It’s a day that ends in “y,” which means it’s another ArcheAge SNAFU, it seems. This time, the devs have run afoul of players thanks to an unscheduled maintenance which ended up annihilating larders, an item that’s vitally important to the in-game economy.
If you’re not familiar with what a larder is, they’re evidently extremely important to trade, representing “thousands and thousands of in-game gold” according to our tipster. Considering how much goes into making a larder according to this video, it’s easy to see how losing larders would be devastating to players.
With that in mind, the devs were planning on addressing a bug that makes larders disappear during regular maintenance and asked players to plant their larders after maintenance to prepare. However, an unscheduled maintenance that was meant to fix an “underlying issue […] with the authentication servers not tracking time properly and getting out of sync” destroyed player larders anyway. What’s more, the devs are not going to be replacing these larders, citing the need to push out the fix as a priority:
“With regard to larders lost during maintenance, that is an ongoing issue that we have been working with the XL team to get resolved for quite some time, but have not been able to. In an upcoming patch, the system is being changed, but that cannot be brought to the NA/EU version earlier due to dependencies on other parts of that update. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide replacements for lost larders, however, we are currently in discussion with the team at XL Games regarding compensation for this unscheduled maintenance on the North American servers.”
Players are pretty much on fire over the matter as one would expect, though some are laughing at the fact that whatever compensation is coming down will be issued to everyone due to downtime affecting all players instead of only focusing on those who lost their larders. There’s currently no ETA on when this compensation will arrive.