Posted on November 2, 2003.

I can't believe that it's November already. I don't know where this year has gone. I have, however, returned to a game that I keep leaving and going back to. I used to play Ragnarok Online when it was in beta and free. Then it went P2P and I stopped. Then it returned to beta, and I played again. Then it went P2P and has remained since, with me not playing. Gravity managed to mess everyone around, and many other people also decided to stop playing - they messed up to such an extent that even sites such as shut down out of protest (it is now up again, but not dealing with anything Ragnarok related. However, I have been watching the development of a program called YARE - Yet Another Ragnarok Emulator. It lets people run their own servers for free and have other people play on them.

It has been in development for a long time, and after the most recent update, it became a lot like the standard Ragnarok Servers - previously it was, in my opinion, a bit limited in what you could do. It still is, but it is a lot better than it was. As such, I am now playing on a third party server for free. And it is good fun - a limited number play on third party servers, so you generally are much friendlier. It'll keep me entertained for a few weeks, at least!

Back to school tomorrow, which is never a good thing. Hopefully I don't have any exams tomorrow, though, which will ease the pain. Only time will tell...