Craft, Claim, & Conquer
ArcheAge is the ultimate free-to-play fantasy-sandbox MMORPG. Build massive castles and lay claim to lands whose riches fuel a deep, player-driven economy. Band together to protect your fortune in epic siege battles and naval combat – or live the life of an outlaw, prying glory and coin from foes left in your wake.
Or fight the click spam bots! (We have been told this is rectified with a 5 second timer, I guess it works, I still can't win any land grabs.)
Available: Now! For Free! Or you can pay, if you want the myriad benefits becoming a "Patron" provides. Such as:
You can learn a lot from the official FAQ!
You can give Trion/XLGames all your money (you won't be alone, I promise)!
There are plenty of streamers.
- BONUS EXPERIENCE
Get a 10% bonus to all Experience gained through questing, combat, and labor usage.
- PATRON QUEUE
Receive priority queuing when entering the game.
- FASTER LABOR
Double your Labor Point regeneration to 10/5 min!
- AUCTION HOUSE LISTING
Get full access to listing and selling items on the Auction House.
- MAX LABOR BONUS
Increase your maximum Labor Points to 5,000.
- OFFLINE LABOR
Earn Labor Points (5/5 min) even while you’re offline.
- BONUS CREDITS
Receive 10% bonus credits with the purchase of any Credit Pack.
- LAND OWNERSHIP
Claim and own a piece of Erenor by placing farms and houses!
- LOYALTY TOKENS
Get 5 Loyalty Tokens when you log in each day. Redeem them for special items at the in-game Loyalty Store!
The most popular, I think, is Kooncoon.
He is on the Korean servers, which have been out for some years already. He is profane and hilarious, I especially enjoy when he goes open world PVP.
Speaking of servers, the majority of the penny-arcade forumers are in a guild on Ollo. We have a pretty good core group of players that are consistently on throughout the day. So join us! We even have a channel on ye old TeamSpeak.
Shamelessly stolen from @Jubal77
's old OP (come back, by the way, you fool!):
- The entire world is shared. The entire population builds, gathers, lives in one large world.
- Not limited on class creation. Over 100 combinations of classes. Swap classes at any time on your first character.
- Almost no restriction on player building. If you want to be a plate wearing, two-hand axe wielding, caster you can.
- Old-school style world travel. Teleporting is expensive.
- Player driven world PVP. You can attack anyone, even your own faction, rob and steal to your hearts content. With little restriction.
- Player driven economy. Grow materials in your own personal space, craft and sell.
- All XP is shared. If you craft or gather the XP goes to your base level.
- Quests are everywhere!
for your spec building needs.
VERY helpful guides for resources and where to go to get those important early resources (Farms, Donkey):
First Farm and Donkey:
For your buying and selling needs of land and buildings, so you don't have to deal with Faction chat! I actually successfully purchased some land using this site, so it works 100% of the time for me.
Are the servers up? Why are they down? Lots of useless and useful information here.
*sigh* occasionally there is good info here, beware the trolls.
Our guild, in game, is Merchwater, Inc. and we are awesome. My main is Xixi. I can invite,
but you'll probably have to give me all your gold, just introduce yourself here and/or on our guild website that we don't use nearly enough and/or on Teamspeak.
Merchwater, Inc. has officially merged with the guild Elysium. Join us! You can apply to the guild here.
Although our charter guild is no longer, we still have plenty of active members and with the merger with the larger friendly guild, we have a much better opportunity to partake in the end-game activities. Did I say Join Us yet?
The Merchwater banner flies high!
Ahoy! All ye mateys are be apart of me merry band!
Update to "Secrets of Ayanad" is live Tuesday, March 9, 2015. Get your Level 55 info!
Also, here's a guide to making your beloved Obsidian weapons.