This was a feature planned from the beginnings of ryzom, that never saw the light of day.
Actually no it's not, it was planned when they brought in PvP.
And I agree with Bittty.
---Elder Of Atys
Chasing the DING!
You can't "complete" the mainland. If one thinks one has seen or done everything there, one is kidding oneself. But be prepared to "get out what you put in," because the mainland does not coddle or hold hands.
Other games - they give you a cookie whether you succeed or not, in fact you don't even have to participate. Ryzom takes your cookie, eats it in front of you, and slaps you 2 or 3 times for bringing a cookie in the first place.