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Archeage Failing Already

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Well my initial impressions of Archeage during the Alpha and Beta were very positive, unfortunately with the official release they have been very negative.

The headstart was very rough for me with the 3+ hours queues, disconnects when I finally got connected and little to no support from Trion. I actually queued more then I played during the whole of the headstart.

Fortunately they have now issued new servers but this makes little difference to the queues to the old server and with no ability to transfer characters to a less cluttered server people who paid £115 for Alcheum Founder Pack this is a real kick. The items from the founder packs are locked to your characters meaning you can’t get them on new characters.

Although the game plays well with little to no lag, it gets to the point when after queuing for a few hours you can’t be bothered to play when you finally get in.

I’m currently on night shift which means I can get on from around 10am and play for a couple hours before I go to sleep.

Let’s hope they increase the capacity of the servers and close them for new characters meaning the Patron status will actually be worth it.

As the game currently stands Trion have until mid December to make Patron more appealing otherwise I won’t be renewing it.

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Archeage Alpha Beta and Everything else

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I had no choice but to get the Archeage Archeum founders pack, the extras alone cover double the cost of the pack. After playing a dozen character skill sets out of the hundreds you can use, I decided to stick with the Gypsy, this seemed to be what worked the best for me. I currently play with my friends who are tanks so I take no damage and deal a lot from a distant while they take the brunt of the damage for me. I have vitalism so can heal them which balances it all out. As I played through the Alpha and Beta I decided to use this time to search and experiment rather then playing and following the main story. Although the home, farm and Auction aspect of the game is for Patrons (monthly subscription) only, I feel that the overall cost is great at around half of most current MMO’s. The Free to Play game for those who don’t want to pay the subscription is great, Patrons only receive a speed boost but still have greater costs to constraint to with the likes of land taxes etc. Of course it’s only in open beta currently but my overall feeling is as a free to play MMO you will be spoilt for choice and could play without spending anything happily for your whole time playing.

It has been said that you will be able to purchase Patron status with in game gold made from quests etc.

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My first CS:GO Rank

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I have been playing Counter Strike Global Offensive on and off for months now mainly casual and the gun game mode. When I started streaming I decided to try and do more competitive play and I’m currently 2 wins away from my first rank. This won’t sound impressive to anyone else but for someone who is below average at this game, it’s actually a great achievement well in my opinion anyway.

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I was expecting to only get Silver 1 but I’m apparently Silver Elite Master Rank 😀
Ranks

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Arma 3 Wasteland

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I’ve been spending the last few nights playing and streaming Arma 3 wasteland missions with some steam friends. This game mode is great you find guns and ammo randomly around the level as well as gun, vehicle and general stores placed around to upgrade your gear. The objectives are randomly generated missions and town capture. The great thing about it is when you die it doesn’t take you long to get back into the game battle. There is a group management system to make a group with friends. The survival aspect is to stay alive and to watch you thirst and hunger levels, due to the amount of missions loaded randomly throughout the map you also have NPC’s to watch out for.

You sometimes find yourself lost in a game for hours while a large group tries to hunt you down, the mission file is continually updated with fresh missions or mods to make the game better but sometimes it does the opposite.

The current server I play on has added ATM’s along with vehicle stations to refuel, rearm or repair your vehicles. Unfortunately they have also added map sections to capture along with the town capture points.

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Streaming

Well since my PC upgrade I have been spending most nights streaming or recording, I wanted to upload some of my game play to YouTube. I find video editing to be hard so non of my finished videos look good enough or entertaining enough for YouTube. Once I get the hang of it I might start uploading a lot more to YouTube.

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