ArcheAge Unchained offers free trial as Reddit melts down over pay-to-win

    
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ArcheAge Unchained offers free trial as Reddit melts down over pay-to-win

So let’s just get this out of the way upfront: ArcheAge Unchained’s rollout a year ago did not go as well as Gamigo was hoping. It’s changed its business model twice now since the launch, not even counting the original ArchePass situation, doing so while admitting that Unchained stumbled and Gamigo needs it to unstumble. And that means getting more people into the game, which Gamigo is hoping to do with yet another free trial event this weekend.

“Starting today, players can experience the world of gamigo’s Sandbox MMORPG ArcheAge: Unchained free of charge for three full days. This limited trial is available via gamigo’s own platform, Glyph, until November 16th. During this period, players can download the game and enjoy their three days of gameplay in which they’ll explore the exhilarating landscapes of Erenor, its scorching deserts, ancient forests, barren mountains and endless oceans. […] To participate in the trial period, players need simply to create an account via the ArcheAge: Unchained website and use the voucher code FALLTRIAL. The trial will be available for free on Glyph starting Friday 16th at 4 pm CEST. Upon registering, players can play the game for a full 72 hours. Players interested in continuing their adventure after the free trial can purchase the game on Glyph at any time, while retaining their progress and titles. The game is available on the Glyph store at the newly discounted price of 15,99 EUR/USD.”

The free trial comes just a day after the launch of the game’s new Chronicle update, which offers a new lore-centric questline, vehicle customization, and new old bosses. It also comes just a day after a controversial update to Unchained’s ArchePass that has been roundly criticized for being excessively pay-to-win when Unchained itself was advertised and sold as being anti-pay-to-win and former ambassadors denounce it.

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Toy Clown

Oh, heck no! Lmao.

I got sucked in at the subscription model last year and within two months was out of there, permanently this time. I’ve /never/ seen a consistent shite-show of this caliber in over 20 years of MMO gaming.

After quitting, I used the unsubscribe feature from their emails, and my box filled up with a bunch this week and now I’m blocking them, but the odd one keeps sneaking in and that is irritating.

shibby523
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shibby523

This is about Unchained, there isn’t a subscription for it.

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Toy Clown

Excuse me, meant to say “monthly pass fee” model.

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Tanek

Still appropriate.

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memitim

I wouldn’t pay for this game with YOUR money. :p

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Bruno Brito

You know when someone offers you a free sample to get you addicted?

This here would be the scenario where instead of coke, they would offer salt for you to inhale.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

Every time archeage relaunches people are so quickly to say “Yeah, I’ll buy that bridge! I don’t even care that I didn’t get the last 3 I bought”.

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ihatevnecks

It’s the same thing every damn time, and the players still fall for it and shovel out more money.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

These are the types of games I’m most interested in EMUs for. How would the Emulator people handle stuff in the cash shops? The housing stuff? There’s a bunch of games like this I’d love to try out but the way the people in charge handle the biz end of things has actively kept me away.

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memitim

I’ve seen a few now that leave the pay-to-win in and just keep the money, I suppose you can’t blame them if people are dumb enough to pay it but if you were hoping to see a pay-to-win game on an emu with the pay-to-win stripped out I’m pretty sure it hasn’t happened yet.

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Bruno Brito

Simple: It wouldn’t. There are already Archeage private servers and they are terrible. ALL of them are P2W, they are just cheaper than the legit servers.

It’s really similar to Allods. I’m yet to see a Allods team that wants a legitimate emulation and not to cash in.