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Not Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2016 @ 8:34am
Updated: May 6, 2016 @ 11:09am
Product received for free

There F2P System is based off of the old 21-day trial that was used during the time when the game was sub only. All they did was make a few tweaks to the trial no real changes were made to the game.


Here's the differences of a F2P vs SUB


Free to Play Accounts
  • Free to Play Accounts Limited to Lv. 125 in All Skills
  • Cannot Own a Mektoub Packer
  • No Appartment Inventory
  • Cannot Withdraw Items from Guild Halls (You can only Deposit)
  • Unable to Craft HQ Armor
  • Unable to Attack Outposts
  • Unable to Extract: Prime Roots or get Prospect Specialazation



Subscription Accounts
  • Sub Accounts Get to Lv. 250 in All Skills
  • Can Own 3 Mektoub Packer each packer can carry 500 builk items.
  • Able to Access Appartment Inventory holds hold 2,000 builk items.
  • Able to Access Guild Halls Storage holds 10,000 builk items.
  • Able to Craft HQ Armor Starting at Lv. 150
  • Able to Attack Outposts Starting at Lv. 200
  • Can Specialize the Crafting Profession
  • Gains Double the Amount of EXP as Free to Play Accounts
  • Able to Progress there Classes Father then Free to Play Accounts
  • Able to use Items that are otherwise Restricted by Level.
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Developer response:
tamarea  [developer] Posted: Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:20pm
Hello! Here is an announcement about Ryzom moving soon to a real Free to Play/Freemium concept: http://steamcommunity.com/games/ryzom/announcements/detail/818916218171204240
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35 Comments
rdlunatic May 5, 2020 @ 3:01am 
And I more or less stopped caring after they started nerfing the skill/spell building system in the beta back in 2004. It was such a great and flexible system and then they had to butcher it...
The only thing I regret was not being able to explore the whole Ryzom world, which looked very interesting for it's time. It's the only reason i'm still thinking about playing it again.
Phaserlight Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:33am 
"Free to Play Accounts
Free to Play Accounts Limited to Lv. 125 in All Skills
Cannot Own a Mektoub Packer
No Appartment Inventory
Cannot Withdraw Items from Guild Halls (You can only Deposit)
Unable to Craft HQ Armor
Unable to Attack Outposts
Unable to Extract: Prime Roots or get Prospect Specialazation"

...I... don't even care?
shaints3 Aug 4, 2019 @ 6:02am 
Sorry, if I'm dragging this out on this topic, but from the few post i've read on about the subscription model, I really hate to break this to you guys, but the double experience, more storage, higher level cap, have ALL of you forgot the most notoriously known game that DOES the exact same thing (excluding double experience) runecape?

A) their sub model is exactly like ryzom in almost every way, and they've been a huge success with it.
So stop whining about that, its how they are making money, and it beats microtransactions up the ass load (like publishers EA or bethesda). Its extremely reasonable, cause you have to keep in mind, they have to sell the customer SOMETHING in order to keep the lights on.
Drelkag Jun 11, 2019 @ 4:17pm 
Agreed Helle. Lot of people wanting everything for nothing.

This game doesn't have microtransactions or a box price anymore. Subscriptions are the only income.
Masilith May 18, 2019 @ 1:17pm 
Current year argument ITT.
Moon Relate Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:58pm 
Yeah this game is pure horseshit in 2019
H²ᵒ💧 Dec 13, 2018 @ 5:16am 
Reading all these comments just reminds me that half the gamers who are in steam are below average intelligence.

1.) The people who are working on this game didn't just "Buy this" They are all ex-developers of the original Sega of Ryzom.
2.) There are MMO's with bad F2P systems and then there are good ones like Guild Wars 2 or War Thunder. This game has a good F2P system. As a Free Player you can do almost as much as a Player who is subscribed. The only thing you get is more exp and a lvl cap of 250. That's it.
3.) There is no "Trial", you get the full game as soon as you download it.
4.) Still butthurt over a subscription? Get out of your parents house and get a job ya freeloading virgin.
Solgato Feb 11, 2018 @ 1:57pm 
"Yeah this company is a parasite. They picked this title up for cheap and have been milking it for all tis worth without putting hardly any effort into it. This game is decent, but this company did not make it. They dont know the code, break shit all the time and are greedy af. Its just not worth ANY monthly fee imo."
That is horribly sad. Where did the people who made the game end up?
Nysch Feb 15, 2017 @ 9:49pm 
Also @Tamarea's reply to this review - think next time before posting a link with no real information in it - people aren't that foolish.
Nysch Feb 15, 2017 @ 9:44pm 
Thanks man - I hate when people do this - it's bad enough that most F2p don't consider "asthetics" to be a core principal of gameplay (even though we know full well that isn't the case - sexy sells). When you start limiting "traditional" gameplay options it's just not a good game at all.