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What do you think of Archeage?

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  • dandurindandurin Member UncommonPosts: 498
    edited October 2015
    DMKano said:
    I play it still - for free. Total money spent since alpha = $150

    2 patron accounts - maintained via AH patron purchases for gold 

    As with any game it's far from perfect
    Same goes with XL Games and Trion - there are issues of course.

    For me this is the go to guild game - organized guilds are the ones still playing.

    The game is not a good choice for solo players however, much better options on the market for soloers.


    I too played for free with 2 Patron accounts until Summer, when my small gaming group moved on.  The Alpha buy-in got me going on the Patron bandwagon, and I continued to keep Patron rolling by using the Euro-servers as a separate pool of labor and loyalty points to fund APEX.

    While being part of a gaming group I never-the-less soloed most of the time and accumulated a clipper, a merchant ship, a farm house, high-value real estate across the continent, a farm hauler, and a sports car.  I left with enough loyalty to buy a couple of Pegasi, but it was time to go.

    You can enjoy solo or small group play if you think of yourself as a Han Solo type, smuggling goods from continent to continent and avoiding pirates and enemy faction patrols.

    While I oppose pay-for-progress options in MMO's, ArcheAge's innovative trade pack/trade run mechanic should be emulated by sandbox games in the future.

  • MardukkMardukk Member RarePosts: 2,211
    edited November 2015
    Don't expect to solo for much and don't expect an interesting PvE side to the game.  Mob drops are horrible for the most part.  They want you to have land and grow crops.  The problem is getting land.  Crafting is annoying.  The solo experience is better in Darkfall if that tells you anything.  Labor points suck and are not fun.  But don't worry about those you won't have land and with no land you will never use up all of the labor points.

    There are a number of positives (exploration, the seamless world, animations are pretty good, open world PvP with a little bit of risk vs reward).  But those positives make people even more irritated at the game breaking negatives.
  • MaquiameMaquiame Member UncommonPosts: 1,073
    edited November 2015
    Alpha ArcheAge was the best mmo I've ever played. Launch ArcheAge is the opposite direction and more.

    And despite what anyone says there was alot for soloers to do, especially if you were into crafting. The intracontinental (same continent) trading for Gilda Stars along with the exploration rewards that granted you Gilda Stars was fantastic, until the jerks at Trion allowed XL games to take it out. I'm a roleplayer and I loved ArcheAge Alpha so much that I loved it even without roleplaying. Now that's something.


    I loved ArcheAge Alpha so much that I made myself stop playing it just so I could wait till launch to savor it more. It was that good.

    Alpha ArcheAge on a p2p only server I'd go back to in a second, especially if it was hack free with the land stealing.

    Indy developers make ArcheAge Alpha, hell anyone make ArcheAge Alpha, but with better security and a p2p only server option. Give it Western lore and a dark human variant race and I would gladly pay 30 dollars a month for a sub.  Keep the freeloaders on their own servers. If someone opened up an Alpha ArcheAge server I'd be there with bells on.
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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,300
    I enjoyed it.  I liked farming and the PvE wasn't groundbreaking, but average... which I don't mind honestly.  There were pvp zones which I also liked going into.  Overall, kinda fun.

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • AylindelAylindel Member UncommonPosts: 22
    worse game i ever played.   don't get me started on the house system.
  • KilrainKilrain Member RarePosts: 1,178
    Shame they don't release the server software, so we can make our own. They are obviously scared, that if they did that, no one would pay them their retarded pay 2 win cash shop prices. 

    I can think of 1 game that's done this. Why do people even bother bringing it up when it will never happen?
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    Archeage has a solid base to build on but this farce of a relationship between Trion and XL has completely ruined it. Trion has zero class these days. I don't know what happened between Rift and this game but they remind me of this guy now:

    https://youtu.be/6KrNpxODiDA
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,485
    Like many games, AA is pretty good if you have good people to play with, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it. I lucked out and got into a good guild in the game and the game is pretty good. Solo casuals will definitely have a hard time getting into the game.
  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Member UncommonPosts: 2,156
    My guild originally from Star Wars Galaxies migrated over to SWTOR which lasted barely 4 months then migrated to Guild Wars 2 for almost 2 years (I was AWOL for quite a while during that time) then now ArcheAge and my impressions left me unimpressed, I had to actually ask my guild leader why they picked this game.

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  • AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
    I'm surprised this awful mess of pay to win crap hasn't gone into maintenance mode. I suppose there are always stupid people out there to lap up Trion's never ending supply of RNG cash shop stuff though.
  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 8,921
    One of the best mmos on the market.
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Didn't vote as none of the choices fit my opinion of the game. For me it fails as a PVP game due to way too much carebear horse shit to wade through to enjoy the PVP. PVP I might add that fails for me as it there isn't much worthwhile about participating in PVP. I feel there is a solid game in there somewhere but it feels to me like a game that very much can't decide what it wants to be.

    As to game management, no opinion I could espouse here would avoid getting moderated as being far to hateful, so the less said the better.

    "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine."

  • Andel_SkaarAndel_Skaar Member UncommonPosts: 396
    One of the best mmos on the market.
    I see what you did there :D
  • Andel_SkaarAndel_Skaar Member UncommonPosts: 396
    edited January 2016
    Archeage has a solid base to build on but this farce of a relationship between Trion and XL has completely ruined it. Trion has zero class these days. I don't know what happened between Rift and this game but they remind me of this guy now:

    https://youtu.be/6KrNpxODiDA
    That scene sums it up. Good movie too :)

    Archeage is a great experience, go ,play, enjoy, see, sail, find friends or bring some, it will be a ride.

    But it wont last long, nor be balanced.

    Its bittersweet.
  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 8,921
    A13xand37 said:
    One of the best mmos on the market.
    I see what you did there :D

    For what it offers it really is. 

    TRION just did not know how to handle a real mmo. 
  • rodarinrodarin Member RarePosts: 2,451
    Great outline but is basically still a beta level game. Farming system should be adopted by another game, as well as the trade system (with risk reward considerations) housing was lazy as was the 'own open land' nonsense.

    The fact that they had all these big plans about dwarves and a new area and after 18 months its been crickets on all of that shows they in it for the money and not actually trying to make the game better. 

    Well anyone with a brain already knew that I suppose. But for al the money this game has supposedly made it hasnt spent any of it on the game, that much s pretty apparent. Basically anything that has been done or added has a monetization factor
  • QuesaQuesa Member UncommonPosts: 1,432
    Alpha ArcheAge was probably one of the best MMOs to almost hit the market at the time.  What they did tot he Labor Points and cash-shop should be criminal.
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  • StarIStarI Member UncommonPosts: 987
    It has a lot of good and interesting gameplay, but too bad it has greedy devs and publishers behind, esentially making a Casino Online out of it. On top of it EU suffered from a lot of cheating that went unpunished if you payed enaugh $. Designed to empty your credit card, or let you be a nobody peasant forever.
  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,300
    I really enjoyed it.  A lot of people criticize the monetization, but I would give it a try.

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • slowpoke68slowpoke68 Member UncommonPosts: 541
    Wasn't a bad game, but when I played at launch the cheating and hacking was insane.  Quit for that reason.
  • TofkeTofke Member UncommonPosts: 339
    It was cumbersome.
    After beta, I didn't feel like going back to try it with all the idiocy surrounding it.

    Too bad, there was potential... but I noticed pretty early it wouldn't get better and they would keep their daft systems in place.

    Ah well, just not a game for me... but good that there are other people still enjoying it.
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,910
    I liked the gliding, sailing and farming systems, the rest of the features were unremarkable.

    Was great fun during the "alpha" phase (never before has that word been so utterly abused, lol), but after launch it was a chaotic mess of exploiting, hacking, botting and duping on a scale I've never seen before.

    I had actually managed to get my hands on two farmhouse-sized plots and 2 small plots in the launch chaos, but after the first 4 weeks or so I just walked away from it all and never logged in again. The plot expiry hackers probably had all my land 2 weeks later...
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,450
    A13xand37 said:
    Archeage has a solid base to build on but this farce of a relationship between Trion and XL has completely ruined it. Trion has zero class these days. I don't know what happened between Rift and this game but they remind me of this guy now:

    https://youtu.be/6KrNpxODiDA
    That scene sums it up. Good movie too :)

    Archeage is a great experience, go ,play, enjoy, see, sail, find friends or bring some, it will be a ride.

    But it wont last long, nor be balanced.

    Its bittersweet.
    Perhaps overextended themselves.
    They were making a military game that ended up folding.They were investing in Defiance which imo never panned out.Then when people realized Rift was not all that great ,started to go back to wow or jump to other games.So Trion basically had little money left.This was proven when they bantered about selling shares and i think they did,although that entire market is beyond my scope.

    I do pay close attention to all the dealings that go on from the business side of things and when i saw Trion got AA,i said oh god no.Then my worry came to a reality,Trion grabbed the rights to publish it but did absolutely nothing to promote it.It took them like 2 months to finally advertise it but made sure to fully advert Defiance and  Rift a game that really didn't need more advertising since it already had a ton of players check it out.

    So here we are,Trion is low on money and has no say in AA beyond their contract obligations.Since they  have zero communication with gamer's,.i would say they are not even attempting to communicate any changes.My gut feeling from day 1 was AA had some buzz behind it,Trion simply wanted to cash in on it but had no care for the actual game.

    Trion is the typical case of business first games second,like about a 80/20 split,needs to be closer to 50/50.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • IsilithTehrothIsilithTehroth Member UncommonPosts: 454
    Decent game that was ruined by greedy and lack of understanding.

    MurderHerd

  • farbegefarbege Member UncommonPosts: 305
    Archeage reieves next major update 2.5 in about 2 weeks.

    The speed devs deliver content is amazing :)
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