10 Things you have to know in ArcheAge: A review and guide


#1

Hi guys. cccombobreaker here with a gaming article for all you curious readers! I made some tips and tricks for the new game, Archeage. I recently played this awesome game entitled ArcheAge thanks to my Korean friend for providing me an access code that allowed me to play it. It is a fairly new game in South Korea and I believe it would be big this coming months. I was able to play the game with the help of my Korean friend by translating stuff for me during the game.<br>
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So without further ado, here are some tips for those interested with the game:<br>
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As a beginner in Archeage, starting out in this strange new world can be a difficult and taxing experience. So here, let me share advice on how to build a better character, increase your monetary gain, and maximize the fun you can get out of this unique experience.<br>
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<b>1. <font color="#ff0000">Know what you want to do in Archeage</font></b><br>
There are many ways to enjoy ArcheAge! You can do the usual routine of hunting monsters, the exciting path of hunting of other players, or even taking it easy by focusing on building your own house and garden. Not content with just fixing your own home? Then be a lord of a castle commanding over numerous homesteads and protect your local populace. Know what type of character you want to be and you will be able to fully enjoy the endless possibilities of this game. As of the writing of this article, I have not yet tested the PvP and house building options so I might get back to that soon!<br>
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<b>2. <font color="#ff0000">Selecting your capability considering the ‘linked effect’</font></b><br>
In order to come up with your final job, you have to pick 3 out of the 10 possible capabilities. Upon character creation, you get to choose 1 with an additional at levels 5 and 10. I suggest picking a combat based capability first such as fight, wild nature, magic, or mission. Other abilities like love, witchcraft, and will are more of accessory traits and can be picked up later.<br>
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Don’t worry if you made a mistake with the capability you picked. You can talk to an NPC in the village and pay a specific amount to have it changed. It’s better to have it changed as soon as possible since your capabilities level up too! It would be an annoyance to start again from level 1 if you already have a level 10 ability. Also, remember that your capabilities are linked and can affect each other. For instance, Mission works well with Fight or Wild nature while Magic is harmonious with Death or Witchcraft. Find your own mix and see what works for you.<br>
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<b>3. <font color="#ff0000">Select equipment regardless of your job</font></b><br>
Unlike the conventional role playing games that impose strict restrictions on armor classes, ArcheAge doesn’t follow that format. Warriors need not wear strong metal plated armor and wizards need not keep using robes. Dress yourself according to the function you wish to fulfill. For example, I use a Wizard class while wearing somewhat heavy armor to minimize the damage from the monsters I hunt. This can also go the other way with me choosing leather to increase magic resistance. This makes the game a better simulation because I believe that mages do not ALWAYS use light armor. It’s my own preference and that is something that you can apply too when you play this game!<br>
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Thanks for reading! This is only Part 1 though. Part 2 will come during the week. For the people who, like me, cannot wait for this game to be released here in the US, I believe Trion Worlds has bought the rights for the game and will distribute it. Let’s hope they make it happen soon!!!<br>
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I am an <b>aspiring game reviewer and writer </b>so please tell me what you think about both for the game and this article. Thanks!


#2

I thought mages didn’t wear heavy armor because it was heavy, and they couldn’t get away as quickly of engaged upon. Plus, instead of using a sword or spear they use their time studying and practicing spells. So heavy armor would be more of a hindrance to casting and shit. I hope they is a penalty to wearing heavy armor for mages.


#3

Yeah I know. When I play a medieval / fantasy game, I automatically think knights = heavy, archers = leather, casters = robes. This is how I’ve been molded by seeing Dungeons & Dragons games.

I have yet to see some real penalties and stat deductions since I can’t read a friggin thing that’s on screen. Hopefully this does get clarified soon.


#4

Arche Age – 10 tips part 2<br>
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Hey guys. I finally got to finishing part 2 of the 10 tips. I only tackle a few at a time since I have been busy with some requirements. Hope that these next 3 things in the list help you out.<br>
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Thanks to those who took time to read part 1. If you enjoyed it then I am thankful. To those who found it problematic, I’ll do better in my writing. I’m far from being great but we all have to start somewhere.<br>
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<b>4. <font color="#ff0000">Save colored / special equipment</font></b><br>
As with most MMO games, monsters and quests give you both valuable and junk equipment. You can distinguish such by the way their names are colored. These can be highlighted with green or other colors depending on their rarity. Be sure to save some of these items even if you don’t plan on wearing them later on. You see, you can get an archium material through a sort of disassembly process. This material is needed to make luxury equipment later on. So be sure to save them. Sell the other items you don’t need to ensure that you get some cash inflow for your character. I snagged some green level robes from a monster hunt but I don’t think I’ll be wearing them anytime soon since I’ll put it through disassembly later on. Gotta learn how to do so first.<br>
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<b>5. <font color="#ff0000">Acquire resources quickly and use labor points aggressively</font></b><br>
The game has a labor component that is used as the primary option for accumulating resources. By expending labor points, you acquire resources from trees, ores, and other places. Labor is then recovered at a rate of roughly 1 per minute, For instance, if you see an ore patch or tree while roaming the map, just collect from them. It’s similar to that in Skyrim where you get to chop logs and get ore from mines. Also, logs and ore are important minerals that can be traded and used later on.<br>
At level 1, you have 1000 labor points. Cutting a tree down gives xp too, so fighting monsters isn’t the only way to level up. It regenerates even when you are logged out of the game, I believe. That’s even more reason why not to skimp on using it.<br>
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<b>6. <font color="#ff0000">Take your pet and always train it</font></b><br>
In this game you get pets which can be used for movement purposes (mount) and combat. Depending on your pet and how you raise it, you get to learn and assign skills as it too levels up. Be sure you always have your pets with you so that they too gain experience and level up. I’ve heard that you can use them for battle but I’m not sure if this means they aid you in monster hunting or if you get to use them Pokemon style. Take note that while you can use your mount to attack, it is significantly weaker than your battle pet. You get pets at different quests. So far, I only use a basic mount and have no battle pet.<br>
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I’m having less time to try it out since I have other things that need to be done. See you again next time when I get to the next part of this series. Have a great week guys!


#5

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal;”><font face=“Arial”><font size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>I’ve</span></font><span style=“font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;”> finally come to finish the remaining part for the ten tips I was trying to
accomplish since a while back. It has been an experience trying to write and
express myself. I have learned from those who commented and give tips on what
to improve. So here is the last part. Please comment and tell me how to improve
myself. Thanks!<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><b><o:p><font face=“Arial”> </font></o:p></b></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><span style=“color: rgb(0, 176, 80);”><font face=“Arial”><b style=“font-weight: normal;”>7. </b><b>Aim to exceed
quest requirements for bonuses</b><b style=“font-weight: normal;”><o:p></o:p></b></font></span></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><font face=“Arial”>Quests
require you to turn in some items obtained from monster drops or based on the
number of monsters killed. Once you speak to an NPC, he will mark the quest as
done and give you the appropriate rewards. You will then be compensated for
your efforts. However, it might seem like a paltry sum compared to the amount
of travelling and hunting you have done. There is a way around this though.
Give around 150% of the requirements and you can enjoy <span style=“color:#F79646”>higher
returns on your questing</span>. I suggest doing this since you travelled far
to kill monsters anyway. Might as well get an extra feather, pelt, or two.
Doing quests this way makes it faster to level up and will help in the long
run. <o:p></o:p></font></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><o:p><font face=“Arial”> </font></o:p></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><b><span style=“color: rgb(0, 176, 80);”><font face=“Arial”>8. Focus on quests
for livelihood<o:p></o:p></font></span></b></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><font face=“Arial”>In
ArcheAge, the livelihood element is a big part in increasing your character’s
strength. There is limit in training a character by means of combat since you
would need to take part in siege warfare or PvP. You must produce weapons for either
defending or attacking a castle which means that emphasis should be put into production
and manufacturing. As such, resources are needed and these can be obtained either
by foraging in the world map or by tending your own farm. Foraging is limited
since you will be competing against other players for scarce resources. Having <span style=“color:#F79646”>your own farm means that you have a steady supply of
materials</span> at hand. The only downside is that players can invade your
garden to either vandalize or steal your hard work. Make sure you take care of your
home as it is one of the vital parts of leveling and gaining resources.  <o:p></o:p></font></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><o:p><font face=“Arial”> </font></o:p></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><b><span style=“color: rgb(0, 176, 80);”><font face=“Arial”>9. Visit a priest or
sister after your character dies <o:p></o:p></font></span></b></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><font face=“Arial”>After
level 10, a penalty is applied every time you die. You lose some of your
experience points when this happens. This is extremely annoying especially
after spending time trying to level your character in the first place. To solve
this, make sure you visit a temple and talk to the priest or sister there. You <span style=“color:#F79646”>can recover up to 90% of the lost experience</span> by
using your labor points. This will be a definite lifesaver once you reach the
higher levels and get killed aggressively by any PvP players.<o:p></o:p></font></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><font face=“Arial”> <o:p></o:p></font></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><b><span style=“color: rgb(0, 176, 80);”><font face=“Arial”>10. Increase move
speed when you can.<o:p></o:p></font></span></b></p>

<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><font face=“Arial”>Once
you reach <span style=“color:#F79646”>level 5, you gain access to abilities
that can increase your speed</span>. This ‘speed’ ability is like sprinting
which drains your stamina while in use. You can use this skill repeatedly in
order to travel from village to village. This is especially important for early
players who do not have access to pets or mounts yet. While traveling, you may
find tonics that restore stamina and help you continue on running. Make use of
this skill as early as you can in order to get a lot of things done.<o:p></o:p></font></p>

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<p class=“MsoNoSpacing” style=“font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal;”><font face=“Arial”>So far
that does it for the 10 tips I have discovered in the game. I will try to make
more updates when possible. Hope you enjoyed what I was able to write down.
Have a great week everyone!</font><font face=“Agency FB, sans-serif”><o:p></o:p></font></p>


#6

The game sounds cool. I like the fact it has many things that I can customize. 


#7

There are indeed a lot of things to customize. You need not stay in robes just because you are a mage. But as long as you wear sufficient armor, you will survive. 


#8

<blockquote class=“Quote”>
<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/82409/cccombobreaker">cccombobreaker</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>There are indeed a lot of things to customize. You need not stay in robes just because you are a mage. But as long as you wear sufficient armor, you will survive. </div>
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Cool. Can’t wait for that. I’ll check out some videos of this game. Btw, who made the game? Japanese?


#9

I believe the game is Korean made. They’re the same ones who came out with Lineage a few years back. It was a good game but I stopped playing after a while.<div><br></div><div>This looks like a better game so far.</div>


#10

<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><a href=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDeMdjTmKck”>Here</a> is a video of Lineage. It might be familiar to you. :)</span></font>


#11

<blockquote class=“Quote”>
<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/82409/cccombobreaker">cccombobreaker</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>I believe the game is Korean made. They’re the same ones who came out with Lineage a few years back. It was a good game but I stopped playing after a while.<div><br></div><div>This looks like a better game so far.</div></div>
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Well hopefully it does, quit playing Lineage too. I got tired of it. This game sounds exciting. I want to explore every inch of that map already. 


#12

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/84158/katnisslover32">katnisslover32</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/82409/cccombobreaker">cccombobreaker</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>I believe the game is Korean made. They’re the same ones who came out with Lineage a few years back. It was a good game but I stopped playing after a while.<div><br></div><div>This looks like a better game so far.</div></div>
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Well hopefully it does, quit playing Lineage too. I got tired of it. This game sounds exciting. I want to explore every inch of that map already. </div>
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Yeah! Got any videos you wanna share? It looks great graphics-wise. I am especially excited about the house building.


#13

<blockquote class=“Quote”>
<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/82409/cccombobreaker">cccombobreaker</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/84158/katnisslover32">katnisslover32</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/82409/cccombobreaker">cccombobreaker</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>I believe the game is Korean made. They’re the same ones who came out with Lineage a few years back. It was a good game but I stopped playing after a while.<div><br></div><div>This looks like a better game so far.</div></div>
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Well hopefully it does, quit playing Lineage too. I got tired of it. This game sounds exciting. I want to explore every inch of that map already. </div>
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Yeah! Got any videos you wanna share? It looks great graphics-wise. I am especially excited about the house building.</div>
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I saw this <a href=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo4qJZ9p3LM”>one</a>, just a few minutes ago. I’m definitely excited now. 


#14

Nice one. Find some more and post it here please. These are some great finds!


#15

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/82409/cccombobreaker">cccombobreaker</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>Nice one. Find some more and post it here please. These are some great finds!</div>
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Sure, I’ll check some more stuff.