Over the weekend, we covered the “hot mess” that was ArcheAge Unchained’s launch and land rush situation, which will shock newcomers but not really anyone who’s been watching various incarnations of the game over the last five years.
Gamigo has now brought yet another North American server online, and if you’re just starting now, you might want to head there, as queues in primetime on some other servers are still over an hour long. The pic up above is from MOP’s Justin, who failed to get back into Kaylin last night. Of course, when there’s a 900-person queue for some of these newer servers, that’s a good marker for demand for the game or at least this type of gameplay right now.exploit we covered Saturday will indeed get their comeuppance: “Those that have already abused this ArchePass Mission will be actioned upon as we work on implementing a fix.”
Redditors are responding to the overall situation pretty differently, depending on which one you’re reading. On MMORPG, one gamer called the launch a “complete travesty,” citing queues and character creation irritants and demanding a refund, while the ArcheAge sub itself is focused entirely on agitating against the ArchePass specifically, with multiple threads asking Gamigo to get rid of it or change it in some way. Even setting the exploits aside, players are pointing out that this incarnation of the loyalty system heavily favors grinders and people with lots of time on their hands and is shoveling money into the game at a rate sure to bork the economy. Players want the ArchePass missions shortened, party-sharable, and less time-consuming overall.
Finally, some levity for your Monday morning: One of ArcheAge Unchained’s in-game criminal trials handed out a massive sentence of 32 hours – apparently not the longest ever – to an in-game brigand finally brought to justice. The thread does point out the justice system is full of loopholes between breakouts and labor and that trials are still ridiculous, but hey, it’s amusing that this even exists.