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Alysianah aka Saylah
Mystic Worlds - it's just an illusion of life.
Interests: Geek by day and wizard by night. I'm an avid fan of all things fantasy, including MMORPGs. My newest adventure has taken my love of crafting out of game and into my real life! Visit my handcrafted jewelry shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NomadicEclectic The image used as my blog's logo is one of my favorite digital creations. It combines two photographs of a model a friend was shooting, a waterfall in the Rocky Mountains from his own portfolio and a stock image of a dove.
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Link to Part 1 Here are other questions I see new players ask on a regular basis or things I learned the hard way. Public Regal Stations Some crafting recipes require regal workstations. Typically, these workstations are crafted by players specializing in that profession and placed in their homes. Each faction has one set of public regal workstations available to the general population. For the West Faction, public Regal Workstations are located in Wardton, Solzreed. You’ll see a cluster of houses together with workstations on the porch and some inside. Those are regal workstations you can use. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Mystic Worlds
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Last night was my first experience doing naval combat in ArcheAge. Lag aside, it was a resounding success and some of the most fun I’ve had in the game to date. A big thanks to the Praetorian guild for organizing the event and inviting The Immortal Imperial Legion. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
I don't think it's acceptable that: 1. Headstart people were in 6 hour queues when the number of those players was a known quantity 2. Servers like Kyrios with 8+ hour queues should have been locked on release day to avoid it getting worse. GW2 had to do this. Trion didn't respond fast enough making the first week on the top pop servers a nightmare. The hack and botting issues can be laid at XL Games' feet for sure but it seems Trion is understaffed and drops the ball too making things just a bit worse That said, I still LOVE the game. And I still believe in Trion as a publisher, having been a head-start participant and subscriber of Rift. And thanks for the compliment :-)
Based on heresay, the Asia market behaves a bit differently than us NA and EU heathens. They aren't facing the hack and bot issues. However, the Russian servers are supposedly a cesspool in this regard but who knows.
Obviously, everything in this post is my personal opinion based on what I’ve experienced firsthand and have seen with my own eyes or have read about on the official forums and Reddit. Oh Trion, you were not prepared. I think the interest in the Trion published version of ArcheAge greatly outweighed their expectations. Not even the thousands of players who paid $150 dollars to be in the Alpha gave them a sense of the masses waiting in the wings. The hype train gathered steam very quickly, going from zero to Mock 5 in a flash. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
That sucks!! And I agree with you. I wouldn't pay for a 3rd because some bug has you blocked from using you free 2nd slot. We're not going anywhere so whenever is fine. Except that I'm sure the more time you put into your character where you are the harder it will be to abandon for another server. Yep very happy with the guild I'm in. Two members recently built cutters. I'll be putting up pictures soon.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on ArcheAge - Stop the Madness at Mystic Worlds
I’ve been working on a variety of goals since my last post. First and foremost was to start saving gold again. After obtaining a level 50 plate set via questing, I started the expensive process of building up a cloth set. This is not a trivial effort, as each tier builds on the previous one. This means to have a level 50 crafted armor set, you have to start at T1 for each piece and slowly upgrade/craft the next tier. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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On Saturday our guild, The Immortal Imperial Legion, had its first social event. We gathered up and went sports fishing in ArcheAge. There are two types of fishing that can be done in AA. Basic fishing can be done from any body of water using a fishing pole and bait. You can even set it to auto-cast and just stand there collecting fish. Common uses for basic fishing are XP gain and resources (fish) to use in alchemy recipes. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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ArcheAge is considered a sandbox MMO and with that comes the freedom to come off the PVE questing rails to do other things in the name of character progression, which includes becoming a pirate or scam artist. For the former to be successful there must be gullible players in the form of sheep. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
Absolutely, we are very new player friendly as long as people are polite. TeamSpeak is however, rather important if you're very new. We don't ignore people in guild chat but it's much easier to help and be part of the gang if you're on TS. Put in an application here: http://tiilgames.com/ and then whisper me in game (Alysianah).
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2014 on ArcheAge: Boom 50 at Mystic Worlds
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Boom, my main character is level 50 and I'm among the last to hit 50 in our guild. There are a few stragglers behind me but most people that started playing with us during head-start are already at max level. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
Glad you found it useful. I hope you enjoy ArcheAge as much as I am.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on ArcheAge - Getting Started Guide at Mystic Worlds
Has it really only been 17 days since the crazy head-start land rush and kick off of QueueAge rage? The time has passed in a blink. And yet, here I sit at level 48. Yawza! Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
Point taken and glad you're okay with it. I'm loving AA.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on ArcheAge: Justice System at Mystic Worlds
Has it really only been 17 days since the crazy head-start land rush and kick off of QueueAge rage? The time has passed in a blink. And yet, here I sit at level 48. Yawza! Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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This past weekend I achieved my next in-game goal of owning one of the new Farm Cart vehicles. Whew! It took a concentrated effort to raise the 200 gold needed just to purchase the most expensive of the necessary crafting components, a Thunderstruck log. I ended up emptying my bank of 150G + Workmen’s Compensation potions to meet the asking prices. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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Big WOOT to The Immortal Imperial Legion and all the members who contributed to the huge effort of acquiring and constructing our first shared house - guildhall. The components needed to construct this size house is no simple endeavor. The GH is located in one of my favorite locations in game. A little island between Solzreed and Two Crowns. I'd taken pictures of the island during Alpha with its former inhabitants. Its really lovely at night. We were the first to place a house design here and complete the construction. Unfortunately, our effort to secure the rest of the island for our guild fell a bit short. We have two other un-constructed properties here but riff-raff have also moved into the neighborhood. They are guilds that are known PKers - gank members of our own faction. I've already had a few of them attempt to gank me on my sailing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
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I’ve been playing ArcheAge now for almost two weeks. In the last couple of days, the outrageous queues have abated for most people. Thus far the solution has been a combination of Trion performing daily server restarts to rout AFK bots, more servers, additional capacity on existing servers, better AFK detection, aggressive assault campaign on bots and gold spam and more restrictive acceptable AFK conditions. As a Patron, my 3 to 4 hour queue has reduced to 20 to 30 minutes if I log in before primetime NA. Primetime has gone from 5 to 6 hours, down to 1 to 2 hours for Patrons. I sometimes feel as though I’m scurrying all over the place trying to achieve my AA goals while also having fun. My game play experience is precisely what I expected it to be minus the queue drama. And I have no regrets about having purchased the Archeum Founders pack to gain access to alpha and I will be subscribing once the paid subscription time bundled in that package has expired. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
Thanks Chris! If you're on Kyrios please message me and I will invite you to our Teamspeak to see how you like our group. This has to abate in the next couple of weeks. Not what people who can't play want to hear but I just can't imagine it going on this way much longer. Hope you can get some play time in over the weekend. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on ArcheAge - My Journey so Far at Mystic Worlds
Wow, that sucks!! You're not alone. Several of our usual evening players are MIA because they can't get past the queue after work. Others are going install remote PC software so they can get in the queue from work and hopefully be logged in by the time they get home. It's a sad state of affairs when players have to go to such extremes. I'm lucky in that I work from home. I get into the queue mid morning then do farming on breaks and at lunch to keep the character active until I can play after work. I tried getting in a little play-time this morning having woken up unusually early. When I went to log in at 6:15 AM there was a 1,200+ queue. WTF OMG!!
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on ArcheAge - My Journey so Far at Mystic Worlds
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Minus the long queue times, most of the irritating launch issues have been resolved. The queue is more stable albeit 1 hour wait at 7:30 AM eastern and upwards of 3 hours starting at 4:40 PM eastern. Being disconnected while in game allows a 5 minute grace period for logging right back in without a wait. A hotfix was applied during live game-play last night to correct the issue people were having where all of their characters were missing from the character select page, leaving them no recourse but to restart the game and re-enter the queue. OUCH! True story, happened to me twice. *sigh* Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
While the vast majority of property plots in ArcheAge are gone, there is still an opportunity to trip across open spots for 8x8 farms. Six days after the land rush began in head-start, Sarzan was able to find a few open spots in northern Two Crowns. WOOT!! Don’t give up on finding 8x8 farm spots. MANY PEOPLE awkwardly placed 16x16 house designs to hold a location until they’d completed their 16x16 farm quest. As those are swapped out gaps may emerge. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
Yes, they certainly are. It's funny reading the trials too. They're often very indignant about the whole thing. LOL
The past few days I've seen a string of players on trail baffled as to what they've done. It's happened so much recently that it became a topic of discussion in guild voice chat. Our opinions ranged from people are lying to avoid guilty convictions or they're plain stupid. Their rap sheet is right there stating all of their crimes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Mystic Worlds
PSA for New Players With an influx of players coming into ArcheAge who may have little to no experience with the game, I thought I’d do a post for some of the more common questions I see asked in Faction chat. I’ll try to be as concise as possible since it’s a long list. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Mystic Worlds