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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

From the end of July through October, you are invited to participate in the first season of mektoub races. A new race session will be add each week in one of the four countries of Atys. An NPC can be found near each starting point and will supply explanations on the race and rewards that you might win.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers of each race:
- 1st place: 3 points + assortment of goodies
- 2nd place: 2 points + assortment of goodies
- 3rd place: 1 point + assortment of goodies
For the Legendary race, the "Race of the Dragon", points will be doubled.

Finally, a reward will be given to the three top racers who have collected the most points throughtout the race season:
- 1st place: 3 months subscription to Ryzom and some goodies sent by mail.
- 2nd place: 2 months subscription to Ryzom.
- 3rd place: 1 month subscription to Ryzom.
How does a race work?

To participate in a race you must ride your mektoub and be sure that you have enough haybales to complete the race. The start, each waypoint, and finish line are represented by flags similar to outpost banners.

You can start the race at your leisure from the time the race is activated to the end of the session, which lasts approximately one week.

To start a race, you must right-click on the Start flag, and choose "Start". The race and your chronometer will begin from this interaction.

After you have started your run, you will have to interact with and validate each waypoint by right-clicking on the flag and choosing the waypoint indication. All waypoints must be passed in proper order and you will receive a message indicating the registration of the waypoint.

If you get the message "You have missed a waypoint somewhere; retrace your steps.", it means that you have missed validating a waypoint and you will need to validate the missed waypoint to continue the race. For example, if you attempt to validate Waypoint 3 without validating Waypoint 2, you must retrace your steps!

The run will end when you validate the Finish flag by right- clicking on it and choosing "Finish". Your time and your ranking will then appear on the board.

You can start the race as many time as you wish, only your best time will be kept.

The final ranking of winners of each session will be posted here.

Races calendar:

Races are rated with four difficulty levels:
* Easy
** Medium
*** Hard
**** Legendary
Rewards are commensurate to the difficulty of the race.

Races will be available Tuesday from 09:00 GMT untili approximately 04:00 GMT Monday.

Race of the Witherings (from 20th July to 8th August) :
- Race of the Initiate * : from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th July.
- Race of the Sage ** : from Tuesday 27th July to Sunday 1st August.
- Race of the Enlightened *** : from Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 8th August.
The start of Witherings races is at the South Gate of Zora.

Race of the Burning Desert (from 10th to 29th August) :
- Race of the Dunes * : from Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th August.
- Race of the Celiakos ** : from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd August.
- Race of Sharükos *** : from Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th August.
The start of Burning Desert races is at the Cerakos Gate in Pyr.

Race of the Verdant Heights (from 31st August to19th September) :
- Race of the Botanists * : from Tuesday 31st August to Sunday 5th September.
- Race of the Herena ** : from Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th September.
- Race of the Karan *** : from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th September.
The start of Verdant Heights races is in front of the Yrkanis entrance.

Race of Aeden Aqueous (from 21st September to 10th October) :
- Race of the Quiet Waters * : from Tuesday 21st to Sunday 26th September.
- Race of the Taliari ** : from Tuesday 28th September to Sunday 3rd October.
- Race of the Federation *** : from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th October.
The start of Aeden Aqueous races is beside the stable of Fairhaven.

Legendary: The Race of the Dragon ****
The start will be at Fairhaven. The race will be available from Tuesday 12th October at 09:00 GMT to Sunday 17th October at 20:00 GMT, followed by an event that will close the race season.
Enjoy the summer on Ryzom!


Rules:
  • No support will be given in case of mektoub death. Getting your mektoub to the starting location is your responsibility. In case of trouble with the application, directly contact an event manager or submit a support ticket.
  • Teleportation is forbidden.
  • Any exploits found in the system should be reported and are not grounds for disqualification.
  • Prizes are per server and each community will have three winners for each session and the season.
  • The Ryzom team reserves the right to cancel, invalidate or reject the participation of a player for failure to comply with the rules, unfair play behavior, or disrespect of the Terms of Use of Ryzom.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

This sounded like a great event, but as usual my hopes are dashed.

My original good time of 10:17 has now been overwritten by a time of 6hrs 55:42... I've not even been logged on that [bunnywabbit kissing] long!

Learn to code people...
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Old July 20th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

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My original good time of 10:17 has now been overwritten by a time of 6hrs 55:42

Please mind your language, thanks.

Your time was not overwritten; it was a bug in the display only, caused by a rare combination of factors. The bug and your time have now been corrected and should continue to show correctly.

Thank you for your patience.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 12:04 AM   #4
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

Rare, right, so rare the 3rd person to take part on our server managed to cause it. Never mind the other bugs we've managed to find in the opening hours of use. (such as not being able to start the race when you _are_ mounted, or starting the race when you _aren't_.

Please forgive me if I get frustrated at the pee-poor quality of 'content' that gets ejected in our direction...
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Old July 21st, 2010, 12:06 AM   #5
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

**drunken outbursts do not a good point make**

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Old July 21st, 2010, 06:11 AM   #6
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roflmao sounds like Dante....guess that a display problem as well

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Old July 22nd, 2010, 05:24 AM   #7
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

I hope people realise how silly the idea of a race through the desert is given the other event that's currently going on there.

The Desert is falling into anarchy, the empire falling apart, people dieing of thirst, tribes and frahar rampaging unchecked.... so let's have a race!
An epic danger race where it's an extra challenge to make sure your mount has enough water to go on and doesn't die of heatstroke!
Where you have to dodge the rampaging tribes, while making long noses at them that your mektoub is getting more water than them!

Race through the epic scenery and see with your own eyes the battlegrounds! The fields of corpses! The dried up wastelands! Scenes that will go down in the history books!

This will surely buoy the spirit of the Fyros people and restore their pride in their overrun homeland and the government who seems to have abandoned the sinking ship to relax in the lakelands.
It's a proven method for keeping your people quiet in times of turmoil and distracted from how their government is not doing anything: Bread and games! Screw water, who needs that?

And you can feel totally good about it, because 10% of all proceeds of the race will go to buying water for the thirsty tribes!
(The other 90% will go towards buying passage for that water through Matis lands.)


(Note, I'm not criticising, I can point out how silly something is without thinking it's bad. )
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:40 AM   #8
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

just shows that homins are just like humans...
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 05:10 PM   #9
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

The Brotherhood of the Fortunate Gubani is the organisation responsible for those races. They are in no way related to any of the Governments, thus, the one who had that idea is probably based in a land where there is no drought to worry about. And since he isn't the one that is racing, he probably doesn't care about angry tribes making steaks out of our toubs. For him, it's just extra challenge...

Leaders of Casinos and Race tracks aren't exactly known for their high moral concerns. After all, they exploit people's addiction to gambling in order to make a living.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:03 AM   #10
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Re: Season one mektoub races! Win great prizes!

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Leaders of Casinos and Race tracks aren't exactly known for their high moral concerns. After all, they exploit people's addiction to gambling in order to make a living.

You raise a good point Sherkalyn. Where are the Bookmakers, I want to place a few bets
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