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.
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.
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!
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.