What is ArcheAge?
ArcheAge is an open-world sandbox MMO unlike any other. In ArcheAge you can raise your own mount, fight your way through a dungeon, craft the best armor in the game, build your own open-world farms and houses, sail your ship on the high seas to trade with foreign ports, swoop in on airships and fight other players for loot, claim land for your guild (then fight to defend your territory from rival guilds), form your own nation, and tons of other incredible things.
Is ArcheAge free-to-play?
You can download and play ArcheAge for free. All players are able to attain maximum level, travel to all zones, form guilds, run families, found nations, and participate in battlegrounds, arenas, raids, and dungeons. In addition, all of ArcheAge’s content updates have always been free for all players.
Our paid Patron subscription offers incredible benefits, including offline Labor regeneration and the ability to own land. For a full list of the benefits, please visit our Patron page. We also offer an optional in-game marketplace that features a variety of items.
You can get Patron time or purchase items from the marketplace by using APEX purchased with in-game gold.
How does housing and farming work?
ArcheAge’s open-world housing is a compelling sandbox feature. However, as the housing is non-instanced, there needs to be a balance between available land and players who wish to place farms and houses. To protect against infinite free placeholder accounts being used to claim land, ownership of real estate is reserved for Patrons. In addition, players can only have two unbuilt homes at once; if you want to claim land, you need to use it!
Free players are still encouraged to participate in the crafting and farming aspects of this game. They can use public land, as well as share farms and houses with friends who give them access.
Remember, not all the housing areas are marked on the map, so explore a bit to find the best places for your farm and house!
Are there any limitations on my classes or equipment?
There are no limits on how you mix and match ArcheAge Skillsets to build your class; you can pick your Skillsets by flavor, or to maximize a certain attack or defense type. By level ten, you will be able to select three different Skillsets out of a list of ten options. If you want to be an assassin/warrior/mage who throws fireballs and then jumps out of range, only to throw another fireball – or sneak up on your enemy to stab them in the back – you can build your class that way!
With the mixing and matching of classes, you can also mix and match equipment. There’s nothing stopping a mage from wearing plate armor, or a warrior tank from wearing cloth! There are different stats for cloth, leather, and plate armor – and each armor type has different set bonuses – so pick the armor that best suits your play style.
How does Trion Worlds plan to handle bots in ArcheAge?
Botting is always a challenge for MMOs. We have developed a number of security measures to reduce the number of bots in the world and increase the speed with which we identify and remove bots. Our public chat and in-game mail filtering are among the best in the industry, and we will continue to develop and explore new ways to combat botting.
Are players allowed to scam other players in-game in ArcheAge?
Yes. ArcheAge is a highly competitive PvP game and skullduggery is a weapon of choice just as sharp as a sword (and possibly even more potent).
Keep in mind that this ONLY applies to trickery conducted within the confines of ArcheAge and its gameplay mechanics. We do not condone nor support any attempts to scam players through outside channels.
How many characters can I have per account?
All accounts start with 2 character slots. You can unlock a maximum of 6 character slots on an account.
PATRON AND CREDITS
Does ArcheAge have a Patron Program (VIP Subscription) like RIFT?
Yes! Read more about the ArcheAge Patron program here.
What is Patron Status?
Patron Status grants all sorts of game boosts including improved labor regeneration, an experience bonus, the ability to own a house or farm, and loyalty rewards.
What can I buy with Credits?
Credits allow you to purchase all sorts of goods from the in-game store (Marketplace) including consumables, unique gliders, costumes, crest design reagents, and more. Patron Passes, which grant 30 days of Patron Subscription benefits, are also available for Credits in Glyph.
What is APEX?
APEX is an in-game item that grants Credits when consumed. Unlike regular Credits, APEX can be traded with other players or sold on the Auction House, allowing free players to purchase Patron time, get items from the marketplace, or take advantage of premium services (like server transfers and name changes) by using in-game currency.
For more information, you can visit the APEX page.
4.5 Fresh Start FAQ
What is a Fresh Start server?
Fresh Start servers are new servers that are brought online along with a major content release, designed to give players a clean slate and the accompanying rush of an unclaimed server. This incorporates some of the best parts of ArcheAge, with sweeping PVP to secure your guild and faction’s dominance, along with the ability to find a new home for yourself in Erenor.
Which servers are Fresh Start Progression Servers?
For the European region, the new Fresh Start server will be named Ezi. For the North American region, the new Fresh Start server will be named Nui.
What makes the Fresh Start servers for 4.5 different from previous Fresh Start servers?
For the first time in North America and Europe, these servers will be progression-based servers. These servers will begin with limited content, level caps, and systems to simulate the feel of ArcheAge’s beginnings. Over time, additional content will be unlocked for all players to enjoy, just like it was over the past few years.
When does the Fresh Start server launch?
The server officially opens on April 5, 2018.
Will I be able to use my old characters on this Fresh Start server?
No – any account that was created prior to 3/14/18 will be unable to join the Fresh Start servers. An account created after 3/14/18 will be able to select Fresh Start if they have not created a character on legacy servers or purchased any legacy packs.
Can I use my labor or APEX stored on another account with this new account?
No – progress from Legacy servers cannot be transferred onto a Fresh Start server.
Can I use my prior Fresh Start account to access this server?
No – you must create a new account to access the Fresh Start server, as noted above.
Can I play a Dwarf or a Warborn on the Fresh Start server?
No – the Dwarves and Warborn are not available on the Fresh Start server. With that, the starting zones for those races will not be available – Sunbite Wilds, Airain Rock and Aubre Cradle. These races will be introduced to the Fresh Start servers when the server progression has reached the appropriate point.
How can I guarantee my character name on the Fresh Start server?
You can unlock character pre-creation and name reservation here
I purchased the Fresh Start Entry Pack, now what?
You can now login to the Fresh Start server to pre-create your character and select your name. Only 1 character can be created per account. At launch, you will then be able to log into the Fresh Start server with that character!
Can I only make one character per account?
At the launch of the server, we are restricting players to one character per account. However, the ability to purchase additional character slots may be added to the game during a future phase once server progression can support it.
Can I edit my pre-created character?
Yes, you can edit your character’s appearance before the release of Update 4.5: Legends Return. You may change gender, character appearance, and name. You cannot change your race or delete your character.
I can see the Fresh Start servers, but they’re grayed out. How do I get in?
To pre-create your character before the launch on April 5, 2018, you’ll need to grab a Fresh Start Entry Pack on a newly created account, as noted above.
Do I have to get an Entry Pack to play on the Fresh Start server?
No – Entry Packs are only to reserve your character name and pre-create your new character. On April 5, 2018, any account made after March 14, 2018 that has not made a character on a Legacy server can play on a Fresh Start server for free!
Will housing be available immediately on the Fresh Start server?
No, housing will be locked for the first 48 hours after launch, allowing players to get themselves set up for the land rush. Please remember that housing zones allow PvP again in conflict zones, so you CAN be killed!
What content is available at the start of the Fresh Start server?
The phases of content for the Fresh Start server can be previewed here. Future phases of content updates will be detailed as we get closer to those specific phases.
Will 4.5 content be available with the launch of the Fresh Start server?
Yes, portions of the 4.5 update will be available immediately, such as dragon taming, skill balance adjustment, shadow invasions, crafting changes and improved regrade rates. Additional content will be released according to the phases of the server.
Help! I made a new account and accidentally logged into a Legacy server, and now I can’t play Fresh Start!
Contact our customer service team at http://support.trionworlds.com and they can help you resolve this issue.
I’ve preordered my Fresh Start pack and I haven’t received the Credits or items yet! What gives?
These packs won’t grant your account the Credits or Items until 4.5 launches on April 5th. Once 4.5 launches, you’ll need to return to your Glyph account page and claim both the Credits and items.
After I create my new account for Fresh Start, can I create a character on both NA and EU?
Yes, you may create 1 character for NA and 1 for EU per account.
How many Fresh Start accounts can I have?
You can have as many Fresh Start accounts as you want, but you must conform to our existing rules on using multiple accounts simultaneously.