In ArcheAge Justice, a Little Jury Tampering is Fair Play

In the real world, bribing a jury is a terrible crime. It perverts our system of laws, which are the core of our society.

But in ArcheAge it’s just fun emergent gameplay, Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman said. Hartsmann was talking about players who have done a little jury tampering and juries that have engaged in shenanigans of their own in ArcheAge’s virtual court system, where players are tried for in-game crimes.

“It’s interplayer conflict which is far more interesting than almost anything developers can create,” Trion CEO Scott Hartsman tells PCGamesN. “There’s been times when, since it’s luck of the draw who gets picked for the jury, it will be a jury full of people who are guildmates and friends. You’d think that would always result in someone getting off, about half the time we’re seeing people sticking it to their own friends.”

ArcheAge lets you commit crimes against your own faction. But it also lets other members catch you. You can go to jail for those crimes if convicted, although jail is its own quest with its own rewards and even ways to escape.

“It’s one of the great things about it being an open ended sandbox,” said Hartsman. “It’s something you would never see in a theme park, committing crimes against your own faction.

ArcheAge’s first closed beta event  ”A Brighter Age,” will run from Thursday, July 17 (10:00 AM PDT) to Monday, July 21 (10:00 AM PDT). There will be future beta events, and progress will be carried over between events. The level cap is still 50 and there’s no NDA, so feel free to stream and share all you want.

You can sign up here and hope for an invite, or you can take the guaranteed access route and buy a Founder’s Pack.

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