ArcheAge 5.1 launches Wednesday with revamps for the Abyssal Library and hero system


Making good on its promise of “new content on a regular basis” for the games it acquired when it bought Trion Worlds, Gamigo is planning a new update for ArcheAge this week, just two months after the launch of 5.0 Relics of Hiram. According to Gamigo’s forum posting last week, 5.1 is due out Wednesday, January 16th.

“First off, I’d like to apologize for the team being so quiet lately,” says ArcheAge Producer Tinen, who explains the team is hard at work on the ongoing transition between the studios and efforts to improve support. In addition to the tax rate increase for building in hostile faction zones – 100% to 300% – here’s what players can expect:

Abyssal Library Dungeon: The Library is receiving a revamp in the form of a 5-man dungeon, in which players can obtain new Library Equipment. The previous version of the library will remain available on legacy servers.

Hero System Revamp: The hero system is receiving new systems – the first part of which has already been put in place with the reduction in the number of heroes per server. Heroes will have NEW (corrected) abilities and missions specific to their role, such as forcing some of the southern continent zones between tension, conflict, war and peace!

Pirate Faction Changes: Pirates are becoming a more fleshed out nation with this update. Gone are the days of committing crimes to become a pirate. Now, players will join a nation with limited numbers via a quest and leaving it will also require a quest. Neutral guards will no longer be aggressive to pirates.

Golden Plains Battle: The Halcyona Golden Plains Battle is now separated into an arena that will be available twice a day, similar to Mistmerrow. Players will be able to join directly via the arena menu or by visiting an arena manager when it is active.”

We last played the game a couple of weeks ago when it was in the middle of its winter festivities:

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If they would get rid of that labour system and make sure everyone (without auctions or certain regular gameplay hour) had access to a home and field for planting I would give it another shot. AA was the only MMO where I fell in love but systems drove me away rather soon, not burn out.


I’m cautiously hopeful for AA now. Came back after 2 years and most of the changes are really good. If you guys liked AA in the past, before its downhill run, I strongly recommend you check it out again. Jake Song returned to the team and it’s shaping up :)

Toy Clown

I can’t help but be interested in watching what Gamigo does with ArcheAge. I still believe Trion had a lot to do with the horrible direction it went when it came NA-side. I could be totally wrong on this, but the curiosity is there.

Nate Woodard

Aaw. They’re so cute!


RIP Archeage Alpha. You will always be missed.


AA Alpha is one of the best MMORPGs I have ever played.