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[Column] ArcheAge: Music, Arts, and... Swimsuits?

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,614MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

It seems an unlikely trio of ways for fans to show off their work in game, but ArcheAge will feature the ability for players to tout their music, their artwork and the ever-popular swimsuits. See what we've learned about these features and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

Verily, I say unto thee, the drought hath returneth, and I know not the directions to which Western ArcheAge is taken. Speaking more simply, it would be enough to say that after E3, the folks at Trion Worlds and XLGames have kind of gone silent once again. As the drought of Western ArcheAge information continues, let us harken back to the culture of ArcheAge and discuss three developments made known to the community: the ability to play music, the fostering of fan art with in-game galleries, and... well, swimsuits. 

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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    All the non in game world relevant stuff breaks immersion for me though, personally. Running up to someones house in a High Fantasy world and seeing a pepsi machine and Scooby Doo paintings on the wall is a little disrupting.

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  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSPosts: 531Member Uncommon
    This sounds rediculous but different strokes I guess. I too like continuity in an online world. That and I think pop culture is LAME!!!
  • LlexXLlexX HungaryPosts: 197Member

    Some players just can't handle the sandbox elements and the freedom...

    But no worries, there are tons of WoW clones for them out there. bye.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,455Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LlexX

    Some players just can't handle the sandbox elements and the freedom...

    But no worries, there are tons of WoW clones for them out there. bye.

    OR....

    They like sandbox elements but want the creativity to fit the world they are in.

    crazy right!?

  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJPosts: 457Member
    The sandbox elements and tools that are provided define the world. If the world, as so defined, does not appeal to a player, then the player should not feel the need to try to change it when there are other options on the market. MMO developers should be encouraged to push the boundaries as long as they stick to their business model and try to appeal to whatever demographic they are after.

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  • koboldfodderkoboldfodder Danbury, DEPosts: 390Member Uncommon

    Too bad ArcheAge has a massive themepark thing going before you actually get into the sandbox part of it.

     

    A bunch of different genres mashed together, Asian grind stuff, bizarre Korean pop art things at every turn.......no thanks, I wait for EQ Next.  Something more tuned to a western audience.

     

     

  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    Race cars and swimsuits. Sweet.....

     

     

    Currently Playing: Nothing worth playing

    Previously Played: UO, DAOC, Shadowbane, AC2, SWG, Horizons, COX, WOW, EQ2, LOTRO, AOC, WAR, Vanguard, Rift, SWTOR, ESO, GW2.

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,406Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    All the non in game world relevant stuff breaks immersion for me though, personally. Running up to someones house in a High Fantasy world and seeing a pepsi machine and Scooby Doo paintings on the wall is a little disrupting.

    Not nearly as disrupting as all the other trash-MMO mechanics out there, e.g., capture the flag, huttball, battlegrounds, follow-the-path mentality, etc.

     

    I'd rather deal with cars and swimsuits within a large player-controlled open world than delve into the same "stand on the main road" and bounce quest hub to quest hub. I'm done with it.

    We finally get a game that breaks off from the traditional fail mold, and people complain about swimsuits. Sigh...

     

     

  • IridescentOrkIridescentOrk Ellicott City, MDPosts: 157Member
    I like speedos and cars.

    gameplay > graphics

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,406Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by koboldfodder

    Too bad ArcheAge has a massive themepark thing going before you actually get into the sandbox part of it.

     

    A bunch of different genres mashed together, Asian grind stuff, bizarre Korean pop art things at every turn.......no thanks, I wait for EQ Next.  Something more tuned to a western audience.

     

     

     

     

    Too bad ArcheAge has a massive themepark thing going before you actually get into the sandbox part of it.

     I don't see a problem with this. Theme Parks are fun to level in, but are ultimately boring when they are completed. The problem with WAR, AoC, SWTOR, etc...     nothing to do at the end.

    A bunch of different genres mashed together, Asian grind stuff, bizarre Korean pop art things at every turn.......no thanks, I wait for EQ Next.  Something more tuned to a western audience.

    EQN is a good 3+ years away.

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by Dauzqul
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    All the non in game world relevant stuff breaks immersion for me though, personally. Running up to someones house in a High Fantasy world and seeing a pepsi machine and Scooby Doo paintings on the wall is a little disrupting.

    Not nearly as disrupting as all the other trash-MMO mechanics out there, e.g., capture the flag, huttball, battlegrounds, follow-the-path mentality, etc.

     

    I'd rather deal with cars and swimsuits within a large player-controlled open world than delve into the same "stand on the main road" and bounce quest hub to quest hub. I'm done with it.

    We finally get a game that breaks off from the traditional fail mold, and people complain about swimsuits. Sigh...

     

     

    That is in the Korean version, we don't know what we will get here. Only Trion knows for sure.....

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  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    ArcheAge: The Scarlet Blade expansion ?
  • MondoA2JMondoA2J Henderson, NVPosts: 258Member
    Originally posted by flizzer
    ArcheAge: The Scarlet Blade expansion ?

    No not at all. Scarlet Blade was extremely shameless.

    I am getting more of Second life vibe from this entire thing now.

    With the user generated music and art. Its all very....create your own game sounding to me.

    Which isn't a bad thing. It can break immersion very quickly if mishandled.

    Only time will tell and once we get our hands on it though.

    MMORPG Gamers/Developers need a reality check!

  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSPosts: 531Member Uncommon
    Night clubs and slot machines are not sandbox elements. They are not ground breaking, only indications that the game has no focus. I too like the game concepts expressed by this game but not at the expense of traveling through a shallow world. Why can't we have both? I like clock work vehicles, WoW/GW2, because they add flavor to the world. The pop culture elements though pull you right out of the world though. If you don't care about these elements of gameplay that's fine but I feel the vast majority of mmo players do which means the game will die before it begins. Does anyone know how we'll the game is doing in Korea?
  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member
    A game that once interested me has now officially gone full tard.

    "Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon

    I like ArcheAge. I like that it has sandbox elements and that it provides decent amount of freedom to its players (apparently, havent played myself).

    However, the modern stuff in the fantasy world is highly immersion breaking, for me. Not so much that it would turn me off from trying the game or eventually sticking to it for longer time period if its a funny game, but it definitely isnt 100% ok with me.

    Based on the videos and screenshots, I considered AA to be pure fantasy (like LoTR for instance). The developers call it a steam punk which makes sense due to the fact that there are the agricultural machines, cars, etc. I would be ok with steam punk if it stopped at that.

    The stuff like vending machines, bikini, real world advertisement, etc makes AA lose consistency in terms of its setting. For instance Black Desert, which is a similar type of game, seems to be much better in this regard...well..from the videos at least.

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by MondoA2J
    Originally posted by flizzer
    ArcheAge: The Scarlet Blade expansion ?

    No not at all. Scarlet Blade was extremely shameless.

    I am getting more of Second life vibe from this entire thing now.

    With the user generated music and art. Its all very....create your own game sounding to me.

    Which isn't a bad thing. It can break immersion very quickly if mishandled.

    Only time will tell and once we get our hands on it though.

    At least you knew that going in with SB. This one is a stealth version of SB maybe.

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    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • Moridin82Moridin82 KristiansandPosts: 101Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by LlexX

    Some players just can't handle the sandbox elements and the freedom...

    But no worries, there are tons of WoW clones for them out there. bye.

    OR....

    They like sandbox elements but want the creativity to fit the world they are in.

    crazy right!?

    /signed

     

  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAPosts: 3,605Member
    Amazing, I hope this stuff makes it to our shores, but to be honest, America isn't really the land of the free now is it? 
  • SoulStainSoulStain Tampa, FLPosts: 202Member
    I was interested in this game but if characters are going to have pepsi machines, travel about in race car mounts in their bikinis or bermuda shorts then forget it. Way to f*ck it up.
     
  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon

    what's the best cure for an anachronism headache??

     

    i have some gin...

     
     
    you know how some games have "pvp and non pvp" servers?  trion if you're listening make this game have "pop culture and non pop culture" servers.  because if you remove the modern day clothing and vending machines the premise of the game is amazing.
     

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by sevitoth

    Race cars and swimsuits. Sweet.....

    Classic combination that sold a lot of sports cars in the 50s.

    Still works, I guess.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • mcrippinsmcrippins Dallas, TXPosts: 1,070Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by LlexX

    Some players just can't handle the sandbox elements and the freedom...

    But no worries, there are tons of WoW clones for them out there. bye.

    OR....

    They like sandbox elements but want the creativity to fit the world they are in.

    crazy right!?

    Actually yeah that does sound crazy. Glad we didn't follow your line of thinking in the real world. We'd be stuck in the stone ages.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,455Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mcrippins
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by LlexX

    Some players just can't handle the sandbox elements and the freedom...

    But no worries, there are tons of WoW clones for them out there. bye.

    OR....

    They like sandbox elements but want the creativity to fit the world they are in.

    crazy right!?

    Actually yeah that does sound crazy. Glad we didn't follow your line of thinking in the real world. We'd be stuck in the stone ages.

     

    So "like", in the renaissance there was hip hop music and Wendy's restaurants?

    Or during the Rococo period you and your girl, in her bee hive hairdo and poodle skirt, would sit in your cherry drag racer at the drive-in, finishing up a burger and a malt and afterward  make with the back street bingo? (edited for more swank!)

    or did you just not understand?

  • KumaponKumapon Vancouver, BCPosts: 705Member Uncommon

    This sort of stuff is for the RP'ers, most of them sit in the safe zones and RP all day. Xl games is just catering to those folks. XL games has also added a 10 man underwater dungeon and a new Dragon boss.


    New Dragon Boss

    http://youtu.be/hiB8liN_34s

    http://youtu.be/w0ayKXUVDBM

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