ryzom

Official Site: Ryzom
Studio: Winch Gate/Nexrax
Launch Date: September 19, 2004
Genre: Sci-Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC (Open Source)

Ryzom redesigns its tutorial area to make it more player friendly

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If you ever found Ryzom a bit indecipherable, it's not (just) because the MMORPG is set on an alien world. Older titles like this...

The MOP Up: Allods Online throws an orcish holiday

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How many MMOs throw Orcs their very own holiday? I only know one: Allods Online, which celebrates all things orcish -- including goblin tossing...

One Shots: Under an alien sky

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There aren't many MMOs that genuinely make you feel like you're on some sort of unknown planet instead of an analogue to Earth, but...
Shiny!

Vague Patch Notes: Yes, sandbox MMOs need tutorials and guidance, too

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I'm going to make some sandbox fans a little miffed right here with my opening premise. Yes, your sandbox MMO needs tutorials and probably...

Ashes of Creation gives a first look at its season-changing landscapes

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MMO landscapes that experience not just weather but actual changes to their seasons is always one of those features that is much-requested but rarely...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO will be next to raise its subscription?

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Almost three years ago, our writers and readers came together for a discussion about whether the age of the $15 subscription was coming to...

Open-source MMORPG sandbox Ryzom has lowered its subscription price – again

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This spring, at least two major MMORPGs, RuneScape and EVE Online, made the bold move to increase their subscription rates as their playerbases grumbled....

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Massively Overthinking: No-thank-you bites in MMO gaming

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One of the things I always try to have my kids do is take a no-thank-you bite of new foods. They have to at...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

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For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....

Ryzom adds a new daily missions feature that lets players choose their preferred mission types

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The first update made to Ryzom in the new year is likely a pretty convenient one for players of the MMORPG. Players can now...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

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Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game Archaeologist...

The Daily Grind: What older MMO’s graphics still hold up today?

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The other night I was playing with some friends in Dungeons and Dragons Online, and the discussion turned to -- oddly enough -- the...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

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Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

Ryzom turns 15 years old with events and an emerging story

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September historically has been a crazy busy month for MMO launches, and so it should come as no surprise that many titles are celebrating...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you forget was still alive and kicking?

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The other day the Ryzom team sent us a tweet that basically told us that the game was still alive and there was stuff...

Ryzom tests multi-language chat translator and whips up a new map

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The oddly flavored alien fantasy MMORPG Ryzom has been running a marathon for a good long while now, and so far its crazy legs...

Ryzom’s summer promo rewards sub players with ammo in an epic water balloon fight

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Open source sandbox MMORPG Ryzom is still alive and kicking, following the last couple of years of interesting moves - including a Steam launch...

Ryzom goes behind the scenes to talk guild islands and a new boss monster

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Anyone reading this recall Ryzom? It's a French-made sandbox MMO that is under the stewardship of Winch Gate, which made the title open source...

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