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[Column] ArcheAge: How to Defend Your Castle

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

I was lucky enough to participate in one of this weekend’s castle sieges as an attacker. I’d love to recall for you an epic tale of bravery and destruction, but nothing of the sort actually occurred. Instead, here’s some tips for castle defenders preparing for the next round of sieges.

Read more of Mark Wilhelm's ArcheAge: How to Defend Your Castle.

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  • ValentinelessValentineless Member Posts: 51

    no attacking guild successfully got a castle that weekend which is true

    due to the main fact, that walls were buffed from original 300,000 hp to 1,200,000 hp

    some guilds actaully got it down to 60% or i think i heard about one wall being broken somewhere

     

    due to the extreme trion change, unfornately no guild got one, hopefully they will change it for next weekend

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  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 3,167
    When there is actually something positive to post about this game maybe THAT should be considered news, not this.
    Make MMORPG's Great Again!
  • TiamatRoarTiamatRoar Member RarePosts: 1,591

    Ahahahahahaha.  When I read the first paragraph of this post, I was like "Are they serious? No one needs to know how to defend their castle in this current state! They can't be serious.  How can they be serious!?" then came item number 1:  "Show up."

     

    Wasn't expecting an MMORPG column to be so hilariously sarcastic.

     

    (truthfully though, most estimates are that the defenders didn't need to show up at all and they still would have won)

     

    :Spend APEX while Trion is still selling it... heh, and I thought the last MMORPG article was a burn.

     
  • ichihaifuichihaifu Member UncommonPosts: 280

    "how to defend your castle"

    Well I went to grab a cup of coffee when I heard how the event scroll works and saw the damage attackers were doing to the walls.

  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,619
    Originally posted by DMKano

    It's horribly imbalanced in favor of defenders at this point.

    However as we all know this will get patched and changed.

    But currently yeah - the article is spot on.

     

    Right, because Trion is so awesome at fixing things the first time, like the Apex exploit, oh wait, they didnt fix that right the first time did they?  Come to think of it, they didnt fix it correctly the second time either did they?

     

    This game a poster child for extreme mis-management.  No one knows how much control Trion actually has but it doesnt matter, either Trion has some control and they are incompetent or Trion entered a deal that allowed them no control in which case they are still incompetent.   This game has earned Trion a terrible reputation, either for entering into a contract that gave them no control due to their greed or from poorly handling the game, the reputation is deserved.

    "Sean (Murray) saying MP will be in the game is not remotely close to evidence that at the point of purchase people thought there was MP in the game."  - SEANMCAD

  • SomeOldBlokeSomeOldBloke Member UncommonPosts: 2,167

    How to defend your castle

    1. Grab Popcorn
    2. Wait for attacker to get bored and leave
    3. erm
  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,619
    Originally posted by DMKano

    XL has 100% control over client and server code - even if there is something simple like a mispelled word - Trion has to ask XL to fix it.

     

    Yes, it is all XL games fault and poor little old Trion has no control what-so-ever.  It wasnt Trions idea to implement Apex, it wasnt Trions idea to release the game without Auroria, it wasnt Trion who advertised a 10% discount in the cash shop and I'm also sure that Trion has no say in the decision to add rumbling trees to the cash shop which crushed the economy.

    I'm sure Trion doesnt touch the code but only a fool would believe that Trion has no say/control over what gets released.  But you keep believing Firecat when she says Trion is blameless if it makes you feel better.  I mean, no one at Trion would actually not tell the truth would they?  I'm sure Mr Hartman told the truth when he said there were only 12 apex exploiters...

    "Sean (Murray) saying MP will be in the game is not remotely close to evidence that at the point of purchase people thought there was MP in the game."  - SEANMCAD

  • MothanosMothanos Member UncommonPosts: 1,910

    Its been a long time i was part of such horrible and broken mmo launch.

    I do not have issues with queues as this is expected and to many servers means after 2 months you are left with tons of ghosttowns.

     

    But from there on eveything that went wrong did go wrong.

    This had the potantial to become a super fun mmo for years to play but within 60 days got train wrecked beyond repair due to all the massive exploits and mild 24 hours bans with all illigal gained items intact after the suspension.

     

    Not to mention the regrade tricks......

     

    The fun is gone in this mmo, even the pvp died on most servers.

    Its playing farmville for 6 days a week and 2 hours of pvp if you are lucky.

     

    Realy sad how things went down from Both Trion / XLGames.

  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Member CommonPosts: 682
    Originally posted by Mothanos

    Its been a long time i was part of such horrible and broken mmo launch.

    It didn't stop there. It went from horrible and broken launch to horrible and broken game.

    Optional PvP = No PvP
  • ScarranScarran Member UncommonPosts: 102
    Originally posted by fiftyplusgeek
    Originally posted by Mothanos

    Its been a long time i was part of such horrible and broken mmo launch.

    It didn't stop there. It went from horrible and broken launch to horrible and broken game.

    I have played alot of MMO's in my time and I can safely say this has been one of the worst in my experience. It wasnt just the bad launch but it seems like every week there is something new cropping up.

     

    I have pretty much nicknamed them Radio Trion as the hits just keep on coming. In a way I feel sorry for them as its obvious XL games is an amateur outfit but at the same time Trion hasnt came out smelling of roses either. 

     

    I realise that its not all Trions fault but they definitely aren't the innocent party on all of this. I know for sure I will definitely not touch an XL game again and right now im struggling to find a reason to touch a Trion game again. 

     

  • JeminaiJeminai Member UncommonPosts: 151
    what no exploit?
  • JeminaiJeminai Member UncommonPosts: 151
    I can tell you what trion isn't.
    developers.
    polishing someone else's turd doesn't mean they have ANY passion for a product they slap their name on. AA is a cash grab, until they piss enough people off and it finally sinks.
    there is something drastically wrong at trion.
    but love for their craft is not something you'll find with them. frustrating for players because they care more than the "developers" do.

    and trust me, you don't want those nubs touching any code.
  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,619
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Talonsin

    Yes, it is all XL games fault and poor little old Trion has no control what-so-ever.  It wasnt Trions idea to implement Apex, it wasnt Trions idea to release the game without Auroria, it wasnt Trion who advertised a 10% discount in the cash shop and I'm also sure that Trion has no say in the decision to add rumbling trees to the cash shop which crushed the economy.

    XL has to approve everything, Trion can suggest whatever and XL can simply say - no.  This  including Apex etc... the reason why 10% didn't happen because XL didn't want to spend time coding it into the game.

    What professional manager signs a contract that gives them no control?  Are you telling me that you actually believe that Trion signed a contract that allows XL games to do anything they want with the game and Trion has no power to stop them?  So XLGames can add porn and decide to remove whole continents and Trion is powerless to stop them?

    I'm sure Trion doesnt touch the code but only a fool would believe that Trion has no say/control over what gets released.

    Trion has a say in it sure - XL has the veto and final say. 

    So again you are saying that Trion signed a contract that gives them absolutely no control as XLGames can flatly refuse to do anything they ask and yet we are not supposed to blame Trion for this?  In your opinion this does NOT show a complete lack of business sense on Trions part?  So you are saying that Trion was so greedy and so desperate for money that they just signed on to publish the game with absolutely no control and no say over anything?

    Isnt it more likely that Trion does have some control, is not testing things before putting them in the game and is using making excuses to save their reputation?

    But you keep believing Firecat when she says Trion is blameless if it makes you feel better.  I mean, no one at Trion would actually not tell the truth would they?  I'm sure Mr Hartman told the truth when he said there were only 12 apex exploiters...

    There is no way for anyone to verify anything Dev studios tell us about internal matters that are not visible to public - so again this is no different.

    What you chose to belive or not believe is completely up to you - we will never know

    We absolutely will know.  Either Trion signed a contract that gives them no control in which case they have poor management or they do have control and have poor coders/testing procedures.  You cant have it both ways mate, Trion owns some of the problem, we just dont know how much.

     

     

     

    "Sean (Murray) saying MP will be in the game is not remotely close to evidence that at the point of purchase people thought there was MP in the game."  - SEANMCAD

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