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The Refugees' Day events have just ended, so we would like to get your feedback on them.What did you like about these events? What do you think could be improved?
Fearing that a later addition would be problematic, we have wanted to take the time to add functionality to Ryztart before its release.To wit: Ryztart now allows you to log in with your account name and password without having to enter them when launching the game and it will automatically retrieve the list of your characters and that of the servers (Atys, Yubo and/or Gingo) your account is granted access.The objective of this addition being to make the launcher more secure, most of the work was to design a system that avoids having to store account name and password on the computer. Thus, Ryztart now only stores a token, which allows, and allows only, the connection to the game. Ryztart can also create shortcuts on your desktop for your characters that, too, do not contain either the account name or the password. Last, these shortcuts or Ryztart itself can launch the connection of a character without going through the "Character selection" step. (NB: this is already possible for those who know what parameters to provide to the current launcher).
The OOC events for the Refugee Days (Easter events) will take place from Friday, March 26th to Monday, April 12th.Details will, as usual, be posted on the forum beforehand.
We've strated the work on the outpost battles refactoring project.As some may have noticed, four outposts have popped in the Nexus, of four different "levels" (100, 150, 200 and 250).Their names suggest that they are not "like the others" and will not function in the same way at all. In fact, their ways of working will evolve following the avancement of the refactoring project.At first, their conquest will be the object of GvE battles (a single guild fighting the NPCs defending the outpost), none of them will be owned by a guild (nor will they host any drill). That in order to test the impact of the projected shortening of the battle duration (from two hours to one) in the best conditions.
This enigmatic wording actually refers to the additions made to the server to improve the artificial intelligence (AIS) that is managing the actions and abilities of the creatures and NPCs evolving within it.These additions, I'm sorry to have to tell you, have given ideas to our dear Teanwen which will make you sweat a lot.. For they result notably in the extension to the NPCs involved in punctual events of certain abilities until now specific to outpost NPCs: launchers, bombs, healing, etc. Thus, as she was in the past, Teanwen will again be in charge of designing and driving animations and events where players will have to fight "mini-bosses" able, this time, to use a launcher, to heal themselves, to throw bombs or gas...These mini-boss events will be announced in advance by in-game broadcast. Note that the AIS modifications have greatly increased the technical possibilities: be prepared, therefore, for many surprises during these little events!
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Agenda[Presentation] Ryzom's marketing plan: increase player loyalty[Presentation] Silan Refactoring project
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A 2021 marketing plan has been developed by the Ryzom Team, which pursues three goals: 1. Win players' loyalty 2. Get more subscribers 3. Attract new playersWe will detail today the actions undertaken by the team to achieve the first objective, and your suggestions to enrich them will be welcome.We are losing too many players, including high-level players, because of the lack of new content to motivate them to log in, because the long-promised additions are still overdue, and because the pace of maintenance remains slow.That's why we decided to focus on the projects already underway and on maintenance. Specifically:• To complete ongoing and long-announced projects: new launcher/installer, Boss refactoring, outpost battles refactoring, Marauders' gameplay, balancing of range weapons (see information given during previous Ryzom Forge meetings).• To add new events to the Storyline on a regular basis, each leading to new permanent gameplay content.• To not neglect maintenance: fixing bugs, adding new rewards, etc.The upcoming patch will begin to put some of this content into play, with the activation of the test outposts of the Nexus and the gradual addition of the new Bosses.• To encourage roleplay which, while remainining of course optional, is one of the raisons d’être of the MMORPG Ryzom. So, to make roleplayers want to stay, the team is working on two axes: • School of initiation to role-playing (in project) • Regular (weekly) events, impacting or not the History of AtysDo you have any questions or comments about these actions?
In order to increase player loyalty, in addition to offering more attractive game content, we will work to better guide new players. We actually lose a lot of them shortly after they arrive on the tutorial island of Silan. After investigating the causes of this, we agreed on a possible remediation. This is how the Silan refactoring project was born, which will not result in a big change but only in various adjustments and improvements.The objective of this refactoring is twofold:• on the one hand, give the desire to new players to go further (at the moment very few of them take the step - i.e. pass to the continent);• on the other hand, try to make the global experience of the game more homogeneous (at the moment, as Dorothée – may she be thanked – pointed out during the RT meeting preparing this one, there are too many differences between the game on Silan and the one on mainland).Said Improvements and adjustments are planned for:• The map of Silan Island. To make it more useful for beginners it: • will no longer be shown to players alone, but with the general map of Atys; • will allow the player to zoom in on the Ranger Camp (as is the case on the mainland towns); • will display icons showing the location of NPCs useful to players (at their stage of progress).• Texts describing missions that are currently unclear, such as those that present a team-building suggestion as a necessity to players who cannot (or do not know how to) form a team.• Damages from creature attacks near the Ranger Camp. They will be reduced as it currently causes too many deaths. Character dying too frequently suggests to players that the game is not for them, or that they have misunderstood the rules, increasing the risk that they will abandon Ryzom without delay.
Actually, few players take the time to read everything (this is natural: the excitement of discovering a new game pushes them to immediate action, not to think about its mechanisms). So I'm going to show you what we have planned to overcome the disadvantages of this understandable haste.We won't rewrite the mission texts: it would require too much time. But I've noticed, when accompanying players who don't know Ryzom in their first session, that displaying an adapted screenshot on their screen was often more efficient than giving them a long speech to explain them such or such gameplay mechanism.This is why we will introduce the concept of schools (or academies) whose function will be to provide in-game "Academic Knowledge" that will be available, at any time, to all players and delivered in the form of practical lessons that will guide them, in a visual and playful way, in the accomplishment of the missions as well as in their actual learning. Each school will contain several pieces of information about a gameplay topic (e.g., the mastery of magic or that of jewelry) or a more general topic (e.g., the game's interface, or even, as mentioned above, role-playing).Below a prototype, for the school of "Melee fight mastery", of a window showing in game the information made available by a school.It presents a teaching plan with four sections (or lessons), which can be activated (if your progress allows it) or not (greyed out) so that you do not get lost in a long list. When you activate a lesson, a list of exercises to do (presented in the form of cards) will be proposed to you. Once you have completed all the exercises on this list, you will be offered a reward.You will find below a prototype, for "Elementary Movements", of a sheet describing such an exercise.It is composed of four parts displaying respectively:• A title with a short explanation in subtitle• An illustrated goal, optional (button to click for acceptance)• A small reward, optional (button to be clicked for recovery once the goal reached)• A set of pictures to make it easier to understand how to reach the goal.Why, you may ask, propose an objective and a reward and not only the explanation and the illustrations? Quite simply because proposing an action in exchange for a reward is more motivating and fun, much more so than a long explanation text.Do you have any questions?
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