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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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  2. Yep, one of the best trailer makers in the industry. Now if their game was only that good.
  3. The new World of Warcraft expansion was announced just recently at Blizzon. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. One of the best announcement trailers in the past few years. Check it out.
  4. Never mind, found it. I'm in game as Kuvasz a dwarven Paladin. with Mining and jewelry.
  5. Which server? I'm thinking of giving this another swing.
  6. Triona and I have quite a few things that came up recently that we need to take care of before we get back into WoW. I am projecting a few months to be safe. We are not quitting the guild or the game. I may be on periodically, but I cant guesstimate when we will be back to a regular gaming schedule at this time.
  7. We have a CotP guild that Dryaad created... Just a casual group atm, but who knows where the future will take it. There is more info in the WoW Classic channel in our Discord. Grim
  8. I've been enjoying Classic WOW too. Been thinking why is that? Chat is generally friendly and helpful. People selling stuff. People asking for help. People LFG, etc. Early on in Elwyn Forest there is this quest to kill Hogger, an elite mob. It seems impossible to do this solo. Well, for me it was. But I saw someone in chat LFG for this, so I teamed up. We got him. Mission accomplished! Later on, I'd see other positing LFG to do this. So, being nearby, I'd help out. Contrast that to the last time I played retail. This was when BFA just came out. I decided to try out a brand new level 1 character and progress through zones I've not yet done so. Quite a bit of my time doing that was solo. When I got to do dungeons, I did many of those. But used the Dungeon Queue function. Where it made it easy, and automated, to group up and be instantly teleported to any dungeon. You didn't have to really interact with the other players to be successful in your dungeon run. I think the Classic servers restrict you to playing only with other players on a given server. Compared to Retail, you can play with just about anyone from any server. So I feel that I can have a reputation on Pagle with how I play my character. Am I a jerk in chat? Am I a good Priest? Do I make those cool Linen 6 Bags? I think all those things are helping make the game more social. You have to work with others to achieve your goals. My 2 coppers.
  9. I don't know. I've been mostly playing on the Pagle server (Classic). Have a Warlock (10) and Priest (15). I ended up joining a guild "IF Cats and Tea Club" that was recruiting in Elwynn Forset for the time being. Feel free to give me a hollar if you need help, or want to group up. I can make Linen Bags (6 slots). I mostly been playing late night during the work week. And sometimes during the day on Weekends. It's been fun seeing the different guild recruitment messages in chat. This one below is my favorite.
  10. With the number of people above, have you all been able to get together and form a guild?
  11. Thanks for that info, Vraith Much appreciated! Grim
  12. Classic Content Plan Phase 1 (Classic Launch) Molten Core Onyxia Maraudon Phase 2 Dire Maul Azuregos Kazzak Phase 3 Blackwing Lair Darkmoon Faire Darkmoon deck drops begin Phase 4 Zul’Gurub Green Dragons Phase 5 Ahn’Qiraj War Effort begins Ahn’Qiraj raids open when the war effort dictates Dungeon loot reconfiguration: Tier 0.5 Dungeon gear, Relics, drop rates and location changes Phase 6 Naxxramas Scourge Invasion V
  13. I really hesitated at re-subbing into WoW Classic, after playing since beta and the retail version just not doing it for me... But then I had an epiphany. I really needed this, for WoW to be re-released in the classic form... I realized that I had lost interest in WoW retail a while ago, it is just missing the feel of adventure and more than that, friendly people that you meet... I have already met so many really nice folks, where in retail that, to me, is missing. I am truly having a blast, adventuring around the world and going alt bananas again. hehe. It almost feels like, something that was missing, has been restored. I really hope that they will continue to develop this version and not make is the same as it is in retail... Cheers Grim
  14. I broke down and re-subbed, to give classic a whirl... I am curious to see if the feel is what it was when I played beta forward. I sent out a few friend requests, under my user name pirant#1300 Not sure the class I will play yet, but it / they will be on Pagle... Cheers Grim
  15. Twitch for WOW mod management works really well! Yes, I agree. I forgot to mention I'm using that.
  16. Grab the Twitch app. They bought(?) Curse. Easy way to manage any addons that are uploaded there. Just trying Inventorian, I really want Bagnon for Classic though.
  17. Hi, I had played for a couple days Classic Wow. Tracking quests was becoming more and more difficult and tedious. I was alt+tabbing to google search or YT search where I could find quest stuff; mobs, items, etc. This Saturday I tried out Questie. And wow, did that help. It made things much easier with where to go. With things appearing on your map and mini map. Sort of made it feel like cheating. Because it would appear on your maps; big and mini. Though in regular WOW it shows similar info. So I dunno. But not using it, and trying to find stuff on my own was getting too tedious as to be enjoyable. Especially when competing with other players for mobs. Things seem to spawn less frequently. Which made wonder what mods might you be using for Classic Wow? And what do you think about using something like Questie?
  18. Hey arrjayzor, I created a bunch of characters on Pagle (5 Alllance, 5 Horde) yesterday. I also have a Gnome (Rogue) named Remontoire (only lvl 3, but he'll be an Enginner/Miner), and I'd be happy to group up. I sent you a friend request (from MadBlue#1405).. Now if I can only get through the queue today.
  19. Hi! I created an Alliance character on the Pagle server named Nucleargnome. Send me a tell or contact me on Battle.net (Battle.net id is arrjayzor#1681) if you want to group up. I'm not sure if there will be enough interest to start a guild chapter in Classic WoW. For now, we'll just have a good time leveling up. Also, I created a pair of Horde toons (Pano and Lonestarr) on Herod. cya!
  20. FYI I hoped on WOW tonight on the regular server. I see the Message of the Day that reads: "Want to play Classic? We're rolling Alliance on Pagle."
  21. I'm curious to try Classic. I played vanilla WOW when it was released. So it could be fun again. I've played WOW on and off over the years. Last time I played was for about a month when the last big expansion came out. I did sub for 1 month tonight. WOW Classic servers allow you to create a character and get your name. But that's it for now. I did this on Grobbulus (RPPVP) server. Be aware that you can only be on either Horde or Alliance on the PVP servers for that account. Here's an article on how to. It's pretty simple and straightforward. The WOW classic client is around 3.5 GBs. You access it under VERSION, next to ACCOUNT in your BN client. https://www.pcgamer.com/wow-classic-name-reserve/ EDIT: I'd probably be playing it casually. With maybe some longer sessions on the weekends.
  22. I am in no way going to lead anything, but I would dig very much somebody picking this up. If not I can join another, but CotP is the OBVIOUS preference!
  23. i would be intrested in joining, if the group was strong.
  24. Sorry just now saw this. There is an opt in on your account and then it is random acceptance.
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