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This late summer will mark a major turning point for Ryzom. It has been 8 years since Ryzom's launch and since then we have always kept all three worlds and every character. This represents today over 500,000 players.
We know that you have spent a lot of time on your current characters. It is you that has helped keep this game running as long as it has. You are an unbelievable community that other MMO games and players envy. We would not have made ??this decision if there was an alternative, and we realise that many of you will be dissapointed. We ask for your support to make this transition as painless as possible.Changes in the new world
Unfortunately, with the current market and financial enviroment, we have had to make a difficult, but necessary decision, for the continuation of the game of Ryzom:
Saturday 22 September, we will regroup and merge the communities and servers to form one single community, with one server.This will clear and reset all characters. Your account (login, password, etc.) will remain unchanged.
Attention: the names of new characters will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so do not wait to recreate your character if you wish a particular name.
Outposts will no longer give experience catalyzers.
All subscribed accounts will earn twice the XP of non-susbscribed accounts.
Adjustments of the prices of NPC vendors.
The WebIog has been improved to allow the easy addition of new applications (which could be encoded by players).
New achievement system.Advantages of a new beginning
All players will be in the same universe and therefore you will have a more alive, interactive world.
The price asjustments and reset will restore the value of the dapper and trade.
You will be able to create multi-national guilds for advantages in online presence.
You can discover or rediscover Silan and Atys with your (new) friends.
With everyone starting again from scratch, you will be able to show others what you are capable of and who are the stronger and more skilled Homins of the New Ryzom.
More Customer Support available during the day and more frequent events.Events before the new beginning
Starting from tonight and until the closing of the old servers, we will implement a series of events that will help you earn "starter packs" on the new server that will facilitate your progress in the game. The best pack contains, amongst other things, a set of level 200 white Marauder Medium Armor.
These events will also give you a way to earn the ability to reserve and save the name and looks of your favorite character.
Before the closing of the old servers, you will be able to have new experiences, such as having unlimited money, items that you have never owned before, and many other things to discover...Contest for the launch of the new server
Thanks to SirCotare during his internship at Google Summer of Code, we have a new achievement system. To celebrate this and to give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the new system, we will have a contest that will begin on the opening day of the new server, with the following challenges:
The 3 players with the most achievement points after 2 weeks (8 October, 2012 at noon GMT).
The 3 players with the most achievement points after 3 weeks (15 October, 2012 at noon GMT).
The 3 players with the most achievement points after 4 weeks (22 October, 2012 at noon GMT).
The first 3 player reaching level 250 in any skill.
1st prize: an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560TI / 480 / 570 graphics card.
2nd prize: an original drawing made with indian ink and used for the design of Ryzom.
3rd prize: an an unlimited subscription to Ryzom.
(Limited to one prize per Ryzom account.)Schedule
From this evening and until the shards closure: a series of events and competitions. Don't miss them!
Saturday 22 September: festive evening where players and developers will be present for the last moments of Aniro, Arispotle and Leanon.
Midnight Saturday 22 September: final ingame countdown and closing of the old shards at midnight.d
Late afternoon, Tuesday, 25 September: opening of the new shard and launching of the achievement contest.Thank you all again for your support and dedication and see you soon!
Source: Ryzom Forums
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