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Old March 6th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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Chasing the DING !!!

I hear about people hating the grind..so I thought I would share my grinding story since I arrived in May 2006.

Since I started Ryzom I have seen it change to new owners,
I have seen the starting Isle change from race specific..
Yes, I arrived on my own Zorai island and only heard stories of other races I would meet on the mainland.
Learning the skills were the priority and I had two weeks to decide if I wanted to subscribe....

Since then I have seen the starting isle change to unlimited play, then again change to unlimited play with a level cap imposed....
And of course in this time we now have the starting island that mixes all races together, It's no longer necessary to travel to the mainland to see the other folk of Atys.
And I believe that when someone leaves the starting Island it is now possible to choose which city to arrive in ?

I have waved goodbye to the CSR's who welcomed and helped me through the early days, to be replaced by new CSR's who strive to maintain the standards folk have grown accustomed to.

I have watched the Outpost battles (read PvP) intensify, the dangerous areas where I am open to attack have become more unstable, The "gentleman agreement" of old is being replaced by the message "traveller beware".

In this land of change I have learned to understand the weather effects on digging particular resources,
I have experimented and constructed my own Stanza's to benefit my actions.

I now have my trusty Mektoub beside me , (who stands a discreet distance from me for safety reasons), as I scratch away the surface of Atys to uncover the wealth of materials for me to gather and carry away.
I know what sells on the local market and have acquired enough Dappers to finance the most important aspect of city life....the mask tattoo. If you see a zorai trying on all the masks in the store, then you have found me.

I have run missions and started to understand the lore of the land..participated in some faction missions too.

During this time I have met many people who pass through Zora, some hunters, some mercenary, some are questing, some are trekking, some come to prepare for an outpost battle.
Whatever the reason they are all my target for conversation....

And I have met many good people willing to assist me in materials, dappers and advice.
I have seen friends leave, and new ones arrive.....Ryzom evolves around me constantly.....

The other night I managed to DING LEVEL 50....Now the skill branch has expanded to allow me to specialise.
Above are an insight into the experience I have had in Ryzom during the first 50 levels of 'grinding'....

I believe the higher levels are more exciting

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Old March 6th, 2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: Chasing the DING !!!

Wonderful post.

Too bad I don't have any room left in my signature to link it...
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by katriell
Wonderful post.

Too bad I don't have any room left in my signature to link it...

Ill save you the trouble then and do in on your behalf
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Old March 7th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #4
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Brilliant post, you have my deepest respct.

May your next 50 levels be so rich and full.
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Chasing the DING!

Originally Posted by katriell
You can't "complete" the mainland. If one thinks one has seen or done everything there, one is kidding oneself. But be prepared to "get out what you put in," because the mainland does not coddle or hold hands.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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Very Good post, My dear Mugendo

I am still looking forward to meet you another time and bestow upon you the bounty we have spoke of... what was it? half a year ago? 8 months
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Old March 7th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #6
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Re: Chasing the DING !!!

Thumbsup Mugedo!

Realy a great post. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Old March 7th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #7
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Re: Chasing the DING !!!

That was a great post, describing effortlessly what I been trying to describe for a long time.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #8
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what a refreshing post my child, you have merely scratched the surface of what atys has to offer and your post sounds as if made by multiple master title holder,"congrats" and if any read your post and feel as i did please post...FEEL THE LOVE

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Old June 10th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #9
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Re: Chasing the DING !!!

The ding...wait till you get a few lvl 250s...master PR digger.. yes the ding feels good then

nice post though!

ps: im bored i aint back
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #10
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Re: Chasing the DING !!!

Worthy of being pulled out of the archives even after all this time, and should be stickied.

Too many people I see are obsessed with reaching master levels as quickly as possible, some of them going so far as stating bluntly that any skill not mastered is useless and that anyone who doesn't have a master title is a useless person.

Personally, I'd rather have fun exploring and trying different things rather than doing one thing over and over again with no variety whatsoever just to get that one skill maxed out, then repeating with one other skill like they tell you to do.
As a result I'm 30 levels behind in my maximum skill from someone who started a month later than me, but I have over a dozen other skills higher than her and can actually make about half my own equipment to levels that are at least useful to me even if they're not the maximum I could use.
And I've seen a lot more of the world than just that one little corner where the mats are that are needed for that one specific skill point I'd otherwise have chosen to master.
Most of all, I'm having fun where otherwise I'd have become bored weeks ago and probably quit.
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