If you didn’t know ArcheAge allowed it’s players who bought ‘packs’ to have a 4 day head start of the game before the general population. Basically a land grab set up for the people who paid ‘X’ amount of money for the game. Pre-launch members of the community had a few days without a game to play so let the forum posts and trolling began!! Two different websites were set up to help guild leaders pick what server to go and get a ‘lay of the land’ before the game went live. Many guilds participated in posting and updating what server they were going to, even what faction they were going to. As the guilds planned and plotted the players were requesting off and stocking up at home all in preparation for launch… So much hype ready to bubble over and explode, it was going to be glorious!
However, at launch there were so many issues many players gave up even playing. First Glyph wouldn’t allow connections driving everyone to look to the streamers on twitch, making sure it wasn’t just their accounts or computers. ArcheAge responded to the issue on Twitter @ArcheAge
But the ‘congestion’ did not clear…. Not at all. Players had to wait 2 hour or 5 hours to even log in! If you got kicked for game you were back to the end of the line, time to wait again.. Characters were getting deleted for no apparent reason. 24 hour bans were being slapped onto people like a fat kid eating cake.
There were crazy line to get in but they were not in compared to the line to even do a quest..
We’ll have to wait and see what Trion comes up with.. For now people are continuing the grind to get to end game or curled up in a ball crying over fail plans.