Added by Tamarea 4 weeks ago
Date: monday, September 24th, 19:30 UTC (21:30 CEST)
AgendaStatus of projects (by Dev Ulukyn): creation of maps, wheel of fortune, boss in a box, Game Design Team projects (Outpost refactoring, Nexus reload, ranged weapons)Graphics repositoryRyzom WikiRecruitment
Added by Nilstilar 3 weeks ago
RyzomChat went crazy and started slowing down all our internal tools. So I migrated the infrastructure from Apache alone to Nginx+Apache.This resulted in a bug in a script that filled the server with log files.... And when the server is full, nothing goes right.Everything has now returned (or is expected to return soon) to normal.
The project that was the ultimate goal of Team Ryzom when it was created, adding a new map, is now complete.We were able to add an extension to the Nexus map, an island that will be connected to it by vortices.The card is 100% functional. This means that all its elements (fog sheets, collisions, map of the region, etc.) are well connected.
I didn't have the time to add the excellent tokens.As for supreme tokens, it will be for later (they are special): a bit of patience then!The titles are operational (in theory) and the Bymgo grid will be repaired, if possible, as soon as the meeting over.
This is a project that will use the Pocket Worlds system and the Scenographic Editor.The idea is to open an area in one of the Ring Islands where the Bosses can be fought with strategies as crazy and varied as their creator (the same genius who animates the mini Bosses).
The purpose of this project, led by the Game Design Team, is to restore value to the Nexus, thanks to a PvP zone and gameplay of which it would be the heart.It will be an opportunity to bring something new to the items, but also to have regular opportunities for players to compete against each other.It is a complex project because it must be able to attract players who are not familiar with PvP, without adding a constraint to this style of play..To be continued, then: I think we will have a proposal to submit very soon.
The Game Design Team's validation of this project was obtained in a single evening, and everyone is excited to see the changes in game.Initially the duration of the attacks will be reduced to one hour to match more closely with the players' connection possibilities.The cost of declarations of war will be considerably reduced (or even modified for a system excluding dappers) in order to encourage their multiplication. However, multiple declarations (for several simultaneous attacks) will be more expensive.There will no longer be a defence phase, which is considered constraining and penalizing for the dynamics of the outposts (the original project aimed at more frequent ownership changes than at present).Finally, the materials produced by the Outposts will be randomly redistributed each new year of Jena and their quality will no longer depend on the level of the Outpost. The mechanics have not yet been precisely defined, but the goal is to enable, for example, a Level 50 Outpost to produce (albeit in smaller quantities and at a higher drilling cost) 250-quality materials.We are also considering having the Outposts attacked by tribes or others. With such changes, a guild, even an average one, of a weaker faction, will be able to attack an outpost and obtain good quality materials... at least for a while.
Finally, the latest project under study (and under test) concerns remote weapons (which, as you may know, are not yet completed - bad balancing, useless ammunition stats).All this sounds like a great deal of work, but I would like to remind you that each project is studied and then carried out by the most competent people in separate teams and that some require only one person (such as the one regarding the Outposts, where I am the only one in charge of changes). So we always have projects in progress and projects under study at the same time.
A quick word first about the graphic repository of Ryzom Forge: it has been moved to the Ryzom bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/ryzom/ryzomdatas/srcAnd finally the last but important topic. Recruitment is open: Event, Computer Graphics, Support, Game Design, Level Design, Translation, Test, Comm-Marketing, Dev, Ark.... If you want to help us and be part of a project, join a team! Send an email to email@example.com and be aware that signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement is only required to join Event or Support teams.
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Added by Tamarea 2 weeks ago
Date: monday, October 8th, 19:30 UTC (21:30 CEST)
AgendaStatus of projects (by Jayvaraman and Ulukyn):Guild PointsOP refactoringCollectionsWebsite
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Added by Kyriann 1 week ago
The team is currently working on a project called CollectionsPlayers will be able to find more or less randomly spawned items. A reward will be given, once a collection is completed.You can see all your collections in a new ingame app, where the items will be displayed in a 3D object viewer.The items will have a different dropchance. Some items will be easy to find, others are not. The items players can find range from fun and extraordinary to unique and even dangerous items.Version 1.0 is all about Silan. There are 5 collections planned with 20 items at all for this region.After the release of version 1.0, we will go on to improve the system and expand it over the time. So players will be able to find items all over Atys.Some Collection will come along with a small storyline, like the Explorer Collection. Some storylines will combine multiple collections (even from different regions). For finishing those, the player will get a special reward.There will be also faction depended collections and event collections (like atysmas).For the future, we hope that we can also use those items in apartments as decorations, but it is not really planned for now.
Like I already said, we are also planning to create a new website for Ryzom. The marketing team has already a clear vision and we want to share it with you. The goal of the new online presence is to catch the atmosphere of the game, attract new players by showing the game from its best side and combining all needed functions in an intuitive user interface. It will be a modern website with many, large images and animations. The below links will show you a video and some images from the new website. Please note, that this is work in progress! It is not the finished website what you're looking at. It's just a demonstration.I have one more thing: a new logo for ryzom.
We ran tests on the duration of the attacks. And that's pretty good. The phase lasted well 1 hour, the rounds increased well as expected. There is still the display to be modified (which still indicates 2h) and the current rounds. Once the attack phase was over, there was no defence phase as planned. So it's not bad at all for a first try.For the price of the attacks, we had talked about either lowering their price in dappers or replacing it with another system. The other possible system, that we have already set up, is based on Guild Points, so an attack would be paid with PG (the amounts being relatively small for a first attack and increasing in case of multiple attacks)
For all ideas, it is possible to post on the forum or after the report. We regularly consult it for each decision in the Game Design team, don't hesitate.
The operation is simple. Each player who wins xp will also earn points for his (her) guild and this, even if he (she) is a 250. (Because a 250 continues to earn XP even if it is only used to remove DP)The amount of xp needed to earn a point for his (her) guild increases for each point earned in a day. So, it becomes more and more difficult to get it in a day. The day after, the counter returns to zero and the amount of xp required is at its lowest.For low level characters, it is also planned either to limit the number of Guild Points earned from a minimum level or to have a higher % depending on the level.The guild points were set up on Friday in order to obtain detailed statistics and to be able to adjust the parameters as efficiently as possible. For the moment the maximum number of guild points has been set at 1000, this limit is not fixed, it will evolve according to future additions.PG should not be seen as rewards points, it is more an indicator of guild activity. The more active a guild is, the more services it will get from guild pnjs.
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