It happened already a few times that the forum went silent for weeks, like it is now (been lot worse tho), what i find weird is that other sites like GoHa and Inven are really quiet too. Seems like everyone is busy playing the game
Trion probably don’t want to share any game related news, since they are far from being ready to publish the game, and just don’t wish to hype up people too early.
Personally i don’t care about MMORPG.com, it’s a troll’s nest anyways, its hard to find any valuable info there among all the trash.
Yeah MMORPG.com is a harsh site to visit and generally either overly hyped based on nothing or overly negative. I must admit though, if it were not for MMORPG.com, I may have not discovered Archeage until much later.
It is really strange to see the skeptics doubting that Archeage can pull it off but at the same time knowing first hand that they have and once this game actually released, many will be absolutely blown away. Of course there will be many that have different priorities and will continue to nitpick. As for me, I feel like screaming from the highest mountain that Archeage is all that and the answer a lot of us have been waiting for in our MMOs for quite some time. For me personally, this is the MMO I have been waiting for my entire life.
It occurred to me the other night while sailing the sea's with my brother that the biggest thing that Archeage has brought back is the feeling of adventure in my MMO. Every night is a new adventure, last week I talked about an in-game experience whereas we were taking our trade packs via sea from the far north to far south. Upon reaching the port we were greeted by a pirate ship blockading the port firing on all that approach thus we got boarded, boat sunk and trade supplies stolen. It appears there was a massive assault upon the western shores, ship vs. ship, air to land, PvP everywhere. It was exciting! I felt as though I was talking about a movie to those at the dinner table and they seemed to be entertained by our stories.
Also since I have started trade routes, it has become very apparent that world PvP is alive and well. We hear a lot about PvP penalties and the lack thereof. After spending most my weekend growing crops for trade routes when those are stolen via PvP, it hurts and signifies many lost hours of harvesting. I couldn't imagine if there was a higher penalty and feel that it just works and until players understand how trade works, they just won't understand. I took a screenshot this weekend that may symbolize what PvP means in the game, the coordination and potential loss.
It just seems to me that us here at Archeagesource have a lot to talk about, lots of patches to talk about, and new features on the horizon yet we are in the middle of a lull. Maybe Archeagesource needs to hire a english speaking Korean to full decipher patch notes or clue us in as to the hot topics from the Korean forums. =P
In a nutshell, I'm sold hook, line and sinker. This is the game for me and my radar is now off for my next big MMO as I have found it, my new home is Archeage!