Marina Del Rey, California -August 8, 2012 - Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), announced today the start of a new event for their highly lauded MMORPG, Ragnarok Online. Originally a subscription title, Ragnarok Online has been free to play for two years. Recently Classic Servers returned for Ragnarok Online’s long nine year history which gives it a polish few other free to play games can approach! Players can register for a free WarpPortal account at http://www.playragnarok.com/
Show Me The Money! Eerie, unrecognizable sounds have been heard within the Guild Halls. Thus, Rune-Midgard scientists were dispatched to investigate the curious noises. Their findings rocked the foundation of the world – literally! The discovery of dimensional cracks leading to an alternative dimension deep within the ancient castle was an unexpected boon. Quickly, Cat-Hand agents offered to help maintain the dimensional cracks, which have been established as leading to an area now nicknamed Hall of Abyss.
But Rune-Midgard wasn’t ready to give up their coveted prize so easily! Finally, after heated debate between the Rune-Midgard Kingdom and Cat-Hand agents, it was decided to leave ownership of the Abyss in the hands of the guilds…for a price!
"Players will now compete rigorously to own the Hall of Abyss, even temporarily, but in this war might doesn’t make right," said Jason Heimdallr Koerperich, Ragnarok Online Producer at Gravity Interactive. "Instead, the War of Emperium will be an economic battle, where the highest bidders will lay claim to the new zone!"
Castle Investments will be available for a short period of time per game date, and total investments will be updated every five hours. Cat-Hand agents will be scattered throughout the castle to collect funds. Players can invest the minimum of 10,000 zeny (the in-game currency of Ragnarok Online) up to a maximum of 2,000,000 zeny. Each realm will have their individual totals tallied separately, so guilds compete among known enemies to hold control of the new coveted territory.
The Halls of Abyss is aimed at players 135 or up, and provides both solo and group content. Players can learn more, see the latest screen shots of Abyss, and much more at the official Ragnarok Online Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/playragnarok and share their experiences and strategies with fellow players!
The delicate seals that protect the world from spilling into complete chaos weaken and break, and only the knowledge and power from the age of myth can save Midgard from certain doom. Can you and your allies push back the threat of total annihilation and protect Midgard from the final Ragnarok? Join now at Play Ragnarok Online !
About Ragnarok Online
Ragnarok Online is a fast-paced, 3 rd person fantasy MMORPG, where friends can make parties, groups can make guilds, and the powerful can battle for top spots in weekly Guild vs. Guild battle to gain supremely powerful items of the Gods.
Combine hundreds of options to optimize your equipment and appearance, along with fully customizable stats and skills to make your adventurer truly unique! With dozens of classes, you can find the one that fits your play style, band together in parties to fight powerful MVP bosses for unique gear or hunt monsters for cards to get unique and customizable effects for your equipment.
Sell these newly acquired items or player-created ones, including potions and weapons, to your fellow adventurers in a fully player-driven economy. Take pets out for a walk through the hundreds of areas from lush forests to creepy ruins or even through the bottom of the ocean! Quest to hunt the deadliest of creatures, to learn about the lore and history of Midgard, or find a way to journey to new locations that become available with Ragnarok's regular update schedule.
About Gravity Interactive, Inc.
Headquartered in Marina Del Rey (California, U.S.A.), Gravity Interactive, Inc. was established in March 2003 and is the U.S. subsidiary of Gravity Co. Ltd. (South Korea, Nasdaq GM: GRVY). Gravity Interactive, Inc. is a world-renowned leader in online game publishing and operates Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) for the North American casual and hardcore gaming markets. The company's flagship title, Ragnarok Online, has over three (3) million North American subscribers (about 50 million subscribers worldwide) and has been joined by other titles Dragon Saga, Requiem: Memento Mori, and ROSE Online. More information can be found at www.warpportal.com