Well many seem to think that WoW holds the crown for most subscribers, but many seem to overlook Ragnarok Online for some reason. RO has had roughly 80 million subs in its life time, and peaked at 25million active subs world wide. Not including the untold numbers that plays on the private servers.
Will there ever be an MMO that can beat those numbers?
Hmmm... there where that many people?
I remember Chaos peaking at 10k online, which was 1 of 3 servers. You sure worldwide there were 25mil "active" subs? It was fairly popular in Korea, but I don't remember being it #1 subbed... I could be wrong.
Give a source and "Active accounts or accounts made" don't count.
yeah ill need a reliable source before id believe this, i mean i barely ever hear of this game so im having a hard time believing its "the most populated."
and 25 servers isnt really all that much when youre comparing it to WoW as "head honcho."
RO was special. It had a game system that no one made before or prior. Their idea of defence (vit and def), flee evasion, crit and stats in general made the game very unique.
Their skill system was also amazing in that skills weren't obsolete when you advanced. Cards also made the game more intersting.
Perhaps RO2 will continue that style of very board gameplay, not the deep endless teir of shiny weapons.
RO is a game I played for 7+ years so I feel qualified to discuss this. I played in iRO Chaos during the betas, and the game reached a high point prior to transcendent classes.
The problem with RO is that its source code was so easy to emulate and the Aegis coding was leaked very early on. The client was NEVER upgraded beyond that point, so private servers ran rampant.
I agree that around the world, RO was a game that 25million played. The player base was split between the official and private servers.