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ArcheAge Forum » General Discussion » 10 Things you have to know in ArcheAge: A review and guide

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  SaintWalker44

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1/31/13 10:36:16 PM#21
Originally posted by necredon
I'm sorry but this is not a review nor an insightful post. You list 3 features and expand a little on it, no own experience included even.

Lighten up dude...

All Will Be Well.....

  firestarter017

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2/01/13 4:07:45 AM#22
Originally posted by SaintWalker44
Originally posted by necredon
I'm sorry but this is not a review nor an insightful post. You list 3 features and expand a little on it, no own experience included even.

Lighten up dude...

 

You have to chill. The dude is an amateur writer. Give the person a break.
  Sebali

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2/01/13 9:51:05 PM#23

The guy is asking or criticism. He got it. Necri is right.

 

i was thinking how could someone right an advice column for AA when they have neither pvpd or done anything with a house. Those r two huge aspects of the game.

 

it also annoyed me that the title said "10 things" yet I only got 3.

 

what was there was well written tho incorrect in some areas(calling names). 

As a first time writer I give 2 out of 5. Would have been 3.5 if there were actually 10 things

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/05/13 9:15:02 PM#24
Originally posted by Sebali

The guy is asking or criticism. He got it. Necri is right.

 

i was thinking how could someone right an advice column for AA when they have neither pvpd or done anything with a house. Those r two huge aspects of the game.

 

it also annoyed me that the title said "10 things" yet I only got 3.

 

what was there was well written tho incorrect in some areas(calling names). 

As a first time writer I give 2 out of 5. Would have been 3.5 if there were actually 10 things

Hey there. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your comments. Just got excited in writing about Arche Age. I'm continuing with part 2 so I can reach 10 tips eventually. :)

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/05/13 9:47:22 PM#25

Arche Age – 10 tips part 2

Hey guys. I finally got to finishing part 2 of the 10 tips. I only tackle a few at a time since I have been busy with some requirements. Hope that these next 3 things in the list help you out.

Thanks to those who took time to read part 1. If you enjoyed it then I am thankful. To those who found it problematic, I’ll do better in my writing. I’m far from being great but we all have to start somewhere. J

4. Save colored / special equipment

                As with most MMO games, monsters and quests give you both valuable and junk equipment. You can distinguish such by the way their names are colored. These can be highlighted with green or other colors depending on their rarity. Be sure to save some of these items even if you don’t plan on wearing them later on. You see, you can get an archium material through a disassembly process. This material is needed to make luxury equipment later on. So be sure to save them. Sell the other items you don’t need to ensure that you get some cash inflow for your character. I snagged some green level robes from a monster hunt but I don’t think I’ll be wearing them anytime soon since I’ll put it through disassembly later on. Gotta learn how to do so first.

5. Acquire resources quickly and use labor points aggressively

                The game has a labor component that is used as the primary option for accumulating resources. By expending labor points, you acquire resources from trees, ores, and other places. Labor is then recovered at a rate of roughly 1 per minute, For instance, if you see an ore patch or tree while roaming the map, just collect from them. It’s similar to that in Skyrim where you get to chop logs and get ore from mines. Also, logs and ore are important minerals that can be traded and used later on.

                At level 1, you have 1000 labor points. Cutting a tree down gives xp too, so fighting monsters isn’t the only way to level up. It regenerates even when you are logged out of the game, I believe. That’s even more reason why not to skimp on using it.

6. Take your pet and always train it

                In this game you get pets which can be used for movement purposes (mount) and combat. Depending on your pet and how you raise it, you get to learn and assign skills as it too levels up. Be sure you always have your pets with you so that they too gain experience and level up. I’ve heard that you can use them for battle but I’m not sure if this means they aid you in monster hunting or if you get to use them Pokemon style. Take note that while you can use your mount to attack, it is significantly weaker than your battle pet. You get pets at different quests. So far, I only use a basic mount and have no battle pet.

Here's a sample of a battle pet I saw on the internet. Hope I can get one too.

 

See you again next time when I get to the next part of this series. Have a great week guys!

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/20/13 2:01:38 AM#26

Arche Age - 10 tips Part 3

I’ve finally come to finish the remaining part for the ten tips I was trying to accomplish since a while back. It has been an experience trying to write and express myself. I have learned from those who commented and give tips on what to improve. So here is the last part. Please comment and tell me how to improve myself. Thanks!

7. Aim to exceed quest requirements for bonuses
Quests require you to turn in some items obtained from monster drops or based on the number of monsters killed. Once you speak to an NPC, he will mark the quest as done and give you the appropriate rewards. You will then be compensated for your efforts. However, it might seem like a paltry sum compared to the amount of travelling and hunting you have done. There is a way around this though. Give around 150% of the requirements and you can enjoy higher returns on your questing. I suggest doing this since you travelled far to kill monsters anyway. Might as well get an extra feather, pelt, or two. Doing quests this way makes it faster to level up and will help in the long run. 

8. Focus on quests for livelihood
In ArcheAge, the livelihood element is a big part in increasing your character’s strength. There is limit in training a character by means of combat since you would need to take part in siege warfare or PvP. You must produce weapons for either defending or attacking a castle which means that emphasis should be put into production and manufacturing. As such, resources are needed and these can be obtained either by foraging in the world map or by tending your own farm. Foraging is limited since you will be competing against other players for scarce resources. Having your own farm means that you have a steady supply of materials at hand. The only downside is that players can invade your garden to either vandalize or steal your hard work. Make sure you take care of your home as it is one of the vital parts of leveling and gaining resources. 

9. Visit a priest or sister after your character dies 
After level 10, a penalty is applied every time you die. You lose some of your experience points when this happens. This is extremely annoying especially after spending time trying to level your character in the first place. To solve this, make sure you visit a temple and talk to the priest or sister there. You can recover up to 90% of the lost experience by using your labor points. This will be a definite lifesaver once you reach the higher levels and get killed aggressively by any PvP players.

10. Increase move speed when you can.
Once you reach level 5, you gain access to abilities that can increase your speed. This ‘speed’ ability is like sprinting which drains your stamina while in use. You can use this skill repeatedly in order to travel from village to village. This is especially important for early players who do not have access to pets or mounts yet. While traveling, you may find tonics that restore stamina and help you continue on running. Make use of this skill as early as you can in order to get a lot of things done.

So far that does it for the 10 tips I have discovered in the game. I will try to make more updates when possible. Hope you enjoyed what I was able to write down. Have a great week everyone!

  Sharess

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Joined: 11/29/09
Posts: 236

2/20/13 9:57:31 AM#27
Thank you for this, I have linked the tips/tricks to folks over to the Archeage Forum section of Tribe Gaming's website (seen in my sig below) and credited the source, it was informative and helpful. 
  Iselin

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2/20/13 4:56:03 PM#28
Originally posted by rpg_gunner

Arche Age - 10 tips Part 3

I’ve finally come to finish the remaining part for the ten tips I was trying to accomplish since a while back. It has been an experience trying to write and express myself. I have learned from those who commented and give tips on what to improve. So here is the last part. Please comment and tell me how to improve myself. Thanks!

7. Aim to exceed quest requirements for bonuses
Quests require you to turn in some items obtained from monster drops or based on the number of monsters killed. Once you speak to an NPC, he will mark the quest as done and give you the appropriate rewards. You will then be compensated for your efforts. However, it might seem like a paltry sum compared to the amount of travelling and hunting you have done. There is a way around this though. Give around 150% of the requirements and you can enjoy higher returns on your questing. I suggest doing this since you travelled far to kill monsters anyway. Might as well get an extra feather, pelt, or two. Doing quests this way makes it faster to level up and will help in the long run. 

8. Focus on quests for livelihood
In ArcheAge, the livelihood element is a big part in increasing your character’s strength. There is limit in training a character by means of combat since you would need to take part in siege warfare or PvP. You must produce weapons for either defending or attacking a castle which means that emphasis should be put into production and manufacturing. As such, resources are needed and these can be obtained either by foraging in the world map or by tending your own farm. Foraging is limited since you will be competing against other players for scarce resources. Having your own farm means that you have a steady supply of materials at hand. The only downside is that players can invade your garden to either vandalize or steal your hard work. Make sure you take care of your home as it is one of the vital parts of leveling and gaining resources. 

9. Visit a priest or sister after your character dies 
After level 10, a penalty is applied every time you die. You lose some of your experience points when this happens. This is extremely annoying especially after spending time trying to level your character in the first place. To solve this, make sure you visit a temple and talk to the priest or sister there. You can recover up to 90% of the lost experience by using your labor points. This will be a definite lifesaver once you reach the higher levels and get killed aggressively by any PvP players.

10. Increase move speed when you can.
Once you reach level 5, you gain access to abilities that can increase your speed. This ‘speed’ ability is like sprinting which drains your stamina while in use. You can use this skill repeatedly in order to travel from village to village. This is especially important for early players who do not have access to pets or mounts yet. While traveling, you may find tonics that restore stamina and help you continue on running. Make use of this skill as early as you can in order to get a lot of things done.

So far that does it for the 10 tips I have discovered in the game. I will try to make more updates when possible. Hope you enjoyed what I was able to write down. Have a great week everyone!

 And then there were 10...

Nice write-up. There are very few first-hand accounts by native english speakers around. This gives me a much better understanding of the gameplay than any of the other posts in this forum.

  SaintWalker44

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Posts: 87

2/20/13 7:20:09 PM#29

Again, ty very much for posting the extra items on this thread...

 

We soon to be players appreciate it....

 

 

thanks!

All Will Be Well.....

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/20/13 10:55:35 PM#30
Originally posted by Sharess
Thank you for this, I have linked the tips/tricks to folks over to the Archeage Forum section of Tribe Gaming's website (seen in my sig below) and credited the source, it was informative and helpful. 

Thanks for the help too. Hope it made sense for you guys. :)

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/20/13 10:57:35 PM#31
Originally posted by Iselin

 And then there were 10...

Nice write-up. There are very few first-hand accounts by native english speakers around. This gives me a much better understanding of the gameplay than any of the other posts in this forum.

It did take a while for me to finish since I have been a bit busy hahaha.

I'm glad that people actually come to read this. I'll be making other reviews in the future to help people and improve my writing too. Hehe

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/20/13 10:59:09 PM#32
Originally posted by SaintWalker44

Again, ty very much for posting the extra items on this thread...

 

We soon to be players appreciate it....

 

 

thanks!

No problem, Saint!

Sorry if you guys had to wait a bit for it. I'm glad it increased your appetite for the game. I can't wait to finally see this in English whenever it does come out.

  jtcgs

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2/20/13 11:08:47 PM#33
Originally posted by VitaminK
Originally posted by Betaguy
Nice writeup/guide but I won't be personally playing this title.  I am not a fan of the graphics and animations.

Seriously? You wouldnt play a game simply because of its graphics and animation style? Theres a thing called content and mechanics.

 Which did TSW a lot of good didnt it?

Anyway, I would be all over this game if it wasnt FFA PvP at least until the animations/graphics got to me.

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  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/25/13 4:58:09 AM#34
Originally posted by jtcgs
Originally posted by VitaminK
Originally posted by Betaguy
Nice writeup/guide but I won't be personally playing this title.  I am not a fan of the graphics and animations.

Seriously? You wouldnt play a game simply because of its graphics and animation style? Theres a thing called content and mechanics.

 Which did TSW a lot of good didnt it?

Anyway, I would be all over this game if it wasnt FFA PvP at least until the animations/graphics got to me.

I know what you mean. Many people are complaining that having "safe zones" won't be enough especially if the entire world is a whole PvP open area.

Maybe they could experiment with an test server that focuses on PvE. There are a lot of promising aspects to the game and a lot of people might be turned off by the PvP prospect.

  Ehllfhire

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2/25/13 1:12:15 PM#35
Originally posted by rpg_gunner
Originally posted by jtcgs
Originally posted by VitaminK
Originally posted by Betaguy
Nice writeup/guide but I won't be personally playing this title.  I am not a fan of the graphics and animations.

Seriously? You wouldnt play a game simply because of its graphics and animation style? Theres a thing called content and mechanics.

 Which did TSW a lot of good didnt it?

Anyway, I would be all over this game if it wasnt FFA PvP at least until the animations/graphics got to me.

I know what you mean. Many people are complaining that having "safe zones" won't be enough especially if the entire world is a whole PvP open area.

Maybe they could experiment with an test server that focuses on PvE. There are a lot of promising aspects to the game and a lot of people might be turned off by the PvP prospect.

You'd have to remove 2/3rds of the game for a pve server. What would pver's do? Sit around for world boss'? There arent raids per se from what I know. Would you remove 3rd continent and piracy? then remove the trial system and prison? Seriously, there are PVE only sandboxes out there for you guys. Stop trying to doom AA.

Any graphical, audio, or gameplay restrictions not seen in other mmos but found in FFXIV can be blamed on one thing.
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  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/25/13 10:39:18 PM#36

Not trying to ruin Archeage. I'm actually waiting for it to arrive.

Does this just mean that if I get killed, I will lose that piece of wood I was using to build my house? Just seems sad that a lot of time will be lost because someone stole it just like that. It does add that hint of realism though and I want to see how it will be implemented.

  MediBlast

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2/25/13 10:42:50 PM#37
hey hey hey!!! what's happening to this forum??? hahaha! is Archeage already available in the market??? actually I'll be going to South Korea Next month!!
  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/25/13 10:48:32 PM#38
Originally posted by MediBlast
hey hey hey!!! what's happening to this forum??? hahaha! is Archeage already available in the market??? actually I'll be going to South Korea Next month!!

I don't think it's out yet. Sweet you're going to Korea. Maybe you can get some news while you're there. How long you staying?

  MediBlast

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2/25/13 10:52:09 PM#39
Originally posted by rpg_gunner
Originally posted by MediBlast
hey hey hey!!! what's happening to this forum??? hahaha! is Archeage already available in the market??? actually I'll be going to South Korea Next month!!

I don't think it's out yet. Sweet you're going to Korea. Maybe you can get some news while you're there. How long you staying?

HOW?? haha I can't understand their language and my friend told me most of them don't speak english... maybe I'll be staying there for a week.

  rpg_gunner

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OP  2/25/13 10:57:10 PM#40
Originally posted by MediBlast
Originally posted by rpg_gunner
Originally posted by MediBlast
hey hey hey!!! what's happening to this forum??? hahaha! is Archeage already available in the market??? actually I'll be going to South Korea Next month!!

I don't think it's out yet. Sweet you're going to Korea. Maybe you can get some news while you're there. How long you staying?

HOW?? haha I can't understand their language and my friend told me most of them don't speak english... maybe I'll be staying there for a week.

There might be posters or whatnot? Hahaha. I wanna visit some country like Korea or Japan in the future.

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