Ragnarok 2: Legend of the Second's Open Beta will go live on January 3 2013, at 1300 HRS (+8 GMT), but a surprising change to who can access the game was announced 19 hours before the servers go live. From what was first considered open to the whole world, RO2 will now only be available in four countries - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
This is a major upset to most of the Ragnarok fans all over the world. Ragnarok 2's open beta was originally planned for December 27 and had no restriction on who can access the game. When the 27th came, players had difficulty logging in. The next day, Asiasoft announced that due to the high traffic that resulted in servers being congested, the open beta was rescheduled to January 3 2013.
With the open beta rescheduled, stress tests were conducted everyday for 2-3 hours until the 31st of December.
Now we are roughly 19 hours before open beta, and Asiasoft shocks the world by announcing that due to their licence agreement with the game's developer, Gravity Co., Ltd, Ragnarok 2: Legend of the Second will only be available im Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. They should have mentioned this first before announcing anything else, because now they have a huge fanbase upset by the sudden change, especially players who participated in the stress tests that are not from the four countries mentioned. With all the comments now flooding the RO2 Facebook page, a lot of players feel scammed or used, thinking they were only used to test the game's server capacity and performance.
A petition was already created asking for international servers.
[Source: Ragnarok 2 site]