Livestream Recap, Zodiac Festival Edition: July 22, 2016

Livestream Recap, Zodiac Festival Edition: July 22, 2016

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

Thank you to those involved in Skill Queue testing!: A small, scrappy crew from the community got together on our new Event Test Server (ETS) to help us test out all of the new Korean versions of skills and the skill queue system there. With their help, we’ve brought some good improvements to skill queue and we are now deciding on if this final version will go live or not. We’d like to target August for a wider test. More to come!

A word on Event Timers: We know many in our European community are looking forward to the introduction of split event timers between North American and Europe. The testing has gone very well and we are shooting to release those timers in August!

Are you merging servers?: Many people in the chat and forums have asked us if we are considering merging servers at this time. The current answer is, no, we’re not considering merging servers right now. Even the low population servers are still above our threshholds for population. But, should a point come in the future where those plans change, we’ll let everyone know early.

An Overview of the Zodiac Festival: Going live on August 2 at 12:01 AM GMT is the Zodiac Festival! This Fate-Filled Festival will have you earning new Constellation titles and completing daily quests for a variety of prizes from Marketplace Dyes to new housing decorations. During this period of time, Solzreed Peninsula will be set into Festival Law, granting peace over the area. For a video walk through of the festival, click the link. For those of you who want to read to learn more about the festival, check out the description below.

The Zodiac Festival runs August 2 to August 16th!

Astrologist Agape will tell you to purchase a Constellation Jar from the Marketplace using Merit Badges. Make sure to get one before beginning your Festival Experience!

Quaini from the local pasture needs help making some Galaxy Gumbo, which can provide combat buffs. Collect the ingredients and cook up the soup each day for a Zodiac Festival Coin and 10 cooking proficiency.

Astrologist Linoa needs some Lustrous Golden Wool, as he’s already run out! Collect those wools and you’ll be rewarded with a Legend of the Zodiac and Husbandry Proficiency in addition to a Zodiac Festival Coin. Legends of the Zodiac can be bound together to create volumes of stories.

Astrologist Yattman needs help collecting Zodiac Owl Feathers, which can only be found at night. Completing his quest offers another Legend of the Zodiac and a Zodiac Festival Coin.

The Young Shepherd Paul isn’t very good at his job, and he’s trying to pull a fast one on Linoa by offering him normal fabric instead of his desired Lustrous Golden Wool. Your fabric. 100 fabric, to be precise. Helping this scamp with his ruse will earn you 5 Zodiac Festival Coins.

Once you’re underway, visit Astrologist Agape again to receive a Constellation Sapling to begin the Tree of Fate quest. To successfully grow this tree, you’ll need the assistance of another person who has a complimentary constellation title to yours. With their help, your tree will find its destiny and bear a Zodiac Leaf. Help others bring their tree to fruition to earn 2 Zodiac leaves!

Once you have collected 15 Zodiac Leaves, you’ll earn a final reward of 3 Zodiac Festival Coins and the official festival title, “Star Seeker.” If you earn more than 15 leaves, you may turn them into festival coins at a rate of 8 leaves for 1 coin.

Your coins can be used to earn a series of star-struck items, including Bound Honor Boost Tonics, Bound Immortal XP Tonics, Flip-Flops, Bracelets, the Decorative Windcreek and Silver Oasis Lutes, additional Legends of the Zodiac, woven charms to decorate your house, the mystical and decorative Kismet Star Shard (which can make your constellation sign appear above your head), and a Zodiac Festival Pouch that will offer a small amount of gold.

The true highlight of this event is the Kaleidoscope Flask, which will randomly give you a single-use costume dye when used! Normally these dyes are available on the ArcheAge Marketplace, but you can get this item using your festival coins!

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

 

A Friendly Reminder Regarding Planting on Unprotected Land

A Friendly Reminder Regarding Planting on Unprotected Land

Greetings Adventurers!

We’d like to take a moment to remind everyone in the community that planting anything on land outside of space you own or public farms can lead to other players removing your planted items. This is part of the risk of planting trees, herbs, flowers, or anything else in land that is unprotected. While you may be able to plant much more on public land, you run the risk of having your valued items stolen by another player.

Having items taken in this way is intended within ArcheAge, and is part of the game. If you have had something taken by another player while it was on public land, please do not contact our Customer Service department, as they will be unable to help you.

Instead, you can mark the other player as a thief within the game’s mechanics. Theft in the game can be marked with red footprints around the scene of the crime if the person was spotted while they cut down your tree or took your item. You can interact with those footprints to add crime points to the other player, eventually landing them in one of ArcheAge’s in-game trials.

Remember, Adventurers: For every choice, a consequence.

Sincerely,
The ArcheAge Team

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Special packages featuring the Inquisitor’s Robes, Permanent Post Parrot, and more!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Special packages featuring the Inquisitor’s Robes, Permanent Post Parrot, and more!

This weekend is a deal that’s here and gone again faster than an Auramancer with Teleport! For one weekend only, we have a series of great packages that feature an amazing choice of items on the Marketplace. Have you always wanted a Permanent Personal Post Parrot to fly to your location, or the enchanted robes of the Inquisiton? Now’s your chance, but hurry! These packages disappear on August 1st!

Items marked as tradable can be traded to others or sold on the Auction House. All other items will be Bind on Pickup. Costumes, as always, can be affixed to an Auction Mannequin to be sold on the Auction House.

The Inquisitor’s Collection – 3000 Credits
Black is the new black. Wield the power of the Inquisitors and look damn good as you do it. Plus, grab the never before seen Pantheon’s Punishment and Pantheon’s Judgement image items!

  • Inquisitor’s Robes
  • Pantheon’s Judgement Image Item
  • Pantheon’s Punishment Image Item

The Altitude Adjustment – 3500 Credits
This package has everything you need to take to the skies. Now go up. Higher. No, higher! There ya go, Perfect.

  • Enhanced Marauder’s Glider
  • 5 Glider Wingmaker Scrolls (Tradable)
  • 5 Glider Manacharge Scrolls (Tradable)

The Deep Depths Deal – 3000 Credits
Find the treasure of the depths on a sub as dark as the shadow of the Leviathan.

  • Onyx Steamfish Submarine
  • Reinforced Giant Tailfin

The Perpetual Personal Parrot Package – 3000 Credits
Parrots here, parrots there, parrots everywhere! Never be caught without mail access or a colorful companion ever again.

  • Permanent Personal Post Parrot
  • Parrot Mailbox

The Armageddon Armorgeddon Assembly – 2500 Credits
Outfit your steadfast steed with an advanced angle on a classic favorite.

  • Advanced Armageddon Pet Saddle
  • Advanced Armageddon Pet Helm
  • Advanced Armageddon Pet Legguards
  • Lucid Earth Lunagem: Celerity (Tradable)
  • 10 Companion Crusts (Tradable)

The Spatial Expander Stack – 2500 Credits
What do you need more of? Everything, really. Grab this package and add more skills, crafting specializations, and inventory slots for yourself, or give it to a friend! (Or sell it to them. We don’t judge.)

  • 5 Specialization Snowflakes (Tradable)
  • 5 Expansion Scrolls (Tradable)
  • 1 Wrapped Skillsaver Pendant (Tradable)

ArcheAge Faction Chat Town Hall: Kraken – Thursday, July 28, 2016

ArcheAge Faction Chat Town Hall: Kraken – Thursday, July 28, 2016

Join us in-game for a live town hall discussion in your local Kraken faction chat on Thursday, July 28!

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, or talk to us in /say in Mirage!

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
  • Trion Amary (Mirage Isle /say) – Amanda “Amary” Fry, ArcheAge Producer

Event Information
Title: Faction Chat Town Hall
Location: Kraken Server, North American Region
Time: 2:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT)
Duration: 30-45 Minutes

The Joyful Homebuilder Society Reward and extra rewards now available to claim!

The Joyful Homebuilder Society Reward and extra rewards now available to claim!

Adventurers!

If you’ve been playing ArcheAge recently during the “All In A Dayru’s Work” and “Riches from the Depths” event or were are a participant in the Joyful Homebuilder Society’s last contest, you have free items to claim!

The Mystic Daru’s Friendship

We heard some of you experienced issues during the “All In A Dayru’s Work” and “Riches from the Depths” event, leading you unable to turn in quests or retrieve your Daru Cauldron. That’s no fun!

As a way to make up for those lost rewards players who logged in between July 1 and July 21 will find the Mystic Daru Friendship Gift on the Glyph Shop at http://archeage.trionworlds.com. Simply click the 0 credit item, assign it to one of your characters, and you’ll have a few more rewards to play with.

The Joyful Homebuilder Society’s Reward

If you were a participant in the recent event held by the Joyful Homebuilder Society, then you too should checkhttp://archeage.trionworlds.com! Your 50 Merit Badges await you as a 0 credit item, which you can assign to one of your characters.

Enjoy your rewards!

Congratulations to the winners of the June 2016 Community Movies of the Month!

Congratulations to the winners of the June 2016 Community Movies of the Month!

We asked, and you guys most certainly delivered. We were looking for your best ArcheAge movies that were created to celebrate Update 2.9, Ascension, and you guys sent us some absolutely amazing videos!

Congratulations to all of the winners listed below, and look for a forum PM on how to claim your prize coming to you soon! If you didn’t win this time around, don’t worry, a new video contest will be starting soon!

Livestream Recap, ArcheTrivia Edition: July 22, 2016

Livestream Recap, ArcheTrivia Edition: July 22, 2016

Greetings Adventurers! Normally we’d provide a recap of the livestream’s events here, but today was dedicated to playing another round of ArcheTrivia! Do you think yourself the master or mistress of all ArcheAge lore and statistics? Can you go toe to toe with Quillodon while eating breakfast? Find out for yourself by watching this week’s episode and trying to answer the questions. No cheating!

A few questions were answered on the stream, and they are as follows:

When will we begin testing the Event Timer split with the public? — Amary let players know that we are extremely close to putting that system onto PTS and ETS, and it could be available for testing as early as next week. However, as this is a complicated system going through a long testing process, that date may be later. But, we’re nearing the time when we can officially unveil it to players!

How is Skill Queue going? — Skill Queue & KR Skills have gone onto the ETS server and we’ve recruited a small group of players to help us test. You can learn more about what we found and how the testing is going here.

DragonCon 2016! — Celestrata announced that she is an official guest at DragonCon, and will be hosting an ArcheAge panel while she’s there. If you’re going to DragonCon, make sure to attend and say hello! We’ll have ArcheAge swag! For more information on DragonCon, make sure to visit the website, and keep an eye out for more information on what we’ll be doing.

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