Holy crap, apparently this went live today? I had no idea it was still being made, I thought it got canceled o_o...
I'm kind of sad... they got rid of Merchants as a class along with all of it's advanced classes and rebirth classes and then made Alchemists and Blacksmiths into mainstream standard professions with gathering nodes and what not.
Also there's only 5 starter classes, each with 2 choices for advanced classes? I don't know how I feel about this since RO Classic had over 50 total. Hopefully the expansion of the world and the transition to 3D instead of 2.5D make up for the lack of character customization.
Well at least it's F2P, so can't really judge it until the game finishes downloading haha.
I didn't think anyone around here has been playing MMO's long enough. That's okay, RO2 is disappointing. The core of the game is RO, it still has the same classes, similar attacks and mechanics, the stats are still DnD styled: +1-3(1point) +4-5(2points) +6-7(3points) etc. The cities are all the same except in 3D and all the monsters are the same too. The maps I've explored are different and they've done a wonderful transition from 2D to 3D aesthetically while still keeping the RO-feel of it.
But aside from that, crafting, combat, items/equipment, skill trees, and questing are all WoW-cloned. Even the dungeons are are just WoW dungeons with people spamming for tanks/healers/dps in general chat.
Oh well, it's free so I guess I can't complain. But it's not really worth anyone's time unless you happen to love Ragnarok Online as a franchise.