According to the publisher, any player with an active, paying account as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 29th, will have a free month added to that account on August 30th, 2005. Those accounts will have their monthly billing date pushed back 30 days.
"Ryzom's success is based purely on our loyal player base," noted David Cohen Corval, Nevrax's founder and CEO. "When we started talking about anniversary rewards, we wanted to do something big to reward those loyal players, something no other game has ever done."
"We were just going to add the free month without a time delay," Corval continued, "but we wanted to give players a chance to notify their guild mates or friends who might be taking a break or on holiday."
In addition to the free month, Nevrax will launch the next chapter in the game's ongoing storyline in September, in which players will have a chance to affect the outcome of a conflict brewing between the technology-based Karavan and the nature and magic-based Kami. The company has also revealed that the long awaited Outposts game system will launch on October 26th.
Only those signed up by 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 29th, will be eligible to participate in the testing of their new, free expansion pack The Ryzom Ring. Testing for Nevrax's upcoming expansion will begin in November of this year.