Ragnarok Online 2 beta IP locked to Asia

English language open beta for MMO sequel launches on January 3; IP locked to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Ragnarok Online 2: The Legend of the Second's open beta is finally here, but only if you happen to be living in Southeast Asia.

The beta, which was originally scheduled to go live on December 27, 2012, has been pushed back, and is now set to launch on January 3. The delay was apparently due to high traffic and server congestion experienced on the original beta date, which forced the South East Asian distributor of Ragnarok Online 2--Asiasoft--to delay the launch. All character data accumulated between December 27 and January 3 will also be wiped when the official open beta begins.

And while the beta goes live today, it will only be available to Asiasoft's target countries in Southeast Asia. According to a post on the game's Facebook page, only gamers from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will be able to access the game due to Asiasoft's "licence agreement with the game's developer, Gravity Co."

Asiasoft's launch of the game is the first English-language version of the MMO sequel to be released worldwide. For more information on Ragnarok Online 2, check out our Now Playing of the closed beta below.

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Discussion

35 comments
Brittney-San
Brittney-San

Im in the US and the damn full client download wont even install for me because when i click on it, nothing happens. Sigh......going back to Asda 2. Im probably not missing much anyways. -_-

arisgald
arisgald

Trust me guys this game sucks very much much, 1 its graphically outdated 2 gameplay sucks since you can't build your character specific roles e.g critical assasins/hunters/knights/etc or tanker or WoE/PvE/PvP/PvM type which really is a big let down , unlike the first release of RO1 which had really a HUGE IMPACT on what role your character will be but RO2??? f*ck there aint any but just generic builds even the WISDOM stat is useless...

So to anyone outthere who wants to try this trash and already played the RO1, well i bet you you'll get bored and go back to RO1 gameplay and technicality wise and i don't give a f*ck about graphics...

Maybe newbies may get attracted to this due to it's simplicity/non technical character/item builds but meh, i'll just stick to RO1 or go play DRAGON NEST...

DanteNecro
DanteNecro

this great game but why just 4 country not all when can all play this RO2?

Theldyr
Theldyr

Ragnarok was the funniest experience of my gaming life, but this... I don't even want to play this.

lyncer777
lyncer777

The first game is great... i have very good memories playing it. but this ones looks kinda Generic MMO...

91210user
91210user

Ragnarok success was huge. They even made console standalone single player experiences from the success of this MMO. The Asians are greedy because of the success of the first MMO to have locked players out from playing the game.

Emilczawa
Emilczawa

It looks like a World of Warcraft clone. Really disappointing.

ainouta
ainouta

Not like anybody is going to give a sh*t for Ragnarok Online 2. Played it, and I hate it, considered that I'm a fan and loyal player of Ragnarok Online. It has become too much of a generic game, and the key element of Ragnarok isn't there anymore. If it weren't for the sake of the name "Ragnarok Online", I wouldn't even give this game a try. Just by looking at the gameplay and trailer on youtube, you know that its a fail game. Tested it myself, and I'm right.

doraemonllh1989
doraemonllh1989

i live in malaysia and i dun even care about this game,this game is NOT ragnarok

aaronayu
aaronayu

Waited... Tested... Disappointed... RO2 tried too hard to follow WOW system and lost the unique RO appeal... This game is like playing WOW only with Ragnarok online, maps, models and names pasted over...

blamix99
blamix99

it's not really that good., if u have played ragnarok 1, u know which is better..

Chikalin
Chikalin

I'd care more if the game didn't feel like it was 8 years old ( which it technically is, considering when development originally started ) and wasn't a prime example of poor optimization.  Ragnarok Online had a definite time and place, which is neither here nor now.  RO2 being region locked may prevent other regions from being disappoint.

willyfoureyes
willyfoureyes

Something tells me the final "gold" version won't make it past SE Asia, although I hope that's not the case.

cephas90
cephas90

I miss the 2d sprites.  This isn't ragnarok.  This is some generic fluffy 3d mmo that we already have too many of.  I'm quite saddened, legitimately. 

chi-chi88
chi-chi88

i participated on their stress test and this is what i got.

 

Ok! Re installing Dragon Nest :))

badboy
badboy

I was anticipating the open beta, then boom, IP block. I know I can use proxies but it's gonna make the latency so huge it's not fun. I hope the American server won't do IP block as well since I don't live there either. Hope they release a global server soon...

reishid
reishid

The first Ragnarok game was one if not the very first successful MMORPG in SEA. This is their WOW, so you can't fault them for being excited for "WOW 2"

HiroArka
HiroArka

Funny thing this .. Some one will play over a Proxy

tgwolf
tgwolf

I sure hope this one has some character, the first just couldn't hold my attention, nto that it was a bomb...

nathangray
nathangray

OMG That's such a huge loss!

 

...said no one.

Nexozable
Nexozable

I'm surprised this game even exists still.

chi-chi88
chi-chi88

 @Emilczawa naahh.. though it looks like Dragon Nest, with regards of controls and UI's, though this one is cartoony.

HyBridFuRy
HyBridFuRy

 @Emilczawa Nope. You're wrong. So any mmorpg that's similar to World of Warcaft just because this game is an mmorpg with cartoony graphics and a lot of rpg mechanics makes this a World of Warcraft clone?. I'm going to honest, World of Warcraft is an Everquest clone. There are shit loads of mmorpgs that came out before World of failcraft that existed before the newer trolls say "Omg, every single mmorpg is a WoW clone", anything above those lines.  

 

Go home, troll. 

GoingPostal13
GoingPostal13

 @badboy An open public proxy might, but a VPN from someone like strongvpn won't.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

 @Nexozable They remade it from the ground up its a different Ragnarok 2 than  they announced a few years ago...

Elite_Bushido
Elite_Bushido

 @HyBridFuRy  @Emilczawa 

if youre calling a troll wrong and correcting them but then say "Home home, troll"  

that doesnt make it to where you werent trolled. because you were