ArcheAge is getting another content update in the form of Garden of the Gods: The Ipnysh Sanctuary next month on August 13th. Gamigo’s press says players can “score some generous discounts on Garden of the Gods should they choose to purchase one of the most breathtaking expansions in ArcheAge’s history.” [After publication, Gamigo clarified for us that this update will not incur extra fees for Unchained players, but they will need to have already purchased Garden of the Gods. We initially assumed this would be separate paid DLC, but it’s not!]changing that model dramatically, admitting that paid DLC would be needed to make up for “deficiencies” in ArcheAge Unchained’s launch.
Ipnysh offers a new post-storyline dungeon, new gear, and another round of the Mistsong Banquet.
“The new dungeon is located on Aegis Island and can be accessed by completing the main story questline of the Garden of the Gods expansion. It offers thrilling challenges for daring adventurers in search of the new Immortal Warden gear that can hold its own even against other high-level armor such as the Exalted Hiram Guardian equipment and comes with a variety of additional effects to the players’ skills. Players can also take a break to participate in the Mistsong Banquet during its second season. There are new quests and rewards players can complete for a limited time. With the Gods’ Authorities, a mighty new feature will be added to Garden of the Gods, granting skills to the heroes or buffs to faction members, which they can then utilize in battle against their enemies. The maximum number of players in said zone will also be adjusted to 150 per faction to ensure an epic experience. Further balance changes will also be added that affect combat in ArcheAge. Skillsets such as Vitalism, Swiftblade and others will be adjusted to give players more freedom in developing their unique character.”
Gamigo actually did a video, which is more than I can say for a lot of studios lately. Here are the pics, too.