Final week, Gamigo raised eyebrows with a countdown web-site beneath the old Trion domain promising a huge Gamescom reveal. Subsequent ArcheAge tweets and specifics from the web-site itself created it clear that one thing huge was about to come about for ArcheAge, as Gamigo implied it’d be addressing some precise complaints about the game, from spend-to-win to housing to the labor technique – which jibed with post-Trion interviews that recommended Gamigo was collaborating with XL Games on some sort of enterprise model do-more than for the game.
Anyhow, the countdown is up now, and now we know just what Gamigo was plotting: ArcheAge Unchained. And yes, it is a huge adjust for the game’s monetization and perceived fairness, despite the fact that it is coming in the type of a invest in-to-play server.
“ArcheAge: Unchained is a new way to play the game with a various enterprise model. We’ve changed totally its monetization which was merely not feasible to this excellent extent with the currently current ArcheAge F2P version. In ArcheAge: Unchained there is no longer a subscription model. With a onetime buy, you can appreciate the content material as normally as you want. You will be capable to buy vanity products by way of Credits and we will implement seasonal ArchePasses. We are focusing on fairer gameplay which is why we decided to adjust a couple of monetization options for ArcheAge: Unchained.”
Here’s the terrible news: Gamigo says it “was not feasible for the original ArcheAge F2P version with an currently current game economy.” Therefore the new server.
“As ArcheAge: Unchained has a various enterprise model, it will be implemented like a new game with a new server atmosphere. There will be no transfer of products or characters amongst the currently current version and ArcheAge: Unchained. Credits can only be utilised exactly where they have been purchased. In ArcheAge: Unchained absolutely everyone begins fresh! There will be no more bonus if you switch from the F2P version. It is all about your expertise, your dedication and the choices that you make!”
It sounds as if the new server will have no sub, no Apex, equal labor regen, a 5K labor cap point, and equal chance to grab a home. We do not know specifically how considerably it’ll price or when it is launching, but Gamigo is promising a new update for each ArcheAges this fall, with “a new skillset named Swiftblade, a revamp of the siege technique, a new naval arena and lots far more,” so there’s a clue.