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Post by Eorl @ 08:42am 13/09/14 | 13 Comments
Rush the gates and roll those toons because you gotta get the best hardcore farmland, am I right?

After a brief technical delay, ArcheAge's head start has now gone live for founders. Trion says that the servers are up and ready for the influx of players. Your server choices are...
North America: Aranzeb, Naima, Kyrios, Ollo, Tahyang, Salphira
Europe: Shatigon, Kyprosa, Eanna, Dahuta
There is no wipe planned for the head start, so get working on the many open-world aspects of ArcheAge. You can still nab a founders pack on the official site for $49.99-$149.99, depending on your tier. All three come with the four-day patron head start access.

After the four-day head start the game will open up to all players, with the free-to-play game offering a mostly cosmetic-only shop to balance out the free subscription.



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WirlWind
Posted 03:00pm 13/9/14
Just to add a little:

Unofficial oceanic servers are Kyrios and Ollo.

Apparently Kyrios is going to be the try hard server, while Ollo will be for more casual players (not sure how exactly, that's just the way I've seen everyone describing it. Am assuming it is in relation to guilds and where they're going).

Currently typing this while there is a 58 minute queue ;_;

::EDIT::

Make sure that you don't crash on first load in because the queue won't save your place if you have to close the process with task manager...
Dondi
Posted 06:18pm 13/9/14
Yeah I am gonna give this a try when f2p players can play. The crafting and farming stuff sounds cool in theory, not sure how it will be in practice. Especially the labour point system.
Eorl
Posted 11:45am 14/9/14
It is actually extremely well balanced, with no real "pay2win" in sight. Just waiting for launch as I'm too poor right now to grab founder pack.
konstie
Posted 06:02pm 14/9/14
i had a play around during beta and i found the UI to be a little confusing. but i'm pretty newb at mmorpgs.
Dondi
Posted 09:46pm 14/9/14
Yeah i hope it is good. I played Rift which Trion did aswell, it's f2p model was very good.
HurricaneJim
Posted 11:03am 15/9/14
2.5 hour queues on the unofficial oceanic servers Kyrios and Ollo during pre-launch. Free to play people will be queued behind paying customers aka Patrons.

Forget land for housing or farming, it's all already taken. They might add servers but I doubt it.
Taipan
Posted 12:22pm 15/9/14
I really do need to upgrade my system. I sit in line for 1.5 hours then after playing for about 20 minutes i blue screen and reboot then its back to another hour + queue. Youd think after so many mmos in the past decade companies would know that the opening crush requires that you have enough servers to cope.

Of course i dont blame them for my systems short comings but constant hour long queues is a f*****g joke.

(Edit) just crashed again for the 4th time today and now i am back into an hour and a half queue. I think in total i have been in queue for about 6-7 hours today.
Eorl
Posted 12:48pm 15/9/14
Well they don't want to just roll new servers out because of high queues on launch, we've seen MMOs do that before and those servers die in the ass come two to three months after launch when the dust settles. WoW has just that problem with a high amount of dead servers leftover original/BC launch, as did WildStar. Trion are working on a queue saver so hopefully we'll see that soon.

In terms of land being taken already, that will disappear if they don't actually build a house/pay tax. Also I watched my friend playing last night and outside of the starting zone the land is super empty.
Taipan
Posted 01:17pm 15/9/14
I tried for a while to find a plot to put down a small scarecrow but had no luck. I have seen tons of people blowing up about housing space ect. I am a little concerned but given my lack of experience in the game and my system issues getting land is the least of my worries atm.
WirlWind
Posted 06:46pm 15/9/14
Eorl - Where the hell was your friend playing?

He can't of been on the Oceanic servers, because (at least on the western continent), I've not even found a single block for a small scarecrow, let alone enough to build a large house.

Entire CLANS went out and land-grabbed (I consider it an exploit, really) entire zones and either kept them for themselves or are reselling for ridiculous amounts of gold.

They should make it cost a wood-pack to build the frame first up, so you have to invest something to take over land, rather than just throwing down a scarecrow and a house foundation and having that land locked up for ages.

Also, the "throw s*** anywhere" way of building has lead to sooooo much wasted space, it's actually kind of annoying.
Eorl
Posted 07:39pm 15/9/14
Well, given that was yesterday it probably has filled up quite rapidly. I guess we'll see if Trion has mechanics in place to stop the congestion.
BladeRunner
Posted 07:41pm 15/9/14
Ill have a go in the next couple of days.
Taipan
Posted 09:59am 16/9/14
Eorl - Where the hell was your friend playing?

He can't of been on the Oceanic servers, because (at least on the western continent), I've not even found a single block for a small scarecrow, let alone enough to build a large house.

Entire CLANS went out and land-grabbed (I consider it an exploit, really) entire zones and either kept them for themselves or are reselling for ridiculous amounts of gold.

They should make it cost a wood-pack to build the frame first up, so you have to invest something to take over land, rather than just throwing down a scarecrow and a house foundation and having that land locked up for ages.

Also, the "throw s*** anywhere" way of building has lead to sooooo much wasted space, it's actually kind of annoying.


Yep thats what i have seen as well, nowhere to put a plot down yet plenty of wasted space between farms. I have also seen a metric f*** ton of people blowing up about the opening land grab. Its pretty much shut mpst people out of having land and a house unless they have some crazy amount of gold.

I shouldnt be surprised though since asian mmo's tend to lend themselves to players scaming and gouging other players. It them its just part of the game.
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