ArcheAge provides more launch details for ArcheAge Unchained in latest stream

    
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ArcheAge held a livestream this past Friday with a number of details for players looking forward to ArcheAge Unchained, granting eager fans a few important notes about Unchained’s launch.

While a specific time for ArcheAge Unchained’s launch was not given, we do know that it will be some time in the afternoon for both NA and EU players, meaning launch will be at different times for both regions. There are confirmed to be three servers with a fourth possibly opening as well, and there will be a grace period for name reservations if the fourth server is opened. The devs will be closely watching faction balance and character reservations prior to launch and will impose character creation restrictions as necessary. On the subject of character creation, players will have two character slots with up to six available. Players can create their characters starting at midnight on October 1st.

The livestream also covered a few points about the graphical improvements coming to the game as well as a change in system requirements and a look at a new car mount that can be earned with achievements, though this mount will be on Legacy servers and not Unchained servers. You can check out the livestream synopsis or watch the whole shebang below, and be sure to check out our interview with Gamigo’s Merv Lee Kwai for more on Unchained.

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kofteburger

I’m actually looking forward to this.

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xanadox

” Players can create their characters starting at midnight on October 1st.”

So I have tried to download the PTS and it gives me an 2028 error (you don’t have the rights to play this game)

Nice start!! that’s the TRION way!!

EDIT:
The error should say: you are not a media VIP so you can’t predownload the pts server.
So you will be able to create your chars after the 16 gb download… pay the best connection to win!
I would like to know how many CS tickets they are going to have due to the 2028 error.

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Toy Clown

Reading comprehension for the win. :)

Jokes aside, the schedule (which shifted again today) looks like this:

12am PST, 10-1, you can start pre-downloading Unchained. The time was changed to 10am PST for name reservation and character creation. A lot of NAers are upset at the time as most are in school or at work and are requesting reservations to be in the evening. We’re hoping for an update on this soon.

As a side note, AA:U will show up on the Glyph launcher. When it does, log in, create your character and save your name, then done. You will be able to log in on the 15th.

On the 1st, PTS AA:U server will be available for all founders to play. On the 7th, anyone can try it out on Legacy PTS.

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xanadox

Thx for the information!
Where have you found the schedule?

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xanadox

They have changed the schedule:

http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?354202-ArcheAge-Unchained-Character-Reservation-Update

EUROPEAN REGION: Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 10:00 AM UTC

NORTH AMERICAN REGION: Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 10:00 AM PDT

The Shadows Revealed game client will be available for pre-download 24 hours prior to the times announced above.

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Toy Clown

Was just fixing to link that. Thank you! What a relief name reservation will be on Saturday.

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Godnaz

3 accounts per person, not household. No graphics update at launch. Added a 3rd server for both regions, add a 4th if needed.

Yeah, going to monitor day 1 player feedback to see how this goes. They relaunched the game 3 times before already and were disasters. I don’t have faith XLGames will ‘learn’ a 4th time.

I’m glad its B2P, ‘promised’ no P2W mechanics but I’d rather fight for land grab at a later date than go through yet another stressful launch. This game has my most fond MMORPG experiences but I’m still leery.

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Matthäus Wey

They relaunched the game 3 times before already and were disasters. I don’t have faith XLGames will ‘learn’ a 4th time.

That was Trion Worlds fault tho IIRC (and they are (thankfully) gone)

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Antiseptic

That was Trion Worlds fault tho IIRC (and they are (thankfully) gone)

A good portion of Trion’s Archeage team was retained by gamigo (they later rehired some that were previously let go). Merv Lee Kwai (Khrolan) was executive producer for Archeage at Trion, Brian Kenny (Tinen) was a production coordinator for Archeage at Trion (and now is another producer for Archeage at gamigo), BigDataDude was the business intelligence lead over at Trion (probably was one of Trion’s most competent backend person and a good retention for gamigo), along with other less known staff.

These folks are now having to operate under gamigo’s leadership where their objective is to run everything as low cost as they can. They tried it earlier in the year when they moved the EU servers to a different colo. They tried stuffing Archeage’s dedicated servers onto some cloud service causing issues for EU players (and had to revert that change).

In the past few months, they finally moved the NA servers from Dallas to Kansas (since Trion was dissolved as an actual entity, the original investors no longer had leverage; that included Comcast which was why the NA servers were at Comcast’s Dallas data center); I believe most of their NA servers had technical issues for at least a week with some players still experiencing instability with their connectivity across all of those Glyph platform games.

gamigo is trying to make a decent impression at the beginning of this for obvious reasons. Archeage’s revenues at Trion was a main contributor at keeping them solvent for longer than it should have. The revenues from that likely dwarfs whatever else gamigo had been publishing before they acquired Trion’s assets; this includes the Aeria Games stuff from that merger.

There’s reasons to be more wary post launch though on the operations side including customer support. gamigo has a tendency to run those thin over time. People thought Trion was bad but if you were to have compared the two, Trion would’ve looked great. I almost choked typing that out because I was no huge fan of how Trion’s leadership dealt with things period where it hand tied their front facing people on a daily basis.

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Coolit

3 accounts per person is the reason I’ve decided to sit on the side-lines and not pre-order as regardless of the spin this clearly gives a major advantage for real money.

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Nick Smith

Wish it was only one account per person. Sigh.

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Alex Hyer

So the game has been chained up this whole time?

Yeesh…