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ArcheAge In Japan - Closed Beta Report by Fido


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Hello guys,

Fido made an Insider and a forum post on ArcheAge-Online.de.

Looking at the changes, it is pretty worthwile translating it as the japanese went crazy with some changes!

 

If you want, take a look at Fido's Insider first:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFWS2d2LRVU

 

Here is the translations of the summary Fido posted:

 

Full "Pay to Play"

Boxed sales for 39 € and 1 month gametime.

Gametime around 20 US$/month

 

No Item Shop

Although it is unclear how UCC-Potions are made. (User created content)

 

Improved Client

"Unbelievable good FPS ingame"

"Performance strongly improved compared to KR"

"No desktop client; game starts via weblauncher"

 

Modified Trading

You don't get money from trading

Only delphi coins; but payment is the same as in korea.

 

Modified PvE

Mobs are really strong

Bossmobs are harder

Casting mobs (especially Elite) are really hard to kill

Really bad drop rates for Akhium

 

Comparison table 100 Lvl11 Horses in Lilyut Meadow with Lv13 Char:

                                           

Loot     Korea  -->   Japan
Total     100  -->   100
Money  68  -->   87
Sm Potion   9  -->   4
Sm M. Potion    8   -->  4
Gear(all rarity)    5  -->   3
Blue Akhium pwd.     5  -->   2
Green Akhium pwd.     3   -->  -
Red Akhium pwd.     2  -->   -
 

(sorry I don't know how to make tables)

 

According to a german player it's getting a little better on higher lvls.

Currently theres no Akhium in the AH(normal for beta)

If theres any, it gets bought within seconds.

 

Modified PvP
War system just as in Korea
1 hour of war; 4 hours peacetime.
In Japan, there IS peacetime on Liberty Island - 1 hours peace/1 hour war preparation rotating.

 

Modified prices on Mirage Island

General stuff has the same price, but more advanced things are more expensive:

 

Blueprint   Price Korea  -->  Price Japan

 

Underwater farm 14 coins --> 30 coins

Tractor      10 coins  --> 70 coins

Big house   500 coins --> 1000 coins

50 slot chest  30 coins -->  150 coins

Crafting station  20 coins --> 40 coins

Battleship        100 coins  --> 200 coins

Tradeship       50 coins   --> 200 coins

Guild mansion    1000 coins --> 2000 coins

 

 

Modified prices at NPCs

Same as above

 

Good   Price Korea --> Price Japan

Rank 2 Catalyst    12S --> 24S

Rank 3 Catalyst   24S  --> 72S

Ink                10 S --> 1G

 

 

Modified prices for character "services"

Resetting skilltree

Korea: 10S per skill in tree

Japan: 50S per skill in tree

 

Example:

Level 50 player with 15 skills in a tree

Price Korea: 1 Gold 50 Silver

Price Japan: 7 Gold 50 Silver

 

Changing skill tree

- tba -

 

 

NPC Merchants

No portal stones

No animal food(breeding)

No animal healing potion(for sick cows)

Farmers workbench available

 

Materials for portal stones

Stone (3 in KR / 5 in JP)

Powder (1 in KR / 3 in JP)

 

Without farmers workbench, no animal food.

So breeding is impossible in the beginning.

 

 

Lore

Partially completely new cutscenes

Quests adjusted to japan

Cutscenes full japanese synchro

 

Labour Points

No difference to Home Users in KR

5 LP every 5 minutes

At start max 1000 LP;  10 more max LP per 100 LP used

 

Status Quo

"Hard to tell"

Closed beta; level cap Lv35

Hell Swamp, Long Sand, Lokas Checkers, Steppe Belt, RoH and Hasla not walkeable as well as northern continent

Everything is there on the map though(will be opened for OBT probably)

Northern sea without islands on map

You can already lock your vehicles

Fishing, inscription crafting and composing is not implemented

No yata breeding

Partially changes to the game that were only recently introduced in KR; for example UI changes to see available crafting receipes.

 

This list is going to be updated the more Fido gets to know about ArcheAge in Japan.

 

 

IMPORTANT!

Japan is in Closed Beta, there can be a lot of changes in the next couple of days.

The Open Beta starts next weekend and what will be in there will be the status of Release.

 

 

Source:

http://archeage-onli...eues-aus-Japan-(Closed-Beta-Report)&p=38658&viewfull=1#post38658

 

 

 

 

EDIT:

 

News about Japan release by Fido

 

ArcheAge is going to be released on Thursday, 2013-07-11 at  12:00 JPT(12 p.m. ;noon)

 

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GameOn already noted that Pre-Order buyers can create their characters beforehand, starting 2013-07-05 17:00 JPT (5 p.m.) and ending 2013-07-08 17:00 JPT.

To play ArcheAge JP you will need a PMANG-ID. To distribute the game, GameOn relies on the stable system from Neowiz Games.

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Players are further adviced not to delete their CBT clients because it is no problem to patch them up to the OBT client [which will be the release version].

 

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There was a livestream yesterday, 2013-07-02 about the japanese release. It will work as an info dump about the following topics:

 

1) Basics of the game

2) Housing Areas - Everything about crating and farming

3) The challenge - Everything about instances

4) The Future - Updates after release

 

The stream can be seen here:

http://www.ustream.t...nnel/gameon-tv1

[Obviusly japanese so you don't understand much..]

 

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As a little addition, there will be an ArcheAge guide in retail stores to help newcomers get a better start into the game. The book is full of illustrations and screenshots.

 

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Content of the book:

Class System

Basics of PvE

PvP-System

Farming and Housing

All receipes at release state and material guide

 

Buying the book gives you some ingame items:

 

[Small Chest] - 10 slots chest(housing item)

[10x excellent potion] - Heals 2600 - 2800 HP

[XP Potion] - Gives 10k XP

 

Cost: 1260 Yen

ISBN: 978-4-04-729054-9

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Together with ArcheAge JP there will also be the third book of the ArcheAge Saga by Jeon-Min Hee.

The title of the book is "The Snow Birds" and is about Kyprosas in the northern kingdom Meir.

 

So far the japanese version is only availalbe as an e-book for 350 Yen (e.g. Amazon Kindle Store).

 

With the release of ArcheAge in Japan we now have 2 regional releases for the game. Let's hope that Trion Worlds gives more information about ArcheAge in EU/NA soon. Let's wish GameOn and Neowiz Games a big success with their new title!


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ohh, nice info, seems like they are doing a good job of localising it to their own market

gametime seems pretty expensive tho o.o


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Improved Client
"No desktop client; game starts via weblauncher"

We heard about from this before, now seems its going live, still wonder what uber net is required for this.
 

Modified PvE
Mobs are really strong
Bossmobs are harder
Casting mobs (especially Elite) are really hard to kill
Really bad drop rates for Akhium
 
Comparison table 100 Lvl11 Horses in Lilyut Meadow with Lv13 Char:
                                           
Loot     Korea  -->   Japan
Total     100  -->   100
Money  68  -->   87
Sm Potion   9  -->   4
Sm M. Potion    8   -->  4
Gear(all rarity)    5  -->   3
Blue Akhium pwd.     5  -->   2
Green Akhium pwd.     3   -->  -
Red Akhium pwd.     2  -->   -
 
(sorry I don't know how to make tables)

Personally i like these changes, it makes PvE a bit harder, but in the background i can already hear MMORPG trolls "ohhhh no even more grinding in JP version".
KeksX don't worry about the table, i will edit your post and fix it, later, and you can check the code.
 

Modified Trading
You don't get money from trading
Only delphi coins; but payment is the same as in korea.
 
Modified prices on Mirage Island
General stuff has the same price, but more advanced things are more expensive:
 
Blueprint   Price Korea  -->  Price Japan
 
Underwater farm 14 coins --> 30 coins
Tractor      10 coins  --> 70 coins
Big house   500 coins --> 1000 coins
50 slot chest  30 coins -->  150 coins
Crafting station  20 coins --> 40 coins
Battleship        100 coins  --> 20 coins
Tradeship       50 coins   --> 200 coins
Guild mansion    1000 coins --> 2000 coins

Seems they are heavily forcing trading on everyone.
 

Modified prices for character "services"
Resetting skilltree
Korea: 10S per skill in tree
Japan: 50S per skill in tree
 
Example:
Level 50 player with 15 skills in a tree
Price Korea: 1 Gold 50 Silver
Price Japan: 7 Gold 50 Silver
 
Changing skill tree
- tba -

This is something i don't like.
 

NPC Merchants
No portal stones
 
Materials for portal stones
Stone (3 in KR / 5 in JP)
Powder (1 in KR / 3 in JP)

This is also a nice solution, to make porting more expensive.
 

Status Quo
"Hard to tell"
Closed beta; level cap Lv35
Hell Swamp, Long Sand, Lokas Checkers, Steppe Belt, RoH and Hasla not walkeable as well as northern continent
Everything is there on the map though(will be opened for OBT probably)
Northern sea without islands on map
You can already lock your vehicles
Fishing, inscription crafting and composing is not implemented
No yata breeding
Partially changes to the game that were only recently introduced in KR; for example UI changes to see available crafting receipes.

Same as in the Chinese beta, guess this is waiting for us too (related to content).

 

Note:

Still no news about PvP related changes, safe zones, crafting mechanics... going to wait until more info leaks before discussing some things.

So, as you can see, there are some differences between the KR and JP versions of AA, who knows what changes will our version gonna have...



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I'm sorry, I forgot to add the PvP section. There is already info on that! Its in the OP now!


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I'm sorry, I forgot to add the PvP section. There is already info on that! Its in the OP now!

You slacker :D

I knew that i read something related to PvP on the German site :)

 

Modified PvP
War system just as in Korea
1 hour of war; 4 hours peacetime.
In Japan, there IS peacetime on Liberty Island - 1 hours peace/1 hour war preparation rotating.

But still not enough, still no news about PvP damage reduction for example.

And ofc thumbsdown.gif from me for this!



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Looks nice, quite decent changes. This also shows that trion doesnt have to copy the f2p model.
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Those changes are terrible.

 

Now no way to make money from PvP... High respec costs and lower drop rates means everything will be more expensive and in the end to effectively  PvP with consumables/quality gear you will have to do A LOT of PvE for cash. Also 4 hours peace time in contested zones??? WTF

 

I hope Trion goes the complete other way then the Japanese did.


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We hope Trion goes the Japanese way :=) Don't care on any casual anymore Yay!


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Didnt have time to read through all the changes when I replied, yeh the changes in pvp are more then horible. I still keep wishing a pvp server in west.
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Didnt have time to read through all the changes when I replied, yeh the changes in pvp are more then horible. I still keep wishing a pvp server in west.

Its Japan...


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Its Japan...


You managed to read the title, good job keksi!
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You managed to read the title, good job keksi!

 

What I meant: they don't like pvp.

 

Also I also managed to write it yaay!:D


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Great article, thanks for the information.
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if its open beta next week is that japan only like Korean AA was or open to west as well? also agree with most changes accept the pvp stuff and trade for coins only it should still be a choice.


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Korean has been live retail since January, West is still waiting on information from Trion.
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I think he means will people from the west be able to play in the Japanese open beta?


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thats correct i wouldn't mind a look even if some of the systems might be diff to whats going west.


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Although I play the Korean I'd also like the chance to play the Japanese version, just to see what changes they made and how It "might" influence the worst but as a previous comment stated they have different tastes and preferences, but we'll see xD


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I wouldn't mind trying either but then I'd be the sort of player to settle in with one game community. Japan or wait for NA.

PvP has never been a big selling point as far as I know for Japanese gaming community. Personal experience wise, we mostly rather play together than against each other in MMOs. I tend to be the same but I have to admit being intrigued with the PvP. So whichever way Trion decides to bring the game to NA, I'd be okay with it.


 


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Nice work buddy, interesting to compare the different markets. In "my" opinion the hike on certain mats will make the Japanese economy stronger having proper gold sinks, some may complain about making thing expensive but in a year the Japanese economy will be in a far better shape (not withstanding bots) 

 

But PVP needs to tuned up and I hope this is the case for America, it should be as harsh as it is in EVE Online


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