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)

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...

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...

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 --...
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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...

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...

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...

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
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The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

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While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG, living or dead, offers the all-time best crafting experience?

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Over the last couple of weeks, when I was putting in sometimes 18-hour days working on the site, I didn't really have much time...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the smallest MMO you’re willing to play?

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A comment on Reddit about the current size and viability of Kritika Online got me thinking about MMO playerbases in general lately. We...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

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When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...
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Choose My Adventure: Get out of here, DC Universe Online

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So this is an unusual situation for me: I've never actually played a game for Choose My Adventure that I've disliked this much. Those...

The Game Archaeologist: Where are all of the open-source MMOs?

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Recently we had an interesting question come in from reader and Patron Rasmus Praestholm, who asked me to do a little investigating: "What (if...

Massively Overthinking: MMO ragequitting

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Ragequitting. Most of us have probably done it once or twice from groups or single-player games or even MMO sessions in our time. My...

Ryzom transitions to a freemium business model

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As of May 31st, Ryzom (formerly Saga of Ryzom) has transitioned into a slightly different business model that will take a little...

Whatever happened to Alganon, Ryzom, and Forsaken Legends?

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Ever find yourself wondering, "Whatever happened to so-and-so? We never hear about that MMO in the news any more! Is it still running? Does...

Perfect Ten: Exploring MMORPGs from the far corners of the world

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Have you ever noticed that while there's an entire world out there, most all of the MMORPGs we discuss and play tend to either...

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