The absolute strongest warriors in ArcheAge have a new enemy to battle in the Karkasse Ridgelands. Meseth, The Red Dragon is no longer the only massive world boss to terrorize the land and seas. ArcheAge’s latest update brings forth her brother, Ferath, The Black Dragon and he is hungry for vengeance!
The fearsome Black Dragon has a variety of skills that make him more powerful than the red dragon. Terrifying Roar locks his enemies in place and Dragon’s Meteorite sends them straight to the Nui.
Trion Worlds, known for publishing and developing MMOs such as ArcheAge, Defiance and Rift has been acquired by Gamigo, a Germany-based game publisher known for publishing free-to-play MMOs and browser games. The official statement posted on the Rift forums says that Trion will be under new ownership, but the games they publish will continue on in capable hands.
The acquisition involves letting go of some of Trion’s staff. The full extent and details of the transition has yet to be revealed. For more information, visit the official Rift forums and Trion Worlds site.
The newest major content expansion is on its way to Western version of ArcheAge. Trion Worlds has announced that ArcheAge’s 5.0 expansion called ‘Relics of Hiram’ will arrive on October 24th. Relics of Hiram (5.0+) will add the first ever new skill set called ‘Malediction’. This means that players will be able to play with a total of 45 new class combinations!
- New skill set: Malediction
- 45 new class combinations
- Increased Ancestral Level Cap from 7 to 34
- New Auroria zone: Western Hiram Mountains
- Ability to customize floors, walls, and ceilings for small and medium-sized houses
- Achievements for collecting ArcheAge mounts
- Changes to how tradepacks are valued (now based on duration)
- New tempering system
- Ability to queue for multiple arenas
To better balance the game’s server populations, several ArcheAge servers will be merged, or “evolved”, as Trion Worlds calls it on October 17-18. Both North American and European servers will be affected. While the new server names have not been finally chosen yet, we know which servers will be merged.
Trion Worlds has brought new ArcheAge content for players of the Fresh Start servers to conquer. Mighty foes that Legacy players have battled for years, Thunderwing Titan and Delphinad Ghost Ships will now join the Fresh Start servers. The Reedwind zone, home to the monstrous Thunderwing Titan, has also been made available to explore.
The next stage of the ArcheAge: Legends Return fresh start servers will begin on June 13th with the Conquer phase. Players on Legends Return servers will receive an update that will allow them to claim land in the Golden Ruins, challenge the Serpentis raid dungeon, prove themselves in the Sea of Drowned Love and Sea of Drowned Love’s weekend version and defeat Meina and Glenn in Auroria.
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ArcheAge 4.5 will be updated to live servers today with two new fresh start servers and new events like Shadow Invasions, dragon mounts and more. A new trailer has been published for 4.5 Legends Return update, but it’s hard not to notice that most of the footage are re-used from other trailers. We’ve covered the upcoming changes coming with update in more length in a previous post, but you can also find all up-to-date information on Update 4.5 and the fresh start servers on the official Trion site page.
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