ArcheAge 4.5 Legends Return launches tonight with new fresh start servers

ArcheAge’s 4.5 update is going live tonight, complete with raise-able dragon battle mounts and shadow invasion content provoked when big world bosses are downed. But what most players are probably looking forward to the most is the introduction of new fresh start servers.

ArcheAge: Legends Return introduces two new progression servers, Nui and Ezi, for North America and Europe respectively. Nui and Ezi will offer time-locked content for the first time in ArcheAge, starting with low caps and systems from the game’s original launch and developing major systems, like Castle Sieges and Hero Elections, over time.”

As we’ve previously covered, some players are already worried about the potential for pay-to-win messes on the fresh start server. But Trion is downplaying that: “Marketplace restrictions will be in place to ensure that as the servers open, players will be placed on even footing through marketplace and gear progress restrictions that will be set over several months, allowing for all players to have the chance to reach the level cap prior to it increasing.”

Check out our massive interview with Trion on the update as well as the brand-new trailer down below.

Source: Press release, server schedule

 

Update: The EU rollout has been delayed:

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ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

It’s like League of Legends, but with global faction and trade chat. What an utterly awful community.

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MrNude

I wanted so much to like this game, I really did. Strip away the cash shop, and lighten up on the PvP ganking, and this would be a really fun game. Maybe give me some more story.

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Castagere Shaikura

The game world is really beautiful. To bad its an open world gankfest.

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Yaner

Progression steps.
Open wallet/purse
Grab credit card
Buy Apex
Use Apex to buy stuff from cash shop

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flyingltj

In Archeage the term “Progression” is essentially:
– Download.
– Install root kit.
– Play an hour.
– Spend more money than you would have spent binging on steam for 6 months.
– Watch the bots parade down the road.
– Uninstall and keep the root kit.

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Denice J. Cook

ZOMG, thanks for that laugh today!

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Liandreth

Woot, hubs and I are counting down til the Fresh Start starts this evening. It’s gonna be fun. See you in there, if you’re in there :D

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Arktouros

Is it really a progression server if you sell progression in the cash shop though?

/showerthoughts

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K38FishTacos

I do my best thinking in the shower.

/imnotalone

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Neurotic

Cool! Of all the ‘modern’ Korean jobs, Archeage is the one I’ve most enjoyed. I might give it a re-download.

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Khrome

If you’ve uninstalled it you weren’t really enjoying it at all though, were you?

The game hasn’t really changed at all. Fresh start servers with promises like these have been done what, at least 3 times before now? I have zero confidence that ‘this time it’ll work’.

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Neurotic

I know what you’re saying, but it was more to do with limited hard drive space than anything else. I’ve had it on a few times, but eventually clear it off again to make way for some new, shiny thing. :D