Name Changes are BACK!

Adventurers,

You may have noticed that a familiar service has returned! Please welcome back Character Name Changes to the fold, joining their Character Server Transfer bretheren.

If you’ve been interested in changing your character’s name, then don’t hesitate. Get your name changed for 1,400 today by visiting the Glyph Shop and clicking on the Name Change service button.

Also, be aware that Name Changes and Character Transfers share a 30-day cooldown with one another. Once you choose one, you will be locked out of both for 30 days.

Happy name-changing!

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Note to Daru: Pirates are not cannonball-proof — ArcheDelivery Event Update

Greetings Adventurers (or, in this case, "Arrrrr, ya saucy seadogs," as this goes out to the Pirate-folk amongst us),

We’re happy to let you know that we’ve gotten in contact with the Daru Courier Guild, the masterminds behind the recent ArcheDelivery event. A few of the Pirate-folk mentioned to us that their chosen supply point below the Ezi’s Lights of Diamond Shores was not so well-chosen. Apparently the Daru were under the strange belief that Pirates were immune to cannonballs being shot at their faces, citing the love of gunpowder that most Pirates demonstrate on a daily basis. The Daru are truly an odd-folk.

We’ve gotten the Daru to temporarily relocate their trading spots to the Crimson Watch Camp in Diamond Shores, and we encourage you seafarin’ folk to visit them there to join the ArcheDelivery event.

There will be a game update in the future to permanently fix this event so the Pirate Faction can participate. But, until then, just visit the new home of the Daru Courier! (And the Daru apologize for any permanent injuries inflicted by the Pioneer Cannons.)

Sincerely,
The ArcheAge Team

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ArcheAge Lore & Cherry Blossom Festival Livestream — February 24 at 1:30 PM PDT

Join Senior Community Relations Manager Seraphina “Celestrata” Brennan, Localization Editor Kendal “Quillodon” White, and Localization Producer Rebecca “Amazonia” Wise on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next ArcheAge livestream!

Here by popular request, we have a livestream devoted to lore! Quillodon and Amazonia will be joining us this week as we discuss ArcheAge’s storyline, localization, and answer any lore questions you may have. Plus, we’re also going to be taking a spin around Villanelle as we tour the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival, which starts March 8!

If you have lore or translation questions for the team, make sure to drop them by this official thread! Otherwise, if you have gameplay or marketplace related questions, please visit our upcoming Faction Chat Town Hall thread with your questions.

ArcheAge Lore & Cherry Blossom Festival Livestream
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, February 24 at 1:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45-50 minutes

Make sure to stick around to the end of the livestream, because we’ll be hosting our usual giveaway and you could win!

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ArcheAge Faction Chat Town Hall: Prophecy – Thursday, February 23, 2017

Join us in-game for a live town hall discussion in your local Prophecy faction chat on Thursday, February 23!

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: Prophecy Server, European Region

Time: 11:00 AM PDT (-7 GMT)

Duration: 30-45 Minutes

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New Season, New Fashion: Check out Amary’s Spring Collection

Winter was SO last season! Amary’s debuting a new selection of fabulous threads, so make sure you’re on the cutting edge before you’re on the cutting room floor.

This season’s collection emphasizes the bright colors and delicate finery of nature in bloom. Be the talk of the town as you expand your collection with these fashion favorites:

  • Crimson Perinoor Silks
  • Naval Service Uniform
  • Golden Dawn
  • Ebongleam Dynasty Robes
  • Abyssal Wavewyrm
  • Midnight Perinoor Cottons
  • 3 Salon Certificates
  • 100 Fireworks

Visit the Glyph Shop today and pick up this package directly! Meanwhile, in the Marketplace, both Legacy and Fresh Start servers are gaining a brand new Spring Costume Crate. Purchasable for credits, this crate features multiple great costumes and a newly improved set of drops tailored specifically for each server’s economy.

New Credit Items (Fresh & Legacy)

Spring Costume Crate – 420 Credits – The items contained in this crate are as follows:

Legacy Server:

  • Common Drops: Sunpoints or Moonpoints
  • Uncommon Drops: Superior Fire or Wave Lunarite, Fine Fire or Wave Lunarite, Rainbow Pumpkin Taffy, Experience Boost Potions, Lucky Quicksilver Tonics, Vocation Expertise Tonics, Greedy Goblin Gummies, Frankenflavor Jawbreakers, Green Regrade Charms, Blue Regrade Charms, Crest Brainstorms, Salon Certificates, Weapon or Armor Regrade Scrolls, Red Regrade Charms, Clear Synthium Shards.
  • Rare Drops: 5 Fire or 5 Wave Lunarites, Companion Crusts, Fusion Alembics, Super Weapon Temper, Super Armor Temper, Lucky Sun, Moon, or Starpoints, Superior Red Regrade Charms, Kaleidoscope Flask, Vivid Synthium Shards.
  • Very Rare Drops: Prime Weapon Tempers, Prime Armor Tempers, Vivid Refined Lunagems, Midnight Perinoor Silks, Ivory Wavewyrm Costume, Prim Service Uniform, Blossom Perinoor Cottons, Icefall Dynasty Robes, Lucid Synthium Shards, Duun’s Blessing.
  • Most Rare Drops: Lucid Gale Lunagems, Radiant Synthium Shards, Mornstones. Auroria Storage Chest.

Fresh Start Server:

  • Common Drops: Lucky Quicksilver Tonics, XP Boost Potions, Honor Boost Potions, Vocation Expertise Tonics, Frankenflavor Jawbreakers, Marshmallow Sugar Pumpkins, Greedy Goblin Gummies.
  • Uncommon Drops: Axle Grease, Fusion Alembics, Synthium Soaps, Crest Brainstorms, Experience Grimoire, Greedy Grimoire, Companion Crusts, Vocation Tonics, Green Regrade Charms, Blue Regrade Charms, Yellow Regrade Charms.
  • Rare Drops: Super Weapon Tempers, Super Armor Tempers, Specialization Snowflakes, Crest Trade Pack Storage, Language Proficiency Spellbooks, Rainbow Pumpkin Taffy, Professional Tonics, Red Regrade Charms.
  • Very Rare Drops: Prime Weapon Tempers, Prime Armor Tempers, Superior Yellow Regrade Charms, Kaleidoscope Flask, Special Pirate Plushie Trove, Midnight Perinoor Silks, Ivory Wavewyrm Costume, Prim Service Uniform, Blossom Perinoor Cottons, Icefall Dynasty Robes.
  • Most Rare Drops: Superior Red Regrade Charms

New Loyalty Items (Fresh & Legacy)

  • Wrapped Golden Undergarments – 100 Loyalty
  • Wrapped Gold Cat Undergarments – 100 Loyalty

New Gilda Star Products (Fresh & Legacy)

  • Wrapped Ruby Undergarments – 200 Gilda Stars
  • Wrapped Red Cat Undergarments – 200 Gilda Stars

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ArcheAge Version 3.0b PTS Patch Notes — Thunderwing Cometh

ArcheAge Version 3.0b PTS Patch Notes — Thunderwing Cometh

The following release notes contain information about the ArcheAge February Update: Thunderwing Cometh!

Welcome to Reedwind!
Located North of Diamond Shores in Auroria, the new Reedwind zone is now available. It’s the home to the legendary Thunderwing Titan and the battleground on which his majesty is contested. It’s the tallest zone in the current ArcheAge world and can be seen throughout Auroria due to its floating islands in the sky. Reedwind is a hostile zone that doesn’t have a conflict cycle similar to the Southern Auroria zones. Visit the Crimson Watch camp in Reedwind today!

The Titan Cometh
The Thunderwing Titan encounter has been added to the game and is the largest scale PvE battle (with PvP elements) to date. Work alongside faction members to construct massive towers in the sky. Once a tower has been built, a faction member can spend the necessary materials to blow the horn and conjure the Thunderwing Titan. He only appears for 2 hours after the call has been made and can’t be summoned again for a 48 hour period.

The faction that summoned the Thunderwing can contest him directly for the available period and systems are in place to deter other faction members from interfering with the combat (to some degree). Opponents can gather resources within the zone to forcibly de-rank the progress of your factions tower, so be warned. 5 total towers exist: Nuian alliance tower, Haranya alliance tower, Pirate tower, and two towers for Player Nations.

Once the combat begins, wings become available for glowing prisms at the top of the summoning faction’s tower. These wing types are divided between melee/ranged dps (blue), and healer/mages (red). The wings last for the duration of the encounter have activated abilities to help down the titan. The power of the wing’s abilities scales according to the power of a character’s equipment. A new type of health and mana potion can be crafted in Reedwind to assist with the Thunderwing Titan encounter – these potions can only be used in this zone.

If the Thunderwing Titan is slain, the raid of players that established kill credit will receive the corpse loot rewards. All assisting faction members will successfully complete their kill-related quests and all faction members who participated will benefit. The current released version is the ‘hard mode’ version of the original encounter so prepare to wear your big boy pants – it’s no joke.

Underwear Synthesis
Rank up your underwear with this brand new system! Existing underwear that was crafted at a Proven Warrior’s Workbench can be converted to the new types of underwear through the workbench in Mirage Isle. Please note that if this conversion process is engaged, the existing underwear is consumed and any applied augments (lunafrost) is lost. Existing Proven Warrior Underwear can also be converted into an image item but is not upgradable per the new system.

6 new undergarment appearances (2 types of Black Pearl, 2 Types of Red/Ruby, and 2 types of Golden undergarments) have been added and each of them can be unwrapped to reveal a Melee, Ranged, Healer, or Mage basic undergarment. These versions can be acquired through the above mentioned conversion process OR:

  • Purchased from an Evenbard, infused with 20 Honor Badges – FFA Arena (2 black types)
  • Purchased with 200 Gilda Stars (2 red types)
  • Purchased with 100 Loyalty Tokens (2 gold types)

When the undergarment is obtained it is cloaked and tradable. Undergarments start with no stats, at basic grade. Cloaked underwear can opened and the player selects which of the 4 archetypes they’d like to have. This is similar process to the uncloaking of Aria’s Autograph, a Stat Migration Talisman, or T7 Obsidian.

Undergarments can be synthesized using the exact same method as the Costume System. They can be evolved from Basic to 100% Mythic grade using the same amount and type of Synthium Stones as costumes. Upgraded underwear earns up to 5 stats, with each stat granted at the following grades: Grand, Arcane, Heroic, Divine, and Legendary. The stat pool is similar to the costume stat pool and can be reviewed through the synthesis user interface. Note that stats that pertain to a basic archetype are more heavily weighted than those from another archetype. The max stat values on undergarments are about 50-60% as powerful as those on costumes. Upgraded underwear can be deconstructed using an Brilliant Mornstone – doing so returns about 50% of the Synthium stones used to upgrade the costume in the form of stackable shards.

Undergarments also support specific types of Lunagems and earn an increasing number of slots based on their grade. Lunagem slots are earned when the undergarment reaches Grand, Heroic, Celestial, and Divine grades for a total of 4 Lunagem slots. Torrent, Pierce, Breakthrough, and Tempest type Lunagems can be socketed in these new types of underwear. These are the same gems that are available for Ranged Weapons and Instruments.

Lastly, underwear stats last for 30 days and expire after that period. They can be refreshed for an additional 30 days by using Synthium Soap to wash them, just like costumes. Undergarment stats can also be rerolled using Serendipity Stones. Both of these interactions function the same as the costume system.

This system is unique to NA/EU and is a conversion of a more heavy RNG system used in other regions. Note that NA/EU undergarments are also available from multiple sources instead of only being available for 800 Merit Badges or from the Marketplace Shop like other regions.

Prestige Store Updates

Misagon’s Hidden Crate
A new item is available in a guild’s Prestige Store called Misagon’s Hidden Crate. A guild must be level 5 to purchase the item for 10 prestige points. When unsealed, this box provides a random result:

  • Common: Pinion Portals to Diamond Shores, Mistmerrow, Halcyona, and Hasla
  • Common: Clear Synthium Shards
  • Uncommon: Vivid and Lucid Synthium Shards
  • Rare: Radiant Synthium Shards
  • Very Rare: Merchant’s Costume: Basic (+3% move speed, +5% exp earned through spending labor, +10k skill to all proficiencies, and decreases production time by -5%) cannot be synthesized and does not have an appearance but can support costume images.
  • Most Rare: Wrapped Serendipity Stone (tradable)

Tempest Lunagems Buffed
Tempest type Lunagems purchased in the Prestige Store have been buffed at tier 3 and tier 4. Attack speed has been increased from 6 to 7 at tier 3 and from 8 to 10 at tier 4.

Upcoming Events

ArcheDelivery — February 21 to March 8 — Deliver a special across the world to earn tokens for a Mirage Donkey, or crates that can possibly drop Carrot Dash as a ULTRA Rare reward! Visit a Daru Courier in Austera or Marianople Faction Base, or Ezi’s Light in Auroria if you’re a Pirate, to begin this limited time quest line. Choose a difficulty level (easy, medium, or hard) and then grab one of the gift packs by the Daru Courier. (Once you pick up one of these tradepacks, you cannot take it off until you deliver it, so be forewarned!)

The harder the quest, the further you have to go in the world, but the higher the rewards!

Guild Unity — February 21 to March 8 — Are you in a guild? Visit Mirage Isle and talk to Guild Unity Agent Boson or Boson’s Right Hand to begin this adventure! Guild leaders can get quills from Boson, while guild members can get blank quest scrolls from Boson’s Right Hand. When a quest scroll is given to your guild leader, they can use one of their quills to create a quest for you!

Complete the quest to earn Merit Badges and Guild Unity Coins. Give those Unity Coins to your guild leader, and they can use them to purchase special housing UCC items from Boson, like the Balloon Box, Frame Chest, or Sign Chest!

Cherry Blossom Festival — March 8 to March 22 — Visit the beautiful region of Villanelle to participate in this yearly spring time tradition! More information on the Cherry Blossom Festival will be coming up on the website, so stay tuned.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed incorrect information that was appearing on the community center notice board in Dewstone Plains.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “Abyssal Wave” skill from not slowing a target’s movement when using Abyssal Charges.
  • Removed the Dragon Master achievement.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Blood Dream Dynasty Robes and Pure Sky Dynasty Robes from showing themselves on the Dwarves and Warborn. Emperor’s New Clothes be gone!
  • Fix a bug that caused lunafrosts on shields to be shown incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the hood of the Chimera Agent Uniform and Chimera Ceremonial Uniform to flicker on a female Warborn character.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a cooldown between the Any-Post Owl and the Anywhere Warehouse.
  • Fixed an error that could cause the dungeon quest board to lock up a player’s action.
  • Added missing Celestial Destruction Prevention Charm recipes at the Stage 3 Community Center workbench.
  • The current Naptime Plushie has been renamed to the Massive Carefree Yata Plushie. “Naptime Plushie” will become the name of a new, different, future item.