Ryzom Forge Meeting Report (February 19th, 2018)To follow the progress of ongoing projects, you can consult (out of game) the "Roadmap 2018" available there: https://app.ryzom.com
ADDED ON ATYS: Opening of Silan from MainlandLet's start with the recent change on Atys: access to Silan from Mainland.
On our side everything went well. I would also like to thank the whole team that worked on this, including the Ryzom Forge testers.
Two pieces of information:
- The Apple Store will not update the client until March. So until then, Mac users wishing to return to Silan will have to update their client via the official Ryzom website (https://ryzom.com/)
- If you return to Silan without having done at least one welcomer mission AND without having at least one Mainland TP in your bag, you will be stuck there and will need to ask a Support member to help you. This will be fixed in about two weeks.
Now I’ll give you the floor: what are your feedback on this addition? (please raise your hand and wait until I give you the floor.)
Nudge : love it. love that the tunnel is hyper hard to get to. Love it that once we are there we can help newcomers. I would like to see missions tied to visiting and helping newcomers in Silan.
Emilyros: As a newcomer myself, it was immensely helpful to be able to have all those veterans to aid in my questing, when I got stuck, if I needed info on how to do something or what points to put in my crafting/harvesting or fighting professions.
Loved: I have two topics, the shorter one is: as an older player who trained an alt to live on silan to help others, i have some sadness. However i can see why this benefits the new player so i agree with it. More people can come to help, there is no down side to this point. The people who lived on Silan to help welcome the help
The longer point is about the efforts to limit the new player to only visiting one land in the mainland for free.It is a controversial point: I understand why the team seeks to limit the visit to the mainland, for the newbie, to ONE capital, and only allow the newbie to go back that one capital. Trekking is an important part of the game so if a newbie could go to all 4 capitals easily, it would be an issue. I totally understand why.However, the news posting on the forums says OOC: "(discover the beauty and diversity of landscapes, animals, outfits, spells... explore the sandbox style game with more seasoned players), while being able to return to Silan to resume the gameplay learning missions."In my humble opinion, if we want the newbie to see all there is to offer, it should be allowed to get to any capital, without the need to finish the welcomer mission. I feel the newbie should be able to see all 4 capitals, because they do vary in difficulty.And... I think that if they have the capital TPs, they can still benefit from the major culture of trekking, to get all the other tp's , and roots. Most treks for newbies are a full tour of the entire map, not just the capitals. I think the "good" part of treks can still be preserved, while the newbie can benefit.This would also solve the problem of the newbies getting stuck on silan, if they skip the welcomer mission.
Sinvaders: I think the newcomer shouldn't have a direct access to the 4 lands this will allow them to see too much of the game in a short period of time. And there is still the possibility of trekking between lands which is also part of the game and can show to the newcomers they can't go everywhere without any help. And in my opinion we tend to forget that Atys is a dangerous land because we are use to it but for newcomers it's not the same.
ADDED ON ATYS: [Marauder event] The Mysterious Four
Let's move on to the second addition on Atys: the temporary mission "The Mysterious Four", reserved for Marauders, which will end this weekend. This OOC mission is equivalent to that of the non-Marauders "Mr. Snow", which was not accessible to Marauders.
Info: Marauders who had not got their dappers reward because of a bug must use the 'mysterious pearl' again to get them.
If there are Marauder players in the channel, what are your feedback on this mission?
Agan: was fun. In the end was like a big surprise.) But as reward apart form the title would have prefer to choose btw the dapps o other reward for example sap loader o other item. But thanks ryzom team for the occ event.
Tamarea: The rewards were the same than the ones done for Mr. Snow.
Aleeskandaro: For me it was a little odd that a Mara mission consist on helping 4 people of the 4 civs. But I agree it was fun.
IN TEST: Ranger RiteLet's talk about the big project that is in final test: the addition of the Rite Ranger.
Everything is 95% ready, there are only a few translations and small adjustments to make. If everything goes as planned, the rite should be added in game within about two weeks.
IN TEST: Fix of Marauder RiteThe marauder rite currently ingame bugs a lot. That's why Ryzom Forge worked on its fix, which is in testing phase. There are only a few adjustments to make before to add it ingame.
READY TO BE TESTED: “Pocket Worlds Creator”The closed beta of Pocket World Creator will start on February 28th. An official announcement will be published early this weekend.
A little bit of information while waiting for the announcement:
We call "Pocket Worlds Creator" the duo Scenographic Editor/Scnenario Editor. The PoWo Creator will allow you not only to decorate the island of your choice, but also to add creatures, NPCs, and even dialogues and missions.
The official announcement will give you much more details, and willexplain what to do if you want to participate in this closed beta.
Siela: What about more dynamic channels? is this still in plan ?
Tamarea: Yes it is.
Siela: any time estimation for finishing it?
Tamarea: Not yet. Stays 2 big projects to end in the next weeks (Pocket Workd Creator closed beta test + Addition of Ranger Rite on Atys).