Wow do these weeks come around quickly and I always seem not to be prepared for this so hmmm. I did stuff… fun stuff. Not busy stuff or outside stuff…. just fun stuff.
I have a confession to make…I, and the people I play with are terrible people. Heinous people who have committed unspeakable virtual horrors just to entertain and amuse each other. And Archeage gives us a world to do that in.
We are a group that while, maybe consumed by certain carebear aspects, ie., me spending hours farming and trading it is still the PvP elements that draw us in and keep us entertained. Many nights so far we have been entirely engaged in PvP, a whole range of activities but still things that involve killing and annoying other people… and within Archeage it’s been amazing. It gives us a lot of space to enjoy killing within, mechanics to abuse and places to control but also a lot of reasons too as well.
There is a huge amount of content within Archeage to do and like I’ve said before a lot of it is, and can be entirely PvE centric. There is a wealth out there to do to, Activities that if you are careful can be completely free from unfriendly intentions. A quick list of stuff goes something like:
- Questing – can all be done in peace modes
- Crafting – far deeper than most mmo’s
- Exploration – for tree farms and pretty sights
- Treasure hunting
- World Bosses
All available to play with if, but not exactly when you please without recourse. Waiting for Peace times is a good idea of course and half their are many spaces that are entirely safe. It’s a huge feature list really.
YAY for more gaming this week and I’m pleased to report that not all of it was spent in Archeage… most of it was just not all of it.
I’ve been making a lot of progress in Archeage over the week and completing some of my first big goals. That march towards level 50 is still ongoing but I’m up to 46 now. I’m not completely wrapped up in levelling or anything and I’m high enough now with enough experience that i can defend myself or at least cc the main threats enough that i can get away. The main things I’m doing and are interested in don’t even really need you to be level 50. For the PvP it certainly happens but our guild group tends to make up enough for that.
I still can’t believe how much I’m still playing ArcheAge. I’m getting on in the afternoon just about daily and even in the morning with my tea for the sole purpose of tending my family spaces. I don’t exactly why it has resonated so well with me when so many recent titles haven’t. By now I’m usually winding out of my release time insanity and searching out new games and experiences but I’m still solely playing AA.
It’s been a busy week all round for me which I’m so not used to at the moment. The last few weeks have been me just lounging around consumed with the ArcheAge release and now, now I actually had to do things. It’s been good though as I kind of need that kick to go out and be busy as otherwise I would happily do nothing.
Its been a rather busy week for me in Archeage, I haven’t really achieved anything massive just yet but am making progress towards most of my goals. My house is getting built (NOW FINISHED), i getting a nice stack of gold for my own farm cart and am slowing doing dailies for guilda to buy pretty things. The most interesting thing was my first appearance in court, on the side of the person getting sentenced and that was amusing to say the least. I actually got a little nervous during it and I think might have been able to state my case without getting the guilty verdict…an 89 minute guilty verdict which is the largest I’ve ever seen. For most it’s 10 maybe 20 minutes, a few higher than that but an hour and a half of prison time is just crazy.
The PvP was a big part of my interest when getting I to archeage but it’s bad to say that I really haven’t been involved too much with it so far. The most I seemed to have had is being ganked (quite a few times) on, near or going to my housing plot down in the Hellswamp by higher level players and that’s not really pvp more… quick travel.
The first week has passed by and I’ve been having a lot of fun so far. Mostly I’ve been doing things completely unrelated to the actual questing but instead, been wrapped up in farming and getting the materials required for my house and large farm. Oh and lots of tree hunting but it seems that most farms don’t come ready in my usual play time, being designed to ripen during NA morning, when I’m sleeping. I have tried some of my own illegal tree farms but it seems I’m not as focused enough so I forget about them and they get taken.
Well, While waiting in the queue for the night I thought I’d share a few more tales from the nights past and just my progress in game so far.
My first major goal is complete now and it feels pretty good. Just last night I was able to finish up the trade quest line and now have my large scarecrow farm that now resides in the Hellswamp. Going from only one complete to the whole quest chain took a bit of effort, I had all of the ingredients ready in the bank and on my character but it’s putting it all together, figure out what to use with which and where and then getting it done.