ArcheAge goes offline for two days for massive server merges, land rush scheduled for Friday

We warned you about it back in July, and now it’s here. ArcheAge is merging (er, “evolving”) a dozen of its underpopulated servers down to four. This intensive process starts today and will require two days of downtime (even for unaffected shards) before the MMO comes back online September 9th.

When the game comes back up on Friday, these four servers will no doubt be the focus of an intense land rush as players and guilds seek to reestablish their claims. Trion Worlds said that it will gradually turn the shards back online one at a time and enable AFK kicking to keep things from getting too nuts.

You can check out the new server list for ArcheAge after the break!

Merged servers:

  • North America: Ollo, Tahyang, and Salphira to become Conviction
  • North America: Morpheus, Nazar, and Hanure to become Thunderwing
  • Europe: Kyprosa, Dahuta, and Rangora to become Tempest
  • Europe: Leviathan, Anthalon, and Sirothe to become Retribution

Unaffected servers:

  • Legacy servers: Aranzeb, Kyrios, Kraken, Shatigon, and Eanna
  • Fresh start servers: Reckoning, Vengeance, and Prophecy
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netsky999

I hope this game, and specially the companies that created and bring it here to this continent, fall hard
AA is a textbook case of Neoliberalism on videogames

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It Didn't Take

How Trino hasn’t been sued for gross incompetence yet amazes me.

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Paragon Lost

Man, again. So you put in all this effort to get a place and once again you are going to lose it and have to get lucky to get a new plot. If I still played ArcheAge I’d be very much of a FU mindset towards Trion for sucker punching me yet again. In other words I’m Charlie Brown and Trion is Lucy…

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what-4

There were servers with less than 50 total players, it just makes no sense to keep those up, from a business standpoint. From a game-play perspective, AA doesn’t work well on under populated servers. Meaningful activities require groups of people, if there are only 50 people on a sever, between factions, GL killing any content that required 20+. As far as land goes, like I and another said below, the notion of land scarcity in AA is overblown in the current state of the game. Land barons will likely not get there 30 connected plots right next to the ocean and pack maker but, there will be plenty of land to go around, despite what people say/think.
Thats not to say it doesnt suck a bit but Id rather a server where I can get groups for content than not.

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rafterman

Low pop servers are horrible, but so is losing your land time and time again. I went through it multiple times before I said F it and moved on. I’m not buying that there will be “plenty” of land, much less plenty of decent plots, because every time this has happened bots, whales, and no lifer’s have bought up any decent plot within no time.

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Paragon Lost

My problem is this, that it’s not the first time they’ve done this. There has to be a better way than the one that currently do that doesn’t screw those who own land over like this. Basically in my opinion your remarks don’t outweigh the screwing over of your players and more than once.

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what-4

First, thing, game comes back up saturday, land rush is on sunday. Secondly, there is SO much land in the game world now there is almost no chance of a person NOT finding land. NOw will the land barron that had 50 connected plots with an ocean side view have exactly that again, right away? Likely not. But I see no reasonable reason to be concerned about not getting land at this stage in AAs life.

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styopa

People still play AA?

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A Dad Supreme

Land RUSH!

Didn’t Trion (Hartsman) say they were doing “well” and there’s nothing to worry about?

12 servers down to 4 doesn’t sound that convincing…

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Daniel Miller

TRION OWES ME ROYALTIES!!!

I am from server Rangora, and from day one our guild name was and has been Tempest. I call this slander. Trashing our name.

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jay

Exactly why I left AA in the first place. All of that land you worked your ass off to buy/steal/earn? Gone. Now you are back at square one, good luck getting anything close to what you had before.

Good luck even logging into the game.

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Greaterdivinity

Given how every other one of these has gone so far (if memory serves), I’m going to have to get my popcorn ready for this one.

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Armsbend

2 Days + 4 Days of the Guaranteed outages from bugs. Then some small, worthless token to get the sadomasochists who still play this turd to shut up.

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BalsBigBrother

This must be a right royal pain in the buttocks for those folks that enjoy this game. Good luck to you all and I hope you all can find something that meets your needs.

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Darthbawl

Let the land rush reckoning begin!

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deekay_plus

the land rush thing is highly over emphasized in this article and the past few merges/fresh start servers.

on fresh start servers there was open land spaces in prime housing areas for about a month after teh servers opened. as it was we felt slightly silly that we rushed our houses so hard even if we got excelent spots in our housing area that we all found most desirable.

as it was 3 months later and buying land was relatively cheap even in high end profit centers compared to the price of an apex. and therefore very affordable for those that missed the rush.

most players that are familiar with archeage make a choice wether to own land or not vs other means of making gold, and for the majority of the active population they choose non land owning means of production.

so ultimately the weird narrative that is still going on is simply out of touch with how players have played the game for a couple years now. and the intense land rush thing was only true at original NA launch (and to some extent in auroria for reasons extending outside of normal land considerations).

anyways i got a weird email that i thought might be a phish about this some weeks ago. and turns out my server isn’t even being merged to begin with. not that i’m worried much about it beyond staying with my guild’s characters in case we choose to play at all again teh future. with most of having sold off or demo’ed our plots before quitting as it was.

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Godiva

The big difference between a land rush on the Fresh Start server and on a Merged server is that on Fresh Start the rules had been changed: you could only have 2 unbuilt properties per account, while on a Merged server everyone has fully built kits in their inventories and they are competing for the same spots with other players who have fully built kits.

These aren’t new players competing for their first house placement or scarecrow garden, but established players who have had their properties since 2015 (or earlier), have been paying taxes on those properties since 2015, and are now being forced to move without their consent. One can argue about whether or not the sacrifice of losing your land is worth it to have a more active server community, but one cannot fairly compare the land rush of a merged server to a fresh start server as they are 2 completely different beasts.

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even if you unbuild kits in adance you don’t get all materials back iirc. i saw nothing in the merge emails about getting all mats back. just to prepare.

and merged server or fs server the narrative doesn’t change. that there’s some crazy land starvation that just isn’t happening.

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what-4

Any built structure is returned to players as a full kit demo, ready to place.

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deekay_plus

hmm ok

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thickenergy

Oh, NOW they start using AFK kicking on fresh servers. Noobs.

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what-4

Ummm they had been up until a month ago, so what are you on about?

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MrNude

Feel sorry for Floridians stuck in this one….. I played AA and live in FL I would be super pissed about being screwed by a storm and Trion….

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