MARINA DEL REY, Calif., -- Dec. 15, 2004 -- Only a few weeks have passed since players could be married in Ragnarok Online, and they are already clamoring to escape the bonds of matrimony. Gravity Interactive has answered the demands of those longing for the single life by introducing divorce into the massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) world.
Players are warned, that just like the real world, breaking marriage vows come at a steep monetary and spiritual cost. Both parties must empty their pockets and file for divorce at a combined cost of 2,500,000 Zeny (Ragnarok money), as well as temporarily reducing their health and spell points in half.
Those feeling unattractive after getting divorced can get an extreme makeover with a new hairstyle and even a new face by visiting the local Nifflheim hairdresser. He/she also moonlights as an unlicensed plastic surgeon. Players willing to risk more than just their tresses can fulfill one of their midlife crisis fantasies by bungee jumping in the jungles of Umbala.
Divorcees who really want to hide from their ex-spouses can start all over with a new identity and play as a Super Novice class character. This class is really a jack-of-all-trades. Players never have to choose a specific class of skills to specialize in.
To find out more about Ragnarok Online, Umbala Update, updates and character classes, go to http://iro.ragnarokonline.com.
About Gravity Interactive LLC
Headquartered in Marina del Rey, Calif., Gravity Interactive LLC is the U.S. subsidiary of Korea-based, Gravity Corporation, a worldwide leader in the entertainment content and character creation business. Gravity Interactive develops characters and storylines for the online world, mobile technology, traditional animation, merchandising and all other forms of media. Ragnarok Online was created from the original graphic novel, "Ragnarok" written by Korean author Myung-Jin Lee.