Valkyrie Now Online

Valkyrie - Philippine Ragnarok Online’s Free-to-Play server is now up and running as of 6:30pm today. We’re having record numbers – more than the last 3 months!

From conception to reality, this project is more than 1 year in the making.

I just went inside the game. It’s been a while since I played RO (yup, too busy dudes) and it really is nostalgic to see all those novices in the training area. Trying to go through the “courses” to get novice gear and red pots.

The fields with the Fabres and Porings just outside the training castle is just crazy! There’s a gaggle of Novices all looking for parties and trying to level up.

 

If you still don’t have Valkyrie, go ahead and download it. You won’t regret it.

Meanwhile, I’d like to thank a lot of people who made this project a reality…

First let’s start with Ragnarok’s new “secret weapon” – Carlo “Waukeen” Ople, the Brand Manager who never fails to surprise me with his revolutionary ideas and his leadership. Thanks, Wauks for staying strong and being true to your passion and love for the game.

Kudos also goes to the rookie, Rob Yatco. Rob’s enthusiasm and will to learn is a fresh addition to the RO team. While learning the ropes, he has adapted fast and has learned the “ins and outs” of the business. The pRO team is lucky to have a hard-working dude like Rob.

Then there’s the fantastic Game Managers – GM Jibrielle and Erwin T. Thanks to these guys, the world of Midgard is always safe and is monitored. Their dedication to their work and their integrity is beyond compare. I salute both Jhanice and Erwin!

And also, there’s the “soul” of the game, the Community Managers – WinterTsuki and Bubbles. Again, I always see them burning the midnight oil and staying up late at the office just to finish the tons of forms and requirements for all the events. Their work and dedication has taken them to the different corners of the Philippines while spreading the benefits of Ragnarok and MMORPGs to the masses. Thank you Blue and Bubbles for your hard work and love for the game. With them, our RO GMs – Donald, Ace and Ruth for doing all the “dirty work” as a GM. They do patrols, check accounts, award prizes and answer the millions of tickets just to keep you guys happy. Of course, there’s Andy and Jin, our support team from Gravity – they’ve been more than a source of “solutions”. They’ve become close friends and part of the Level Up Family.

They say that work here in Level Up is all play. I say that work here is truly work. It’s not for the weak of heart, it’s not for people without vision, and it’s not for those who do not share the passion and love for games, gamers and the joy that these things give us.

Again, my thanks to everyone in the team!

Great work guys! You deserve all the credit.

Photo By: Master Diwa 

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Author: Mon Macutay

Mon Macutay is a geek, gamer and technie at heart. He is also the CEO and founder of startup Big Ideas Social Media Inc., a Digital Marketing and Social Media Services company based in Makati, Philippines.

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