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ArcheAge

All Gone! We've got beta keys for ArcheAge, an MMO with the ethos of Eve

ArcheAge: the good sort of piracy.

UPDATE: Sorry all keys have been given out.

ArcheAge - pronounced Arr-chee-ahh-jee, probably - is chasing the one thing MMOs lack: a sense of permanence. In a genre where quests can be reset and progress undone in seconds, ArcheAge is about ownership: sailing the seas in a ship you’ve built yourself, or renting out land to other players.

Like the sound of that? Go on, then: grab a key for the beta beginning tomorrow.

Bash your details into the widget below, if you don’t mind - and make sure you’ve created and signed into a PCGamesN account before you do so. We'll keep you updated on this and future giveaways via Twitter and Facebook.

It’s important to note that these aren’t Steam codes - like proud allotment owners, MMO developers always make their own everything. You’ll need to visit the ArcheAge account page to redeem yours.

ArcheAge is exciting in the way Star Wars: Galaxies once was. That ship? You can captain a crew of friends from its wheel. But beware a life of piracy: your crimes could see you held to account in front of a player-run court and banished to an island for thieves. Or maybe you’ll use some of your booty to bribe the jury into a ‘not guilty’ verdict.

What was the last MMO you played that gave you that sort of freedom to make your (cross-shaped) mark on the map?

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I played this game with a translated version of the Russian client a while back. It was fun and all but didn't seem to be anything for me due to its focused PvP gameplay.

What I enjoy from MMO's are the PvE aspect, running around with friends doing quests. There's PvE here as well, but the main focus is the PvP.

I wonder how (if at all) different the NA/EU version is compared to the Russian version, seeing that the RU version is already done (well, open beta, but we all know what open beta means in F2P MMO's).

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Like you, I've always been more of a fan of PvE. Can you recommend any good ones?

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If you like quality PvE content you have to try The Secret World. It has the best quests, "wold" (more like zones ...) design and, to some degree, dungeons. PvP is there, but totally optional and, imo, mostly broken and unbalanced. What I mean is that unless you join a "battleground" everyone is friend with everyone, like a WoW PvE server, without the faction controlled zones.

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The Secret World is really awesome. The quests are puzzles that you gotta figure out the answer, so if you aren't into puzzles, I don't recommend it. You could also cheat ofc and look for a guide, but for me the fun is in figuring it out. guild wars 2 also has a very rich PVE content and the pvp isn't bad, but completely optional.

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hi..I'm getting an error after the 2nd e-mail request saying i already participated at this...but i barely made the account here now....any ideas how i can fix this?pls help

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It is IP flagged so if your on a shared network someone else might have requested one.

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Got a friend getting this too. Any Ideas?

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I don't care how it's really pronounced. From now on it shall be Arr-chee-ahh-jee in this house.

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Guys CBT 4 you got also keys for it?? when u will release them?

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Chesnokov's picture
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Interesting way to give out keys, not exactly getting one, but possibly if you're chosen.

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Chesnokov's picture
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Just got mine!!! Thank you. been hunting for days!

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Thank you

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wow, thanks guys, 5 mins and i got my beta key, much appreciated.

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Thank you very much.

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Hope I get a key. Thank you and good luck everyone!

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Yes! I just got a key! Thanks!!!

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Thanks Guys... 2mins for getting my Betakey!!! It really works!

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Hope i get a key,Ty guys!

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ugh I am not a big fan of pvp. maybe this one will change my mind

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Thanks

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Thanks for the Beta Key. :D

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Thanks! Now my bf doesn't have to watch me play in envy!

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OMG thanks so much!

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Screw the rules, I have my beta key!

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Hey it is saying I already participated but I didn't! Help!

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Thank you sooo much for the key!!!!

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Hopefully I can get a key, thanks.

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Yes i got the key !

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Thank you so much!

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thanks!

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JUST GOT MY KEY. Only took 2 mins xD

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fk yea not valid key..

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Wow every time this website has key even no...How much key does archeage give this website all other mmohuts are out

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hopefully!

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i got an email with a key but it dose not work. Do you have to Waite until the beta starts?

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nvm i got it to work thanks for the beta key! =D

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say what in yer butt?

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Thank you very much guys for the key. I will be checking back often for news about other games :)

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Game is amazing cant wait to play it first 2 betas were amazing

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Why there's a Tencent tag for ArcheAge? o.O

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Rock and roll.

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Wow cool thanks guys got a key in less then 10 seconds! :D

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Really thank you :)

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TY for the key

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thank you for the key :)

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I got a key! Just sharing - For those with no luck with beta keys, you may try http://facebook.com/beneinzo or http://facebook.com/einsofgaming. They are giving out keys. Good luck! I got mine from there.

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We had some debates in our group about the pronunciation of the game's name until we watched a video with the devs. Conclusion? It's pronounced Ark Age. :) Here's a video with one of the devs (just Googled it and this was one of many that came up) introducing herself at about the 2:05 mark: http://youtu.be/2cvcTL8S4e4

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More Keys available in giveaway here: http://goo.gl/DMXq9O

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Archlord. I liked to ride along the world

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More Keys available in giveaway here: http://goo.gl/DMXq9O

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