Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marketplace Update: Hop into Action with New Rabbit Mounts!

Originally Posted by Trion ( view source )

Marketplace Update: Hop into Action with New Rabbit Mounts!

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The Marketplace has been updated!
New items available for Merit Badges have been added to the Marketplace. Merit Badges are earned through gameplay and the new achievement system. Items available for Merit Badges and Loyalty Tokens can be accessed through the new Award tab.
New Marketplace Items
  • Lord Cottontail’s Archeum Supply Crate – Has a rare chance to contain the rabbit mount Lord Cottontail , the patriarch of the legendary Cottontail family. Also has a chance to contain dapper rabbit mount specific armor: Golden Tick-Tock Top Hat, Black Blazer Rabbit Saddle , or Golden Tick-Tock Legguards . Available for 490 Credits
    • Important: Lord Cottontail’s Archeum Supply Crate and Lord Cottontail are untradeable .
  • Lady Fluffsworth – The heir to the Fluffsworth estate, this gentle rabbit mount enjoys long hops on the beach.  Available for 1345 Credits.
  • Rabbit Mount Armor – Hop in style with a full set of rabbit mount specific armor available for direct sale.
    • Silver Tick-Tock Top Hat – Available for 225 credits.
    • White Blazer Rabbit Saddle – Available for 225 credits.
    • Silver Tick-Tock Legguards – Available for 225 credits.
  • Lady Fluffsworth Rabbit Package – A bundle containing Lady Fluffsworth , Silver Tick-Tock Top Hat , White Blazer Rabbit Saddle , and Silver Tick-Tock Legguards . Available for 1650 Credits.
  • Otherword Storage Chest – A storage chest that allows the storage for 100 bound items. Only usable by the owner of the house that it is placed in. Available for 1862 Credits.
  • Crest Tradepack Storage – Provides the same function on a ship as tradepack storage but weighs less and can be customized with a UCC image. Can also be used in Cannon slots. Available for 1000 Credits.
  • Restoration Alembic – This item removes the image item that has been fused to another item, restoring the item to its original look. The image item is lost during the process. Available for 250 Credits.
  • Shatigon’s Sand – Used to repair certain vehicles and ships when they have been destroyed. Available in stacks of ten for 3 Credits.

New Loyalty Token Items
  • Sir Hoppington – Summon this notorious rogue rabbit mount and prepare to raid the vegetable gardens of local produce farmers. Available for 350 Loyalty Tokens.
  • Miraculous Lunafrosts – Usable on jewelry or instruments. Available for 150 Loyal Tokens each.
    • Miraculous Hostility Lunafrost – Melee Attack 3.0 Increase
    • Miraculous Tracker Lunafrost – Ranged Attack 3.0 Increase
    • Miraculous Transcendent Lunafrost – Magic Attack 3.0 Increase
    • Miraculous Love Lunafrost – Healing Power 3.0 Increase
    • Miraculous Fortitude Lunafrost: Physical Defense 59 Increase
    • Miraculous Distorted Lunafrost – Magic Defense 59 Increase
    • Miraculous Giant Lunafrost – Max Health 50 Increase
    • Miraculous Elemental Lunafrost – Max Mana 50 Increase

New Merit Badge Items
  • Mineral Archeum Tree Sapling – Provides Archeum or Archeum Logs. Needs to be watered with Auroria Mineral Water. Available for 30 Merit Badges.
  • Rumbling Archeum Tree Sapling – Provides Archeum Crystals and has a significantly higher chance to become thunderstruck than other trees. Available for 60 Merit Badges.
  • Violet Ombre Wings – Majestic indigo wings that are worn in the cloak slot. Available for 200 Merit Badges.
  • Verdant Whisper Wings – Majestic pale green wings that are worn in the cloak slot. Available for 200 Merit Badges.
  • Lord of the Dance Token – Bestows the “Lord of the Dance” title. When the title is selected for use, the player has access to a special dance! Available for 300 Merit Badges.
  • Scroll: Predator Longliner – Summons a fishing boat. Available for 700 Merit Badges.
  • Glider Customization: Inkblack Feathered Dragon – A black glider customization with the design of the Feathered Dragon Glider .
  • Battle Fae Costume – A marvelous red costume that comes complete with white wings. Available for 800 Merit Badges.

Items removed from the Marketplace
  • Celestial Archeum Supply Crate
  • Dreamy Plushie Table
  • Plushiepalooza Pack

Bearing Treasures from Distant Shores Results

EVENT STATISTICS:

NA SERVERS TOP 5 TRADERS

  • Zakai – Ollo – 1992 Packs
  • Tabby – Enla – 1687 Packs
  • Unji – Aranzeb – 1394 Packs
  • Davammas – Salphira – 1248 Packs
  • Ignitar – Ollo – 1222 Packs

NA/EU SERVERS TOP 5 TRADERS

  • Zakai – Ollo-NA – 1992 Packs
  • Tabby – Enla-NA – 1687 Packs
  • Silversurfer – Eanna-EU – 1589 Packs
  • Unji – Aranzeb-NA – 1394 Packs
  • Shieldnoob – Eanna-EU – 1341 Packs

Total Tradepacks for Stabilizers NA: 62,718

Total Tradepacks for Stabilizers EU: 43,781
Total Tradepacks for Stabilizers Combined: 106,499

Top NA Server: Enla 7,018 Packs

Top EU Server: Eanna 6,981 Packs

Estimated Labor Spent on Packs (Including Growing Materials): 18,400,000 LP



NORTH AMERICAN SERVERS:


== ARANZEB ==
WINNER 1st Place) Unji 1394 Packs

2nd Place) Ykeara 641 Packs
3rd Place) Malvena 130 Packs
4th Place) Negate 123 Packs
5th Place) Jey 93 packs

== CALLEIL ==
WINNER 1st Place) Soulcaster 784 Packs

2nd Place) Fireofly 161 Packs
3rd Place) Marishka 118 Packs
4th Place) Hieyjean 61 Packs
5th Place) Biigbear 57 Packs

== ENLA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Tabby 1687 Packs

2nd Place) Xaser 1199 Packs
3rd Place) Sephiroth 926 Packs
4th Place) Draco 378 Packs
5th Place) Godzi 142 Packs

== EZI ==
WINNER 1st Place) Gabby 278 Packs

2nd Place) Riddler 105 Packs
3rd Place) Junkmonk 97 Packs
4th Place) Elendriss 91 Packs
5th Place) Skeeg 69 Packs

== INOCH ==
WINNER 1st Place) Ninjerk 649 Packs

2nd Place) Nela 405 Packs
3rd Place) Sunsetfallen 356 Packs
4th Place) Lyvectra 214 Packs
5th Place) Seta 196 Packs

== KYRIOS ==
WINNER 1st Place) Couo 479 Packs

2nd Place) Jyna 428 Packs
3rd Place) Cherylyn 193 Packs
4th Place) Archived 117 Packs
5th Place) Leao 114 Packs

== LUCIUS ==
WINNER 1st Place) Jetblack 721 Packs

2nd Place) Heman 273 Packs
3rd Place) Notbumble 254 Packs
4th Place) Zedeh 163 Packs
5th Place) Cheesecat 131 Packs

== NAIMA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Polar 825 Packs

2nd Place) Nightwing 392 Packs
3rd Place) Shinnya 226 Packs
4th Place) Abuse 158 Packs
5th Place) Diavolelatino 157 Packs

== OLLO ==
WINNER 1st Place) Zakai 1992 Packs

2nd Place) Ignitar 1222 Packs
3rd Place) Tric 70 Packs
4th Place) Koss 65 Packs
5th Place) Jelllyfish 65 Packs EDIT: 3 Ls, not 2!

== SALPHIRA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Davammas 1248 Packs

2nd Place) Enkidu 480 Packs
3rd Place) Cashslap 272 Packs
4th Place) Akamea 155 Packs
5th Place) Maestrodos 124 Packs

== TAHYANG ==
WINNER 1st Place) Jara 1010 Packs

2nd Place) Dirtydirty 791 Packs
3rd Place) Debe 396 Packs
4th Place) Doktar 346 Packs
5th Place) Force 189 Packs


EUROPEAN ARCHEAGE SERVERS:


== AIER ==

WINNER 1st Place) Berish 324 Packs
2nd Place) Alexander 322 Packs
3rd Place) Grendru 190 Packs
4th Place) Splesz 138 Packs
5th Place) Vrasies 135 Packs

== DAHUTA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Azia 319 Packs

2nd Place) Cassandre 198 Packs
3rd Place) Placeholder 176 Packs
4th Place) Theriotman 119 Packs
5th Place) Hellface 100 Packs

== EANNA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Silversurfer 1589 Packs

2nd Place) Shieldnoob 1341 Packs
3rd Place) Yngvy 1294 Packs
4th Place) Eltine 49 Packs
5th Place) Coro 41 Packs

== JANUDAR ==
WINNER 1st Place) Red 839 Packs

2nd Place) Jazmin 338 Packs
3rd Place) Alton 230 Packs
4th Place) Rzoro 208 Packs
5th Place) Alataeriel 86 Packs

== KYPROSA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Doedeline 743 Packs

2nd Place) Deliciosa 256 Packs
3rd Place) Jerryisacat 138 Packs
4th Place) Chantal 110 Packs
5th Place) Squirtlepro 105 Packs

== MELISARA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Qsolo 522 Packs

2nd Place) Vapsjee 461 Packs
3rd Place) Malkova 305 Packs
4th Place) Jejos 115 Packs
5th Place) Dantor 90 Packs

== NEBE ==
WINNER 1st Place) Hektor 959 Packs

2nd Place) Qqqwwweeerrrtttyyy 818 Packs
3rd Place) Leinad 493 Packs
4th Place) Evangeance 345 Packs
5th Place) Kokomaa 169 Packs

== NUI ==
WINNER 1st Place) Orbsen 348 Packs

2nd Place) Thalion 210 Packs
3rd Place) Crest 208 Packs
4th Place) Kiara 78 Packs
5th Place) Sephira 77 Packs

== ORCHIDNA ==
WINNER 1st Place) Nirasha 664 Packs

2nd Place) Muciaczek 258 Packs
3rd Place) Medix 246 Packs
4th Place) Gubox 163 Packs
5th Place) Shiroyukii 72 Packs

== SHATIGON ==
WINNER 1st Place) Aray 263 Packs

2nd Place) Partizan 163 Packs
3rd Place) Xervia 132 Packs
4th Place) Empire 130 Packs
5th Place) Yunlee 122 Packs

Dread Prophecies is Here

Originally Posted by Trion ( view source )

The Dread Prophecies Have Been Fulfilled!

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The ArcheAge Dread Prophecies game update has launched from drydock – log in today and play for free!
New Zones and Events : Quest with the Crimson Watch in Golden Ruins and battle other players for control of ancient Mistmerrow. Fight off an Abyssal Attack and sink Ghost Ships to reclaim their vast treasure!
All-new Ship Customization System : Tailor your ship to be a heavy dreadnaught or speedy stealth trader by outfitting it with new components such as Armaments, Sails, Figureheads, and more.
Evolved Combat on the High Seas : Better physics, better gameplay! Factors like weight now affect ship speed, ramming inflicts collision damage, cannons can be upgraded or swapped out for shielding armor, and more.
Of course, that’s only part of the prophecy … dare to read the full patch notes here !

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dread Prophecies Patch Notes (ArcheAge Version 1.7 Build 6.0)

ArcheAge Version 1.7 Build 6.0: Patch Notes

== DREAD PROPHECIES ==
* Traveling the ocean has changed dramatically with new Ship Customization and physics! See SHIP REVAMP for the huge list of details.
* New encounters on the high seas give whole new reasons to sail out - see ABYSSAL ATTACK , GHOST SHIPS , and changes to FREEDICH ISLE and the KRAKEN !
* The ARCHEUM and REGRADE systems both receive improvements!
* All new areas to play in - see information on GOLDEN RUINS , MISTMERROW , and additional housing in DIAMOND SHORES .
* ACHIEVEMENTS come to ArcheAge along with the return of exploration points, earning Merit Badges that can be turned in for new rewards!
* We've enhanced PATRON BENEFITS which will be applied automatically, including matching offline Labor to online Labor regeneration.
* These patch notes are huge, so keep reading below for the full list of changes!


SHIP REVAMP – BOW TO STERN
* All ships now have a base amount of HP determined by their size and classification. The Growling Yawl has more HP than other Small Warships due to its previous rarity.
* Crest Stamps can now be applied to individual ship sails rather than to the ship scroll.
* Added lighthouses to a number of zones (Ezi's Light) where ships can be customized and upgraded.
A circle around a lighthouse is visible on the map and it defines the radius of where a ship can be customized.
* Lighthouses are faction restricted as follows:
- Two Crowns: Can be used by Nuian Alliance
- Austera: Can be used by Haranya Alliance
- Growlgate Isle: Can be used by Pirates
- Diamond Shores: Open to all factions
- Whirlpool Isle: Can be used by the faction who currently claims it
* Modified the Ship Info Interface to provide more details about a ship's statistics.
* Added a secondary window that shows the active components on a ship.
* Drag-and-drop ship components from your inventory to the slots on the secondary window to equip them.
* Equipping a ship component for the first time will bind it to the captain.
* Added Ship Component Regrade Scrolls.
- These scrolls can be obtained by killing sea-dwelling NPCs and from nautical encounters.
- Using these scrolls on eligible Ship Components (Figureheads, Sails, Armaments) will result in the part's grade increasing or the part being destroyed.
- No Regrade Charms can be used during the ship regrade process.
- The level of difficulty to obtain a high grade ship component is much easier than with Weapons, Armor and Accessories.
- Ship Components increase in weight and functionality as their grade improves.
* Added the recipe to craft an Explosives Workstation.
- Can be attached to a ship in a Storage Slot by replacing a trade pack crate.
- Provides access to craft Ammo and related materials.
* The Ship Repair system has been changed.
- Material: Shatigon's Sand is a reagent consumed during ship repair - it can be purchased from a General Merchant for 1 gold.
- The amount of HP restored to a ship during repair is based on the repairing character's Machining skill and the classification of the vessel.
* Modified the base abilities of some ships.
- Removed the “Ship Charge” ability.
- Removed “Eco-Friendly Fuel” from the requirements for “Forewind”, but the duration of the effect has been decreased.
* Changed the ship wreckage created when a ship is destroyed.
- Players have a small chance to obtain gold and items from a wreckage.
- “Ezi's Fire” will be created among the wreckage, which can be rammed with a ship to restore some HP and enable ship customization for 45 seconds.
- There is a low chance that a treasure chest will spawn and sink to the bottom of the ocean when a ship is destroyed.
* Added a ship component called Caernord Sea Serpent Propellers.
- This item can only be equipped by clipper class vessels and gives them a short duration, short cooldown speed boost.
* Added a ship component that replaces fish-finding navigation with a sea-monster locator for longliners.
* Added 9 new cannons types that can be attached to ships. These cannons can be crafted at a Ship Component Workbench with the Machining Proficiency:
- Naval Cannon - Basic Siege Cannon
- Shrapnel Cannon - High Damage Anti-Infantry Cannon
- Large-Caliber Cannon - Slow but powerful Siege Cannon
- High-Angle Siege Cannon - Moderate Damage, High Firing Arc, Siege Cannon
- High-Speed Siege Cannon - Moderate Damage, Rapid Fire Siege Cannon
- Chain-Shot Cannon - Split Siege and Anti-Infantry Damage Cannon, also deals bonus damage to Ship Sails
- Multipurpose Cannon - Moderate Damage Anti-Infantry Cannon with minor Siege Damage
- Captain's Cannon - Fixed angle cannon that can be fired by a Captain (Clipper Only)"
* Added 9 figureheads that can be attached to ships. The special abilities granted by each Figurehead scale in potency and effectiveness as their grade improves. These figureheads can be crafted at a Ship Component Workbench with the Machining Proficiency:
- Goddess Nui Figurehead - Provides Damage Reduction and Increases Ship Repair Effectiveness
- Lionheart Figurehead - Increases the static regeneration rate of a Ship
- Bonekraal Figurehead - Increases total ship health
- Beast Figurehead - Decreases damage taken by nearby allied merchant ships
- Charred Bonekraal Figurehead - Increases total ship health and improves ramming capabilities
- Raging Lionheart Figurehead - Fires dumb-fire bombs that stun and deal siege damage from the front of a ship
- Ivory Nui Figurehead - Activated by the captain this figurehead resurrects all nearby allies with a long cooldown
- Sea Drake Figurehead - Increases a ship's Siege Damage reduction and also spews a stream of flame when activated (may be disabled at this time)
- Tsunami Figurehead - Increases a ship's turning capabilities and provides ship push and pull abilities at high grade
* Cannons, Sails and Figureheads can now be individually damaged and destroyed. Each of these ship components have a health pool that is independent of the ship they're mounted on. They can be repaired with Shatigon's Sand similarly to how ships can be repaired.
* View ranges on navigation components like the Telescope or Compass have been improved. The view radius is determined by the tier of the navigation component.
* Changed the way ship sails are furled and unfurled from a basic interaction to a station that can be manned and used.
* The boosts provided from sails have been broadened and now each type has unique statistics.
* Decreased the Underwater Breathing Apparatus's charging time significantly.
* The sails now have collision against characters.
* The Harpoon Clipper is now outfitted with a rear-facing harpoon that cannot be modified. The front facing Harpoon can be changed through the ship customization interface.
* Ships now deal frontal damage through ramming when they collide with an opposing vessel. The amount of damage dealt is based on the weight and speed of the attacking ship. Some figureheads like the Charred Bonekraal boost the ramming ability.
* Whirlpools in the sea now affect ships physically.
* Materials to create a Drydock have changed based on a ship's size classification. The recipes can be viewed under the Machining Proficiency.
* The Growling Yawl has undergone the Dread Prophecies Ship Conversion process and has gained the following attributes when compared to other Small Warships:
- Increased maximum player occupancy from 20 to 30,
- Added the skill: Strong Forewind (Increases ship speed temporarily, 3 minute cooldown),
- Increased the base health of the ship hull from 70,000 to 85,000,
- Base ship components improved to Growling Zephyr versions including the appearance Bonekraal Décor.
* Ships now receive damage when colliding with other ship and terrain while in contested zones. No collision damage occurs in protected zones.
* Daru Auctioneers now provide a quest to introduce players to ship component regrading.


ABYSSAL ATTACK
* The Abyssal Attack is a new event that takes place in the northern seas.
* Occurs at 9pm every day at the Sea of Graves.
* Kill the “Abyssal Kraken” at the Whirlpool Isle to restore a destroyed Ezi's Light.
* When the "Abyssal Kraken" is killed, it spawns locations that can be looted for ship component regrade scrolls.
* When a faction restores Ezi's Light, a Victory Flag will be created at the Whirlpool Isle and around the victorious faction's Abyssal Attack Worldgate.
* Players can get a "Protector of the Seas" buff from the Victory Flag.
* After Ezi's Light is restored, Abyssal Crystal and crafting stations will appear on Whirlpool Isle.
* When players approach the Whirlpool Isle, they will get an “Abyssal Burden” debuff. You cannot use gliders, and take continuous damage in water, while under the effect of “Abyssal Burden”.


GHOST SHIPS
* Added new ocean mobs: Delphinad Ghost Ship and Ghost Ship.
* These NPC multi-group raid level encounters spawn randomly each day. The Ghost Ship sails the seas looking for unsuspecting adventurers. Combat these opponents through customized ships. When killed, they periodically drop ship components as rewards and tradepack of extreme value.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Omen of Dread Prophecies Screenshot Contest This Weekend!

Originally Posted by Trion Morgana ( View Source )

Omen of Dread Prophecies Screenshot Contest

Omen of Dread Prophecies Screenshot Contest
The omen of Dread Prophecies is upon us and with it comes our next ArcheAge screenshot contest. Ten artful in-game photographers will each win Dread Prophecies prizes!
Omen of Dread Prophecies Screenshot Contest
Capture a screenshot of your custom-built ship, equipment and sails, in action from our Public Test Server .
Instructions
    • Take a single ArcheAge screenshot from the Public Test Server (PTS) that incorporates a customized ship. To access the PTS, follow the instructions in this article . Enter the following phrases into chat to claim the items you’ll need:
      • “Shiver me timbers Fluffy!”: Sends you mails with ships, components, and much more.
      • “What are they saying Fluffy!”: Teaches all languages at max skill, though you may need to relog into your character for it to take effect.
      • “Morpheus needs me Fluffy!”: Makes you join the pirate faction, then sends you a mail with a way to de-pirate.
    • To take a screenshot in ArcheAge, press F9. To remove the UI (before taking the screenshot), press F12. To activate Screenshot Mode, press CTRL+F12 (which will bring up the image shown below). Screenshots captured this way will appear in the following directory by default: C:/…/Documents/ArcheAge/ScreenShots/
    • The screenshot must be personally taken by you using the in-game screen capture tool and must be submitted in a digital format (ideally JPG).
    • No image manipulation is permitted. We’re looking for raw screenshots with the UI turned off (see this image for shortcuts).
    • Your entry should be “safe for work” and will be disqualified or deleted if it is indecent in nature. As a rule of thumb: if you have to ask, it’s probably not permitted.
    • Your entry cannot use content that is copyrighted or trademarked, including custom logos.
    • One entry per person, regardless of category. Submitting more than one entry may disqualify you.
    • Post your entry as an attachment or linked image on the official ArcheAge forums as a reply to this thread .
    • Click here for the official Omen of Dread Prophecies Screenshot Contest rules.
Prizes
    • Contest entries will be judged for their artistic quality and composition by Trion Worlds’ Producer Victoria “FireCait” Voss, Associate Producer Amanda “Amary” Fry, and Senior Community Relations Manager Evan “Scapes” Berman. The judges will choose ten winning contest entries.
    • The ten winners will each receive, on a character of their choosing on their account:
      • 5x Caernord Shipwright’s Design Bag
      • 5x Eznan Shipwright’s Design Bag
      • 5x Enoan Shipwright’s Design Bag
Duration
    • This contest starts Friday, April 24 and ends Monday, April 27 at 11:59 PM PDT (GMT-7), at which point we will no longer accept contest entries.
    • The contest results will be published about a week after the end of the contest.
Good luck and have fun!

[In-Progress] Dread Prophecies (1.7A) Patch Notes [Early Draft]

[In-Progress] Dread Prophecies (1.7A) Patch Notes [EARLY DRAFT]


Click here for the official patch notes.

Note from Amary:
We're typing through these patch notes ASAP, so more will be added to this post as we get through them, but we want to get what we have already out here so you all can start having a look at them. These are very draft notes and we expect edits to be made for priority, wording, layout etc. for the live publish.

Note from Gunthore:
Wow, these patch notes clock in at 20 pages, 870 lines, ~8400 words. Have fun reading them, remember things will change below, whether it's wording, typos, additions, or what have you. I'll keep it updated.

SHIP REVAMP – BOW TO STERN
* All ships now have a base amount of HP determined by their size and classification. The Growling Yawl has more HP than other Small Warships due to its previous rarity.
* Crest Stamps can now be applied to individual ship sails rather than to the ship scroll.
* Added lighthouses to a number of zones (Ezi's Light) where ships can be customized and upgraded.
A circle around a lighthouse is visible on the map and it defines the radius of where a ship can be customized.
* Lighthouses are faction restricted as follows:
- Two Crowns: Can be used by Nuian Alliance
- Austera: Can be used by Haranya Alliance
- Growlgate Isle: Can be used by Pirates
- Diamond Shores: Open to all factions
- Whirlpool Isle: Can be used by the faction who currently claims it
* Modified the Ship Info Interface to provide more details about a ship's statistics.
* Added a secondary window that shows the active components on a ship.
* Drag-and-drop ship components from your inventory to the slots on the secondary window to equip them.
* Equipping a ship component for the first time will bind it to the captain.
* Added Ship Component Regrade Scrolls.
- These scrolls can be obtained by killing sea-dwelling NPCs and from nautical encounters.
- Using these scrolls on eligible Ship Components (Figureheads, Sails, Armaments) will result in the part's grade increasing or the part being destroyed.
- No Regrade Charms can be used during the ship regrade process.
- The level of difficulty to obtain a high grade ship component is much easier than with Weapons, Armor and Accessories.
- Ship Components increase in weight and functionality as their grade improves.
* Added the recipe to craft an Explosives Workstation.
- Can be attached to a ship in a Storage Slot by replacing a trade pack crate.
- Provides access to craft Ammo and related materials.
* The Ship Repair system has been changed.
- Material: Shatigon's Sand is a reagent consumed during ship repair - it can be purchased from a General Merchant for 1 gold.
- The amount of HP restored to a ship during repair is based on the repairing character's Machining skill and the classification of the vessel.
* Modified the base abilities of some ships.
- Removed the “Ship Charge” ability.
- Removed “Eco-Friendly Fuel” from the requirements for “Forewind”, but the duration of the effect has been decreased.
* Changed the ship wreckage created when a ship is destroyed.
- Players have a small chance to obtain gold and items from a wreckage.
- “Ezi's Fire” will be created among the wreckage, which can be rammed with a ship to restore some HP and enable ship customization for 45 seconds.
- There is a low chance that a treasure chest will spawn and sink to the bottom of the ocean when a ship is destroyed.
* Added a ship component called Caernord Sea Serpent Propellers.
- This item can only be equipped by clipper class vessels and gives them a short duration, short cooldown speed boost.
* Added a ship component that replaces fish-finding navigation with a sea-monster locator for longliners.
* Added 9 new cannons types that can be attached to ships. These cannons can be crafted at a Ship Component Workbench with the Machining Proficiency:
- Naval Cannon - Basic Siege Cannon
- Shrapnel Cannon - High Damage Anti-Infantry Cannon
- Large-Caliber Cannon - Slow but powerful Siege Cannon
- High-Angle Siege Cannon - Moderate Damage, High Firing Arc, Siege Cannon
- High-Speed Siege Cannon - Moderate Damage, Rapid Fire Siege Cannon
- Chain-Shot Cannon - Split Siege and Anti-Infantry Damage Cannon, also deals bonus damage to Ship Sails
- Multipurpose Cannon - Moderate Damage Anti-Infantry Cannon with minor Siege Damage
- Captain's Cannon - Fixed angle cannon that can be fired by a Captain (Clipper Only)"
* Added 9 figureheads that can be attached to ships. The special abilities granted by each Figurehead scale in potency and effectiveness as their grade improves. These figureheads can be crafted at a Ship Component Workbench with the Machining Proficiency:
- Goddess Nui Figurehead - Provides Damage Reduction and Increases Ship Repair Effectiveness
- Lionheart Figurehead - Increases the static regeneration rate of a Ship
- Bonekraal Figurehead - Increases total ship health
- Beast Figurehead - Decreases damage taken by nearby allied merchant ships
- Charred Bonekraal Figurehead - Increases total ship health and improves ramming capabilities
- Raging Lionheart Figurehead - Fires dumb-fire bombs that stun and deal siege damage from the front of a ship
- Ivory Nui Figurehead - Activated by the captain this figurehead resurrects all nearby allies with a long cooldown
- Sea Drake Figurehead - Increases a ship's Siege Damage reduction and also spews a stream of flame when activated (may be disabled at this time)
- Tsunami Figurehead - Increases a ship's turning capabilities and provides ship push and pull abilities at high grade
* Cannons, Sails and Figureheads can now be individually damaged and destroyed. Each of these ship components have a health pool that is independent of the ship they're mounted on. They can be repaired with Shatigon's Sand similarly to how ships can be repaired.
* View ranges on navigation components like the Telescope or Compass have been improved. The view radius is determined by the tier of the navigation component.
* Changed the way ship sails are furled and unfurled from a basic interaction to a station that can be manned and used.
* The boosts provided from sails have been broadened and now each type has unique statistics.
* Decreased the Underwater Breathing Apparatus's charging time significantly.
* The sails now have collision against characters.
* The Harpoon Clipper is now outfitted with a rear-facing harpoon that cannot be modified. The front facing Harpoon can be changed through the ship customization interface.
* Ships now deal frontal damage through ramming when they collide with an opposing vessel. The amount of damage dealt is based on the weight and speed of the attacking ship. Some figureheads like the Charred Bonekraal boost the ramming ability.
* Whirlpools in the sea now affect ships physically.
* Materials to create a Drydock have changed based on a ship's size classification. The recipes can be viewed under the Machining Proficiency.
* The Growling Yawl has undergone the Dread Prophecies Ship Conversion process and has gained the following attributes when compared to other Small Warships:
- Increased maximum player occupancy from 20 to 30,
- Added the skill: Strong Forewind (Increases ship speed temporarily, 3 minute cooldown),
- Increased the base health of the ship hull from 70,000 to 85,000,
- Base ship components improved to Growling Zephyr versions including the appearance Bonekraal Décor.
* Ships now receive damage when colliding with other ship and terrain while in contested zones. No collision damage occurs in protected zones.
* Daru Auctioneers now provide a quest to introduce players to ship component regrading.


ATTACK OF THE ABYSS
* The Attack of the Abyss is a new event that takes place in the northern seas.
* Occurs at 9pm every day at the Sea of Graves.
* Kill the “Abyssal Kraken” at the Whirlpool Isle to restore a destroyed Ezi's Light.
* When the "Abyssal Kraken" is killed, it spawns Archaic Coins Container, which can drop Gilda Star Bags.
* When a faction restores Ezi's Light, a Victory Flag will be created at the Whirlpool Isle and around the victorious faction's Worldgate: Attack of the Abyss.
* Players can get a "Protector of the Seas" buff from the Victory Flag.
* After Ezi's Light is restored, Abyssal Crystal and crafting stations will appear on Whirlpool Isle.
* When players approach the Whirlpool Isle, they will get an “Abyssal Burden” debuff. You cannot use gliders, and take continuous damage in water, while under the effect of “Abyssal Burden”.


GHOST SHIPS
* Added new ocean mobs: Delphinad Ghost Ship and Ghost Ship.
* These NPC multi-group raid level encounters spawn randomly each day. The Ghost Ship sails the seas looking for unsuspecting adventurers. Combat these opponents through customized ships. When killed, they periodically drop ship components as rewards and a very rarely a tradepack of extreme value.


FREEDICH ISLE
* Removed Guard NPCs on the 3 islands around Freedich Isle, and changed the Automatic Cannons to cannons that can be controlled by players.
* Removed the housing province in Freedich Isle. (PTS may be in an unremoved state due to testing)
* Removed all factions' teleport bases near Freedich Isle respawn points.
* Added a Gold Trader to Freedich Isle that appears twice a day for one hour and accepts all packs for high gold payouts. A system message occurs when he spawns.
* Removed the Memory Tomes on Freedich Island for Nuians, Haranyans, and Pirates.
* Players who had previously established teleport points to a faction specific island or to a house on the main island will notice that these teleports have been removed.
* Players who owned housing on Freedich Isle will be receiving an eminent domain package of the following goods:
- 8x8: 625g, 5x Worker's Compensation Potion: 500, Materials to re-build the structure and a unique title “Freedich Fellowship”
- 16x16: 2500g, 20x Worker's Compensation Potion: 500, Materials to re-build the structure and a unique title “Freedich Fellowship”"

4/24 Dread Prophecies Naval Combat Livestream Notes

This week's livestream is hosted by:
Producer Merv “Khrolan” Lee Kwai,
Associate Producer Amanda “Amary” Fry,
and Local Version Editor Kendall.


General

  • Khrolan and Amary are heading to Korea to talk with XL about future updates of the game
  • Loyalty token event
    • First intercontinental tradepack only
      • You get an item in the mail redeemable for 20 loyalty tokens
      • At the end of the event
    • Only way to get more is to be top trade packs per server
      • Top 5 per server
    • If you had packs sitting around they still count
      • They did not have to be made after the start date
    • Stolen packs count for the person turning them in
  • The point of the events has been to prepare players for Dread Prophecies
    • Stabilizers are big in creating ship components
    • Turning in the packs will bring in lots of stabilizers to the economy
  • Tradepacks have been getting turned in like crazy
  • People have started selling trade packs
    • Was an unexpected side effect
  • Double honor event
    • Starts when Dread Prophecies goes live
    • No double honor from quests that reward it or killing NPCs
    • Will get double honor from open world PvP kills
    • And arena honor is doubled
    • This will happen right when the honor is earned
      • Not given at a later date like the other rewards.


Will the offline labor regen be coming in 1.7A?

Yes, all the new patron benefits come on Tuesday when the patch goes live, you don't need to do anything they will just automatically be applied.



Dread Prophecies
1.7A schedule
  • April 28th
    • This Tuesday
  • Currently estimated 7 hour downtime
  • Europe first
    • Want EU up my 3 PM GMT
  • Then start NA
    • Want to open 3 PM PST, 6 PM PST
  • Since land rush again, will not be opening early
  • Lots of data base work with this update
    • Which is adding to the time

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bearing Treasures from Distant Shores: April 24-27

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Bearing Treasures from Distant Shores: April 24-27


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Gather your allies and ready your ships: our second Omens of Dread Prophecies in-game event starts at 1:00 PM PDT tomorrow . Peace may be good for business, but the threat of war is good for business as well!
During this event, the first Trade Pack you turn in (intercontinentally) for Charcoal, Rock Salt, Crystal, or Dragon Essence Stabilizers will grant you 20 Loyalty Tokens when Dread Prophecies goes live!
The top five characters (per server region) who turn in the most Trade Packs for Stabilizers will each receive an additional 60 Loyalty Tokens and a tiered reward:
– First Place will receive an epic-grade Charred Bonekraal Figurehead
– Second Place will receive an Armored Wavewyrm Costume
– Third, Fourth, and Fifth Place will each receive two Crest Trade Pack Storage items.
Event: Bearing Treasures from Distant Shores
Event Duration: Friday, April 24 at 1:00 PM PDT (GMT-7) to Monday, April 27 at 1:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)
Rewards Distributed: The day Dread Prophecies goes live!
Learn more about future weekend events and heed the Omens of Dread Prophecies!

Omen of Dread Prophecies



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Omen of Dread Prophecies


Omen of Dread Prophecies
Since before the conquest of Auroria, Erenor’s vast ocean has been as much a home to its peoples as the continents they set sail from. Today, stalwart adventurers, cunning merchants, and dastardly pirates can be found on the Arcadian Sea from the southernmost waters of Halcyona Gulf to the contested Diamond Shores of the north. However, regardless of where they make berth or to which faction they pledge, any sailor worth their salt has felt the change in the wind and know that the seas have untold stories to tell. Legends of shadowy ships crewed by fallen sprits and the unfathomable treasure their rotting hulls carry. Rumors of new, undiscovered lands to race towards and claim as their own and the new rewards their appetite for exploration may bring them. Tales of galleons returning to drydock and being redesigned by their captains as tactically custom-built vessels and the rise of imposing armadas strengthened by their diversity.

An omen of Dread Prophecies is upon the races of Erenor. The Nuians, Elves, Firran, and Harani who call the ocean their home know their lives upon it shall change and that their survival depends on preparing for what awaits them on the darkening horizon.
Omen of Dread Prophecies
Dread Prophecies, the next major update to ArcheAge, is set to launch on April 28 and adventure on the high seas will never be the same. To help adventurers across Erenor prepare for the many changes coming to the game, we have a series of feature spotlights, weekly events, livestreams, and more leading to the update’s launch and beyond.
Feature Spotlights
Be ready on day one when Dread Prophecies goes live with these feature spotlights about some of the new gameplay changes coming to ArcheAge:
New Zones
Discover Golden Ruins and Mistmerrow, two new zones being introduced in Dread Prophecies.
Read more…
Ship Customization
Read how to turn your galleon into a heavy warship, recon-oriented freighter, or defensible carrier.
Read more…
Naval Combat Changes
Learning how to tackle the improved ship physics and more coming to naval combat.
Available April 24