Monday, July 28, 2014
If you are not going to spend a dime in archeage, this is what you can expect:
1) Joining in the fun of leveling, exploring, farming materials via killing monsters, pvping (leveling / world pvp, trade run ganking, arenas, naval combat, castle sieges).
2) Joining in the fun of becoming a pirate, killing pirates, running 5 man dungeons, running 10 man raids, killing the Kraken, manning galleons, killing world bosses, being on the jury in the trial system.
3) You can still use farms/houses if others in your family or guild give you access to theirs.
4) You can still buy using the auction house.
It will be extremely difficult to participate in:
1) crafting boats, armor, weapons.
2) crafting materials needed for building a castle.
3) consistently open tons of money bags and other small loot obtained.
4) consistently mine and farm materials via gathering.
You will not be able to:
1) Own land (no houses or farms).
2) Sell on the auction house. (you can still sell via zone chat and trading).
if you pay 15 dollars a month for patron status, everything becomes unlocked and possible.
This game will be fun for anyone in a guild even if they do not spend any money.
NOTE: You ARE able to achieve Patron status (aka the 15 dollar a month fee) , by spending IN-GAME Gold.
As a newbie in Archeage, I'm interested in the Skill sets due to the various skills choice and combination. I supposed there is no rubbish character,if you can't play it well maybe the problem about your operation. Today,we would like to recommend several ArcheAge Showdplay Skill sets combinations
1.Showdplay + Archery
Recommendation Index: ☆☆☆☆☆
Reasons: The advantage of Showdplay skills set's long distance attack skill without CD, and high mobility to match with the Archery skill set's critical hit damage is the necessary for highly mobility long distance DPS player.
Stealth(save life) -> Stalker's Mark (damage bonus)-> Charged Bolt->Concussive Arrow(reduce movement speed)->Endless Arrows->Piercing Shot
2.Showdplay + Battlerage
Recommendation Index: ☆☆☆☆☆
Reasons: This is the strong powerful skill build for melee combat players!Perfect control ability, highly critical hits damage!
TripleSlash->Wallop(critical hits damage) ->Shadow Step(teleport) -> Shadowsmite(Melee Attack)-> Precision Strike(Increases Critical Damage)
3.Showdplay + Sorcery
Recommendation Index: ☆☆☆
Reasons: The highly mobility for Sorcery
Stealth(close to enemy) -> Overwhelm(stun) -> Shadowsmite(deal high damage) -> Freezing Earth(frozen) -> Searing Rain (extra damage release)-> Drop Back(leap to escape) -> Flamebolt(deal massive damage)
4.Showdplay + Witchcraft
Recommendation Index: ☆☆☆☆
Reasons: The skill set of Showdplay match Witchcraft perfectly can control enemy couldn't resist in a long period which ensure the critical hit of Showdplay skill set.
Stealth(close to enemy) -> Overwhelm(stun) -> Enervate(debuff) -> Banshee Wail(cause fear) -> Shadow Step(teleport) -> Shadowsmite(deal high damage)
If you're desperate to pay quite a lot of money for four days of a beta, ArcheAge has you covered on Steam.
The free-to-play MMO – described as a "fantasy-sandbox MMORPG freed from predefined paths and progression" – is hosting a second closed beta event next week, from 30 July to 4 August. If you want in on this and all future closed beta events, you can get guaranteed access by buying a Founders Pack! Which start at £36.99. Which seems a bit steep for a game that will be free-to-play on launch.
The cheapest Founders Pack available for ArcheAge is the Silver one, which costs £36.99 and offers beta access, a four-day pre-launch headstart, a "Founder" title that gives +1 to all stats, an "Experimental Glider", 2500 in-game credits, and 30 days of Patron status. The credits are valued at $20, and the Patron status is valued at $15, which comes out to about £20. I guess the beta access/title/glider/headstart are worth about £17, then.
Next up is the Gold Founders Pack, which costs hahahaha £75.99. I'm sorry, I started laughing halfway through typing that. This nets you a Traveler title (+2 to all stats), an "Exclusive Glass Phoenix Glider", an "Exclusive Desert Assassin Plate Costume", 10 Evenstones, 10 Hereafter Stones, 7500 in-game credits, 60 days of Patron status, plus beta access and four days' headstart. This time, the credits and Patron status are cumulatively valued at about £47, which means the rest of it is about £29.
If you have more money than sense and really want to drop a huge amount of cash on a free-to-play game that isn't actually out yet, the £114.99 Archeum Founders Pack is for you! Also, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you. This gets you beta access, four-day pre-launch headstart, the Exclusive Glass Phoenix Glider, the Desert Assassin Plate Costume, 10 Evenstones, 10 Hereafter Stones, aaaaand… alpha access, the +3-to-all-stats Trailblazer title, the customisable Founder's Cloak (+3 to all stats), "Reagents to put your own crest in-game", six Daru Chests that may or may not contain a mount, 10 Pet Healing Potions, 11250 in-game credits, and 90 days of Patron status. Playing the valuation game again, the credits and Patron status are apparently worth around £70, so we're talking £45 for the rest of it.
There will almost certainly be other beta events, so if you do buy in you'll almost certainly be getting more than just four days of access, but I'm still not convinced that these ArcheAge Founders Packs are a fantastic deal. Still, it's your money.