ArcheAge plans Chronicle patch as players boggle over Unchained’s proposed new ArchePass

    
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ArcheAge plans Chronicle patch as players boggle over Unchained’s proposed new ArchePass
Gamigo is rolling out a patch this week for ArcheAge as well as ArcheAge Unchained: Come October 15th, both versions of the game will see the addition of vehicle customization, the return of a lineage of bosses, and a new quest arc:

“The episodic Chronicle quest-line, Calleil and the Crown Prince, unravels in a separate lore-based ArcheAge storyline. Heeding the call of the ancient Hiram Guardians, brave adventurers are sent to investigate the traces of a mysterious stranger. On their journey across Erenor, the heroes will face many new challenges and learn about the origins of the false prophet Calleil. Users can embark on their adventure in the Eastern Hiram Mountain region.”

The update is live on the PTS right now, and that’s where the fuss begins, as the new ArchePass for Unchained is over there too, and it’s looking like a pretty big deviation from Unchained’s original anti-pay-to-win stance. While it’s certainly possible Gamigo could change the pass in the next two days, as it stands right now, Gamigo seems to be adding non-cosmetic progression items directly into the reward track for credits, while also increasing the experience required for each tier and reducing the diligence payout over time, thereby making it even more difficult for non-premium players to compete. Reddit is not pleased. YouTube is stunned and disbelieving.

ArcheAge fans and looky-loos will recall that Gamigo has already changed course on Unchained once this year with the release of the Garden of the Gods expansion; though last year when Unchained launched Gamigo promised that future updates to the buy-to-play version of the game would be free, Garden of the Gods had a pricetag. At the time, Gamigo blamed the switcharoo on “shortcomings of the ArchePass system” at that launch that the game “did not fully recover from.”

Archeage Unchained (B2P) – new ArchePass from PTS – no official confirmation yet from archeage

Source: Press release, Reddit, Gamepro03. Cheers, Anon.

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Neurotic

Ohhhhh boy…

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Godnaz

Anyone who buys into Archeage 2 deserves what they get.

Godnaz
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Godnaz

I watched the streamer video and cringed/laughed at how strikingly similar the issues and promises are with AAU now, than they were 4 years ago. Gamigo playing the ‘helpless publisher‘ role, stating they are trying to get XLGames give them some say in development to make the game fair, only making empty promises that will never be met.

AA players: The Archeage you want and deserve will never come from XLGames. Move on.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Any ArcheAge game going pay to win?

Well, I am shocked!

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Robert Mann

Archeage drama. Gamigo drama. We’re going to need a bigger planet for the popcorn…

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Malcolm Swoboda

“Buy once, play forever” – Never touch Gamigo again.

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Bruno Brito

*chef’s kiss*

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Jim Bergevin Jr

I hope no one is surprised in the least about this.

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Christopher Allcock

I’m still half expecting the game to be filed under ‘failed experiment’ and those servers folded into the original title

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bobfish

Premium ArchePass for Unchained wasn’t worth it before, there were like three rewards in it for a stupid amount of credits.

Not sure this is the right move, but they needed to do something to make people buy it.

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Bruno Brito

It isn’t.

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partiesplayin

A comment from someone who actually knows what there talking about .Bravo . It’s true premium Archepass wasn’t worth the extra coin unless you really wanted that extra outfit. This new design I see in the pictures I think is just to intice people to buy premium. Everything else in the game is free. But you don’t pay dev salaries or server costs with no money coming in. Albeit it does seem a bit unfair if they keep the new Archepass this way because I’f you don’t have it, you will feel like your missing out on a bunch of character progression items. There is litterly double or more the amount of items on the premium in those pictures as apposed to current Archepass.