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Buena Park, California – January 15, 2013 – The Rekenber Corporation welcomes you to Lighthalzen! Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), is proud to announce this major town update on Classic. A large and popular town when it was originally introduced on International Ragnarok Online, it has made its way onto the new Pre-Renewal Classic server!  In addition to the quests that will be available, this also unlocks the homunculus companion monsters for Alchemist class characters and the mysterious Somatology Laboratory dungeon below Lighthalzen.

Airship routes to the city-state of Lighthalzen have opened up and adventurers from around Rune Midgard have journeyed over long distances to discover what this seemingly peaceful town has to offer. Established by the powerful Rekenber Corporation, the city-state of Lighthalzen grew from a simple mountain village to a prosperous metropolis. Though they have brought great wealth to the town, visitors whisper of dark experiments taking place behind the clean façade of the Rekenber headquarters. Players will have their hands full if they attempt to unravel the mystery…

This update allows for Alchemists to create Homunculi, user-programmable monsters that will fight on the side of their creators. There are four different kinds of homunculi, each with their own special skills and specialty. These helpful new creatures are much more than pets.

 “With the highly requested Lighthalzen expansion on Classic we are giving the opportunity for players to experience more high level content “says iRO lead producer Jason Heimdallr Koerperich. “Quests, Homunculi and our Jump Start event make this a big content update for Classic!”

The Jump Start event is a two week event designed to help level new characters up to level 50. Ragnarok can be a very challenging game at the beginning, especially for its unique support class characters. This event will help iRO fans get over the difficult early-game “hump” by reducing the amount of EXP required to level-up character and job levels from 1-50 by half!  You can check up on news at the Ragnarok Online Official Facebook and get more info on the leveling event here: on the Playragnarok site!


About Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online is a fast-paced, 3 rd person fantasy MMORPG, where friends can make parties, groups can make guilds, and the powerful can battle for top spots in weekly Guild vs. Guild battle to gain supremely powerful items of the Gods. 

Combine hundreds of options to optimize your equipment and appearance, along with fully customizable stats and skills to make your adventurer truly unique! With dozens of classes, you can find the one that fits your play style, band together in parties to fight powerful MVP bosses for unique gear or hunt monsters for cards to get unique and customizable effects for your equipment.

Ragnarok allows you to customize your gear, stats, skills, appearances as well as your own strategies. Truly you are in control of your game destiny! Dozens of classes, hundreds of weapons and armors, tons of different skill load outs to customize your character to your play-style; all available for you to pick and choose from. Sell these newly acquired items or player-created ones, including potions and weapons, to your fellow adventurers in a fully player-driven economy.  Take pets out for a walk through the hundreds of areas from lush forests to creepy ruins or even through the bottom of the ocean!

About  WarpPortal

Headquartered in Buena Park (California, U.S.A.),  Gravity Interactive, Inc.  was established in March 2003 and is the U.S. subsidiary of  Gravity Co.  Ltd. (South Korea, Nasdaq GM: GRVY).  Gravity Interactive, Inc. is a world-renowned leader in online game publishing and operates Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) for the North American casual and hardcore gaming markets.  The company's flagship title,  Ragnarok Online, has over three (3) million North American subscribers (about 50 million subscribers worldwide) and has been joined by other titles  Dragon Saga, Requiem: Memento Mori,  ROSE Online, Maestia: Rise of Keledus.  More information can be found at