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When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?  Be it Official or Private.

2000 or before
2001-2002
2003-2004
2005-2006
2007-2008
2009-2010
2011-2012
2013-2014
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Offline yC

When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« 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.

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Offline Triper

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #1 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

Offline Chemical Crush

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #2 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.

Offline Anti-Static Foam Cleaner

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #3 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.

Offline leokimah

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #5 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...
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Offline DavionFuxa

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #6 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.

Offline Annihilate

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #7 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

Offline yC

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #8 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.

Offline Fruityla

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #9 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.
Old game is old.

Offline Annihilate

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #10 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*

Offline Triper

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #11 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* *

Offline Dean Stark

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #12 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.

Offline immowl

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #13 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.

Offline Scarlet~

Re: When did you start playing Ragnarok Online?
« Reply #14 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 :[
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2012, 09:43 PM by Scarlet~ »