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ArcheAge bans 16k spam accounts in alpha

Ahh, spammers. They are the mosquitos of the MMO world if mosquitos could email and send global chat messages. Trion is no stranger to spam-squashing and as Community Manager Evan "Scapes" Berman demonstrated in a recent post, the studio is bringing out the big guns against ArcheAge's spammers who...

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The Daily Grind: Is PLEX/APEX/C.R.E.D.D. risky for developers?

Trion announced ArcheAge's APEX system recently, and while I'm sure it has its own wrinkles, my first instinct was to compare it to EVE Online's PLEX. It's a fascinating idea, allowing players with knowledge of an in-game economy to leverage said knowledge into enough currency to buy tradeable...

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Trion details ArcheAge's patron status, APEX system

Trion has detailed its plans for Patron status in ArcheAge, which it says takes a cue from the company's experience in converting RIFT to a free-to-play business model. Patron status is basically ArcheAge's premium service tier, though Trion says it isn't required to play and instead "adds to the...

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The Stream Team: Choose My Adventure moves to ArcheAge

If you've wanted the chance to direct Massively's MJ in her ArcheAge adventures, here's that chance! Choose My Adventure is hooking up with The Stream Team for a full month of viewer-driven escapades in the sandbox's alpha. First up, choosing which race she'll play for the two-hour adventures...

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ArcheAge launching with patch 1.2, Trion 'eager to maintain sandbox nature'

Trion has announced that it will launch ArcheAge with XLGAMES' 1.2 patch already applied. Trion community manager Evan "Scapes" Berman explains on the game's North American forums. Initially released in Korea, [the 1.0] update has been the source of no small amount of concern from our ArcheAge...

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The Stream Team: Flying high in ArcheAge

Now that Massively's MJ has her own glider in ArcheAge, will she ever be content with just bipedal locomotion again? Can she get back into the swing of ground-based adventures, or will she continue to seek out the highest mountains just to leap off them? Since she can't shoot fireballs from the...

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Get a feel for Civilization Online with this beta video

The first round of closed beta testing for Civilization Online has wrapped up in Korea, and the folks at XLGAMES have put together a video showing off this online spin-off from the classic strategy series. The nine-minute video shows the collaborative efforts to build up a town and the equally...

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The Stream Team: Seeking and destroying in ArcheAge's alpha

Besides giant mutated spiders and other fantastical mobs, ArcheAge also has an assortment of contraptions. Last time, Massively's MJ had to track down pieces of a mining whirly-gig that exploded high in the air over the kobald-infested mine -- probably because she's the one who broke it! She also...

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Civilization Online review rounds out with combat and replay

Looking at Civilization Online with longing might not be a great idea, as there are currently no plans for a release here in North America, but Steparu has been reviewing the beta, and if you'd like to find out what it's about the last part is available now. This final portion covers the game's...

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Civ Online review looks at building, PvP, and more

Steparu's back with part deux of an ongoing Civilization Online review. There's a lot to digest this time around, including bits about progression, the building and card systems, era changes, and realm-vs.-realm PvP. The review contains a good amount of video content, too, and we've included a...

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