every so often but I can't help but come back...
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Tubeless on Oct 13, 2013, 07:36 PM
I started around 2005-2006 in a low rate private server. I tried RO because my friends keep on talking about ragnarok and got curious. I was so noob back then. Something that I remembered in the server I played,  elunium price was so fcking high (100k ea) and player online was always around 1k number. Since then, I was on and off RO.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Raziel on Oct 14, 2013, 05:12 AM
2007 for me ...   /gg
fancy seeing dumpling and seffi posting in the same topic *waves*
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: hivekiller on Oct 16, 2013, 10:18 PM
I started playing RO since I was like, 9 years old. Now I'm 18 and I'm still playing. /ok
Title: Re: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Axis~ on Dec 19, 2013, 02:58 PM
I started playing RO since I was like, 9 years old. Now I'm 18 and I'm still playing. /ok

Me too! And i'm 20 now  /ok
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: dead4dead on Dec 28, 2013, 02:26 AM
around the start of glastheim ep
i'm not sure when  /wah

but yeah this game is still my fav till now
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Innomite on Dec 28, 2013, 10:17 AM
I started playing Ragnarok last year (2012) around July when a friend of mine told me to try a low rates server, it was a 15x one and it gave me the best feeling of being part of a community. I miss dat feeling  /sob

Ever since that server died, I've been looking for a server that makes me feel the same /ok but a "server seeking" thread won't be enough4me.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Azulon on Dec 28, 2013, 12:23 PM
Started in 2010~2011.

Always knew about the game but didn't really want to play it until an old friend from an old roleplay forum invited me to play on this famous lowrate server xD Ever since then, I've been completely into the game.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: YingTheClown on Jan 01, 2014, 03:46 PM
Started at like 2004 I think

Back then they even made advertisement on TV for euRO
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: eris04 on Jan 01, 2014, 09:21 PM
it was summer before 3rd grade which was in 2003 when i first went to a internet cafe. i was 9.
i see only 2 games being played.
so i discovered one was ragnarok and the other one is counter strike.

cs was not for me so i tried ro
playing was expensive for a kid like me since i need to buy those prepaid cards. /sob
it didn't last.

in 2006 i discovered private servers. it was fun. no extra cost. fast leveling and items can be easily acquired.
up to now im playing in private servers.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: dumpling on Jan 02, 2014, 10:09 PM
In 2003, I believe that was when RO became huge in my country, and everyone was playing it.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: fictionworld on Jan 03, 2014, 08:53 AM
I'm not sure what year did I start playing this one, but I remember the time when the highest class available were the 2-1 classes (knights, wizards) and Byalan, Payon and GH were the favorite level up places for 1-1 and Clocktower (High Orcs) were the the levelling spots for Wizards and Priests.

At some point I got tired of levelling up on retail servers due to a slow experience bonus and there were a lot of new updates and classes. That's where I checked out private servers. There are only 2 private servers which I had fun the most. AiyumiRO(2007) then essenceRO.

Good times, gooood times.
Title: [Non-Renewal] Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: myth86 on Jan 03, 2014, 11:41 AM
Not sure which year exactly, but the very first server I played was inRO (official Indian Ragnarok) in Aug-Sept of 2004 (or was is 2005??) when the internet cafe that I would frequently visit had this new game poster and a bunch of RO CDs...

People with 2-1 job chars were revered and were usually quite helpful...
South/Central Prontera was filled merchants vending and char chat selling items...
Lutie & X-Mas Island were the new maps.
KS-ing clocks in Aldebaran was uber EXP for archers with job lv 35+.

Good times :)
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Eisengrad on Feb 02, 2014, 10:03 AM
10 years or so ago can hardly remember.
They still advertised in magazines with 1-2 week free accounts back then to get more players in was good marketing.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Gundam on Feb 05, 2014, 03:35 PM
Think it was around 2002
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: RoonStar on Feb 06, 2014, 10:17 AM
I began playing Ragnarok Online back in 2004. I was hooked the moment I started with my friends who were hooked also at the discovery of an amazing game. My first two servers I played on were pretty much "ice breakers" to getting used to game mechanics and such. Then I joined heRO in 2006 and been there since! Unfortunately my friends that introduced me to RO have left years ago, kinda sad really. RO to me is still a wonderful game to play, especially when you have friends to play with you! :D I hope that Gravity and all other factors of this game continue to improve and keep this game alive!
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Zhin on Feb 12, 2014, 08:48 PM
Oh jeeze I begged my mum to let me buy a subscription to iRO after the short trial period way back in 2004 or 2005, not entirely sure which year.  I spent most of my time in the culvert with another aco, then wandering around trying to kill things with my mace. haha, what I was a gamer newbie.

Finally found Firelocks and spent forever there.  FINALLY became a Priest and went to support at HO's. XD

God it was good times.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: LostNFound on May 08, 2014, 12:23 PM
i start to play this way back 2001-2002
after, i see Assassin attack the creamy with Sonic Blow skill.. the effect caught me.
or that Chinese lettering on it... i dont know what it called anway.. and asura strike too..
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: GM Midnight on May 31, 2014, 10:57 PM
I played on the Ph Official Server back when it was still pay to play  /heh

haha good times!, I was a lvl 48 Knight back then xD
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Royal on Jun 01, 2014, 02:56 AM
before 3rd classes was even a thing. Ah good times
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: zecexe on Jun 01, 2014, 05:02 AM
 
 ~ i Started playing RO wayback 2005 or 2006 ~ /heh /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: asiaragnarok on Jun 07, 2014, 02:04 AM
i started around 2005-2006 i think. but i was very noob.. lol .. i dont know what is the func of raydric,what is the func of pasana even i can read its effect.. lol funny experience
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: iskayfleyks on Jun 07, 2014, 07:29 AM
Damn man, soon as i have read the thread name on the RMS home page, so many memories went flashing through my head. I started back 2004 i think, and all those money well spent on buying subscription cards. Those after-school-afternoons of rushing to the nearest computer shop to have my novice leveled to reach first job. It was a mage with a lot of str with it :D. those times of walking to morroc by foot. leveling places includes orc dungeon, pyramids, and GH churchyard i think. SS cards on jurs, Mummy cards on bows and swords, Grand Circlet used to be worn only by "kings" of servers, Spiky's on Priests, and elemental weapons counts even without VVS. Elemental Katanas were all the rage.

Countless hours of playing this, times well worth spent.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Living-Dead-girl on Jun 07, 2014, 05:32 PM
It was october 7 of 2002..
I remember specifically because it was my friend birthday and we had skipped school to go try it.
He had started about a week earlier than that, but he showed me on Oct 7, 2002.
After that day I never stopped...
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Jumpdiva on Jun 21, 2014, 11:24 AM
I cannot remember the year, but it was before Taekwon, Star, Ninja and Gungslinger came out on the official RO. When the servers were filled with fun and active people and there wasn't much botting going on. Back when people settled south of Prontera and either chit chatted or went AFK there.

I left after not being able to pay for the subscriptions and came back probably when the new classes were being introduced. I've actually never played post Renewal before, and I'm curious to know if Renewal is a lot more fun than Pre-Renewal. I know my only beef with RO was that it was very grind-y, and that's ultimately what brought me to become interested in mid/high rate private servers.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: RageFight3R on Jun 27, 2014, 03:34 PM
 /?? /?? /?? AHAHHA I Started playing when i was about 9yrs OLD... and i was a bit inlove with the graphics that time.. boy this game is old ahahahaha! but this game really brings back memorise like cutting classes /heh heh /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: RageFight3R on Jun 27, 2014, 03:35 PM
 /?? /?? /?? AHAHHA I Started playing when i was about 9yrs OLD... and i was a bit inlove with the graphics that time.. boy this game is old ahahahaha! but this game really brings back memorise like cutting classes /heh heh /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: oniwashu on Jul 01, 2014, 04:32 AM
As I recall I started playing 2007 up to present. Still loving the game, I played it during free time and it never fails to thrill me with such enjoyment.  /lv
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: pusanginamoy on Jul 01, 2014, 06:05 AM
2003. Pre-Comodo patch.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Chilly on Jul 01, 2014, 02:50 PM
Can't remember if i started in 2002 or 2003, i played one of the open beta tests for a few months until it went pay to play, then did a ton of free trials for a few months before quitting RO completely until sometime around 2006-2007 when i finally discovered private servers.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Void on Jul 11, 2014, 09:27 AM
Came out of the womb playing ro
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: D•Dare•Devil on Jul 25, 2014, 03:10 AM
Started played around 2003.. /gg. This Game is the reason why i don't get Higher Grades when i reach High School /wah.. Even my classmates come with me and don't go in the room instead in the computer shop just to level our characters /heh. When we got in the room, after we eat our food in the Recess Time, we pretend to be Characters in Ragnarok and fight each other.. We throw papers that is crampled into circle and pretend to be a Mage   /heh



Sorry for my ENGLISH. RIP  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Remmi on Aug 09, 2014, 03:17 AM
2001-2002. 2002 To be exact. Played for 2-3 years in the official. Stopped, played other MMOs - there were just too many to pick from!, and played on and off for short period of times and eventually settled in TalonRO two years ago.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Marcello on Aug 16, 2014, 09:54 PM
ebRO. Man those were the days. Too bad it had to be the way it was but I'm going to leave that in the past.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Wave on Sep 01, 2014, 08:30 AM
Official Thailand servers, each categorized server, for instance 'Lydia' had 40-50k+ players online each time, back in 2001-2003, it was very intense, and I have fond memories of those times.

My first job class was a Swordman, afterwards I fell in love with the Archer.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Brulikrax on Sep 01, 2014, 02:37 PM
WoW, second, well, I'm not like most of you. For example in my homeland we started hearing about
the client MMOs around 2004~2006, because the Internet was rather limited before these dates
(it wasn't unlimited and with slow seeds like umm... 0.5~1Mbps). And most games back then went
under the radar.

Later I heard about RO from a site, but been P2P was the turm away point for me (poor country =
poor people = poor university students). Back then my attention was focused on "Luna", "Runes
of Magic", Archlord" and "Guild Wars" up untill a fatal electrical shock that send me back in the
"stone age", left with a low spec laptop 2 years ago.

Several mounths before today I stumbled upon a private server of RO with a healthy population,
in any way imaginable. Since that day I had and still have plenty of fun and the people are cool,
thou it seems I don't have much time to devote in. I will say that it's a low rate hosted from USA.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: applecidervinegar on Sep 01, 2014, 09:05 PM
How is it possible that some of you guys started playing RO in 2001? I only knew the beta test of kRO came out in 2001, so unless you guys were playing the open beta of kRO, its impossible you guys started in 2001.

But yeah those were the good times, especially 2001-2004. Where people were playing and enjoying the grind because the community was so huge the grind didnt matter because you could make friends everywhere you go and enjoy farming/leveling with one another.

Thailand had 40k players in official? Thats insane. Must have been real laggy.

But too bad we cant find any MMORPGs like these anymore. People just dont play MMORPGs like these anymore and i dont think anymore of such MMORPGs exist.

Sad.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: btnx on Nov 28, 2014, 10:14 PM
I remembered when there was only 7 cities and when comodo came out
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: globalro on Dec 17, 2014, 08:57 PM
it's been a long time a go.. around 2001-2002 when i'm still in a middle high school
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Bunny on Jan 16, 2015, 06:50 PM
I played a super long time ago, but I can't remember when, exactly.  It was right after Trickster started to implement their cash shop and added new job classes and maps, and the server was turning less and less fun.  The guy I was with at the time got me to try RO, and it was really fun.  <3  I remember going to Yuno a lot and just grinding out on geos... @[email protected];;;;;; Ew.... I think there was always some annoying harpy or hill wind or something in town that for some reason liked to camp the portal or spawn point, too.  Not fun on a low level that can't kill stuffs.  >o>; 
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Zia on Jan 29, 2015, 01:21 AM
Way back 2003.

Can't believe it's been that long. I just can't help but keep coming back to RO.  /ok
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kyrellia on Jan 29, 2015, 10:47 AM
I think it must have been 2002 or 2003  /hmm
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: OnceRO on Jan 29, 2015, 12:27 PM
A long time ago..
Maybe 2004/2005.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Zia on Jan 31, 2015, 12:54 AM
Makes me wonder if any of the people I used to play with replied here.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: dikapramantya on Jan 31, 2015, 07:27 AM
i'm play on Ragnarok  , 2005/2006
i'm is 10 years' old hahahhaa

i just know doppelganger card /slur
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Rider on Jan 31, 2015, 02:38 PM
Can't believe that I'd be playing a game even after a decade  /omg

I don't think there is any other game in that I've stuck with this long. I quit several times but I always keep coming back :c stupid Ragnarok Online I hate chuu qq
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: LordAmir on Jan 31, 2015, 04:53 PM
I had a long 12 years of fun playing this great game :) ragnarokonline /no1
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: demishock on Feb 14, 2015, 10:38 PM
I started playing RO about... 11 years ago, I think? Soon to be 12, since my cousin got me addicted to it for my 16th birthday. Your memory's the first thing to go when you start getting old...  /sob
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Esdese22 on Feb 15, 2015, 02:42 AM
I started playing since 2005.. it still surprises me knowing now is 2015, and 2005 was 10 years ago :o
Title: Re: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Rider on Feb 15, 2015, 09:36 PM
I started playing since 2005.. it still surprises me knowing now is 2015, and 2005 was 10 years ago :o
I guess that's kinda how we all feel. Time flies by :c
Title: Re: Re: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: demishock on Feb 16, 2015, 11:45 PM
I guess that's kinda how we all feel. Time flies by :c
Ain't that the truth... "Ten years ago; that was 1990, right?" Nooooooope...
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Rider on Feb 17, 2015, 03:09 AM
And people have been claiming RO is a dying game for the past few years. I honestly don't think RO will die anytime soon and we won't notice another few years pass by just like that.
Title: Re: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Oniichan on Feb 17, 2015, 03:46 PM
And people have been claiming RO is a dying game for the past few years. I honestly don't think RO will die anytime soon and we won't notice another few years pass by just like that.

Yeah, Ragnarok is an very popular game that will probably run for many years to come. :3
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: eremesguile on Feb 20, 2015, 10:36 PM
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

OWN THIS SITE!

DAMN !!
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: HappyDaze on Feb 23, 2015, 02:23 PM
I started playing in 2006 on a server called yggRO. 3/3/2 rates no autoloot. Since then I've progressively moved up in rates, but I really liked the people on ygg. Too bad it closed so prematurely.
Title: Re: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Irreverence on Mar 14, 2015, 02:25 AM
And people have been claiming RO is a dying game for the past few years. I honestly don't think RO will die anytime soon and we won't notice another few years pass by just like that.

The idea that runescape is still around gives one hope.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: birch on Mar 21, 2015, 12:21 PM
About 7 years ago my friends introduced me to Ragnarok Online.
That sounds almost like to be introduced to a drug.
Trying to quit now.  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Ankh on Apr 05, 2015, 02:50 PM
14 years and counting.

In my honest opinion, it is one of the best massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Andora on Apr 07, 2015, 11:04 AM
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Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kvothe on Apr 07, 2015, 12:35 PM
I was 9 years old when I started playing, lol. That's 9 years ago, so in 2006.

Started on RevolutionRO (which later changed its name to RebellionRO) , a small low rate server, good times. I was quite bad, but still enjoyed myself.

Didn't play for about 5 years, but started playing again on ggRO two months ago.

If anyone from RRO reads this, send me a PM :3
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: aquamelon on Apr 08, 2015, 08:34 PM
hmmmm

I started RO in 2009 - pretty late now looking at the polls rofl and I started on FeelRO ! 8D
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Yuzo on Apr 09, 2015, 06:55 AM
dunno if i already posted here.


Started in 2003 with a 30 day trial on iRO at the age of 9. Best thing I ever played. Having played Runescape for so long, the graphics were amazing. After the trial, I couldn't play anymore because I couldn't convince my parents to let me spend money on a game. Making parties and going through Pront Sewer was so fun. Killing those damn thief bugs. One thing that sucked is I lost quite a few days on that trial because of **** summoning dead branch monsters or walking onto warp portals going to far places and not wanting to die.


In 2005 I found out about private servers and it was awesome. Played my server kkRO (think it stood for krazy korean) everyday and loooved it. Only 60-100 people, but everyone was really active so it didn't matter. Coolest feature were wings, giving you abilities. Never actually got a pair of my own (got some when friend quit) due to being so young and not understanding how to make money.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: excellence.ragnarok on May 09, 2015, 01:57 PM
The first play ragnarok
2004-2005
When still elementary lol
Until now ragnarok still the best game ^^ /no1
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Johnwick on May 25, 2015, 02:35 AM
I start it about 2010
When still on high school :) and inlove with this game too much
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Buckyx on May 25, 2015, 08:31 AM
2006 .. 1.5x rates, playing like 1-2 hours a day and after half year I was 50-60 level :D :D
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: aceiacei on May 26, 2015, 09:05 AM
voted~ done i started playing on 2001 though i frequently rest between years so 1 year then skip lol. ryt now im on this new server

http://forum.ratemyserver.net/high-rate/elysian-ro-new-server-launched-today/ (http://forum.ratemyserver.net/high-rate/elysian-ro-new-server-launched-today/)

it launched today so i am helping the admin to invite. hope to play withyou guys soon :)
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: privateserver on Jun 14, 2015, 07:54 PM
i  know RO because my friend invite me to play together in internet cafe, and using RO OFFLINE , with 100 player member hahaha
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Extalia on Jul 21, 2015, 02:24 PM
I started playing Ragnarok when I was in my last years of elementary, so around.. 7 years or so.. haha omg, I just can't stop playing it man
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: moon hunter on Sep 05, 2015, 03:33 PM
iRO beta, and if I could I'd still play right there and then
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Post by: Supah on Sep 15, 2015, 04:33 AM
Played during iRO's first closed beta.. Had to find someone with a credit card to pay for it for me Lolol.
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Post by: yC on Sep 19, 2015, 06:58 PM
Checking at the result up until now, it really does feel like RO had its good glory days back in 2003~2007 and then slowly fading away from the heart of many.  But then many of us are still here, until I don't know when.

Played during iRO's first closed beta.. Had to find someone with a credit card to pay for it for me Lolol.

I remember I paid with my first credit card lol.  It was a good deal, $15 for 2 months~ of closed beta before they went open beta.


Added option for "2015 and after" to the poll.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: wpcarlos on Sep 19, 2015, 09:19 PM
Between 2001-2002, I was a 7th grader then and like the rest of my friends, highly prioritized RO under the motto "Play now, study later."

Such golden times. Every day after school we ran to our favorite internet cafe and play together. We sacrificed recess and sometimes lunch so we could play for longer hours. We had fun and met new friends and acquaintances. And then between friends there comes the betrayal in the form of hacking. Good times, sometimes bitter, when someone very close to you is your hacker and you only find about it a couple years after 3 major hacks. The guy knew my e-mail that's why passwords didn't matter. To make things worse he also knew my sister's e-mail, and my sister was a luckier card finder that I was! One time a card dropped from a Whisper, and she died from the sting of a Hunter Fly just before reaching the card. The same day she was constantly being harassed and kill-stolen by some guy, then my sister retaliated just one time and a card dropped from a Creamy. The guy swore he would tell to the GMs. Hah, good luck finding a GM! And so on.

My sister was a Level 80-something Priest with a grand circlet (from Stormy Knight) and I was a Level 80-something Crusader with a crown. All that stuff gone. I think that's the reason I left official RO for good and only went back to RO (private servers) some years later.

Anyway, I think you can only truly fully experience RO when you've played in an internet cafe. All the fun, glory, friendship, drama, brawling, and humiliation -- in one place. When you're level 60 or above you seemed popular already, many kids gather round you and it's annoying and they smell. Some keep a keen eye when you type your password, some get frantic and tell everyone in the cafe when they actually see a card drop while watching you! And then some are just there to criticize stat builds. Many times kids were bullied and embarrassed for having a bad build and people pressure them to start over on the spot. When you're around level 70 you suddenly have more friends, and around level 80 you were an idol. Level 90 would be a rare occurrence, it could only mean you belonged to a significant guild.

My only regret was not securing backups for my screenshots.

By the way, I'm wondering how people can play RO from year 2000 or below. /hmm
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Supah on Sep 24, 2015, 02:28 AM
I remember I paid with my first credit card lol.  It was a good deal, $15 for 2 months~ of closed beta before they went open beta.

This was the biggest hassle for me since I was still in middle school and had to literally bug anyone and everyone that I knew had one, had to mow a lawn or two to pay my friend back when he finally decided to pay it for me.
Title: [Non-Renewal] Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Soda on Nov 19, 2015, 08:08 AM
I would say 2003-2004.
I remember many players out there trying to fix up a private server back then...
Because no one wants to pay for it!  /heh

I can still remember my first p.server, EasyRO! [doesn't last long though]
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Angra_Mainyu on Nov 19, 2015, 09:05 PM
I know about RO on 2003, But started to play at 2005 due to lack of money and internet cafe was very pricey during that time.

I played on idRO (Indonesia) on Loki server. Try to made a shield crusader, but never made it to crusader.. I played private server after that (xileRO) with friends, but they tend to be busy so left the game. I back again at 2008 to idRO after it made F2P. Retire again at 2009, and being on-and-off years after on private servers until today.

Something funny I remember about this game that, I once felt odd that this game use the word "Heal" for a HP recovery spells. I played FF too much and standarize myself that word "Cure" is the only suitable word for HP recovery spells.. XD
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Coochy coochy coo on Nov 19, 2015, 09:34 PM
Im not sure what year really but it was before trans and ninja, gunslinger etc. and yeah it was pricey back then. I remember saving all my lunch money just to play. Dem memories. /sob
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: khalimandor on Dec 01, 2015, 12:38 PM
yeah majority play in 2003 - 2004. I also play in 2004 when I still young, (8 years old). I the only one stupid kid playing with the older one guys. LoL, and I have my brother who like playing this game online also.  /wah

and then I never play it when comes job 3rd, making many change skill and status point  /sob

now I play in private server in my country and making a new /informasi/download-game-pc-gratis-full-version-ragnarok-online/]blog (http://www.[URL blocked) with indonesian language. Hope that moment to play private server ragnarok online can I get again, when many things happen  /sob
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: ZoeyRO on Feb 23, 2016, 03:54 AM
Started all the way back in 2003 ish haha. Back when Ragnarok wasn't using any paid system such as the monthly payment etc... It was fun selling warp portals and tanking services ahah. Really nostalgic  /no1
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Tetzera on Feb 23, 2016, 07:11 PM
I knew Ragnarok in a way or another since 2006 (bRO), but only really started to play for WoE and guilds in the end of 2008. I ended up missing the great servers like Eternity, ChronosRO, brasilRO. All of them from 2009 or 2010. I'm a bit sad because of that, because I used to play in a very customized 99/70 server. Of course it wouldn't get many players.

I did play one Interguild/Interserver (I don't remember which) and a few servers like IcariaRO.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Kyo-Kusanagi-aka-GuessWho on Apr 26, 2016, 12:44 PM
I read about RO in a game magazine. The game was in the CD of the magazine. The magazine mentioned RO 3 times if I remember correctly. One was the very Beta version in 2002 or 2003. One was the EuropeanRagnarok online trial version in the year 2004 and again a trial version of eRO in 2004/2005.
It was the Beta version I played. I dont remember exactly if it was the Beta on 2002 or in 2003 because I remember that I didint need to pay anything for it. )))
So maybe somebody can tell which it was because I was 7 or 8 at that time. LOL. Makes me one of the oldest player here. :))

So, yes thru a gaming/computer magazine into the beta in 2003/2002 and then again I started playing on eRO seriously.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: xheldc on May 18, 2016, 12:46 AM
I first played in the official pRO, 2005.
Gah! There are tons of game out there, but RO occupies huge portion in my heart.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Voryry on May 18, 2016, 07:47 AM
I watched from behind my sister's shoulders when she played RO. Then not long after I left my home country, moved overseas for good. I started with iRO because that was the server installed in the Internet Cafes I frequented (I was a new migrant, had no permanent accommodation, had no Internet....). That was why I never played IdRO, and got a bit of culture shock whenever players from IdRO come to play in iRO.

Stayed with iRO for years, from PT to Trans, then renewal hit. It's not to my taste, made a battle whatever (bishop?? duno name, hardly remember anything about that era), and shortly quit. Few years later returned to iRO Classic Loki, played again for years, then semi-quit the server. Not fond of bots, too many of those there.

I rarely log on iRO Classic anymore, mostly around WoE time only. Currently spending my time scouring Classic private servers, in search of a forever home.....
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Post by: Son Bokutia on May 18, 2016, 09:24 AM
I started playing RO back in 2004, if I remember correctly. It was on qRO. Good times, good times.
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Post by: JOHANN on Jun 04, 2016, 09:30 AM
Played tons eight years ago with several friends. They don't play anymore, but I'm looking to get back into it casually.
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Post by: Adam Don on Sep 21, 2016, 12:34 AM
2003 official server,..
Priest was my first character, reached 99 level..
After a lot of efforts n time..
It was fun.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Bakorzero on Sep 21, 2016, 07:52 AM
I started playing in 2003. In my local internet cafe, we have private server already, we even can ask zeny to the billing server cashier coz he is the GM, it was pretty hilarious XD. However I spend many time playing offline RO where we can edit various things in it. I played official in 2005, however my grade score failing so bad so I stopped playing, and the Internet cafe also closed that time. I play RO again in 2015 in various private server now.
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Post by: condoms on Sep 22, 2016, 11:30 AM
I started playing since 2003 WoE episode, played on a sakray server with my friends in our local cafe, lvl 84 knight and 99 blacksmith. tbh, i scammed people's items quite a lot (cause my acc gender was female, yes u read it right) and no caught, bought emperiums for 30k from my friends since they had no idea what emperium is for and resold it for 500k-1m, and selling things at op prices. i had over 50m zeny on my bs. but then my acc was hacked by a random guy that often playing in the cafe too. karma hurts lol. bad yet hilarious old times lol
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Post by: Eluminare on Sep 28, 2016, 05:30 AM
The first time when I actually started playing RO was around september 2004? My first Ragnarok Server was AvalonRO - found out because of my older sister who was ultra hyper about the MMOs idea (wow I CAN PLAY WITH OTHER PLAYERS!) - I remember our internet connection was still bad since in my country it wasn't really common to have the internet in your own house haha, was it the cable one? I suck with this one but ye - it was terrible. AvalonRO was the mid-rate server, leveling there was seriously a great thing (I miss it so much since right now I'm stuck on the high rate server haha). I remember my first guild called "Candy Shop" - it was the polish guild (back then polish people were so hype about RO, I could find them anywhere) made by player named BoneThug (all hail Bone, you will never read it but I still remember you clearly). I was lucky enough to meet some players from this server IRL and - surprisingly - I still have contact with them :). I've been playing there for around 4 years I believe but due to my in real life situation I was forced to stop. When I decided to go back, the server was pretty dead already and my friends were gone. I had a small episode with TalonRO (will all respect but I don't feel the spirit of this server even tho it's on the really high position - but we all have our prefers right?) and AncientRO where I made my first evolved homun (god bless amistr, I named it Marshmallow and I spent around 2 weeks to evolve it, god it was the real pain in the donkey I swear..).
HiddenRO was another server that I spent a lot of time on - I loved it because of the really high amount of the headgear quests (hidden quests were the best when you were forced to hang out around the world to find them and when you were the only player in Prontera who was wearing this hat hahahaha). I was close to the GM team there - first GM Core (Portugal game master, pretty enjoyable but sadly I lost contact with him after they merged the MSN with Skype q_q RIP) and also Admin Heartless who was LITERALLy heartless, hanging out with multiple girls and s***. GM Twoface, he was nice but I  never fully recognized him since he literally had "Two Faces" and also GM....[insert name here since I don't remember it lmao] that i still have contact with! Server died itself sadly but it was a great place. Right now I'm hanging in DreamerRO for around 4 years and and I'm also the staff member there - it's literally my second home and I'm glad I finished my RO career there hahaha.

my IGNs: Soah, Ronya, Eluminare - if anyone remembers me, feel free to boom me on the personal message :)!
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: ServerExploiter on Nov 17, 2016, 12:36 PM
Korean Alpha Game making phase.
That's why I know too much.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Snowflake on Nov 20, 2016, 12:06 AM
I can't remember the year, but it was a low-rate server called EternalRO where the admin name was Hikaru.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: AlimghtyEz on Dec 10, 2016, 08:45 PM
I started playing around early 2005 and I still play a little today when I get the time but nothing is like the old Ragnarok servers.

Anyone here from
DiamondRO
OnaaRo
YummeRO
or
MikuruRO

Those were the servers I played more than anything.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: DivineRO on Dec 13, 2016, 01:24 PM
I started waaaaaaaay back when iRO was free to play, before sakray xD
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Neffletics on Dec 13, 2016, 10:00 PM
I got an installer from a kiddie magazine year 2002ish, we installed it, we got addicted, we broke our piggybanks, we became broke, we sold some of our items in-game for cash to continue playing. #GoodTimes
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Post by: johnleomar05 on Jan 09, 2017, 11:39 AM
2004 the time that i was in grade school  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Abracadabra on Apr 02, 2017, 09:32 AM
2007 iRO :) Good old days tho  /no1 /no1 /no1
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Post by: spamboo on May 20, 2017, 04:19 PM
2002 phro it was classic no transjob and a bunch of venders in pront lol
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: celestiaragnarokserver on Jun 13, 2017, 06:24 AM
It was 2003. People are hype about it and it was the best year.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: azharradiany on May 14, 2018, 01:14 AM
This is when I was in Junior High School, mid year of 2007 I went to one of internet cafes in a new town that later became my home, everybody played Ragnarok Online so I started to play it as well.. but I didn't realize that it was actually a private server. damn.. I was so noob back then, played 99/70 2nd High Rate but I spent 2 Days to reach maximum level /sob
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Post by: [G]litch on Jul 16, 2018, 04:44 PM
I want to say 2003-2004 but I don't remember. I'd say maybe 2004-2005 is much more accurate.
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Post by: yC on Jul 16, 2018, 05:57 PM
A revisit to this poll, omg seriously it is ZERO vote for 2015 or after? 
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: Ringo on Jul 16, 2018, 09:37 PM
A revisit to this poll, omg seriously it is ZERO vote for 2015 or after?
I played RO for the very first time in 2014. Should I have waited a year later to fit the "2015 or after?"  /wah
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Post by: Asprika on Jul 16, 2018, 10:43 PM
back in 2005. until now actually.
got to run to icafe after school. lol.
oh good memories.
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Post by: BlankXF on Jul 17, 2018, 10:25 AM
Wonder how the people who voted "2000 or before" managed to play a still non-existent game  /heh
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: yC on Jul 17, 2018, 03:19 PM
The game first started in Korea beta could be in 1999~2000, that's what I heard from a few people.  Otherwise I wouldn't include that option.  But keep in mind we are talking about something happened almost 20 years ago, we can accept a slight error in distant memory when we think back how we met RO.
Title: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: vashgibz13 on Jul 19, 2018, 04:55 AM
2001-2004 the golden age
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Post by: Lai on Jul 19, 2018, 06:13 AM
Around 2005 I think, or maybe 2004 :O I was a kid back then ;D
Title: Re: Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
Post by: BlankXF on Jul 19, 2018, 09:27 AM
The game first started in Korea beta could be in 1999~2000, that's what I heard from a few people.  Otherwise I wouldn't include that option.  But keep in mind we are talking about something happened almost 20 years ago, we can accept a slight error in distant memory when we think back how we met RO.

Point taken. Never knew it dated that far. From what I know is that a Korean extended family member was involved in its Beta phase which was around 2001, and the Korean server itself launched late 2002. I remember because he hyped me up and it got me even more hyped when Gameflier announced that they were opening a server for MY/SG in 2003  /heh

Man, such good memories.