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Why I started playing Ryzom

Nice post Multaan =)

Your reasons for choosing Ryzom and sticking to it are similar to my own as well.

It's interesting that new indie/kickstarter MMOs in development now are announcing gameplay features that are supposed to be so innovative and revolutionize the MMO industry, but that have been in Ryzom for 10+ years already, like fully customizable actions ^^

I feel like despite all this time, Ryzom still offers two features which no other MMO can offer quite on the same level:

1) The depth of the crafting system, and how it ties everything together. Some games have nice and complex crafting systems, but I haven't found one that feels as deep and organic as Ryzom's.

2) The RP potential. Between an Event Team of volunteers full of creative people and a player government system, RP in Ryzom feels a lot more meaningful and dynamic. You can actually affect the story. RP in most other MMO's usually boils down to hanging out in taverns and having little trade markets where not much happens.
2.) Nothing can be done about this: People. Ryzom is awesome, needs more people playing it to bring the fun. I will spread what word I can, I'm sure you are all doing the same. ^_^

Agreed. I think this is the major drawback. With more players, the RP community would be a lot more robust and active on a daily basis, the supply and demand of materials would make the entire system a lot more meaningful, etc.

For example, you mentioned one of the things you enjoy about Ryzom is how solo play is not encouraged, unlike most mainstream/theme park MMOs. And I agree. Could never understand the appeal of soloing 90% of your time on an MMO. If I wanted that, I'd play single player games. But with the low population and the difficulty of soloing the game content, you'll find a lot of people end up using alts to level their skills because of how difficult it can be to find grinding partners of the right level at the right time.

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