On September 25, 2008, the International Ragnarok Online (IRO) server added the Free-To-Play Valkyrie Server.
The pre-existing IRO servers, Chaos, Loki and Iris, are now referred to as Premium Servers, along with the test server, Sakray.
In April 2008 the European subscription prices were decreased:
- 1 month subscription : 7€ instead of 10,90€
- 3 month subscription : 18€ instead of 29,70€
- 6 month subscription : 30€ instead of 53,40€
- 1 year subscription : 60€ instead of 72€, and a starter pack offered.
Fees for Audiotel and SMS messages were also lowered. Existing subscribers were compensated with free days.