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[Interview] ArcheAge: Jake Song On Teaming with Trion

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  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member
    After hearing it might by Nexon or NCsoft, this for sure is good to hear.
  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon
    Wow! TRION of all the companies. I couldn't have hoped for better!
  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,164Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
    Optional? There's 50 levels in the game it's not optional.

    I understand that.  But is the only way to 30 through questing - or can we leave and do other things in the game to finish leveling to 50.

    The question we are asking is - is the quest chain *required* or is it an option for those less verse in MMO gameplay?   If I do the first 4 quests.  Can I run off and build a boat and sail away.  Or is the 'path' set to quest to 30 first.

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  • PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownPosts: 565Member Uncommon
    Character levels aren't required for any of that, you can go craft stuff at level 1. Read my article ' what to expect at release' it talks about it
  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    I can think of a lot worse than Trion but please, don't jack it up!

    And how many times have we said that...

    "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

  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,164Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
    Character levels aren't required for any of that, you can go craft stuff at level 1. Read my article ' what to expect at release' it talks about it

    Thanks :-)   That answers BadSpock's question...

    You are going to make me look for it??? =O

    Link? :D

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    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.

    Trion also had their own "Not in Azeroth Anymore" along with some panda marketing blurb.  They've poked at WoW since before release.  It hasn't worked out so well for them.  They should focus and save the smack talking until after success.

  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,164Member Uncommon

    Thanks Psycho!

    (I would have looked for it... really I would have.. :)

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  • SinakuSinaku Austin, TXPosts: 481Member Uncommon
    This is very good news to me. I was hoping Trion or EnMasse would grab this but knew it probably wouldn't be En Masse because of Tera. Really glad NC Soft didnt end up with it. Good company and I finally feel relieved! 
  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by Sinaku
    This is very good news to me. I was hoping Trion or EnMasse would grab this but knew it probably wouldn't be En Masse because of Tera. Really glad NC Soft didnt end up with it. Good company and I finally feel relieved! 

    Yep this is going to make a lot of people happy and given the reputaiton of Trion in west, Arch Age will get more attention now. A good publisher can make or break the game.

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member
    i,m absolutely thrilled that trion are doing this..brilliant news
  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    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.

    Trion also had their own "Not in Azeroth Anymore" along with some panda marketing blurb.  They've poked at WoW since before release.  It hasn't worked out so well for them.  They should focus and save the smack talking until after success.

    No MMO can touch success of WOW but that doesn't mean Rift  isn't success and Trion isn't a success as a company.

    And while we are subject of poking WOW..head honcho of GW2 Mike O Brian claimed he won't rest till he beats WOW and become number one.... what do you have to say about his pipe dream?

    Atleast Trion did it in a way which was humorus and light hearted and didn't make any ridiculous and over the top statements like Mike O Brian.

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member
    I'm glad they found a publisher; that it's one of the ones I like is just the icing for me. What matters the most to me is that now more then ever it has a good chance of coming to the west and it just might be closer that I had expected. I enjoyed my hands on time with ArcheAge and I have wanted to return ever since.

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    Because flying a Minmatar ship is like going down a flight of stairs on an office chair while firing an Uzi.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon

    Bill, I really appreciate you crediting Lineage.  I don't think it gets the recognition it deserves sometimes.

    The interview is interesting.  I'm still watching this to see how he brings his vision to reality.

    Trion is a good choice, and one I have mentioned before, but didn't really expect he would choose them because they're such a young company.  He didn't really have a lot of choices though as none of the other major NA publishers seem like a good fit.

  • DrinkingbearDrinkingbear Flushing, MIPosts: 60Member
    Hooray! Come on Trion. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,830Member Uncommon
    I had very little interest in AA. But, with Trion involved, I will definitely keep up with it now.
  • DaxamarDaxamar Green Cove Springs, FLPosts: 554Member
    Good news indeed! Been looking at this game for a few months and now Trion comes in!
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    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.

    Trion also had their own "Not in Azeroth Anymore" along with some panda marketing blurb.  They've poked at WoW since before release.  It hasn't worked out so well for them.  They should focus and save the smack talking until after success.

    No MMO can touch success of WOW but that doesn't mean Rift  isn't success and Trion isn't a success as a company.

    And while we are subject on poking WOW..head honcho of GW2 Mike O Brian claimed he won't rest till he beats WOW and become number one.... what do you have to say about his pipe dream?

    Rift isn't a failure but it's far from a success.  Rift only has two more servers than EQ2 (Rift 18, EQ2 16) and 6 of those 18 are language specific with middlin populations.  Guild Wars 2 has 51 servers of which 13 are language specific.  I think it's arrogant of the ANet team to make those claims and it's not something I appreciate, but he's actually working his way into that ballpark.

    The problem with Trion's claims is that they aren't.  Instead of focusing, they marketed and experimented and failed with their "game as a service" mantra Hartsman had touted.  They've lost a huge number of players, lost a good portion of their focus and direction, and have two very risky games on the horizon.

    Trion has a lot of potential, but they need to prove it.  They need to make one of their games a hallmark of success.  Maybe they will do that with ArcheAge because they haven't done it with Rift yet.  Maybe it will be Defiance, but I seriously doubt it.

  • GrayKodiakGrayKodiak Nada, FLPosts: 576Member
    They picked Trion, and all of MMORPG agrees on something for once a fine choice.
  • Rayzer235Rayzer235 Calexico, CAPosts: 62Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    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.

    Trion also had their own "Not in Azeroth Anymore" along with some panda marketing blurb.  They've poked at WoW since before release.  It hasn't worked out so well for them.  They should focus and save the smack talking until after success.

    No MMO can touch success of WOW but that doesn't mean Rift  isn't success and Trion isn't a success as a company.

    And while we are subject on poking WOW..head honcho of GW2 Mike O Brian claimed he won't rest till he beats WOW and become number one.... what do you have to say about his pipe dream?

    Rift isn't a failure but it's far from a success.  Rift only has two more servers than EQ2 (Rift 18, EQ2 16) and 6 of those 18 are language specific with middlin populations.  Guild Wars 2 has 51 servers of which 13 are language specific.  I think it's arrogant of the ANet team to make those claims and it's not something I appreciate, but he's actually working his way into that ballpark.

    The problem with Trion's claims is that they aren't.  Instead of focusing, they marketed and experimented and failed with their "game as a service" mantra Hartsman had touted.  They've lost a huge number of players, lost a good portion of their focus and direction, and have two very risky games on the horizon.

    Trion has a lot of potential, but they need to prove it.  They need to make one of their games a hallmark of success.  Maybe they will do that with ArcheAge because they haven't done it with Rift yet.  Maybe it will be Defiance, but I seriously doubt it.

    Mike O brien never said that 

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    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.

    Trion also had their own "Not in Azeroth Anymore" along with some panda marketing blurb.  They've poked at WoW since before release.  It hasn't worked out so well for them.  They should focus and save the smack talking until after success.

    No MMO can touch success of WOW but that doesn't mean Rift  isn't success and Trion isn't a success as a company.

    And while we are subject on poking WOW..head honcho of GW2 Mike O Brian claimed he won't rest till he beats WOW and become number one.... what do you have to say about his pipe dream?

    Rift isn't a failure but it's far from a success.  Rift only has two more servers than EQ2 (Rift 18, EQ2 16) and 6 of those 18 are language specific with middlin populations.  Guild Wars 2 has 51 servers of which 13 are language specific.  I think it's arrogant of the ANet team to make those claims and it's not something I appreciate, but he's actually working his way into that ballpark.

    The problem with Trion's claims is that they aren't.  Instead of focusing, they marketed and experimented and failed with their "game as a service" mantra Hartsman had touted.  They've lost a huge number of players, lost a good portion of their focus and direction, and have two very risky games on the horizon.

    Trion has a lot of potential, but they need to prove it.  They need to make one of their games a hallmark of success.  Maybe they will do that with ArcheAge because they haven't done it with Rift yet.  Maybe it will be Defiance, but I seriously doubt it.

    Google the proft Trion made from Rift after first year and you will see that for Trion it is a  success atleast for Trion as a company it is. They were a rookie studio and it was their first MMO. For company like Blizzard it might be peanuts but when you enter a business and starting from scratch and do what Trion did with Rift it is a major success.

    No company puts money out of their pockets to release more content if they are not making profit. Not all cmpanies have deep pockets like Square ENix which can afford to keep a game going without any proft for almsot a year and then remake it. Certainly not Trion.

    The only reason they released such a huge expac for Rift and still on board with Defiance is because they are actually making profit.

    But no no comment on Mike O Brians obnoxious statement about how he wants to beat WOW and become number one? 

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member
    OMFG THANK YOU TRION.

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  • wizyywizyy Novi SadPosts: 629Member
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHH FINALLY!! Thank you TRION (I won't be trying RIFT again, though, I'm not THAT thankful :P)
  • winterwinter El Paso, TXPosts: 2,276Member Uncommon
     A players can only have 3 abilities that seems pretty limited by todays standards. is crafting one or more of the abilities?
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