[SoR] Saga of Ryzom takes page from WoW

Discussion in 'MMORPG Games: The Realms' started by Twiz, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Twiz

    Twiz Retired Captain

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    Found this in my e-mail box this morning. Looks like they decided to try the WoW tactic of getting people to try the game...I played a couple of beta weekends, but just couldn't get into it...probably because there were still lots of bugs and lots of things not working. Seems like it is a nicely thought out ethos, however it is pretty abstract.

    Testing to Destruction*

    Attention all Testers and Fans,

    YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO A CRASH TEST PARTY THIS FRIDAY 10/09

    When: Friday at 8pm - 11pm Paris local time (2pm - 5pm EST), (11am -2pm PST)

    Where: A special server will be opened and it will be the only one available during this test. This server is called: The Great Swarming (crash party)

    Who: Everyone is welcome. Brand new players and testers who have been with us from day one!

    What: Crash Test. All players are on one server. The server is stressed to its limits & eventually (we hope) the server crashes. It’s your challenge to CRASH the server as fast and as often as possible! You have 3 hours to rack up a "crash score".

    Why: This test will give us data we need on certain areas that have been improved recently. We really need to see as much activity as possible for a successful test.

    How: You can get a list of the download sites at http://www.ryzom.com/subscribe/ You can use your login that you have already set up on our web site or please join the open beta to participate. Join here: http://www.ryzom.com/subscribe/ After the Crash Party: Your regular shards will be reopened and you can resume play on your normal characters. (No character wipe)

    So, please join us on Friday at 8pm for our fun and productive, destructive party!

    Let’s have some fun breaking things for a good cause! ;-)
     
  2. Karmajay

    Karmajay Retired Advisor

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    Well, I downloaded last night, then tried to get on for the first time like 430PM EST and it says the shard is not avaliable. Looks like a quick test!
     
  3. Howitzer

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    I tried the Ryzom Beta about a month ago. I lasted maybe 30 to 45 minutes. Its not just WoW. They're all doing it. L2 was the same way. Month of closed Beta, Month of open Beta, Then the first month free after purchasing the game. Its kind of a get people hooked on the game. While its in Open Beta no one can complain... because its Beta. Tribes Vengance is calling it a Beta...Really just a demo in disguise....same thing. Get you hooked.

    Now if you compare Ryzom to WoW; It doesn't stand a chance. WoW kicks ass. Ryzom is not even close. And if you want a Sci-Fi feel thats not SWG, Anarchy Online is the way to go.
     
  4. Portents

    Portents Getting Started

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    Ryzom

    Biggest MMORPG game I ever installed.

    Deinstalled it and remove it and freed a few gigs of hard disk play.

    I played the open beta for a while b4 they scrapped it and went back to the drawing boards or took it off to re-do ?
     

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