Character Creation

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In order to play any MMORPG, players must first create a character that will serve as their avatar for the duration of their time playing. Each MMORPG offers various hairstyles and hair color in addition to face types for player customization. Some MMORPGs would even go farther as to offer different skin tones and body types.

Character Selection[edit | edit source]

When logging into a MMORPG, players will encounter the character selection screen after choosing a server. Players in Ragnarok Online can create up to a maximum of 9 characters per account per server, while players in Ragnarok Online II can create up to 10 characters per account per server.

In RO players must select a character slot to create a character in while in RO2 players simply need to press the [Create Character] button to begin the process. Characters in both games are typically ordered from oldest to newest characters.

Creating a Character[edit | edit source]

In RO, players can customize the name, hairstyle, hair color and starting stats for their characters. Allowing players to customize a character's stats during character creation led to many players creating characters that ended up having stats that are unsuited for the job class they eventually choose for that character. With the Royal Criatura Academy update to Izlude, stat customization was removed from the character creation window so players only need to focus on picking a name, a hairstyle, and hair color for their character. Stat customization would be done while playing in order to better build a character up for a particular job class. Players are unable to pick the gender of their characters as character gender was restricted to the gender selected for the RO account itself. Players wanting to create characters of both genders would have to create separate RO accounts (male and female accounts).

In 2015, more than 13 years after the game's initial launch, GRAVITY began development on a new playable race for players to choose from. This required an overhaul of the character creation window to allow players to create a character of a different race. The overhaul will also allow players to finally pick the gender of their characters, making it so characters of both genders can be created on the same account.

In RO2, the character creation screen mimicked that of most modern MMORPGs in that players could customize the name, gender, hairstyle, hair color, face type, eye style, and eye color of their character. Unlike RO, players in RO2 select the job class of their character from the character creation screen. The background of the character creation screen would change depending on the job class selected.

Deleting a Character[edit | edit source]

Every player in RO and RO2 has the option to delete characters to free up character slots for newer (and maybe better) characters. For both games, players simply need to select the character they wish to delete from the character selection screen and press the [Delete] button.

Both RO and RO2 have safeguards in place to prevent unauthorized deletions by hackers. In RO, players must enter their email in full to delete a character. After the email is entered, a timer will begin in order to give players a chance to rethink their decision to delete the character. In RO2, players must enter their pin number to continue the deletion process. After the pin number is confirmed, the character is instantly deleted.

Patches[edit | edit source]

Ragnarok Online

  • Patch (2019 Oct. 30)
    • Fixed a bug where some job class outfits would not be displayed in the character selection window.
  • Patch (2018 Aug. 01)
    • When selecting a character in the character selection window, it changes to look better than the existing one.
  • Patch (2018 May 16)
    • If the character name is more than 21 characters, the character name will now display fully in the character selection window.
  • Patch (2018 Feb. 07)
    • Character selection window and cash shop UI will be changed.
  • Patch (2017 Aug. 01)
    • Character slots will be increased for the 15th Anniversary of Ragnarok.
      • Existing: 12 / Change: 15
  • Patch (2017 Jul. 26)
    • Some changes are made to the character deletion reservation system. Some characters do not process the deletion; the system has been changed internally so that reserving on top of an existing reservation causes it to be canceled.
  • Patch (2015 Dec. 09)
    • Increased maximum characters slots to 12.
  • Patch (2015 Oct. 28)
    • Gender can now be specified when creating a character; no more gender-locked accounts.
  • Patch (2013 Dec. 11)
    • The position of your character code (CCODE) will be moved next to the character name in the basic information window.
  • Patch (2013 Dec. 04)
    • The character code (CCODE) system is added. The system provides a unique character string for each character that makes it possible to prevent fraud.
  • Patch (2011 Apr. 27)
    • It is now impossible to delete a character that is part of a guild.
  • Patch (2011 Mar. 09)
    • Deletion wait time, which has been temporarily applied for new and regressed customers, will be changed to 24 hours.
      • Before change: 10 seconds / After change: 24 hours
  • Patch (2010 Nov. 24)
    • The wait time for character deletion is changed for new and in-progress users.
      • It will change from 24 hours to 10 seconds, and the setting will be applied for about 2 months.
  • Patch (2010 Aug. 04)
    • The character deletion method is changed. You now have to reserve a deletion and require the birthdate associated with the affected account.
  • Patch (2007 Jul. 04)
    • When you delete characters, you will now be asked to enter your password.
  • Patch (2004 Dec. 28)
    • Increased maximum characters slots from 5 to 6.

Ragnarok Online II