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ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:10:57 PM »
For those of you looking to join us as F2P players during OBT (which I HIGHLY encourage you to do!!!!) & moving forward to launch, here are a few bits of info on what being F2P truly entails:

- you can level up to cap (50 atm)
- you can level any skill trees & professions as you choose
- limit of 2 characters at OBT/launch with the option to purchase 4 more slots for a total of 4 max/server, 6 max/account
- same number of inventory/bank slots with the option to expand using scrolls from cash shop/AH
- can buy from the AH, but in order to post to the AH must spend $5.
- labor pool cap of 2000
- labor regen of 5 labor/5 min online, 0 labor/5 min offline
- you can own any vehicle you wish, including all gliders, all boats, etc
- you cannot own any house/farm/aquafarm property nor can you pay taxes using tax certificates
- you can be a member of anyone's family, including patrons, to allow you access to their properties for farming
- you can be a pirate!
- you can create/turn-in tradepacks for gilda/mats/gold
- you can quest as much as you like
- you can use public farms/treefarms


Anything marked with [SPECULATION] I am positively unsure about, tho as has been the case everything is subject to change.  If anyone has updated information, PLEASE post here so I can update accordingly.  Also, if you truly want to get all the benefits while not spending a dime on a subscription & remaining F2P there is always:

APEX

For those of you who play/played Rift, APEX is pretty much the same as REX.  APEX is a currency exchange item that can be bought with real money and sold/traded in-game via any method including the Auction House.   So using RIFT as an example:

1 REX = $10 cash to purchase = 1250 in-game store credits + 2500 loyalty
1 REX typically sold for 900-1000 platinum apiece in-game (AH or tradechat spam)

So essentially, a F2P player in RIFT, if they had earned & spent enough in-game platinum to purchase 1 REX, could use those credits to buy 1 month of Patron status, and they never spent a real-life dime, hence 'F2P.'   Now the question is how much of this cost will be mirrored in ArcheAge with APEX, but Trion essentially hinted this would be the case (except replace REX with APEX).  I don't know yet what the credit value of 1 APEX will be at this time nor the cost of APEX itself, but the idea is the same in that you can use in-game gold to purchase enough APEX to pay for your monthly subscription without spending a real-life dime.

If you have questions comments, please post! =)
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 10:07:14 PM by Isakura »



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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 09:36:53 PM »
- [SPECULATION] limit of 2 characters at OBT/launch with the option to purchase 4 more slots

Doesn't this apply to everyone? But max per server is 4, account max is 6.
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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 09:47:58 PM »
- [SPECULATION] limit of 2 characters at OBT/launch with the option to purchase 4 more slots

Doesn't this apply to everyone? But max per server is 4, account max is 6.

I think it does but I haven't been able to find any information to confirm that it applies to both F2P and Patrons.   I'll have the answer when OBT opens, since that's supposed to be the release client.



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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 09:59:42 PM »
F2P in beta could make 2 with the 4 max per server 6 max per account
Could not sell anything through the AH without minimum purchase($5)
Could not own land but if given guild rights/family rights could farm on other peoples land


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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 10:06:55 PM »
Updated, thank you Cessation!



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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 01:21:05 PM »
The way I see F2P is, it's a way for people to play the game like a "free trial". It's a very well thought out system.

If you F2P, and you like it, you really need to sub to be competitive.

Leveling to 50 is such a tiny part of the game, moreso than any other game out there now.

I see F2Pers all banding together into huge pirate zergs on galleons and pearls owned by a subbed player "captain".

It will make for some awesome PVP, being outnumbered 5 to 1 by undergeared pirates and still having as chance to wipe them all out.  :evil:

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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 09:16:47 AM »
- [SPECULATION] limit of 2 characters at OBT/launch with the option to purchase 4 more slots

Doesn't this apply to everyone? But max per server is 4, account max is 6.

I think it does but I haven't been able to find any information to confirm that it applies to both F2P and Patrons.   I'll have the answer when OBT opens, since that's supposed to be the release client.

The 4/server, 6/account max was true of Patrons in Alpha, without needing to buy up from the 2 character max that F2P has.

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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 02:26:26 PM »
APEX

For those of you who play/played Rift, APEX is pretty much the same as REX.  APEX is a currency exchange item that can be bought with real money and sold/traded in-game via any method including the Auction House.   So using RIFT as an example:

1 REX = $10 cash to purchase = 1250 in-game store credits + 2500 loyalty
1 REX typically sold for 900-1000 platinum apiece in-game (AH or tradechat spam)

So essentially, a F2P player in RIFT, if they had earned & spent enough in-game platinum to purchase 1 REX, could use those credits to buy 1 month of Patron status, and they never spent a real-life dime, hence 'F2P.'   Now the question is how much of this cost will be mirrored in ArcheAge with APEX, but Trion essentially hinted this would be the case (except replace REX with APEX).  I don't know yet what the credit value of 1 APEX will be at this time nor the cost of APEX itself, but the idea is the same in that you can use in-game gold to purchase enough APEX to pay for your monthly subscription without spending a real-life dime.


Above is what I am counting on in order to fund my subscription to Archeage.
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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 02:31:06 PM »
Thanks Isakura for this, I am thinking about playing for a bit.



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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2014, 02:33:00 PM »
Thanks Isakura for this, I am thinking about playing for a bit.

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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 07:21:41 AM »
Thanks for the info - I downloaded this and will give it a try, once I can get bloody logitech setpoint to work with it.

Will have some good playtime for the month of November while I'm away for work to give it a proper chance.
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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2014, 02:54:28 PM »
APEX is hovering around 45g.

I read that leveling 1-50 (via quest) should net you about 300g.

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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2014, 04:49:56 PM »
APEX is hovering around 45g.

I read that leveling 1-50 (via quest) should net you about 300g.

So 1 APEX=1 month Patron?

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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2014, 04:52:35 PM »
APEX is hovering around 45g.

I read that leveling 1-50 (via quest) should net you about 300g.

So 1 APEX=1 month Patron?

2 APEX = 1 month of Patron status.

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Re: ArcheAge F2P - What Does It Entail?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2014, 09:05:05 PM »
APEX is hovering around 45g.

I read that leveling 1-50 (via quest) should net you about 300g.

So 1 APEX=1 month Patron?

2 APEX = 1 month of Patron status.

Thank you! I swear I looked this over twice and still couldn't figure it out!  :-[