Saga of Ryzom (SoR) is a MMORPG set in a semi-fantasy/technical "living" world.
You play as one of 4 races: Fyros - the desert peopole, Matis - the forest dwellers, Zorai - blue peopole of the jungle and Tryker - the small ones from the lakelands.
Two other NPC races are also present: The Karvan - technology centered space traveler and the Kami - the mysterious magical beeings.
Both the Karavan and the Kamis claim to be the true guardians of the
planet, both come to the aid of homins as long as they obey their
rules, both are secretive about their origins and perhaps even their
true intentions. For centuries now, they have followed different paths,
observing one another without confrontation.
The game is class less and skill based.
It contains an inovative actions system where player can compose their own spells and fighting actions by combining predefined "stanzas".
NPC's and mobs move around and interact with each other, for eaxmple carnivoures will attack and feed on herbivours.
Different types of PvP combat coexist in Ryzom, and - since not
everyone likes PvP - you can choose whether or not to get involved. If
you are looking to engage in player combat, the game offers various
possibilities: Duels, GvG (Guild vs. Guild), FvF (Fraction vs. Fraction) and full PvP. Ryzom also offers a extensive foraging and crafting system, high quality and enchanted items are only provided by player crafters.
Ryzom is also known for its friendly community and responsive CSR team.
It is developed on the GPL'ed NeL engine made by Nevrax.
It also contains the R2 (Ryzom Ring) client, a scenario editor that allows players to
create their own scenario instances and have other players participate
The game has been sold to the german game company GameForge. GameForge sold the game to SpiderWeb (FR). Winch Gate Property Limited bought the game from SpiderWeb.
The game now has a native linux client.