Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Gift from ArcheAge: Free Holiday Lockbox Code in Email

I received this email from ArcheAge on the 20th with a code for a free holiday lockbox you can claim on one character.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ARCHEAGE
Welcome to Winter Maiden's Festival, adventurer. Below, you'll find a little something to put underneath your Festival Tree - a code good for a free Winter Maiden's Gift!

ArcheAge Winter Maiden's Gift Code - Expires Feb. 28, 2015

XXXX-XXXX -XXXX-XXXX-XXXX


To redeem your code, just follow these steps:
  • Log in to your ArcheAge account at
  • Select "Apply Code" from the ACCOUNT menu, then enter the code above and click "APPLY."
  • Choose a character to receive your Winter Maiden's Gift.
  • That's it! Your gift box will be delivered via Marketplace mail.

Season's Greetings from Trion!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Maiden Festival has Arrived, Big Marketplace Update


WINTER MAIDEN FESTIVAL IS HERE!
Our first Winter Maiden Festival has arrived in ArcheAge with new in-game events and seasonal items in tow!
  • Earn prize boxes while playing to collect tokens for holiday-inspired hats.
  • Build snowmen by collecting snow from defeated enemies.
  • Decorate your very own Winter Maiden Festival tree to receive special gifts!
New adventures are also afoot:
  • Sea of Drowned Love, a new level-50 dungeon located in the sunken ruins near Freedich Island, is now accessible to the brave and adventurous.
  • Meanwhile, the Red Dragon and his Wyrmkin minions have been spotted rampaging through Karkasse Ridgelands. Gather your allies and face this terrifying open-world raid boss to win draconic gear from a forgotten era!
Read more and the latest patch notes . Enjoy your holiday in Erenor!

The Winter Maiden Festival is Here!


The Winter Maiden Festival is Here!
The Winter Maiden Festival has arrived in ArcheAge! Celebrate the holidays with new in-game events.
Additionally, all-new holiday themed items will be making their way to the Marketplace.
Decoration Reclamation
The Winter Maiden Messenger needs everyone’s help recovering stolen decorations! She can be found in the major cities and will ask helpful samaritans to gather Festival Tree Decorations from defeated enemies. As a token of her appreciation she will reward players with their own Festival Tree to place and decorate. There are rumors that the tree will even provide a gift!
Stocking Stuffers
Earn prize tokens from Flame Lunaboxes which can be acquired periodically while playing ArcheAge. Turn prize tokens into a Holiday Maiden Stocking and see whats inside!
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Collect snow from defeated enemies and build a snowman! After some time, a completed snowman will provide a special Snowman Plushie Box.
New adventures are also afoot:
- Sea of Drowned Love , a new level-50 dungeon located in the sunken ruins near Freedich Island, is now accessible to the brave and adventurous.
- Meanwhile, the Red Dragon and his Wyrmkin minions have been spotted rampaging through Karkasse Ridgelands. Gather your allies and face this terrifying open-world raid boss to win draconic gear from a forgotten era!
Read the latest patch notes and enjoy your holiday in Erenor!




Winter Maiden Festival Marketplace Update


Winter Maiden Festival Marketplace Update
To celebrate the Winter Maiden Festival event, we’ve updated the Marketplace and Loyalty Store with new seasonal items!
New Marketplace Items
* Winter Maiden’s Gift: Has a chance to contain a Poinsettia Winter Festival Costume and Holiday themed décor items such as a Petite Snowy Tree or a Frosty Snowman Statue.
- Important: The Winter Maiden’s Gift box and the Poinsettia Winter Festival Costume are both Bind on Pickup.
* Rudolph Archeum Supply Crate: Has a chance to contain a Black Reindeer, White Reindeer, or festive Rudolph armor for Reindeer mounts.
- Important: The Rudolph Archeum Supply Crate, Black Reindeer, and White Reindeer are all Bind on Pickup.
* Brown Reindeer: Ride into battle on your very own Winter Maiden Reindeer! Only Reindeers can wear Rudolph mount armor available from Rudolph Archeum Supply Crates.
* Icekissed Winter Festival Costume: An all-new white costume designed for the holiday season, guaranteed to keep the wearer warm and cozy.
* Yuletide Hauler Fusion Certificate: Deliver some holiday spirit by decorating your Farm Hauler in red and gold trim, wreaths, and a tree. Use the fusion certificate with the Farm Hauler Scroll via Machining under “Vehicles” at a Carpentry Workbench.
- Important: This item can only be used on a Farm Hauler and not a Farm Cart or Farm Wagon.
- Important: If reverted back to the original appearance the certificate will not be returned.
* Twinkling Décor Bundle: Contains a selection of Holiday themed items.
- 1 Snuggly Plushie
- 1 Petite Twinkling Tree: This tree is meant to be placed indoors.
- 1 Twinkling Tree: This tree is meant to be placed outdoors.
- 1 Festive Cypress Music Box
- 10 Celebratory Festival Fireworks
* Twinkling Décor Bundle: Contains a selection of Holiday themed items.
- 1 Snuggly Plushie
- 1 Petite Snowy Tree: This tree is meant to be placed indoors.
- 1 Snowy Tree: This tree is meant to be placed outdoors.
- 1 Festive Cypress Music Box
- 10 Snowflake Festival Fireworks
* Candy Themed Weapon: Send your enemies to the dentist with a mouthful of cavities with these sweet image items for your weapon.
Important: These items have text in the tooltip that states “[Not an image item]”, this is known bug. It really is an image item!
- Candy Canetana
- Candy Cleaver
- Gingerbread Buckler
- Great Minty Mincer
- Lollipop Longstaff
- Neverending Gobsmacker
- Rudolph’s Redoubt
- Sugarplum Shank
- Sweet Flavor Saber
- Tinsel Tabar
- Tree-Topper Chopper
- Twistpop Impaler
- Whirlypop Wand
- Winter Wonderlance
- Yuletide Basher
New Loyalty Store Items
* Rudolph Hauler Fusion Certificate: Deliver some holiday spirit by decorating your Farm Hauler with wreaths, lights, and reindeer silhouettes. Use the fusion certificate with the Farm Hauler Scroll via Machining under “Vehicles” at a Carpentry Workbench.
- Important: This item can only be used on a Farm Hauler and not a Farm Cart or Farm Wagon.
- Important: If reverted back to the original appearance the certificate will not be returned.
* Open Tsunami Stone: This grants an additional entry per stone into the Sea of Drowned Love (10-man) dungeon.
Items removed from the Marketplace
* Classic Racing Kit
* Classic Steamracer Helmet
* Denim Mecha Coveralls
* Flashy Steamracer Helmet
* Mirrorshine Racing Kit
* Mirrorshine Steamracer Helmet
* Punkster Steamgoggles
* Racing Mask
* Scarlet Mecha Coveralls
* Striped Archeum Supply Crate
Rumbling Archeum Saplings will not be a potential drop from either the Winter Maiden’s Gift nor the Rudolph Archeum Supply crate. We will be adding these to the Loyalty Token store in a future update.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ArcheAge Public Test Server Official Announcement

Announcing the ArcheAge Public Test Server

Announcing the ArcheAge Public Test Server
Greetings Adventurers!
Today we are thrilled to be able to announce the opening of our new Public Test Server!
We look forward to your help in previewing the new updates, and letting us know of any issues that you find and what you think of the content! We’ll be keeping a close eye on the feedback from PTS both for functionality and subjective feedback.
While you’re on PTS, we ask that you take the time to poke around, try out new things, try dungeons and raids, check out new items from the merchants and the Marketplace, and let us know what you think on the PTS forums !
Our first update on PTS is live now – and it includes the new Red Dragon world boss as well as the Sea of Drowned Love dungeon. Get your friends together and give it a try! You’ll be able to create a new character and get it leveled up to 50 so you have characters of the appropriate level to test with. You can find out more details about the Red Dragon and the Sea of Drowned Love in the patch notes .
Also on the Public Test Server are the items for the Winter Maiden Festival events! All of the events won’t be running, but you can see the new items in the Marketplace as well as get a chance to earn your own holiday tree – complete with decorations from hunting. We’ll have more details on the in-game events coming soon.
Here’s a few key things that will help you get started:
• You can find the Public Test server by selecting “PTS ” from the region select drop down on the top right of your Glyph screen for ArcheAge. This is the same place where you select between Europe and North America.
• PTS is a new install of ArcheAge. Visit our PTS FAQ forum thread for details on how to get a head start on the download by copying your live installation.
Your credits and items on PTS are JUST for PTS – you can spend all your PTS credits without affecting your live credits at all!
PTS is a test server – that means that we may bring it down with little or no notice when we need to update something. And please do not expect it to be available all the time – It will only be up when there’s something to test.
You will be able to level a character up to 50 (with testing gear) by saying “Level me up Fluffy” in the say channel in chat. Fluffy the Automated Testing Bot is here to help you level up if you like. You don’t have to use the testing bot’s level up buff if you don’t want to – in fact we hope that some of you will keep playing through the lower levels to help us test out that experience as well!
For more details on PTS, please read our FAQ . This forum thread has answers to your common questions as well as is the place for you to ask new ones.
We look forward to seeing you on PTS and hearing what you think of ArcheAge’s new content on the PTS forums !
The ArcheAge Team

ArcheAge Patch Notes: Version 1.2 Build 4.16

ArcheAge Updating to Version 1.2 Build 4.16

ArcheAge Updating to Version 1.2 Build 4.16
Adventurers,
ArcheAge is updating to ! The patch notes can be found below.
THE RED DRAGON
What if the legend was true? Tales of true dragons are ancient; the great and terrifying beasts so far extinct that their very existence could be questioned. The petrified bones in Karkasse Ridgelands were the only hint that they once ravaged the lands there.
Were, until the recent resurgence of the Wyrmkin in Karkasse. Minions of the Red Dragon, their presence suggest that not all dragons are gone from Erenor, that the Red Dragon still lurks somewhere, ancient and crazed.
Those who seek the nightmares of history know to turn to the Evenbards, the keepers of legends that are occasionally found spinning tales in cities during the evenings. If you’re going to fight a dragon, it’s best you come prepared.
DAHUTA’S FATE: The Sea of Drowned Love
The vengeful and jealous sea goddess known as Dahuta once had a mortal form. As the elf Aranzebia, she traveled with the Twelve and discovered the birthplace of the world, the secret source of magic that granted fearsome power to the expedition and ultimately led to the destruction of Auroria. The powers granted to her twisted her already selfish nature into that of a dangerous and unpredictable deity.
The rising popularity of the Dahuta cult across Nuia has only strengthened the goddess, secure in her underwater stronghold beneath the Arcadian Sea. As Nuians and Haranyans both attempt to reclaim Auroria, the ocean routes grow more traveled, and once again mortals intrude upon Dahuta’s realm.
She does not turn a blind eye to these intrusions. Greedy for power, she must be prevented from gaining further strength and returning to her former glory.
WINTER MAIDEN FESTIVAL
The time of the Winter Maiden’s Festival approaches, in honor of Kyprosa, Lady of the Forest, Gatekeeper of the Garden. Celebratory events are prepared throughout Erenor, including:
Decoration Reclamation
* The Winter Maiden Messenger needs your help recovering stolen decorations! She can be found in the major cities and will give you the quest “Gifts for the Winter Maiden”.
- Collect eight Festival Tree Decorations which can be found on defeated enemies and bring them to the Winter Maiden Messenger.
- Completing the quest gives you a Winter Maiden Festival Tree that you can place and decorate with additional Festival Tree Decoration Packs that can be found on defeated enemies.
- Once a tree is fully decorated with four Festival Tree Decoration Packs it will turn into a Generous Winter Maiden Festival Tree after an hour.
- Interact with the Generous Winter Maiden Festival Tree to collect a Winter Maiden’s Gift Box which can be opened every hour for an assortment of gifts, like unique wands bearing special animation actions!
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
* Defeated enemies may contain Frosty Packed Snow or Snowcone Packed Snow, which can be placed to begin building either a Frosty Snowman or Snowcone Snowman.
- Finish your Snowman masterpiece by using two more Snows of the matching type.
- After an hour, a fully built Snowman will turn into a Snowman Anima which can be harvested for a Snowman Plushie Box, containing one of seven different Snowman Plushie house decor items!
Stocking Stuffers
* A new icon will appear in the bottom left of the UI along with a timer. When the icon lights up, you’ll be able to receive a Flame Lunabox by clicking it.
- Collect twenty Flame Prize Tokens from the Flame Lunaboxes to create a Winter Maiden Stocking.
- Look inside the Stocking for a set of festively-themed headwear!
GENERAL
* Property placement now has a five-second delay between attempts in order to disrupt rapid spam-placement attempt tools. Please adjust your strategy for property grabs accordingly!
* Adjusted the protection buff on Arena defense towers to prevent these objects from being unintentionally destroyable early in the match.
* Teleport Book entries for houses that have been destroyed or had their owner changed since the location was recorded will no longer be a possible destination for teleportation.
ITEMS
* The Mirage Lilyut Horse no longer comes standard* with ice skates. The gliding movement after stopping these mounts has been fixed. (*Ice skates are also not an available add-on option. Sorry!)
* The Comet Speedster is now available for purchase on Mirage Isle for 800 Gilda Stars. The Timber Coupe remains unavailable for now due to XLGAMES wishing to tune its off-road capabilities.
* The Wrapped Santiago’s Fishing Rod is now a tradable item.
* Increased the re-use time on Old Jars to 60 seconds.
INTERFACE
* Changed the design of the casting bar to allow more room for text in various languages.
* Removed the display of Patron Time duration from the character selection screen and initial login, as this display often did not match the actual time remaining on your account. Your current Patron Time duration can be found on the Glyph website .
* Added a space between the “To Playername:” and the sent text when sending a whisper to another character.
* Removed an unneeded space between the number and the minute/hour designator on buff icons to save space.
* Updated the blocked word filter with more words. A known issue is that some words that contain letters of other words are being blocked unintentionally with the filter on.
LOCALIZATION
* French/German: Updated the housing info UI to replace Korean with French or German as appropriate.
* French: Fixed one of the Freedich Isle maps so it no longer has Korean text.
* French: Fixed the House Sale UI button so the text aligns properly.
This update will be available for download via Glyph during the announced EU and NA server outages. Please visit our Server Status forum for details.
Looking to try out the new content early? The Public Test Server has been updated with this latest patch and is available now .

New Dungeon: The Sea of Drowned Love

New Dungeon: The Sea of Drowned Love

New Dungeon: The Sea of Drowned Love
The vengeful and jealous sea goddess known as Dahuta was once a mortal elf known as Aranzebia, a member of the Library Expedition that discovered the garden at the birthplace of the world. All of its members gained exceptional powers from the garden’s divine magic, and Aranzebia was no different, inheriting the powers of the goddess of the sea of change. Selfish to begin with, she quickly became a twisted version of her former self, using her newfound magic to enact petty whims and fantasies. Even before the fall of Auroria, she had become a dangerous and unpredictable deity.
Uninterested in the fate of Auroria, Dahuta played no part in its destruction or evacuation. When the immortal bard Lucius begged her to help defeat Kyrios, she refused. And when he took away the illusions she had used to block out the rest of the world, she flew into a rage, flooding her kingdom and disappearing into the sea. Until recently, it was thought that she might have left the world entirely.
The rising popularity of the Dahuta Cult and the calamity they have spread across Nuia portends the return of Dahuta. The undead are rising in greater numbers, deadly storms have become commonplace at sea, and the Elven seers share frightful visions of a great flood enveloping all of Erenor.
In the upcoming game update , the strongest adventurers and heroes must stop Dahuta before she gathers enough power to drown the world. Scholars believe she can be found in the depths of the Arcadian Sea near Freedich Island where one can find the ruins of a kingdom long past. An archaeologist on Freedich Island might have more information…

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Prepare for the Red Dragon!


Prepare for the Red Dragon!


Prepare for the Red Dragon!
Long ago, the great dragon Misagon led his kin to Erenor to claim it for their own. The people of Erenor, the Nuon, would not relinquish their lands to these dragons, and thus began a great war. Ultimately, the Nuons slayed Misagon and scattered what remained of his brethren.
The surviving dragons were lost without their leader. Desperate and fearful of extinction, many went into hiding. But one – a crimson champion – hoped to replace the fallen Misagon and lead the way home. Alas, to sate his thirst for power, he began feeding off his kin. Before long he succumbed to madness and rage, littered Erenor with the remains of his brethren, and disappeared…
Until now.
The Red Dragon and his Wyrmkin servants are once more on wing to Erenor, landing in our December game update to lay waste to the forces of Nuia and Haranya. While rumors swirl about Evenbards emerging to organize a defense, heroes turn their gaze toward Karkasse, where the bones of Misagon stand as a testament to the battles that lie ahead!


Farm Wagon Upgrade and New Costumes on Marketplace


Farm Wagon Upgrade and New Costumes on Marketplace
Adventurers,
Treasures from the latest Daru supply ship have been added to the Marketplace! Wish your four-slot Farm Wagon had a little more cargo capacity? Increase it to six slots with the Farm Wagon Upgrade Ticket. The upgrade to Farm Hauler also boosts its speed by 1m/s.
Also, the Mirrorshine and Classic Racing Kits have replaced the Flashy Racing Kit, offering two other costume color variants: silver and brown. Finally, the Mirage Lilyut Horse is being taken out back… to the stable. It’ll make a return to the Marketplace when its affinity for sliding rather than stopping is corrected.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Compensation Available Now, Details Inside




A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE ARCHEAGE TEAM
With all ArcheAge servers being back up and the world of Erenor fully accessible as of late night, we want to take a moment to thank you again so much for your patience.
We never take your loyalty for granted and any time we don't meet the standards we set for ourselves, it's important to us to make it up to you as generously as possible.

With our thanks, here are a set of in-game items you can now claim on one of your ArcheAge characters:
  • 5 Days of Patron Time (This will not appear as an item and will be applied to your account)
  • 15 Superior Worker's Compensation (500 LP each)
  • 2 Loyalty Token 15-Pack
  • 3 Greedy Goblin Gummies
  • 3 Frankenflavor Jawbreaker
  • 3 Marshmallow Sugar Pumpkin
To claim all of this, click and log into your Glyph Account. Then follow these steps:
  1. Locate the Compensation Package and click on "APPLY".
  2. Click on "BUY NOW" (Don't worry - it's free!)
  3. Choose the character you would like to receive the items and click "CONTINUE TO PAYMENT"
  4. Click "COMPLETE PURCHASE"
  5. All items will be sent to the selected character via in-game mail upon your next ArcheAge log-in.
(Please do choose the character that you want the items to be on forever, as they cannot be traded.)

Thank you again so much for your patience, and we hope to see you soon in ArcheAge!

- The ArcheAge Team

ArcheAge Downtime Compensation – Details and Plans


Hi, everyone – With all ArcheAge servers being back up and the world of Erenor fully accessible as of late Tuesday night, we want to take a moment to say thanks for your patience and let you know where we are on compensation.
We never take your loyalty for granted and any time we don’t meet the high standards we set for ourselves, it’s important to us to make it up to you as generously as possible.
We’re currently applying compensation packs to everyone’s account. This does take a while, and it’ll be running through the rest of today.
If you’ve ever been a Patron as of the time of the servers returning, you’ll be gaining the ability to claim a Patron pack on the Glyph account website. That Patron pack contains:
  • 5 Bonus Days of Patron Time
  • 15 Superior Worker’s Compensation Potions (500 LP each)
  • 30 Loyalty Tokens to use at the Loyalty Store on the rewards of your choice
  • 3 Greedy Goblin Gummies (+10% Loot Drop Rate)
  • 3 Frankenflavor Jawbreakers (+10% XP)
  • 3 Marshmallow Sugar Pumpkins (+3% Move Speed)
For those who have not been a patron, the standard compensation pack contains:
  • 10 Superior Worker’s Compensation Potions (500 LP each)
  • 15 Loyalty Tokens to use at the Loyalty Store on the rewards of your choice
  • 3 Greedy Goblin Gummies (+10% Loot Drop Rate)
  • 3 Frankenflavor Jawbreakers (+10% XP)
  • 3 Marshmallow Sugar Pumpkins (+3% Move Speed)
Once all of the packs are applied to everyone’s accounts, we’ll be following up with an email letting you know that you can head over to the Glyph account web pages to claim the pack and choose which character to assign it to.
(We’ll also be broadcasting in game as soon as they’re all applied, and posting instructions here so you don’t have to wait for that mail to land to get your packs!)
Thank you again so much for your patience, and we’ll see you soon in ArcheAge!
The ArcheAge Team
Edit December 4, 2014 6:45 pm:
Heya Folks,
The ArcheAge team is about halfway done with granting the compensation packs now, so we’re opening up the ability for people to claim their compensation packages. We expect the full grant to be completed late this evening , so if your account cannot yet receive the compensation package please be patient while we work through the long list .
In order to claim your pack please complete the following steps:
1. Go to archeage.trionworlds.com and log in.
2. Locate the Compensation Package and click on “APPLY”.
3. Click on “BUY NOW” (Don’t worry – it’s free!)
4. Choose the character you would like to receive the items and click “CONTINUE TO PAYMENT”
5. Click “COMPLETE PURCHASE”
Thank you, and use those potions wisely!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

All ArcheAge servers back up, there will be compensation for the outage

All ArcheAge Servers are Available!

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We’re happy to announce that the server connectivity issues that were impacting ArcheAge server performance have now been resolved and that all ArcheAge servers are now available for play. We thank you for your patience with us during this downtime, and look forward to you once again being able to enjoy farming, adventuring, crafting, and trading.
We will be compensating the ArcheAge community for this outage and will reveal those details very soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and the ArcheAge forums to keep informed about the latest news and events.