In order to cover up their messes and distract attention, Saint Corp. built a martial style school over the central experimental area--RAN Academy. They also established towns and business districts in rest of the region. Quickly, people and the rest of the world forgot about the terrible incident as the towns and commerce of the region grew and prospered.
Due to the regional success, RAN Academy became top ranking school and parents from all over sent their children to study there. Aside from regular curriculums, the students participated in extracurricular activities and trained as Fighters, Swordsmen, Archers, and Sorcerers.
One day, a group of dare-devil students went on exploring the academy campuses as they heard an urban legend about the academy being a military base in the past. They sneaked around Leonine Campus, the campus of the east, and found a hidden underground sewage tunnel. However, their curiosity and recklessness caused the breaking of the Saint Corp. seal and the deadly toxic gases and chemicals to leak out once more. The campus of Leonine fell and all the students on campus were infected by the gases and chemicals and mutated into monsters, zombies, or creatures unimaginable. Soon, the infection spread to towns and districts as people got in touch with the infected students. Surprisingly, the rest three of the academy campuses--Sacred Gate, Mystic Peak, and Phoenix, remained uninfected and healthy due to protective borders and charms set up by Saint Corp. when they built the academy.
In order to stay uninfected and hope to rescue their family and friends, the students of each healthy campus ganged up and went on hunts for the sources of the mutation and destroy them once for all. It's survival for the fittest indeed!
RAN Online is of a unique genre where Real-Life and Sci-Fi collide. With Gang-style heroism as the underlying theme, the storyline is based on a modern, campus-academy background where familiar surroundings and foreign adventures intertwine. Alongside the 360° rotational angle and stylish fighting action, RAN Online embodies several unique features:
- In-Game Events and Bonus: Every occasion deserves a celebration; Hard-works deserve bonuses; and players deserve interaction! The in-game events are not just changes in the background or gift-giving sessions, exclusive Event dialogs and NPC will really show you how to "play the event"!
- Club/Gang Fights: Tired of simple Monster-fighting or PvP? Street-Sweeping Run Downswill truly demonstrate the meaning of "Survival for the Fittest" where swarms of players charge at you! Make a stand and run them down! That is, if you can... Computer Lab Sieges will let those tactical minds play out strategies on how to defend or conquer the Campus Computer Labs. Once you take control of the lab, it's time to put those money-making brains to work by adjusting the Trade-Rate! Can you say "Ka-Ching$$"?
- Fashion Runway: For you stylish folks, think the uniforms are too "last-season"? Then design your own! Submit your designs and you can wear them and show them off~ If you don't like what you're wearing, change them! We all want to look nice and fashionable when we are fighting monsters~
- Ratoken - In-Game Currency: And our main feature is Ratoken, With ratoken you can play the game and earn Ratoken at the same time, you can also spend Ratoken within game.
Sacred Gate -SG
Sacred Gate Campus is known for it's progressive experiments and special institutions and emphasis on intensive skills training. It's located in the left area of the Academy. Rumor has that many secret experiments, researches and development are conducted inside the building. As a result SG produces an ideal environment with a looming serene forbidding ambience for Fighters and Swordsman. The dignified, blue uniforms are buttoning from top to bottom, with white striped sleeve.
Mystic Peak - MP
Mystic Peak Campus is renowned for its arts and crafts; the environment displays colorful, vivid hues. Academy students who long to be imaginative and creative can choose this campus. Compared to the other two campuses, Mystic Peak Campus uses a livelier, rich decor. Mystic Peak's stained glass windows reveal its emphasis on arts and crafts, a creativity-oriented campus which tailor-made for sorcerer students' effervescent spirit. Their stylish uniform is in navy blue with white stripe sleeve.
Phoenix - PH
Phoenix campus is known for its aristocratic setting where mostly attended by elite students. The campus recruits students from high society. These self- disciplined students are renowned for their perfection driven lifestyles. The campus is an ideal for those Swordsmen and Archers students. Their decent uniform is navy top with white pants or skirts.
Fighter / Brawler
Fighters' roles are to attack barehanded. The fighters use their hands and feet as the center to attack the enemies. One can focus to grow in the direction of sorcery fist or solid fist fighter. Fighters' technique requires less time to summon energy but strike out within a short time. They are the most agile among all characters. Major in [fist] is fast but its power become relatively slow. In contrast, if one major in [leg], the speed might be slow but its power is relatively stronger. Fist emphasized on [sorcery] is slow but with explosive power.
Swordsman are representation of classic fighters; good at close contact fight with great strength and effective attacks. Characters that choose either sword or knife will grow in different direction and skill. Using [Swords] produce greater strength and dexterity since swords possesses higher strength and agility values. Swords have better defense and higher hit rate, however, it's weaker in attack compare to [knives]. As one matures, it enables one to develop into versatile skills. Using [Knife], the key to maximize the weapon's fatality rate is to assign all points to strength. Initial stage of using knives can be arduous because of its low dexterity, high miss rate and weaker defense.
Like all typical Archers, they are good at long distance attack. Compared to swordsmean, archers are weaker but better attackers. Like Swordsman, they either use long bow or short bow. For beginners, Short bows produce higher minimum harm while long bows produce maximum harm when they attain higher levels. Archers are agile, strong defender who seldom miss.
Sorcerer / Shaman
Sorcerers’ roles are similar to those magicians. They have stronger auxiliary healer role and use weapons of swordsman. They can choose the following roles: using spear as their main weapon, using mainly sorcery or an auxiliary role Sorcerers can use either spear or rod. Using spears produce maximum physical damage while spells cannot be used. Using rod produce lower physical damage, but various assault/ defensive spells are allowed. Spears and Rods have distinct characteristics and differences. For beginners these characters are the hardest to master among all four.