Remember Ragnarok? That huge massive-multiplayer-online-role-playing game (MMORPG) that got Filipino online gamers hooked on their PCs in the early 2000s?
It was so popular back in the day that it spawned two animated series, Ragnarok the Animation and Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second, and even had a huge following both from hardcore and casual gamers alike.
In the Philippines, it even inspired one of Pinoy rock band Kamikazee’s playful songs about online gaming and fake identities called Chiksilog.
Well, Ragnarok is back, and it’s dead set on conquering everybody’s computers all over again!
Get ready to head back to dearly familiar Prontera, because Ragnarok is gearing up to dominate Philippine servers this May!
On its Facebook Page, Ragnarok Online Philippines announced its upcoming Ragna Festival at 10AM on May 7, to take place at the SM North EDSA Annex.
The event will be graced by different bands, celebrities and fun activities, on top of prizes, which may even include in-game ones!
Ragnarok Online was largely based on the manhwa called Ragnarok created by Lee Myung Jin. The online game version created by Korean game company GRAVITY Co., Ltd. and was first released on August 31, 2002 in South Korea.
It gained international cult status shortly after its release and even inspired a variety of spin-offs from different countries. It was so popular that it was even dubbed as the “Mother of All MMORPGs.”
In the Philippines, Ragnarok Online PH also took the nation by storm. However, it took a huge blow due of the rise of mobile-based MMORPGs and officially closed down its servers back in March 2015.
Now, after a two-year hiatus, Ragnarok Online Philippines hopes to revive the love for the huge game by eliciting nostalgia from old players through its Ragna Festival. They’re also inviting newbies and neophyte gamers to give the game a chance.