"A video game comic and blog that would have been awesome and relevant 10 years ago. Maybe." -Famous Website
For being one of the most influential games that Pie and I have played, you would think that there would be a lot more Ragnarok Online comics in our archive. Sadly that is not that case, so it makes us happy to be able to add yet another tribute to the stack.
Ever since we stopped playing RO, we have constantly been searching for a MMO to call home. WoW came the closest but there were always some nagging things that kept it from being the mainstay we were hoping for. It just lacked the critical elements that made it quite as addicting to play as RO, which had me obsessing over its systems nearly day and night. Even though the world and story were so well crafted in WoW, the actually gameplay wasn't quite what we were yearning for.
Despite these minor quibbles, it always nagged at the back of my mind that I missed out on the WoW craze while it was fresh. It never bugged me at the time since I was engrossed with RO, but after finally digging into WoW there would be numerous times where I would wish I could see the game evolve, particularly in the BC era. Raiding, which once seemed completely unpalatable to me, now seems so alluring because I have played enough to become enamored with the lore and I want to experience the encounters that have shaped the world of Azeroth as they are current.
Now that we are playing WildStar, it is constantly on the forefront of my mind that I don't want to miss another WoW opportunity. I want to see the difficult content while it still being figured out, experience fun moments prior to any dev tampering, and experience epic victories that are forged alongside guildmates. All the wipes, drama, war stories...these are all the things that make online gaming so fun! I can't tell you how often Pie and I would fondly recollect some of the most grueling aspects of RO. What once seemed frustrating now serve as battle scars that are fondly remembered; it's funny how time changes your perception of events.