Topic: Ryzom is back ?

(was it ever gone..?)

Got a mail from the ryzom team, as i guess some of you did as well:

Ryzom - the long awaited return!

To keep you informed if you are not yet aware. For 9 months, our company : "Winch Gate Property Ltd" - based in Cyprus, took over Ryzom to put it back on its feet and allow you to continue to play your favorite game.

Our first action was the restoration of free online play on all our servers. This has continued for more than 8 months now.

Since then, we have applied two large patches that you have recieved for free. These patches have fixed many bugs and added many new features. You can find the content of these two patches here and here. But we will not stop there, in the future we plan to release many patches, on a regular basis.

Concerning Events : many have already taken place on Atys, with many others ready to be launched to entertain you; thanks to our dedicated animation team. The path to the : "Power To Player" is at hand ;-).

Finally, we are in the process of reactivating our "System Subscriptions" from Monday 4th May 2009 and begin payment effectively in two weeks.
With the reopening of these paid subscriptions, we can finally get your financial aid to help fund not only the operation of our game and our teams, but also the future development to come that we have planned.

Above all, remember that starting today, you get two weeks free game time, whereafter - you get the opportunity to come and play test the latest additions to our patches.

CAUTION: In two weeks all accounts will become paying accounts, you can find the new prices at here and the terms here (As you can see, the subscription price has been heavily revised downwards, for example a single monthly subscription is now 7.95 Euro's).

The free trial pass gives three weeks of free and unlimited gaming that does not limit levels gained during the three week period (You are no longer forced to remain on Silan). Do not hesitate to invite your friends, as the game is still free to download (and play - within trial account limits) here and a new free trial account can be created here.

Now you are on the road to Atys, a wonderous, living world awaits, let the adventures continue!

The Ryzom Team.

any of you guys still playing? I have been kinda thinking about jumping back in the MMO genre and this would be worth giving an other try if any of you are still playing as well

Seems the new dev team are pretty focused on the roleplaying aspect of it...Claiming big things like player influence on the story and history:
Not that i understand the concept (maybe someone can explain it?) but good to see them supporting RP.

Re: Ryzom is back ?

Hello people smile

After a long, long break from online gaming I´ve decided to pay for a month of Ryzom, just to see whats going on.

The game is patching itself as I write this, so apparently something has been added or changed in the last year wink

Ill post my impressions in this thread. For now Id like to point your attention to these links:

Apparently all the lore and chronicles, as well as recent news on events etc. has been put together on this page known as ´the Official website for Ryzom RolePlay". That doesnt sound too bad...

Then there is this piece of news, as well as an announcement on the forums, that a major event (lasting several weeks) is currently taking place in the game:

Re: Ryzom is back ?

Ok, some first impressions...

Something is actually happening... Which is quite a lot if we remember that this is Ryzom we are talking about... wink

- I notice some improvements to the interface, like tooltips and timers - so apparently the new owners do know how to work with the code... Nothing groundbreaking but many small handy improvements.

- Played three hours yesterday, encountered a character who was clearly a member of the event team - talking in character and generally acting out ok. Nothing groundbreaking here as well, but an ok effort.

- Tried some of the missions that are part of the ongoing event. There are many tough delivery missions requiring mounts or packers (one brings you full circle through all the areas of the lakelands...). For once a reason to actually make a packer or mount convoy and bring some escorts to protect it...

So what can I say? The game is still the same, but there are something happening...

Re: Ryzom is back ?

I have a very, very evil craving to start playing again. I'll probably have to make a new character for that, though.
I'd even agree to a non-RP playstyle, as it's still the frelling best MMOG out there.
*Incoherent, probably foreign, swearing follows*

RP in MMOG's looks like this when trying to base it on in-game activities:
"Let's go <activity>!"
"Yay, <activity>!"