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[Interview] ArcheAge: Jake Song On Teaming with Trion

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The news that XLGames has signed a Western publishing agreement with Trion Worlds for ArcheAge has sent tingles down many spines today. We had the privilege to speak with Jake Song, Jake Song, President and CEO of XLGames to find out more about the deal. Check out our exclusive interview with Mr. Song and then add your joyful noise to the comments.

MMORPG.com: One last question: when will we hear about an English beta? Inquiring minds want to know!

Jake Song:  That is something that we are working on with Trion and will let you know soon! 

Read more of Bill Murphy's ArcheAge: Jake Song On Teaming with Trion.

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  • vtravivtravi Brimfield, MAMember Posts: 267 Uncommon
    Hmm 30 levels of tutorial. How many players are gonna quite before they get through the tutorial. I only need about an hour to figure out how a game works. This seems excessive
  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONMember Posts: 2,145 Uncommon
    TRION...well, that certainly was an unexpected but welcome surprise!

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  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAMember Posts: 2,442 Uncommon
    That's good news. I don't really like the game Rift that Trion did, but they seem to be a lot better company than most out there. I'm glad they went with Trion.

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  • ValentinaValentina Los Angeles, CAMember Posts: 1,748 Uncommon
    very unexpected, and very welcome surprise indeed!
  • monarc333monarc333 New York, NYMember Posts: 619 Uncommon

    Sounds like a good move. Rift is a solid, polished game with some great developers. Their new expac was prob one of the best upgrades to an mmo I can remember. Very happy ArcheAge will see the light of day over here.

     

  • EladiEladi ArnhemMember Posts: 1,106 Uncommon
    Originally posted by vtravi
    Hmm 30 levels of tutorial. How many players are gonna quite before they get through the tutorial. I only need about an hour to figure out how a game works. This seems excessive

    perhaps those 30 levels incl a full continent of quest eh.. remember that AA is as mutch a Themepark as its a Sandboxy game. (its neither but by lack of of hybrith name ..both) and players like you who know everyting after a hour can always skip stuff and go  their own way...tho miss out of the freebee  gear you get during the "tutorial"

  • HedeonHedeon GraestedMember Posts: 984 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tayah
    That's good news. I don't really like the game Rift that Trion did, but they seem to be a lot better company than most out there. I'm glad they went with Trion.

    yep didnt like RIFT either, but TRION seems professional, do think this is a good choice from XLgames - will see in future ofc :P

  • OlgosOlgos Lake Orion, MIMember Posts: 8

    That's awesome.  I only played Rift during beta, and about a week after release, wasn't too impressed with the game.

     

    However, I was impressed by the execution, polish, and stability of the product during stress tests and upon release.  I am confident Trion will be able to deliver.  ArcheAge is a game I've been looking forward to since I first saw it on this site and this brings me hope that it will be what I've been looking for.

  • rmk70rmk70 Toronto, ONMember Posts: 398 Uncommon
    Trion managing this game is the best decision ever. I don't even enjoy Rift anymore, but they are one of the most dedicate development teams out there. 
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    Congratulations on a wise move.  I think Trion is an outstanding choice for publisher.

     


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  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLMember Posts: 631 Uncommon
    TRION is a brilliant choice. 

    "In the immediate future, we have this one, and then we’ve got another one that is actually going to be – so we’re going to have, what we want to do, is in January, what we’re targeting to do, this may or may not happen, so you can’t hold me to it. But what we’re targeting to do, is have a fun anniversary to the Ilum shenanigans that happened. An alien race might invade, and they might crash into Ilum and there might be some new activities that happen on the planet." ~Gabe Amatangelo

  • SinsaiSinsai Reno, NVMember Posts: 325 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Pivotelite
    TRION...well, that certainly was an unexpected but welcome surprise!

    Very welcomed indeed !

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  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIMember Posts: 7,974
    Originally posted by vtravi
    Hmm 30 levels of tutorial. How many players are gonna quite before they get through the tutorial. I only need about an hour to figure out how a game works. This seems excessive

    I agree 100% and this is the one thing that really, and I mean REALLY turns me off about AA - at least based on hands on from others.

    Hopefully we can skip it all starting at level 2 and not be ridiculously gimped.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember Posts: 8,042 Rare
    Honestly Trion sounds like a really good choice.

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  • FARGIN_WARFARGIN_WAR New York, NYMember Posts: 166
    Sounds great! Archeage coming out through a US publisher that doesn't suck, plus a so far excellent POE open beta is already making 2012 look like the sick joke for gaming that it was.

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  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILMember Posts: 2,661 Uncommon
    As long as the refrain from the asinine ads about the competition and worry more about the attitude toward their own games then Trion is indeed a good choice.

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  • VolgoreVolgore Member Posts: 3,286 Rare
    Great choice!

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwolleMember Posts: 1,904

    I repeat: EU is not getting the shaft!

    Great choice, XLGames.

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisMember Posts: 1,873
    Jake song my man..best decision you could ever make. Good move.

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  • PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownMember Posts: 565 Uncommon
    This is best MMO
  • causscauss sonnegaMember Posts: 665 Uncommon
    Amazing! A-ma-zing.
  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYMember Posts: 1,178 Uncommon

    Surprised. Impressed. Anticipating.

    I hope the level to 30 is optional.  I would assume if I figure out what I want to do I can stop the quests at say level 3 and level up doing other things in the world.  That would make the most sense giving the gamer the option to be hand held through to the end or leaving and fending for yourself.

    He mentioned that:

    A Character will level up, but the chosen abilities have their own level too. If the player changes his/her mind and changes certain ability before reaching character’s highest level, the changed ability level will be low but can be improved by earning XPs through activities such as hunting.

     

    Does this mean after I reach max level I can no longer change my skills?

    Last.  Define 'soon'  (hope it means this year!) :-)

    Cant wait for this one boys (and girls).

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  • PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownMember Posts: 565 Uncommon
    Optional? There's 50 levels in the game it's not optional.
  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYMember Posts: 346
    Originally posted by Ramonski7
    As long as the refrain from the asinine ads about the competition and worry more about the attitude toward their own games then Trion is indeed a good choice.
    incoming gw2 bashing campaign followed by failure.

     

  • LlexXLlexX SerbiaMember Posts: 199 Uncommon

    Best possible publisher for us, cool :)

    Now just to wait 1 more year for the release :p

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