Ragnarok Online PH servers to close on March 31

Ragnarok Online PH servers to close on March 31




Sad news for gaming fans this season of hearts: After an 11-year operation in the country, the Philippine servers of popular MMORPG Ragnarok Online shall be closed on March 31st.

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In a statement published on Level-Up’s Website, the pRO team said that it was a difficult decision to make, noting that they have made countless milestones and hurdled all obstacles since 2003.

While it will be discontinued, pRO’s players will be given a chance to migrate to a new server that will be  established in the International Ragnarok Online franchise a month after.

Below is the statement of our friends from the pRO team:

To our beloved pRO community,

Since the launch of the game in 2003, many of you have been with us. Together, we’ve accomplished countless milestones and overcame hurdles. We weren’t just a random group of gamers, we are family and friends. And to all of us, Ragnarok was never just a game – it was our second home; a place where we discovered many things about ourselves and about the friends we met and have come to love.


 

And for these reasons, we find it difficult to share the heartbreaking news that Ragnarok Online will be concluding its local PH service on March 31, 2015. Please know that if we had any other choice, we would have wanted to keep going. Unfortunately, it seems our journey has now come to its end.

Thus, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you’ve given us through the years. It’s been our great pleasure and honor in serving every one of you.

iRO MIGRATION

Though local service will be discontinued, we also would like to share that Level Up! and Warpportal are working together in preparing a migration program for PH gamers who wish to continue playing Ragnarok on its international servers (International Ragnarok Online or iRO). Please be assured that both our companies will be working hard in making the process as easy as possible for you.

Coming soon in April 2015, iRO will open a new server where accounts of PH gamers who opt-in to the program will be transferred. We will be providing information and updates on this within the next few days. (The migration website URL will be disclosed as soon as possible.)

Once again, thank you for all the memories you shared with us. And though we will miss you, we’ll eagerly look forward to cross paths with you again – someday soon, in another world, in yet another awesome game. Marami pong salamat sa inyong lahat. ROK ON!

pRO Team

This just proves that nothing lasts forever, indeed (#hugot). What were your in-game Ragnarok Online stories? We’d love to hear your RO memories on the comments section below.

Level-Up Games



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27 Responses

  1. nico says:

    sad story…
    it wasnt just a game for me. kumita rin ako dito, alz in exchange for real money. sobrang hirap pa ng alz nuon and ang palitan pa us 1mil alz is to 100php. sobrang kinarir ko tong laru na to. kaso i decided to quit nung sobrang naging garapal na ang bot. dati nun buy and sell lang ng mga rare equipments ok na…. hay! those wre the days…

    • alz? says:

      Alz? Cabal un oi hahahah zenny gamit sa RO

    • Reader says:

      Lol. “Alz” ka dyan. Ibang game yun, bro.

      Damn, magsasara na pala ang pioneering MMO sa Pinas. Though I haven’t visited my characters for more than 5 years already, Ragnarok is still very nostalgic. First year high school pa ako noon when I started playing the game, and now I’m married with 2 kids, haha!

      Magni parties at GH, ang “weee” sound ng mga Spores, Poring family, boss hunts (esp. kay Bapho), si Tiger Lily, brewing…Even the BGMs are incomparable. Ok pa nung early years ng pRO kasi may makakausap ka pa. Kahit tumambay ka lang sa isang town, mapa-Pront man yun o Payon. Parties were made up of real people. Bots at ang mga squatter kids na parang walang bukas kung mag-trash talk ang sumira sa community. For sure, sila na naman ang maghahasik ng lagim sa iRO /heh, not sure lang kung gaano ka-strict sila dun sa bots.

      Time to move on, I guess. /sob

    • Nel says:

      Panira ung “alz” no?. hahaha. Natatandaan ko nga alz ang pera sa cabal pero sa Ragna di ko lang alam. di kac ako naglalaro nito eh. pero alam ko maraming adik d2. nagpapatayan pa nga kapag nagka initan sa guild war ba un. hahaha

    • jhepoyski says:

      Lol Zeny po ang pera

  2. Buti nman says:

    Buti naman patay na tong alang kwentang larong to. Dami nasira na kinabukasan sa lecheng larong to.

  3. Chris Torrens says:

    Sayang ang mga araw ng mga nag-cutting classes at nag-miss ng recess para may pang-laro.

  4. klky says:

    akala ko pa naman matagal na tong nag shut down ngayon pa lang pala

  5. ayay! says:

    so…susunod naba Ran, may account pa naman ako dun.

  6. Mark Michael says:

    pRO closure is just the beginning of the end. Other Level Up games will follow suit in a matter of months, I heard.

  7. Brian H. says:

    Goodbye pRO! It’s been years since I last played this game. I started playing when Loki server opened back in, I guess 2003? Been through a couple of server mergers, anti-bot campaigns, and whatnot, but what I’ll surely remember about this game is I’ve met some really good friends, not just in the game but IRL. Reader is right, bots and squatters are the main reason why we stopped playing this game. It ruined the gaming experience.

  8. quick brown fox says:

    RIP Ragna. Marami-rami rin akong naubos na pera gawa ng top-up system dati pa. Started playing during the open beta, watched people ‘humping’ those Priestesses with their white undergarments (before it was patched to black color), saw Pupa cards having inflated prices after the Ep5 WoE patch, and enjoyed reading the Pritong Kandule fanfic series. Similar sa taas, nagsimula akong magsawa nung nakakakita na ako ng mga nagvevend ng 200+ na mga Andre card gawa ng pagbo-bot. Fun while it lasted.

  9. RaM says:

    Open beta din ako nag-start dito.

  10. Summer says:

    Ang tanong bakit ngayun lang ‘to nag shutdown?

  11. boring says:

    Anong ALZ BOBO mu, zenny gamit sa RO tanga!

  12. redsimba says:

    Na delay yung pag pasa ko ng board dahil dito…

    Buti na stop ko at pumasa na…

    Pero masaya paren..

    12 hours straight dati ako dito..

    Hahaha… those days…

    Thanks ragna for the lost time but i will never regret playing with you..

    I will not miss you… Na miss na kita noon ehh.. hahaha

  13. jm says:

    kamiss din mg pRO, until now naglalaro parin ako pero private server hehehe, 2 game ng levelup ang pinakamaganda na nagsara at magsasara,
    Rf online and pRO.
    sayang yung silkroad online saglit lang

  14. miko says:

    sayang yung game, kung sana pinagtuunan nila ng pansin, naging maayos sana ang game, kaso nung pumasok ang BOT and RMT (real money trade) sa laro, dun na nagsimulang gumulo ang economy =S

    lalo na nung naglalabas na ng boss cards ang LU in exchange for real money, mas gumulo na.

    ill try iRO kapag nagkaron na ng official statement, sana mas malupit ang policies nila kumpara sa LU na MUKANG PERA (ok lang magbayad sa game, basta ramdam ang improvements)

  15. Red says:

    Parang nung nagclose lang yung Rohan T-T

  16. matthew says:

    since 2003 till 2010 naglalaro ako ng ro nakakgulat na mag end na sila,mamimiss ko ang ro ^_^

  17. matthew says:

    2003 hanggng 2010 naglalaro ako ng ro nakakalungkot na mawawala na ito , aabangan ko ang iRo bye Ro

  18. schezogame says:

    pRO revolutionized Philippine online gaming. It became a huge part of my life and as well as my sister’s. Oh those sleepless nights where we even took turns in leveling and hunting because of the free midnight internet of ISP Bonanza! It will be missed and I will look back with fond memories.

  19. wakkatuts says:

    im gonna miss this game. daming kong good memories dito. my leveling buddies. mga good priest na kilala ko. tyka ung may na meet akong naging gf ko in real life. kala ko nung una chiksilog pero nung nakita ko sa skype and personal i feel so lucky heheh

  20. kimchi says:

    A ah naminiss ko tuloy ito.. ni Hindi man lang ako nagka 2nd job.! Pero malapit nadin. Kakamiss. Every saturday and sunday nung highschool. Tsk. Sad

  21. because of nostalgia a friend of mine put up a private server for Ragnarok online. More details here http://www.alltimehobbies.com/remembering-ragnarok/

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