History VideoGame / RagnarokOnline

25th Feb '17 5:47:10 AM Century
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* BoringButPractical: Pretty much the basis of the entire game. Wizards and most classes alike tend to be strapped with one main, powerful skill to use throughout their entire leveling career, and most flashy, rare weapons tend to not be anywhere near as powerful as customized "normal" weapons.
** Should be noted, though, that in a lot of cases, for these weapons to be truly better than standard 'rares', the risks involved in the upgrade process are huge, and involve the application of often-times even rarer upgrade items and ''huge'' amounts of money. Thus, a 'customised normal weapon' of that level is usually an extremely rare item in and of itself. Indeed, even ''rarer'' than this is the fully upgraded/customised rare weapon, which, while of such rarity as to be nigh-impossible to acquire, is just plain frightening when it does turn up.
** Which is part of the game creator's frustration. A common weapon for magic user is a regular, easy to obtain rod with 4 slots plus 4 cards either decreasing casting time quite decently or increasing magical attack. Since they don't hit anything with it, the upgrades don't matter either and can last in some cases until the endgame.

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* BoringButPractical: Pretty much the basis of the entire game. Wizards and most classes alike tend to be strapped with one main, powerful skill to use throughout their entire leveling career, and most flashy, rare weapons tend to not be anywhere near as powerful as customized "normal" weapons.
** Should be noted, though, that in a lot
weapons. This is because of cases, for these weapons to be truly better than standard 'rares', the risks involved in the upgrade process are huge, and involve the application of often-times even rarer upgrade items and ''huge'' amounts of money. Thus, - a 'customised normal weapon' of that level weapon being lost to upgrading is usually an extremely rare item in and of itself. Indeed, even ''rarer'' at least a smaller loss to replace than this is the fully upgraded/customised losing a rare weapon, which, while of such rarity as to be nigh-impossible to acquire, is just plain frightening when it does turn up.
** Which is part of the game creator's frustration. A common weapon for magic user is a regular, easy to obtain rod with 4 slots plus 4 cards either decreasing casting time quite decently or increasing magical attack. Since they don't hit anything with it, the upgrades don't matter either
and can last in some cases until the endgame.so people will usually favour using upgraded versions of normal weapons rather than rare ones.
14th Feb '17 10:11:56 PM KomasanS
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** Moscovia is Russia.

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** [[{{Ruritania}} Moscovia is Russia.Russia]].
5th Feb '17 8:44:55 PM rmctagg09
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* LimitedUseMagicalDevice:
** The Sage/Professor class can make scrolls to do elemental works. This is used to mess with a target's element if the Sage/Professor or the party is focused in an element the odd mob isn't.
** Several monsters drop scrolls which allow anyone to use skills as long as the scrolls last. This has led to priests casting Lightning Bolt or Fire Wall in the fields just to mess with some people.
** The Rune Knight class (advanced form of Lord Knight) are able to make runestones, which they can then use to cast some unique spells, and they expire afterward.
19th Jan '17 11:37:05 AM Willbyr
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** From the same class, 'Solar, Lunar and Stellar Union', which lets them go [[DragonBall Super Saiyan]] on enemies, at the cost of losing a percentage of their HP ''per attack''. The fact that you need a buff from a Soul Linker, their counterpart class, makes one wonder if it's really worth it.

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** From the same class, 'Solar, Lunar and Stellar Union', which lets them go [[DragonBall [[Franchise/DragonBall Super Saiyan]] on enemies, at the cost of losing a percentage of their HP ''per attack''. The fact that you need a buff from a Soul Linker, their counterpart class, makes one wonder if it's really worth it.
28th Nov '16 5:54:36 AM KomasanS
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* LevelAte: [[MeaningfulName Lasagna]], it's a hometown of playable Doram.

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* LevelAte: [[MeaningfulName Lasagna]], it's a hometown of playable Doram.Dorams.
28th Nov '16 5:51:07 AM KomasanS
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* LevelAte: [[MeaningfulName Lasagna]], it's a hometown of playable Doram.
14th Jul '16 9:59:58 AM Century
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* PettingZooPeople: The Cat and Dog people found in the New World.

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* PettingZooPeople: PettingZooPeople:
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The Cat and Malangdo Cats are basically just bipedal cats. Players get to be them in the form of the playable Doram.
** Similarly the
Dog people found in the New World. Mora Village are bipedal dogs, except their feet are plantigrade rather than digitigrade.
13th May '16 4:42:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''VideoGame/RagnarokTactics'' for PlayStationPortable: Set on the continent of Gran Tritter, with raging war between Branchardo Empire and Aura Kingdom as the main problem of story. Featuring most of Transcendent classes (with exception of Stalker, Biochemist, and Scholar), two exclusive classes from Ragnarok DS, and [[AscendedExtra -suprisingly-]] Zonda and Kafra.
** ''VideoGame/RagnarokOdyssey'' for PlayStationVita: a ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' clone with a dash of ''PhantasyStar''.

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** ''VideoGame/RagnarokTactics'' for PlayStationPortable: UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable: Set on the continent of Gran Tritter, with raging war between Branchardo Empire and Aura Kingdom as the main problem of story. Featuring most of Transcendent classes (with exception of Stalker, Biochemist, and Scholar), two exclusive classes from Ragnarok DS, and [[AscendedExtra -suprisingly-]] Zonda and Kafra.
** ''VideoGame/RagnarokOdyssey'' for PlayStationVita: UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita: a ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' clone with a dash of ''PhantasyStar''.
19th Mar '16 8:02:32 AM Century
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* UnpleasableFanbase: This seems to be the case so far with the sequel (in beta as of this writing). While many fans are delighted to see a version of Ragnarok Online with modern MMO features (minimap, action bars, quest tracker, etc.), many others are upset over changes that they feel make the game unlike its predecessor. Some of these complaints include the removal of the Novice class (largely responsible for the YouHaveResearchedBreathing trope below), the lack of manually allocated stats, the switch from a birds-eye camera to an over-the-shoulder camera, and the addition of modern MMO features (minimap, action bars, quest tracker, etc.).
** Just to note, the original has the above features. The only one it didn't have during its initial few years of operation was the quest tracker (though this feature is, admittedly, a little unreliable).
19th Mar '16 7:59:52 AM Century
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* DualWielding: Assassins can wield a katar in either hand, or a combination of swords, daggers, axes, and/or knives. Gunslingers can also use [[GunsAkimbo a pair of handguns]].

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* DualWielding: Assassins can wield a katar in either hand, or a combination of swords, daggers, axes, and/or knives. Gunslingers can also use [[GunsAkimbo a pair of handguns]]. And because books are either weapons or shields, a Sage/Priest could end up dual-wielding ''books''.



* RegeneratingHealth: HP and SP regenerate over a period of time. Sitting down and/or having the passive Increase Health Recovery skill speeds up the regeneration rate.

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* RegeneratingHealth: HP and SP regenerate over a period of time. Sitting down and/or having the passive Increase Health Recovery skill speeds up the regeneration rate. Additionally, the Taekwon Master can sit next to a member of the Taekwon line in their part and use the command /doridori (which has the character shaking their head).



* {{ReTool}}: A few of RO's updates (the Comodo update in particular sticks out) have drastically altered monster spawns in the past in order to keep the game fresh (possibly to combat botting as well; how else do you explain the [[GoddamnedBats Hunter Flies]] in Geffen1?). TYe game's developers finally decided to take things a step further, and rebalanced the entire game in order to appeal to modern MMO gamers, including changing how character stats work, altering the exp table, and, of course, drastically altering monster stats and spawns, in the Renewal patch.

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* {{ReTool}}: {{ReTool}}:
**
A few of RO's updates (the Comodo update in particular sticks out) have drastically altered monster spawns in the past in order to keep the game fresh (possibly to combat botting as well; how else do you explain the [[GoddamnedBats Hunter Flies]] in Geffen1?). TYe Geffen?). The game's developers finally decided to take things a step further, and rebalanced the entire game in order to appeal to modern MMO gamers, including changing how character stats work, altering the exp table, and, of course, drastically altering monster stats and spawns, in the Renewal patch.



** The "Renewal" patch, that meant to make the game comfortable for users, new or old.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: [[spoiler:The Kiel Hyre Academy]]

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** The "Renewal" patch, that patch mentioned, meant to make the game comfortable for users, users new or old.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: [[spoiler:The Kiel Hyre Academy]]Academy]] is home to many.



* SpritePolygonMix
* StatusBuff and StatusBuffDispel
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Show me any female class, besides Acolyte and Merchant, who has a ''non''-stripperific outfit. The Dancer and Gypsy classes are the worse offenders as a whole, followed by the full tree of Mage classes who wear "dresses" seemingly inspired by the character [[http://bp2.blogger.com/_uoSnS1mz3ac/R5uVjB2NVRI/AAAAAAAAAis/KLo_fNH-FqQ/s1600-h/hildamanina.jpg Maniña Yerichana]] of SoapOpera ''Ka-ina'' fame (in fact, the female mage's outfit has been described as "a bikini with a mudflap and a rain cape"). Ironically, the ones who tends to be treated as the MsFanservice in most of the ecchi and hentai works are the Priest(ess), one of the more clothed classes, but who shows quite a lot of leg (with garters and stockings) and the sprite [[PantyShot flashes]] when in dead position (though this has been edited out of the international version).

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* SpritePolygonMix
* StatusBuff
SpritePolygonMix: Player, NPC and StatusBuffDispel
monsters are all 2D sprites. The world itself is 3D.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Show me any Any female class, besides Acolyte Acolyte, Swordswoman and Merchant, who has a ''non''-stripperific outfit.Merchant. The Dancer and Gypsy classes are the worse offenders as a whole, followed by the full tree of Mage classes who wear "dresses" seemingly inspired by the character [[http://bp2.blogger.com/_uoSnS1mz3ac/R5uVjB2NVRI/AAAAAAAAAis/KLo_fNH-FqQ/s1600-h/hildamanina.jpg Maniña Yerichana]] of SoapOpera ''Ka-ina'' fame (in fact, the (the female mage's outfit has been described as "a bikini with a mudflap and a rain cape"). Ironically, the ones who tends to be treated as the MsFanservice in most of the ecchi and hentai works are the Priest(ess), one of the more clothed classes, but who shows quite a lot of leg (with garters and stockings) and the sprite [[PantyShot flashes]] when in dead position (though this has been edited out of the international version).



** Assassin Crosses. 'nuff said.
** Do not forget Rogues and Stalkers.

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** Assassin Crosses. 'nuff said.
** Do not forget Rogues
Cross, if that AbsoluteCleavage and Stalkers. ShowgirlSkirt didn't tip you off already.



* SummonMagic: Alchemists can summon plant monsters and Marine Spheres, apparently from trapping them inside bottles but it still counts.
** Not to mention the Dead Branch item, and its more potent sister, the Bloody Branch. These summon a random monster to to the location of the user, with the latter having a great chance of calling up something nasty.
** A new update allows Sorcerers to summon one of four Elemental Spirits, which can enhance the spells corresponding on their own elements.

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* SummonMagic: SummonMagic:
**
Alchemists can summon plant monsters and Marine Spheres, apparently from trapping them inside bottles but it still counts.
** Not to mention the The Dead Branch item, item and its more potent sister, the Bloody Branch. These summon a random monster to to the location of the user, with the latter having a great chance of calling up something nasty.
nasty(read: a boss).
** A new update allows Sorcerers to summon one of four Elemental Spirits, which can enhance the spells corresponding on their own elements.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: In order to pass the guard and enter Rekenber's underground lab, all you need to do is equipping Grandpa's Beard and Geek Glasses. And he'll ALWAYS let you pass.
* ThrowawayCountry: This might actually be said of [[TheTokyoFireball Morroc]], after the Nightmare of Morroc update.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: In order to pass the guard and enter Rekenber's underground lab, all you need to do is equipping Grandpa's Beard and Geek Glasses. And he'll ALWAYS ''always'' let you pass.
* ThrowawayCountry: This might actually be said of [[TheTokyoFireball Morroc]], after the Nightmare of Morroc update.update when it got utterly trashed by Satan Morroc's awakening. Episode 14.3 may eventually see Morroc being rebuilt, but until it really happens don't hold your breath - it's taken several years to get to this point.



** A properly built Sage (or its transcended variants) can really [[GeniusBruiser dish out some hurt]] with it, too.

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** A properly built Sage (or its transcended variants) can really [[GeniusBruiser dish out some hurt]] with it, too.it.



* UnidentifiedItems: Equipments obtained from monsters are only listed as generic "Shoes", "Armor", "Sword", etc and cannot be equipped until you appraise them with the Maginifier item.

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* UnidentifiedItems: Equipments Equipment obtained from monsters are only listed as generic "Shoes", "Armor", "Sword", etc and cannot be equipped until you appraise them with the Maginifier item.item or skill (only for Merchants).



* VendorTrash
* VideoGameStealing: Successful use of the Steal skill gives you one random item from the monster's droplist. This item is "extra" and doesn't affect the actual drops. Of course, many droplists contain bodyparts from their monsters...so yeah, you can "steal" the beak of a bird that's attacking you (''with'' that beak), kill it...and get the beak ''again''.

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* VendorTrash
VendorTrash: Monsters drop a lot of rubbish you can sell to vendors. The key part of this, however, is that many of this 'rubbish' actually has worth to another player, for example for quests or crafting.
* VideoGameStealing: Successful use of the Steal skill gives you one random item from the monster's droplist. This item is "extra" and doesn't affect the actual drops. Of course, many droplists contain bodyparts from their monsters...so yeah, you can "steal" the beak of a bird that's attacking you (''with'' ''with'' that beak), beak, kill it...and get the beak ''again''.



* WhipItGood: The Dancer classes.
** The Dancer class can even [[RuleOfCool use their whip to fire arrows]]. Same with Gypsies, who also get a MacrossMissileMassacre version of said skill.

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* WhipItGood: The Dancer classes.
** The Dancer class
class, who can even [[RuleOfCool use their whip to fire arrows]]. Same with Gypsies, who also get a MacrossMissileMassacre version of said skill.



* WrenchWench: Female Mechanics.
* YokoKanno: Composed ''Ragnarok Online 2''[='s=] soundtrack.
* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: An especially egregious example.
** To be specific, you have to level a few times before you can even learn to ''sit''. VGCats even had a strip about it [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=55 here]]. /sit is a bit of meme in the RO community, which views it rather fondly.
** Thief classes need to complete a quest to gain the ability to... throw rocks. ''And another one to just pick them from the ground''.

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* WrenchWench: Female Mechanics.
Mechanics, though sadly the actual wrench is an Acolyte weapon.
* YokoKanno: Composed ''Ragnarok Online 2''[='s=] soundtrack.
* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: An especially egregious example.
YouHaveResearchedBreathing:
** To be specific, you You have to level a few times before you can even learn to ''sit''. VGCats even had a strip about it [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=55 here]]. /sit is a bit of meme in the RO community, which views it rather fondly.
** The Thief classes need needs to complete a quest to gain the ability to... throw rocks. ''And another one to just pick them from the ground''.
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