Enter a unique science fantasy MMORPG and dive into a unique organic living world !
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May 6, 2016

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March 22

Patch 3.3.0: Ranger Rite (2018-03-23)

A client patch and a restart of the game server are planned on March 23rd, 2018 in order to implement the following additions and fixes:

Changed for all clients:
  • Added: Ranger Rite (Items, Deco, Missions).
  • Added: New Fyros defense towers and walls.
  • Added: Add new HTML properties of group_html.
  • Changed: Better support for Visual C++ 2017.

Fixes for all clients:
  • Fixed: Crashes in 3dsmax plugins.
  • Fixed: Crash in OpenGL driver when shape has too many vertices.
  • Fixed: Make ui window "webig_frame_borderless" moveable.
  • Fixed: Broken Link to Help Forum Page.
  • Fixed: Some warnings.

The Ryzom Team remains at your disposal for any additional information, and best wishes to you!

Ryzom Team
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March 22

Ryzom improves with the Ranger Faction! (2018-03-23)

Dear players,

The time, long awaited by some of you, is finally coming!

Indeed, starting March 23, 2018, Ryzom will officially host a new neutral "faction": the Rangers!

With the patch scheduled for that day, the game will be enriched with the Ranger Rite, which will give access to a peculiar means of transport towards the 250-rated areas, a specific channel and the title of Ranger.

What is the Ranger "faction"?

It brings together all the Homins with a desire to free Hominkind from the Kitin-threat.

The guild of the Rangers of Atys, created after the First Great Swarming, is driven by an ideal of brotherhood. The Rangers believe that Hominkind should live in peace, without division; therefore, they forbid themselves to take part in the quarrels between Homins, and refuse to raise a hand to them, except in case of self-defense.

In addition to patrolling endlessly on Atys, the Rangers also hold strategic bases on Silan and in the Almati Wood. The Silan Camp, managed by Chiang, welcomes Refugees that arrive in the New Lands. The camp located in the Almati Wood, managed by the Guide Ranger Orphie Dradius, is used as a logistical center, and surveys the nearby Kitin's Lair.

During the Second Great Swarming, the Rangers helped save Hominkind. Their battle plans allowed a safe rescue of the population by convincing the Kamis, the Karavan, the Nations and the Trytonists to collaborate.

While doing everything possible to avoid a third Great Swarming, the Rangers keep close watch on the Kitins, eliminate their overly curious scouts, and develop new fighting and cover-up techniques.

(A more complete official wiki page will be put online later.)

What are the prerequisites to pass the Ranger Rite?

To pass the Ranger Rite, you must have a fame greater than +45 with each of the Powers and Nations and be Aspirant Ranger (mission to receive at the Ranger Camp of Almati Wood).

How to pass the Ranger Rite?

  • Check that you meet the necessary prerequisites.
  • Form a team composed of Rangers and/or Ranger Aspirants and able to survive in 150 and 200-rated aeras.
  • Go to Silan and talk to Xypholion Ioros, beyond the arena, on the edge of the cliff. You and your team will be sent on a portion of Oflovak's Road, connecting the Old Lands with Silan, to accomplish the Rite.
  • Complete the Rite within 24 hours. After this time, your team will be automatically sent back to Silan, and another team can pass the Rite in turn.
  • If you complete the Rite in less than 24 hours, please mark your mission as "Completed" to allow another team to take it in turn.

We remain at your disposal for any additional information, and best wishes to you!

Ryzom Team

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Orphie Dradius was feeling quite pleased with herself. The activities of the Goo Heads, in the Grove of Confusion, had been shut down due to the actions of Bini Zhui-Hio and his crew of veteran engineers. The negotiations with Karan Stevano to permit the permanent opening of the tunnel had been friendly, as had the negotiations with the representatives of the Powers to permit teleportation pacts to be obtained in Silan.

That tunnel, and what had followed, had also solved her second problem! The preparations for a Test to allow the Aspirant Rangers to become full Rangers (if they passed) had been under way for several years, but the problem of how to get the Aspirants to Silan was now no longer a problem. The instructors were ready, the rescue teams were ready, and as the Aspirants cleared one section of the Road the Paths could be extended to clear additional portions.

Now to set a date for the first team to enter the Test, and to announce it to all of the New Lands.

Orphie took out her pen and a fresh sheet of the best paper and wrote a letter to be copied and posted across the New Lands.

To all Rangers Aspirant from Orphie Dradius, Guide Ranger, greetings!

That hour, for which you have been waiting so long, is now upon you. If you have your badge of Ranger Aspirant and have sufficient Fame with both Powers and all Nations, you will be able to test yourself and your companions to advance to the rank of Ranger starting Dua, Frutor 8, 3e CA 2597.

You will be able to find the Instructor, Xypholion Ioros, close to the Ranger Camp in Silan. He will be the person who manages the Rite and records your success or failure. Remember the Precepts, organize teams with friends and companions, and prepare yourselves for action.

I look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of the Rangers of Atys.

By my hand this Dua, Thermis 2, 3e CA 2597.

Orphie Dradius, Guide Ranger.
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“The Saga of Ryzom is one of the more original MMORPGs we have ever seen.”
16/20 – http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0000/00004555_test.htm

“The Saga of Ryzom boasts a dynamic world in which the mobs, NPCs and players all interact in ways that affect the overall world.”
7.3/10 – MMORPG

“Ryzom is the best MMORPG I've ever played, mainly thanks to its strong universe and its marvellous community. If you're searching a MMORPG where the letters RP are well used, Ryzom is the one !”
8.6/10 – Desura

Steam Greenlight

Ryzom warmly thanks the Steam community, whose votes allowed it to be greenlighted so quickly.


A few years ago WinchGate, owner of Ryzom, chose to open the game to the world for Free, releasing its code and to be the only open source MMORPG, playable on Windows, Linux and Mac.

However, maintaining Ryzom does involve costs, such as compensation for the small team of employees and payment for servers. That is why, even though Ryzom is playable as Free to Play, subscriptions are vital for it to continue.

To thank the players chosing to subscribe, certain features of the game are unlocked and certain bonuses are offered to them; an opportunity to level their characters to level 250 instead of 125, doubling all experience points gained, and access to several other means of storage.

To help Ryzom, make the choice to subscribe!


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About This Game

Enter a unique science fantasy MMORPG and dive into a unique organic living world !


Ryzom is one of only a few commercial-grade MMORPGs that are fully open source: client, server, tools, and media. Being open source means that Ryzom draws on a vibrant community providing fixes and functionality above and beyond that of what the team can provide. It offers players a unique opportunity to become involved in the development of the game.


Far from being a frozen world, Ryzom is constantly evolving in regard to your actions. Will you spark another war? Will you found a lucrative commercial guild or aim for political power? What if your hunting talents could be decisive in the struggle against Kitins?

Pick your actions well, for each one of them may impact the world and its inhabitants!


Ryzom characters are unusual in that they are not bound to a class. That means you don't have to choose between being a warrior, a mage, a harvester or a crafter. You can improve your skills in all these classes with only one character; you do not need to focus on one path. For example, you can, at your leisure, either train your pike handling, put on your magic amplifiers to heal or cast offensive spells, pick up your pickaxe and harvest materials, or go into crafting a new armor or weapon.

You have absolute freedom!


Ryzom offers official interactive events (with live NPC's), regular and varied, that evolve according to your actions. Nothing is preordained!
Would you like to create your own event? The Animation Team is always at your disposal and will gladly support and assist in logistics.
In addition, many guilds are prepared to open their doors to help your character evolve!

For lovers of imaginary languages, the players and Animation Team have created unique languages. Roleplay immersion guaranteed!


Picture yourself, in front of a city gate, looking at a far hill and sighting the scouts of a Kitin swarm. Now picture hundreds of Kitins following them, moving like a united and swarming army. Huge battles call for the cooperation of a great part of the community to counter these threatening invasions. And what if, one day, the Kitin were to win again, threatening hominity for the third time?

Consensual PVP

You can fight everywhere, but only when you wish to do so. Duels, outposts battles, faction of region fights... You are free to engage in them... or abstain!

Advanced Forage & Harvest

Ryzom features an advanced havesting and crafting system.

Harvesting - allows you to dig materials from the ground depending on season and weather and your skill. It's not so simple once predators get involved!

Crafting - Careful combination of materials depending on their characteristics and colors, allows production of unique weapons and armors. Thousands of recipes are possible.

Living mobs

A powerful A.I. system allows for a realistic wildlife behavior: carnivores attack herbivorous herds, realistic and dynamic animal motions make them lively, sometimes endearing, other times worrisome. There are also mass migrations on season changes and different behavior for different species. Take your time to sit and observe the life around you, it's an unforgettable view. But be careful of predators!

Dynamic environment

Ryzom is a 3D persistent world consisting of five lush and varied ecosystems. Landscape, wildlife behavior and ground material availability all change according to season, weather and time.

Discover the beauty of the Forest in the spring, do battle in the Jungle in a rainstorm under a summer sky streaked with lightning, lose yourself in the dunes of the Desert in the fall, or relax enjoying the reflections of a winter sun on the pure water of the Lakes.

Full character customization

Entirely customizable character appearance upon creation: shape your avatar the way you like it!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2 or DirectX 9.0 with 32 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 1 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2 with 32 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Processor: 1 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2 with 32 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
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