Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

LEAVE A COMMENT

10 Comments on "ArcheAge Begins churns out its first big update, activates ‘surprise’ login rewards"

Subscribe to:
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most liked
Nathaniel Downes
Reader
Nathaniel Downes

Wow, I feel out of the loop. Never even heard of ArcheAge Begins

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Ironweakness

So I actually just gave this a try and it’s surprisingly fun. I expected another action rpg style mmo (like Lineage II Revolution, Nexon’s HIIT, etc.) and instead it’s real time party based gameplay. It’s hard to explain but definitely not what I expected. You collect heroes, gear them, level them up, and then build a party of 4 for the PvE encounters. All 4 party members auto attack on their own but then you cycle through a “deck” of abilities with cool downs that they each have, choosing when to use them and against which enemy. There’s also farming, fishing, and “housing” though I’m not sure what the latter entails. The farming is where the weird cow comes into play. It’s not any less weird in game. It actually gets weirder, even without the baseball uniform.

Bound
Reader
Bound

Why is this type of model so popular for mobile gaming? It’s like telling children to eat doot, but pretty doot covered in sprinkles and watching them gleefully gobble up the sparkly goodness.

Reader
the_balance

The same reason microtransactions, loot boxes, and games themselves exist. They make money.

Stuff that keeps showing up, like this type of model, like loot boxes, like microtransactions, RMT, etc. is because when people sit down and decide they want to make money via a video game, choosing a model that makes the most money ensures the best chances of success.

Reader
Sally Bowls

Ofc, the reason why whatever-makes-the-most-money makes the most money is that is what the customers want. If the customers preferred, with their wallets not their social media, subscriptions or B2P without lockboxes, then that is what companies would sell.

Reader
rafael12104

So, quick question about the pic you chose for this banner. Is that a cow in a baseball uniform? What the…..

Is that part of the mobile story line? Is this a new Sports-ARPG mobile mashup game?

I’m so confused and amused.

Reader
Bryan Correll

It’s a secret warning that the whole game is a load of bull.

Reader
Bryan Correll

Ugh, login rewards. Those are almost as obnoxious as lockboxes, even if they are completely ‘free.’ Not that I was ever, ever going to give ArcheAge Begins a try.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Ironweakness

Wait, I thought Lineage II Revolution was the mobile revolution. Even Conan told me so. But now you’re telling me it’s Archeage Begins? How am I supposed to know which one to join when no one seems to know which game is revolting?

Reader
rafael12104

Lol. It’s in the title, I guess… And so it begins.

wpDiscuz