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Old 21st April 2004, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. Just got this in the mail. The Ryzom Open Beta is starting up. I applied to this one shortly before getting the L2 Beta. It looks to be an AO knock off in some ways. Think I'll take a peek. Have to wait in line for the down load. Probably be another 4 hour process like L2.

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Hello Homin,

As a valued applicant to The Saga of Ryzom beta testing program we'd
like to be one of the first to know that the game is now entering Open
Beta.

And there's two easy ways for you to join:

If you're a subscriber to Gamespy's Fileplanet you can download the Open
Beta client from their download service, (http://www.fileplanet.com)
from April 13th. . And after 20th April, it will be available to all.

Alternatively, the client will be bundled with the following specialist
PC gaming magazines in the key European territories:

PC Gamer - UK - on sale 15th April 2004

Joystick - France - on sale 26th April 2004

PC Games - Germany - on sale 28th April 2004

PC Action - Germany - on sale 28th April 2004

Don't forget that the game is still being tested and we appreciate your
assistance and patience.

Handy Hints on entering the game:
- create a character (3 playable races out of 4 available)
- enter the game (1 territory is open to begin with, the others will
follow soon)
- get help in-game through:
* the quick help (press the "?" icon) then access tutorial, how to
or interfaces help
* the chat window by typing: "/who GM" then "/tell <name of the GM>"
- report the bugs by clicking the "bug report" icon in the lower
right-hand corner of the screen.
- access the player site and forums on atys.ryzom.com (same login and
password as the one you will create)
* choose your local community forum on http://atys.ryzom.com/forums/
* check the daily news on http://atys.ryzom.com/?page=news
* check the latest patch release notes on
http://atys.ryzom.com/?page=update_latest

So what are you waiting for? Join the Open Beta, fire up that launcher,
get in the game and start exploring the mysterious world of Atys the
"Living" planet in The Saga of Ryzom!

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Nevrax Team.
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Old 21st April 2004, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Read a little about this in another forum...sounds like they got a ways to go...
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Old 24th April 2004, 06:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Update!

Still havn't played the game!

I did not get a key when I downloaded the Beta from fileplanet. So I emailed them and they sent me the link to get one today. SO I went in using my netscape based browser (Mozilla. Because its free and comes with spyware and pop-up blocker built-in.) Fileplanets key gen page doesn't work with netscape. So I use IE. Get the CD-Key and go to the Ryzom site to sign-up. So now I enter all the pertinent data. WTF? They don't acknowlege "Hotmail" as a valid email provider. F'ing BS. (This happened to me with Sonyonline as well.) I do not like giving out my personal account for reasons everyone here should know. Primarily Junk mail. I actually use Hotmail for most of my business needs and communications with friends. Anyway. So i set up an additional account with Cox.net (nunuvurbznuz@....) for the purpose of Ryzom registration. So after all the BS I get registered and go to Login. Guess what? All servers are down!

Do you think MMOG's in general are going to get any better? L2 took 4 hours to get into originally. FF XI was even worse with its lengthy sign in/ load process. I guess I should be used to it. But I still think its a pain in the ass!
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Old 24th April 2004, 06:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I fully agree.. Horizons has a crappy logon process as well. After you launch a web page to logon you enter your password and username twice to get in. Then you wait forever to logon.

DAoC always made me click through 2 user agreements every time I logged on and they were identical. I always hated the way EQ worked as well with the patch to the launcher that then reopens and patches the game (which took forever) then you get in, choose your server and wait even longer. SWG was also a pain with a useragreement, password etc., although if memory serves it seems you could bypass that at the beginning and choose a specific character, it's been awhile so I could be wrong.

Seems like you should just be able to save your username and password and BAM be in the game and not have to enter it everytime or click past 2-3 user agreements and all the other crap every time.

Are you listening WoW and EQ2?

guess they are probably not patrolling the TOG boards huh
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Old 24th April 2004, 11:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I can put up with longer load times for a game intended to be played for a while and the game software itself is stable.

I picked up a copy of Horizons just yesterday I noticed sitting on an EB clearance table ($10 not too bad for a ~$80 game I only want to look at to see what it has interesting). The web page login thing really surprised me, and if the install worked every time I guess it's ok, but had problems for me installing/loading the browser plugin that required a reboot to fix.

From friends' comments a few months ago when it came out, the login process is a lot smoother now than it was on launch.

Ryzom looks interesting, it is certainly an ambitious project. and seems to share the same "world change" feature as Horizons (players determine the story line). I'll certainly be looking out for comments on this one. Since MMORPG's always seem to launch with incomplete content and some barely with enough to keep a newbie busy I'm particularly interested in knowing how good the content side is to see if it has any promise.

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Old 24th April 2004, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I got into this one, but didn't feel like creating a profile in fileplanet to be able to join/log in..sounds like that may have been a wise decistion hehe.
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Old 29th April 2004, 05:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Final thoughts.

I was not impressed with this one. Character animations seemed old school EQ'ish. (No offence intended EQ'ers.) For Opn Beta it is way behind the polish of L2. Much laggier as well. The interface seemed aquard to me. True I did not put much time into it. But I was not compelled to. So its un-installed. On to bigger and better things.
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Old 1st May 2004, 07:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey the 2 servers are funny, the first one windemeet didnt need much patching to get in, the second server, Noblis, is still patching atm, quite some patching being down.

I wonder which server will be a better choice .

Gonna try it out.
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Old 3rd May 2004, 03:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Anyone in Ryzom Beta active at all ?

Send me a tell in-game. I'm on the Windermeer server.

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Old 5th May 2004, 06:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I like this game so far. The Post - Apocalypse Setting suits me, , my fav game is still Fallout. The Ecosystem thing is fresh and attracts female players .

Anyway this is a developing game, changes are constantly made to the game, check the following :-

http://atys.ryzom.com/?page=news

So if u like to be part of a developing game and community, try it out.

I really dont miss the bots in this game as dappers (the game cash) isnt an issue, you have no concern over it or getting the best equipment. No mob camping needed, KS'ing is possible but not necessary and redundant, no endless repetitive missions (aka AO), funny game system involving use of bricks all in all completes a nice game. No wonder there's so many Role Players in this game because it is suitable for RP.

With new ares opening soon, the more reason for me to continue playing, .

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