ArcheAge Unchained has finally sorted out its ArchePass compensation – go claim yours

    
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It’s surely frustrating for players and devs alike that most of the conversation surrounding ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained for the last month has concentrated on the ArchePass and compensation, but here we are once again.

As MMO players will recall, Gamigo disabled the ArchePass, Unchained’s loyalty system, back in October, with the aim to revamp it. While it’s been turned off, the studio has tried a few different ways of compensating players for some of its missing benefits, like Diligence Coins, which has already been botched once. Now there’s a new compensation plan rolling out to players, claimable for level 40+ characters as of last night; it includes 45 Diligence Coins and seven labor rechargers.

“This pack will be removed during the next week’s maintenance and replaced with a pack to be claimed once as initially intended. Moving forward, ArchePass Compensation Crate will be available as a single claim until the ArchePass is fully enabled again. Currently the ArchePass rework is still in development and will be announced when it is available on PTS in the future.”

That apparently goes for people who missed out on the first round of compensation too.

Hopefully Gamigo and XLGAMES get everything sorted soon, as both Unchained and Legacy fans are getting antsy about other problems in the two-halved game.

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Toy Clown

In spite of all the stuff going on, I find this stuff incredibly fun to figure out ways around the shortfalls. The first is setting my perspective on treating the game as if I’m playing it long-term. I don’t mind since there isn’t a sub and I’ll never lose my houses as long as I pay my taxes.

I haven’t needed labor, although I’ve wanted it. Gear was put on the back burner until after I’m finished upgrading my lots to a townhouse and a large marine bungalow. Been saving wood, stone and iron and just got the townhouse deed today. Now I have to wait for a time when none of my neighbors will be online to tear down the property holders and place the larger house.

I still have all the diligence coins they’ve been doling out. I used my 2nd account to buy expansion scrolls and sent them to my main, then used gold to buy more expansion scrolls as the prices started plummeting. If there is one thing you can count on, it’s human nature in video games to make some cheap purchases.

For the moment, I’m sitting on my diligence. I know I’ll want a house expander, a snowflake – or 10, wagon upgrade, building management titles and some other things. I want so much it will be easy to blow it all and since they’re currently limited, I’m holding off until need hits, and until we see what is happening with the ArcheAge Pass.

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PanagiotisLial1

With the packs I got a deco extention for my house from 45 to 95 items and also increased my bag space from 70 to 80 slots. The labor rechargers are very handy too.

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Jon-Enee Merriex

I, for one, am having a blast. This was literally perfect timing as I had gotten to the point where I could not advance without more labor and was about to just give in and create a second account.

The amount of labor and dilligence coins we’re just enough for me to finally move forward and plan my raised house (which I should be able to complete after next week’s maintenance). It also allowed me to know I could spend my gold upgrading my gear which sorely needed it.

I’m really happy and having fun. I didn’t like the Archepass. I would prefer they had this pack on the store for $4 that is claimable once a week. Trying to act like the Archepass isn’t pay to win is silly. It’s worse than pay to win because you have to pay to grind content you don’t want to do.

I have 0 problem paying to play the game. I don’t know, I’ll wait to see what they do with the Archepass but I think trying to copy this idea isn’t going to work in this environment.

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styopa

I’m not sure I saw if anyone replied to me the first time I’d asked in some earlier thread but – for those of us dumb enough to buy into AA the first go-around, are these accounts still valid for AAU or is this like a whole ‘different thang’ in terms of license/access?

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Jon-Enee Merriex

I am using the same account I had when I first started playing AA at the OG launch. I can download and log into the legacy servers and still play my characters or I can download and login to the Unchained server and play my new character. None of what I had (including APEX and Credits) on Legacy is available on Unchained. But it is the same account.

If you’ve played WoW Classic, it functions exactly the same as WoW and WoW Classic as far as accounts go.

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styopa

Great thanks much for the explanation!

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Mailvaltar

Unfortunately this is only half correct regarding your question.

Yes, you can use your old account, but no, you can’t play Unchained without paying at least 26 bucks regardless.

Which is fine by me btw because, well, this version is B2P and has neither a subscription nor a P2W cash shop. Here’s hoping it stays that way.

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Blake

One note Bree, the boxes are claimable by any level character but are only able to be opened by someone level 40+. So anyone with an existing account can claim them.

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Jon-Enee Merriex

Yeah Gamigo was not clear on this. You can get the box but if you’re not 40+ you cannot open it.

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laelgon

And the people who claimed it the first botched time, getting multiple packs, also get these. I’m not one of those people who is worried about competing with the no-lifers, but it’s a worrisome pattern that being quick to claim stuff and take advantage of bugs/exploits is consistently rewarded.

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Jon-Enee Merriex

A little birdie told me this number was low (under 100). But my concern, while I understand the WB thing wasn’t technically an exploit since the system was designed to let you fish for another quest. I do worry that abuse of what is clearly a bug is not being handled.