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ArcheAge Unchained

When the first ArcheAge was released, it was a huge chapter for COTP.  The initial game hype was off the charts, and we had a lot of fun at first... Unfortunately they had some pretty big missteps with the release schedule and some content that was not released as planned (or poorly handled).  A lot of the issues with the game can be attributed to conflicts between the original Korean developer XL Games and the USA publisher Trion Worlds.  Over time the game went F2P and quickly became a Pay2Win game.  Let's just say that the community was unhappy with the direction of the game. 
Enter GamIgo Games!  Last year Gamigo Games purchased Trion Worlds and acquired the ownership rights of ArcheAge.  As a direct result of all the community backlash, they decided to release a completely different version of the game.  By popular demand, ArcheAge Unchained is going to be a completely separate game on its own, and they are eliminating the big P2W problems.  ArcheAge Unchained is being released on October 15th, and it will be a Buy 2 Play model.  You pay the initial game cost up front, and after that there will be no subscriptions or "Premium monthly costs".  The only items for sale in the "cash shop" will be 100% cosmetic, and anything game impacting from the original ArcheAge game was removed.  For example, the game was due to come out the last weekend in September, but Gamigo Games decided to delay the game for more PTS testing.  The big change they were working on was to make all cosmetic items Bound on Pickup / Purchase.  They wanted to avoid anyone buying cosmetic items for RL money and then selling them on the in-game marketplace to earn gold.  Many people in the community saw this as being slightly Pay 2 Win, so it was removed from the game!

Here is a good video talking about the upcoming release of ArcheAge Unchained, and some history of the original game:
 

At this point we don't have any official plans of a COTP Chapter, but we will certainly go that way if we get enough people interested!
If you want more information, here is the full copy / paste of the FAQ from the official ArcheAge Unchained forums:

 
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By Damis

Fractured MMO

Fractured is an open-world fantasy sandbox MMORPG which blends action combat with fully interactive environments, appealing equally to lovers of competitive and cooperative gameplay. Jump right into the fray from day one. Defeat your enemies with skill and wit, not equipment or level. Gather resources, craft, trade and venture into legendary travels as a solitary hero, or start a settlement with your guild and grow it into the next empire. A true sandbox MMORPG, Fractured lets players pursue the gameplay they enjoy, create the type of character they enjoy, and focus on doing what they enjoy. 
Fractured Key Features
Unique And Dynamic Setting – Explore the universe of Fractured, which is spread across three planets – Arboreus, Syndesia, and Tartaros. Travel is an important part of the game experience; unlike many traditional MMORPGS, players must find a way to survive as they traverse the worlds. In addition, eclipses, unique PvE events, have a huge impact on the lives of demons and humans. The state of the universe, and even the position of planets, matters!
Race Is More Than Cosmetic – The race you belong to has an actual impact on game mechanics, from the type of society you live in to the ways you can interact with other players. Choose a human and live in – or at odds with – a feudal society. Be a beastman, and live in harmony with nature. Or, choose a demon, and slake your thirst for blood and revenge!
Crafting That Matters – Finding a broadsword in the corpse of a rat sounds a little unlikely? Forget about old RPG clichés and enter a world where every item is crafted by players. Exploit the uneven distribution of resources to get high profits when trading at faraway markets – but make sure you reach your destination alive!
Get Into The Action – You do not need to grind zombies for 80 hours or reach some level limit before you can join your friends on adventures. In Fractured, you can take part in any content from the first day in the game! The Knowledge system offers power and flexibility, allowing players to develop exactly the character they wish to play.
Action Combat Evolved – Fractured melds the combat style you’ve loved in single-player Action RPGs with a complex sandbox universe. Learn to aim, dodge and master over 400 abilities and 40 unique status effects: only your skills and tactics will lead you to victory! The environment is fully interactive, and can be used to give you an edge in your adventures.
https://fracturedmmo.com/
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By Damis

Maestrom Free to Play on Steam.

Maestrom
Grim fantasy combined with thunderous naval combat in a vibrant, monster-saturated world! Captain an Orc, Dwarf or Human warship and sail the turbulent Abyssal Ocean with online multiplayer, in free-for-all & team based matches.

Be ruthless! Sink other players ships, take their loot and collect their bounty! Be greedy! Maps are littered with floating treasure chests and ships loaded with gold. Be cunning! As the match progresses hungry sea monsters become more aggressive and encroach the safe waters ships can sail in. Ships sailing in 'Dead Waters' for too long end up as monster chow! Be unsinkable! At the end of a match ships can be upgraded and customized with captains, cannons, armor, mates and more! WARSHIPS WIN WITH WITS
Enemy ships can be rammed, grappled and boarded!
Maneuver a ship through the swelling sea and prepare for ramming! The faster the ship is moving the more devastating the collision will be on impact.

Boarding locks both ships in place while crews fight it out. If one crew manages to kill all of the opposing crew, it can spell disaster & sink a ship quickly, sending it to the depths!

ARMOR, AMMO AND POSITIONAL DAMAGE
Each ship has armor on all four sides. The armor sections serve as additional defense toward damage to that side and must be destroyed before the ship's hull can be damaged. Maneuvering to keep your armor between you and your enemy is vital to staying afloat - and seeking the enemy's damaged sides will make you much more lethal in combat!Every cannon has access to three kinds of ammunition and can swap during combat to suit the situation. Ammo is unlimited.
Iron shot blasts chunks out of ship armor and hull. Chain shot is used to shred enemy sails and cripple a ship’s speed. Grapeshot slaughters enemy crew and makes ships easier to board. LURKING THE DEEP
Like the ocean they reside in, sea monsters are titanic forces of nature. They stalk unwary captains and can devour a ship whole. Like this Murkwater Thrasher.

FREE-TO-PLAY DEFINITION FOR MAELSTROM:
As Free-to-Play definitions vary with games we want to define it clearly so players know what they can expect: All gameplay and progress can be unlocked by playing the game for free. No additional purchases are needed to enjoy the game to its fullest extent. There are no ways to purchase a competitive advantage in game. Players must play the game to progress & become more powerful. There are no ways to purchase a top tier ship with a powerful crew, it must be earned by playing the game. Players can however, accelerate progression with boosts. Gold is in-game currency and earned by playing the game. Gunpowder is premium currency & the only item sold for cash in-game. It is used to buy all of the premium items in the store such as the battle pass, cosmetics, boosters & bundles. Gunpowder can also be earned for free via the Battle Pass, completing quests & checking the store. Battle Passes unlock cosmetics, gold or gunpowder & there is a premium track that unlocks additional rewards for gunpowder. Future content will be added through seasonal Battle Passes, events or content drops. There are no loot boxes. All Items are directly purchasable in the store. https://store.steampowered.com/app/764050/Maelstrom/
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By Damis

Astellia Launching September 28th.

Astellia  is launching officially on September 27, but those who have  pre-ordered the game can start to filter into the game world as early as this afternoon. Players who purchased a Legendary Pack can begin their journey this afternoon, with the game world opening up to everyone through the course of the next seven days.
Legendary Pack
- Start Date: 9/20 @ 5:00pm PDT (2:00 CEST)?
Platinum Pack
- Start Date: 9/23 @ 5:00pm PDT (2:00 CEST)?
Gold Pack
- Start Date: 9/26 @ 5:00pm PDT (2:00 CEST)?
Official Launch Start
- Start Date: 9/27 @ 5:00pm PDT (2:00 CEST)?
For those on the fence about purchasing the game, Astellia can now be played with a subscription model. For $9.99 a month, players can dive into Astellia and decide for themselves if the experience is worth the full price. If so, you can then upgrade your account with the full game purchase. 
The subscription doesn't offer players the chance to hop in early, but it does afford something the ability to try it for a month without spending the full price on the game.However, keep in mind that any payments made towards the subscription cannot be used towards the purchase the game. 
Read more at https://www.mmorpg.com/astellia/news/astellia-adds-subscription-plan-to-give-players-another-way-to-play-the-mmo-1000053642#4BUZRIEk1HKXZH0w.99
 
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By Damis

ESO: SCALEBREAKER DLC GAME PACK

The Scalebreaker DLC game pack brings two new Season of the Dragon dungeons, expanding upon the events of both Wrathstone and Elsweyr. The Dragons are free from the Halls of Colossus, and now you must deal with the fallout of their release. While these stories are part of the year-long saga, you can enjoy both without having completed either of the year’s earlier content—enjoy!
Lair of Maarselok
For centuries, Maarselok slept deep in the mountains between Elsweyr and Grahtwood. However, upon the opening of the Halls of Colossus, this monstrous Dragon has awoken, and now threatens to spread his corruption into the domain of the Wood Elves. Only with the help of the Warlock Carindon and the forest spirit Selene can you defeat this terrifying new Dragon!

Hunt the great Dragon Maarselok!
Moongrave Fane
Hidden within a fallen Khajiiti temple, the vampires of the Hollowfang prepare to perform a terrible ritual. Joined by the former Dragonguard Grundwulf, they wish to drain the blood from a captured Dragon! You and your team must fight your way into the fallen ruin and put a stop to their plan before it’s too late.
Both dungeons can be attempted in Normal and Veteran difficulties, with a Veteran Hard Mode option available for those looking for a challenge. Brave delvers can discover new rewards up for grabs in both dungeons, too, including new item sets, Achievements, collectibles, and more.
PURCHASE DETAILS
The Scalebreaker DLC game pack is free for all ESO Plus members and available for purchase for 1,500 crowns from the in-game Crown Store (listed under DLC).
https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/home
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I know there is a few of us currently playing. If you are playing please post your in game game name so we can add each other to our friends list.

 

If you played it before and was like meh. I encourage you to give it a try again. I was on the fence when I first bought in but I am really liking where this game is going.

 

Lastly I you have been looking at it but just not sure. Feel free to post your questions here or look us up in mumble. This is a very niche old school game. If your looking for a mo seen through back with a very deep storyline that mixes original ultimas with some ultima online elements this might be a fit for you.

 

This game is still in pre-alpha so you might want to wait but if you want to help contribute to designing the game there is few games that takes the feedback of their communities more serious as these Devs.

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 Lifedragon,  I think its very friendly to casual players. Part of what is going to make it fun are the player based events. Inseril and I saw some of the the evidence of that this past Sunday. We were playing and saw a lot of the people in one of the guilds running around naked. I believe they were having a overland relay trying to go from one part of a continent to another while avoiding the wildlife on the way. There were bodies all along the path. Only hard part for a casual player right now I think are the player wipes that go on for most any alpha/beta. With the latest patch there is more of a learning curve but I think making skills use based will be for the better and is helping to flesh out the game. IF you get the chance my ingame name is Spryone DeRonin and I would love to try and help with any questions that I can.

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I just picked it up with the steam sale. My character is Aztos Drake.

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I will definitely be playing this once it gets released.  For now I just don't want to play it too much and get burned out on a character that will be reset at launch. ;)

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I will definitely be playing this once it gets released.  For now I just don't want to play it too much and get burned out on a character that will be reset at launch. ;)

You make an excellent point.  I generally play a lot when they do their monthly release to get the "Grand Tour" hat item and to test out new features.  The game is really coming along, the community is very active with player run events.  There is a very steep learning curb for players with the combat system and lack of hand holding in the game.

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Trusin Talon

 

Also I love the questing... I had forgotten how engaging it was to actually talk to NPC's. If you learn about them you can even find unique quests or information you wouldn't otherwise know by bringing it up in a conversation. 

I spent like 4 hours the other night just getting to know NPC's lol.

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Trusin Talon

 

Also I love the questing... I had forgotten how engaging it was to actually talk to NPC's. If you learn about them you can even find unique quests or information you wouldn't otherwise know by bringing it up in a conversation. 

I spent like 4 hours the other night just getting to know NPC's lol.

I will add you when I log on tonight.  I am Inseril Moonbow.  This is really just a fun old school game.  I would like to team up even if it is a small group of 2 or 3.  This is the first game I can say that I actually enjoy crafting in.

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I promised myself to never support buy in early access again !

 

New name; Led Ledders

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Pirant Swiftfeet at your service, yipeeeeee!

 

Thank you Steam Chinese New Year sale!

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers

Grim

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Wow the player housing in this game is amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers

Grim

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Aztos Drake not found....

 

Rerolled already?

 

 

 

Cheers

Grim

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Before the wipe. I'm now Aztos Drakkus and I wonder if that's why I never see anyone online ever. 

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I am in game as Mekong Peacemaker. I did start a guild with my TSW friends as I didn't realize there was a CotP chapter in Shroud. But I would love to hang with you guys. I will add you all. :)

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Greetings. I've just applied to CotP under the Tree of Savior chapter and was browsing around to find you guys play Shroud of the Avatar too. I'm already in a casual guild for SOTA named Moongate Travelers, and our town is named Rift's End. I would love to be involved with you guys and your town as well. I plan on building a heavy support healing character, and will be placing my Town deed in Rift's End. Perhaps if the spot comes available I could place a Row deed in your town for instant teleport access. I'll be playing more steadily after the final wipe on July 28.

Character name: Etheom

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How is this game turning out? 

To be perfectly honest, I can see this game becoming great for community fun and sandbox fun, but anything seriously competitive doesn't seem plausible to me. The story is really cool, the role-playing depth is there, the sandbox freedom is there, but it lacks features that attract me still. Maybe they will surprise me in the coming year. Realistically my hope is the game will remain B2P after launch so I can explore the world and decorate my house, but I'll be playing other more competitive games too.

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I thought they were planning a B2P chapter style, like base game + expansions, but I could have misunderstood.

 

I am not particularly into the seriously competitive angle myself, so that doesn't hinder me aside from the fact that it may draw less people. Going to be giving it another try here. I'd really like to see if there is much room for collaborative effort as that is what I'd really like to find.

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I thought they were planning a B2P chapter style

Yes I corrected my post to B2P. This is their original announcement. They did recently mention and nudge the idea of subscription, but nobody knows the details and everyone is speculating/hoping it will be an optional subscription that gives us store credit or something like that.

 

Indeed, the game is developing into a beautiful world and will be great to explore the hidden areas. However, I would be very surprised if they put the game in a position where it became my sole gaming interest as many MMO's of the past have.

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Hey Everyone.  Real Life has been taking up way too much of my gaming time but I am back.  I am splitting time between a few games but if you need an invite to the guild send me let me know.

My name in game is Inseril Moonbow.

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Just  loaded SOTA and am in game as Tzindal Drucas if  you can pass in invitation this way

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