AA Team at Gamescom

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Hello Adventurers,

Some of the Trion Archeage Team will be at Gamescom this week!

Joe "Muzzy"
Merv "Khrolan"
Amanda "Amary"
Sophie "Socke"

Don't worry, you haven't been left entirely alone. You'll be kept company by Sera "Celestrata", Brian "Tinen", and the rest of your favorite GMs.

We'll be gone from Saturday August 19th through Sunday August 27th.

Any messages sent to the members of the team that are going to be out of the office have a chance of going unread for the duration of their trip, so please have patience, and we will try to get to them when we have some downtime.

For those of you who may be at Gamescom, we hope to see you at the Trion party! If you didn't sign up in time, there's no harm in signing up now and being on the wait list. Also, Muzzy has said he's looking forward to meeting as many AA players as are available and can contact him on Discord (TheBlueMuzzy#1068), and he'll see if he can organize other smaller meetups in the evenings.

- The Archeage Team

Marketplace Update: Make a Splash in this Summer’s Swimwear

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Stroll through the Coral Plains and visit Mermaid’s Tears in style with this summer’s stylish swimwear!

Here to help you soak in the rays is the new sleek looking Sea Krait Swimsuit. This summer selection will also be joined by the Summer Nights, Summer Racer’s, and Beach Racer’s Swimwear.



Sea Krait Swimsuit – 400 Loyalty (or potentially found in the Sea Krait Crate!)
Summer Nights Swimwear – 400 Loyalty
Beach Racer’s Swimwear – 1000 credits
Summer Racer’s Swimwear – 1000 credits



The Sea Krait Crate (450 credits) can possibly include the following items:


Common Drops:
  • Superior Lunarite: Fire, Wave
  • Fine Lunarite: Fire, Wave

Uncommon Drops:
  • Clear Synthium Shard
  • Vivid Synthium Shard

Rare Drops:
  • Lucid Synthium Shard
  • Radiant Synthium Shard
  • Majestic Tree
  • Mining Drill
  • Tax Certificate
  • Expansion Scroll
  • Eco-Friendly Fuel
  • Shatigon’s Sand
  • Specialization Snowflake
  • Salon Certificate
  • Gender Swap Certificate
  • Companion Crust
  • Crest Trade pack Storage
  • language Proficiency Spellbook
  • Crest Brainstorm
  • Professional Tonic
  • Lucky Sunpoint/Moonpoint/Starpoint
  • Lucid Wave Lunagem: Defense, Magic Defense
  • Special Pirate Plushie Trove
  • Wrapped Serendipity Stone
  • Sea Krait Swimsuit

Very Rare Drops:
  • Mornstone
  • Indomitable Lunafrost: Hostility, Transcendent, Tracker, Love
  • Distorted Lunafrost: Hostility, Transcendent, Tracker, Love
  • Lucid Gale Lunagem: Wrath, Harbinger, Constance, Benevolence, Mercy, Fury, Destruction, Serenity

– The ArcheAge Team

Pre-Evolution Transfers and Compensation

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Greetings Adventurers!



The 1-Credit Transfers begin August 16th and will continue through August 30th.

We know the Evolutions bring about many concerns, and because the process creates necessary disruptions to your adventuring there may be frustrations with it. To help smooth out the change-over we’re happy to confirm the items in the compensation packages and who they go to.

Here is a reminder of which servers will be affected by the Evolution process:

North America – These servers will no longer accept any transfers into them.

Ollo, Tahyang, and Salphira will be evolved into CONVICTION.
Morpheus, Nazar, and Hanure will be evolved into THUNDERWING.
Europe – These servers will no longer accept any transfers into them.

Kyprosa, Dahuta, and Rangora will be evolved into TEMPEST.
Leviathan, Anthalon, and Sirothe will be evolved into RETRIBUTION.
Legacy servers not affected by the Evolution will accept incoming players through the server transfer service. These servers are Aranzeb, Kyrios, and Kraken in North America, and Shatigon and Eanna in Europe.

Our Fresh Start servers – Reckoning, Vengeance, and Prophecy – will not be affected by the Evolution and maintain the same transfer rules.

Also, keep in mind that no new characters can be created on Evolution candidate servers until the Evolution is complete. Players may make characters on non-Evolution servers. Additionally, the character creation restrictions will cause a visible change in the server select UI where races will overflow onto server status. This is a known issue that will be fixed in a coming patch.

The requirements to receive a compensation pack are noted below. Please note that some of these packs are per character, so you can receive multiple copies of them per account. This distribution is a very large undertaking, and it may take up to 48 hours after the servers open to receive your compensation packs. In addition, some of these packs are higher priority as they are required for when the servers open – Houses, Tax Certificates, Guild/Family levels, and the Worldweaver Pack.

Only Players who stay on an Evolution server for the Evolution will receive the packs below, as noted:

The Worldweaver Pack


This pack is for each level 15+ character on an Evolution Server OR Landowners on an Evolution Server. You will receive 1 pack per character that’s level 15 or above, OR 1 pack per character who holds land on an Evolution server, regardless of level, up to a maximum of 6 per account. This pack will be in each qualifying character’s mailbox.

The pack contains the following fixed items:
  • Dread Guard Armor
  • Dread Steed
  • Dread Steed Helm
  • Dread Steed Saddle
  • Dread Steed Legguards
  • Dread Guard Nodachi
  • Dread Guard Katana
  • Title: Worldweaver
  • 60 Gift Coins
  • 1 Any-Post Owl
  • 50 Bound Hereafter Stones

Characters who are level 50+ on an affected server OR who own land on an affected server get one of these packs PER ACCOUNT:
  • 5 Bound Serendipity Stones
  • 2 Bound Dunn’s Blessings
  • 1 Loyalty Token 150-Pack

UCC Compensation


This pack will be granted to those with Crest Inks with UCC.

The UCC Compensation pack contains the following:
  • 1 Bound Crest Brainstorm for each Crest Ink

Irretrievable Furniture Compensation[/h1]
This pack will be granted to anyone with furniture items that are normally unable to be retrieved via demolition.

The Irretrievable Furniture Compensation pack contains the following:
  • 1 piece of matching furniture for each item lost
(Note: If a player picks up these items and saves them in their inventory, they will not be duplicated. If picking up an item would destroy it (such as a plushie) the player must leave it there and let the Evolution process track and replace it.)



Housing Compensation


This pack will be granted to anyone who possessed a structure of any size on the servers involved in the Evolution.

The Housing Compensation pack contains the following:
  • Full Kit for each of the completed structures you owned
  • 1 Design (not Full Kit) for each of the non-completed structure you owned
  • Bound Tax Certificates (Security Deposit + up to 5 Weeks of already Pre-Paid Taxes per structure)
  • 1 of each piece of furniture/decor in the structure (chests, retrievable items from demolitions, items in chests, etc)

Decor Limit Increase Compensation


This pack will be granted to anyone who used a Decor Limit Increase item on a structure.

The Decor LImit Increase Compensation pack contains the following:
  • 1 Decor Limit Increase for each 1 used on an owned structure

Family Compensation


This pack will be granted to each character that owned a family.

The Family Compensation pack contains the following:
  • 1 Family Growth Ticket for each ticket used on a family
  • 1 Family Name Change Ticket for each family who changed their name
  • Family Level Compensation items that increase the Family level to the previous state plus an extra level. Families at level 1 will become Family Level 2. Family Level 2 and 3 will become Family Level 3.

Guild Compensation


This pack will split up into two different categories – Characters that owned a Guild, and Characters in a Guild with Guild Prestige.

The Guild Compensation pack for Guild owners contains the following:
  • A number of special “Oath Ribbons” to return a guild to its prior level +1 (A prior level 3 guild will become a level 4 guild post evolution).
(Note: These ribbons may be used on a newly created guild made by the owner of the previous guild that has been granted these Oath Ribbons. These ribbons will be bound and guild level specific: A level 2 ribbon will move a guild from level 1 to 2. Guild leaders will be given an additional Oath Ribbon to make up for any XP they may have had in their leveling state. )

The Character Guild Prestige Compensation pack contains the following:
  • A number of ‘Prestige: 100’ tokens that meet the user’s prior prestige amount

Resident System Contribution Compensation
This pack will be granted to characters who contributed to a zone’s community center.

The Resident System Contribution Compensation pack contains the following:
  • Gold equal to the contribution amount the character has provided

Hero Compensation


This pack will be granted to characters who were heroes at the time of the Evolution.

The Hero Compensation pack contains the following:
  • 1 Golden Hero’s Chest

Lord Building Compensation


This pack will be granted to characters who were Lords at the time of the Evolution. This won’t be delivered until 9/13.

The Lord Building Compensation pack contains the following:
  • A number of Lord’s Coins, Building Materials, and Designs equal to what the Lord had built in their castle before the Evolution.
(Note: If the Golden Wyvern is not completed, it will be removed during the Evolution)



– The ArcheAge Team

The Blue Salt Festival Returns: August 15th – September 5th

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Are you ready for some more fun on the sunny shores of Sanddeep? The Blue Salt Brotherhood is!

This limited time event will be available during the following days:

North America: August 15 – September 5, starting and ending at 11 PM PDT.
Europe: August 16 – September 6, starting and ending at 1 AM UTC.

During this time, Sanddeep will be placed into Festival Law. If you’re new to these parts, Festival Law will prevent PvP attacks as if the area was in Peace, BUT you can still be attacked if your guild is fighting in a Dominion War. Be careful!

Use the worldgates found in Austera, Marianople, and Diamond Shores as a cheap way to get to Sanddeep for the festival activities.

It’s time to hit the beach! Head on out and get ready for a series of quests to have fun in the sun. Build a sand castle, help Vivalt and Mendelsson paint, eat chicken, and FIGHT HUGE BEACH MONSTERS. Enjoy yourself, relax, and you’ll earn some Festival Coins to enjoy great rewards, including:
  • Beach Umbrella — 14 Festival Coins
  • Crest Umbrella — 14 Festival coins
  • Vivalt’s Sand Sculpture: Protection — 14 Festival Coins
  • Vivalt’s Sand Statue: Victory — 14 Festival Coins
  • Mendelsson’s Sand Sculpture: Peace — 14 Festival Coins
  • Mendelsson’s Sand Statue: Prosperity — 14 Festival Coins
  • Baked Chicken (House Furniture) — 5 Festival Coins
  • Blue Salt Festival Empty Frame — 10 Festival Coins
  • Blue Salt Festival Sand Castle Painting — Requires an empty frame and all pieces of Mendelsson’s Painting.
  • Blue Salt Festival Beach Painting — Requires an empty frame and all pieces of Vivalt’s Painting.
  • Baktehan’s Swimfins — 90 Festival Coins
  • Granbleu’s Dive Helmet — 90 Festival Coins
  • Fried Chicken (Buff) — 3 Festival Coins
  • Cold Beer (100 Labor) — 3 Festival Coins
  • Temporary Thunder Dash — 70 coins
  • Temporary Timer Coupe 100 — coins
  • Temporary Cogwheel Longboard — 30 coins
  • Greenman Plushie Pet — 70 coins

This festival does have a special timed event in Sanddeep. Take out a huge monster that attacks the festival at the following times to earn more coins:

EU: 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM UTC
NA: 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM PDT

This year’s event also features Achievements for extra Festival Coins! Please note that if you’ve been a participant in the prior years of the Blue Salt Festival, some of these Achievements may be automatically completed based on your past progress.

– The ArcheAge Team

Quick Catchup — August 4th at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)

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Hosts:
Community Manager - Joe "TheBlueMuzzy" Brogno
Associate Producer - Seraphina "Celestrata" Brennan

Hey Adventurers,

This week we'll be covering a loose schedule going forward for the team members and answer any left over questions about the Evolution that hadn't already been answered. Most likely they were answered and can be found in the last livestream, on the announcement article, and in this forum post.


If you happen to ask a question that isn't answered on stream, please take it to the forum! Be sure to search for your topic first, as the discussion may have already been started.

Giveaways:
1 Archeum Pack
5 50 Loyalty
1 Red Nui's Chosen Costume
2 Blue Nui's Chosen Costume
3 White Nui's Chosen Costume

See you there, adventurers.

Quick Catchup
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, August 4th at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)
Duration: 45-50 minutes

Call of the Daru – quest process clarification

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Hi adventurers,

There is an issue with the Call of the Daru quest wording, so I thought it might be nice to lay it out here for you.

Step 1) Find the Masked Daru in Austera, Marianople, and Diamond Shores to gain these special quests and take on ArcheAge’s largest boss!
(yes, there is a Masked Daru on Growlgate as well - Ionic was adamant that I put this here. Are you happy now?)



Step 2) Head to Reedwind and grab the quest from [Crimson Watch] Caduett.



Step 3) Kill enough of Reedwind's mobs to get at least 10 Reedwind Essence.

Step 4) Use 10 Reedwind Essence to help build your Alliance Tower. (1 activation) This will complete Caduett's quest.

Step 5) Return to the Masked Daru and complete your quest chain to receive 3 Dawns of Glory Potions and Honor Points per daily quest done!




Known issues:
- The quest says to "Speak to Battle Squad Member Charhar in Reedwind", but it SHOULD say Caduett.
- It doesn't direct you to collect 10 Reedwind Essence, by killing Reedwind mobs, to use in the construction of the tower.

We are discussing this with XL.

ArcheAge Evolution & August Update Livestream — July 28 at 1:30 PM PDT

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Join Senior Producer Merv "Khrolan" Lee Kwai, Producer Amanda "Amary" Fry, Associate Producer Seraphina "Celestrata" Brennan, and Localization Tester Sophie "Socke" Pickens on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next ArcheAge livestream!

This week the team is here to answer your questions on the upcoming Server Evolutions, as well as discuss what's coming to the game in the August Update!

ArcheAge Evolution & August Update Livestream
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, July 28 at 1:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45-50 minutes

Make sure to stick around to the end of the livestream, because we'll be hosting our usual giveaway and you could win!

Important Server Announcement: Evolutions

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Greetings all Adventurers, great and small!

Over the past year, we've seen a lot of discussion among players about the need for server consolidation. The number of players in each server is critical to the dynamic world of ArcheAge, and that’s why the team has monitored it so closely. In short, after our analysis and your feedback we agree with you: It's time for some of the servers to combine numbers to ensure the best play experience for all.

We know some of you have questions as to why we may have waited so long for this moment, and the answer is simple. Server consolidations, or Evolutions, in ArcheAge require players to give up their land. For some of you this isn't much of a problem -- you've packed light and you're ready to cross blades with a new opponent. For others, the land you own has defined you and your play for years. Your land could be anything from a small farmhouse to a multi-region nation. Your land means a lot to you, and to be asked to give it up is not easy. This is why we've waited for as long as we could, and made sure to encourage players to make use of the server transfer system if they were looking for a higher population server with a new challenge.

But the time has come, and an Evolution is now the best way forward for the game as a whole. Some of you will be excited to hear this, others will be nervous, and we understand that. Today's announcement comes with a comprehensive look at how this year's Evolution will take place, and outline the options you have. The team is working hard to benefit all players of ArcheAge with this move, and we’re certain you’re going to notice many improvements over last year’s Evolution process. We’ll also make sure we leave our communication channels open with you so we can answer your questions and address your concerns in the coming months.

Please read through the following FAQ, and watch for further information on forums, in livestreams and social media as we move closer to Server Evolutions this September.

Discuss this in the forums here.

Increase your regrade chance and buy one, get one charms: July 26 – August 2

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Starting with server maintenance on July 26 until maintenance on August 2, we’ll be improving your base regrade success rate up to and including the Unique grade! That’s a massive set of bonuses to your success chance on the Easy, Normal, and Hard regrade difficulties! (Bonus does not apply to ship component or pet item regrades.)

Plus, destruction will be temporarily removed from the Celestial grade! Destruction chance will be merged into downgrade chance, keeping your item from harm but not from downgrading to Arcane.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to save big on Charm purchases, including:
  • Buy One, Get One Blue Regrade Charms for 150 credits!
  • Buy One, Get One Green Regrade Charms for 200 credits!
  • 50% off Yellow Regrade Charms for 300 credits!
  • 50% off Superior Yellow Regrade Charms for 1000 credits!
  • Buy One, Get One Red Regrade Charms for 2000 credits!
  • Buy One, Get One Superior Red Regrade Charms for 4000 credits!

For the exact changes to regrade rates, read on below:

Item Grade -- Old Rate --> Event Rate

Easy Regrade Path
  • Basic -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Grand -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Rare -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Arcane -- 67.5% Success --> 100% Success
  • Heroic -- 67.5% Success --> 100% Success
  • Unique -- 47.3% Success --> 70% Success
  • Celestial --40.5% Success, 29.75% Destruction, 29.75% Downgrade --> 40.5% Success, 59.5% Downgrade, 0% Destruction

Normal Regrade Path
  • Basic -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Grand -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Rare -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Arcane -- 50% Success --> 75% Success
  • Heroic -- 50% Success --> 65% Success
  • Unique -- 35% Success --> 50% Success
  • Celestial --30% Success, 35% Destruction, 35% Downgrade --> 30% Success, 70% Downgrade, 0% Destruction

Hard Regrade Path
  • Basic -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Grand -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Rare -- 100% Success --> 100% Success
  • Arcane -- 32.5% Success --> 50% Success
  • Heroic -- 32.5% Success --> 50% Success
  • Unique -- 22.8% Success --> 35% Success
  • Celestial --19.5% Success, 40.25% Destruction, 40.25% Downgrade --> 19.5% Success, 80.5% Downgrade, 0% Destruction

Don’t miss out on this week of luck! Jump into ArcheAge today!

7/21 Livestream – Teach Muzzy: Trade Run Edition

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Teach Muzzy: Trade Run Edition — July 21st at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)

Hosts:
Community Manager - Joe "TheBlueMuzzy" Brogno

Hey Adventurers,

This week we'll be on Vengeance to teach me (Muzzy) how to run a trade pack!

There's a lot of discussion around the new Trade Pack system and I haven't run any packs before - only those to try to build my treehouse, water my Archeum Trees, or grab logs for Regrade Braziers, but none of those taught me how to interact with the new system.

I'm looking for you experienced players to come in and teach me the process, replete with your tricks and tips to do it the most efficiently as possible.

We'll start out the stream hitting on some of the current big topics, however the focus of this stream isn't Q & A. I understand that this may not be your kind of stream, but to those of you willing to impart your hard earned knowledge on me and any other noobs in stream, it will be much appreciated if you're there!

If you happen to ask a question that isn't answered on stream, please take it to the forum! Be sure to search for your topic first, as the discussion may have already been started.

Giveaways:
1 Archeum Pack
5 50 Loyalty
1 Red Costume (It'll be a surprise)
2 Blue Costume (It'll be a surprise)
3 White Costume (It'll be a surprise)

See you there, adventurers.

Q & A - Dev Talk
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, July 21st at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)
Duration: 45-50 minutes