Ryzom has had a rather eventful existence. The game has managed to survive a rebranding, its resurrection into the free-to-play market only to return to the subscription model and even later becoming open-source. But Ryzom is evolving its payment model once again by returning to free-to-play with update 1.11.0, which is scheduled to deploy on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011.
The update will extend to free trial accounts the ability to reach a maximum level of 125 in all different skills. Free accounts will have the limited skill cap along with a limitation in storage. Paid subscriptions will still be available to access all the game's content while allowing an unlimited free play option. The update also includes new bosses for players to overcome and a brand new roleplay event, Tears of the Emperor. Check out the full list of patch notes on the official Ryzom forums.
New Patch Ryzom is now FREE TO PLAY and new boss!
On Wednesday, March 9 between 09:00 and 11:00 GMT, the servers will be brought down for the implementation of patch 1.11.0.
This patch brings the following:
New FREE TO PLAY System
We are pleased to announce that from now on, players that create a new account can play Ryzom without time or place limits. Instead, free trial accounts are now limited to a maximum level of 125 in all different skills, enabling everyone to sample all aspects of Ryzom and to discover what makes this MMO unique. When you reach level 125 in a skill you can still continue playing, but you will gain no more experience points. The second limitation is storage: you cannot own any mektoub packers, use the inventory of your apartment or take any items from a guild hall. More info...
New Zoraï enemy to fight: "Pei-Ruz the Rotten"
If you want a sneak preview of this new marauder, log in on Wednesday, 9 March at 00:00 GMT. More info...
New Roleplay Event Sequence "Tears of the Emperor"
An event in this sequence will be held on 14 March at 00:00 GMT.
- The visual quality of characters has been improved.
- Mektoub mounts can now store 3 times as much.
- Other small changes you will discover by yourself.
To access the patch forum click here!
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