The Kakao Games team has begun the process of reopening the market for both ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Untrained. In addition, the Fresh Start servers, which have been postponed until further notice, have begun to open for requests.
The market problem stemmed from an error in the data transfer process in early December when Kakao took over publishing for the franchise. Some bugs have occurred and players are compensated for items that cannot be carried over to the global build. This compensation happened for a much higher amount than it should have been. The team closed the market last week and removed the pockets of cash and extra credits. Markets in both games will reopen after maintenance today, and players who logged in between Thursday, February 17 and Thursday, February 24 will receive special compensation. ArcheAge: Untrained players will get a 3-day subscription extension, while ArcheAge player get 3 days Patronage. Honor Victory Rating 5 and Honor Potion Rating 5 will be awarded to players of both games.
However, with the reopening of the market, this does not completely solve the problem. Because the cash bags were eliminated, some players didn’t actually spend their credits. Next week they will introduce a new coin called Rosen Crystals for players who have had this happen to them and lost their credit. There will be a store dedicated to spending them. To complicate matters, some players have received and spent credits they shouldn’t have and Kakao is looking at the possibility of implementing measures to balance the economy but Not are considering account sanctions.
The good news is that the Fresh Start servers – Nehliya, Kyrios, Kyprosa and Erenor – have opened up to territorial claims, sieges and factional alliances. The delay of the Fresh Start servers has been going on for a while, and things have recently started to look up as more content and progress is enabled. Players will now have some extra freedom to venture in a different direction if they want to.
See the update notes at ArcheAge.
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