IN PROGRESS – Status of Evolution Compensation Grants

Update 1 – Nov. 16 – Hey folks. We’ve discovered an issue that prevented some players from receiving their full compensation. The team is working to get the rest of the grants completed. Again, the process takes time so please bear with us a couple more days. We’ll update this thread once we’re all done. Thanks very much.

Hey there everyone.

I wanted to get out some information on the current status of the compensation grants from the Server Evolutions, since there are quite a number of questions still popping up.

There are a number of different packs that fall under this, and I’ll go through all of them.

Server Evolution Character Giftpack – This is a direct grant to the mail of characters of level 15+, or owned land, that were on a server affected by the Evolutions. The grants have completed being sent out to NA characters, EU is still in the process of being granted.

Server Evolution Account Giftpack – This grant is available for players to claim directly through the website, and was granted once per account to accounts with a level 50+ character, or those that owned land, at the time of the evolution. This grant has been completed.

Server Evolution Celebration Giftpack – This grant is available for players to claim directly through the website, and applied to all accounts that had a level 15+ character, or owned land, at the time of the evolution, including those on Fresh Start servers. This is also one per account, and the grant has been completed.

Homecoming Warrior Giftpack – This is available once to all accounts, and claimed directly through the website.

Abyssal Skill Compensation – This grant is currently being worked on and will be granted as soon as we have completed the background work required for this. This will be mailed directly to characters, and due to this may take some time to complete.

We have seen reports of players not receiving compensation packs that they should have qualified for, specifically the account based ones, and are investigating that currently to identify the issue. Once we have, we will catch up any of those accounts that may have been affected.

Status of Evolution Compensation Grants

Hey there everyone.

I wanted to get out some information on the current status of the compensation grants from the Server Evolutions, since there are quite a number of questions still popping up.

There are a number of different packs that fall under this, and I’ll go through all of them.

Server Evolution Character Giftpack – This is a direct grant to the mail of characters of level 15+, or owned land, that were on a server affected by the Evolutions. The grants have completed being sent out to NA characters, EU is still in the process of being granted.

Server Evolution Account Giftpack – This grant is available for players to claim directly through the website, and was granted once per account to accounts with a level 50+ character, or those that owned land, at the time of the evolution. This grant has been completed.

Server Evolution Celebration Giftpack – This grant is available for players to claim directly through the website, and applied to all accounts that had a level 15+ character, or owned land, at the time of the evolution, including those on Fresh Start servers. This is also one per account, and the grant has been completed.

Homecoming Warrior Giftpack – This is available once to all accounts, and claimed directly through the website.

Abyssal Skill Compensation – This grant is currently being worked on and will be granted as soon as we have completed the background work required for this. This will be mailed directly to characters, and due to this may take some time to complete.

We have seen reports of players not receiving compensation packs that they should have qualified for, specifically the account based ones, and are investigating that currently to identify the issue. Once we have, we will catch up any of those accounts that may have been affected.

ArcheAge – Relics of Hiram is Live!

The time has come to explore long lost mysteries and unlock the new, dark power of Malediction. ArcheAge 5.0 – Relics of Hiram is now live!

New Zone

Journey to an all-new, unexplored zone: the Western Hiram Mountains. New challenges await the champions of Erenor in this stunning new endgame region. Face challenges and conquer them to attain new gear, increase your Ancestral level, and more!

Malediction

This new expansion also introduces a brand-new skill set for the first time ever in ArcheAge! Malediction allows players to use powerful dark magic to exploit their enemies’ weaknesses while empowering themselves. The 11th skillset for ArcheAge, Malediction adds 45 new class combinations for players to experience.

Brilliant Hiram Guardian Gear

This massive update also introduces a new tier of Hiram gear for players to awaken. Complete daily quests in the Western Hiram Mountains to earn fantastic new Brilliant Hiram Guardian Gear! This tier of equipment sits between Ayanad and Erenor in terms of power.

New Tempering System
The new tempering system allows the stats of armor and weapons to be improved to a maximum of +30 Tempering Points, which is equivalent to 125%.

The new Solar and Lunar Tempers can be obtained from Prince’s Crates, Queen’s Crates and Ancestral Crates, as well as from mining the Mysterious Minerals that spawn in the Western Hiram Mountains.

This massive update is just the beginning of some fantastic things to come to the world of Erenor!

~The ArcheAge Team

Message from the Community Team

Dear ArcheAge players,

I would like to address what happened this weekend on Discord to you all. I have read your reactions in the forum. They are legitimate and understandable. I would like to tell you how we see things on our side.

We at gamigo want to be close to our players, we want to be approachable, here for you, and listen to you.

However, what happened this weekend was unacceptable. Chemy wanted to let you express your frustration and get to know you. Bonding is one thing, but we all agree that the CM should have exercised restraint, professionalism, and intelligence. It was never our intention to cause anyone distress.

We guarantee that her behavior is not representative of our company values nor of the quality of service we want to provide. Therefore, we took the necessary measures internally and Chemy is no longer CM for ArcheAge.

On behalf of the whole Community Team and gamigo, I sincerely apologize.

I hope you can forgive us this first bad impression.

Best regards,
Bonny
Lead Community Manager

5.0 Relics of Hiram Patch Notes

ArcheAge: Relics of Hiram Official Patch Notes

New Skillset: Malediction
The Malediction skillset is symbolized by Orchidna, the Demon Queen. Abyssal voices corrupting her mind unleashed a force of evil magic that she passes down to her devotees. These demonic powers allow them to exploit the weaknesses of their enemies and further enhance their abilities when stacking charges.




To increase the effectiveness of Serpent Glare, a new Sunglow Lunagem has been added:

  • Sunglow Lunagem: Serpent Glare – Increases the duration of Serpent Glare +6%
  • Splendid Sunglow Lunagem: Serpent Glare – Increases the duration of Serpent Glare +8%
  • Glorious Sunglow Lunagem: Serpent Glare – Increases the duration of Serpent Glare +10%

A Malediction specific instrument has also been added to the Arena Shop: Echoes of Malediction.

This flute increases the rank of Crashing Waves +1, and costs 1000 Kyrios Badges.

Abyssal Skills Removed
All Abyssal skills have been removed. Some of the Abyssal skills can be found in the new Malediction skilltree and some in each skilltree’s passives. Players that completed the Abyssal questline will receive 1 set of compensation, and 1 additional set of compensation for each Abyssal skilltree that was leveled to max, for a total of 11 possible sets of compensation.

Each set of compensation includes the following items: 30,000 Honor Points, 200 Kyrios Badges, 20 Abyssal Crystals.

The Abyssal questline has therefore also been removed, but Orchidna’s Journals can still be obtained, in the Queen’s Chamber in the Cinderstone Moore.

The title “Abyssal Adept” can still be obtained, but the title “Orchidna’s Disciple” is removed.

Ancestral Level 34
The Ancestral Level cap has been raised to 34.
Each Ancestral Level adds the following stats:

  • Accuracy +0.05% (+1.70% at Lv34)
  • Toughness +10 (+340 at Lv34)
  • Received Damage Reduction +0.1% (+3.4% at Lv34)
  • Resilience +20 (+680 at Lv34)

The amount of required experience per level is as follows:

Unlocking Ancestral Level 1 now only requires 1 Honorforged Medal, available on the Honor Shop for 2000 Honor. All levels after that require only experience to advance.

New Zone: Western Hiram Mountains
The Western Hiram Mountains has been added to the Auroria map, bordering Reedwind to the north.

This new zone has a Tropical, Subarctic and Arid climate and follows a 10min conflict period, followed by 50min of war and then cycling into 60min of peace. During war, the Loot and Gold Drop Rates are increased to 130%.

The Western Hiram Mountains feature a variety of new monsters, of which the majority are Ancestral Level 7. These monsters drop Ancestor’s Coinpurses and Ancestral Crates, as well as Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls, used to awaken your T3 Hiram Guardian Equipment. Included in their drop tables are also Mysterious Hiram Infusions, which can be identified using up to 50 Labor and can contain Hiram Infusions of grade Rare (300 XP), Arcane (400 XP) or Heroic (700 XP).

Also featured in this zone are new mining nodes called “Mysterious Mineral”, which can be mined to obtain Copper, Silver and Gold Ore, but also have a chance to drop the new Lunar and Solar Tempers, as well as Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls and Mysterious Hiram Infusions.

While adventuring in this zone, players can also gain temporary buffs from aiding Wounded Hiram Owls and Injured Owlinas, giving Serpent Abominations their final rest and destroying Cube Shards that omit an ominous energy. The buffs don’t stack and fall off, as soon as the player leaves the zone.

The following buffs can be gained:

A series of new achievements have also been added for this zone. Some of them rewarding a new title and title icon once completed.

Interested in exploring this zone yet?
The Agents of Andrion and Amarendra found in the Nuian and Haranyan faction headquarters offer a free teleport to the trail head in Reedwind. Pirates and Player Nation members can head straight over and record the 3 new teleport locations in their books, for convenient access later. Talking about Pirates – all 3 camp areas have an aura of protection, similar to the protection aura at Trade Outlets, that block PvP and therefore there’s no pesky Guards that try to attack you.

One last piece of advice: don’t venture too far north, or the bitter cold of the Millennium Blizzard will certainly freeze you to death.

Brilliant Hiram Guardian Equipment
The 3rd tier of Hiram gear has been added: the Brilliant Hiram Guardian equipment.

This tier of equipment sits between Ayanad and Erenor in terms of strength, and is obtain by awakening Divine Radiant Hiram Guardian equipment with Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls. These scrolls can be farmed from mobs in the Western Hiram Mountains, and gained as a reward for completing 3 newly added daily quests.

Each attempt to awaken your equipment requires 25 Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls, which provide a 10% base chance of success, and add an additional 5% chance of success for each failed attempt. Radiant Runescribe Quills, available for 600 Prestige on the Guild Shop, can be combined with 100 Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls to create 1 Blessed Hiram Awakening Scroll. Each attempt to awakening your equipment requires 1 Blessed Hiram Awakening Scroll, which provides a 25% base chance of success, and adds an additional 10% chance of success for each failed attempt.

Blessed Hiram Awakening Scrolls have the additional benefit of protecting your Tempering Points. Equipment with Tempering Points of +20 or higher, have a chance to lose up to 2 points on a successful awakening attempt, but using a Blessed Hiram Awakening Scroll, will preserve your full Tempering Points. Important to note, is that the Tempering Points will never drop below +20, in case of a loss due to using the regular Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls.

When awakening your T3 Hiram gear, your socketed Lunagems and Lunafrosts are preserved, and experience invested into the Divine tier carries over. Synthesis stats, applied image items and tempering points will be preserved and carry over as well.
Brilliant Hiram Guardian Equipment can be synthesized to grade Epic and starts out at grade Unique immediately after successfully awakening it.

Awakening World Boss Equipment
The recipes to upcraft the following items have been removed. Instead, World Boss specific Awakening Scrolls can be crafted at any Proven Warrior Workbench, and used to unlock the second tier.

5.0 Relics of Hiram PTS Patch Notes

ArcheAge: Relics of Hiram Official PTS Patch Notes

New Skillset: Malediction
The Malediction skillset is symbolized by Orchidna, the Demon Queen. Abyssal voices corrupting her mind unleashed a force of evil magic that she passes down to her devotees. These demonic powers allow them to exploit the weaknesses of their enemies and further enhance their abilities when stacking charges.




To increase the effectiveness of Serpent Glare, a new Sunglow Lunagem has been added:

  • Sunglow Lunagem: Serpent Glare – Increases the duration of Serpent Glare +6%
  • Splendid Sunglow Lunagem: Serpent Glare – Increases the duration of Serpent Glare +8%
  • Glorious Sunglow Lunagem: Serpent Glare – Increases the duration of Serpent Glare +10%

A Malediction specific instrument has also been added to the Arena Shop: Echoes of Malediction.

This flute increases the rank of Crashing Waves +1, and costs 1000 Kyrios Badges.

Abyssal Skills Removed
All Abyssal skills have been removed. Some of the Abyssal skills can be found in the new Malediction skilltree and some in each skilltree’s passives. Players that completed the Abyssal questline will receive 1 set of compensation, and 1 additional set of compensation for each Abyssal skilltree that was leveled to max, for a total of 11 possible sets of compensation.

Each set of compensation includes the following items: 30,000 Honor Points, 200 Kyrios Badges, 20 Abyssal Crystals.

The Abyssal questline has therefore also been removed, but Orchidna’s Journals can still be obtained, in the Queen’s Chamber in the Cinderstone Moore.

The title “Abyssal Adept” can still be obtained, but the title “Orchidna’s Disciple” is removed.

Ancestral Level 34
The Ancestral Level cap has been raised to 34.
Each Ancestral Level adds the following stats:

  • Accuracy +0.05% (+1.70% at Lv34)
  • Toughness +10 (+340 at Lv34)
  • Received Damage Reduction +0.1% (+3.4% at Lv34)
  • Resilience +20 (+680 at Lv34)

The amount of required experience per level is as follows:

Unlocking Ancestral Level 1 now only requires 1 Honorforged Medal, available on the Honor Shop for 2000 Honor. All levels after that require only experience to advance.

New Zone: Western Hiram Mountains
The Western Hiram Mountains has been added to the Auroria map, bordering Reedwind to the north.

This new zone has a Tropical, Subarctic and Arid climate and follows a 10min conflict period, followed by 50min of war and then cycling into 60min of peace. During war, the Loot and Gold Drop Rates are increased to 130%.

The Western Hiram Mountains feature a variety of new monsters, of which the majority are Ancestral Level 7. These monsters drop Ancestor’s Coinpurses and Ancestral Crates, as well as Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls, used to awaken your T3 Hiram Guardian Equipment. Included in their drop tables are also Mysterious Hiram Infusions, which can be identified using up to 50 Labor and can contain Hiram Infusions of grade Rare (300 XP), Arcane (400 XP) or Heroic (700 XP).

Also featured in this zone are new mining nodes called “Mysterious Mineral”, which can be mined to obtain Copper, Silver and Gold Ore, but also have a chance to drop the new Lunar and Solar Tempers, as well as Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls and Mysterious Hiram Infusions.

While adventuring in this zone, players can also gain temporary buffs from aiding Wounded Hiram Owls and Injured Owlinas, giving Serpent Abominations their final rest and destroying Cube Shards that omit an ominous energy. The buffs don’t stack and fall off, as soon as the player leaves the zone.

The following buffs can be gained:

A series of new achievements have also been added for this zone. Some of them rewarding a new title and title icon once completed.

Interested in exploring this zone yet?
The Agents of Andrion and Amarendra found in the Nuian and Haranyan faction headquarters offer a free teleport to the trail head in Reedwind. Pirates and Player Nation members can head straight over and record the 3 new teleport locations in their books, for convenient access later. Talking about Pirates – all 3 camp areas have an aura of protection, similar to the protection aura at Trade Outlets, that block PvP and therefore there’s no pesky Guards that try to attack you.

One last piece of advice: don’t venture too far north, or the bitter cold of the Millennium Blizzard will certainly freeze you to death.

Brilliant Hiram Guardian Equipment
The 3rd tier of Hiram gear has been added: the Brilliant Hiram Guardian equipment.

This tier of equipment sits between Ayanad and Erenor in terms of strength, and is obtain by awakening Divine Radiant Hiram Guardian equipment with Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls. These scrolls can be farmed from mobs in the Western Hiram Mountains, and gained as a reward for completing 3 newly added daily quests.

Each attempt to awaken your equipment requires 25 Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls, which provide a 10% base chance of success, and add an additional 5% chance of success for each failed attempt. Radiant Runescribe Quills, available for 600 Prestige on the Guild Shop, can be combined with 100 Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls to create 1 Blessed Hiram Awakening Scroll. Each attempt to awakening your equipment requires 1 Blessed Hiram Awakening Scroll, which provides a 25% base chance of success, and adds an additional 10% chance of success for each failed attempt.

Blessed Hiram Awakening Scrolls have the additional benefit of protecting your Tempering Points. Equipment with Tempering Points of +20 or higher, have a chance to lose up to 2 points on a successful awakening attempt, but using a Blessed Hiram Awakening Scroll, will preserve your full Tempering Points. Important to note, is that the Tempering Points will never drop below +20, in case of a loss due to using the regular Radiant Hiram Awakening Scrolls.

When awakening your T3 Hiram gear, your socketed Lunagems and Lunafrosts are preserved, and experience invested into the Divine tier carries over. Synthesis stats, applied image items and tempering points will be preserved and carry over as well.
Brilliant Hiram Guardian Equipment can be synthesized to grade Epic and starts out at grade Unique immediately after successfully awakening it.

Awakening World Boss Equipment
The recipes to upcraft the following items have been removed. Instead, World Boss specific Awakening Scrolls can be crafted at any Proven Warrior Workbench, and used to unlock the second tier.

[CM] iArches | Introduction!

Hello friends,

I am the other new Community Manager for Archeage, iArches! I am a state-side based Community Manager living on the East Coast, which means you guys will get a lot of interaction with me on NA. I remember playing Archeage during it’s release in 2014 but fell off shortly after due to life happen-stances. Finding myself 4 years later here is crazy awesome and an honor to say the least. However, I’ll be re-learning what I’ve forgotten and I hope you guys will have some patience with me while I re-learn the ropes of Archeage.

It’s so hard to pick out some fun facts about me, so here’s a few off the top of my head!:
I went to Culinary Arts school for a few years and majored in the baking arts, so anything sweet is my specialty. I own some land that’s now a part of a castle in Scotland, which I think is pretty cool. Me as well as my family play games in our spare time, I personally began playing games at the age of 4 and stared with a Nintendo 64!

I have been with a community manager for 2 years now, and have done volunteering with various games for approximately 6! Needless to say, I love the games and communities I work with and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I want to let you all know that I will work my hardest and dedicate as much time as I possibly can to make the community and the experience for you better. If you have any suggestions for the game or improvements we can make as a team or a community I’d be more than willing to hear what you have to say!

I look forward to building a relationship with you all personally and also as a community.

See you soon,
iArches