Philippine Ragnarok Online Shutting Down by End of March
Level Up! Games Philippines, local publisher of popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Ragnarok Online (RO), announced through its official website that it would cease its service by the end of March. The statement, addressed to the community, stated:
We find it difficult to share the heartbreaking news that Ragnarok Online will be concluding its local PH service on March 31, 2015. Please know that if we had any other choice, we would have wanted to keep going. Unfortunately, it seems our journey has now come to its end.ADVERTISEMENT
Thus, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you’ve given us through the years. It’s been our great pleasure and honor in serving every one of you.
Launched in 2003, RO was one of the most popular games in the country. With the advent of newer games both from the same genre and newer ones, such as Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) Games, it struggled to keep up with the competition.
In light of the game’s discontinuation, Level Up! is currently working together with Warpportal, distributor of RO and its sequel Ragnarok 2, to migrate accounts from the Philippines to RO’s international server.
Coming soon in April 2015, iRO will open a new server where accounts of PH gamers who opt-in to the (migration) program will be transferred. We will be providing information and updates on this within the next few days. (The migration website URL will be disclosed as soon as possible.)
As a final word, the team at RO Philippines thanked everyone who supported the game and contributed to its growth.
Marami pong salamat sa inyong lahat. ROK ON!
Source: Level Up! Games Philippines
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