ArcheAge Version 2.9, Build 9.0 Patch Notes — The Blue Salt Festival

ArcheAge Version 2.9, Build 9.0 Patch Notes — The Blue Salt Festival

General Changes

  • Costumes can now be leveled up to the Mythic grade! Further benefits await!
  • Added a respawn point in Mirage Isle for those pesky unexpected falling deaths.
  • Siege strongholds are now untradable.
  • The following items no longer support image fusion:
    • Talik’s Old Glider
    • Red Bull Glider
    • Merit Badge Feathered Hope
    • Gilded Royal Glider
  • Grand Ginkgo Leaf is no longer categorized under Medicine.
  • The daily merit quest pool no longer uses quests related to the weekend dungeons.
  • All server prefixes have been removed on the server selection screen. From this point forward, all servers are considered legacy servers.
  • The chatbox will now show a notification when a player uses a title item.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could be disconnected by driving a vehicle.
  • Added all of the upgrade recipes for Mistsong items at the Distorted Mistsong Workbench.
  • All Yata mounts have been set back to the appropriate speed.
  • All flying mounts can be de-summoned while they are gliding again.
  • Equipment Score Rankings now appropriately appear on the leaderboard when you mouse over a player’s name.
  • The landing animation on Inoch Wings is now visible to other players.
  • The Magic Damage +6% set bonus on Delphinad Cloth armor is now appropriately added.
  • Fixed an issue where the /sweep emote would not appropriate start its animation on Harani characters.
  • Fixed an issue where a ship could sink if it’s equipped with the Zephyr Explosives Workbench and resummoned.
  • Auroria Twilight Saplings will no longer shrink in size during their growing phase. That was just silly.
  • Fixed the Firran Female’s long hair from clipping into the Owl Post Uniform.
  • Fixed a chair in Dawnsilver where players could get stuck.
  • Shadow Step can now be used against Mimic type monsters.
  • Fixed a recall bug that could cause players to get stuck.
  • Fixed a system message issue on the Wyvern.
  • Fixed a number of bugs reported by the community regarding the Equipment Encyclopedia.
  • Fixed a bug associated with the Soulmare causing nearby NPCs to become invisible.
  • Fixed a bug that kept player nation allies from receiving the Halcyona buff after winning.
  • The miserly goblins will now more reliably give up their treasure in the quest “Goblin Treasure.”
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Territory Statue Design to be unbuildable after being placed on the ground.
  • Krisna has finally gotten the memo and will reliably appear in the quest, “Escape from the Black Sands.”
  • Fixed a bug that would cause houses owned by players in a Player Nation to be incorrectly tagged as the correct faction. This would result in the owner’s land being taxed incorrectly. (They’d be charged double in their own faction’s lands and would receive normal benefits in their original home faction.)

Transfer to your heart’s content: Morpheus & Rangora now open for transfers!

Transfer to your heart’s content: Morpheus & Rangora now open for transfers!

The June Update brings with it many changes, including the ability to transfer in and out of our previous Fresh Start servers: Morpheus and Rangora!

Starting today, all North American players will be able to transfer into and out of Morpheus, and European players can do the same with Rangora! Both servers will also lose their “NEW” Fresh Start tags, as they’re not that new anymore, are they?

If you’re interested in a transfer, you can learn more about them right here.

From this point forward, all of our servers will be considered Legacy servers and will be subject to the same restrictions the older servers have. No more differing names or markers!

Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of the June Update’s patch notes, available in the forums!

Collect treasure, create elixirs, and hit the beach in June’s limited time events!

Collect treasure, create elixirs, and hit the beach in June’s limited time events!

The Blue Salt Festival makes a triumphant return this month, all while alchemists can experiment with new potions and extra treasure hides at the bottom of the ocean!

The Blue Salt Festival: June 29 to July 19
Are you ready for some more fun on the sunny shores of Sanddeep? The Blue Salt Brotherhood is!

To begin the quest chain and teleport directly to the festival, speak to the Blue Salt Brotherhood member Jesse, available at Ezi’s Light in Austera, Ezna, and Diamond Shores. Once her quest is accepted, you’ll be provided with a Blue Salt Festival teleport scroll to get right to Sanddeep.

During this time, Sanddeep will be placed into Festival Law. If you’re new to these parts, Festival Law will prevent PvP attacks as if the area was in Peace, BUT you can still be attacked if your guild is fighting in a Dominion War. Be careful!

As per last year, explore the festival to find all of the quests and collect Blue Salt Festival Coins! Build gigantic sand sculptures, hunt gigantic sea monsters, contribute to Mendelsson and Vivalt’s paintings, eat baked chicken, and more!

Festival coins can be redeemed for Thirsty Worker’s Flask, Blue Salt Festival empty frame, Temporary Cogwheel Longboards, the Summer Festival Coin Stand, Temporary Thunder Dash, Temporary Timber Coupe, beach furniture, new sand sculptures by Vivalt and Mendelsohn for your home, and Baked Chicken to take with you on the road!

Riches from the Depths: June 29 to July 12
Thar’ be booty on the ocean floor, and it’s ready for the plunderin’! Starting with the June Update and continuing to 11:59 PM GMT on July 12, you can hunt special Castaway Treasure Chest in the Castaway Strait and northern Halcyona Gulf to earn gold and special items!

To begin this quest line, activate your extra Divine Clock icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. The quest will challenge you to acquire 1,000 Commerce proficiency and, when you can complete it, you will be rewarded with a Elite Trader Certificate.

To help complete the quest, sail around the Castaway Strait to find Castaway Treasure Chest that can be converted into trade packs. These crates can result in one of three rewards:

  • Common: Coin Chest worth 50 gold when sold to the Ocean Trader.
  • Rare: Golden Statue Fragment worth 300 gold when sold to the Ocean Trader.
  • Super Rare: Golden Treasure Chest worth 1000 gold when sold to the Ocean Trader.

Meanwhile, Elite Trader Certificate can be turned in to earn Bound Worker’s Compensation: 500 potions, Archeum Essence, Bound Tyrenos’s Index, Bound Majestic Trees, Bound Mining Drills, Lucky Points, and the Mini Farm Cart Décor.

Of course, as the Castaway Strait is a full naval PvP zone, you may want to be on your guard for pirates, rival factions, and thieves looking to steal your hard earned packs!

All in a Dayru’s Work: July 9 to July 19
Rounding out our series of events is a new limited time series of Daily quests focusing on the mysterious ancient Daru. Staring at 12:01 AM GMT on July 9, you’ll be able to acquire a new quest from the Divine Clock to utilize an ancient Daru relic.

Through Daru alchemy, you’ll be able to craft Honor Elixirs, Vocation Elixirs, and more! Plus, complete the quests “Potion Lessons” and “The Mystic Daru” 7 times to receive the new titles “Elixir Mixer” and “Friend of Daru” respectively.

These quests will be available until 11:59 PM GMT on July 19, so get them done while you can!

Livestream Recap, Community Movies Edition: June 17, 2016

Livestream Recap, Community Movies Edition: June 17, 2016

Greetings Adventurers! Here’s a small recap of the topics we covered on today’s livestream!

The second Update 3.0 teaser has been posted!: If you missed out on the teaser when it was posted here on the website, worry no more! We watched it again during the livestream, and discussed our thoughts on it. Click the link listed here to see yourselves some Dwarves, Warborn, and brand new areas!

A few of our favorite community movies of the month: This month’s Community Movies contest has wrapped up, and we wanted to review a few of our favorites on the livestream. Winners will be posted soon, and thank you to everyone who entered!

Upcoming limited time events in the June Update: What’s an update without a few limited time events? Quillodon broke down what’s going on in-game over the next month with us, which you can watch at the link provided. The Blue Salt Festival is back, and there will be some gold hiding at the bottom of the Castaway Strait…

Remember that you can always watch the full livestream on the official Trion Worlds Twitch page at your leisure!


ArcheAge Faction Chat Town Hall: Aranzeb – Friday, June 24, 2016

ArcheAge Faction Chat Town Hall: Aranzeb – Friday, June 24, 2016

Join us in-game for a live town hall discussion in your local Aranzeb faction chat on Friday, June 24!

What is a Faction Chat Town Hall?

During Faction Chat Town Halls, members of the ArcheAge team will be participating in faction chat to answer your questions live in-game. The team will be able to hear and speak to all factions at once meaning you can participate no matter which side you’re on. These chats happen every two weeks and we’ll be rotating servers regularly so we can meet all of you in-game!

To participate in these events, simply log into ArcheAge and keep an eye on faction chat or drop by and see us physically in Mirage Isle! If you have a question for a member of the team, submit it by using /f or /faction followed by what you want to ask!

Who will be attending this week’s chat?

  • CM Celestrata (Nuia & Nuian Pirates) – Seraphina “Celestrata” Brennan, ArcheAge Senior Community Relations Manager
  • Trion Khrolan (Haranya & Haranyan Pirates) – Merv “Khrolan” Lee Kwai, ArcheAge Senior Producer

Event Information

  • Title: Faction Chat Town Hall
  • Location: Aranzeb Server, North American Region
  • Time: 11:00 AM PDT (-7 GMT)
  • Duration: 30-45 Minutes

Regrade success event extended to June 28th!

Regrade success event extended to June 28th!

Good news everyone: You now have more time to enjoy the benefits of the Regrade Success event! The 1.5x bonus and the removal of item destruction on Celestial has been extended until June 28th! (This event will end with the release of the June Update.)

Additionally, we will also be extending the Buy One, Get One regrade charms in the marketplace until June 24th.

For more information on this event, visit our official announcement.