ArcheAge Headstart Plagued By DDoS, Queues, And Land Grabs

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor September 15, 2014
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ArcheAge hasn't officially launched in the West yet, but it's still off to a rocky start.

There are the usual "launch-day" issues faced by any MMO -- bugs, long queues, etc. -- but a couple, more infrequent problems plagued ArcheAge during its headstart, which began on the 12th and runs until the 16th.

First and foremost, the servers were hit with a DDoS attack on Saturday the 13th, that persisted for several hours, as acknowledged by the official ArcheAge twitter:

Another issue was the "housing rush" that saw the initial surge of players quickly leveling up their characters to the point where they could score a house and farm and taking up (theoretically) the best claims in the open world. There's probably still space available in later areas, but it should serve as an example of why housing instances are almost always instanced -- all the "best" land is taken, and the game hasn't even launched yet.

That will happen at the end of the headstart, on Sept. 16 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Will you be trying the game? Or are you already in?

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (20)

Shirazi 7 years ago
The amount of limitation they placed into the game for F2P users is bit overboard. Their excuse for many of the limitations is to avoid gold farmers. I was laughing hard. Gold farmers always find way, but punishing F2P users for it is inexcusable. My friends also have said that they won't play Archage due to various limitations. Even those who are willing to pay subscription based are not confident that Archage is taking the right path.

At least 20 people have crossed out Archage from their list in my community... that alone gave a strong message.

Richard 7 years ago
archeage limits you way too much. it will fail because it limit f2p players too much. they shouldn't limit at all. and it calls it self a f2p mmo? what a lie.

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Jellopy 7 years ago
Gotta love the conviction of these fail basement dwellers - New game launching, no lifes, UNITE. DDOS attack go. How pathetic does your existence have to get before this becomes a sound decision?

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uteliukas 7 years ago
Once, I was excited... but now I see.... the only MMORPG, which will never fall, the father of everything, World of Warcraft, fianl decision, Im gonna stick with it, forever. Need expand otw, let the numbers grow, ONCE AGAIN!!!

Quel' Delar!

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Curst 7 years ago
These "land grabs" are not going to be an issue for long. Things are going to change as soon as people realize that they need a recurring subscription to keep their houses and that it's not worth it.

Fornicaras 7 years ago
Meh,just over hyped mmo that will fail pretty soon.

Powerslave 7 years ago
Dumb asses payed up to 150 bucks to get early access to a crap game. All I can say it SUCKERS!!!

Neokiva 7 years ago
No I will not be playing archage not until it comes to Linux

Mr Heartless 7 years ago
The game is crap anyways, as soon as people have some time with it they will see its literally all been done before but now its in an ugly pay 2 win shell.

Richard 7 years ago
I'll play archeage once they stop limiting f2p players by alot or fully.

MacguffinsTV 7 years ago
I don't see a problem with the "housing rush". There is plenty of land left on Ollo, it may not have a view, but do you really need a view in a video game? As long as you have enough space to put your house and farms down you will be okay.

I think those Early Access servers are pretty much full already, so they won't see a big influx in players once release comes around.

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