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    Preparing ArcheAge for Version 1.2 on Alpha, Beta, and Beyond


    Busy days ahead, adventurers!

    Two weeks ago, ArcheAge Team members returned from visiting the developers in Korea where both XLGames and Trion Worlds jointly decided it best to launch the game in North America and Europe with Patch 1.2. If you haven't yet, be sure to read our announcement on the topic, then come back and read the rest of this article!

    We've been hard at work getting ready for the release of Patch 1.2 on Alpha and are actively QA testing the build set to go live this week. To differentiate from the Korean naming schema, we'll be calling it ArcheAge Version 1.2, Build 4.1. Due to our hurry to get feedback from players on how the gameplay feels, it will not contain the Trion-specific game changes mentioned previously on the forums (such as Gilda Star rewards for international trade routes).

    Full patch notes will be published in both the Alpha and public forums before it hits the Alpha servers. Yes, plural: we'll be spinning up a new Alpha server named Omega with the release of this build. Omega is located in North America rather than Europe due to resources in our Amsterdam server location being used for Beta preparation. This second Alpha server will allow us to test what a pure Version 1.2 environment plays like. At this time, server transfers will not be possible.

    As a result of our decision to launch with Version 1.2 content, Beta was postponed by a few weeks. With Alpha testing about to begin, we're glad to announce that Closed Beta Events will be starting in mid-to-late July. These events will last three to five days each with access being granted by random invitation or purchase of a Founder's Pack. We'll be hosting invite giveaways in the coming weeks and will open up European servers during these events. An all-access Open Beta phase will follow these events, after which we'll wipe the servers of all progress and data to begin Head Start and launch later this year.

    We're thrilled to have you joining us for ArcheAge's path to launch. Thank you for being part of our pre-release community!

    The ArcheAge Team

    Read the full article on the website.

    UPDATE: ArcheAge Version 1.2 Build 4.1 patch notes are now live:
    http://forums.archeagegame.com/showt...4)-Patch-Notes

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    Woot awesome news, thanks Scapes!

    Two questions, can you confirm if the Alpha servers will be available for regular play after being converted to PTS? Or will they only be available for testing periods?

    Also, can you clarify for us what Trion's position is on having the Alpha server's up during the Closed Beta vs Open Beta events? There seems to be some confusion. If I remember correctly, Victoria mentioned that the Alpha servers would be available for play up until, and including, the first "OBT" event, and may be available for play during future "OBT" events, but it would depend on how things went with beta. Can you confirm this?

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    Were The patch notes at? Will the level 55 trees be going into game just without the ability to get level 55 talents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaosx View Post
    Two questions, can you confirm if the Alpha servers will be available for regular play after being converted to PTS? Or will they only be available for testing periods?
    Remains to be seen. We'll know more about our PTS needs closer to launch.

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    Also, can you clarify for us what Trion's position is on having the Alpha server's up during the Closed Beta vs Open Beta events?
    Alpha and Omega will be available during Closed Beta Event 1, after which we'll evaluate whether they continue to be during CBEs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyPirate View Post
    Were The patch notes at? Will the level 55 trees be going into game just without the ability to get level 55 talents?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scapes View Post
    Full patch notes will be published in both the Alpha and public forums before it hits the Alpha servers.
    See above.

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    Is the Mid July(11th-20th) date for the first Closed Beta Event a FIRM date or could it possibly end up being Late July(21st-31st). I arbitrarily divided the month into Early(1st-10th) Mid(11th-20th) Late(21st-31st).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scapes View Post
    Remains to be seen. We'll know more about our PTS needs closer to launch.

    Alpha and Omega will be available during Closed Beta Event 1, after which we'll evaluate whether they continue to be during CBEs.
    Thanks for clarifying that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southernstar71 View Post
    Is the Mid July(11th-20th) date for the first Closed Beta Event a FIRM date or could it possibly end up being Late July(21st-31st). I arbitrarily divided the month into Early(1st-10th) Mid(11th-20th) Late(21st-31st).
    We've purposefully used "mid-to-late" July to allow us some wiggle room in case the Beta candidate build we receive doesn't pass muster.

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    Great news Scapes, can't wait to test it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scapes View Post
    We've purposefully used "mid-to-late" July to allow us some wiggle room in case the Beta candidate build we receive doesn't pass muster.
    K... just wanted to double-check if late July was still a possibility so I can have realistic expectations and not make stupid posts if it does slide to late July.

    Here's to hoping the Beta candidate build you receive is perfect......

    thanks for the reply.....

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