This might be the most interesting forum thread I’ve read through in quite some time. Why? Well it starts off as what most people would view as a troll attempt.

ArcheAge forums user “ArchegeDown” claims to have discovered a flaw in the system that allows them to crash any ArcheAge server at will. ArchegeDown then explains that they are using a fake email address and numerous other identity protection techniques to avoid repercussions from Trion Worlds, but leaves an address to be contacted by Trion to learn more about this flaw.

Sounds like troll bait, right?

That’s exactly how most forum posters took it as well…until ArcehgeDown proved it. Skeptical users started shouting out sever names and time frames for them to be brought down as “proof” and it appears that ArchegeDown was the real deal bringing down Namia, Olla, and Ezi. When Ezi went down, the tone of the entire forum thread changed. Once most users accepted ArchegeDown’s claim, He (or she) refused to bring any more servers down as they seemed to be genuine in their intent to just communicate the flaw to Trion before others learned how to crash the server at will.

The thread has since been locked by Trion who states that they have reached out to the player. Acknowledging that they are contacting the player would indicate that the claim is probably legit in my book.

This has to be a seriously bad blow to take for a game that has already had (and continues to have) hacking, land grabbing bots, and other major issues.

Tell me what you think below!

Source: Massively, ArcheAge Forums

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. GMALONZO on November 20, 2014

    This game sucked more ass than the politicians supporting SOPA.

  2. er0s13 on November 13, 2014

    I had to laugh when I read this post. Total slap in Trion’s face.

  3. er0s13 on November 13, 2014

    I had to laugh when I read this. This is a total slap in Trion’s face.

  4. james on November 11, 2014

    This has been patched in RU JP and korea and china v of the game XL games knew about it so why did they not give trions world the fix already ! Yeah so it’s xl Games fault! not trions world.

  5. Klein on November 11, 2014

    am i the only one who enjoys Archeage alot ? i have alot of fun o.o

  6. Todoran on November 11, 2014

    they shood make expansions for RIFT amd stop doing idiotic games like this that look good only in trilers videos and pictures…. the actual game is shit compared whit RIFT shut it dow focus on your only gem TRONI thats your RIFT.

    • Evans on November 13, 2014

      Someday, I’ll go to school to learn how to read and spell.

  7. Leon on November 11, 2014

    That is what you get for rushing your server configuration. Trion should consider giving that person a job. He has done a good job in white hat hacking. Makes you wonder though, how many people could do this before?

  8. Jordan on November 10, 2014

    Trion deleted his forum post to cover up the flaw in their game

  9. Dilan on November 10, 2014

    ArcheAge is probably going to be recorded as one of the biggest gaming flops of 2014. The incompetence is just mind-blowing.

  10. Apoth on November 10, 2014

    he’s right though, contacting support would only get him a macro response.

  11. Adrian87 on November 10, 2014

    His intentions didn’t seem bad.
    He did make a show out of it, but at least this way he made sure they listened.
    Da-bomb for ArchegeDown.

    • Echoless on November 10, 2014

      If he used a ticket they probably would answer in like 7 days or something and then send a shitty response. His way got him attention which is probably nice + instant response lol.

      • Player 1 on November 10, 2014

        Agreed, i used a ticket a month ago and still no response wtf, so ppl ar forced to find another way to get attenton, me, i just uninstalled that crap

  12. buggy on November 10, 2014

    The game is going down down down.:) Its gonna sink to bottom ocean like Titanic did:D

    • CByl on November 10, 2014

      I have to agree. This game turned out terribly. Only going to go down further from here I expect.

      • Miki on November 10, 2014

        same like wildstar >.<
        bad management