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    FAQ - ArcheAge: Unchained [Updated 9/01/2019]

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    Are you keeping the Free To Play version of ArcheAge?

    Yes, both versions of ArcheAge (ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained) will co-exist. New content and updates are coming in the Fall.

    What are the differences between ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained?

    Your feedback over the years encouraged us to provide a different game experience for you, our community. ArcheAge: Unchained is a new way to play the game with a different business model. We've changed entirely its monetization which was simply not possible to this great extent with the already existing ArcheAge F2P version.
    In ArcheAge: Unchained there is no longer a subscription model. With a onetime purchase, you can enjoy the content as often as you want. You will be able to purchase vanity items via Credits and we will implement seasonal ArchePasses. We are focusing on fairer gameplay which is why we decided to change a few monetization features for ArcheAge: Unchained. There’ll be more information in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

    Why didn't you change the monetization of the original ArcheAge F2P version and instead make a new game out of it?
    Over the last years, we considered several ideas on how we could change the monetization system to create a more fair game experience for our community. Several changes have already been implemented in the original ArcheAge version such as the Hiram gear, the implementation of exchangeable mounts and pets for Manastorm Crystals and the Merchant’s Favor tokens in crates.
    Unfortunately, our idea for ArcheAge: Unchained was not feasible for the original ArcheAge F2P version with an already existing game economy. The original ArcheAge servers will remain and we will keep two different versions of ArcheAge with different business models.
    We absolutely believe that ArcheAge: Unchained is the right decision. We want to continue this adventure for several years with our great community for both versions - ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained.

    Will I be able to transfer my items or Credits between both versions?
    As ArcheAge: Unchained has a different business model, it will be implemented like a new game with a new server environment. There will be no transfer of items or characters between the already existing version and ArcheAge: Unchained. Credits can only be used where they have been bought.
    In ArcheAge: Unchained everyone starts fresh! There will be no additional bonus if you switch from the F2P version. It’s all about your skills, your dedication and the decisions that you make!

    What will be the price for ArcheAge: Unchained? When is the release date?
    We will reveal more information in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!

    Do I still have to get Patron Subscription?
    There will be no subscription in ArcheAge: Unchained. No one can simply purchase an advantage over others. Everyone will have the same amount of Labor regeneration and a cap of 5,000 Labor Points. Housing will be available for everyone.

    What about Apex?
    Apex will not exist in ArcheAge Unchained.

    Will there be new content alongside this release?
    Both ArcheAge versions will receive a new major update this fall. They will each have the same content and updates which will include a new skillset named Swiftblade, a revamp of the siege system, a new naval arena and lots more. We are super excited about this update!

    How will you handle alt accounts and multi-boxing in ArcheAge: Unchained?
    There is a limit of 3 accounts per player in ArcheAge: Unchained, and multi-client usage is restricted. This account limitation is based upon the current account restrictions in place in Korea. Bypassing these restrictions can result in disciplinary action taken on the accounts in question.

    Follow our social media platforms for regular updates! This is going to be epic!

    *Some topics discussed in this FAQ may be revised prior to the official release of ArchAge Unchained.

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    -- German and French translation will follow --

    When will ArcheAge: Unchained be released?
    ArcheAge: Unchained will be released on September 30th!

    How much will ArcheAge: Unchained cost and will it come with founder packs?
    ArcheAge: Unchained comes with 3 founder packs starting 25,99 EUR/USD based on region (EU/NA).

    Where can ArcheAge: Unchained be purchased?
    You can obtain a founder pack at archeageunchained.trionworlds.com - All founder packs can be seen there including their content.

    Will there be early access?
    No - Everyone starts at the same time so that there is a fair start for everyone on September 30th.

    Which version will ArcheAge: Unchained be on?
    ArcheAge: Unchained starts with the update Shadows Revealed. Including the new Swiftblade skillset and much more!

    ArchePass: What is that?
    The ArchePass is a new system introduced in ArcheAge: Unchained which gives you the chance to obtain cosmetic items by playing the game and fulfilling daily missions. Daily missions will grant you XP to raise your tier.
    The basic side of the pass gives gameplay items while the premium pass is used for the cosmetics.
    While progressing through the tiers you will also be able to obtain a new currency called Diligence Coins on the basic path.

    Diligence Coins can be used to unlock various items like Pets/Gliders/Housing Items. Diligence coins are only obtained via the "Basic Rewards" of the ArchePass.

    Will there be a Collector's Edition?
    There are 3 different Founder Packs, but there will be no additional Collector's Edition.

    Will there be changes to the trading system or trade pack changes?
    No - The system stays the same, but your feedback on this topic will be forwarded to the ArcheAge game team.

    Will it be available on Steam?
    Our intention is to release on Steam with the release date - We'll have more information about it as we get closer to the release date.

    Does the crime point system change?
    A new system to reduce your time spent in prison will be introduced but the crime points system is not going to be changed.

    Is ArcheAge: Unchained changing the housing system? Will there be a landlock?
    Everyone will have the chance to own land now but the housing zones are not going to be instanced - they will remain the same as they currently are. Additionally, there will be a landlock until the first Saturday after release (05.10) to grant everyone the chance to get their beloved housing plot.

    What is going to be in the marketplace?
    The marketplace will have items that are cosmetic in nature like Dye Tickets and Salon Certificates. There is not going to be any kind of lock boxes/mounts/gliders/houses e.g.

    Can I transfer my items from legacy/fresh start to ArcheAge: Unchained?
    No - It is not possible to transfer items or credits to ArcheAge: Unchained to guarantee the same chances for everyone.

    Are servers going to be separated?
    Yes, the NA and EU servers will be separated.

    Will it be on Glyph or a standalone client for Unchained?
    It will stay on Glyph as its own game version.

    Is Hiramgear going to be in Unchained?
    Yes - Equipment of Hiram can be obtained in ArcheAge: Unchained.

    Are the marketplace items bound?
    We've asked XL to set every item like Costumes to be bound on pickup and locked to your character.

    Is there any plan about South America servers?
    Currently, there are no plans of SA servers for the release of ArcheAge: Unchained!

    Is ArcheAge: Unchained coming with a 64bit Client?
    Yes, the 64bit client will be available with the start of ArcheAge: Unchained!

    Are there going to be more streams?
    Yes, every Friday until release. We'll let you know about every stream beforehand.

    What about the Korean labor system?
    The Korean labor system is currently being discussed with XL. We're going to let you know about it as soon as there is information to spread.

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