As the question describes im mainly interested in the future of Archeage.
I know many people had bad experience with it, but its actually not the game itself you had that, but the hackshield and publisher.
Myself ,ive been banned from the Forum and Game 6 times now, yeah every time it resulted in them being wrong, and still i persevere.
Im yet to find a better f2p fantasy sandbox anywhere, and i dont keep high hopes for Black Desert, only for Star Citizen.
Archeage is still very active in NA especially now with upcomming merges, that could enchance population, becouse they offer a new start (new servers) ,transfer, and merge choices.It is still unclear ,the exact date, but its estimated it will hit by the end of august or somewhere mid autumn.