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ArcheAge Forum » General Discussion » North American Players Playing ArcheAge (video series/insight)

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  Daimyo21

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OP  4/14/13 7:36:05 PM#1

I began following ArcheAge right at the end of CBT3.  I was impressed by everything ArcheAge and knowing that Jake Song had already helped produce great NA titles, I knew this was bound to get recognition by the west.  

 

I spent a few days making a small fansite, applied for CBT4, and was surprised to get a reply within a week.  I quickly turned the site into covering almost all english speaking ArcheAge videos, live streams and the footage I personally gained. (site is now down because FatCow hosting deleted it because of too much bandwidth use, yet I bought unlimited. BS right?)

 

Here is my North American video series covering CBT4 and CBT5:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArcheAgeNA?feature=watch

I played with my friends and http://archeagesource.com/ guys as well as many other english speaking players who go into CBT4-5

 

Here are some other video series from other english speakers that have great footage as well:

Amaterasu(played with this guy and hes done wonderful things:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AmaterasuOkamiYami

Steparu(he does many reviews on different MMOs so you must search his channel):

https://www.youtube.com/user/steparu

 

My personal thoughts/partial review on my experience in CBT4/5:

 

I came from MMOs like Asherons Call: Darktide, Dark Age of Camelot, WoW, and Darkfall.  This game seems to capture a bit of all those games and then some.  Of course each of those games I list have strengths and weaknesses.  ArcheAge simply has a strength in every category of an MMORPG + new and inventive features, but doesnt quite exceed in any one (except the awesome optimized CryEngine 3).  

 

ArcheAge is a true sandbox experience, literally with the ability to do almost anything and everything with years of potential to get better since we all knows MMOs are a work in progress even after release(plus expansions).  The CryEngine 3 insures that this game will not be lacking in 5-6 years, and is well optimized to run on my 5 year old dual core laptop with Nvidia 105m GFX @ DX9 settings (35+ FPS, max view distance, no recorded video from it)

 

ArcheAge does not reward grinding as much as it does optional questing (you can under/over achieve quests).  The questing not only teaches you the game and its many features, but also rewards you with nice things like gliders, mounts, boats, house knowledge, items, crafting materials, important locations to come back to and tons more.  As a newbie, you can see epic uninstanced bosses roaming the land (newbie lands even), you can attempt to kill them but it will be a failed attempt each time. Dying in ArcheAge results in armor durability loss, loss of gold, and a DEATH PENALTY! Havent seen one of those in a while...

 

The combat is good enough, its mostly tab targeting but more like Guild Wars 2 where you can perform many manuevers to dodge, charge, backflip, teleport, block along with tons more abilities that add to this.  There are no classes, but instead there are ability trees.  You can spec into a combination of 3  and make hybrid type characters ie. healer/tank/mage or a ranger/rogue/tank etc.  Each ability tree having strengths and weaknesses, but combining them together, can make some for some interesting PvE/PvP.

 

Coming from AC:DT and DF I enjoy partial/full loot from PvP.  However, I wouldnt expect their to be full loot in normal ArcheAge servers, but it is possible with a PvP server.  On the normal server for beta, players can still lose resources that they spent time gathering.  These resources are in forms of backpacks and are a big deal when you lose them.  They are used to build castles, houses, farms and more.  This also gives Pirates much more meaning to ArcheAge and being able to harpoon a ship and board it is absolutely awesome (Amaterasu has a bit of that in his video series)

 

Closing statements:

ArcheAge has a place for every player, but may turn off some that enjoyed Darkfalls FPS combat, or Asherons Calls amazing crafting system.  I hope Trion Worlds can do a great port from Korea as well as make an awesome PvP server.  Its good to hear that XLGames and Trion Worlds are agreeing on most things for ArcheAge and im very interested to see how itll come out in the west.  If anything just to see it in english!

 

My most used quote while playing ArcheAge:  "Its all the small things that make this game great".

  Jockan

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4/15/13 9:16:35 PM#2
Thanks for the info on your experience and the videos too.

  Aerowyn

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4/15/13 9:19:12 PM#3
I'm sad trion hasn't even put up beta sign ups for the game.. i'm not very optimistic on seeing this game by years end sadly:(

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  faiyo

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4/23/13 11:06:06 PM#4
Originally posted by Aerowyn
I'm sad trion hasn't even put up beta sign ups for the game.. i'm not very optimistic on seeing this game by years end sadly:(

Imo, we'll get something by the later half of the year. Maybe it's jsut how I read things, but Trion is talking as if we'll get the game before the year ends.

 

At least I hope so. lol.

  Leiloni

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4/23/13 11:10:16 PM#5
Sorry to hear your site got taken down dude, that sucks. :(
  LongLivePvP

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4/23/13 11:42:50 PM#6
Played this for a month on the ollo korean server and I must agree with OP! Looking forward to the release either late this yr or early next yr.

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  JuggernaughtMan

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4/24/13 6:57:56 AM#7

You know, when you think about it, all Trion has to really do is localize the language for NA. Theyre not exactly adding or changing any physical content so I don't really see why seeing a quick beta ,to test servers, should be far away.

 

Like I said, theyre only localizing the language and they don't need to test any physical game features as thats already been done in Korea.

 

Also not to mention they started the process 3-4 months ago. Does anyone have some insight into how long language localization of a game generally takes?

  Daimyo21

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OP  4/28/13 1:56:58 PM#8
Originally posted by JuggernaughtMan

You know, when you think about it, all Trion has to really do is localize the language for NA. Theyre not exactly adding or changing any physical content so I don't really see why seeing a quick beta ,to test servers, should be far away.

 

Like I said, theyre only localizing the language and they don't need to test any physical game features as thats already been done in Korea.

 

Also not to mention they started the process 3-4 months ago. Does anyone have some insight into how long language localization of a game generally takes?

I believe the localization time is usually 6 months.  Since Jake Song did NA titles before, I wonder if he developed some NA specific content or made the ArcheAge code flexible for certain changes.  The characters did not seem too Anime, in fact some didnt have an anime feel to them at all. 

 

 

Im very curious to see if Trion World will maybe have a more PvP centric server where loot can be loss and houses can be destroyed/built almost anywhere and not just designated zones.

 

Though unlikely, I want to see NPC Hirelings to guard player made houses/farms/villages (unless this was released after CBT5)

 

This was one thing I was looking forward to.

  Dauzqul

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4/30/13 12:57:36 PM#9
The females are almost always fine. They do,  however, need to "man up" the male characters. They is just something that is sassy about a "weathered warrior" with perfectly plucked eyebows, beiber generation hair cut, and flawless complexion.
  k11keeper

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4/30/13 1:23:25 PM#10
Originally posted by Dauzqul
The females are almost always fine. They do,  however, need to "man up" the male characters. They is just something that is sassy about a "weathered warrior" with perfectly plucked eyebows, beiber generation hair cut, and flawless complexion.

I've watched a few character creation videos and I kind of have to agree. They do give options for facial hair and some tattoos and scars. I think what they're really missing is a dirt and aging option. Maybe there is one already but I haven't seen it. Honestly with character custamization the more options the better.

  Leiloni

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4/30/13 1:24:53 PM#11
Originally posted by Dauzqul
The females are almost always fine. They do,  however, need to "man up" the male characters. They is just something that is sassy about a "weathered warrior" with perfectly plucked eyebows, beiber generation hair cut, and flawless complexion.

Korean's like that look though which is why a lot of Korean game's have male characters looking like that.

  SavageHorizon

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4/30/13 4:47:58 PM#12
Originally posted by Aerowyn
I'm sad trion hasn't even put up beta sign ups for the game.. i'm not very optimistic on seeing this game by years end sadly:(

 

Unless it's Gw2 it's seems your not optimistic about any mmo. If ArcheAge comes out early 2014 then so be it, hardly anything to be sad about.

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  LordSneerg

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4/30/13 5:06:59 PM#13
I have been waiting for this game forever.  Seeing this footage makes me really want to play this game again. If TESO fails me then AA here I come.  Who am I kidding ... I can't wait for this game to release this is truly what I have been waiting for. :-)