During my conversation with NightAccio about her time on Secret of the Solstice, we began to discover a few things that related back to Ragnarok Online.
First off, Xen Online began their beta tests in Korea some time after RO launched in 2002. When the game eventually launched as free-to-play in 2007, something quite interesting happened back on RO: the game went free-to-play as well. This was a natural part of competition between companies with similar products, so it's only normal that GRAVITY would try to fight back DNC Entertainment. Honestly, they would be foolish to keep RO pay-to-play in the face of XO's free-to-play status. Especially since XO attracted quite a few RO players over.
However, GRAVITY didn't stop there. In 2008, they began …Read more >