ArcheAge Teases "Secret Project," Mocks Past P2W Reviews
"Our game isn't pay-to-win!" shouts every free-to-play dev from the rooftops whenever you give them the chance. Unless, that is, they're making a new version of the game, in which case, yeah, that old one was totally pay-to-win, but not the new and improved one, we swear.
Attention! Unidentified secret project discovered!https://t.co/lhRF5vPQvB@MMORPGcom @GratisMMORPGde @MeinMMO @GIBiz @buffedde @JVCom @natgamesde @MassivelyOP @mmobomb @COMPUTERBILD @OnRPG #gaming #mmorpg pic.twitter.com/AXC7clURzB
— ArcheAge (@ArcheAge) August 13, 2019
Follow that link through and you come to comingsoon.trionworlds.com, which has only a countdown timer (currently set to expire at 4:40 p.m. Pacific on Monday, Aug. 19) and a rotating set of quotes from gamers. The quotes are a 50/50 split of positive things about ArcheAge -- "sea battles are intense," "solid RPG with good combat and good story" -- and significantly less-than-positive things, many focusing on long-standing issues with the MMORPG:
The reviews are all phrased as "Players used to say," which lead one to think that what's in the works will make it so that players no longer say such negative things.
Whatever it is -- ArcheAge 2.0, perhaps? -- it's clearly meant to address these issues, which have plagued the game and its reputation for years, even as the Trion Worlds team made efforts to mitigate them, a focus of many of our prior interviews. We'll find out just what's in store Monday and whether it will meet the new website's implied promise.
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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.
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