Debacle after debacle continues to plague Archeage 3.0 fresh start (Faux Start) servers.
The idea of a well managed and maintained Archeage continues to tease and haunt many players. An Archeage minus unfair launches, P2W, weapon dupes, bots, hacks, cheats, and people multi-boxing with 5-10 alt accounts is an Archeage we all want or wanted at some point in time. Unfortunately this is simply not a reality and apparently never will be with Trion Worlds at the helm of this game.
The land rush launch was a complete
failure. As of today nearly 2 weeks after the proposed launch of the Reckoning(NA) and Prophecy(EU), countless players have been experiencing Trion based connection issues of all flavors. In response Trion randomly added another FS server Vengeance(NA), oddly neglecting EU when they claimed it was at 300% capacity. The queue time to play time ratio is currently 3:1 for patron subscribers. If you're F2P, do not even bother.
Trion community managers have made formal statements claiming that there is absolutely no rollbacks or restarts planned. This means if you brute forced your way passed log-in and stole another players position in queue (this was a thing), good for you. If you used this tactic to get several alts in to hoard prime land spots, good for you. You're probably a level 52-55 land baron as I write this. Emergent Gameplay y'all!"Dude get to the Apex part!"
If the above has your blood boiling, it gets worse. Apparently the well known Apex duplication exploit that ruined the balance of most of the legacy servers has magically found its its way to Fresh Start. Seriously!
Instead of being honest with the player base, Trion Worlds secretly added a patch while completely (and once again) ignoring the long term ramifications of the exploit. Roll back? What for? Working as intended y'all! I guess Trion really wanted new players, returning players, and those fleeing legacy servers a chance to relive all their past ineptitude. Lets make no mistake, at this point it's ineptitude
. Anyone who speaks of this is being promptly banned from the forums (regardless of how polite you are about it). I myself received a 72 hour break for asking how a launch is "Fresh Start" where 2/3 of the player base is in a queue/DC loop and those that ARE playing are using old exploits to advance past their peers.TL;DR
I really wish Trion did not have the ability to operate under the radar like this. Writers, editors or whomever in the MMORPG market should be the ones posting official articles about this not the random guy who can be easily discredited or ignored. *Shrug* maybe they're all too busy farming potatoes on legacy servers?
- 2/3 of player base in queue/DC loop
- Apex Dupe Exploit contaminated the ecosystem
- Remaining players have grabbed all prominent land with alts
- Trion Worlds not rolling back, correcting any Fresh Start server
- Tell em what players won Jim!