Old-school MMORPG Ryzom is now free-to-play

Old-school MMORPG Ryzom has just switched to free-to-play on May 31, 2017, ditching the subscription model that was for some time since it was released in 2004. Yes, 2004. Developed by Nevrax, the source code was released for free in 2010 and Ryzom's development is now community-driven.

The team currently behind the game, Winch Gate Property Limited, opted to remove the mandatory subscrition but there are still some limitations for free players, which can be lifted if they pay for Premium mode, with subscriptions for one month costing €7.95; $10.95; £7.75. Ryzom is also on Steam since 2016.

As for the free-to-play limitations in Ryzom, it's as follows:

∙ Skill levels capped at 125.
∙ Equipment: possibility to equip and use objects of maximum 150 quality.
∙ Foraging: extraction of raw materials of maximum 150 quality.
∙ Basic (i.e. excluding rites' bonuses, potions …) Hit Points, Sap, Stamina and Focus are capped at 1,500 points each.
∙ Crafting: quality of manufactured items capped at 150.
∙ Means of storage: 1 mount
∙ Available services: Assistance from the Support Team; A change of pseudonym allowed for each character.

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