ArcheAge Expands with Brand-New Player Nation and Castle Upgrade Systems

ArcheAge, Trion Worlds and XLGAMES’ free-to-play fantasy sandbox MMORPG, is giving players more freedom than ever before to build and expand their in-game communities with the game’s latest update, Ascension. Update 2.9: Ascension introduces the all-new Player Nation System, allowing adventurers to create their own player-run nations – effectively establishing their own kingdoms spanning large areas of the game.

Update 2.9 also unveils a castle upgrade system which gives players the opportunity to develop owned territories, and adds new tier 7 Obsidian weapons and armor, new bosses, dungeon updates, and much more. An in-game competition starting today, “Path to Ascension,” will reward the first guilds to declare nations with in-game items.

 

Details of ArcheAge Ascension’s new features can be found below:

 

  • Player Nation System – Players will now be able to create a player-run faction to compete against or ally with the System-run Nuia or Haranya factions. Each faction will feature a hierarchy of leadership, established by the founding player (aka “the Sovereign”), and completed with a council of player faction heroes who bear the burden of defining their nation’s laws and partnerships.

 

  • Auroria Territory Development – The Lords of guilds who own castles on Auroria in Marcala, Heedmar, Nuimari or Calmlands zones will now be able to develop their territories with the sponsorship and effort of citizens who live beside them. Castles will now have a progression system giving them the ability to evolve visually and with deep functionality.

 

  • Obsidian Tier 7 Weapons and Armor – The Obsidian line of Weapons and Armor can now be improved from tier 6 to tier 7. While extremely difficult to obtain, these items possess the highest power level in the game – even higher than crafted Ayanad weapons and armor.

 

  • Mistsong Summit Saga Continues – Taris, a powerful new boss, has been added to Mistsong Summit. Once the dungeon’s three bosses, Aria, Dochul and Sojung have been defeated on hard mode, the portal to Taris’ domain will become active to players.

 

  • Combat Skill Adjustments – All 10 combat classes have gone through balance and evolution changes, resulting in updates to over 40 active and passive skills. Battlerage, Witchcraft and Defense have received a decrease in overall power while Auramancy, Occultism, Archery, Sorcery, Shadowplay, Songcraft and Vitalism have received minor to substantial improvements.

 

To welcome the arrival of ArcheAge’s brand-new Player Nation system, Trion Worlds is hosting the “Path to Ascension” competition starting today, where the first guilds to declare nations will be awarded prizes. For a limited time, players returning to ArcheAge will also receive several packages just for logging in, including 30 day limited items that can be turned into permanent items through the completion of daily quests. Finally, players who create and upload videos based on ArcheAge 2.9 will have a chance to be selected to win exclusive in-game prizes.

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