One of our awesome Massively readers forwarded to us an email from Trion Worlds
CEO Scott Hartsman
alpha testers. In it, Hartsman thanked the players and noted how their numbers had helped to stress test the studio's hardware.
"The massive number of Archeum Founders has really helped us stress test the way we do things: We've already had to expand the capacity of the server to three times the number of characters that one world is expected to have," Hartsman wrote. "That you've propelled ArcheAge
as high up as the #2 game on all of Twitch.tv has really been humbling for all of us. It makes us want to work even harder to deliver the best release that we possibly can."
Hartman reported that the studio had doubled the amount of server hardware twice since the alpha started. He also indicated that the team is preparing for a new alpha build, beta testing, and launch day.
[Thanks to Paragonlostinspace for the tip!]