Ryzom, one of the best ROLE PLAYING Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the moment (MMORPG), is set more than 2000 years in the future, on a living, evolving world: beautiful Atys!
The role-playing game Ryzom takes place in the year 2531 on planet Atys.
Unlike other planets, Atys is one enormous tree, large enough to sustain an atmosphere and multiple ecosystems on its surface and within its immense underground caves created by large networks of branches and roots.
Four distinct humanoid races, or 'homins', came to exist on Atys hundreds of years prior to the game's current timeline (although it is not specified how or why!) These races developed into separate and fairly isolated societies, inside their own favored ecosystem. Interacting benevolently with all four homin cultures, but hostile towards each other, were two far more advanced races: the Kami, the legendary magical spirits of the earth, and the Karavan, the techno warriors from outer space. The Kami are depicted as elusive, chaotic, playful, and highly protective of Atys, while the Karavan are more secretive and have never been shown outside their protective suits or far from their machinery.
In the game year 2481, the homin races were nearly exterminated when the hostile and horrific mutated insect-like Kitins were accidentally released from their home deep within Atys' roots. The surviving homin refugees began working together in 2485 to rebuild a single, mixed society in relatively remote areas. Soon after that came the additional threat of the 'Goo', a spreading infestation that renders areas uninhabitable and drives wildlife mad with rage.
Come and discover the hidden mysteries of this world. But be careful; your choices will impact not only you, but the world of Ryzom as well!
For PC in 3D playable online in English, French and German, Ryzom is a ROLE-PLAY game of science-fiction, fantasy and adventure, massively multiplayer, named RPG, MMORPG, MMO or virtual world. Ryzom won the MMORPG Awards of the Best RPG ROLE-PLAY story game and is a reference to all the role players in the MMORPG's virtual world! Ryzom is downloadable online FREE, FREE TO PLAY!
Overview of our MMORPG
A UNIQUE MMORPG UNIVERSE
Planet Atys is not only an MMORPG but also a living, virtual world, with five rich and diverse ecosystems. A powerful AI technology makes flora and fauna interact dynamically with each other and the ever-changing environment. .
A Lush and unique RPG Living Ecosystem
Known as the Living Planet, Atys doesn't behave quite like any world you've experienced in any other MMORPG. To start with, Atys is growing, slowly sending tendrils out which can unveil new lands and cover up existing ones. Due to this constant growth, the climate and weather on the surface can vary greatly, even in a short time span.
The Behaviour of the Creatures is unique to our MMORPG
The creatures in our MMORPG behave intelligently. In our MMORPG each creature has its own set of behaviours, and natural enemies. Wild gingos travel in small packs, willing to attack anything they think they can kill for food. The more docile bodoc travels in herds, but fiercely come to each others defence should they be attacked. Some creatures will migrate naturally; others will prefer to remain in the same general area.
The Seasons & weather change in our MMORPG
The seasons in our MMORPG change naturally, altering not only the landscape of Atys but also the resources available to harvesters and the behaviour of the creatures that live there. In our MMORPG the changing weather can also alter these things, from raging snowstorms in the forest to thunderous storms in the jungle everything change perpetually.
An MMORPG with big Battles of multiplayer against hordes of Monsters
Imagine standing outside a city, watching a hill in the distance, and seeing the first members of a wave of Kitins appear. Now imagine hundreds more following them, moving as a single, swarming army. Battles of this scale will require dozens of players working together to fend off serious invasions.
OUR MMORPG IS BASED ON FREEDOM
Choose and fully customize a role-play or RPG character from any of the four races of our MMORPG. The skill-based action tree then allows you to gain experience in fighting, magic, crafting and/or foraging, and to customize your own spells and special attacks (There are thousands of possible combinations!). .
Flexible Role-play & RPG Skill-Based Advancement
As you earn experience and gain levels, your role play advancement is measured on a skill tree. There are no classes in our MMROPG, and you can advance in any tree as far as you'd like. This feature is unique to our MMORPG.
The first skills in our MMORPGAt the beginning in our MMORPG, you only have access to the four most basic skills - Fight, Magic, Craft and Harvest. As you advance, these skills will begin to unlock new ones below them on the tree, each getting more specific than the one above. You have mastered a specific skill branch in our MMORPG when you have reached level 250.
- For example, fighting with a mace will first gain skill in the basic Fight tree, then the more specialised Melee Fight branch, and all the way down to Master Mace.
Unique and different skills in our MMORPGEach of the skills allows you to acquire different Actions. The more specialized your skill gets, the more powerful the Actions learned are.
It may take a long time to completely learn an entire skill branch down to the most specialized skill levels, but it's not necessary to do so to become a capable player. In some cases it might even be better to generalize and work on several branches.
The skill tree in our MMORPG makes it possible for veteran characters to be flexible, while allowing newer ones to still be effective. Because you never forget a skill once it has been learned, and because there is no penalty for learning multiple skills, the more skills that you learn, the more options are available to you.
- Note: you don’t need to create a new RPG character to explore another skill branch; you can do everything with the same one.
The Actions and Stanzas are Customizable in our MMORPG
A unique Modular Action SystemOur MMORPG combines every action you can do within the world into one unified game mechanic, called the Modular Action System. This system, unique to our MMORPG, holds special combat manoeuvres, spells, material prospecting and harvesting, and even crafting.
Unique and different StanzasIn our MMORPG each individual Action is made up of a number of components, which are called Stanzas. These Stanzas each have different abilities and costs associated with them, and once you learn them, you can combine them into your own custom actions.
New Stanzas are learned by receiving training in different skills. For example, in the case of magic, you start with only one basic offensive magic spell, Acid Damage 1. After advancing a bit, you can learn Life Gift 1, which gives you additional Stanzas. The actual Stanzas for each of these spells are below:
'Acid Damage 1'||
'Life Gift 1'|
'Free Acid Bolt'|
Although it may not be very powerful, and has a serious range penalty, it does have the advantage of being completely free to cast. This makes it great in situations when you are already in close and don't need that extra range.
Of course, this example used only two different spell abilities. The more actions you are trained in, the more Stanzas you have access to, and the more possibilities there are to create ones perfectly suited to your role play style in our MMROPG.
Role-play & RPG Item Creation
Although NPCs sell basic equipment for characters of all levels, high quality and enchanted role-play and RPG items are only provided by player crafters. Even at very low skill levels, crafters can begin creating items with stat increases on them, and the bonuses (extra Life, Sap, Stamina, or Focus) they can place on equipment only get better as the crafters get more skilled.
Crafting a role-play & RPG itemYou have to find or gather raw materials to fill each of the 'roles' for the equipment you are going to be crafting. Depending on the item, a dozen or more pieces of raw material may be necessary to create a finished product.
QuarteringOne way to get raw materials in our MMORPG is by hunting the creatures of Atys. Each creature can be quartered, yielding materials appropriate to their type. For example, a carnivorous creature may provide sharp teeth that are appropriate for spearheads, while a herbivore may have a soft skin that makes excellent light armour padding.
ForagingThe other way to get materials in our MMORPG is to harvest them from the land using the Harvesting skill tree. Two separate actions are necessary to do this. First, you must search for material locations using the Prospecting ability, which will make nearby resource spots visible. Then you must harvest one of those resource spots to gather the material.
OUR MMORPG IS ROLE-PLAY ORIENTED
Your role-play actions influence the story line of our MMORPG. Lots of large-scale Role-Play and RPG events are organized around players’ wishes.
Storylines and Role-play that Matters
Who are the Karavan?Who are the Karavan? Why does Atys grow? Is the Great Dragon real, or only a legend? Who are Jena and Elias? Why are we here? The planet of Atys is rich in mystery, and much is left to be discovered.
Because of the collapse of civilization in the past, vast amounts of knowledge and history have been lost - only time will reveal these pieces of the story. Our MMORPG is one of the best role-play and RPG games
Many Role-play and RPG Events
To make sure life on Atys remains interesting, the Event Managers regularly run role-play and RPG events for the three communities of our MMORPG. These can be small role-play events lasting a few hours, or large-scale events lasting several days or even weeks or months; they can be storytelling evenings in the bar, or invasions of nasty creatures or marauders in different regions or multiple continents of our MMORPG.
They are many different types of Role-Play & RPG eventsThere are mainstream role-play and RPG events related to our MMORPG, including the Factions and the nations Leaders, how their relationships evolve and political stakes; and role play "side" events that are less or not related to our MMORPG, such as tournaments, murder mysteries, rescues, fashion shows, etc. Both large and small role play and RPG events may differ from one server to the other, mostly depending on how the players react to the events.
To catch up on what's happening on Atys, you can have a look at the RP Site of our MMORPG, where players and Events team post about ongoing role-play and RPG events and where you are welcome to discuss the roleplay in our MMORPG.
Two Big Role-play & RPG Factions Oppose Each Other
Two groups, both powerful and mysterious, seek to control the destiny of Atys. The Karavan and the Kamis both claim to be the true guardians of the planet, both come to the aid of homins as long as they obey their rules, both are secretive about their origins and perhaps even their true intentions. For centuries now, they have followed different paths, observing one another without confrontation.
You have no choice but to live with these powerful factions around. However, you are able to choose which side you'll join and follow: The Karavan, the Kamis... or neither.
A multiplayer war betweem two powerful factions :The presence of these two powerful factions in our MMORPG and the pressure that they create becoming more and more strong on the world, a war finally began with the Episode 2 – The Homes of the Gods, where you were able to act for your faction and erect special buildings with the help of your allies.
The Steles of Valor, where the names of the best homins and guilds who participated in the construction are engraved, will remain permanently on Atys, so that everyone can remember who were the most famous ones who acted during the faction war.
The Karavan and the Kamis:The Karavan and the Kamis reward those who help them in our MMORPG. When you accomplish tasks for one faction (through role-play and RPG missions), you gain fame with it, which will allow you to have access to more teleporters. During specific role play events, you can also gain Faction Points, which you will be able to exchange for special rewards.
In our MMORPG you will truly have influence on the outcome of the factions' conflict, nothing is predetermined, and nobody can foresee who will win!
CREATE: THE RYZOM RING!
The Ryzom Ring (R²):The Ryzom Ring (R²) is the innovative free expansion to our MMORPG. It provides powerful design tools that allow you to use our MMORPG's creatures, buildings, maps and missions to create your own role-play and RPG events and scenarios.
Ryzom, as an MMORPG, is already providing freedom to develop any skills you want and refine actions to match your own roleplay style. With the Ryzom Ring we take this a step further, providing unprecedented power. With the Ryzom Ring you can design and run your own adventures, your own role-play and RPG events and even add your own MMORPG's landscape zones to our virtual world.
With the Ryzom Ring, you really get to play the way *you* want to play, because you create your own role-play game, your own MMORPG virtual world.
Easy to Use Ryzom Ring ToolsEasy to use tools for the Ryzom Ring is one of the most important features in our MMORPG. The tools are embedded directly in-game to give you a "what you see is what you get" view of the scene as you create it. Content is dragged and dropped from the palette to the scene... The number of editor windows has been kept to a minimum, and so on. Creating and running a role-play and RPG scenario becomes child's play!
Get more information on the R² Ryzom Ring page.
MULTIPLAYER CONSENSUAL PVP IN OUR MMORPG
Different Types of PvP CombatDifferent types of PvP combat coexist in our MMORPG, and - since not everyone likes PvP in the MMORPG - you can choose whether or not to get involved. If you are looking to engage in multiplayer combat online, our MMORPG offers various possibilities: Duels, GvG, FvF and full PvP.
Role-play & RPG Duel
By challenging another player directly to a duel, you can engage in individual combat even in MMO areas where PvP is normally not allowed. To challenge another player in our MMORPG, right-click on him and choose "Engage Duel" from the context menu - he will receive a challenge, and if accepted, the duel will begin.
The duel will end when one player is slain, or if either of the two players abandons the duel.
Full PvP in our MMORPG
You can find arenas of completely open PvP in our MMORPG. As you enter it, you will receive a warning that the place has open PvP enabled, and an opportunity to turn back without being vulnerable to attack.
Outpost Role-play & RPG wars
Outside of the cities, across the four countries of Atys, exist many Outposts that give new tools to the guilds and some exciting role-play and RPG challenges for both PvPers and crafters. Outposts are controlled by guilds, who have to fight to take them over. This brings a new role-play and RPG dimension to PvP in our MMORPG, with big fights between armies of players.
Unique materials in our MMORPGHistorically, Outposts are old buildings located above nexuses, which are special nodes in the depths of Atys. Their locations, strategically chosen by the Karavan and the Kamis, allow access to specific raw materials through the use of a drill. By controlling an Outpost, your guild will be able to collect these raw materials, used in the composition of unique items.
Big MMORPG BattlesThe Outposts introduce a round-based concept of attack and defense cycles. First, the attacking guild has to declare war - a compulsory stage that lasts a minimum of 24 hours, to allow the two opponents to organize themselves and be there when the true conflict starts. Then the attack period starts and lasts for 2 hours. The result of this first battle determines if a second battle - the defense battle - will occur or not. If the attacking guild won the attack period, it will then have to defend the Outpost during a defense period.
When a war has been declared on an Outpost and you pass close by, a window pops up asking whether you want to participate or not, and asks you to choose your side. If you don't want to participate, you can simply click on the "neutral" button.
Multiplayer Faction PvP
In our MMORPG, once you've completed the ritual task to show your allegiance to a faction, you may want to go further in showing your devotion. For example, you may decide with your fellow engaged homins to prevent the faction enemies from entering karavaneer cities or even countries.
Consensual PvP Tag:Dans notre MMORPG faction PvP (FvF) is consensual, meaning you can choose whether to participate or not. You enter multiplayer faction PvP by activating the PvP Tag. Once active, you are able to kill characters from the opposite faction who have also activated their Tag. Note that to be able to activate it, you must have sworn allegiance. Neutral players can't participate in FvF.
Full MMORPG PvP
Although you can live happily and choose not to harm any fellow homins on Atys (or be harmed), a few underground regions in our MMORPG are full PvP - you can potentially be attacked by anyone you meet there. These MMO regions are the most dangerous and hardest to reach in our MMORPG, called the "Prime Roots" and located beneath the ground of Atys. The best materials for crafting are available only in those regions. Fierce MMORPG battles between guilds or individuals can occur to ensure their harvesters gather enough of these valuable materials.
STRONG ROLE-PLAY & RPG COMMUNITY
Available in English, French and German, our MMORPG enjoys a strong, friendly and mature role-play and RPG community. The communication between developers and players is an essential component of the unceasing improvement work of our MMORPG.
Our MMORPG Ryzom is first a strong MMO community of role-play and RPG multiplayer, wich is friendly and mature
Player community in our MMORPGOur MMORPG Ryzom enjoys a community of nice players, who offer their help even without being asked, most often when you start and all along your progression. As you arrive on the mainland in our MMORPG, take the time to talk with the people you meet, they will certainly help you get started, they will answer various questions and perhaps they will also reveal a few tips concerning our MMORPG.
Make friends in our MMORPGFill up your friends list, it will be of great help on Atys to find assistance at any time, hunt, place an order with crafters... You will be able to join groups with a family spirit, particularly well adapted to the game mechanisms of our MMORPG. However, nothing prevents you from living like a lonely hermit and feeling proud about it. :)
Many Role-play and RPG Guilds
Guilds are a prominent element of our MMORPG. They lie at the heart of our MMORPG's social aspect, they will enable you to find help more easily, and can be a good way for you to enter and get more involved in the role play and in the complex Atysian life.
You can find a list of our MMORPG's guilds in the forum. Maybe it will help you make a choice, notably according to your RPG or role-play game style.
Dedicated Community Liaison teams in our MMORPG
CL & CM teams (Community Liaison & Community Managers) of our MMORPG ensure that you get the information concerning the game's development, both in-progress and still to come, in forums and through news. They answer your questions directly on the forums, they ask for your opinion about different features and projects of of our MMORPG, and they pass your remarks and suggestions on directly to the Ryzom devs, in the form of reports regularly updated and debates during which the comments expressed on the forums are discussed.
This work, done simultaneously for the three communities role-play and RPG of our MMORPG (francophone, anglophone and germanophone), enables us to know your expectations better, which sometimes leads to the modification of priorities or implementation of new developments. It also enables us to modify certain features of our MMORPG already ingame from your critics and feedback.