I honestly have no memory of making this account, and have not played this game in particular.
But, many years ago (10? 8?) I did play Monster Ranch a heck of a lot when I was a kid. Along with all your pokemon online games. I was there for the launch of Monster Battle Arena which feels very similar to this game! It is very sad that MBA didn't work out but I am glad you still were able to create a successful pokemon game from it.
I remembered about those games randomly today, and I started to remember the fun times I had grinding mindlessly, breeding many froglish! I still remember my favourite monsters like my +3k Razirak! and also the countless good friends I made along the way.
Having searched a lot around the Internet it seems that all traces of MRO are long gone, but I did stumble upon this game thanks to finding some YouTube videos from sharks and kyro. I had a brief look and the nostalgia really hit me when I found that this game feels similar to one I spent so many hours on as a kid. I was also very surprised to see atleast a couple of familiar names in the admin list.
I highly doubt that anyone I spoke to on those games as a kid is still around, but if you are, and you stumble upon this post, then I hope you are well and have a great life. I remember every friends username but sadly no real contact details (although I was only about 12 at the time so that is probably safest practice online ).
For any admins of MRO or any of the developers (I can only really spot PrincessPhoenix as being active on this game from those I remember), I would like to say a huge thank you for the time and effort you spent during the years the game was running. Being a kid can be tough sometimes, and MRO was a fantastic escape at its height. I hope you are all doing well and have wonderful lives, and I am Incredibly impressed and shocked that even a few names and some familiar looks have survived this long and are still giving people enjoyment after so many years.
I shall end this message with a Bushil, for old times sake.
(image credit to Princess Phoenix ofcourse, I hope you do not mind)