Friday, February 20, 2015

2/20 ArcheAge Livestream Recap & Link to Video

General:
  • Feb 23 is last day for:
    • Divine Gifts
    • Entrance Bonus quests for Serpentis and Sea of Drowned Love
    • ArcheMaster promotion
      • Dragon Bone chips
      • Library Expedition Tokens
  • ArcheMaster title stays at getting skills to 50 even after level increase
  • No similar title for 55
  • Blue Dolphin does not have sonar
    • Waiting for a response from XL


PTS:

  • Borderless windowed mode and inverted mouse were shown.
  • With lvl 55 hybrid specs are more viable.
  • New command for Fluffy
    • "tell me a secret fluffy!"
    • Instant lvl 53 (55 later in testing cycle)
    • 13 mails with gear and titles
    • 1000 gold
    • Lots of consumable
    • Takes a 2-5 minutes to receive
  • Labor is doubled, PTS only. This will not go live.
  • Patch Notes are being written currently
  • PTS is open now



Diamond Shores:

  • Is a PvP zones, features all levels of tension, war, and peace, like a normal PvP zone
    • You ear honor
  • 3 Climates - Tropical, Subarctic, Arid
  • No Bungalow housing yet
    • Later update
  • XP from 50-55 is lowered from the KR version
    • Takes 10's of millions of XP to go from 50-55
    • Library has inflated XP gain values
  • Fish Hook
  • Library Island
    • Blue Tent - Nuian Base Camp
    • Red Tent - Haranyan Base Camp
    • Base camps have peace buffs, similar to Nui priests or dungeon zone entrances
    • Peace zone at entrance to library
    • You can use either hub as either faction
    • No guards
    • Pirates can use them too
  • Can buy scrolls to teleport you directly inside library
  • Library
    • Workbench outside that shows you the materials needed to make the costumes.
    • Difficulty for floor 1 mobs in Library lowered from KR version
    • No PvP anywhere in Library
    • Purchasable teleport scrolls for each floor
      • 5 Gold for 1
      • 50 Gold for bundle of 12
      • Usable from anywhere in the world
    • Has multiple instances of each floor called Dimensions
      • 3 Instances available
      • Choose your dimension on zoning in
    • Can have mounts and combat pets out
      • Great place to level them because of inflated XP values for 50-55
    • Foliage in the way of entrances to stop blockades
  • Library Size
    • 64 Rooms per floor
      • 8x8 Grid
    • 8-12 Mobs per room
    • Corners have portals to a "break area"
      • One break area per floor
      • Quest hub
    • Floor 1 Break Room
      • Corner Reading Room to progressive dungeon (near 50 waves)
        • Further you get, the better rewards
      • Portal to to instanced boss like sea of drowned love
  • Level requirements
    • Floor 1 - 50
    • Floor 2 - 51
    • Floor 3 -53
  • Floor 2 Info
    • Level 53-54 mobs
    • 1-3 stars
  • Video shows Floor 2, first time seen since it was disabled in Alpha
  • Librarian's Coinpurses
    • Next tier above jester's
    • 15 labor points to open
    • Scale up similarly to Noble's -> Jester's
    • Average about 30 silver
    • Drop fine lunarite
    • Can drop rcheum Crystals and Essences (very rare)
  • Stolen Librarian Puches
    • 150 Labor to open
    • Increased chance to drop archeum
    • Can drop from all mobs in the library
    • Are not tradeable
  • Obisidan / Ayanad Patterns
    • Drops form rare book that drops off some mobs in library
    • 600 labor to open
    • Gives a random pattern
    • Every weapon has a pattern
    • Every armor slot has a pattern
    • Patterns can be traded, the books cannot
  • Obsidian Weapons
    • Materials
      • T1 - Malevolent Obsidian
        • Drop in Diamond Shores, Exeloch, Sungold
        • Also requires a salvaged illustrious weapon of same type
      • T2 - Some are from outside library, some from inside
      • T3/T4 - Mats come from deeper in the library
      • T5 - Drop from instanced bosses in library
      • T6 - Some components from library and some from world bosses
    • Stats
      • Gain some interesting stats
      • Short spear gains +Healing
      • Katana gains +Magic attack
      • Goal is empowering hybrid builds like Paladin, etc
    • Can be dual wielded like normal weapons
      • Exception Obsidian katana becomes main hand only
        • Can still dual wield a regular katana with it
  • Obsidian Weapons are Bind on Equip
  • When upgraded they become unbound


Rest of Auroria:

  • Can't get war cycles because it messes with sieges. Can currently only have 1 or the other
    • Including Sungold and Exeloch because they have the capacity for castles



Here's a link to the VOD on Trion's Twich: 2/20 ArcheAge Live Stream. I'd recommend checking it out if you want to see the library floor 1, floor 1 lobby, and floor 2 as they spent the second half of the stream in there.



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