ArcheAge is a hybrid sandbox MMORPG developed by XLGames. In ArcheAge players can forge their own path filled with non instanced farming, building, crafting, open sea adventures, PvP and more. ArcheAge features no classes, instead players may freely combine several skillsets to create one of 120 class combinations.

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Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. Lol well PSO2 wasn’t available yet in the west but there is an English version out in SEA, but let’s see how that turns out 1st and see if it is P2W or not. It’s going for full release at 29th of May and skipping Open Beta somehow.

  2. don’t like p2p “free games” simple solution: BUY a game, to play free foreve, like GW2 for example. ANY “f2p” game will be PAY TO WIN, otherwise the company would get broke.

    • PSO2?
      Not Bankrupt, running over 1 year, NOT P2W cause they finance primarily the same way other Non-P2W Gems (DOTA2, TF2) do: Appearance.
      If your game is good, simply sell shinies to the cash players (lol@P2W bomb in Path of Exile @ 1st April). And in terms of appearance: In the end every player in PSO2 can run around with the stuff due to auction house, but still enough guys buy virtual clothing to support the game development well into a time when AAA games like CoD would be abandoned by their devs.
      My 2ct.
      P.S.: I dont give a crap they dont release in the west, wouldnt migrate anyways and like playing anyways.

  3. For me tab target games are still the best. Even if “action” combat is fun for a while its no real action for me. They should make a mmorpg with a fighting system like Devil May Cry, that I would call “action”.

    • its called C9 and it exists already. It is good in terms of action and fighting system, but not good in terms of MMO and RPG.

          • Have to agree vindictus is definitely the smoothest feeling action mmo i played. C9 has some interesting skills and stuff but when i am playing it feels clunky. Hard to explain, kinda like tera and guild wars 2, they look really smooth but it never felt right when actually playing it. Maybe if they flesh out the controller support to be more functional for me i will enjoy action mmos more but for now have to agree i feel more at home with tab targeting than the current action offerings. Still not too impressed with this based on the payment models and the lack of option for any non open world pvp server. Not to mention they can’t call it a sandbox when they give you full on quest lines and stuff. Developers seem as confused by this as most young gamers. Ultima Online was sandbox, you get dropped into the world and have the tools and resources around you but are given no direction. You figure out how to survive and whatever else you intend to do on your own,no predefined paths to progress on, no quests with huge rewards to make it easy on the casual gamers. This dev realized half the tools out there screaming they want a quality sandbox without even knowing what it means in gaming terms and are selling them this mess and telling them it’s a sandbox. Not to mention the sheer amount of greed going on with them. Early access prices ranging from 60-200+ bucks for access packages,then they are selling a premium package and hammering price tags on just about every fun element to the game and not including the bulk of that in the premium services. Most glorious looking cash grab in history but still just a cash grab if one existed. This won’t last long unless they have a backup plan.

    • At the end of the day all style of combat becomes repetitive. It doesn’t bother me one way or another if a game is tab-target or “action” as long as I find the game enjoyable to play. Why I think people shouldn’t dismiss games just because its tab-target or not or how a game looks or rather or not its client or browser.

    • Totaly not becouse of content cuts, fail cashshop and weak security ?
      Game is rly solid. Not some kind of superb and best all around but it’s fun to play.

  4. cant wait to play this game it looks awesome gameplay wise i am pretty sure theres gonna be “oh wow its tab target?i am out” kinda comments but it shouldnt matter a game inst JUST its combat

  5. I’m really excited that the idea of “Sandbox” MMOs are becoming a thing. I really hope that they’re successful and I’m really looking forward to ArcheAge! Thanks for a good first look…..aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand MOUNTED

    • Unfortunately Archeage is not as sandboxy as it may appear. It is pretty far from true sandbox games like Saga of Ryzom, Face of Mankind, Salem or Perpetuum. Even more so for free players.

    • Everquest Next is a sandbox mmo, this pile is nothing but your cookie cutter wow clone.

      In a true sandbox you have no quest line, preferably no levels, and no omg end game super boss gear.

      Star Wars Galaxies, before the NGE, was the last true sandbox mmorpg.

      Archeage on the other hand lets you put a house done………in very sparing housing zones.

      Is full pvp after level 25 or so, and higher levels just love to come gank you over…and over…and over.

      Wait, did you actually want a house? Be ready to pony up with insane cash or just go to an island for your daily mission.

      Did I mention open pvp? You cant even think about getting onto that island for the quest because you will get ganked by whichever of the 3 biggest guilds are farming it at the time.

      See the video about the kraken? Good luck even getting close before you get sunk by whicever of the 3 biggest guilds are farming at the time.

      Want to do the end game open world boss?
      Guilds…farming…you got it by now.

      The entire game is about the strong picking on the weak, and is about as far from ROLE PLAYING and sandbox as possible.

      I was in all the K Betas hoping it would get better but it never did.

      • Have you even played it…? Because that is definitely not what I am seeing. Don’t bag on a game that claims sandbox and say it’s not sandbox simply because of the guilds and PvP.

        And the housing zones? I’ve seen houses in the middle of no where, and only the guild towns/castles have limited area.

        In my opinion (and I’ve been playing it), yes the money system needs improvement (but quests and loot brings a decent amount), yes there are quests (in order to teach new players and give everyone a sense of direction), and Cookie Cutter WoW clone… I have to admit, you are stretching the truth quiiiiiiiite a bit there.

        I, for one, can’t see that at all. For one, NO CLASSES. There are just a bunch of “skill sets” that combine to make a “class” if you can call it that. I believe that in WoW… there’s classes.

        And that PvP you were ranting about, you can refuse duel invites and avoid open PvP areas. I don’t think bagging on a game that is still in its ALPHA STAGE is very fair at all to the people who are looking for a new game to try out.


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