Ragnarok Online is the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game produced by Gravity. Inspired by multiple mythologies, mainly from the Norse/Germanic twilight of the gods, it has also incorporated Korean, Japanese, Chinese, South East Asian, European, Russian, and American legends in its long history of development. Released in South Korea in 2002, the game later released in North America in 2003, and later on in EU and AU markets in 2004. Ragnarok Online is available for the Microsoft Windows platforms.
How Many People Play Ragnarok Online?
We estimate the daily player count of Ragnarok Online to be 9,536, with a total player base of 1,003,812.
- Subscribers: 1,003,812
- Daily Players: 9,536
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 2001-10-31
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Ragnarok Online Description
Ragnarok Onlineis one of the earliest MMORPGs of the 2000s that is still running today. Designed by Kim Hakkyu based on the manhwa by Lee Myung-jin, Ragnarok Online is inspired by the Norse myths of gods and demons and the last days of the world. Deities such as Odin, Thor, Freya, and the Valkyries feature prominently in the lore of Ragnarok Online.
The central area of Ragnarok Online where the action takes place is in the kingdoms of Rune Midgarts. Ragnarok Online added myths and locations from other cultures in the world, such as the arid sands and pyramids of Morroc (Egypt) to the early victorian era Europe (Republic of Schwartzvald). It would also add fantastical locations such as Niflheim (the underworld in Norse myth) to the cat populated islands of Malangdo.
In Ragnarok Online, players start out as Normans (humans) or the Doram (cat-like race). Normans start out as Novices and can choose their 1st job class from the Swordsman, Merchant, Acolyte, Thief, Archer, and Mage classes. They can then advance to a second class, transcend, and even expand to third classes. Each time, the character becomes ever more powerful.
There are also Expanded Classes to choose from, such as the Ninja, TaeKwon Kid, Gunslinger. An interesting option in Ragnarok Online is choosing to be a Super Novice, which is the Novice class with additional abilities. On the other hand, Dorams can only be Summoners, but gain more skills unique to their progression tree.
Ragnarok Online continues to be updated today, with more maps and content. More upgrades to weapons and armor, adding Cards, Smithing (using ores like Elunium and Bradium), and Shadow Equipment. There are also tons of cosmetic headwear such as hats, visors, and mouth gear to acquire. Or join guilds and participate in the War of Emperium to take control of the different castles and dungeons across the realms.