I started playing RO2. Its awesome to see enemies from the first Ragnarok Online in "okay" 3D... but thats it. Everything else is nothing special.
The cooking, blacksmithing etc. is a toned-down version of LOs life classes. The Card System in RO2 was RUINED, no real special effects, just stat increase. Its boring.
Battle is boring... thats it. The areas I got to see are pretty narrow...the scale of gigantic maps you see in LO are not present in RO2. I did not like RO2...I wanted to, since I played RO(1) fpr bout 7 years...but RO2 has no souls. To be honest...I liked the PREVIOUS version of RO2 (the one which did perform horrible) a lot more.... I am happy now that the developers of the first version of RO2 did stick to it and created LO as Cykan entertainment