It is certainly a busy and frantic time as the fledgling ArcheAge Unchained attempts to find its game legs and stabilize into a premiere MMORPG. There is a little ways to go until we reach this point, however, because Gamigo is still fighting the inevitable fires of launch.
First up is an alleged world boss exploit that is providing an unintended stream of cash for players endlessly farming them with the new ArchePass system. Gamigo posted a warning for on the exploit, saying,
There is an issue currently with the high level missions from the ArchePass, specifically the missions to kill World Bosses in different regions. These missions, alongside the dungeon missions, provide a large gold reward and it has been identified that these missions can be completed repeatedly to earn higher than intended quantities of gold. We have been in discussion with XL regarding this issue, and the gold earned from ArchePass missions going forward will be reduced to a maximum of 10 gold per mission. This will be changed in an upcoming hotfix. The repeated reset to get these missions is not intended and doing so is considered a violation of our Terms of Service, and will not be tolerated. Receiving these quests through standard gameplay is allowed, but repeatedly cycling quests to repeat these quests is not allowed. As with other actions that we consider exploits or abuse that is in violation of our Terms of Service, we will be taking a zero tolerance approach to this. Disregarding this warning, or attempting to transfer gains earned by these violations will not be tolerated.
The company is also trying to squash some disconnect issues that are plaguing select clients, and that isn’t even touching on the rampant AFK behavior that is driving up the queues.
And if you are logging in to ArcheAge this weekend to create your first character? Good luck even finding a server that will let you do it!
Gamigo better get a hold on things, because it has already started to unlock land for players to grab for their own farms and housing. European servers are already open for business, while North American shards should unlock land parcels later today.