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Announcements Dec 1. 2021

Update: Changes to our Plans for the Fresh Start Servers

 

Greetings Inheritors,

Our goal with ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained was to deliver the experience that you desired from the start. Our intention was for it to be rewarding, seamless, and to remove many of the barriers to enjoyment. After listening to some of the feedback we have received, we realized that we were missing that mark, especially where the Fresh Start servers are concerned. With this in mind, we’ll be making the following changes to our original plan.

[Update]

Added more information on Housing Storage Chests, Auction House and the Evernight Welcome Event.

Housing Storage Chests

* Setting storage permissions will be changed from Ancestral Lv.10 to Ancestral Lv.30
* It can prevent abusers from setting it early in the new servers. Meanwhile, we can find the better option if it needs such as disabling the function forever.

Auction House

* Use Auctioneer will be changed from Lv.30 to Lv.55. We agreed that it could be a high hurdle when the normal players want to build a house if AH is limited by a high level. So we changed this to Lv.55.

Evernight Welcome Event

* We will get rid of this event in fresh start servers. But in the existing servers, players will receive the rewards.

Progression Cap: We have adjusted the specifications for the Fresh Start servers.

Type

AAU (EU)

AAU (NA)

AA (EU)

AA (NA)

New

Nehliya

Kyrios

Kyprosa

Erenor

Classification

December 2, 2021

TBD, 2022

TBD, 2022

TBD, 2022

Equipment

◆ Open

Erenor

Hiram Guardian Equipment T3

Deranged Bookroom T1

◆ Open

Awakened Erenor

Hiram Guardian Equipment T4

Deranged Bookroom T2

 

◆ Open

Brilliant Erenor

Hiram Guardian Equipment T5

Immortal Warden Equipment

Level / Skillset

No Level Limits

     

Region

■ Limited

Eastern Hiram Mountains

Garden of the Gods

Ipnya Ridge

◆ Open

Eastern Hiram Mountains

◆ Open

Ipnya Ridge

◆ Open

Garden of the Gods

Raids

■ Limited

Nehliya, Queen of Annihilation

Black Dragon

Charybdis

   

◆ Open

Nehliya, Queen of Annihilation

Black Dragon

Charybdis

Design

◆ Open

Radiant Hiram Awakening Scroll

Abyssal Library Awakening Scroll

◆ Open

Brilliant Hiram Awakening Scroll

Abyssal Library Awakening Scroll

 

◆ Open

Immortal Warden Awakening Scroll

Tower Defense

■ Limited

Decorated Warrior

◆ Open

Faction Honor Arena (Independent)

 

◆ Open

Faction Honor Arena (Global)

 

Dungeons

■ Limited

Ipnysh Sanctuary

Black Thorn Prison

Kadum

Hereafter Rebellion

Red Dragon's Keep

◆ Open

Kadum

Red Dragon's Keep

Abyssal Library 4F

◆ Open

Hereafter Rebellion

◆ Open

Ipnysh Sanctuary

Arena

◆ Open

Gladiator Arena 1v1 (Independent)

   

◆ Open

All Arena Matchmaking Global

Lunagem

 

◆ Open

Splendid Lunagem

Honor Point Lunagem T5

◆ Open

Glorious Lunagem

Honor Point Lunagem T6

 

Main Content

■ Limited

Chronicle Quests

Exile

Claim Area / Siege / Faction Alliance

◆ Open

Chronicle Quests

Exile

◆ Open

Claim Area / Siege / Faction Alliance

 

Farmhand

■ Limited

Farmhand Max Level: 10

 

◆ Open

Farmhand Max Level Cap Removed

 

Event

■ Limited

Permanent Return Event Separate Reward Change

 

◆ Open

Permanent Return Event Equal Reward Change

 

Double the Gain: This event will now be removed from the Fresh Start servers.
[Edit]: This event will be removed on ALL servers.

Initial limitation of Player to Player Trading, Auction, Mails, and Storage box: Concerns over the use of multiple accounts and also hacks and RMT have led us to make this difficult decision. Whilst this may be disliked by some, as it removes social aspects of the game that are at the core of ArcheAge, we ultimately believe that this will help combat some of the issues that you felt strongly about. This change is not permanent and we will be monitoring the economy and server activity until such a time as we feel it is safe to enable again.

Player to Player trading will become available only after reaching the required level.
* Sending Mailbox: Ancestral Lv. 10
* Private Trade: Ancestral Lv. 10
* Set Storage Permissions: Ancestral Lv. 10
* Use Auctioneer: Lv. 30

Known issue: The in-game text states that you must be lv65 to send mail. This will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

Peace Time: There will be no peace time on the Fresh Start servers.

We hope that these changes are closer to the direction that most of you wanted. We also know that we must do better at understanding the needs and wants of the community. The CM team will begin preparing some initiatives that will enable us to hear your voice and live up to the expectations you have.

- ArcheAge Team