archeage

Official Site: ArcheAge
Studio: Trion Worlds
Launch Date: September 16, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

The yeller.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs with weirdly defensive fanbases

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I do not have nice things to say about RuneScape. I have never had nice things to say about RuneScape. I also do not...
And now we're good,yes?

XLGAMES’ messy masterpiece ArcheAge has officially sunsetted

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Back in April, we got the sad but not entirely unexpected news that XLGAMES had decided to sunset the remains of ArcheAge, including the...
Paws for impact.

Sigh, yes, a man tried to bludgeon another man with a hammer IRL over ArcheAge

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File this one under "why we can't have nice things:" Yahoo reported last night that a feud in ArcheAge went way too far, as...

Kakao Q1 2024: ArcheAge 2 and Chrono Odyssey are apparently back on track for 2025

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Kakao Games' first financial report covering 2024 is out today, and perhaps not surprisingly, Q1 wasn't particularly great or garbage for the Korean gaming...

Massively Overthinking: The loss of ArcheAge

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Last week's admission from Kakao that XLGAMES is pulling the plug on ArcheAge really hit me, and I'm still trying to process why because...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 467: The end of an ArcheAge

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Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge's sunset, the cancellation of BlizzCon 2024, Escape from Tarkov's no good very bad day, Age of Water's early access launch, and the 20th anniversary of City of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, Fallout 4, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on defensive characters in MMOs and whether Crowfall has any kind of future.

ArcheAge’s player-run rogue servers are booming as the retail MMORPG’s sunset is looming

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Now that fans of ArcheAge know for certain that their sandbox will be shutting down in June, there are some who are perhaps looking...

Kickstarted MMORPG-turned-TCG Genfanad gives up, will sunset April 30

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ArcheAge isn't the only MMORPG announcing a sunset this week: Kickstarter success Genfanad is apparently closing its doors too. Genfanad is a browser-based nostalgia-driven indie...

Kakao’s western version of ArcheAge is sunsetting in June

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I'm sorry to report this morning that the western version of ArcheAge is apparently shutting down: While we were sleeping, Kakao announced that it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

Kakao Q4 2023: ArcheAge 2 has been delayed (again), now to some point in or after 2025

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Our eyes must have glazed over the Q4 2023 investor report from Kakao when it dropped a few weeks ago, but it contained some...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

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Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2023

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If preserving MMORPGs is your jam, 2023 was not a great year. The one nice thing I can say about it is that we...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

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We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...

ArcheAge’s 2024 roadmap includes new systems and the Fairy race

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ArcheAge is cursed to live in interesting times, it seems. With game version merges in its recent past, the 11th anniversary in its present,...

MassivelyOP’s 2023 Golden Yachties: Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy

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Welcome back to MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards as we present our award for Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy. Yes, it's the Golden Yachties series,...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2024

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It's time once again for the MOP staff and readers to engage in our favorite end-of-the-year MMO: collectively guessing what's going to happen next...

ArcheAge releases its first big patch post-Unchained as the Battle of Mistmerrow returns

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Don't count ArcheAge down and out just because it's hot off a massive merge and sunset of ArcheAge Unchained: XLGAMES and Kakao have just...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

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We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 448: The holiday MMO rush begins

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Season of Discovery, EverQuest II's Ballads of Zimara, SWTOR's Chains in the Dark, ArcheAge's big Unchained merge, and Wagadu Chronicles' early access, with adventures in LOTRO and Project Gorgon, plus 2023 awards teases and a mailbag topic on getting into MMOs with too much content.

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