Is ArcheAge the Next MMO to Consume Your Life? Find Out When Closed Beta Starts July 17

Trion Worlds announces closed beta for upcoming MMO will begin next week; you can pay $50 to guarantee yourself a spot.

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The closed beta for Trion Worlds and XLGames' upcoming MMORPG ArcheAge will begin on July 17 at 10 a.m. PDT, the publisher and developer announced today.

Like ArcheAge's alpha, the level cap for the beta will be 50. And if you want to share your experiences with other people through video, screenshots, or live-streams? No problem, as there is no non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in place for the ArcheAge beta.

ArcheAge was created by Jake Song, the man perhaps best known for his work on the Lineage series. The game aims to separate itself from the pack by letting players adventure through the world at their own pace and by blazing their own trails. You won't find pre-defined paths.

Like most other MMOs out there, ArcheAge also has a PvP system that lets groups of players duke it out--but in this game, you can do so on land or sea. You can also build a virtual home and build farms that impact and influence the game's economy.

The ArcheAge beta will conclude on July 21 at 10 a.m. PDT. You can guarantee yourself a spot in the beta by paying at least $50 for "Founder" status. Trion Worlds also released a new trailer for the game today, which you can watch above.

XLGames is also working on Civilization Online, an MMO based on Sid Meier's popular strategy series.

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Discussion

73 comments
Cristero
Cristero

I've been looking for a new MMORPG for around five years now. This is it. Awesome crafting and economy system directly influenced by players, player skill-based combat system (which means a lvl 30 can beat a level 40 if he/she has enough skill), unique sandbox features. I could go on, but I'm sure I already made my point clear.


I'm currently playing the closed beta and I'm having a blast. My life is ruined now.

ndev222
ndev222

This is a fantastic game. The 50 bucks is offset by the perks you get based on their cash shop value. I would pay 50 bucks for this game if that was the purchase cost, but it's free. I feel the cost is justified to support the developers so they'll hopefully have reason to continue releasing content. But don't take my word for it...

gohan661
gohan661

Hmmm this or Destiny.... THIS or DESTINY?

Destiny it is

RedDragonGecko
RedDragonGecko

This was just an Ad. I came in here expecting an article about the game.

Silly me.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Lol $50 to play a beta, lol my prostate hurts.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Why would I pay you to beta test a mediocre game with old features.

123whatever
123whatever

All these.people bashing it and labeling it as something its not.. Haven't even tried it. Doubt they even read the whole article passed Korean mmo. Lol. Trion is developing g it for the west and standardizing it. It is the greatest mmo to make it to the west. It changes the genre. No its not tera. Its like lineage and eve humped and had a baby... And that baby grew up and had a baby with assassins creed black flag. Its not Grindy anymore than you want it to be. This is a crafter's, traders, and PvP gamers dream mmo. Try it. If you don't. You.don't deserve to comment on it because your words are misguided and ignorant.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

too many MMOs on the market just for developers to get a bit of extra cash on the side. because of this, MMOs don't look like they'll be evolving any time soon. hopefully in 10 years some game will redefine the genre..

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

Lol sorry, anything releasing the same day as the destiny beta is getting automatically squashed

jp01919283w23
jp01919283w23

ROFL , this game sucks ass... another streetfighter MMO

DeadorRock
DeadorRock

I'm tired of korean MMOs. Played through 3 different games in the last 10 years, the most recent being Aion. In the end they're all the same grindfest of poorly-designed features, not to mention the inherent probability of them all becoming P2W to a point you just quit.

Decided to buy FFXIV:ARR and give it a try. Been subbed for 5 months now and I have absolutely no regrets.

The_Last_Paladi
The_Last_Paladi

I'm guessing this will be another MMO people will play for about 3 months before moving on to the next big MMO...

Arcius_Azrael
Arcius_Azrael

Nothing new, nothing unique. I used to love MMO but now, a good, compelling story is all that matters for me.

hitomo
hitomo

this game is old ... sandbox/tera mix

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

I don't think I will pay 50$ to get myself a spot..I'd rather take my chances with an invite.


Biggest mistake you can make is invest into something that you might think it's good and then getting disappointed by it (that's what I did with ESO and I hate myself for it).

MrStygian
MrStygian

I've played the Korean version, played the Western Alpha and the game is pretty solid. However, I'm going to be torn once the Repopulation comes out :|

lorider25
lorider25

that world looks empty as f***

Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

any chance of it coming to ps4?  I'm really waiting for EQ Next for the ps4 but this will probably do as well. Im getting tired of DC Universe

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

"ArcheAge was created by Jake Song, the man perhaps best known for his work on the Lineage series. The game aims to separate itself from the pack by letting players adventure through the world at their own pace and by blazing their own trails. You won't find pre-defined paths."

Ah so let me get this right then.  Eastern MMO grind-fest with no story or questing and F2P monetization.  What is not to like there? LOL

golden1elite
golden1elite

Paid 140 for the Alpha Access...  What a kick ass game, when I get bored of questing I can farm in the much better crafting and trading system than LameWOW.  Then if I feel like being a bad ass I go around trying to find other peoples crops to steal!  I have never been caught and had to go to jail yet though(cross fingers). LOL.  Sometimes it is funny to just listen to the live jury trials taking place against other thefts lol.

Ombus
Ombus

@vrajitorugaoz its 2014 ...better grow up man....

the graphics looks great.. it doesnt have to be a 4 cuad core game to be great. -.-

ndev222
ndev222

@biggestnewb What? Please explain what it would take to "redefine the genre." Oh you mean like CoD has redefined the genre? Or BF has redefined the genre? Sometimes it's enough to stick to what works and implement it well - which XL and Trion have done.

demrocks
demrocks

@SphinxDemon 50k beta keys gone in 15 minutes......as if PC Master Race cares about a average shooter :P

hahaha.

123whatever
123whatever

Wait... What game is out there that allows you to make a farm. Harvest trees. Ore. Fabric and food... Craft a boat. Sale across a vast ocean. And wage war on an enemy faction who used their resources to build a castle. Let me know.

therealzorvan
therealzorvan

@golden1elite You paid $140 for a F2P game that you'll also have to cugh up $15 a month for the "privilege" of renting a house.


You are THE 100% Grade AAA sucker these developers aim for.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

Lol I'm sorry but my PC can handle this game ten times over. But I'll still play ffxiv over this free to play garbage any day.

bryanhudd
bryanhudd

@hitomo @Darkhol0w I want to play ESO. But since I'm mainly a console guy, I cringe over the thought of paying monthly for a game.

Ombus
Ombus

@kgbinusa @Ombus @vrajitorugaoz  killzone shadow fall looks better than tera and eve.... your point being ? ... it doesn`t have to look the best to be a great game.. look minecraft.. and this game doesn`t look bad too.

Ombus
Ombus

@SphinxDemon same as the other... we are better without you :D we want a clean community .. no somebody who says a gama its garbage without actually trying it :D



DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@Dianezevic @123whatever Why would you compare any real game to a Facebook game? Even IF there was an FB game that let you do all this, why would I want to play a game where the "crafting a boat then sailing across the vast ocean" part for instance meant just clicking a boat icon, then clicking the sea or possibly the continent across it?

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

@Ombus @PinchySkree No it's just you are unable to realise that when you are sucking on that mediocrity you are note elsewhere in games that actually matter. Like The Old Republic biodrones.

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@Ombus @SphinxDemon I would love to try this game but sadly there doesn't seem to be an option to do so without buying it (the "Founder status" price is basically a full game price)

Ombus
Ombus

@DawnBlue @Ombus @SphinxDemon you can have luck and get an invite onto an beta event or wait for a while when the game launches and play then... its f2p