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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:53AM thud said

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50% experience increases? Don't they mean players who continue to pay will see no changes but players who stop paying will see a 50% experience decrease? thus creating a new norm where the experience rate sucks and the game gets extra grindy in transition?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:09AM (Unverified) said

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@thud
RO is a grindy game in general. It's supposed to be that way. Even if they decrease the experience rate for regular users by 50% I don't see how that's a problem.

If they were to give out all the benefits paid users have right now to the free users nobody would sub anymore. That would be bad for the company and in the long run terrible for the game itself.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:28AM BIGGIN said

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@thud
VIP (P2P) = 150% XP
non-VIP (F2P) = 100% XP

Membership breakdown is shown here: http://www.playragnarok.com/gameguide/vippackage.aspx
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:56AM toychristopher said

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@thud Ragnarok is so grindy I don't think it really matters.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:02AM Xirifus said

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First Global Agenda, and now Ragnarok?

Well... Free is good, so I like the direction where this is going... I think.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:09AM Sorithal said

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I think anyone who's wanted to play Ragnarok Online for free has already been doing so for quite some time >.>;

Since there are (or at least when I remember years ago, were) dozens of private servers out there.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 12:54PM DevilSei said

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@Sorithal

Oh yeah, there is an ungodly amount of them.

So much so, that some even went as far as custom-making things to try and differentiate themselves from the other hundreds of Private RO Servers. Best example? Hentai RO, no don't look it up, but I still got a kick out of the idea when I saw it on a list of servers.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 2:21PM Sorithal said

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@DevilSei

Creepy. I kind of liked the DarkRO one though where they added in Jedi/Sith classes >.> And lightsabers.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:40PM relgoth said

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@Sorithal

Ya definately, the official game is far too grindy for me so i only play it on private servers. Been doing that off and on since 2005.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:13AM mko said

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man I miss euRo

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:34AM BIGGIN said

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Thanks to Beau's ambassadorship, my interest in F2Ps is at an all time high, and that seems to be a very good thing of late.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:37AM Carolina said

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One of the first MMOs I ever played. Nice to know that, if I feel nostalgic, I can hop in and check :)

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:57AM toychristopher said

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@Carolina Me too!

I tried to go back for some nostalgia, but you can never really recapture that first feeling.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 2:17PM (Unverified) said

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@Carolina

Yeah, same here. Time to see how those rose-tinted glasses hold up. At least I can jump in when I feel like it, and if it's not fun anymore, oh well.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:43AM SeriousTable said

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Ahhhhh Ragnarok Online. My first ever MMO. It's got me all Nostalgic for my SinX.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:46AM Nickbg said

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the brazilian version became free to play 2 years ago
hehe
now i play the brazilian version of allods

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:54AM Scuffles said

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Strangely enough I seem to remember seeing RO do this some years ago. With a division between free and paid servers. Who knows maybe I was glimpsing through a crack in time into the future ...... and maybe I should have bothered glimpsing the lottery outcome from said future while I was at it >,< Curse you hindsight

Posted: Apr 8th 2011 7:30PM Fatetaker said

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Shouldn't the title be "free to play again"? Played RO for a good while back when it originally launched. They decided to go pay and thats when I stopped playing.

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