Rise to the challenge of Ascension and claim your free gifts!

Rise to the challenge of Ascension and claim your free gifts!

In order to celebrate Ascension, we’re putting together a series of special gifts and limited time quests. Veterans, returning players, and new players alike will find new items in their mailboxes. Guilds will also find special items in their Prestige Shops! Read on for all the juicy details, and look for these items after the launch of Ascension on May 31st!

For loyal players…

Thanks for your dedication! To retrieve your special Ascension gift, visit the ArcheAge Glyph Shop on June 1st to receive a Legacy Warrior Gift Pack. This item can only be claimed ONCE per account, so make sure to choose the character you love most to receive it! These gifts can only be claimed until June 28, so make sure to grab one in time!

While returning players will be getting two packs (one for returning and one for joining a guild), similar rewards will be contained in your single Legacy Warrior Gift pack. You won’t have to join a guild to gain all of the rewards from this celebration.

Your Legacy Warrior Gift Pack contains:

  • 1 Priceless Coin – Exchange this in Mirage Isle for a temporary 30 day version of a mount, pet, or glider that was once available from the Marketplace. You can convert this item to a permanent version by collecting 40 Superior Ascension Crystals from the quests listed below.
  • 1 Legacy Gear Ticket – Can be exchanged in Mirage Isle for a Tier 3 Lunagem, a Cryptic Lucky Scroll, a Bound Duun’s Blessing to make a Silver Regrade Charm, or one of the 5 permanent gear packs of Ocleera Rift items that returning players receive.
  • Legacy Warrior Supply Chest – This chest can be opened once every 24 hours and will offer rewards including various Grimoires, Combat Scrolls, and Labor Potions.
  • 5 Player Appreciation Coins – These coins can be exchanged on Mirage Isle for a variety of special rewards, including the Arrogant Duelist Costume, Midnight Kitsu, Lullaby Pajamas, Warrior’s Medals, temporary mounts, Growthstones, and more.
  • 50 Merit Badges – For use on the in-game Merit Store.
  • 50 Warrior’s Medals – Use these to craft Proven Warrior’s Necklaces, or save them up for a Proven Warrior’s Instrument from the Proven Warrior’s Workbench.
  • 50 Tax Certificates – To pay for that great house of yours!
  • 3 Bound Worker’s Compensation: 1000 (No Cooldown) – Drink these to refresh 1000 labor and keep yourself working hard.

For those returning to ArcheAge…

If you already have an ArcheAge account but haven’t played in the last 30 days, visit the Glyph Shop for ArcheAge on June 1st to retrieve your Homecoming Warrior Gift Pack and your Homecoming Guild Member Gift Pack. These items can only be claimed ONCE per account, so make sure to choose the character you love most to receive them. This offer will expire on June 28, so make sure to grab these gifts before they’re gone!

The Homecoming Warrior Gift Pack can be opened immediately, but the Homecoming Guild Member Gift Pack can only be opened if you’re a member of a guild. If you’re not in a guild, simply join one any time before June 28th to take advantage of these extra rewards!

The Homecoming Warrior Gift Pack contains:

  • Homecoming Gear Ticket – Exchange this in Mirage Isle to receive 1 of 5 permanent gear packs. These packs contain high ranked Ocleera Rift gear, giving you a competitive set of items to jump straight back into the fray.
  • Homecoming Warrior’s Blessing – Use this item to grant yourself a powerful 3 hour buff to help you in your adventures. This buff offers +30% Experience gain, +20% Vocation Points, +10% Production Speed, no Experience loss on death, +20% Honor from PvP and Quests, +10% Item Drop Chance, +5% Casting/Attack Speed Bonus, +5% Physical Attack/Magical Attack/Healing Power/Defense, and +10% Movement Speed. Plus, if you join another player’s group, they’ll share the buff with you! You can use this item an unlimited number of times until June 28, re-applying the buff as you need.
  • Homecoming Warrior Supply Chest – This chest can be opened once every 24 hours until June 28. Each day you open it will produce more beneficial consumable items, like spellbooks, combat scrolls, candy buffs, Hereafter Stones, Portal Pinions, and Labor Potions.
  • Full Kit: Spring Stone Cottage – Find a plot of land and call it your home! This item is a full kit cottage that will be immediately built upon placement. No more worrying about carrying construction supplies to build your dream home! Just pay the taxes and move right in.
  • 2 Homecoming Coins – These coins can be redeemed on Mirage Isle for a variety of gifts, including the Haughty Duelist Costume, Woodland Kitsu, a 30 day Mirage Steel Lightning, a 30 day Longliner fishing ship, Companion’s Growthstones, Warrior’s Medals, Bound Growthstones, and more.
  • 50 Merit Badges – For use on the in-game Merit Store.
  • 50 Warrior’s Medals – Use these to craft Proven Warrior’s Necklaces, or save them up for a Proven Warrior’s Instrument from the Proven Warrior’s Workbench.
  • 50 Tax Certificates – To pay for that awesome new cottage!
  • 3 Bound Worker’s Compensation: 1000 (No Cooldown) – Drink these to refresh 1000 labor and keep up the hard work.

The Homecoming Guild Member Gift Pack contains:

  • 1 Priceless Coin – Exchange this in Mirage Isle for a 30 day version of a mount, pet, or glider that was once available from the Marketplace. You can convert this item to a permanent version by collecting 40 Superior Ascension Crystals from the quests listed below.
  • 1 Homecoming Vehicle Coin – Enjoy a taste of speed by turning this coin into Mirage Isle for a 30 day car, including temporary versions of the Comet Speedster, Apex Squall, or Timber Coupe.
  • 3 Extra Homecoming Coins – Redeem these in Mirage Isle as described above.

Special, limited time quests for current and returning players…

Until June 28, six new quests will be available in-game that you can use to gain extra items or make that Priceless Coin item permanent! All of these quests are available to characters who are over level 40, and can be accepted from an Auctioneer. The quest rewards are different for current and returning players:

  • Current players will receive Ascension Crystals, Superior Ascension Crystals, and the unique untradeable item: Locked Ascension Crates.
  • Returning players will receive Ascension Crystals, Superior Ascension Crystals, and the unique tradable item: Ascension Keys.

Important Note: In order to open the Ascension Crates, current players will have to work with returning players to get their keys. Once the Crate is unlocked, it becomes unbound so it can be traded or sold on the Auction House.

But HOW can you get a returning player to part with their keys? That’s up to you! Take them on dungeon runs, protect them in conflict zones, get them to join your guild and pool the keys together, pay them in gold, or whatever else you can come up with!

And trust us, you’ll WANT to open those crates. Ascension Crates have the chance to offer amazing rewards! Common rewards include Gilda Stars, Synthium Shards, Merit Badges, Archeum, Combat Scrolls, Spellbooks, Candy, Tonics, and more. Rare rewards include Regrade Charms, full Basic Costumes, Regrade Scrolls, Expansion Scrolls, Specialization Snowflakes, Super Weapon and Armor tempers, Salon Certificates and more.

But, some of you may receive the SUPER rare rewards, including unbound Mansion Designs, unbound Car Designs, Armageddon Pet armor pieces, or even beloved Ayanad Scrolls. Or, if you’re especially lucky (and we’re talking SUPER, ULTRA LUCKY), you could even walk away with an unbound design for the extremely rare and powerful Enoan Galleon!

Crates aside, earning Ascension Crystals and Superior Ascension Crystals can earn you great rewards in their own right. Ascension Crystals can be spent at the Composition Workbench in Mirage Isle for Tier 3 Lunagems, Regrade Items, Costume Upgrade Stones, Gilda Stars, Honor Potions, and Warrior’s Medals.

Superior Ascension Crystals can be exchanged for Disciple’s Jewelry, Bound Resplendent Regrade items, and larger quantities of Gilda Stars, Honor Potions, and Warrior’s Medals.

Finally, 40 Superior Ascension Crystals can be used with a temporary item from a Priceless Coin to make that item permanent. If you like your temporary item, make sure to save those Superior Crystals!

To earn keys, boxes, and Superior Crystals, you need to be affected by the “Homecoming Warrior” buff as a returning player or by having the “With the Homecoming Warrior” buff by being grouped with a returning player. Returning players can gain that buff by activating their Homecoming Warrior’s Blessing item.

New, limited time items available on the Guild Prestige Store!

Guilds: Now is the time to be more active than ever! Work together to gather prestige and guild experience, because you’ll be able to buy some amazing items for Prestige Points!

From Ascension’s launch until June 28, the Prestige Store will be updated with powerful items such as:

  • Bound Green Regrade Charms
  • Bound Blue Regrade Charms
  • Bound Yellow Regrade Charms
  • Bound Superior Yellow Regrade Charms
  • Bound Red Regrade Charms
  • Bound Superior Red Regrade Charms
  • Bound Silver Regrade Charms
  • Bound Serendipity Stones
  • Mirage Mounts
  • Armageddon Pet Armor
  • Tradable Base Costumes (And these tradable versions will stay after June 28 too!)
  • Duun’s Mysterious Crate
    • Important Note: These crates have the SAME ITEMS and chances as the Ascension Crates! Open these for more chances at the Enoan Galleon!
  • And more!

The Prestige Shop will also play host to a beautiful new set of glider wings, the Golden Dragon Wings. These cost 3,000 Prestige Points, are tradable, and will stay on the shop even after June 28.

New opportunities, courtesy the Divine Clock

The Divine Clock is receiving two additional buttons that offer new quests. Once you obtain one of their quest items, make sure not to destroy it or else the quest cannot be continued.

Clock 1 – Territory Contribution: Click this clock once per day, per account to receive a quest to travel to Auroria and retrieve a Memory Ember from a castle that possesses an established market. Receiving a Memory Ember will complete this quest and award 10 Lord’s Pence and 1 Guild Mark. Use the Guild Mark to gain Prestige and 10 Guild Experience.

Clock 2 – Daru Contracts: Click this button after you’ve played for 20 minutes, once per day. This will reward a Daru Contract which can be taken to any Auctioneer.

Turning in the contract will award 1 Secret Gift potion that will increase experience gained and combat abilities for 1 hour. It will also award an Ayanad Contract (Kill 30 Ayanad Library, Floor 2 creatures) and a Dungeon Death Warrant (Kill a Dungeon Boss).

The Daru Contract, Ayanad Contract and Dungeon Death Warrant can be completed up to 10 times each. When they are completed during the 6th – 10thtimes, they will unlock special achievements and rewards! You can view these Achievements by pressing SHIFT-Y and accessing the Achievement Menu, then looking under the General Tab and the Event category. Rewards for these achievements include Gilda Stars, Warrior’s Medals, Merit Badges, Honor Points, and Adventurer’s Growthstones.

On the 10th day of completion on one of these quests, they will reward a special larger prize. The Daru Contract awards additional labor potions, the Ayanad Contract delivers a Bound Golden Teardrop Storage Chest, and the Dungeon Death Warrant offers bound Resplendent Weapon and Armor Regrade Scrolls.

If you can manage to complete all 3 quests 10 times each, you’ll receive a grandmaster Achievement for the Ascension event and a Bound Silver Regrade Charm to boot!

As with all portions of the Ascension event, these Divine Clock opportunities will end on June 28.

Are you brand new to ArcheAge?

New here? Completing the contracts described above will be out of your reach at first, but don’t worry: you’ll still have plenty to do!

If you’re a new Adventurer in Erenor, you’ll start your journey with a Supply Chest in your inventory. You can open this special chest once per day for 14 days to receive special consumables AND temporary items to help you on your journey, like a Farm Cart, Adventurer Clipper ship, bear mount, and a Cogwheel Longboard to skate around on.

You can also receive special, extra rewards for hitting levels 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, and 55. These quests will give you special costumes, the Lapis Fae Wing glider, a title (Enthusiastic Adventurer), Revenant Soulstones for the Ocleera Rift, and a Bound permanent version of the Adventurer’s Clipper. You’ll also be rewarded with Destiny’s Gift boxes that will offer even more items like food, Gilda Stars, Combat Scrolls, and more.

Your journey begins now!

Phew! That’s everything you need to know when you log into ArcheAge on May 31st! We can’t wait to launch Ascension with all of you, and we’ll see everyone on the battlefield!

Sincerely,

The ArcheAge Team