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Trion: We control prices in ArcheAge's cash shop

Earlier this afternoon, ArcheAge Community Manager Scapes hopped on the forums to kick off a local question-and-answer session with ArcheAge fans and answered a number of queries, chief among them a question about how much control Trion will have over the prices in ArcheAge's western cash shop....

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ArcheAge Japan going F2P, getting 1.0 patch in April

Japanese ArcheAge publisher GameOn has announced that the fantasy sandpark will switch to a free-to-play business model on April 24th. The monthly subscription will still be available, and MMO Culture reports that players who pony up will "get tons of bonuses." The April 24th update will also...

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ArcheAge Russia punishes 57,955 destructive players; ArcheAge West opens forums, streams

If you're lucky enough to be playing the Russian version of ArcheAge, then you're probably pretty annoyed at the MMO's recent server downtime. It might make you feel better to know the outage was the result of Mail.ru's investigation into mass exploits plaguing the game since its soft launch last...

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Meet Civilization Online's four civs

XLGAMES announced its four civilizations from Civilization Online today, although sadly the Mole People were absent from this list. The four civilizations are China (led by Qin Shi Huang), Rome (led by Julius Caesar), Egypt (led by Hatshepsut), and Azteca (let by Montezuma). Civilization Online...

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Leaderboard: ArcheAge vs. ESO vs. WildStar... Fight!

Now that Trion has confirmed a 2014 launch date for ArcheAge, my excitement level for this year's crop of triple-A MMORPGs is on the rise. I've been warming to The Elder Scrolls Online in recent weeks, and hell, I may even play WildStar. All three of these games are timesinks, though, so I'm...

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The Soapbox: Does Trion realize what it has in ArcheAge?

Can I share how nervous I am about the fact that ArcheAge is finally heading West? Thanks because I really need someone to talk to about this stuff. I'm going to skip over the F2P hand-wringing, both because I covered it nine months ago and because there's nothing anyone can do about it. And...

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The Daily Grind: Do you put any stock in pre-release dev quotes?

This past week saw a couple of interesting developer quotes surface regarding ArcheAge and The Elder Scrolls Online. I don't know about you guys, but I filed them away for future reference, both because I'm cynical and because the topics covered are high on my personal pucker factor list. First...

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Trion CM confirms F2P ArcheAge coming to Americas and Europe this year

Trion community manager Evan "Scapes" Berman has announced that ArcheAge's western alpha will expand in the weeks following GDC. In a post on AA's early-adopter fansite ArcheAge Source, Berman explained that pre-launch beta packages will be offered which grant closed beta access, and he confirmed...

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The Daily Grind: What do you hope to learn from GDC?

GDC 2014 starts tomorrow, and while I'm not making the trip this year, I still hope to learn a thing or two from all the news that's sure to follow. Chief on my want list is some sort of ArcheAge announcement from XLGAMES and/or Trion. What about you, Massively readers? Are you hoping for...

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ArcheAge Russia IP blocks only apply to new accounts, Mail.Ru 'negotiating' with XL

The saga of ArcheAge Russia continues today as publisher Mail.Ru has updated the game's website with the status of its "negotiations" with developer XLGAMES. As we reported yesterday, XL requested IP blocks for the Russian release of its popular sandpark title, presumably due to an influx of both...

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