ArcheAge Unchained is kind of a hot mess while the land rush begins

    
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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.

Source: Reddit, Twitter. Thanks Two Tridents!

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Armsbend

All of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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Bruno Brito

Elaborate, please.

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Armsbend

Elaborate? ArcheAge.

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Bruno Brito

Yeah, i’m talking about who should be ashamed.

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Everyone who bought it.

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sirradoria

dis

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Jeremy Barnes

I didn’t log on until today and there was plenty of land. Only if you were trying to get *most* convenient plots was it a problem.

There’s plenty of things to complain about Archeage Unchained, but this isn’t one of them. It is one of those things that people who aren’t playing will eat up though.

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tiltowait

It never was. The only people who ever complained about land were those who did not play the game.

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Barnoc N'Draak

Yeah, I couldn’t make it for land rush because I had more important things to do than video games. I ended up logged in 2+ hours later and still got the land I wanted.

Is it perfect? Not even close. But I never played this game before, and I’m certainly well on my way to getting my $25 worth of fun out of it.

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Robert Mann

I hate to say this, but called things. Land rushes are a bad practice all in all. There’s got to be a better way to deal with housing out and about in the world… or rather I’m not sure there are many worse ways than a land rush. As to the restricted plots thing, there too must there be better methods… although I won’t go so far as to claim that as a ‘worst practice’.

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Paragon Lost

So in other words, different day same old issues because ArcheAge is a shitshow. (sigh)

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laelgon

I was able to get land yesterday, which I never did in the original launch. It definitely sucks for the people who were stuck in queue, or DC’d right before the land claim opened. Even so, it sounds like there’s still a good bit of land available, just maybe not in the most ideal spots.

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Taelon “Great Bird” Boot

They shouldve made alts against ToS instead of limiting them and putting burdens on the player to count how many people abuse it to hoard land. I hope this isnt going to be a mess, because Im not going to settle and continue to play this game if I have to pay some outrageous price for a half decent spot of land somewhere from some well-off middle aged dude with way more expendable income and nothing else to do than to multiclient or buy 3 computers and make the housing and land acquisition in peaceful areas miserable.

I had enough of that and the “I worked hard!” Argument they gave me on the OG servers. Nonsense. I worked hard. They were just lucky to start or throw their real life financial weight around in a fucking MMO early in.

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Daniel Miller

Thrre is endless land atm on my server
Furthermore even if so how it filled up i do see oeople moving on when the hype expires. Thus it will burn

A few dcs but oversll running well.

Myself i was big into land in the day. But with server mergers overvand over, and so many games on and upcoming on the market its only worth a plot atm.

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xanadox

European server, now (sunday, 11.11 am) 3/5 servers with queue.
Alexander’s queue : 1013 ppl (more than 1 hour).

Things that should have been done:

> Packs deliver to one char per server. So people could change the server.
> Grace period (why did they lose that?)
> Ban hammer, let’s see how Gamigo treats exploiters.

As for the land rush, I think there are still places for housing 24 h after.

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PanagiotisLial1

I am on Alexander too, started construction of a house in the snowy dwarven place as it matched a dwarf toon but I mostly can play a bit on morning before work. All other times I can play and I check Queue is between 1.5k+ and 2.5k+

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micedicetwice

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!

Eh… It’s not true, you can easily play without queues at all IF you are not going to the most populated server in your region.

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PanagiotisLial1

In the rush hours in EU all servers(even the newest ones) had Queues

Its weird but while they address NA with adding one more they didnt do that for EU yet.

Now add the problems they brought on themselves(Gamigo):

1. Name reservation happened before anyone(players) knew what would be crowded and more importantly how much crowded. And for some people the name of their toon is important – some wont even play without a good name they like

2. Limited to 2 slots and they refused to give a 3rd after they saw the queues so people check other servers while their own server was on Queue. This created a bottleneck. Not all want to spend for more slots before they see the game a bit and they dont want to lose the name reservation they paid for in their chainbreaker pack.

3. The chainbreaker pack gets delivered to one toon. If someone already delivered it then they of course want to go on with that toon. Another thing that could had been solved easily and not create the bottleneck

4, They didnt take the time to count how many people bought packs to have a general idea of the amount or quality of servers they needed. When you can see the expected population from sales it easier to take precautions

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Fisty

As with every time I play Archeage, I always miss the land rush and end up homeless or having to buy some less than great place from someone. I’m okay, the rest of the game has a lot I’ve never made the deep dive into, so as long as I can get past the queues I think it’ll still be a good MMO weekend.