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Share your most memorable, funniest or most unique IntenseRO story with us, and get the chance to have your story be featured in one of our quests!

Mechanics

  1. You must have a forum account to join this event. Multiple submissions is not allowed. Any and all additional submissions will be disqualified.
  2. Your story must be uniquely yours.
  3. Story must be at most 300 words long.
  4. Deadline for submissions is on June 30, 2020.
  5. Rewards are to be given via RODEX.

Submissions

Submit your entries by replying to this thread, following the format:

Forum Name:
In-Game Name:

Story: 

 

Criteria for Judging

All entries will be judged with the following criteria:

Content : 50%

Descriptive language : 20%

Point of view : 30%

 

Rewards

Winning Entry
5 Link Coins
1 90-Day VIP Status Ticket
5 IntenseRO Gift Bags

First Runner-Up 
1 60-Day VIP Status Ticket
3 IntenseRO Gift Bags

Second Runner-Up
1 30-Day VIP Status Ticket
1 IntenseRO Gift Bag

Consolation Prize: 1 IntenseRO Gift Bag 

 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • The participant grants IntenseRO non-exclusive, irrevocable rights to use the submitted stories.
  • All winning entries will be used by IntenseRO as reference stories for upcoming quests.
  • Each participant is permitted only one entry. Entries submitted outside of the contest period and multiple entries (including those linked to other accounts) will not be considered.
  • All materials must be original, and uniquely from the player's personal experience.
  • Write-ups containing offensive, obscene, immoral, infringing, pornographic, and defamatory words shall be disqualified.
  • The participant assures that the story is an original work, guarantees that the submitted literature does not infringe on the rights of third parties.
  • IntenseRO reserves the right to change or alter details of this event.

 

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Forum Name: EdwardEG

Old In-Game Name: Edward EG

Current In-Game Name: Edward EG

Story:
 

I would like to share the most exciting moments from my experience playing intense RO back then from 2010-2012.
 

WoE schedule back then was so hectic as there were morning and evening WoEs for both trans and third jobs. I participated in almost every WoE and joined various guilds from Indonesian, Filipinos, American to Malaysian guilds. Made a lot of new friends and eventually we created a guild for 3rd job WoE and I was nominated to become its leader.
 

During early days of leadership, we had less members and were outnumbered by the other 2 large guilds. So instead of dominating castles, we focused more on GvG. Eventually, we were able to take down enemies using only limited manpower until one day, one of the large guilds decided to merge with us.
 

As our guild grew bigger, we were able to take down the other opposing faction until we eventually were able to compete in conquering castles, agit lords and getting Wildcard majority votes that lead us to get slots for participating Fortress Lords GvG events.
 

Ever since I became a guild leader, my usual activities for farming/social chat drastically turns into managing WoE rosters, reviews and giving guidance to every member whenever they need. During WoE, there were always tensions and heart-throbbing moments especially during the last minute before WoE ends as we need to defend or dominate the emperium.
 

Finally, the epic moment comes when winning Fortress Lords. People are lining up in the savepoint to receive salary bonus as if they are lining up to buy a fresh launched new type of smartphone!
 

Most of all, I have enjoyed and glad to play 3rd job WoE in IntenseRO which I have never experienced from other private servers. Thank you IntenseRO for such a wonderful experience!

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Forum Name: PITI
Old In-Game Name: Pitiful Character (or something like this, I really forgot)
Current In-Game Name: PITI
Story:

I had a nice guild, I forgot the name, it’s so active, though were not really winning, maybe sometimes, but still we’re happy, I think that’s what’s important. Usually after guildwars, were given salary. There’s this player, which was so irritated with me as I’m too talkative, and we became enemies. I tried to bully him further as were enemies, and thing is, we got closer, we became friends. We hunt bosses together, and I still bully him, although pissed off, he’s still laughing. His IGN was Protege, he told me it’s a spell in Harry Potter, but who cares.

There was this time that we both went to jail, I forgot the reason, and were laughing so hard and I told him, let s get our characters married. So we got married and went to Jawai for honeymoon. Still talking about school, and knew a lot of things about each other. Then suddenly he went cold, and then stopped seeing my character. I was like “arte mo”, and thinking what the hell happened. After a day of not talking, he texted me and says, he likes me and blah blah. I mean were both guys, well I guess not anymore, so we became virtual boyfriends, and I loved the server even more.

I haven’t seen him though, he saw me several times in video chats (I think yahoo messenger).  And, after several months of being in a relationship, it ended, several reasons, but mainly it’s because of me.

I’m not joining this competition for the prize, but mainly just to let you know I’m really sorry for the stupid decisions I’ve made. I don’t really want to play this game anymore, because it reminds me of you. But, I am still hoping I can see you once again.

-End of story.

PS: I wrote you poem way back, because I don't have a way of sending you a gift, because of the secrets you have, that your address is still unknown to me. Your name is Christopher Ar****, and if you're reading this, hi. I kept this poem all these years. But, I never knew ill be posting this again.

THE GAME OF LOVE 

I - I maybe just a simple guy,
L - Living a life that's full of cry,
O - Or maybe im a nobody,
V - Veiled by the love of somebody.

E - Ever Loving and supportive,
Y - You chase the stars and never leave,
O - Only for me, the one you love,
U - Under the seas and skies above.

P - Pyramids continued the quest,
I - In Moscovia, theyve seen the best,
T - Training grounds is where we started,
I - In Glast heim, where weve been haunted.

P - Prontera, where we first met
R - Ragnarok, game, connects our breath
O - On Jawai, the lovers City
T - Thors, a kiss of eternity

M - Million miles that separate us,
W - We have been connected by trust,
A - A life that's full of love and hope
H - Humming till the end of the slope

Thanks.

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Forum Name: Violet Chachki
Old In-Game Name: -na-
Current In-Game Name: Violet Chachki
Story: Serendipity

I am a new player to the server, so my IntenseRO story does not really go back a long way compared to pioneer players who can share countless stories of victories, joy, and love for the game. 


Earlier this week I had a random chat with a fellow player in-game. He was kind to share his resources and time with a complete stranger, and helped me on numerous occasions to slowly build my main. Over our friendly chats while leeching, it surprised me how some random encounters can hit close to home. Our (his and mine) personal lives actually overlapped at some point in the near past. Six degrees of separation whomstve? Kidding. Although I won’t be elaborating on anything he shared with me, I will say that our paths crossing in-game has helped me reflect on a painful part of my life that I’ve been burdened with for exactly a year today. Despite still carrying that, this coincidence made me see how much I’ve overcome. So it is in this regard that I hope he’ll be able to do the same thing: stay strong, move on, heal and grow. 


To end my very brief sharing, an open letter to this player: it was truly serendipitous to meet you. I’m grateful for all your help, and most especially your trust. I’m here if you need someone to chat with. Glad to play with a new found friend.

 

Daghang Salamat ❤️
 

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Forum Name: Godzilla
Old In-Game Name: Godzilla
Current In-Game Name: Godzilla

Story: 'The Hunt for Sohee - EOH 22:32'
 

It all started one mid afternoon on June 12th, the IntenseRO OBT had started and I was pumped to make my mark as a monk in Midgard ! I smashed through Payon Dungeon heal bombing EVERYTHING ! as an Acolyte.  Proved myself as a monk and decided to go hunt a Sohee card; at this point I did not know the fault of my ways. Off I went, Payon Dungeon, no one could stop a monk, not even Sohee ! Just to note, Sohee card is a staple for a monk, easy enough to hunt, or so I thought.
But, what I also told myself, was that, I'd hunt this Sohee card first THEN make a hunter. Now being the stubborn type, I regretfully kept my word.
And so it went a bit like this:

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*Triple PUNCH !* *Sohee dies* "oh this is easy". I was telling myself...but then, it didn't stop.


Day 1: **15 hours later**
*Triple PUNCH !* *Sohee Dies* "Okay, pls drop your card"

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Day 2: **15 hours later**
*Triple PUNCH !* *Sohee dies* "I see nothing but darkness, my soul taken" - At this point, I've had GM's visit me, players visit me and the servers meme for hunting Sohee >.>


Day 3: **15 hours later**
*Triple PUNCH !* *Sohee Dies* "Sohee Card exists, Sohee Card exists, Sohee card exists, NO IT DOESN'T !" - I kept telling myself the card was real.


Day 4:
What a beautiful day 4 was, late into the night, I did my final punch. Hunting Sohee for 4 days since OBT, I knew it existed, I knew it. Just look below to what happened next;
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I was so excited ! I beat Sohee ! I got her card ! and now... she's my slave:


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End Of Hunt: 22:32 - Godzilla was born.

Bonus Screenshot - The people celebrated with me.


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Forum Name: Sarawat
Old In-Game Name: - 
Current In-Game Name: Sarawat
Story: Friendship

I started my IntenseRO journey with my friend, Violet Chachki, however she started first and I just came along. I created my acolyte to catch up with her and support her while we were leveling. Though, it was tough trying to grind when it was just the two of us. We met some friends along the way, leveling in GH until we reached 2nd job and I'm a priest yay! Traveling to different dungeons just to get better exp to level up. As time flies, our party mates vanished. It was a sad moment that they left, though I'm glad Chachki is still with me.

For a few days I got busy and tired, so I stopped playing for a while... when I came back Chachki was already 99 and I was 92. She made her hunter Naomi. When Naomi almost reached my level, we agreed to each other that we’ll make my Priest reach 99 ASAP!! We started at 1pm leveling ourselves killing Anolians in Comodo field. It is always fun to have a friend chatting with you while leveling. After killing so many Anolians, FINALLY! We got an Anolian Card after 4 hours! We took a break for an hour and went back grinding. Though, Chachki went AFK so only my hunter was with me to level up my priest and there I got another Anolian Card after an hour! We finished around 12 midnight but still I couldn’t reach 99 because I always die :<. For 11 hours of grinding, we were so tired, and my eyes were slowly closing. 

I can’t believe that I’m playing for so many hours having fun with a friend. I’m glad that I have Chachki is with me to make sane whenever I’m playing.  Thank you Chachki!
 

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Posted (edited)

Forum name: ROnerd
In-game name: Skooma, ROgeek
Old in-game name: Vigil, MyLPisBiggerthanyours

Story:

And there we were, entering the battle for the first time on the server. As the battle unfolds before us, we can't help but wonder how mighty our guild had become...

We were battle-hardened, expert in the field of War! We marched slowly making our way into the depths of the castle, killing everyone who didn't have our guild emblem. We were soldiers, they were like savages. It's way they fought. They charged mindlessly from every direction trying to damage or slay at least a member of our ranks. They out-numbered us 5 to 1, but to us it didn't matter. We proceeded and never letting a gap in between our members. 

Enemies froze as the gusts of our storm swept their ranks; They burned and crushed as we summoned the boulders of fire right on top of their ground. Bombs and arrows flew and killed those who stood in range. Some tried to flee, but most of them were unable to move as my gypsy screamed her lungs out. No it wasn't a battle. It was not the battle we were used to, not the battle we were expecting. It was a slaughter. At that time we knew, nobody on this server can stop us.

Alas, we took the castle, the castle they were desperately defending. It was their home. Ah yes.. it was theirs, they held dominion of the server until we arrived. They'd never seen nothing like us. They'd never fought anybody like us.

Our guild set the standards on how a battle should be fought. We knew we started something special, like a boulder being dropped on a pond that the waves sets it's motion. It had an effect on everyone. They called us many things; conquerors, legends, gurus. But what we really were......Inferno.

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Forum Name: Calvados
In-Game Name: Fenris
Story:

 

"Carpe diem."

She expressed her beloved phrase, as she gently pats my back for encouragement. I blurted out my woes at her, but she still chose to lend an ear until the end. As I looked to the silver-haired, battle-hardened warrior whose tattered crimson cape lightly swaying to the warm winds of Jazeera, she exclaimed:

        You're too young to be spending your time worrying about those kinds of things. Frickin' live out your own life for pete's sake! 

She had been in our ranks for a while and was a natural in making connections. Eventually, she noticed my current interest in the Runic Order, and proceeded to have lengthy discussions about the intricacies on various schools of thought. I enjoyed these moments as she would hold these lessons countless of times.

She was my mentor: someone that I could ask for answers whenever I had questions about the methodologies of our Order; someone that I could confide with my hardships and thoughts.

After a year of adventures, it was finally her turn to seize the day. She told me she’d be leaving Midgard for good. Wearing the garbs of the Church, she conjured her last Warp Portal and gave her parting words:

        Do send my regards to everyone. Sadly, I will miss out on seeing your growth, but I hope this would help in your new journey. I'm awaiting the moment when we would stumble upon each other again.

She handed out an old book, with an inverted cross for a cover design, and had ten small diamond-shaped Oridecons on the spine.

Flickering lights dissipate as she entered her portal. As I opened the peculiar book, a small note was inserted:

        "May you ever live out your days in happiness. Carpe diem." 
            - Glace

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Forum Name:MindMachine
In-Game Name:Amore

Story: New Beginning

I am new to the server and haven't play the previous one way back but I am a fan of Ragnarok way back 2003 when it was launch here in our country.
My guildmates and I from other private server decided to play here in IntenseRO due to one of our guildmate played here before and it was a fun community.
During the OpenBeta last June 12 we decided to give it a go and we have a good run killing Geographers in Juno without having any items to begin with. Days past and
my guildmates started to laylow and decided to rest since we jump from one server to another. Moving forward I was left alone hunting, leveling and gearing up my items
even if the RNG Lord is not on my side [insert /sob here] I just grinded and farm like there's no tomorrow to build my Hunter's equipment.

My other guildmate joined his previous guild way back in 2009. But I was determined to still continue even if I don't know anyone to party with or to talk to. 
As days passed by I tried joining on the in-game events and tried to communicate in the global chat and help others with as much as I know about the game. 
This way I didn't feel that I was being left out or alone. Haven't really have someone in game that was really close to me but luckily my guildmate on the other server invited me 
to join their guild and I accepted the invitation with no hesitation. Meet some new in-game friends and discuss something with regards to different builds that will be use for PVE and PVP.
I am looking positively forward on playing in this server because of the events and community and I really miss having the Third Job Class and doing Endless Tower Run.

As long as Ragnarok exists I will never get tired of playing even if it means to always start a "New Beginning. The passion will always be there. "RoK On" as the saying goes.

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Forum Name: Dice
In-Game Name: Dice

Story: 2nd Chance

I was only seeing the facebook posts (via share your server) for Intense Ragnarok Online few weeks back and I just keep on scrolling whenever I see it. Then one day I decided to try it and waited for the opening. Upon playing, I met a lot of people with different characters. Some are very helpful, funny and witty, but there are also players that only aim to be the strongest. There's also 1 player that I met who taught me a lot of things some are good, but some are also very.. very bad. To cut the story short, I tried literally all of it. And the day I feared the most came, knowing that all my actions will have an impact. I was very nervous and frightened of what may happen to my character, thinking that all the hours and days I enjoyed playing the game will come to an end. But hey, I've got to tell you, the GMs are very considerate and very kind. We had a serious talk, they made me realize that all they have are good intentions when they created the server. And it hit me right on the spot, thinking "what am I trying to do!?". These are times when you'll know, these GMs? heh, we are being taken care of. ❤️

 

And there, we have a new Dice 😄 promised to never do bad again. So now, I'm trying to be as helpful as I can be to others. 🙂

 

#IntenseRagnarokOnlineSagaofDice #AlwaysRollTheDice

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FORUM NAME: Keitaro
In-Game Name: Keitaro

I came, I saw, I loved.  

    It was a calm summer night, I was young, naïve and I knew I was looking for something. It was indefinite and I was directionless.  

    Venturing into a familiar world under a pretense romance, I had my fill of laughter, excitement and success. In reality, I was in isolation, but in this new world; I was free, and I can be whatever I wanted to be.  
 
    Starting to crave for attention, affirmation, and validation that I was receiving in this world, I basked in psuedo-reality and got consumed by these things that I was chasing after. The reality that I have left is already ringing it’s bell, asking what is due. The person that led me to this world, left me, and I was just left alone, cold and berated.  

 

      Alas...  

 

    While laying low, I started anew; and as the blessed rains swept, I found myself sitting with a prism full of friends. I learned how to accept myself, and to be myself is the easiest way to be loved. 

    We had myriads of adventures, we go to guild wars, we had a leeching guild, discovered hidden spots, collected headgears, congratulated each other on celebrated life events, did a buddy check on each’s mental and physical state, and it was one of the best feeling ever.  

    Does karma exist? Have I been doing well in projecting good karma? For me to have an extraordinary set of friends, or is it the Universe telling me that kindness is innate and the world indeed is a gentle place.  

    IntenseRO has been a heck of a ride for me, but I am forever grateful to my friends, that helped me find my voice, pushed me to keep moving, and taught me to love genuinely.  

Veni Vidi Amavi  

 

 

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Forum Name: Kira
In-Game Name: Isaac

Story:
My daily routine was a quiet one. I'd farm for shiny gold from Grand Pecos roaming around the dry fields of Yuno then sitting by the grass in the middle of Brasilis for the rest of the day. I was pretty much content with that. During my idle times, my eyes would impulsively wander to a small group of three sitting next to the bushes hovered over by the Link Deity. The group involves a sorcerer with silver locks topped with a Sunflower, an arch bishop with a natural affinity for pink hues and another arch bishop that weirdly reminds me of Hello Kitty.

After days of having the same peaceful routine, a rude man crashed and was running around Brasilis. This madman threw a fit against anyone his eyes caught, including me. I've never really dealt with boorish behavior before so I was sweating buckets and felt like I'd gag on my heart any second. It was all hazy but last I could recall, pinky girl stood up and walked over to my side. In a whirlwind of events, I suddenly found myself talking to this peculiar group.

It was a new routine but it was exciting, it was like opening unexpected presents everyday. I was logging in everyday to see them hanging by the bush. We came up with lots of different activities. The weirdest thing we came up with was going to the Endless Tower with an all-star cast from Ragnarok: The Animation...in their first jobs. We never made it past the Golden Thief Bug. Everyone returned to our spot defeated but lighthearted.

Sadly, schoolwork caught up with everyone and people were logging in less.
Soon, I was logging in everyday to look for new things to do.

It was a new routine and it felt empty.

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Thank you for submitting your stories. As promised, here's a short review of all the entries.

To allow you guys to understand how things were graded, first. Please note that Content has been split into three parts (Organization, Action, and Idea), and POV into two (Voice and Characters). Word count was also taken seriously. Points (5) were deducted from those who went over the maximum word count.

A feeling of fondness and true experience illuminated through most entries. However, some entries were not able to translate such experiences into actual stories. One thing that was also noticed was how most entries lacked character profiles/references, and creative descriptions of the setting and events. These bring stories to life, being vital components of story-telling. Although a writing contest hosted by a Ragnarok server, a story still has to describe monsters and people to be effective. One of the winners lacked to describe the characters, but points were given for giving the readers a general idea of the kind of person the protagonist is. 

One of the entries described events and actions pretty well. However, inconsistencies in the story jumbled the main flow of the story, taking the development a couple of steps back. Action words were also very passive or lacking in some of the entries.

That's it for the general review. Winners will be announced in a few. ❤️

 

 

 

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🎉 Winner Announcement 🎉

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🌟 IntenseRO congratulates 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝘃𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘀 for winning the IntenseRO Story Event!

His story made use of descriptive language, actions and dialogue that take readers to the scene as if they were actually there.

She handed out an old book, with an inverted cross for a cover design, and had ten small diamond-shaped Oridecons on the spine.”

The beautiful word choice that never skipped on details made the entry stand out.

 

 

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💞 In second place are Godzilla and Kira. They both had such good stories that each left the reader with a different feeling. However, the other’s strength was the other contender’s weakness.

Kira’s strength was in describing her characters, setting, and the heroine’s feelings - making readers feel as if they were in the background, hovering near the bushes, and looking back to their own memory.

Godzilla, on the other hand, had a lot of appropriately placed exciting action words that gave the readers something to root for.

✉️ Prizes will be given to the winners and participants via RODEX.

💜 Thank you for joining!

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