Ragnarok will get infrastructure multiplayer in a post-release patch, but the developers have been giviing out some information on their progress, covered over on Andriasang,
Down the pub in multiplayer online Ragnarok
Also over on AS is a huge new batch of screenshots, showing off just how gorgeous and detailed the game looks. The game is out today in Japan, and Sony must hope it gives the Vita another sales boost.
The developer interview shows how the patch adds the ability to jump to online multiplayer and ad-hoc multiplayer versions of the pub, where you meet other players. In the pub, you can see other players, engage in text chat and make use of gestures. These communication methods can also be used when questing.