In-depth Interview With the Developer of Ragnarok Online Mobile
After the global release date for Ragnarok Online Mobile announced on November 26, many players added me on FB, asking for beta keys and more information about the upcoming title. However, we don’t have any beta keys left So I can only bring you guys an in-depth interview with Wangli Xing, the developer of RO mobile.
It took Xingdong RMB 60 million to obtain the IP from Gravity and there are many hard choices to make during the 2 years development: global server or multiple servers, single currency or multiple currencies; clean UI or UI with multiple entrances to spend money; freedom or auto repath; team work or easy auto fight...Thanks to god, Xingdong chooses the former one that make RO Mobile outstanding in the Chinese mobile game market.
As a fan of RO, what kind of adjustment do you want for RO mobile?
Before the mobile version came out, you will get the same answer from all the RO fans: just restore the original one.
Over the past ten years, there are many RO-themed games, but none of them is faithfully to the original version. Nowadays, many players are playing RO private servers or playing the official server with automation tools. But I have to say the gameplay is outdated. Therefore the RO fans cannot help us in designing the game. We can only make the game by ourselves, making it woks fluently in mobiles.
What’s the biggest adjustment in the mobile Version?
What we can do is to keep its original spirits, which means players can enjoy a wonderful world where all the people are friendly and kindly.
Based on the original settings, we add many quests and storylines in the mobile version. But players can choose to skip those quests and level up by killing mobs. But the core gameplay is still the same. The biggest adjustment...emmm, I think all the systems have been improved.
How about the PvP mode?
The PvP mode is not available for the moment. If we follow the original episode, maybe it will take long time to have “War of Emperium”. However, for some players who started to play RO in 2005, they’ll take PvP and GvG gameplay for granted. We need to take care of players from different ages, so we will make sure a proper proportion for PvP and GvG gameplay, which means casual players can still enjoy the game without participating PK.