ArcheAge Unchained is free-to-play this weekend with the SUMMERTRIAL code

    
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If you’ve been eyeing ArcheAge Unchained over the last year but hadn’t wanted to pull the trigger on a buy-to-play experience, especially after the business model rather severely changed course in 2020, then this weekend’s free-play event is probably for you.

“Players are able to explore the wondrous online worlds of ArcheAge: Unchained free of charge from August 28 to September 2,” Gamigo says. “With the voucher code SUMMERTRIAL, ArcheAge: Unchained will be available for free on Glyph and Steam starting Friday at 4 p.m. CEST. Players interested in continuing their adventure after the free weekend can purchase the game at any time, while retaining their progress and titles. For a limited period of time, they will enjoy generous discounts. Until September 7, the Silver Pack is available for $15.99, Gold for $29.99 and the Archeum Pack for $39.99.”

That’s 10 a.m. EDT for those of you on the east coast USA, meaning it’s already begun and active. Have fun, folks!

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Vunak

The game that could have been absolutely amazing but fell flat on its face because of P2W and exploiters.

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kimowar101

you do know AAU is as anti P2W as it gets, 26 bucks play all you want……err 15 during sale.

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Vunak

Just because AA:U is B2P with a cosmetic cash shop doesn’t mean the game hasn’t been affected by design decisions to push P2W mechanics. They have been pushing P2W mechanics since the games Korean CBT 2.

You also missed my second point of exploiters. People have exploited on AA since initial release. AA:U was no different. People exploited the pass to amass gold so they hit 10k+ gear scores extremely quickly, way quicker than was ever supposed to happen, among other things.

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Bruno Brito

Imagine that, the game is managed by years with the worst shitstain of a monetization model, and the company has the audacity to charge you for a copy so you can finally play with a fair cashshop.

Hard pass.

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Bruno Brito

You know about the “first taste is free”?

This isn’t even the good stuff.

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kody

A free to play game releases a subscription service and then offers a free to play trial for the weekend. That speaks volumes.

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kimowar101

what sub?? theres not even an optional one.

EvasiveDice
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EvasiveDice

Anyone who has followed this game or a quick glance at Google even today. I think this game is far from everyone’s mind. My apologies and condolences to everyone who bought into that.

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Raap

It might sound strange, but I do not even blame Gamigo for AAU’s decline.

People got excited about AAU because they thought it would be 2014 AA minus P2W. The issue was that XL Games totally changed direction with the game post-release, going from a more sandpark styled game, to a monstrous Daily Grinder with a massive playerbase burnout impact, as well as a redirection of focus on content that 2014 AA players would not find very appealing.

And as is tradition with non-Western developed games, XL Games proceeded to blatantly ignore feedback from AAU players, leaving Gamigo in a rather helpless position.

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EvasiveDice

They claimed dlc’s would be free. Now they started charging for dlc’s. The company even admitted unchained wasn’t cost effective with just the initial price point to keep development up. They apologized alot but they sold people a product, made promises, then went back on those promises and now you have to pay for dlc. Mean while the free version got the dlc for free. It was a huge slap to everyone who bought into unchained. They couldn’t back their promises up. It was already a modest playerbase at best but now the game is almost dead from what I read after that stunt. Unchained is almost dead I mean.