Originally Posted by IMKR
now this sounds like the game im looking for.
how is the player base in this? (alot, little, etc etc, are there alot of new / medium playeres, or are everyone already uber strong with max lvl and stuff already?)
also can u give me more information about having to pay?
so whats the max level? and how "restricted" will you be if u dont pay? (for example like since 125 is the max u can get w/o paying, will you be at a significant disadvantage?)
The premise is very different in that when playing I spend most of my time alone.....I'll be out soloing looking to harvest a certain material an be chatting with a few peeps who are out looking for something else.....In addition to the 63 skill trees ..... 63 trees x 250 levels requires a lot of dings
, there are 8 professions ans various means of gaining fame, each of which results in certain additional skills, rewards or other benefits....and all of which can be pursued solo .... with 5 harvesting skills and 39 craft trees there is plenty to do solo. There are group events, boss hunting, PvP, treks, NPC Hunts and various other organized or "on the spot" activities and when they occur, I'll drop whatever I am doing and join in. Point being, even when no one I know is on.... there's plenty to do. Grinding combat skill levels is most efficient in group but is easy enough to accomplish solo but ya can really rock with just 2 or 3.
The other thing that peeps don't expect is there are no classes.... new players will pop in uni-chat and announce they wanna play as a tank, mage, crafter whatever .... and the response is you can be everything. Choosing to pursue one skill tree does on no way gimp pursuing others. In fact, a player is stronger by doing so because pursuing say melee skills when ya highest skill is in magic, improves your ability to resist melee attacks.
There are three basic player sets ....
-The peeps who have been around since 7-10 years ago....
-The peeps who pop in, play to 125, max out all skills to 125 and then stop playing when doing so would cost money.
-The peeps who have mastered a few skills, move off when a new game comes out and then resub when they get bored with the "new thing". My sub has been continuous since the begining.
Some days I log in and I know 5 peeps on. Other days I know 40 and can't get anything done cause I have 20 chat windows open on screen. Player levels are almost irrelevant as for example if you were to pop in and say "can ya show me around", I'd load an alt with very low skills. Or I'd help you with my main toon "outta team" to help you get a few levels so I could show ya around and ya could survive a trek. One on one PvP is just about non-existent but mass PvP with 30 a side to 100 a side occurs via "outpost battles", tho don't know how and if that has changed since I last logged in. Outposts produce rare items and generally there's only 2 that produce each item. There are 2 ways to "get that stuff":
1. Gather a bunch of allies and attack the outpost (generally faction against faction), or
2. Walk up to a guild member who owns the outpost and say "Can I have one of those thingamajiggeys"
I have always freely shared what I have w/ anyone so I can't recall ever being told no. I also don't hoard .... I won't stockpile 20 of them in my apartment.
Everything wears out ....no "repairing" so having uber stuff is always temporary
As I said, you can raise all skill trees to 125. See them and how the branch here
Learn more about the game here.
Download many 3rd party tools I have developed here .... You'll need to send me a PM with ya in game toon name to get access
As for paying....just what i said .... you can level 60 or so skills to 125. Is that a disadvantage ? .... well if you want to kill mobs at level 200, your skills will come up a bit short but when ya killed them what woukld you do with the materials they drop, you can't craft 200 level items with level 125 skills. You can go about ya day in the blue (0-50), yellow (51-100) and orange (101-150) region as well as a 150 level player would do in a red (150-200 region). But if ya wanna kill say a "gingo" (big doggie), ya can find them from level 15 to level 220.
Max level, when subbed (paying), is 250 for all 63 skill trees. I know one person who has mastered all .... he did it with 5 accounts using 4 alts to dig materials so one toon could master than 39 skill trees. And yes, lower level players do participate in the OP battles. I don't participate so I'm not the best person to talk about that subject.
Originally Posted by Shadow11377
I'm getting real sick of these dual faction MMOs, and never really liked classes.
In Runescape, you could do everything on one character and play with whoever you wanted.
.....They play RS - No matter what they chose, they will always be able to play together within a minute.
I've been looking for another game like RS for years and haven't found one that has the same kind of character/class situation.
Ryzom has no classes, ya can do anything ya want on one toon, and have 4 alts. It has 2 main opposing factions (kami / Karavan), one that hates everybody else (marauders) and one (or 3 depending on how ya look at it) that gets along with everybody else (neutrals / trytons / rangers)Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/26/14 at 5:46pm