Personally, I have not seen an online game having its sequel delayed so long after being announced. When Ragnarok II was first revealed to be in development, I think it was way back in 2006. Since then, the game was delayed several times and the project almost got canned. Ragnarok II eventually went into Closed Beta, but the game was totally out of sync with the gamers and went back to the drawing board, re-emerging as Ragnarok II: Legend of the Second to commemorate its rebirth.
|Character models from 2007. The Ellr race was removed in Legend of the Second.|
The first Closed Beta wasn’t that successful even to me who played for a few minutes. While my small preview got canned by readers, the gamers in Korea apparently shared my views, with the game going back into development for almost another 6 months before this announcement. Closed Beta 2 will begin on 13th July, with all members of GnJoy (Gravity’s Korean MMO portal) able to play in it. Will the game be a better one? I hope it will. Official website @ http://ro2.game.gnjoy.com/