ArcheAge Evolution & August Update Livestream — July 28 at 1:30 PM PDT

Join Senior Producer Merv "Khrolan" Lee Kwai, Producer Amanda "Amary" Fry, Associate Producer Seraphina "Celestrata" Brennan, and Localization Tester Sophie "Socke" Pickens on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next ArcheAge livestream!

This week the team is here to answer your questions on the upcoming Server Evolutions, as well as discuss what’s coming to the game in the August Update!

ArcheAge Evolution & August Update Livestream
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, July 28 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!

Important Server Announcement: Evolutions

Greetings all Adventurers, great and small!

Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of discussion among players about the need for server consolidation. The number of players in each server is critical to the dynamic world of ArcheAge, and that’s why the team has monitored it so closely. In short, after our analysis and your feedback we agree with you: It’s time for some of the servers to combine numbers to ensure the best play experience for all.

We know some of you have questions as to why we may have waited so long for this moment, and the answer is simple. Server consolidations, or Evolutions, in ArcheAge require players to give up their land. For some of you this isn’t much of a problem — you’ve packed light and you’re ready to cross blades with a new opponent. For others, the land you own has defined you and your play for years. Your land could be anything from a small farmhouse to a multi-region nation. Your land means a lot to you, and to be asked to give it up is not easy. This is why we’ve waited for as long as we could, and made sure to encourage players to make use of the server transfer system if they were looking for a higher population server with a new challenge.

But the time has come, and an Evolution is now the best way forward for the game as a whole. Some of you will be excited to hear this, others will be nervous, and we understand that. Today’s announcement comes with a comprehensive look at how this year’s Evolution will take place, and outline the options you have. The team is working hard to benefit all players of ArcheAge with this move, and we’re certain you’re going to notice many improvements over last year’s Evolution process. We’ll also make sure we leave our communication channels open with you so we can answer your questions and address your concerns in the coming months.

Please read through the following FAQ, and watch for further information on forums, in livestreams and social media as we move closer to Server Evolutions this September.

Discuss this in the forums here.

Increase your regrade chance and buy one, get one charms: July 26 – August 2

Starting with server maintenance on July 26 until maintenance on August 2, we’ll be improving your base regrade success rate up to and including the Unique grade! That’s a massive set of bonuses to your success chance on the Easy, Normal, and Hard regrade difficulties! (Bonus does not apply to ship component or pet item regrades.)

Plus, destruction will be temporarily removed from the Celestial grade! Destruction chance will be merged into downgrade chance, keeping your item from harm but not from downgrading to Arcane.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to save big on Charm purchases, including:

  • Buy One, Get One Blue Regrade Charms for 150 credits!
  • Buy One, Get One Green Regrade Charms for 200 credits!
  • 50% off Yellow Regrade Charms for 300 credits!
  • 50% off Superior Yellow Regrade Charms for 1000 credits!
  • Buy One, Get One Red Regrade Charms for 2000 credits!
  • Buy One, Get One Superior Red Regrade Charms for 4000 credits!

For the exact changes to regrade rates, read on below:

Item Grade — Old Rate –> Event Rate

Easy Regrade Path

  • Basic — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Grand — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Rare — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Arcane — 67.5% Success –> 100% Success
  • Heroic — 67.5% Success –> 100% Success
  • Unique — 47.3% Success –> 70% Success
  • Celestial –40.5% Success, 29.75% Destruction, 29.75% Downgrade –> 40.5% Success, 59.5% Downgrade, 0% Destruction

Normal Regrade Path

  • Basic — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Grand — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Rare — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Arcane — 50% Success –> 75% Success
  • Heroic — 50% Success –> 65% Success
  • Unique — 35% Success –> 50% Success
  • Celestial –30% Success, 35% Destruction, 35% Downgrade –> 30% Success, 70% Downgrade, 0% Destruction

Hard Regrade Path

  • Basic — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Grand — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Rare — 100% Success –> 100% Success
  • Arcane — 32.5% Success –> 50% Success
  • Heroic — 32.5% Success –> 50% Success
  • Unique — 22.8% Success –> 35% Success
  • Celestial –19.5% Success, 40.25% Destruction, 40.25% Downgrade –> 19.5% Success, 80.5% Downgrade, 0% Destruction

Don’t miss out on this week of luck! Jump into ArcheAge today!

7/21 Livestream – Teach Muzzy: Trade Run Edition

Teach Muzzy: Trade Run Edition — July 21st at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)

Hosts:
Community Manager – Joe "TheBlueMuzzy" Brogno

Hey Adventurers,

This week we’ll be on Vengeance to teach me (Muzzy) how to run a trade pack!

There’s a lot of discussion around the new Trade Pack system and I haven’t run any packs before – only those to try to build my treehouse, water my Archeum Trees, or grab logs for Regrade Braziers, but none of those taught me how to interact with the new system.

I’m looking for you experienced players to come in and teach me the process, replete with your tricks and tips to do it the most efficiently as possible.

We’ll start out the stream hitting on some of the current big topics, however the focus of this stream isn’t Q & A. I understand that this may not be your kind of stream, but to those of you willing to impart your hard earned knowledge on me and any other noobs in stream, it will be much appreciated if you’re there!

If you happen to ask a question that isn’t answered on stream, please take it to the forum! Be sure to search for your topic first, as the discussion may have already been started.

Giveaways:
1 Archeum Pack
5 50 Loyalty
1 Red Costume (It’ll be a surprise)
2 Blue Costume (It’ll be a surprise)
3 White Costume (It’ll be a surprise)

See you there, adventurers.

Q & A – Dev Talk
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, July 21st at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)
Duration: 45-50 minutes

The Return of the Rum Runner Rapids!

Grab your sturdiest barrel and hop in!

Everyone’s favorite event, Rum Runner Rapids, is back! Visit the annual site of the festival in Rookborne Basin and Windscour Savannah, and be ready to take that barrel over the falls! Can you master all of the courses provided?

This limited time event will be available during the following days:

North America: July 18 – August 1, starting and ending at 11 PM PDT.
Europe: July 19 – August 2, starting and ending at 1 AM UTC.

Complete the festival related quests to earn Festival Coins for some great rewards, including:

  • Bound Merchant’s Costume: Basic — 50 Coins
  • Bound Barrel Splash Swimtop — 8 Coins
  • Bound Barrel Splash Swimbottoms — 8 Coins
  • Bound Sunrise Swimtop — 8 Coins
  • Bound Sunrise Swimbottoms — 8 Coins
  • Bound Midnight Swimtop — 8 Coins
  • Bound Midnight Swimbottoms — 8 Coins
  • Bound Watermelon Swimwear — 30 Coins
  • Bound Watermelon Umbrella — 10 Coins
  • Bound Summer Breeze Lounger — 10 Coins
  • Bound Watermelon Decor — 5 Coins
  • Decorative Windcreek Lute — 10 Coins
  • Morpheus’s Treasure Chest — 10 Coins
  • Bound Vaughn’s Potent Stout — 1 Coin
  • Bound Vaughn’s Soothing Tonic — 1 Coin
  • Bound Vaughn’s Energizing Spirits — 1 Coin
  • Bound Hangover Cure — 3 Coins
  • 50-Slot Pirate Plushie Trove — 40 Coins
    • This can also be crafted at a Festival Gift Exchanger and upgraded to the 100 slot version!

This year’s event also features Achievements for extra Festival Coins! Please note that if you’ve been a participant in the prior years of Rum Runner Rapids, some of these Achievements may be automatically completed based on your past progress. Lucky you!

Enjoy the ride and don’t forget to share your best screenshots and videos on social media using #RumRunnerRapids or #Archeage!

– The ArcheAge Team

Muzzy Out of Office 22nd – 30th

Hello Fellow Adventurers,

I’ll be out of the office from the 22nd – 30th, on a family trip.

I apologize for my absence, but I hope a week’s notice will help this information get around. I’ll be trading in my digital adventures for an IRL one in the middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin, with no access to a computer, and spotty wireless on my phone. Some might say this is heaven, but I think I’m addicted to computers.

If you’re experiencing CM withdrawls as bad as my computer withdrawls, feel free to hit up Brasse –
everyone’s favorite bearded lady-dwarf!

https://twitter.com/Brasse
Or by Forum Private Message @TrionBrasse

Cheers,
Muzzy

7/14 Livestream – Q & A – Dev Talk

ArcheAge Q & A – Dev Talk — July 14th at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)

Hosts:
Community Manager – Joe "TheBlueMuzzy" Brogno
Associate Producer – Seraphina "Celestrata" Brennan
Localization – Sophie "Socke" Pickens

Hey Adventurers,

This week we’ll be on Anthalon while we do our Q&A! Bring your best questions, worded respectfully, and we’ll try to answer as many as we can.

If you happen to ask a question that isn’t answered on stream, please take it to the forum! Be sure to search for your topic first, as the discussion may have already been started.

Giveaways:
3 Wrapped Rajani
3 Cultist Duster
5 50 Loyalty

See you there, adventurers.

Q & A – Dev Talk
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, July 14th at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)
Duration: 45-50 minutes