Marking an Incredible Year for Ragnarok Online in 2017
Well, the year is almost coming to an end and it's time for us to celebrate our success or look back to keep improving ourselves. It has been an incredible year for RO, more on the official side than on the private server side though. Let see, Ragnarok Online official servers have been resurrected in Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. In additional to the Thailand official server that started a year ago, that means RO is serving in its most popular Asian countries again after a long pause. Not to mention the RE:Start progressive server that got a lot of noise a while ago and the success of RO mobile in China and Taiwan, my friend who introduced RO to me is playing RO mobile right now!
To be honest I didn't expect RO to make a comeback like this. The amount of players that returned to revisit the game has been overwhelming. I have more than a few friends sent message to me saying they are playing RO again, those were players I met back in the days when I played on a private server in 2005~2006.
Surely, the initial nostalgia boom might not last in everybody but let's hope it will stay for a while and make RO great again. As for the question that we have all been asked: "Is RO dead?". It is not happening, don't worry about it.
Have a Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year.