NA Sieges Cancelled Due to Connectivity Issues

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Hello All,

Due to the extensive connectivity issues caused by the DDoS attacks, the NA server sieges will be cancelled for this rotation. The EU sieges will continue.

The peace funds that have been built up will be withheld and accrue for the next round of sieges.


New Maelstrom Packs & More

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Take charge of the seas and skies from the back of a fearsome Frost Drake mount!

Maelstrom Packs

To celebrate the launch of Archeage Maelstrom - 4.0, we're freshening up the pack list for you. Get your hands on the crisp Winter's Messenger Costume and breathe frost with the intimdating Frost Dragon Mount!

Maelstrom Silver Pack
  • 30 Days Patron
  • 1000 Credits
  • 150 Bound Tax Certificates
  • Resplendent Weapon Regrade Scrolls
  • Resplendent Armor Regrade Scrolls
  • Resplendent Accessory Regrade Scrolls
  • Red Regrade Charms
  • Winter’s Messenger Costume

Maelstrom Gold Pack
  • 60 Days Patron
  • 2500 Credits
  • 350 Bound Tax Certificates
  • 2 Resplendent Weapon Regrade Scrolls
  • 2 Resplendent Armor Regrade Scrolls
  • 2 Resplendent Accessory Regrade Scrolls
  • 2 Red Regrade Charms
  • Superior Red Regrade Charms
  • Duun’s Blessing
  • Permanent Personal Post Parrot
  • Winter’s Messenger Costume

Maelstrom Archeum Pack
  • 90 Days Patron
  • 5000 Credits
  • 700 Bound Tax Certificates
  • 5 Resplendent Weapon Regrade Scrolls
  • 5 Resplendent Armor Regrade Scrolls
  • 5 Resplendent Accessory Regrade Scrolls
  • 5 Red Regrade Charms
  • 2 Superior Red Regrade Charms
  • Duun’s Blessing
  • Permanent Personal Post Parrot
  • Winter’s Messenger Costume
  • Wrapped Frost Dragon Mount w/ Armor

Holiday Themed Swag

Show your holiday spirit with themed furniture and even weapon skins that you can pick up from December 13th through January 3rd. Candy Canes, Holiday Trees, Winter Wonderland Fences, all of the letters of the alphabet, and more will be available to decorate your homes! When you're in the field, fighting off the cold, beat the holiday spirit into your enemies with sweet weapon skins like the Sugarplum Shank, Great Minty Mincer, and Sweet Flavor Saber!

Patron Sale

It's the season of giving, and we're giving everyone the opportunity for 25% off of 1 year of patron! Keep the celebration going year round for only $99! This deal will only last from December 13th until January 3rd.

Stay frosty and enjoy the holidays!

- The ArcheAge Team

Dive into ArcheAge 4.0 – Maelstrom

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Epic naval battles await you in Bloodsalt Bay!

The Maelstrom has arrived! We've sailed through Bloodsalt Bay with you, previewed the system updates in 4.0, and crafted a Gem Overhaul overview to celebrate this milestone. Now it's time to batten down the hatches and weather the storm!

Homecoming Warrior Gear

From December 13th until January 11th (11 PM PST/2 AM UTC) open the Marketplace and grab your Homecoming Warrior's set! There are two versions with flexibility for new and veteran players.

Under Level 50
For 1 Silver, pick up your Maelstrom Beginner Bundle. Only one per account. Once unwrapped you'll notice three tiers of wrapped, level-dependent boxes (Heroic Wrapped Greenhorn's Bundle 10-30, Unique Wrapped Mercenary's Bundle 30-44, Celestial Wrapped Veteran's Bundle 44-50). After they've been opened you'll have 10 days before the gear expires, so work and play hard to get to the next level tier. You'll also receive a 7-day Mount, or Battle Pet (Mirage Bjorne Mount, Lavaspark Battle Pet, Steel Lightning Mount). Once you've reached 50 go for the Maelstrom Homecoming Bundle!

Level 50+
For 1 gold you can purchase the Maelstrom Homecoming Bundle once per account. Once you open it you can choose your set of Celestial gear. This gear can be upgraded with Homecoming Warrior Scraps. To earn those, you'll need to purchase the Homecoming Warrior's Challenge for 1 gold. This purchase can be made once per day and only once per account. Complete 1 of the 3 missions it has to earn a Homecoming Warrior Scrap. If you don't need to upgrade this gear, you can save 25 of them and craft the Homecoming Warrior's Lunagem Crate, which contains 2 of each of the T1 Lunagems!

Log In To Win

In addition to all the exciting, awesome, and all around amazing things we’ve got coming up for you, we’re also offering you some special holiday bonuses as thanks for being one of our players. Want to captain the biggest warship in ArcheAge? Every day you log in is another entry, so keeping logging in to get more chances to win!

All players who log in between December 13th and January 3rd will be entered to win one of these incredible prizes:
  • Grand Prize (3 Winners): Enoan Galleon
  • Second Prize (5 Winners): Growling Yawl Design
  • Third Prize (10 Winners): Seawhip Speedboat Design

You'll be entered into the giveaway once for each day that you log in during the event, so be sure to log in once per day!

2x Bonus Weekends, 1.5x Bonus Weekdays

Get more while you play this holiday season thanks to daily bonuses. A whole lot of them. From December 13th through January 10th on the weekends earn double Experience, Vocation, Honor, Kyrios Badges, and Loot Drop Chance! During the weekdays the rate will be 1.5 times the normal rate.

Enjoy your time off for the holidays in Erenor!

- The ArcheAge Team

New Lunagem System in Maelstrom

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Now with 100% chance to socket!

In Maelstrom, the lunagem system has received a complete overhaul to allow for the guaranteed socketing of gems! Going forward, everyone will have the ability to fully gem their gear with no worry of losing their progress. If you’re ready to gem up, earn yourself some honor to get started once 4.0 releases on the 13th.

What Is Happening To Old Gems?

Here’s a helpful chart that shows off the new set of gem stats and the changes to where they can be socketed. If you do not see one of the pre-4.0 gems in this chart, then it will no longer be able to be crafted or upgraded once 4.0 hits.

Lunascales will not be able to be crafted in 4.0 either, but all old gems will remain socketable alongside the new gems. It will cost 500 Labor to socket a new gem. Old and new gems alike may also be unsocketed using a Mornstone (price change: 2400 Honor) and 500 Labor. The potential failure-to-socket functionality of the old gems still exists, which would remove all gems on the gear, including new gems. We suggest socketing old gems first, and then the new gems to avoid this horrible fate.

We had lobbied for old gems to be salvageable once Maelstrom arrives, however the developers at XL decided not to provide this feature. We know it would be preferable to allow for salvaging, so we’ll continue to advocate for that change.

Also, there are no changes to Lunafrosts in Maelstrom, or to the functionality of Hero gems – though the stats for Hero gems have changed. Hero gems will also be unsocketable.

How To Make New Gems

If you’re looking to start crafting a new T1 gem, be sure you’ve got 10,000 Honor, then check out the Honor Shop. To upgrade a T1 into a T2 head over to your nearest Handicraft Bench. T3 gems have not been released in the Korean build, so NA/EU will have to wait for those as well.

Lunarite is still used to upgrade the new gems and can be most commonly found in the following places:
  • Fireglow/Waveglow/Copperglow – Metallic Chests, Treasure Chests found with Treasure Maps
  • Galeglow – Mistsong Reticule, Mistsong Orb
  • Sunglow – Lord’s coin + 50 labor
  • Earthglow – Prestige shop

In 4.0 there will only be two tiers of Lunarite – Fine(T1) and Superior(T2). All pre-Maelstrom Lunarite converts to the new Lunarite in your inventory. Any 1:1 conversion will happen automatically when you log in after patching.

The current tiers will transform and convert in the following way:

How Do New Gems Work?

The new gems will 100% socket, without a chance to fail like the old gems. Because everyone will have the ability to ‘full gem’ without any RNG, the new gems will cost 500 Labor and more gold than the previous system. The cost in the old system was quite variable due to the RNG failure, and having to recreate and re-gem your gear upon failure. This rebalancing of cost is made in consideration of the old system costs and new lack of RNG.

There are six categories of gems, each of which can be uncloaked to select specific stats and socket placement. Gems can only be upgraded in their cloaked state — but don’t worry, all new gems can re-cloaked using a Transmuter. If you’d like to extract them, it’ll cost you a Mornstone and 500 Labor as previously stated. They may be re-socketed into different gear, or even into the same gear after you’ve upgraded it. If you’re looking to make some gold, you can even trade or sell them on the Auction House!
The new Maelstrom gem system overhaul has removed the RNG in favor of a more stable system and allows all players to reach their full-gem potential.

May your pants be fully-gemmed.
– The ArcheAge Team

Maelstrom System Upgrades

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Craft, Claim, and Conquer even better with the changes coming in 4.0!

Folio Upgrade

The Folio has a new look and the categories are arranged in such a way that new players will have an easier time progressing through their crafting. The updated organization highlights the main systems in the game. Property, Pets & Transport, Harvesting, Commerce and more.

The Character Equipment section is an overhaul of how players approach finding and setting personal goals for gear improvement. Need a new sword? Click on ‘Right Hand’ and find your future weapon, whether it’s ‘Crafted’, ‘Obsidian’, or from ‘Mistsong’. You’ll even be able to see the item’s upgrade paths much more clearly without having to navigate away from the item’s page. This simplification brings a clarity that all players, old and new, will appreciate.

Raid Recruitment Board & Co-Raid

If you’re looking for friends or just strong allies to join you on a difficult mission, you will now have the ability to post to the new Raid Recruitment Board. All applicants can be reviewed before being accepted. Set the time (UTC) you’re venturing out, number of players needed, and choose your activity – Raid (Kraken, Red Dragon, Leviathan, Thunderwing Titan, or just world bosses), Faction War (Mistmerrow, Golden Plains Battle), or other world events. If you’re accepting a call to action you’ll even be able to reply with the role you wish to serve in the adventure!

Once you’ve got a raid together, you might realize you need even more warm bodies to tank, dps, and heal. With the new Co-Raid system two raids of up to 50 adventurers each can join forces. Each raid keeps their own leader, but one is the Commander and the overall leader is the Admiral. If you’re the raid leader, a simple right-click menu option to form a Co-Raid is all you need to team up and take down your targets.

Title Collection System

How do you want to be known? Maybe as an Abyssal Archaeologist. But if you’re not into the stats that come with the title, you can now use the Title Collection system to pair your favorite title with your most desired stats! There are quite a lot of titles to collect, and you can even get some direction on where to find them. Collecting more titles will earn you progress towards unlocking new icons that will appear next to your name. Don’t worry, if you’ve already earned a bunch of titles all of your progress will be kept when this system goes live.

Flexible Obsidian Crafting

When upgrading any Obsidian gear to t5 or t6 players will use a Spellshift Orb to turn the item into a component for the next tier recipe. The component will keep the previous item’s grade, but will become an unequippable crafting material. After crafting the next tier, it will become a cloaked item. Uncloaking that item will now allow the player to choose which of the two paths they want the item to come out as (Uncloaking and choosing a path occurs at T4, T5, and T6). This new flexible system allows players to change their focus and/or gain access to more potential buyers, as they are not limited to finding those who are specifically on one path. We suggest finding the buyer before uncloaking!

– The ArcheAge Team

Maelstrom (4.0) Release Date Pushed to Dec 13th

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Hello Adventurers,

As stated in the Livestream on Friday, we're pushing the release date of Maelstrom (4.0) back by one week, to December 13th. We felt it was necessary to give more time to testing and solidifying the feature requests made to XL.

Jump on the PTS to test out upcoming changes and provide your feedback in the PTS Forums!


12/1 Livestream – 4.0 System Improvements

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Community Manager - Joe "TheBlueMuzzy" Brogno
Associate Producer - Sera "Celestrata" Brennan

Good Day Adventurers,

This week we'll continue showing the interesting changes coming to 4.0! The main topics we'll cover are:
- The upgraded Folio experience
- The new Title Collection system
- The more flexible Obsidian gear

We invite you to ask questions during the stream regarding the topics we're covering this week, and if they aren'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.

1 Archeum Pack
5 50 Loyalty
3 Narayana Warrior's Garb
2 Narayana Squire
1 Narayana Staff
1 Monk's Spade
1 Nine-toothed Rake

See you there, adventurers.

4.0 System Improvements
Twitch Channel:
Start Time: Friday, December 1st at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)
Duration: 45-50 minutes