ArcheAge saw players bribing jurys “within the first week of alpha” | PCGamesN

ArcheAge saw players bribing jurys “within the first week of alpha”

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XL, the makers of ArcheAge, created a sprawling MMO that gave players freedom to build kingdoms, design spawling trading routes, and preside over their own in-game justice system. It took less than a week for them to be bribing the jury.

Trion couldn’t be happier.

“It’s interplayer conflict which is far more interesting than almost anything developers can create,” Trion CEO Scott Hartsmann tells me. This has meant that a ‘jury of your peers’ can sometimes let you off for cash reward or condemn you just because. “There’s been times when, since it’s luck of the draw who gets picked for the jury, it will be a jury full of people who are guildmates and friends. You’d think that would always result in someone getting off, about half the time we’re seeing people sticking it to their own friends.”

“The player justice system is there so that if you commit crimes against your own faction, other people can find evidence that a crime was committed and report yourself for that crime.” There are real consequences to your actions, too, Scott explains. “You can end up in jail.”

It’s not all bad in prison. There are items in there that you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, there are ways to break out before your sentence is up but that blot will be on your record as long as other players can hold it in their mind. And with player on player violence a common occurrence in ArcheAge someone could be waiting for you around every corner.

“It’s one of the great things about it being an open ended sandbox,” says Scott. “It’s something you would never see in a theme park, committing crimes against your own faction.

ArcheAge isn’t all prisons and back alley stabbings, you can sail a ship crewed by other players across the high seas, carrying trade or chasing down pirates. Or, if land ownership is your thing, then buy up a plot and start building a farm and selling produce. If the rent’s a little high then you can start a rebellion and kill the player who owns the region.

Everything I’ve heard about ArcheAge makes it sound like the fantasy cousin of Eve Online and Star Wars Galaxies.

Trion announced today that ArcheAge will be entering closed beta on 17 July. You can apply for a place by registering your interest or buy your way in as a founder.

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BraveToaster Avatar
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3 Years ago

Oh sweet. An actually innovative MMO. I thought WoW killed those

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Jonah The Bear Avatar
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3 Years ago

i wouldn't get your hopes up, i played the russian release and even though I can't read russian i was able to quest without a single hitch. What i could discern is that to get a boat(my only goal) you needed to farm and to farm you needed land. beyond that however farming consists of 3d farmville. You plant your crop and wait 7 hours and then you can harvest

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BraveToaster Avatar
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3 Years ago

oh I know better than to get my hopes up for videogames in 2014

It's still nice to see fresh ideas though.

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Lobbo Branco Avatar
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3 Years ago

Actually, you were playing first version of Archeage in the russian open beta. The patch 1.2 now allows you to receive 30 gilda stars until lv30 doing quests, so can have your first boat very quickly.

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ArcusTenshi Avatar
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3 Years ago

"I could discren is that to get a boat (my only goal)"

There we have it, you don't have the right to really discredit ArcheAge, if you are an Alpha Player, then you wasted your money. Why so? Because you didn't research the game before playing it. Do not expect this game to be a typical themepark. Expect something better

And 3d farmville? Please, it's more like Rune Factory & Harvest Moon & stop exaggerating things, it does not take 7 hours. There are some plants that takes 30 minutes at most while others -- mostly trees -- takes 3 days. If you don't ahve the patient with that then ArcheAge isn't for you.

Stop talking crap when you haven't played ArcheAge and if you ever had, then ... this isn't your game.

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ArcusTenshi Avatar
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3 Years ago

I've been playing this game since ... April 17. I'm an early alpha tester for which I got the alpha key from my referall, xDrac. This was before the alpha founders as well and there were barely any people in the game then.

Let me tell you, don't talk shit about this game before commenting. There's enough ignorant people who thinks that just because they see a video or a twitch, that they know how the game works.

I for one... would rate this game as my favorite MMORPG. This is the revolution that we've been waiting for: the breaker of themepark, the getaway from themepark.

Graphics Wise? This game is amazing and I saw someone comment in joystiq how the graphics of this game is worst than LOTRO. Please, that person does not play MMORPG at all. Here's my HIGH (Not max) pictures for ArcheAge

Gameplay Wise? Amazing, you can never run out of things to do unless of courese you play 24/7

Recommended Play/style? Group Play, solo is still possible but it gets lonely sometimes.

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